Archdiocese Statement on the mosque shootings in New Zealand

15 Mar 2019 (Friday) –  The Catholic Church in Singapore stands together with the Muslim community here and all peace-loving people to reject the violence in today’s attacks on two mosques in New Zealand. We are deeply saddened by the carnage. Such deeds remind us of the importance of promoting inter-faith dialogues.We must also never [...]

Fr William Heng, CSsR, called to the Lord

Fr William Heng, CSsR, of the Redemptorists in Singapore passed away peacefully on 15 February 2019, surrounded by his family. He was 64. His wake is currently being held in the Scala Room, Basement 2, at the Church of St Alphonsus (Novena Church). His Funeral Mass will be today, 2.30pm at Novena Church followed by [...]

OBITUARY: Fr William Lim called to the Lord

Fr William Lim (1952-2018).Fr William Lim, a diocesan priest of the Archdiocese of Singapore, passed away on Saturday, 8 December 2018. He was 66.Fr William Lim was born on 18 March 1952. He was ordained a priest on 20 May 1990. Fr William served as an assistant parish priest in the Church of the Holy [...]

Obituary: Fr Gerard Keane, SJ, called to the Lord

Fr Gerard Keane, SJ (1926-2018)Fr Gerard Keane, SJ, of the Society of Jesus passed away yesterday on 27 November 2018 at Assisi Hospice, Singapore. He was 92. Fr Keane was the last of the Irish Jesuits who served in the Region of Malaysia-Singapore.He was born in Limerick, Ireland on 2 November 1926. Fr Keane once observed [...]

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 [...]

Archbishop: laypeople have part to play to support priests

Archbishop William Goh pouring perfume into the chrism oil at the Chrism Mass.  Photos: VITA ImagesBy Jared Ng Laypeople need to play their part in supporting the priestly vocation, said Archbishop William Goh during the Chrism Mass on Maundy Thursday.“Pray for us [priests] to have a renewal of God’s love and support us even in [...]

Catholics visit synagogue, get close-up look at Torah

Rabbi Asher Fettmann, seen here beside a Torah scroll, speaking to participants during the Feb 11 visit.By Jared Ng Participants of a recent visit to a synagogue were left in awe as they got a up-close look at the Torah – hand-written scrolls in Hebrew of the Books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. [...]

The Catholic Charismatic renewal is a ‘current of grace’

This was a major theme of the recent ISAO Healing Rally which saw Charismatic representatives from Asia and Oceania praying over participants.ICCRS president Jim Murphy (front), together with ISAO participants praying over the crowd during the rally.By Christopher KhooIt was an afternoon of prayers, praise and healing for the hundreds who attended the ISAO Healing [...]