Regard teaching as a vocation, educators urged

During the Commencement of the School Year Mass, retired principals passed on the flame from their candles to serving principals and vice-principals, symbolising the passing of the light from one generation of school leaders to the next.A teacher is called to motivate his or her students. For this to happen, teachers must be passionate and [...]

Priests are human beings, not ‘mini-gods’

Archbishop talks about the impact of unfair criticism and lack of appreciation in the lives of priestsDuring the annual Chrism Mass, Archbishop William Goh highlighted why priests sometimes lose their passion for their ministry, and what they can do to address this. “When we were newly ordained,” said Archbishop Goh, “we were full of joy [...]

Walking barefoot to experience Jesus’ Passion

Neither blistering heat, aching limbs nor a downpour dampened the fervour of some 150 pilgrims who took part in a barefoot Lenten walk across the island on March 19. The event, called Crucis Singapura, was organised by the Jesus Youth movement. This was the sixth year in a row that the group has held the [...]

Jesus’ Pain On The Cross Reflects The Pain Of Humanity

Vatican City, 16 April 2014 (VIS) – The suffering of Jesus on the Cross, that reflects the pain of humanity and represents the divine response to the mystery of the evil that is so difficult to understand, was the theme of Pope Francis’ catechesis during the general audience held today, Holy Wednesday, in which the [...]

Passion, school support helped them ace global exams

SJI International students receive Cambridge Top in the World awardsWhen you love what you do, there is no limit to what you can achieve, says 16-year-old Juan Ru Hoong from St Joseph’s Institution International.The Singaporean student scored top marks in International Mathematics in the November 2012 Cambridge IGCSE exams.She was one of three students from [...]

Young people to stage Passion plays on Good Friday

Various parish youth groups are all set to stage Passion plays, or scenes from the Stations of the Cross, on Good Friday to help congregations reflect more deeply on Jesus’ suffering and death.Young people from St Anne’s Church will be dramatising the Stations of the Cross at 11am and 3pm on March 29 just before [...]

Transmitting The Passion For Christ To The World

Vatican City, 8 October 2012 (VIS) – The passion for announcing Christ to the world and the knowledge that God acts in the Church were the two key themes of the brief remarks addressed this morning by Benedict XVI to the Synod Fathers at the opening of the thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod [...]

Passion for stained glass

Martin See speaks to the artist who is breathing new life into St Joseph Church’s stained glassThe stained glass artist who is restoring the century-old window panels at St Joseph’s Church, Victoria Street, says her work allows her “to bring the Gospels to life”.“There were moments when I had doubts if this was the right [...]

The Mystery Of The Passion Inspires Us To Continue In Hope

Vatican City, 6 April 2012 (VIS) – In the Vatican Basilica at 5.30 p.m. today, Good Friday, the Pope presided at the celebration of the Lord’s Passion. The Liturgy of the Word, in which the Passion according to St. John was read out, was followed by the homily, after which the ceremony continued with the [...]

Kids from Bukit Timah church to stage Passion musical

Children from St Joseph Church (Bukit Timah) making props for their upcoming musical on the sufferings of Christ.Children from St Joseph Church (Bukit Timah) are staging a musical on Christ’s passion over the Palm Sunday weekend.The performance, which aims to raise money for the church building fund, will feature scenes from Christ’s passion as well [...]