Prayers of unity, repentance at Reformation commemoration

Catholics and Lutherans mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a joint serviceLutheran Bishop Terry Kee and Archbishop William Goh plant a tree together in a sign of unity. Photo: VITA ImagesBy Christopher KhooLutherans and Catholics in Singapore commemorated the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a joint service at Jurong Christian [...]

Past and present NFP instructors gather

Natural Family Planning Service Singapore (NFP) held a reunion with over 80 past and current instructors and their families on Jan 17 at Orchid Country Club.Mass was concelebrated by Sacred Heart Fr Anthony Hutjes and Dominican Fr David Garcia.Sharing their most memorable occasions and anecdotes to huge applause were Dr Victor and Mrs Vivienne Wee, [...]

Eradicate Modern Slavery And Human Trafficking

Vatican City, 17 March 2014 (VIS) – This morning a press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office to present the “Global Freedom Network”, an agreement between the representatives of the great world religions to eradicate modern forms of slavery and human trafficking, in collaboration with the Walk Free Foundation. The speakers at [...]

Vietnam – Holy See Joint Working Group To Meet In Vatican

Vatican City, 11 June 2013 (VIS) – Today, Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., issued the following declaration: “As agreed at its third meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, in February 2012, the Vietnam - Holy See Joint Working Group will hold its fourth meeting in the Vatican on 13-14 June. The meeting will [...]

Schools team up to offer joint IP programme

Two of Singapore’s premier Catholic schools are working with Singapore Chinese Girls’ School to offer a joint Integrated Programme (IP) next year.CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School and Catholic High School, both Special Assistance Plan (SAP) schools nurturing students who are proficient in English and Chinese, are working towards a broader learning experience, says St Nicholas [...]

S’pore, M’sian Catholics make joint pilgrimage

Parishioners of the churches of St Ignatius (Singapore) and St Francis Xavier (Petaling Jaya) preparing to attend Mass within the ruins of St Paul’s Church in Malacca.SINGAPORE – Parishioners from two Jesuit-founded churches in Malaysia and Singapore made a joint pilgrimage to Malacca recently to mark their churches’ 50th anniversaryParishioners of the churches of St [...]

Joint project to operate centre for handicapped

Handicapped people learning life skills at the Centre for the Physically Challenged.Caritas Singapore’s latest members – Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (ABLE) and Infant Jesus Homes and Children’s Centres (IJHCC)Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (ABLE) has partnered Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA) to jointly operate the Centre for the Physically Challenged.The Centre is ABLE’s first project, [...]

Joint community Advent concert reflects universality of Church

Choirs from the different foreign communities join in one voice to give praise to the Lord, in English. Photo by Darren BoonSINGAPORE – In an event reflecting the Church’s universal nature, several local and foreign Catholic communities jointly performed an Advent concert on Dec 13.The concert at Marymount Chapel marked the first such collaboration. The [...]