Jason Evert to speak hereJason and Crystalina Evert. Photo: chastityproject.comRenown US Catholic champion of chastity Jason Evert is coming to Singapore next January to give a series of talks to various target audiences. The much-sought after speaker, who together with his wife, Crystalina, has spoken about the virtue of chastity in many countries to more [...]

Serving the poor with simple acts of great love

A look at the Missionaries of Charity’s work in S’pore A Missionaries of Charity Sister feeding a resident in the Gift of Love Home in Boon Lay. The Missionaries of Charity (MC) are “happy and humbled” by the recent canonisation of Mother Teresa, said Sr Mary Carmel, the local superior. “We want to imitate her [...]


Preserving the Catholic FamilyOver 150 people turned up for this year’s Catholic Family Dialogue on 23 July at Catholic Junior College. Organised by the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family (ACF), the event sought to explore the relevance of the Catholic Family in today’s challenging world. It was due to the apparent decline of the practice [...]

Priest From Muslim Family

FATHER ROBERTUS SARWISESO, an Indonesian priest from the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CICM), will begin his assignment at the Church of Christ the King in Ang Mo Kio February 18, 2005. He was sent to Singapore last November by his superiors to minister to the Indonesian-speaking migrant community but has been reassigned to a [...]

Canossian alumni race for funds

Instead of a themed dinner or dance party, this year’s Canossian’s Connect, an annual event of the Canossian Alumni Association, took place outdoors in a form of a race.The Canossian Heritage Race for Funds was held on July 9 and the flag off was at the parochial house of St Joseph’s Church, Victoria Street.The event [...]

Canossian nun marks 100th birthday

It was a joyous occasion on May 27 as Canossian Sr Vittorina Lamperti celebrated her 100th birthday at St Joseph’s Home.Forty-four Canossian nuns from Singapore and Malaysia, three priests, residents and staff of the home, volunteers and friends attended the event.Among them were seven of the Italian nun’s “boys” whom she loved and cared for [...]

St Joseph’s Home a step closer to completion

A significant milestone in the redevelopment of St Joseph’s Home was reached during a “topping out” ceremony on May 31.Board members, staff and construction workers gathered in high spirits for the event held at 921 Jurong Road.The ceremony saw Canossian Sr Geraldine Tan, St Joseph’s Home administrator; Mr Thomas Tan, Catholic Welfare Services chairperson; and [...]

6 Months on, Agape Village takes flight

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all of its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. (1 Cor. 12:12)In 2013, Agape Village was conceived as the Church’s response to the needs of the poor, with the aim to build a community to serve all, especially the poor, the [...]

Kindergarten kids bring Easter joy to the elderly

Cheery, exuberant children stole the hearts of St Joseph’s Home residents recently as they sang, danced and gave away special handmade gifts to their appreciative audience.The 70 kids from the Canossian-run Magdalene’s Kindergarten sang hymns and Easter songs, and danced to popular songs from the 1960s to the 1980s at the home located at Mandai [...]

The seminary begins a new chapter

The St Francis Xavier Major Seminary has moved to its temporary premises at the Church of St Teresa, 510 Kampung Bahru. The official move was made on Nov 30, 2015. It was decided after careful considerations on the part of Archbishop William Goh and his team of advisors. The future formation of the seminarians and [...]