Celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Archbishop William Goh giving his homily during the Mass celebration at the Carmelite Monastery on July 16.People holding up their scapulars during the investiture of the scapular ceremony. Those invested in the scapular undertake a devotion to Mary and also receive spiritual benefits.

Archbishop Chia honoured at 80th birthday celebration

Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia is joined by Cardinal Anthony Soter Fernandez of Malaysia and Archbishop William Goh as he blows out the candles on his birthday cake.By Jared Ng “I ask the Lord to bless all present today,” said Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia to thunderous applause.He was speaking during his 80th birthday celebration held on [...]

Highlighting the Church’s social mission

Representatives of Caritas and its affiliate organisations take part in a procession during a Mass on Feb 19. Photo: VITA ImagesThe social mission of the Church is the expression of how a Christian should be living out a life of holiness.The holiest people in the Church are “those who are involved in the social mission [...]

Bible course helps people go deeper in faith

A few people took up the challenge to run a special Bible programme at the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace seven years ago. Since then, close to 600 people, including people from other parishes and non-Catholics, have attended it.Many said the programme, called The Bible Timeline (BTL), boosted their faith.“I share Bible readings [...]

Priests are human beings, not ‘mini-gods’

Archbishop talks about the impact of unfair criticism and lack of appreciation in the lives of priestsDuring the annual Chrism Mass, Archbishop William Goh highlighted why priests sometimes lose their passion for their ministry, and what they can do to address this. “When we were newly ordained,” said Archbishop Goh, “we were full of joy [...]

Memorial Mass held in wake of Paris tragedy

“I’m at peace now, sometimes I’m angry and depressed, but this gives me hope. Now I have managed to pray for them and the jihadists as well,” said Ms Beatrice Burguet.The 45-year-old French woman was speaking to CatholicNews after attending a memorial Mass for the victims of the Nov 13 Paris terror attacks.About 200 French [...]

Coming together to reflect on one’s vocation

More than 200 Catholics gathered  on Sept 5 at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Tampines to attend the Holy Hour, where they reflected on their spiritual journey.The Holy Hour was part of a vocational event, held in celebration of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The event was jointly organised by the [...]

CJC kicks off 40th anniversary celebrations with Mass

“It’s great to be back,” said Mr Kenneth Goh, 55, from the Catholic Junior College (CJC) graduating batch of 1978. “I think it’s wonderful that even though we’re studying in different universities, it’s events like these which bring us back together,” said Ms Jessica Vincent, 21, who graduated from CJC in 2011.Mr Goh and Ms [...]

Four new principals of Catholic schools commissioned

It was a special day for the Catholic Church as Archbishop William Goh commissioned four new principals of Catholic schools on Jan 24.To commemorate the occasion, there was a special Mass held in which Archbishop Goh was the main celebrant.Organised by the Archdiocesan Commission for Catholic Schools, the four new school principals commissioned that day [...]