Putting fun into preschool education

Preschool educators doing a Zumba workout.When 75 Catholic preschool educators congregated at Catholic Kindergarten, a preschool managed by the Marist Brothers, it was to learn about the educational approaches and practices of the kindergarten. It was for them to deepen their professional knowledge.But in learning, there should also be an element of fun. And, the [...]

“How can Jesus love me after everything I’ve done?”

Sister tells the story of Sr Gerard Fernandez’s journey with one of the wives of self-styled medium Adrian Lim as she was on death row. The filmlet features hope and redemption even in the midst of despair and sorrow.Jeanne TaiIn Chai Yee Wei’s short film Sister, there is a scene where death row inmate Catherine [...]

Saint Stephen: Sacrifice and Martyrdom

Apostolic Nuncio celebrates Mass on feast day of St StephenArchbishop Marek Zalewski posing with parishioners of the Church of St Stephen.The martyrdom of Saint Stephen has its parallels with Christmas. Jesus and St Stephen both offered themselves for the mission of saving the world.Archbishop Marek Zalewski, Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore, made this point during the [...]

A tribute to our long-serving priests

Cutting the celebratory cake to honour priests. From left: Fr Francis Lee, Fr Michael Teo, Fr Anthony Ho and Archbishop Emeritus John Ha.At a special dinner commemorating the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, Father Anthony Ho reminded all seminarians present to persevere in their vocation.During the Dec 7 celebration at St Anne’s [...]

Catholics learn about Buddhism at monastery

Participants viewing a statue of Buddha at the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery on Oct 28.By Jared NgEye-opening, humbling and informative. This was how participants described their visit to the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery on Oct 28.Twelve participants visited the monastery, also the largest Buddhist temple in Singapore, located at [...]

Seeing the beauty and love of God in those with special needs

Deaf participants taking part in the Mass for People with Special Needs on Oct 29. Photo: VITA Images“People with special needs invite us to love and give of ourselves; they purify us in our love,” said Archbishop William Goh during a Mass for people with special needs.The Mass, held at the Cathedral of the Good [...]

Chancery Notice – 18 July 2016

Archbishop William Goh DD will be away in Krakow, Poland, from 19 July to 3 August 2016. His Grace will be leading the Singapore Archdiocesan contingent to World Youth Day (WYD) 2016. The delegation leaves tonight. WYD is a time of celebration with the Holy Father. Thousands of young people around the world come together [...]

Students bring Lunar New Year joy to elderly

A group of Primary 2 students from St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School sang their way into the hearts of residents of St Joseph‘s Home on Feb 17, the 10th day of the Lunar New Year. The girls were accompanied by members of the Canossian Alumni Association (CAA) along with a few teachers, including their principal, [...]

Counsellor from M’sian nunciature appointed nuncio to Zimbabwe

KUALA LUMPUR – Msgr Marek Zalewski (right), counsellor of the apostolic nunciature in Malaysia, has been appointed by Pope Francis on March 25 as apostolic nuncio to Zimbabwe.Following this announcement, Archbishop John Ha, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei congratulated Msgr Zalewski on his appointment, on behalf of the Conference.In [...]

All set for SG50 Mass!

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be the guest-of-honour at the archdiocesan’s Joy SG50 Thanksgiving event on July 4.  Mr Lee, who was educated in Catholic High School, will be accompanied by his wife, Madam Ho Ching. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, a former student of St Joseph’s Institution, will also be attending.Besides the [...]