Role-play exercise at NCC Day

Neighbourhood Christian Communities learn about evangelisation at workshopIt was a Neighbourhood Christian Communities (NCC) Day with a difference.On Oct 13 afternoon, 200 Catholics from NCCs across the archdiocese came together for their annual NCC Day, held in Catholic Junior College.The theme this year was Go You Are Sent Forth.But this time, there was a special [...]

Preschools: play and affordability

In the wake of public discussions on preschools, the Catholic schools’ commission says it agrees with the experts that play is important in a child’s development.“Many of our preschools are already using purposeful play in their approach,” says Ms Merilyn Dasson, the Archdiocesan Commission for Catholic Schools’ (ACCS) project director for early childhood education.“Through purposeful [...]

Ukulele group to play at Christmas concert

The ukulele group from the Church of the Risen Christ, which comprises mainly retirees. The group will be performing in a Christmas Eve pageant.A ukulele group from the Church of the Risen Christ will be performing at the parish’s Christmas Eve pageant.The group, comprising retirees, joined the 9.45 am Sunday Mass choir in May. However, [...]

St Ignatius play in Singaporean setting

The Church of St Ignatius is preparing to stage a play on its patron saint that will weave his life experiences into a post-modern Catholic Singaporean family setting.Turning Points, the drama on St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, will be staged on Dec 10 and 11 at the SJI Performing Arts Centre.The play [...]

Catholic Short Play Festival rings home the message of faith

Various scenes from the short play festival. Photos provided by Walk on Water ProductionSINGAPORE – He meets the seven sins of gluttony, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and wrath, face to face. Only then does he realise that his lifetime has all the while been marked by transgressions.The story of how a man confronts his [...]

Where to see the greatest play on earth

About 2,100 out of 5,000 villagers will be directly involved in the play. No make-up, false beards or wigs are allowed. While the stage is open to the sky, the audience is safely under cover (above). During crowd scenes there may be 600 people on stage at the same time.Oberammergau’s Passion play is so authentic [...]

Minister urges Church to play bigger role in social service

Catholic Wefare Services 50th anniversary celebration: (From left) Sister Assunta Leong, FMM, Sister Marilyn Lim, FDCC, Mrs Khaw Boon Wan, Eugene Tan, Archbishop Nicholas Chia, Thomas Tan, Brother Emmanuel Gaudette, SG, Minister Lim Boon Heng, Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, James Chew, Minister Khaw Boon Wan, Monsignor Francis Lau, Mrs Irene Loi, Michael Thio. Photo provided by [...]

SJI attains excellent results

SINGAPORE – St. Joseph’s Institution (SJI) has been ranked as a gold value-added school since the award started four years ago. The school produces high calibre students who also excel in their co-curricular activities. SJI caters to boys with varied talents to develop them into men of integrity and men for others. Caring and dedicated [...]