Indonesian choir raises funds for Archdiocesan needs

The Vita Voxa (Voice of Life) Choir from the Mother of the Sacred Heart Church in Jakarta singing at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.A church choir from Jakarta staged a concert at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd and helped raise funds for the Catholic Foundation’s GIFT campaign.The Giving in Faith and Thankfulness (GIFT) [...]

To The Young People Of Taize: Europe Needs Your Faith

Vatican City, 28 December 2013 (VIS) – Archbishop Pietro Parolin, secretary of State, has sent a message on behalf of the Holy Father to the participants in the 36th European Meeting organised by the Taize community, which will take place in Strasbourg, France from 28 December to 1 January 2014. The archbishop reminds the young [...]

Legion of Mary needs new ‘zeal for evangelisation’

Archbishop Goh gives his appraisal of organisation in talkIn a frank talk peppered by his trademark sense of humour, Archbishop William Goh gave his assessment of the state of the Legion of Mary in Singapore today, and its role in the new evangelisation.Speaking to some 500 Legionaries at their day of recollection on Oct 5, [...]

Communication in digital spaces needs to unite, not divide

I love the digital world, the Internet, by whatever name.This morning, I paid bills, made an airline reservation, refilled a prescription, communicated with my physician and planned for a visit from longtime friends coming to town. That was before draining the second cup of coffee.I’d rather suffer outage of the telephone and cable. I have [...]

Addressing mental health needs

Clarity Singapore, a Catholic organisation which provides care to people with mental health conditions, held an open house on Feb 6 to promote the Community Intervention Team (COMIT) programme it runs together with several partners.COMIT is part of the Ministry of Health’s initiative for mental wellnesss and is made up of counsellors, psychologists, occupational therapists, [...]

The Mission Needs To Renew Its Trust In The Action Of God

Vatican City, 11 May 2012 (VIS) – “At the current time evangelisation, which is always a pressing task, requires the Church to work even more assiduously throughout the world in order to to ensure that all mankind may come to know Christ”, said Benedict XVI this morning as he received in audience directors of the [...]

ABLE to look into needs of caregivers

Present at the official launch of the Centre for the Physically Challenged were (from left) ABLE chairman Raymundo Yu; Archbishop Nicholas Chia; Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing; chairman of the Centre for the Physically Challenged Quek Khor Ping, and Handicaps Welfare Association vice president Hui Beng Hong.Abilities Beyond Limitations [...]

Youths with special needs confirmed

The group of 57 confirmands, including 11 teenagers with special needs, pose for a photo with Archbishop Chia.Eleven teenagers with special needs were confirmed on Dec 18 at Blessed Sacrament Church.They were part of a group of 57 adults and youths from the parish who received the sacrament, administered by Archbishop Nicholas Chia.The 11 confirmands [...]

Meeting Cambodians’ health needs

Above: NUS Catholic Medical Society members (in dark blue) pose for a photo with the ACTS team (in light blue) at the Don Bosco vocational school for girls in Battambang. Below: A Singapore medical student dispenses medication to Cambodians.Eighteen students from the NUS Catholic Medical Society provided medical care and conducted health education in Cambodia [...]

Project helps adults with special needs to be self-sufficient

A Hearts@Work trainee working as a cashier during a jumble sale held on Nov 20.Denise Chan, 23, was one of several adults with intellectual challenges who manned a jumble sale recently.The Nov 20 activity, held on the grounds of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was organised by Hearts@Work, a project [...]