Growing in holiness as a community

A panel discussion and a mini-talk show were among the highlights of the New Wine ConferencePanel discussion on the topic No Silo Saints. Panellists (from left) Dr Philip Yap, Mr Nick Jarvis Tan, Ms Jocelyn Loong, Ms Sherlyn Khong and Mr Eric Lam (moderator).Christopher KhooHow can Catholics grow in holiness both individually and as a [...]

Helping church leaders grow in holiness

A session at last year’s New Wine Conference. This year’s conference focuses on the communal nature of holiness. What does it mean to be holy in today’s world?This is the question that the third New Wine Conference, organised by the Office for the New Evangelisation (ONE), wishes to tackle on Sept 15.The annual conference is [...]

‘Id al-Fitr message

Dear Muslim friendsHari Raya Aidil-Fitri! We rejoice with you as you celebrate the end of your holy month of Ramadan with prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Indeed, these are wonderful signs of your desire to be holy through a life of obedience and charity and reverent worship of God, and a great witness to the world [...]

Archbishop Chia issues first Pastoral Letter

Archbishop Chia issues first Pastoral Letter THE tragedy of Sep 11 and the sufferings and tensions in its aftermath have brought to the consciousness of the world the urgent need to build a culture of respectful dialogue and cooperation between all the members of the human family. In the shadow of that tragedy, His Holiness [...]

Prayer for Vocations

Our Loving Father, source of all goodness,we turn to you with trust and confidence, followingyour Son’s instruction to pray for more labourersto bring in the harvest.Bless your Church with families and communitiesof faith and love, and from among them produce menand women dedicated to a life of holiness and service.Guide those you have called to [...]

Celebrating 5th centenary of birth of St Teresa of Avila

SINGAPORE – To commemorate the 500th year of the birth of St Teresa of Avila, the Carmelite Friars and Sisters organised a series of Novena Masses at the Church of Sts Peter and Paul from Oct 5-13, to prepare for the official celebration vigil of the feast day of the saint on Oct 14.The theme [...]

Being Godly People

SFX Bulletin, 17 August 2014: Every human being is made by God.  God unceasingly calls everyone – including non-Christians – into relationship with Him.  This unbreakable bond between the divine and the human opens the Catechism, “The desire for God is written in the human heart, because man is created by God and for God…God [...]

Finding & Being Treasure

SFX Bulletin, 27 July 2014: Many of us are familiar with Jesus’ parables on the treasure hidden in a field and the fine pearl of great value.  Both the treasure and the pearl symbolize the “Kingdom of Heaven” as Jesus tells us (v.44&45).   In both parables, the “someone” and the “merchant” “sells everything he owns” [...]

Holiness is a Process

SFX Bulletin, 20 July 2014:  We live in an “instant” culture.  From instant foods like noodles, coffee, microwavables to technological “instants” like instant messaging and video streaming, we have become a people conditioned to instant gratification.  While there is much good to these instant conveniences, the downside is that we have become an impatient people.    [...]

Archbishop tells priests to lead a prayerful life

Pews of the Church of St Ignatius were packed by 8 pm on June 27, as priests, Religious and lay Catholics gathered together to celebrate the annual World Day of Sanctification of Priests and the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Apostolic nuncio Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli was also at the Mass. During his [...]