Treasuring the value of each religion

Archbishop William Goh with representatives of different faiths at the Archdiocesan Interreligious Christmas celebration. Photo: VITA Images   Jared Ng It is important for all religions to work together to ensure there is continued significance in the various religious festivals and celebrations. This is in light of secularisation which is sweeping across societies, and posing [...]

Italian Catholic community celebrates Christmas

Archbishop Marek Zalewski and Fr Timothy Yeo together with members of the Italian Catholic community at their special celebration. This time of the year brings excitement and joy to many. Lights, ribbons and decorations are seen everywhere and cheerful songs fill the air. But is this really what Christmas is all about? This was raised by [...]

Queen of Peace leaders learn to imitate Jesus in ministry

Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace listening to a sharing during the leadership retreat.The best person to model ourselves after as Church leaders is none other than Jesus Himself. This was the message for about 30 leaders of the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace (QoP) at a leadership retreat organised by the [...]

Bible course helps people go deeper in faith

A few people took up the challenge to run a special Bible programme at the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace seven years ago. Since then, close to 600 people, including people from other parishes and non-Catholics, have attended it.Many said the programme, called The Bible Timeline (BTL), boosted their faith.“I share Bible readings [...]

Chancery Notice – 15 March 2016

OBITUARY Fr Robert P. Balhetchet, a diocesan priest in Singapore passed away this morning. He was 76.Fr Balhetchet was born on 19 August 1939 as the second of two boys. His family attended the Church of the Holy Family in Katong and were familiar with the parish priest, Fr Rene Ashness. It was to Fr [...]

Queen of Peace church dominates in Archbishop’s Cup

SINGAPORE – It was a day of fun and fellowship on June 6, as 12 parishes with a total of 31 teams battled it out in futsal courts at 8 Mattar Road for one goal – to bring home the trophy.Before the event began, Archbishop William Goh addressed the servers and insisted that the results [...]

Meditating before Mass at Queen of Peace church

If you walk in 15 minutes before Mass at the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace this Lent, you may notice parishioners sitting still, eyes closed and deep in prayer.Usually there will be a flurry of activity 10 minutes before any Mass begins with the faithful scurrying into church with animated children on tow. [...]

Ash Wednesday Fast and Abstinence

Ash Wednesday (Feb 18, 2015) falls on Chinese New Year Eve. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei has decided that Masses are to be arranged with imposition of ashes on that day.  However, fasting can take place on Ash Wednesday itself or on another day to be decided by the individual.The decision was made by [...]