MC Sisters to perform pastoral care at St Theresa’s Home

Missionaries of Charity Sisters at the grotto of the Gift of Love Home in Jurong.The Gift of Love Home (GOLH) was established in 1987. It comes under the purview of the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). The GOLH has all along been run by the Missionaries of Charity Sisters (MC Sisters) under the [...]

Church of the Transfiguration fundraising dinner

A fundraising gala dinner for the building fund of the Church of the Transfiguration (COTT) was held at the Fairmont Ballroom on Jan 17. About 1,700 Catholics came together to show their support by raising $827,180. The amount was raised through table sales for the dinner and an auction.Among those who attended were guest-of-honour Deputy [...]

Peranakans celebrate New Year in traditional style

SINGAPORE – It was a night of colour and culture as nyonyas in sarong kebaya and babas in baju lokchuan descended on the Church of the Holy Family for the Lunar New Year Eve Peranakan Mass.The atmosphere was decidedly festive as four priests – Fr Damian De Wind, Redemptorist Fr Eugene Lee, Fr Valerian Cheong [...]

Visually impaired perform for elderly residents of home

“As I am physically handicapped myself, I know it’s not easy for them to come out and perform. To do so, it takes great courage,” said Mr Law, a resident in St Theresa’s Home.He was among elderly residents who watched 16 visually impaired people from a Catholic music centre perform evergreen numbers on Sept 6. [...]

Parish orchestra helps hospice

The Risen Christ Youth Symphony (RCYS) performed a charity concert in aid of Assisi Hospice on May 24.Inspired by Fr John Sim, parish priest of the Church of the Risen Christ in January 2013, the RCYS had also performed for the church’s Feast Day celebration  on Easter Sunday last year, as well as a fundraiser [...]

Where joy and sorrow meet

The place where joy and sorrow meet is a place of unknowing. It is the threshold where a paradox unfolds. Yet, it is precisely at this crossroads where people find themselves and renew their friendship with Christ.On March 20, 21 and 23, a group of vocalists and musicians calling themselves Crossculture presented a meditation on [...]

Dan Schutte and priests perform original compositions

You may be familiar with hymns such as Here I Am Lord, City of God and Holy Darkness. But did you know that they came from the same composer?American Christian singer-songwriter Dan Schutte has written these and many other Catholic liturgical music pieces, and on Dec 13, he together with two Jesuit priests sang their [...]

Doctors perform surgery to change sex of female infants

Bhopal (Fides Service) -What has taken hold in the state of Madhya Pradesh (central India) is an aberrant phenomenon: cases in which doctors practice surgery to change sex to female babies multiply, at the request of parents who favor males. The state government has launched an official investigation to stop the practice, known as “genitoplasty”, [...]

Parish’s youth choir to perform for pope

Church of St. Francis Xavier Youth Choir at a performance. Photo provided by St. Francis Xavier Youth ChoirSINGAPORE – During a pilgrimage in June, the St. Francis Xavier Youth Choir will be performing for Pope Benedict at his weekly Wednesday general audience.The 30 members will visit the major churches in Rome, and discover the life [...]

Award-winning conductor to perform at Esplanade

SINGAPORE – Popular Lithuanian conductor Vytautas Miškinis will be in Singapore to perform the Asian premiere of “Light Mass”.The performance will be held at the Esplanade Concert Hall on Sunday Dec 13 at 7.30pm.Written in six movements, the “Light Mass” follows the Order of the Mass (Kyries, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei).The International Federation [...]