Encounter, love and live Jesus!

André AhchakDo you remember the first time you were head-over-heels in love with someone When the girl in the lift you see every morning on your way up to the office finally catches your eye and she smiles at you? Or the guy you’ve regularly noticed at the far end of the food court walks [...]

Retreat brings together students from different unis

They could have been out enjoying the Christmas lights and festivities. Instead, 200 young people chose to spend four days in the Combined University Retreat (CUR), to prepare their hearts to receive Christ. The retreat, organised by the Office for Young People (OYP), aimed to help university students have a deep encounter with the Lord, [...]

There is blessing in what I have gone through

Fr Luke Fong speaks about his two-year journey with leukemia in a conversation with Mel Diamse-Lee.   CN: Nothing prepares us enough for the kind of ordeal you went through. What do you think prepared you?FR LUKE: Seeing the reality that so many people suffer from this kind of bad news is enough reason for [...]

R U texting in church? Put the phone down!

Priests and laypeople talk about the distractions of ringing phones and people who text at MassALBANY, New York, USA – Entire families navigate their smartphones while sharing meals at restaurants. Students text in class. Parents take phone calls at their children’s sporting events and plays.It’s no surprise that cellphones affect even the church.It has become [...]

Choir raises funds for Cambodian kindergarten

There can be miracles, when you believe.That was the well-known song from The Prince of Egypt animated feature that a St Ignatius parish choir sang together with children from a Cambodian kindergarten.The smiling kids, however, were not on stage together with the Soli Deo Gloria (SDG) chorale, but were singing their hearts out on a [...]

Two SJI Int’l students receive top marks in Cambridge exam

Two students from St Joseph’s Institution International have received prestigious awards from Cambridge International Examinations to acknowledge their outstanding performance in the November 2013 Cambridge examination series. Cameron Cheng Hsian Ming and Kimberly Cheah Jia Wen received the Cambridge Top in the World awards for Music and Literature (English) respectively. This award recognises the success [...]

An alternative way of living out her calling

At 21 years old, she was taking a secretarial course after her GCE A Level examinations when she felt the call to join the Religious life.Jane Chong went to speak to Canossian Sr Marilyn Lim, and also attended retreats by the Canossian Sisters as the “call was very strong” and she “wanted to find out [...]