His Grace at Lunar New Year open house

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Young Legionnaires of Mary were just one of the many church groups, families and individuals who came to pay their respects to His Grace, Archbishop William Goh, on the second day of the Lunar New Year in the grounds of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.

Close to 600 faithful came to share in the joy of the festivities.

Give your child a head start in the Catholic faith

Harvey WeeThere are many scholarly studies that attest to the fact that a child’s personality and development is very much influenced by the home environment. The child’s beliefs, attitudes, emotions, behaviour are formed through his experience and interaction in the home as much as, if not more, than the school environment. Some parents clamour to [...]

Archbishop gives advice for improving catechesis

Archbishop Goh speaking at the celebration marking the start of a new catechetical year.The state of catechesis in Singapore is sobering. There are people who leave the Church after Confirmation and the RCIA process, said Archbishop William Goh.Speaking at the annual celebration marking the start of a new catechetical year on Jan 6, Archbishop Goh [...]

New year, new leadership for Caritas

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Treasuring the value of each religion

Archbishop William Goh with representatives of different faiths at the Archdiocesan Interreligious Christmas celebration. Photo: VITA Images   Jared Ng It is important for all religions to work together to ensure there is continued significance in the various religious festivals and celebrations. This is in light of secularisation which is sweeping across societies, and posing [...]

A carnival to honour and model after saints

SJI Junior student trying his hand at a station game.What better way to honour the saints than to get everyone dressed up as one of the holy people to mark All Saints Day.This was the inspiration behind St Joseph’s Institution Junior’s Super Saints’ Party carnival held on Nov 1 at the school.The game stations at [...]

Church wants more lay people to take up roles done by clergy

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Ambassadors of peace visit archbishop

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Seeing the beauty and love of God in those with special needs

Deaf participants taking part in the Mass for People with Special Needs on Oct 29. Photo: VITA Images“People with special needs invite us to love and give of ourselves; they purify us in our love,” said Archbishop William Goh during a Mass for people with special needs.The Mass, held at the Cathedral of the Good [...]

A new building with a bigger vision …

… says Archbishop Goh at the blessing of the new Novena ChurchArchbishop William Goh deposits a relic of St Alphonsus Liguori beneath the altar during the blessing of the new Novena Church. Photos: MICHAEL LIEWBy Christopher KhooGreat things happen only because people dare to dream dreams. If there are no dreamers, there will be no [...]