Seminarians must be good role models, says Archbishop

The new St Francis Xavier Seminary is next to St Joseph’s Church (Bukit Timah).Jared Ng Seminarians were reminded by Archbishop William Goh of the three leadership qualities they must have as they prepare for their formation to the priesthood, namely, humility, compassion and collaboration.He acknowledged the many challenges that the Church faces today to attract [...]

Reflection: How your bad habit is hurting others …

Msgr Philip Heng, SJ In this second part of the “Living a More Discerning Life” series, it is good that we reflect on the lives we have been living, as we cannot presume that we are doing this. We are each called to discover anew the blessings that God intends that we experience in our [...]

St Joseph’s Church Victoria St to close for restoration works

Project includes fixing wall cracks and uneven floor surfacesMsgr Philip Heng, St Joseph’s Church rector, points to the 105-year-old church building now stripped of its layers of paint.By Jared NgSt Joseph’s Church (Victoria Street) will be closed for a year and possibly longer, starting from Aug 1, as it undergoes repainting, repairs and restoration works. [...]

Chancery Notice – 14 February 2017

APPOINTMENTS1. The following Major Superiors representing the sponsoring authorities of Catholic Schools have been appointed as members of the Archdiocesan Commission for Catholic Schools (ACCS) for a term of two [2] years with effect from 19 January 2017:a. Br John Albert FSGb. Br Paul Ho FSCc. Br Robert Teoh FMSd. Sr Joan Lopez RGSe. Sr [...]

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 [...]

Words from the seminary’s rector

A seminarian should be deeply in love with the Lord, excited about prayer and eager to grow towards perfection, unafraid to admit weaknesses that need to be overcome.This is according to Msgr Ambrose Vaz, rector of the St Francis Xavier Major Seminary (SFXMS).Speaking to CatholicNews in an interview, Msgr Ambrose said that basically, a seminarian [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 5 April 2014

Vatican City, 5 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Fr. Bruno Ateba Edo, S.A.C., as bishop of Maroua-Mokolo (area 14,332, population 2,000,000, Catholics 70,000, priests 66, permanent deacons 10, religious 134), Cameroon. The bishop-elect was born in Zoetele, Cameroon in 1964, gave his perpetual vws in 1994 and was ordained a [...]