Church of Transfiguration completed

The newly completed Church of the Transfiguration in Punggol Central. The church is expected to hold its first Mass on Maundy Thursday.Catholics passing through Punggol Central nowadays will be thrilled to see the newly completed five-storey structure of the latest Catholic Church in Singapore – the Church of the Transfiguration (COTT).Commencing construction on Feb 13, [...]

Building the new church in Punggol

Fr Joachim Chang talks about the financial challengesFr Joachim Chang, parish priest of the upcoming Church of the Transfiguration, seen here with religious statues and artefacts to be housed in the new church.A magnificently adorned tabernacle stands at one spot, life-size statues of Our Lady line a wall, while gleaming procession lanterns adorn one end [...]

The seminary begins a new chapter

The St Francis Xavier Major Seminary has moved to its temporary premises at the Church of St Teresa, 510 Kampung Bahru. The official move was made on Nov 30, 2015. It was decided after careful considerations on the part of Archbishop William Goh and his team of advisors. The future formation of the seminarians and [...]

Future parishioners of new Punggol church walk to raise funds

It was a sunny Sunday morning on Sept 6 as more than 100 volunteers, well-wishers and future parishioners of the Church of the Transfiguration (COTT) assembled at Punggol Waterway Park at Sentul Crescent for a charity walkathon. MP Teo Ser Luck flagged off the participants, who walked a distance of 1 km along the scenic Punggol [...]

Groundbreaking for new church in Punggol

It was a sunny and windy afternoon as about 50 people, including 10 priests, witnessed the groundbreaking and blessing ceremony of the new Church of the Transfiguration.Archbishop William Goh presided at the event held at the building site at Punggol Central on Aug 6. According to Fr Joachim Chang, who is in charge of the [...]

Viewpoints: New church needed

WE HAVE BEEN living in Punggol for seven years. There are many young couples with young families in this area and it is expanding rapidly with many new HDB flats in construction.Currently there are already two temples, one mosque and another piece of land allotted for a future mosque (Straits Times, May 22, 2010), one [...]