Canossa Convent bids farewell as an all girls’ school

Boys will join the school from next yearCanossa Convent Brownies marching in with the new school flag.Jared Ng Nov 13 was a historic occasion at Canossa Convent Primary School as it marked its last thanksgiving celebration as an all girls’ school.From next year the school in Sallim Road will be going co-ed after 77 years.Canossa [...]

Visually impaired perform for elderly residents of home

“As I am physically handicapped myself, I know it’s not easy for them to come out and perform. To do so, it takes great courage,” said Mr Law, a resident in St Theresa’s Home.He was among elderly residents who watched 16 visually impaired people from a Catholic music centre perform evergreen numbers on Sept 6. [...]

Pope Records Message For Blind And Visually Impaired

Vatican City, 11 June 2013 (VIS) – This morning the Holy Father sent the following audio message to the Italian Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Unione Italiana Ciechi e Ipovedenti) on the occasion of their summer program for around 75, mostly elderly, persons at their Le Torri Centre in Tirrenia, Italy, specializing in [...]

Visually impaired students bring cheer to home for the elderly

Three visually handicapped persons, who took music lessons from a Catholic music centre, performed for residents of St Theresa’s Home on March 2.Mr James Chong, Ms Amanda Chong (both unrelated) and Madam Chua See Tai performed Amazing Grace and As the Deer.Mr Chong and Ms Chong played the guitar while Madam Chua played the keyboard. [...]

Braille Bible gives insight to visually impaired Jancy Rani, a visually impaired student, always wanted to conduct Bible readings at Mass. Her wish became true recently beyond her wildest dreams.On Jan. 9, the tenth grader used a Braille Bible to give the second reading at a Mass concelebrated by 120 Latin rite bishops in Chennai, southern India.The Mass was part of [...]

Catholic Deaf Community members celebrate using sign language

SINGAPORE – As the song "Still" by Hillsong was played to the congregation, everyone was singing along except members of the performing group – they used sign language instead. The performers were members of the Singapore Catholic Deaf Community (SCDC) who were commemorating International Day for the Deaf at Church of the Immaculate Heart of [...]