Putting fun into preschool education

Preschool educators doing a Zumba workout.When 75 Catholic preschool educators congregated at Catholic Kindergarten, a preschool managed by the Marist Brothers, it was to learn about the educational approaches and practices of the kindergarten. It was for them to deepen their professional knowledge.But in learning, there should also be an element of fun. And, the [...]

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 [...]

SIM students, alumni visit elderly home

Members of the Singapore Institute of Management Catholic Society having a laugh with the elderly of the Villa Francis Home for the Aged.Members and alumni of the Singapore Institute of Management Catholic Society (SIM-CS) visited the residents of the Villa Francis Home for the Aged to engage them in games and other activities.The March 25 [...]

Reaching out to migrants, needy, those who have left church

A look at how some parishes are celebrating Advent and Christmas this yearChurch of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour parishioners picking out gift requests, in the form of star-shaped notepads. The parish started an initiative to reach out to the less privileged in their community. Photo: ISAAC LEOChurch of Our Lady of Perpetual SuccourWhen it [...]

Parishioners bond over fun, games

It was a day of fun, excitement and teamwork as close to 200 parishioners of the Church of St Anthony gathered for the parish’s annual Street Challenge on July 17.Cheers rang through the air as the teams, comprising a total of 80 players aged 13-50, competed in soccer, basketball and captain’s ball.Held on the hard [...]

Two CHIJ schools mark their anniversaries

School launches new cookbook during dinnerCHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace (CHIJ OLQP) celebrated its 60th anniversary by launching its very own cookbook during a May 29 dinner, held at Blossom Garden. The Infant Jesus (IJ) Sisters and board of management, current and past school staff, former pupils from batches as early as 1968 and [...]

Catholic High School celebrates 80th anniversary with play

Catholic High School (CHS) held a play on two separate dates as part of its 80th anniversary celebrations. The play, titled Di’Vine, was also part of the school’s bi-annual Easter production.It was performed by secondary school students on April 22 and April 28 at the secondary school hall.Mr Isaiah Christopher Lee wrote the play while [...]

Japanese Storytellers

Storytellers in Japan have quite a unique trade. They go from town to town with their small theatre strapped On the back of their bicycles.When a storyteller comes ol.l a likely looking spot he beats a wooden clapper to summon the childre.n of the neighbourhood. Then, when he gets a good-sized audience, he raises the [...]

‘Myanmar Church has role to play in nation building’

Archbishop Charles Bo of Yangon shares with CatholicNews the opportunities the Church faces as Myanmar opens up. We present excerpts of the interview.CN: How is the Catholic Church in Myanmar reacting to all the changes and developments in the country?Archbishop Bo: We know that everybody, every citizen, every Christian and every Catholic will have to [...]