Putting fun into preschool education

Preschool educators doing a Zumba workout.When 75 Catholic preschool educators congregated at Catholic Kindergarten, a preschool managed by the Marist Brothers, it was to learn about the educational approaches and practices of the kindergarten. It was for them to deepen their professional knowledge.But in learning, there should also be an element of fun. And, the [...]

Reflection: Prayers to help the departed seek eternal life

Fr Ignatius Yeo It has become quite common practice for Catholics to display flowers or candles to remember their loved ones who have passed on. This gesture is done almost instinctively to honour their memory and perhaps even as a way of offering a prayer for them. It is expected for all to want to [...]

‘Don’t give up, because life is more than an exam’

Johanna Therese, who is dyslexic, shares how she coped with the PSLEJohanna Therese, 12, seen here with her parents, Mr and Mrs Rala. Despite being dyslexic, Johanna scored well enough to be eligible for the Normal Academic stream in secondary school.By Jared NgJohanna Therese often has to read a question several times for fear of [...]

At Latin Mass, archbishop stresses importance of priestly holiness

“The Immaculate Conception invites us to reflect on the dignity of the priesthood: the priesthood, just like the Immaculate Conception is purely the grace of God,” said Archbishop William Goh during a traditional Latin Mass on Dec 8.He was speaking to Catholics who packed St Joseph Church (Bukit Timah) to celebrate the Solemnity of the [...]

Today’s Liturgy

For more than 30 years, this well-respected quarterly magazine has been a key resource for music ministers and liturgists. It includes insightful articles; liturgy worksheets and music suggestions for each Sunday and holy day; and practical tips from regular contributors you can trust: Elaine Rendler-McQueeney, Paul Covino and Bari Colombari.New for 2015! Articles on a [...]

Launch of mission awareness campaign

A mission awareness campaign will be launched on Sept 21, about a month prior to World Mission Sunday.Organised by the Office for the New Evangelisation (ONE), the campaign called One Family On Mission: a Joy Shared, invites every baptised person to share the joy of Christ.To prepare for World Mission Sunday on Oct 19, mission [...]

Telegram Of Condolences For The Victims Of Valparaiso

Vatican City, 15 April 2014 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, on behalf of the Holy Father, sent a telegram of condolences to Bishop Gonzalo Duarte Garcia de Cortazar of Valparaiso, Chile, for the fire that over the last 48 hours has devastated the nearby forest, spreading to various zones of [...]

Offering of Masses an easy task with parish’s NETS machine

Lady of Lourdes parishioner Shirley Joseph can now offer Masses for her prayer intentions at a time convenient to her and offer stipends without using cash.The church, located at Ophir Road, now has an electronic touch-screen terminal which allows parishioners to select the intentions for the Masses, the Mass time, and offer their financial contributions [...]

Parish warns of misuse of Mass-offering envelopes

St Anne’s Church has warned of the unlawful use of its Mass- offering envelopes recently.The parish administrator, Mr Rodney Heng, told CatholicNews that he had received a complaint from a member of the public that a group of boys had approached the complainant to ask for Mass offerings on behalf of the parish.The Mass-offering envelopes [...]

Experience Lourdes at Singapore Indoor Stadium

  SINGAPORE – The Lourdes Experience will be celebrated for the second time at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday Dec 6. The celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady to St. Bernadette, in Lourdes, is being held on the Saturday nearest to the Dec 8 feastday of the Immaculate [...]