Confirmands take part in social awareness project for Boys’ Town

Secondary 3 confirmands of the Church of the Holy Cross at Boys’ Town for Project G.O.D.Saint Louis-Marie De Montfort, the French priest, who founded the religious congregations of the Daughters of Wisdom and the Company of Mary, once said, “Those whom the world rejects must move you the most.” Serving brothers and sisters in need [...]

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The deeper meaning behind the design of Queenstown’s church

Mr Steve Paul Yong explains the church’s unique roof structure to a tour group. If there’s something that will first catch the eye of the casual passers-by in Queenstown, it is often the church with the sharp roofs that looks like a tent.The unique architecture of this church in Queenstown has attracted not only those [...]

Why do some young people fall out with the Church?

Our young people are constantly bombarded by messages contradictory to Christian beliefs and they face challenges everywhere: social media, music, school, friends, family and even within the Church itself.With all these distractions, some find their faith to be “irrelevant”. Others, who Catholic News spoke to, shared some reasons on why they left their youth communities.“I [...]

The Choice Weekend: a journey of self-discovery

Participants praying at the start of the weekend.The Choice Weekend is about helping people live out their authentic selves and acting on the values they’ve learnt from their families, in catechism classes or from the Catholic school they studied in, shared Mr Lawrence De Silva, 45, a member of the newly commissioned Choice leadership team.Choosing [...]

Opus Dei group in Rome for congress, Holy week

The Singaporean Opus Dei group poses for a photo in St Peter’s Square. Attending a special congress in Rome was also an opportunity to celebrate Holy Week with Pope Francis for several young Singaporeans active with the Opus Dei.A group of 18 Singaporean students, led by Opus Dei Fr Joe Lopez, attended the UNIV Congress, [...]

S’poreans reach out to needy young people in Pattaya

Catholics from Singapore interacting with teenagers with disabilities in Pattaya during their mission trip.Some 50 Catholics, mostly from the Church of Christ the King, travelled to Pattaya, Thailand, and visited various Catholic charity institutions there in early December.Redemptorist Fr Simon Pereira and parish priest Fr John Sim led the group, which included parents and their [...]

Kids take part in Bible trivia

Children taking part in the Bible trivia at the Church of St Francis of Assisi.By Wilma MarieA Bible trivia and book display were organised by the Association of Pauline Cooperators (APC) at the Church of St Francis of Assisi feast day celebration on Oct 1.The APC, a lay association, together with the Daughters of St [...]

Canossian educators go on learning trip in Italy

Singapore Canossian educators (seated, front and right) seen here with Italian school children. Fifteen educators from the different Canossian education institutions in Singapore went on a two-week learning journey in Italy as part of the recent launch of the Canossian Education Charter.The charter was launched on May 26 in Singapore and is to be used [...]

Chancery Notice – 10 February 2017

OBITUARYBr Bernard Michael Heaney, CSsR, of the Redemptorists in Singapore, passed away on Feb 8, 2017. He was 89. Br Bernard was born in England on Dec 11, 1927. As a young boy, he was sent to Australia from his home in London to escape World War II in Europe. During his time at his [...]