How Zachary overcame the odds for his O levels

Despite severe nosebleeds and bouts of dizzy spells arising from a nose tumour, he persevered through his whole exam in hospital.Zachary Chew with his mother, Mrs Irene Chew (left), and form teachers Mr Edmund Tham and Mrs Tracy Lee.Christopher KhooIt was just two days to his first O level exam paper, and Zachary Chew found himself hospitalised for [...]

A look at St Anne’s Church in Sengkang

Jared Ng looks at the unique characteristics of the parish, among them an art ministrySt Anne’s Church is located in Sengkang, next to St Joseph’s Convent.St Anne’s Church is home to an art ministry that decorates the church for certain festive occasions.Located in Sengkang, the church also houses St Anne’s Kindergarten and is located next [...]

The soul of a migrant

Bangladeshi worker Mohd Mukul Hossine shares his poetry at CanaMigrant worker Mohd Mukul Hossine, who writes poetry as a means of dealing with the challenges he faces in Singapore, shared his literary gift and experiences at Cana the Catholic Centre recently.Mr Mukul, a 25-year-old Bangladeshi construction worker, has been featured in the local press. He [...]

All the best, Mel!

CatholicNews correspondent Mel Diamse-Lee leaves after a decade of serviceMEL DIAMSE-LEE whose byline graced so many articles in Catholic News has moved on to tend other fields – her family the most important among them. Mel has three lovely children aged two to 10 whom she adores and who need more of her time and [...]

PM Lee pays tribute to Montfortians at celebration

Montfortians – principals, teachers, students and ex-students – have exemplified what it means to be a “man for others”.Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made this observation during the launch of the Montfort 100 Fund on April 9. Alumni, current students, teachers, principals and Gabrielite Brothers were among those who attended the centennial fundraising dinner for [...]

Annual Christmas concert marks SG50, choir’s own 50 years

The Cathedral Choir of the Risen Christ’s Christmas concert this year was extra special in various ways. The concert celebrated Singapore’s 50th anniversary as well the choir’s own half century of existence.In the segment when Singapore representatives and heads of foreign delegations hung ornaments on a Christmas tree to symbolise peace, Dr Lee Suan Yew, [...]

Poetry and prayer: making the connection

Writing creatively, especially the writing of poetry, can help one connect with God even when one is not consciously doing so.This was a point stressed by acclaimed Singapore poet, Dr Anne Lee Tzu Pheng, at a full-day workshop held at CANA – The Catholic Centre on Sept 26.The workshop, titled On Earth as it is [...]

Interfaith friendship

Bound by their love for the needy, the bond between Sr Theresa Seow and the late Mr Lee Bock Guan lasted 17 years.The passing of Mr Lee Bock Guan on August 29 was felt deeply by Canossian Sr Theresa Seow, who shared a strong bond with the former president of Singapore Buddhist Lodge (SBL).The two [...]

Church marks SG50 with songs, prayers, reflections

“I’m very proud to be a Catholic!”This was the sentiment expressed by participants after the Joy SG50 Thanksgiving celebration on July 4.About 10,000 people, including about 1,800 volunteers, packed the Singapore Indoor Stadium to give thanks for the nation’s 50 years of existence. During the five-and-a-half hour event, they listened to stirring speeches from guest-of-honour, [...]

All set for SG50 Mass!

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be the guest-of-honour at the archdiocesan’s Joy SG50 Thanksgiving event on July 4.  Mr Lee, who was educated in Catholic High School, will be accompanied by his wife, Madam Ho Ching. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, a former student of St Joseph’s Institution, will also be attending.Besides the [...]