Confirmands take part in social awareness project for Boys’ Town

Secondary 3 confirmands of the Church of the Holy Cross at Boys’ Town for Project G.O.D.Saint Louis-Marie De Montfort, the French priest, who founded the religious congregations of the Daughters of Wisdom and the Company of Mary, once said, “Those whom the world rejects must move you the most.” Serving brothers and sisters in need [...]

Show compassion, understanding and love to people

Tears and hugs as mother attends her only child’s ordinationNewly-ordained Diocesan Priest Father Gabriel Wong.Jared NgIn your words, be compassionate. In giving the sacraments, be understanding. Your primary task now is to show the face of God – these were solemn words of Archbishop William Goh to newly-ordained Diocesan Priest Father Gabriel Wong.Standing before the [...]

Serving needy kids in Pattaya

Morning walk for children from day care centre. It was a mission trip to bring love, hope and joy to underprivileged children in Pattaya, Thailand. But for the 46 mostly young Singapore missionaries who went, they received from their beneficiaries as much as they gave.The missionaries, mostly aged 13-18 from the Church of Christ the [...]

Kids learn about the Mass at Bible camp

Kids from the West District holding information cards on a saint at the camp’s Faith Station.Lesley Goonting The Mass came alive for 120 children during the fifth annual West District Kids Bible Camp held recently.During the Nov 27-Dec 1 camp, held at the Church of St Ignatius, they learnt more about the Eucharistic celebration through [...]

S’pore to host deaf conference in 2020

Participants of the 2nd Asian Deaf Catholic Conference in the Philippines.Singapore will host the 3rd Asian Deaf Catholic Conference (ADCC) in May 2020.The Singapore community hopes to inspire many deaf Catholics in Asia to “grow their Catholic faith despite challenges”, said Mr Nathanael Thomas Oswald, President of the Singapore Catholic Deaf Community (SCDC). They expect [...]

Serving people who are living with HIV/AIDS

Bernard Sim, a volunteer with the Catholic AIDS Response Effort, shares his experiencesMr Sim doing some nutrition training for CARE residents.One Sunday after attending 11 am Mass, while on the way to lunch, a call came through asking me to transport some heavy items.I did not want to reject Peter’s request as he has been [...]

Kids learn value of life at camp

Children exercising their art skills at the Craft station during the West District Kids’ Bible Camp. Photos: Jerome HoFive-year-old Luke Peh and his sister Serene listened to the story of St Dominic Savio and learnt that children like them were not too young to try to be saints. Elsewhere, their sister Gracie put the finishing touch [...]

Using apps, arts for religious education

Digital apps, drama, music and the visual arts can all be used to make religious education lessons more engaging.This was what some 90 Catholic educators learnt during a workshop for Catholic educators held on Aug 15 at Catholic Junior College.The event, which is part of the Religious Education Access Programme (REAP), was organised by the [...]

Parishioners bond over fun, games

It was a day of fun, excitement and teamwork as close to 200 parishioners of the Church of St Anthony gathered for the parish’s annual Street Challenge on July 17.Cheers rang through the air as the teams, comprising a total of 80 players aged 13-50, competed in soccer, basketball and captain’s ball.Held on the hard [...]

Participants learn more about the Eucharist at Focolare event

Johor BAHRU – About 150 Catholics from Singapore, Malaysia and at least 10 other countries learnt more about the Eucharist through talks, testimonies, games and group activities. They attended a Mariapolis (City of Mary) gathering, organised by the Focolare Movement at Majodi Centre, Johor, from May 30-June 1.  Mariapolis began in the 1950s, when the [...]