“A Man For Others” – Montfort’s way to relieve disaster

A Montfort Junior School student customising his fabric pouch at the arts and crafts stall.On Sept 28, much of Palu, Donggala and Mamuju in Sulawesi, Indonesia, was devastated by an earthquake and a subsequent tsunami. The disaster claimed thousands of lives, injured many others, destroyed infrastructure and homes, leaving survivors without shelter and basic needs.At [...]

Parishioners learn skills to handle emergencies

Volunteers learn about fire-fighting at Church of Divine Mercy. Photo: CHURCH OF DIVINE MERCYThe Archdiocese’s emergency preparedness received an added boost when volunteers at two parishes stepped up to learn life-saving skills which could be used in emergencies in church and even in their homes.At the Church of Divine Mercy on Nov 17, 32 members [...]

Pauline Sisters to hold workshops on faith, media

Our world is completely wired and often we cannot see the real connections. And it is not only young people who spend hours using social media every day, more and more adults are joining social media sites. Even Pope Francis tweets!So how do we live our life of faith in today’s digital world?Sisters Rose Pacatte [...]

Students dress up as saints, learn about work of Canossian nuns

St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School students dress up as saints to celebrate All Saints’ Day.By Perpetua HoStudents of St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School dressed up as their favourite saints and learnt more about the work of the Canossian Sisters at two separate events recently.About 250 parents, students, Canossian Sisters and staff came together to celebrate [...]

Canossian schools put on Christmas choral concert

Children from Magdalene’s Kindergarten performing at the combined Canossian thanksgiving and Christmas choral festival on Nov 18.The six educational institutions of the Canossian Daughters of Charity came together to perform a Thanksgiving and Christmas Choral Festival recently.Titled Musica Gioiosa (Joyous Music), the festival was held at the Church of the Holy Family on Nov 18. [...]

The seminary begins a new chapter

The St Francis Xavier Major Seminary has moved to its temporary premises at the Church of St Teresa, 510 Kampung Bahru. The official move was made on Nov 30, 2015. It was decided after careful considerations on the part of Archbishop William Goh and his team of advisors. The future formation of the seminarians and [...]

Prison ministry marks Prison Week

SINGAPORE – Former prison inmates and their families and Roman Catholic Prison Ministry (RCPM) volunteers observed Prison Week 2008 with a Mass at Church of St. Alphonsus on Nov 16 celebrated by prison ministry chaplain Redemptorist Father Paul Pang at which 50 volunteers  were commissioned. Archbishop Nicholas Chia celebrated Mass at Changi Prison on Nov [...]

Memorial Mass held in wake of Paris tragedy

“I’m at peace now, sometimes I’m angry and depressed, but this gives me hope. Now I have managed to pray for them and the jihadists as well,” said Ms Beatrice Burguet.The 45-year-old French woman was speaking to CatholicNews after attending a memorial Mass for the victims of the Nov 13 Paris terror attacks.About 200 French [...]

Chancery Notice – 25 November 2015

OBITUARYSr Mary S., FDCC of the Canossian Daughters of Charity in Singapore passed away on 23 November 2015. She was 75. Sr Mary’s wake began yesterday at 10.00am and is being held at the funeral parlour of the Church of St Stephen. The details of her funeral are as follows. […]