North District camp to build a community in the larger Church

Youth from the various North District parishes with Father Cornelius Ching (back row sixth from left) after a board games day at Holy Spirit Church.Youth communities can be found in almost every church in the local archdiocese. But what about a district community?In an effort to foster bonding and fellowship among the youth from the [...]

A sign of love and care to the poor, elderly

Participants of the Catholic Welfare Services walkathon in the 2-km walk from the Singapore Flyer to the Merlion and back.Jared NgIt was a Sunday walk with a special significance. It was an event to bring the message to our needy, aged and underprivileged that the community do love and care for them.The two-kilometre walk organised [...]

Reaching out to young people with disabilities

Youths from various countries enjoyed a camp organised by the Order of MaltaParticipants from five countries, their caregivers and organisers pose for a photo at the camp held at the Singapore Sports School.Young people with disabilities enjoyed dragon boating at Kallang, free fall simulation at iFly, and a tour of the Botanic Gardens – thanks [...]

Retreat brings together students from different unis

They could have been out enjoying the Christmas lights and festivities. Instead, 200 young people chose to spend four days in the Combined University Retreat (CUR), to prepare their hearts to receive Christ. The retreat, organised by the Office for Young People (OYP), aimed to help university students have a deep encounter with the Lord, [...]

Mass for kids with special needs and their parents

Parents with special needs kids can empathise with the challenges such families face, and the children themselves “love to get together all the time”, said Mr Michael Jalleh.Mr Jalleh, whose 14-year-old daughter, Claire, is intellectually disabled, was among the 200 parents and children with special needs who attended the Purple Parade Mass at Agape Village [...]

Coming up: conference on work and happiness

Do you sometimes feel as if you have lost the passion and joy for work? How do you find your true vocation in life?These are some of the questions that an upcoming conference hopes to address.The [email protected] 2015 Conference, organised by the Catholic Business Network (CBN), will be held at the Catholic Junior College Performing [...]

Day of recollection specially for Filipinos

Seventy-five women attended a day of recollection specially organised for Filipinos by the Jesuit-run Kingsmead Centre.Filipino Jesuit Fr Lester Maramara, who led the time of prayer and reflection on July 26, pointed out to participants that Pope Francis often refers to “God’s mercy”.However, “this is not something new” to Filipinos, he said. “We Filipinos, in [...]

Let there be peace on earth

LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH: A combined Canossian schools choir comprising St Anthony’s Canossian Primary and Secondary Schools, Canossa Convent Primary School and the Canossian School for the hearing impaired, took part in an interfaith concert to mark SG50. The 180-strong choir sang Let There Be Peace on Earth at the July 6 event [...]

Students studying overseas find support at camp

“It’s a great start for new friendships and to find ‘community’ overseas!”This was the comment that Ms Kristin Hoo, a participant of a camp for Catholics studying overseas, made after attending the Aug 2 event.She added that she was “very thankful and glad to have met fellow UK-bound Catholics”.  The 26-year-old, who is set to [...]