Bringing Christmas message to kids

Members of the Singapore Institute of Management Catholic Society brought cheer to children from the Canossaville Children’s Home with an Advent skit on the true spirit of Christmas.The skit, planned with the help of members of Ubi Caritas, the Catholic society in Yale-NUS College, depicted how Christmas was not about presents or decorations but about [...]

When prayers go ‘unanswered’

  Fr Henry Siew delves into the issue and the whole meaning of prayer THERE are many needs in life and we desire to satisfy them all. And when we are confronted with difficulties and problems, we spontaneously turn to God, asking for His assistance, hoping that the problems can be resolved.However, we do not [...]

Auxiliary bishop ordained for Kuching archdiocese

KUCHING, MALAYSIA – “Today as I stand in front of you as a bishop, it is not about me. It is about the Church gathered here,” said newly ordained Auxiliary Bishop Simon Poh Hoon Seng of Kuching, Sarawak. More than 5,000 Catholics from Kuching archdiocese and other parts of Malaysia attended the episcopal ordination ceremony [...]

Interfaith friendship

Bound by their love for the needy, the bond between Sr Theresa Seow and the late Mr Lee Bock Guan lasted 17 years.The passing of Mr Lee Bock Guan on August 29 was felt deeply by Canossian Sr Theresa Seow, who shared a strong bond with the former president of Singapore Buddhist Lodge (SBL).The two [...]

Prayers for victims of the Sabah earthquake

The Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission has issued prayers for possible use for the Day of National Remembrance for victims of the Sabah earthquake: Lord our God, You are always faithful and quick to show mercy,the Sabah earthquake victimswere suddenly [and violently] taken from us.Come swiftly to their aid,have mercy on them,and comfort their family and friendsby [...]

SSVP holds Mass and tea for Friends-in-Need

Nine chartered buses ferried more than 600 aid recipients of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) Church of Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) for a special Mass on April 25.Several SSVP members, or Vincentians, used their own cars to shuttle wheelchair-bound FINs while a mini bus was also deployed to bring St Joseph’s [...]

Archdiocese holds memorial Mass for Lee Kuan Yew

“Intelligent, wise and a visionary.”This was how Archbishop William Goh described the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew at a memorial Mass held for him on March 27.More than 5,000 people packed St Joseph’s Church (Victoria St), spilling out onto the church grounds, to pray for the founding father of Singapore who died on March 23.Other [...]

Letter: That SMS or call can wait till after Mass

I would like to thank the CatholicNews editorial team for running the article, R U Texting in Church, Put the Phone Down! (CN, Nov 16). I am in total agreement with the article, and I believe that publishing this article will give many people food for thought. While this article was written in the US, [...]

Archbishop’s Advent message 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,“Adventus” is the Latin translation of the Greek Word “Parousia” – The Lord is coming. The First Coming of Christ has historically passed and Advent prepares us for the Second Coming of Christ. However, we must first receive Christ in His First Coming at Christmas, if we are to be [...]