Chancery Notice – 19 December 2018

Appointments  1. Fr. Benedict Eom Ki Sun has been appointed as the Spiritual Director of Spring of Joy Korean Curia for a term of two [2] years with effect from 15 November 2018. 2. Fr Damian De Wind is appointed Parish Priest of the Church of Divine Mercy for a term of six [6] years with [...]

Buddhist monks, lay people visit Divine Mercy Church

Father Damian De Wind explaining the various features of the church to Buddhist monks and lay people.Five monks and three Buddhist lay people from Sri Lanka were given a special tour of the Church of Divine Mercy in Pasir Ris on Oct 29.It was their reward for graduating with First Class Honours from the Buddhist [...]

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 [...]

God’s Mercy – Mystery of Christ’s Passion

Msgr Philip Heng, SJ God’s Mercy and Compassionate Love are a mystery that many struggle to comprehend especially when a person’s pain and suffering are overwhelming and there does not seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel. In such situations God seems to be absent.    In suffering, a person could [...]

Learning about “death” in Judaism, Islam, Christianity

Speakers at the interreligious dialogue session on “death”. From left: Rabbi Mordechai Abergel, Mr Gerald Kong (moderator), Ustazah Lina Sakina bte Salim and Sister Theresa Seow.Christopher Khoo Jews believe in reincarnation. Muslims believe that the prayers of a “righteous child” can spiritually benefit a deceased parent. Christians believe that Jesus’ death and resurrection opened up [...]

A Church that reaches out to the periphery

Archbishop Goh urges Catholics to take up Pope Francis’ mission of being people of mercy at Pope’s Day MassArchbishop William Goh and Msgr Yovko Pishtiyski, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Apostolic Nunciature in Singapore, celebrating the Pope’s Day Mass on March 11.  Photo: VITA ImagesBy Christopher KhooFollow Pope Francis in being people of mercy, people [...]

St Ignatius parishioners pray for Rohingya refugees

Children writing their prayers for the refugees. Photo: Margaret ChooiBy Catherine ChiaParishioners of the Church of St Ignatius were called to unite in prayer for the Rohingya refugees during the month of October. Beginning on Oct 7, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) put up a Prayer Awareness Display over three weekends for parishioners to reflect [...]

Extend a merciful hand to those living with HIV/AIDS

… Catholics told at World AIDS Day Mass held on Nov 27 Items such as rosaries and candles made by people living with HIV and AIDS were on sale at the Church of of the Holy Family during the World AIDS Day Mass.“Catholics have a responsibility to respect and reach out to those living with HIV/AIDS,” [...]

Hundreds take part in Mass for people with special needs

Special needs children take part in the offertory procession with their parents and caregivers.God specifically put people with special needs in our midst “because we can complete each other”, said Msgr Ambrose Vaz. “Not compete, not challenge, but to complete each other.”Speaking at the Mass for People with Special Needs on Oct 30, Msgr Vaz [...]

A message for Deepavali

Dear Hindu Friends,On this delightful occasion of Deepavali which celebrates the preeminence of Light over Darkness, may God, the Transcendent Light, bless and illumine your communities and your relations with others with his unconditional love and mercy.Hinduism, or Sanatana Dharma as it is known, acknowledges mercy or compassion as a core principle. Its followers are [...]