Singapore youth at World Youth Day

EXPERIENCING THE UNIVERSALITY OF THE CHURCH: The Novena Church contingent from Singapore with young people from Argentina at World Youth Day 2019 in Panama. The contingent, led by Redemptorist Father Francis Vijayan, were in Panama from Jan 19-29 to share their faith with thousands of other pilgrims. […]

Whether Seal of Confession was broken in film

We understand that emails and WhatAapp messages have been circulated questioning whether the Seal of Confession was breached in the dramatisation of the confession of Catherine Tan Mui Choo in the local film entitled Sister. Some have postulated that what was “seemingly revealed” in the confession scene (from 4:30 to about 7:30 mins) should have [...]

Serving needy kids in Pattaya

Morning walk for children from day care centre. It was a mission trip to bring love, hope and joy to underprivileged children in Pattaya, Thailand. But for the 46 mostly young Singapore missionaries who went, they received from their beneficiaries as much as they gave.The missionaries, mostly aged 13-18 from the Church of Christ the [...]

Upcoming WYD an opportunity to share faith, culture

Jared NgAs World Youth Day (WYD) Panama approaches in January, many young people are eagerly waiting to discover for themselves the characteristic values of youth and the richness of the Catholic faith.Furthermore, what is unique to this worldwide gathering of young people every three years is the exchange of cultures.This is what one Singaporean will [...]

Canossa Convent bids farewell as an all girls’ school

Boys will join the school from next yearCanossa Convent Brownies marching in with the new school flag.Jared Ng Nov 13 was a historic occasion at Canossa Convent Primary School as it marked its last thanksgiving celebration as an all girls’ school.From next year the school in Sallim Road will be going co-ed after 77 years.Canossa [...]

Return of the annual Our Lady procession to Novena Church

Devotees gathered around to photograph the crowned icon of Our Lady. Photos: MICHAEL LIEWJared Ng “Mary, Our Mother of Perpetual Help, we remember today all the times you have stood by us fervently in prayer … We ask that you continue to pray for us and our families.”Redemptorist Father Simon Pereira proclaimed these heartfelt words [...]

Chancery Notice – 10 February 2017

OBITUARYBr Bernard Michael Heaney, CSsR, of the Redemptorists in Singapore, passed away on Feb 8, 2017. He was 89. Br Bernard was born in England on Dec 11, 1927. As a young boy, he was sent to Australia from his home in London to escape World War II in Europe. During his time at his [...]

New Redemptorist hopes to evangelise through media

Fr Francis Vijayan, ordained on Sept 8, shares with CatholicNews his journey to the priesthoodFr Francis Vijayan seen here having just given communion to his mother, Rosilin Vilasini, at his ordination Mass. Also in the picture are his father, Anthony Mohan (right), and his sister, Bernadette Vidya.“I learned to love what they are about, their [...]