Alumni fund aids needy students

The St Michael’s School (SMS) Alumni Fund Committee includes Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, himself an old boy of the school. The school has been renamed St Joseph’s Institution Junior.By Joyce Gan Twelve years ago at one of their monthly meet-ups, some old boys from the former St Michael’s School decided they wanted to [...]

Sisters serve up ‘Taste of Heaven’

The Daughters of St Paul are releasing a cookbook containing various recipes from the Sisters.Titled Taste of Heaven, the cookbook was scheduled to be launched on Aug 13 at a fundraising dinner, to aid the building fund for a new convent for the Sisters.The book offers recipes of local delights, ranging from Peranakan to Teochew [...]

Infant Jesus nun honoured for healthcare service

Infant Jesus Sr Christiane Chua was awarded the Healthcare Humanity Award (HHA) in recognition of her life-long service and dedication to patient care.She was among 101 healthcare workers who were honoured on May 6 at the Ci Yuan Community Club. Sr Christiane, a clinical pastoral care counsellor at Mount Alvernia Hospital, was selected for the [...]

Strategic planning of resources for archdiocese

A look at the Archdiocesan Strategic Planning of Resources team’s work in realising the local Church’s pastoral visionMany Catholics would have heard of Archbishop William Goh’s archdiocesan pastoral vision and mission of “Building an Evangelical and Missionary Church” during his episcopal ordination. According to Msgr Philip Heng, Vicar General of Administration and Finance, there was [...]

Annual Christmas concert marks SG50, choir’s own 50 years

The Cathedral Choir of the Risen Christ’s Christmas concert this year was extra special in various ways. The concert celebrated Singapore’s 50th anniversary as well the choir’s own half century of existence.In the segment when Singapore representatives and heads of foreign delegations hung ornaments on a Christmas tree to symbolise peace, Dr Lee Suan Yew, [...]

SJI International aids Filipino community living in dumpsite

St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) International sent a team of nine students and four teachers on a trip to Manila to work with the Philippines Community Fund (PCF) as part of the school’s Service Learning initiatives.The trip, which took place from Oct 18-23, helped the team to learn about a community that lives in very difficult [...]

M’sia diocese aids Sichuan

JOHOR BAHRU – The Melaka- Johor diocese has donated funds to aid quake victims in Sichuan, China.Some 200 people died and 13,484 were wounded, while thousands more left homeless when a powerful earthquake of 7.0 magnitude hit China’s Sichuan province in April this year.The April quake occurred just five years after another earthquake rocked the [...]

CHARIS appeals for donations to fund

The Singapore archdiocese’s umbrella body for overseas humanitarian aid has sent money and material assistance to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS) says it has donated $200,000 in emergency relief aid to Caritas Philippines and is in close contact with it to identify critical needs on [...]

Walk raises $30,000 for Novena’s building fund

Heavy morning showers failed to dampen the spirits of enthusiastic participants of Novena Church’s fundraising walk on May 24.Some 300 people took part in the HeartBeat Walk 2013 at the East Coast Park to raise funds for the church’s redevelopment project.Although the morning started out refreshingly cool as participants gathered at the park’s Angsana Green [...]

Philippine bishop rejects Aquino’s gambling-sourced fund

MANILA – A bishop in the northern Philippine city of Baguio has rejected President Benigno Aquino III’s offer of using gambling money for economic development.“I told President Aquino we oppose casino and all forms of gambling,” said Bishop Carlito Cenzon of Baguio in an interview with Church-run Radio Veritas 846.Bishop Cenzon said the president (right) [...]