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 [...]

A daily reminder to love in Religious community

“Religious life is a way of life, a life that is free and allows for growth and maturity. It is not easy, but it is worth it,” said Cenacle Sr Francisca Tan.This was her advice to those thinking of joining the Religious life. “People think joining a Religious means giving up so many things, but [...]

‘Give hope to people, be merciful, compassionate’

Archbishop Goh launches the Year of Mercy as he opens the Holy Door at Divine Mercy Church“May the doors of our hearts be wide open to His call and may the doors of all our parishes be open to all who seek the living God,” said Archbishop William Goh as he launched the Jubilee Year [...]

Grateful to God for completion of prayer book

Encouraged by the many letters, emails and sharings by people, Verbum Dei Sr Sandra Seow completed the third and final book of Prayer for Living: The Word of God for Daily Prayer series.“I am grateful to God for calling me to be at the service of His Word. Through writing the reflection book for these [...]

Vatican offers solidarity over flight MH370, Korean ferry tragedies

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican has expressed sorrow over Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which went missing with 239 passengers and flight crew on board, and the recent Korean ferry tragedy. Cardinal Antonio Maria Veglio, president of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, in a letter to Fr Eugene Benedict, [...]

Parishioners bond over fun, games

It was a day of fun, excitement and teamwork as close to 200 parishioners of the Church of St Anthony gathered for the parish’s annual Street Challenge on July 17.Cheers rang through the air as the teams, comprising a total of 80 players aged 13-50, competed in soccer, basketball and captain’s ball.Held on the hard [...]

No such thing as a ‘late vocation’

Two brothers, who were ordained together, share their faith journeys with Lorna O’Hara His parents and grandmother had taught him how to pray in Teochew from a young age, and his “house had more holy pictures than what you would see in a church”, recalled new Jesuit priest, Fr Matthew Tan.He also used to watch [...]

Don’t label prisoners as ‘goners’, says archbishop

“It can be daunting and frustrating at times when those we seek to help fail to listen and respond,” said Archbishop William Goh during the annual Prisons Week Mass held at the Church of St Mary of the Angels on July 5.But “before we label such people [convicts] as ‘goners’,” said the archbishop, “the Gospel [...]

‘The people we helped taught us lessons’

LTC (Dr) Adrian Tan, an orthopaedic surgeon, shares his experience treating Nepal quake victimsLast year, Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) (Dr) Adrian Tan spent a month in Kathmandu, Nepal, discovering its natural wonders,  marvelling at its historic heritage and experiencing the warmth of its people.The parishioner from Church of the Holy Cross returned this year to find [...]