Praying as one body in Christ

Christian unity has certainly come a long way in Singapore. It started from humble beginnings back in 1990 when the first Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service was initiated by the late Jesuit Father John Wood at the Church of St Ignatius. Today, a passionate community of Christian leaders continue to foster ecumenical relations.Along [...]

Church wants more lay people to take up roles done by clergy

Jared NgA slow but gradual shift is taking place in the Church to get more laypeople to step into more responsible roles for the Church. When this happens then it would allow the clergy to focus more on their core responsibilities.What this means is that there must be a mindset change by both laypeople and [...]

Deepavali message 2018

Photo: PIXABAYDear Hindu Friends,Happy and blessed Deepavali! We share your joy at this time of festival – may the light of the Diyas illuminate your hearts and homes, and those of your families, friends and communities in the year ahead!On 15 May 2018, an interfaith conference was held in Rome which brought Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, [...]

Ambassadors of peace visit archbishop

Members of Roses of Peace (from second left, Ms Noor Hanisah Binte Noordin, Mr Wan Muhammad Fazlan Nordin and Mr Mohamed Irshad) presented Archbishop Goh with a ‘Letter of Peace’. Also in the photo are Mr Andre Ahchak, director of communications, Archbishop’s Office (far left); Msgr Philip Heng and Mr Gerald Kong from the Archdiocesan [...]

Connecting with Marriage Encounter teams in other countries

S’porean couple Daniel and Shelley Ee, who are among the Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s global leaders, share their experiences giving presentations in Mexico and Europe.Daniel and Shelley Ee (front row in white tops), together with Fr Nathaniel Gomez (in white beside them), singing at the end of a Mass during the 45th anniversary celebration of WWME [...]

New head of Kuching archdiocese

Archbishop Simon Poh was installed on March 20.KUCHING, MALAYSIA – Kuching archdiocese has a new leader – Archbishop Simon Poh.The former Auxiliary Bishop of Kuching was installed at St Joseph’s Cathedral on March 20 in a ceremony witnessed by thousands, including politicians and representatives of various faiths.Archbishop Poh takes over from Archbishop John Ha, who [...]

Queen of Peace leaders learn to imitate Jesus in ministry

Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace listening to a sharing during the leadership retreat.The best person to model ourselves after as Church leaders is none other than Jesus Himself. This was the message for about 30 leaders of the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace (QoP) at a leadership retreat organised by the [...]

Church’s response to queries on imam incident

Imam Nalla Mohamed Abdul Jameel Abdul Malik was convicted of committing an act prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different religious groups and was fined $4,000.The Roman Catholic Church in Singapore has given the following responses to media queries on the incident:Q: What does the Singapore Catholic Church think of this incident, which has [...]

District Masses, cathedral tours

Mr Jevon Liew, a cathedral volunteer, conducting a tour of the cathedral.“It’s important to understand what hospitality means. It is simply seeing to the one who is in need,” said Fr Peter Tan, from the Church of St Michael.Hospitality is about serving the person who “comes to us knocking at our door”, and even going [...]

OYP poly retreat

Poly students learn about leadership at OYP’s 2nd poly campLeaders of various polytechnics getting to know one another during the retreat held from Sept 23-25.Poly students who attended last year’s first Polytechnic Leaders Formation Weekend returned to help out in this year’s retreat.“The call to serve is something that I always answer with delight and [...]