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 [...]

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 [...]

Retreat helps participants experience God through drama

Participants of the Finding God in Drama retreat taking part in a session.Participants who attended a retreat fusing both prayer and drama said they experienced personal healing and a greater sense of their God-given identity. “The retreat experience was like God’s light shining in the deepest parts of me, bringing out those parts which have [...]

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 [...]

Catholics in S’pore pray for China Church

Catholics, both local and Chinese migrants, have the responsibility to spread the Good News to the people of China.“We are all members of the Church,” said Fr Henry Siew. “We can share the experiences of our community life with our brethren from China, here or in China.”Fr Henry was speaking in Mandarin at a Mass [...]

CHIJ Our Lady of Good Counsel marks anniversary

Prayer monitors from CHIJ Our Lady of Good Counsel were blessed by Fr Brian D’Souza on April 24, during the school’s feast day and 55th anniversary celebrations. The prayer monitors’ role in school is to help to lead their fellow classmates in prayer at pre-recess, post-recess and at the end of the school day. After [...]

Uniting the community through rosary

It was an example of the rosary’s power to unite people from different ethnic groups.Close to 300 parishioners of the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea prayed the rosary during an outdoor rosary and candlelight procession on June 13, with each decade being said in Tagalog, Tamil, Chinese, Malayalam and English.A statue of [...]

Migrant workers pray in overnight vigil

About 100 Tamil-speaking Catholics, including many migrants, participated in  an overnight vigil on Maundy Thursday.The six-hour event, starting from midnight and lasting till 6 am the following morning, was held on the premises of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes.Visiting Indian priest Fr Amal Raj led the participants, who comprised both young and elderly, [...]

Franciscan Scouts visited by chiefs

SINGAPORE – Five Catholic Chief Commissioners of Scouts attended Mass at Church of St. Mary of the Angels and met the Franciscan Scouts, a Catholic Venture Scouts troop based in the parish. Venture Scouts are for young people from the age of 14 to 18. The commissioners were among 150 Chief Commissioners from various countries [...]