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 [...]

S’pore to host deaf conference in 2020

Participants of the 2nd Asian Deaf Catholic Conference in the Philippines.Singapore will host the 3rd Asian Deaf Catholic Conference (ADCC) in May 2020.The Singapore community hopes to inspire many deaf Catholics in Asia to “grow their Catholic faith despite challenges”, said Mr Nathanael Thomas Oswald, President of the Singapore Catholic Deaf Community (SCDC). They expect [...]

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Nuns’ workshops help Catholics use digital media responsibly

Sisters Rose Pacatte (left) and Nancy Usselmann speaking at a workshop. Photo: JOHNSON KOHMarie TayEveryone is on social media these days. Many people – from the youth to working adults and retirees – have different social media accounts for work, friends and other social circles. How do we live as Catholics in today’s digital world?Sister [...]

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 [...]

Deepening faith through the Prayer Experience Retreat

The Catholic Spirituality Centre in Upper Serangoon Road is well known for running the Conversion Experience Retreat (CER). However there are other retreats run at the centre that help build a person’s faith journey or deepen a personal encounter with the Lord. A particular programme is the Prayer Experience Retreat (PER), a three-day, two-night semi-silent [...]

Human development through the lens of faith

Mr Tan Cheng Han (far left), the conference moderator, with panellists at the Social Mission Conference: (from left) Ms Teo Jin Lee, Mr Han Fook Kwang, Dominican Friar David Garcia and Mr John Lim.Jared Ng Understanding the needs and circumstances of youth at-risk, assisting the poor in their holistic development and learning about the Church’s [...]

Cathedral’s Easter Vigil baptisms

Archbishop William Goh baptising an Elect on March 31. A total of 52 people were baptised at the cathedral after its first RCIA programme. Photo: VITA IMAGESIn a moving Easter Vigil Mass, Archbishop William Goh baptised 52 Elect from the first RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) journey at the Cathedral of the Good [...]

Serving Myanmar refugees in Kuala Lumpur

Members of a group from the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour helping Myanmar refugee kids build shelves for their library.By Mabel LeeEight missionaries from the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour spent a week reaching out to Myanmar refugees in Kuala Lumpur.From Dec 11-17, they visited the Zutong Refugee Catholic Learning Centre [...]

S’poreans reach out to needy young people in Pattaya

Catholics from Singapore interacting with teenagers with disabilities in Pattaya during their mission trip.Some 50 Catholics, mostly from the Church of Christ the King, travelled to Pattaya, Thailand, and visited various Catholic charity institutions there in early December.Redemptorist Fr Simon Pereira and parish priest Fr John Sim led the group, which included parents and their [...]