St Joseph’s Church Victoria St to close for restoration works

Project includes fixing wall cracks and uneven floor surfacesMsgr Philip Heng, St Joseph’s Church rector, points to the 105-year-old church building now stripped of its layers of paint.By Jared NgSt Joseph’s Church (Victoria Street) will be closed for a year and possibly longer, starting from Aug 1, as it undergoes repainting, repairs and restoration works. [...]

Mass “In Cena Domini” At The Don Gnocchi Centre

Vatican City, April 2014 (VIS) – At 5 p.m. the Holy Father left the Vatican for the St. Mary of Providence Centre of the Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation, where at 5.30 p.m. he celebrated Holy Mass “in Cena Domini”, with which the Easter Triduum begins. This Maundy Thursday celebration includes the announcement of the commandment [...]

The Pope Leaves For Rio, His Heart Full Of Joy

Vatican City, 22 July 2013 (VIS) – Fiumicino Airport, Rome, 8.53 a.m.: the Alitalia Airbus A330 carrying the Pope departed punctually for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where it is scheduled to land in Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport at 4.00 p.m. local time, 9.00 p.m. Italian time. The Argentine Pope's first apostolic trip has [...]

Motu Proprio: Pope Leaves Expedition Of Conclave Up To Cardinals

Vatican City, 25 February 2013 (VIS) – In an unofficial translation of the Apostolic Letter in the form of a Motu Proprio by Holy Father Benedict XVI and dated 22 February, following are a few amendments concerning the election of the Roman Pontiff. “With the Apostolic Letter ‘De aliquibus mutationibus in normis de electione Romani [...]

The Pope Leaves Mexico Reiterating His Call For Solidarity

Vatican City, 26 March 2012 (VIS) – This morning, the Holy Father took his leave of Mexico, arriving at the airport of Leon at 9 a.m. where the departure ceremony took place. Addressing Felipe de Jesus Calderon Hinojosa, president of Mexico, and other civil and religious authorities who were there to greet him, the Pope [...]

Viewpoints: Crosses from palm leaves

I refer to Mr John Wee’s letter, Save Our Earth On Palm Sunday (CN, March 27). With regard to using plastic palm leaves, I would like to say that there are eco-friendly ways to using palms meaningfully.In the photo (right), I have two different types of crosses using one blade of a soft palm frond. [...]

James Wong leaves FLS to study

By Joyce Gan SINGAPORE – James Wong, 58, has resigned as Executive Director of Family Life Society (FLS) to dedicate himself full-time to his final year of the Masters in Social Science (Counselling) offered by Edith Cowan University of Western Australia in Singapore. […]

Father Zhang leaves for further studies

Father Peter Zhang will be leaving Singapore on Jan 3, 2006 for a Pastoral Leadership course in the Philippines which lasts for three months. He will then travel to Rome for further studies in Moral Theology on the instruction of the Congregation of the Disciples of the Lord, to which he belongs. […]