Do you have your children’s interest at heart?

This is made even tougher when one considers the pressure placed on children in striving for academic excellence and juggling social media and peer pressure.What then, can parents do?“Your mindset and attitude are key,” said Father Henry Siew. “Are you God-centred or worldly-centred? Relationship or achievement oriented?”Parents are often pressured by external factors such as [...]

Supporting schools in their mission

Catholic schools share the mission of the Church. The Archdiocese Commission for Catholic Schools (ACCS) works with Catholic schools to strengthen the Catholic ethos in their communities by supporting them in their mission to provide a holistic education that includes the dimension of spiritual growth and the fulfilment of potential of gifts and talents given [...]

Give your child a head start in the Catholic faith

Harvey WeeThere are many scholarly studies that attest to the fact that a child’s personality and development is very much influenced by the home environment. The child’s beliefs, attitudes, emotions, behaviour are formed through his experience and interaction in the home as much as, if not more, than the school environment. Some parents clamour to [...]

“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 [...]

A carnival to honour and model after saints

SJI Junior student trying his hand at a station game.What better way to honour the saints than to get everyone dressed up as one of the holy people to mark All Saints Day.This was the inspiration behind St Joseph’s Institution Junior’s Super Saints’ Party carnival held on Nov 1 at the school.The game stations at [...]

Community is a way of life that is lived, not taught

Father Terence Kesavan, studying Catechetics in the US, says young people need mentors that inspire them to grow and live out their Christian life.If you were to ask me about one of the most important yet lacking aspect of the way our faith is lived out, I would say it is community. A faith has [...]

A series of activities to mark Catholic High anniversary

A Mass was held concurrently for primary and secondary sections at Catholic High Founder’s Day celebration.The unfurling of a banner by Fr Henry Siew set off a line up of activities to mark the 83rd Founder’s Day celebrations at Catholic High School in Bishan.The celebrations, held from Oct 8-13, with the theme “ConneXions” set the [...]

Understanding the Church’s teaching on in-vitro fertilisation

Dr Colin Ong explains the moral problems of this method of having childrenThe desire to have a child is one of the most natural of human desires, and when couples have difficulty having babies it is common to seek medical help. In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) is often regarded as the only viable option. Not only does [...]