Archbishop William Goh’s message for Sri Lanka victims

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

With the words of the Risen Lord to His fearful apostles hiding behind closed doors in fear, I greet you all, “Peace be with you!”  

It is with deep sadness that you gather today to mourn the loss of the lives of so many of our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka, and those who were injured in the terrorist attack on the most holy day of our Christian celebrations. As Christians we believe that because the Lord is risen, death is not the end of everything but a passage to new life. So, in faith and love, we pray for those whose lives had perished, and for their loved ones who are left behind to pick up the pieces and to carry on with their lives, as well as for the speedy recovery of those who have been injured.

Reflection: Prayers to help the departed seek eternal life

Fr Ignatius Yeo It has become quite common practice for Catholics to display flowers or candles to remember their loved ones who have passed on. This gesture is done almost instinctively to honour their memory and perhaps even as a way of offering a prayer for them. It is expected for all to want to [...]

Ignatian spirituality and its focus on going green

Catholic News features the Church of St Ignatius in this series on parish communities.The Church of St Ignatius serves about 6,500 parishioners every weekend.Jared NgHelping to create a sustainable earth deserves the attention of everyone. Reasons for going green include protecting wildlife to curbing the effects of global warming. So important is this subject that [...]

Building the Church of Tomorrow

THE ADVOCATE IN OUR PRAYERSThe Gift of My Church (#TGOMC) is a series featuring how Catholics from different walks of life have been touched by God through their service or participation in the life of the Archdiocese of Singapore. In this issue, Leroy Rafael Goh, a member of an intercessory prayer ministry, shares with writer [...]

Archdiocesan statement on London attack

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Singapore, His Grace Archbishop William Goh, has expressed sorrow over the tragic events that have taken place in London: “We are saddened to hear of the terrorist attack in the heart of London, the symbol of democracy and law. We are outraged at such insane and inhumane [...]

District Masses, cathedral tours

Mr Jevon Liew, a cathedral volunteer, conducting a tour of the cathedral.“It’s important to understand what hospitality means. It is simply seeing to the one who is in need,” said Fr Peter Tan, from the Church of St Michael.Hospitality is about serving the person who “comes to us knocking at our door”, and even going [...]

famfare!

When Christmas will never be the same againWhile most of us are caught up with the baking and the decorating, the shopping and the wrapping of presents, some families out there and in our midst are grappling with the stark and painful reality of having to face a Christmas (perhaps for the first time) without a [...]

famfare!

When Christmas will never be the same againWhile most of us are caught up with the baking and the decorating, the shopping and the wrapping of presents, some families out there and in our midst are grappling with the stark and painful reality of having to face a Christmas (perhaps for the first time) without a [...]

Praying for the Church in China

Pray for China’s clergy to be witnesses for God, and support the Church there through donating religious books and sharing of experience.These were some suggestions that Fr Henry Siew gave during a Mass to mark the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China on May 24.Fr Henry, who is spiritual director of the [...]