Italian Catholic community celebrates Christmas

Archbishop Marek Zalewski and Fr Timothy Yeo together with members of the Italian Catholic community at their special celebration. This time of the year brings excitement and joy to many. Lights, ribbons and decorations are seen everywhere and cheerful songs fill the air. But is this really what Christmas is all about? This was raised by [...]

Obituary

Fr Alphonsus Dominic’s mother called to the LordMrs Agnes Dominic nee Joseph, mother of Fr Alphonsus Dominic, has passed away. She was 69. The wake begins today, 5 July 2017, at Casa Maria of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The church is located at 1259 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534795. [...]

Former Nativity church servers reunite on 50th anniversary

Former altar servers of the St Stephen’s Altar Boys’ Society (SSABS) reunited at the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Dec 26 to celebrate the organisation’s 50th anniversary. The celebration saw present servers as young as seven years old joining former servers as old as 81 years in thanksgiving. About 160 [...]

Nativity parish marks SG50

50,000 rosaries offered up by parishoners to pray for Singapore   In celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday, the parish of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary set out to offer a spiritual bouquet of 50,000 rosaries for the nation, prayers for its leaders, families, the poor, racial and religious harmony and social responsibility.This was the [...]

Catholics in S’pore pray for China Church

Catholics, both local and Chinese migrants, have the responsibility to spread the Good News to the people of China.“We are all members of the Church,” said Fr Henry Siew. “We can share the experiences of our community life with our brethren from China, here or in China.”Fr Henry was speaking in Mandarin at a Mass [...]

Coordination of activities needed for Chinese migrant worker community

Better coordination and more commitment from local Catholics are needed to better serve Chinese migrant workers attending activities in parishes.This was a comment made by parish coordinators serving some of the 200 or so blue-collar workers – both Catholic and non-Catholic – who attend activities in at least six parishes.These are the parishes of the [...]

Pope Francis Visits A Living Nativity Display In Rome

Vatican City, 6 January 2014 (VIS) - At 4 p.m. the Pope made a private visit to the Roman parish of St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori to see the living nativity display organised by the faithful of the parish, in which two hundred people participated. The visit was in response to an invitation sent by the [...]

A Neapolitan Nativity Scene And A Bavarian Fir Tree In St. Peter’s Square

Vatican City, 4 December 2013 (VIS) – A Neapolitan nativity scene, produced in the workshop of “Cantone & Costabile”, heirs and perpetuators of a tradition of nativity scenes that became famous throughout Europe from the eighteenth century, will decorate St. Peter’s Square this year. The workshop has donated its artistic and architectural work entitled “Francis [...]