Choir shares joys of Christmas, raises funds for needy

The Cathedral Choir of the Risen Christ performing at St Andrew’s Cathedral.“Joys of Christmas 2018”, the theme of the Christmas presentation by the Cathedral Choir of the Risen Christ, received rousing receptions as it played to packed audiences at the Anglican St Andrew’s Cathedral on Dec 2 and the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd on [...]

Charities Week collection matches last year’s amount

Charities Week 2016 closed on May 6 with a total collection of more than $5.8 million, matching 2015’s collection (see chart). Despite an increasingly challenging economic outlook and numerous fundraising events, Catholics, their families and friends have banded together, to generously support this annual campaign, said Caritas Singapore.Charities Week is the annual archdiocesan fundraising campaign organised [...]

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 [...]

Church of the Transfiguration fundraising dinner

A fundraising gala dinner for the building fund of the Church of the Transfiguration (COTT) was held at the Fairmont Ballroom on Jan 17. About 1,700 Catholics came together to show their support by raising $827,180. The amount was raised through table sales for the dinner and an auction.Among those who attended were guest-of-honour Deputy [...]

$5.8 m raised for Charities Week 2015

Catholics and their friends continued to give generously to Charities Week 2015 which raised more than $5.8 million to help the less fortunate. This amount is about $248,000 more than the funds raised in 2014. Charities Week is the annual archdiocesan fundraising campaign that is organised by Caritas Singapore during Lent each year.In a statement, [...]

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 [...]

$5.6m for Charities Week

Even with many fundraising projects in parishes and in the wider Catholic community, Catholics in Singapore continued to give generously for Charities Week 2014, topping donations collected last year. According to Caritas Singapore, which organises the annual archdiocesan fundraising campaign, contributions this year totalled $5,585,771.This money will help the less fortunate.Said Caritas Singapore’s executive director, [...]

Pressing issues raised at education conference

Educators, parents, Religious brainstorm way forward for Catholic education in Singapore How can Catholics witness to being Christian in the pluralist, multi-religious environment in Singapore Catholic Schools?This was the question underpinning the first Singapore Catholic Education Conference, entitled You Are To Be My Witnesses, held at Catholic Junior College from Sept 13-14.More than 300 people, [...]

Casino dangers raised during Social Justice Day

The possible negative effects arising from the setting up of two casinos in Singapore were a discussion point during a Social Justice Day organised by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM).Thirty-five people, including FMM Sisters and Catholics from 11 parishes, took part in an afternoon of reflection, sharing and inputs on Oct 30 at the [...]

Ruined by gambling, raised by God

(Left) (From left) Camillus, Eunice and Joshua.While on a family holiday to Amsterdam 20 years ago, a father’s compulsive gambling led to a lost son. Camillus Sim is an ex-gambler who went from lottery winner to running from loan sharks. Darren Boon meets the man who was Ruined by gambling, raised by GodCAMILLUS SIM WAS [...]