Boys take their first step in former convent school

Canossa Catholic Primary 1 boys join the girls on their first day of school.Visibly nervous and shy but the boys soon found their feet after a warm welcome to the new co-ed Canossa Catholic Primary School, as they mingled with the girls.For the girls, this was the first time that they had boys in their [...]

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 [...]

Religious raise funds at carnival

“It is very inspiring and encouraging to experience the solidarity of the various Religious congregations, coming together to share their blessings with their fellow Religious,” said Daughter of St Paul Sr Jocelyn Kwek. She was referring to the Church of St Ignatius Carnival on July 31. Various Religious gathered to man food and game stalls [...]

CJC students’ initiatives highlight human trafficking

Catholic Junior College (CJC) students recently held an exhibition on human trafficking.Partnering with EmancipAsia, a local non-governmental organisation, the exhibition was displayed at the school foyer from June 27-July 15 and was an initiative of 21 CJC students to raise awareness of the issue.It aimed to underscore the relevance of human trafficking to Singapore and [...]

‘Solidarity’ fair to help nuns find new homes

Religious congregations in Singapore are joining hands to raise funds for two of their communities in need of a new home.They will be selling food and drinks at a carnival on July 31 to raise money for the Daughters of St Paul and Cenacle Sisters. The two congregations have to vacate their current premises at [...]

The Harvesters raise funds for missionaries, evangelise by carolling

SINGING CAROLS at commercial establishments has enabled The Harvesters to raise funds for a missionary group and evangelise the general public about Christmas.“We started carolling for fundraising purposes last year as an extension of our evangelistic ministry,” said Ms Jane Lau, who coordinated the carolling.The group, whose mission is to evangelise, raised some $2,000 last [...]

PM Lee pays tribute to Montfortians at celebration

Montfortians – principals, teachers, students and ex-students – have exemplified what it means to be a “man for others”.Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made this observation during the launch of the Montfort 100 Fund on April 9. Alumni, current students, teachers, principals and Gabrielite Brothers were among those who attended the centennial fundraising dinner for [...]

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 [...]

Night of carols, prayers at fundraising concert

It was an evening of music, colour and movement as the Cathedral Choir of the Risen Christ, accompanied by the Cathedral Chamber Consort, presented its annual Christmas concert at St Joseph’s Church, Victoria St.Titled Prince of Peace, the Dec 14 event saw the choir singing and dancing to a range of carols and songs, from [...]

Nuns sing to raise funds for new convent

To help raise funds for a new convent, the Daughters of St Paul held their first fundraising event at SAFRA Toa Payoh on Aug 10. Onstage in front of 650 guests during the lunch event, three Sisters sang and danced to We Are One, a song composed by their Superior, Sr Wendy Ooi. The song [...]