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Singapore couple appointed to Vatican Dicastery

Daniel and Shelley Ee, the Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s global leaders, have been appointed members of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.Singaporean couple Daniel and Shelley Ee have been appointed members of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life. The announcement was made by the Vatican on Oct 6.The couple, who have [...]

Family ministry addresses workplace issues, challenges

Fr Terence Kesavan, the Christian Family and Social Movement (CFSM) spiritual director, was presented with a farewell gift as he is scheduled to go overseas for further studies.Every worker is at his or her workplace for a unique and special purpose, said Mr Francis Mane, president of the Christian Family and Social Movement (CFSM).Speaking during [...]

Neocatechumenal Way members share experience of meeting pope

Members of the Neocatechumenal Way from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand pose for a photo at Tor Vergata, Rome.By Andrew J. Wong About 160 members of the Neocatechumenal Way from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand were in Rome to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movement with Pope Francis.The Neocatechumenal Way guides Catholics in an itinerary of [...]

Connecting with Marriage Encounter teams in other countries

S’porean couple Daniel and Shelley Ee, who are among the Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s global leaders, share their experiences giving presentations in Mexico and Europe.Daniel and Shelley Ee (front row in white tops), together with Fr Nathaniel Gomez (in white beside them), singing at the end of a Mass during the 45th anniversary celebration of WWME [...]

Chancery Notice – 22 September 2016

APPOINTMENTS 1. Fr Bartholomew Jia Shao Ping CDD has taken up residence at the religious house of the Congregation of the Disciples of the Lord (CDD) as the new novice director. Apart from internal ministry to his religious community, he is also available to serve the Chinese Migrant Community and other ministries on request. 2. [...]

Jesus Youth recognised as global Church organisation

VATICAN CITY – The Jesus Youth movement, which is present in Singapore, has received a decree of recognition as an international association of the faithful.Jesus Youth is a Catholic lay movement that began in Kerala, India, in the early 1980s and has now spread to 35 countries around the world.The new status, conferred by Bishop Josef Clemens, Secretary [...]

Learning about unity and Laudato Si’ at Focolare event

More than 100 people of different nationalities gathered for a three-day experience on the meaning of unity and how to start building it.The event was the annual Mariapolis (City of Mary) organised by the Singapore community of the international Focolare Movement. The event is held all over the world during the summer months for people who [...]

Participants learn more about the Eucharist at Focolare event

Johor BAHRU – About 150 Catholics from Singapore, Malaysia and at least 10 other countries learnt more about the Eucharist through talks, testimonies, games and group activities. They attended a Mariapolis (City of Mary) gathering, organised by the Focolare Movement at Majodi Centre, Johor, from May 30-June 1.  Mariapolis began in the 1950s, when the [...]