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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 [...]

Parishioners learn skills to handle emergencies

Volunteers learn about fire-fighting at Church of Divine Mercy. Photo: CHURCH OF DIVINE MERCYThe Archdiocese’s emergency preparedness received an added boost when volunteers at two parishes stepped up to learn life-saving skills which could be used in emergencies in church and even in their homes.At the Church of Divine Mercy on Nov 17, 32 members [...]

Community is a way of life that is lived, not taught

Father Terence Kesavan, studying Catechetics in the US, says young people need mentors that inspire them to grow and live out their Christian life.If you were to ask me about one of the most important yet lacking aspect of the way our faith is lived out, I would say it is community. A faith has [...]

Deepening faith through the Prayer Experience Retreat

The Catholic Spirituality Centre in Upper Serangoon Road is well known for running the Conversion Experience Retreat (CER). However there are other retreats run at the centre that help build a person’s faith journey or deepen a personal encounter with the Lord. A particular programme is the Prayer Experience Retreat (PER), a three-day, two-night semi-silent [...]

Students dress up as saints, learn about work of Canossian nuns

St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School students dress up as saints to celebrate All Saints’ Day.By Perpetua HoStudents of St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School dressed up as their favourite saints and learnt more about the work of the Canossian Sisters at two separate events recently.About 250 parents, students, Canossian Sisters and staff came together to celebrate [...]

Message for Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Dear Muslim brothers and sisters,In solidarity with you all during this special time of prayer, fasting and good works, where you strive to deepen your relationship with God and neighbour, I wish you God’s abundant blessings. We are most fortunate in Singapore to be able to share in and express our solidarity with one another [...]

Can faith and work coexist?

Young adults gain insights on the topic at a workshopDominican Friar David Garcia speaking to participants at The Spirituality of Work event held on May 27.By Pius Lee and Celeste WeeHow can Catholic Social Teaching (CST) be lived out in the workplace?This is what more that 80 young adults between the ages of 21 and [...]

Parents learn how to talk to their kids about sex

The ‘My Child is Made for More’ programme aims to equip parents in guiding their children on the issueFamily Life Society programme manager Hershey Regaya giving a presentation titled My Body Is Me on Sept 17.How do parents share basic truths about sex and sexuality with their children? This was what a two-day programme conducted [...]

Learning about Ignatian spirituality to prepare for WYD

Fifty-eight people attended a 24-hour retreat as part of their spiritual formation for World Youth Day (WYD) in Poland in July.They were introduced to the Magis – Latin for “more” or “better” programme – which they would be participating in Poland before the official start of WYD.The June 24-25 retreat, organised by the MAGiS WYD [...]