Spreading the message through songs …

Ms Janet Sullivan Whitaker (foreground in white) wowed the crowd with her smooth and powerful vocals.Many Catholics are familiar with the song In Every Age. But what is it like to hear it from the composer herself? Well that’s what a group of people got at two parishes recently. And, they were just overwhelmed.Ms Janet [...]

Children from Syro-Malabar rite to receive sacraments

Seven children from the Syro-Malabar rite will receive the Sacraments of first Holy Communion and Confirmation on Jan 30 at the Church of St Anthony at 3pm. The Mass will be celebrated by Franciscan Fr Salim Joseph, chaplain of the Archdiocesan Commission for Malayalam Apostolate.The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church is one of the 22 Eastern Catholic [...]

Altar servers learn about Mass symbols and signs

Senior altar servers from City District churches learnt more about the liturgical signs and symbols of the Mass during a recent day of recollection. Forty-two of them gathered for the event, organised by the Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission, at St Joseph’s Church, Victoria St, on Dec 19, 2015.Fr Ignatius Yeo, commission chairman and rector of the [...]

Letter: Detracting from the Liturgy

“The Celebration of  Mass, as the action of Christ and the People of God arrayed hierarchically, is the centre of the whole Christian life for the Church both universal and local, as well as for each of the faithful individually.“In it is found the high point both of the action by which God sanctifies the [...]

Letter: About harnessing local Catholic music

Two articles in CatholicNews, Finding God In Music and Choir Leaders Learn From Catholic Composer (CN, July 27), put the focus on the importance of music as a ministry, as a means to enrich the liturgical experience, and as a tool for evangelisation.In our various dioceses, I am sure there are many local Catholic composers [...]

Choir leaders learn from Catholic composer

SINGAPORE – Choir leaders from various parishes attended a workshop on choir leadership from July 7-11 at the Catholic Archdiocesan Education Centre (CAEC) at Highland Road. Seventy-six participants from eighteen parishes attended the nightly sessions led by Kevin Allen, a Catholic composer based in Chicago who has been highly regarded as a composer of church [...]

St. Gabriel Of Our Lady Of Sorrows, An Inspiring Example

Vatican City, 26 February 2014 (VIS) – In his greetings in various languages, the Pope mentioned that in two days’ time the World Rare Diseases Day will be celebrated, and he addressed the participants in the congress that is to take place on the day. “I hope that patients and their families will be adequately [...]