Do you have your children’s interest at heart?

This is made even tougher when one considers the pressure placed on children in striving for academic excellence and juggling social media and peer pressure.What then, can parents do?“Your mindset and attitude are key,” said Father Henry Siew. “Are you God-centred or worldly-centred? Relationship or achievement oriented?”Parents are often pressured by external factors such as [...]

Deepening faith through the Prayer Experience Retreat

The Catholic Spirituality Centre in Upper Serangoon Road is well known for running the Conversion Experience Retreat (CER). However there are other retreats run at the centre that help build a person’s faith journey or deepen a personal encounter with the Lord. A particular programme is the Prayer Experience Retreat (PER), a three-day, two-night semi-silent [...]

Book a year ahead for your wedding

A wedding is for a day but a marriage is for life. There is much to be done for marriage. However quite often much is done for the wedding. Sometimes the stress of planning for the wedding drives a wedge between the couple so much so that by the time they exchange vows, they are [...]

Why and how does the truth set us free?

A spiritual reflection on the pope’s message for World Communications Day 2018By Estella Young, OPThe Holy Father’s decision to tackle “fake news” for this year’s World Communications Day (WCD) on May 13 comes at a time when governments worldwide are grappling with the abuse of social media for political gain and to inflame racial and [...]

Building the Church of Tomorrow

The Gift of My Church (#TGOMC) is a series featuring how Catholics from all walks of life have been touched by God through their service or participation in the life of the Archdiocese of Singapore. In this issue, Lucas Tang shares with writer Justina Lim about the first time he encountered God’s healing love.His Grace, [...]

The Bible is all about God’s relationship with us

This was the central message of the recently held Bible Sunday Seminar Verbum Dei Srs Sandra Seow (left) and Monika Punan leading a Bible reflection during the Bible Sunday Seminar. Photos: RUN & GUN MEDIA By Christopher KhooThe message of the Bible can be summed up in one word – relationship. Through engaging with God’s [...]

Special Stations of the Cross throw light on married life

Close to 60 couples came together to pray a special Stations of the Cross designed for couples to reflect on the Lord’s Passion and how it related to their marriages. Marriage Encounter (ME) designed the special Lenten programme, which was held at the outdoor Stations of the Cross at the Church of the Nativity of [...]

CTIS graduates urged to deepen relationship with God

Ninety-five graduates of the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore (CTIS) received their Diplomas and Certificates in Theology from Archbishop William Goh on Feb 27. This was the first time that CTIS held a combined ceremony for the graduates of both its English- and Mandarin-language courses.In his welcome speech, CTIS academic director Arthur Goh explained that [...]