Singapore Delegation At World Meeting Of Families

Fr David Garcia (far left) and Fr Charlie Oasan (fourth from left) pose with Catholics from Singapore at the World Meeting of Families held in Philadelphia, USA, from Sept 22-25. The event is held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family.

Catholics respond to Vatican survey on family

Promote Church teaching on marriage and the family more vigorously. Offer more pastoral care to single parents and people experiencing same-sex attraction.These were some suggestions offered by Catholics who took part in an online survey conducted by the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family (ACF) in February.The survey sought feedback from priests, Religious, laypeople and organisations [...]

Catholics urged to participate in family survey

The Archdiocesan Commission for the Family (ACF) is gathering feedback from local Catholics in preparation for an important bishops’ meeting on the family to be held in Rome.The XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will be held from Oct 4-25, and will discuss the topic, The Vocation and Mission of the Family [...]

Archbishop makes pastoral visit to Neocatechumenal Way

Archbishop William Goh shared his vision for the archdiocese and  the New Evangelisation with the Neocatechumenal Way during his first pastoral visit to the group.Conversion is the “critical point in which a person really becomes a true disciple”, he told the seven communities of the Neocatechumenal Way of Singapore, who are based in the parishes [...]

Lunchtime Masses in Changi

Catholics working in the Changi Business Park can now attend weekday lunchtime Masses just like their office counterparts in other areas in Singapore.About 110 workers attended the Catholic Prayer Society’s (CPS) inaugural lunchtime Mass, held at the business park’s UE Convention Centre’s Meeting Room on Aug 20.In his homily, Fr Terence Pereira, the society’s spiritual [...]

Pope’s call for Church reform stressed at bishops’ meeting

JOHOR BAHRU – Pope Francis’ call for reform within the Church was emphasised to bishops from around the region during a recent meeting.Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia Archbishop Joseph Marino told the bishops of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei that in the midst of their already demanding work, there is now a new challenge given by the [...]

New M’sian nuncio meets bishops from the region

PLENTONG, JOHOR – In his short time in the region, the first resident Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia says he has discovered a Church that is vibrant, possesses a deep missionary spirit and in solidarity with poorer Churches around the world.Archbishop Joseph Marino, who is also Apostolic Delegate to Brunei, made these remarks at the 92nd [...]

Region’s bishops told to be ‘always welcoming’

JOHOR BARU – The Church has been experiencing an authentic reawakening through the ministry of Pope Francis who has been giving much hope and joy, said the apostolic nuncio to Malaysia Archbishop Joseph Marino.He was speaking during the 93rd Plenary Session of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei held in Plentong, Johor, [...]

Archbishop outlines his 10-year plan for Church

Parish representatives attend strategic meeting with Archbishop GohEvery Christian must be a missionary!This was the rallying call Archbishop William Goh made as he outlined his 10-year pastoral plan for the archdiocese during a meeting with representatives of parish ministries.About 750 people, including a few priests, attended the meeting, titled Building a Missionary and Evangelical Church, [...]