Symposium on divorce, separation, annulment

Can divorced Catholics receive Holy Communion? How should one relate to a brother or sister in Christ who has undergone, or is going through, the pain of divorce?To help the Catholic community have a better understanding of the Church’s teachings on marriage, divorce, separation and annulment, the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family (ACF) is organising [...]

Confirmands take part in social awareness project for Boys’ Town

Secondary 3 confirmands of the Church of the Holy Cross at Boys’ Town for Project G.O.D.Saint Louis-Marie De Montfort, the French priest, who founded the religious congregations of the Daughters of Wisdom and the Company of Mary, once said, “Those whom the world rejects must move you the most.” Serving brothers and sisters in need [...]

Bringing Christ to others

Visitors to the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary get an explanation of symbols on the altar.For a group of visitors who had never stepped into the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a tour of the sanctuary was more than just sight-seeing. It was for them to find out more about the [...]

Saint Stephen: Sacrifice and Martyrdom

Apostolic Nuncio celebrates Mass on feast day of St StephenArchbishop Marek Zalewski posing with parishioners of the Church of St Stephen.The martyrdom of Saint Stephen has its parallels with Christmas. Jesus and St Stephen both offered themselves for the mission of saving the world.Archbishop Marek Zalewski, Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore, made this point during the [...]

A tribute to our long-serving priests

Cutting the celebratory cake to honour priests. From left: Fr Francis Lee, Fr Michael Teo, Fr Anthony Ho and Archbishop Emeritus John Ha.At a special dinner commemorating the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, Father Anthony Ho reminded all seminarians present to persevere in their vocation.During the Dec 7 celebration at St Anne’s [...]

The church that was once only a make-shift hut

Catholic News features the Church of the Holy Family in this series on parish communities.The church serves up to 5,500 parishioners every weekend.Jared NgDuring the Octave of Christmas, Catholics around the world celebrated the feast of the Holy Family. The feast, celebrated on Dec 30, teaches us about Jesus, Mary and Joseph – and about [...]

OBITUARY: Fr William Lim called to the Lord

Fr William Lim (1952-2018).Fr William Lim, a diocesan priest of the Archdiocese of Singapore, passed away on Saturday, 8 December 2018. He was 66.Fr William Lim was born on 18 March 1952. He was ordained a priest on 20 May 1990. Fr William served as an assistant parish priest in the Church of the Holy [...]

Parishioners learn skills to handle emergencies

Volunteers learn about fire-fighting at Church of Divine Mercy. Photo: CHURCH OF DIVINE MERCYThe Archdiocese’s emergency preparedness received an added boost when volunteers at two parishes stepped up to learn life-saving skills which could be used in emergencies in church and even in their homes.At the Church of Divine Mercy on Nov 17, 32 members [...]

Obituary: Fr Gerard Keane, SJ, called to the Lord

Fr Gerard Keane, SJ (1926-2018)Fr Gerard Keane, SJ, of the Society of Jesus passed away yesterday on 27 November 2018 at Assisi Hospice, Singapore. He was 92. Fr Keane was the last of the Irish Jesuits who served in the Region of Malaysia-Singapore.He was born in Limerick, Ireland on 2 November 1926. Fr Keane once observed [...]

Ignatian spirituality and its focus on going green

Catholic News features the Church of St Ignatius in this series on parish communities.The Church of St Ignatius serves about 6,500 parishioners every weekend.Jared NgHelping to create a sustainable earth deserves the attention of everyone. Reasons for going green include protecting wildlife to curbing the effects of global warming. So important is this subject that [...]