Other Pontifical Acts – 5 April 2014

Vatican City, 5 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Fr. Bruno Ateba Edo, S.A.C., as bishop of Maroua-Mokolo (area 14,332, population 2,000,000, Catholics 70,000, priests 66, permanent deacons 10, religious 134), Cameroon. The bishop-elect was born in Zoetele, Cameroon in 1964, gave his perpetual vws in 1994 and was ordained a [...]

The Catechist Holds The Memory Of God And Revives It In Others

Vatican City, 29 September 2013 (VIS) – The catechist is one who guards the memory of God and who knows how to awaken it in others, said Pope Francis in the homily he pronounced during Mass in St. Peter’s Square, in which more than 100,000 people participated, also filling the adjacent Via della Conciliazione. On [...]

St Ignatius parish holds FAQ session to mark Bible Sunday

St Ignatius parishioners who took part in a Bible forum on Bible Sunday said they learnt much from it.“It was an enriching experience,” said Ms Elaine Beh. The forum speakers had “a deep understanding of the Bible and our Catholic faith” and yet were able to respond to the questions “clearly and in a way [...]

Campus outreach group holds ‘Teh-O-logy’ session

Tertiary students discuss campus ministry issues over tea and snacks The dialogue session was called “Teh-O-logy”, and it was what Living Stones Campus Outreach (LSCO) organised to celebrate its 10th anniversary.LSCO said “Teh-O-logy”, a light-hearted reference to the local coffee-shop beverage, was inspired by the American Catholic concept of Theology on Tap, in which young [...]

CHARIS holds disaster relief training session

Participants learning how to set up mobile toilets.The archdiocese’s umbrella body for overseas humanitarian aid, CHARIS, held a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training session recently.The 15 participants who attended included volunteers from CHARIS’ affiliates Acts29, the Catholic Nurses Guild and Project Kyrie, a group that assists the less privileged in Singapore and overseas. [...]

Melaka-Johor diocese holds Rite of Election

JOHOR BAHRU – Two hundred and thirty-four catechumens and candidates from Melaka-Johor diocese packed the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart for the Rite of Election on Feb 26.Most of them had been sent by their parish communities in a special ceremony, and came in the busloads in the mid-day heat.These adult catechumens and candidates from [...]

Serangoon District holds youth conference

The Serangoon District Youth Conference aimed at instilling a deep desire for Jesus among young people.More than 350 youths recently gathered for what has been billed as the first ever Serangoon District Youth Conference.The event, which had the theme Heart of Worship, focused on the Eucharist as the source and summit of worship.It was held [...]

CHARIS holds special Mass for flood victims

A representative from A Call To Share (ACTS) presents Msgr Eugene Vaz with a blanket, one of four types of relief items to be sent to flood victims. Photo: RICHARD KOHMore than 500 people gathered at Novena Church recently for a special Mass to pray for the recovery and well-being of those affected by natural [...]