Buddhist monks, lay people visit Divine Mercy Church

Father Damian De Wind explaining the various features of the church to Buddhist monks and lay people.Five monks and three Buddhist lay people from Sri Lanka were given a special tour of the Church of Divine Mercy in Pasir Ris on Oct 29.It was their reward for graduating with First Class Honours from the Buddhist [...]

Assumption Pathway commended for its supportive programmes

School recently celebrated its 10th anniversaryPresident Halimah Yacob painting a part of an Assumption Pathway School student’s art piece during the April 13 celebration.By Jared NgThrough the support of Assumption Pathway School (APS), former student Muhammad Nor Bin Jasmi has become “a confident young man who firmly believes that he can go further in life [...]

Young St Ignatius parishioner meets pope

8-year-old Faith Ng was one of 14 kids chosen to meet the pope over the questions they asked him in a book project. Her mother, Jennifer Tan, shares their amazing experience.  “Dear Pope Francis, why do you need that tall hat?”I had to laugh out loud as I read my daughter’s question to our beloved [...]

Daily Prayer For Priests

By St Therese of LisieuxO Jesus,I pray for your faithful and fervent priests;for your unfaithful and tepid priests;for your priests labouring at home or abroad in distant mission fields.for your tempted priests;for your lonely and desolate priests;For your young priests;for your dying priests;for the souls of your priests in Purgatory.But above all, I recommend to [...]

Youths visit mosque to understand Muslim beliefs

Catholic teenagers, along with their catechists from the Church of the Holy Family, visited a mosque on March 15 to gain a deeper understanding of another religion’s beliefs and customs.Upon arrival at the Masjid Darul Aman at 1 Jalan Eunos, the 60 15-year-olds who are undergoing Level 9 catechism were greeted by their hosts and [...]

Peranakans celebrate New Year in traditional style

SINGAPORE – It was a night of colour and culture as nyonyas in sarong kebaya and babas in baju lokchuan descended on the Church of the Holy Family for the Lunar New Year Eve Peranakan Mass.The atmosphere was decidedly festive as four priests – Fr Damian De Wind, Redemptorist Fr Eugene Lee, Fr Valerian Cheong [...]

Young Christians learn about Catholicism in spirit of unity

An ecumenical gathering for young Christians, hosted by a Catholic parish, was an enjoyable experience for Mr Danny Watt, a 30-year old Anglican.It helped Christians from other Churches “to understand more clearly the Catholic perspective”, he said.Mr Watt was among 25 young people, aged between 17 and 33, who attended an ecumenical gathering on Jan [...]

Regional migrant ministers attend retreat

Penang, Malaysia – Migrant ministers from Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore attended a retreat to learn how to grow in their spirituality, and to use it to administer to their clients. At least 50 ministers attended the Jan 29 – Feb 1 retreat in the Stella Maris Retreat Centre titled, the Mission of Jesus unto Me. [...]

Teaching kids proper behaviour at Mass

Who deserves your respect when you are in Mass? Why do we need to listen in the Mass?These were some of the questions that Dr Margaret Anne Carter, a senior lecturer in Education at James Cook University, Australia, asked catechists during a two-hour workshop held at the Church of St Ignatius.The Jan 4 workshop called [...]