Inspiring, challenging moments of WYD

Reflections from the Office for Young People, which led a group to WYD accompanied by Archbishop Goh and local priests Praying the Divine Office in the field with Archbishop William Goh (right).The Office for Young People (OYP) contingent for World Youth Day (WYD) was the official contingent of the Singapore archdiocese led by OYP chaplains Fr Jude [...]

Jesus Youth recognised as global Church organisation

VATICAN CITY – The Jesus Youth movement, which is present in Singapore, has received a decree of recognition as an international association of the faithful.Jesus Youth is a Catholic lay movement that began in Kerala, India, in the early 1980s and has now spread to 35 countries around the world.The new status, conferred by Bishop Josef Clemens, Secretary [...]

Catholics, Baptists jointly sing carols in HDB estates

CATHOLICS and Baptists blended their voices together to sing carols in the housing board estates on King’s Road.The joint carolling was initiated by the Evangelization Committee of the Church Of St Ignatius headed by Ms Anne-Marie Ang, 45.They met up with the leaders of the neighbouring International Baptist Church (IBC), decided to rope in 25 [...]

Impressive IB diploma results for SJI schools

St Joseph’s Institution International (SJI International) and St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) scored impressive results in the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma programme.The 164 students from SJI International achieved an average score of 37.6 out of a maximum of 45 while the 80 SJI students scored an average of 40.7 points.According to The Straits Times, the average [...]

SJI International aids Filipino community living in dumpsite

St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) International sent a team of nine students and four teachers on a trip to Manila to work with the Philippines Community Fund (PCF) as part of the school’s Service Learning initiatives.The trip, which took place from Oct 18-23, helped the team to learn about a community that lives in very difficult [...]

CHARIS doing its part to help Myanmar, further aid needed

Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives Singapore (CHARIS), the overseas humanitarian arm of the Church in Singapore, has pledged an initial $100,000 in grant aid and disaster relief supplies for those affected by monsoon floods in Myanmar.Working through its partners, Caritas Myanmar and other Catholic relief agencies on the ground, CHARIS is disbursing $30,000 in [...]

St Pat’s chapel rededicated

After two years of renovation work, the 82-year-old St Patrick’s School chapel was rededicated by Archbishop William Goh on March 24.Br Robert Schieler, the Superior General of the La Salle Brothers, attended the ceremony together with more than 170 other people.In his address, the American Brother said the event signified the La Salle Brothers’ continued [...]