Prayer for Vocations

Our Loving Father, source of all goodness,we turn to you with trust and confidence, followingyour Son’s instruction to pray for more labourersto bring in the harvest.Bless your Church with families and communitiesof faith and love, and from among them produce menand women dedicated to a life of holiness and service.Guide those you have called to [...]

Auction in aid of CTIS

A local artist’s reproduction of a 17th-century painting of Mary is being auctioned in aid of the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore (CTIS).The gold-framed canvas acrylic painting, measuring approximately 4 feet by 3 feet (1.2 m by 0.9 m), is a reproduction of Sassoferrato’s Madonna in Prayer, which dates around 1640. The original painting is [...]

Important “Things”

SFX Bulletin, 06 July 2014: What are the “things” (Mt.11:25) that Jesus thanked God for? Why was Jesus even thankful when there seemed to be a  “prejudice” that God had “hidden” some things from “the learned and the clever” but revealed them to “mere children”?From the section before this passage, we realize that the “things” [...]

Mass Of Thanksgiving For The Canonisation Of John Paul II

Vatican City, 28 April 2014 (VIS) – At 10 a.m. today in St. Peter’s Square Cardinal Angelo Comastri, vicar general of His Holiness for Vatican City and archpriest of the Vatican Basilica, presided at a Mass of thanksgiving for the canonisation of John Paul II. The Eucharist was preceded by a greeting from Cardinal Stanislaw [...]

International Meeting On World Youth Day

Vatican City, 4 April 2014 (VIS) – The heads of youth pastoral care from all over the world will meet in Rome, invited by the Pontifical Council for the Laity, from 10 to 13 April. It will be the first international meeting linked to the Krakow World Youth Day, and will offer an opportunity for [...]

Schools team up to offer joint IP programme

Two of Singapore’s premier Catholic schools are working with Singapore Chinese Girls’ School to offer a joint Integrated Programme (IP) next year.CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School and Catholic High School, both Special Assistance Plan (SAP) schools nurturing students who are proficient in English and Chinese, are working towards a broader learning experience, says St Nicholas [...]

Religious continue to offer aid to migrants in Libya

ROME – Despite the worsening crisis in Libya, Religious women and men continue to offer pastoral care and desperately needed services to the country’s many migrants.Many of these migrants who have stayed behind have lost their jobs and have nowhere else to go, which leaves them searching for food, medicine, clothing and most of all, [...]

Offer Refuges a Hope for the Future

VATICAN CITY, 26 OCT 2010 (VIS) – In the Holy See Press Office this morning a press conference was held to present the Message of the Holy Father for the ninety-seventh World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which is due to be celebrated on 16 January 2011. Participating in today’s conference were Archbishop Antonio Maria [...]