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 [...]

Kids take part in Bible trivia

Children taking part in the Bible trivia at the Church of St Francis of Assisi.By Wilma MarieA Bible trivia and book display were organised by the Association of Pauline Cooperators (APC) at the Church of St Francis of Assisi feast day celebration on Oct 1.The APC, a lay association, together with the Daughters of St [...]

OYP holds its first polytechnic retreat for students

The Office for Young People (OYP) held its first Polytechnic Leaders Formation Weekend at 2 Lorong Low Koon from Oct 23-25.The retreat, themed The Woman at the Well, was attended by 26 students from all five polytechnics in Singapore, and aimed to empower them to be a disciple of Christ in their respective polytechnics.Students were [...]

Evangelisation won’t happen without prayer: archbishop

Catholics cannot proclaim Christ to the world unless they themselves are converted to the Lord, said Archbishop William Goh.“We must begin with inner conversion,” said the archbishop to about 600 people gathered at the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace on Oct 7.Archbishop Goh, apostolic nuncio Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, and about 20 priests were [...]

CALLED TO THE LORD: Gabrielite Br Jean-Denis Gervais

Br Jean-Denis Gervais, SG, of the Brothers of St Gabriel in Singapore, has passed away. He had suffered cancer of the prostate and of the bones in his final years and returned to the Lord on the evening of Sept 29. He was 85.Br Denis was born on March 7, 1930, in Quebec, Canada. He [...]

Celebrating 5th centenary of birth of St Teresa of Avila

SINGAPORE – To commemorate the 500th year of the birth of St Teresa of Avila, the Carmelite Friars and Sisters organised a series of Novena Masses at the Church of Sts Peter and Paul from Oct 5-13, to prepare for the official celebration vigil of the feast day of the saint on Oct 14.The theme [...]

Priests join Dan Schutte in concert

The ‘A Time Will Come for Singing’ concert was inspiring and surprising in various ways, says Lorna O’HaraSongs by American Christian music composer Dan Schutte such as Table of Plenty and Here I Am, Lord have become familiar favourites among worshippers.These hymns, together with many  others, were sung on Oct 17 as part of CANA [...]

Sikhs to visit Holy Trinity parish

THE SIKH COMMUNITY will be celebrating the 300th Gurgaddi Day on Oct 20, 2008 to mark the 300th anniversary of the day the 10th Sikh Guru ordered the Sikhs to accept Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (Sikh Holy Scriptures) as their Eternal Living Guru. It marked the transition from a "Bodily Guru" (as had been [...]