Putting fun into preschool education

Preschool educators doing a Zumba workout.When 75 Catholic preschool educators congregated at Catholic Kindergarten, a preschool managed by the Marist Brothers, it was to learn about the educational approaches and practices of the kindergarten. It was for them to deepen their professional knowledge.But in learning, there should also be an element of fun. And, the [...]

Obituary: Fr Gerard Keane, SJ, called to the Lord

Fr Gerard Keane, SJ (1926-2018)Fr Gerard Keane, SJ, of the Society of Jesus passed away yesterday on 27 November 2018 at Assisi Hospice, Singapore. He was 92. Fr Keane was the last of the Irish Jesuits who served in the Region of Malaysia-Singapore.He was born in Limerick, Ireland on 2 November 1926. Fr Keane once observed [...]

Architectural award for Cathedral of the Good Shepherd

Second Minister for National Development Desmond Lee presents Archbishop William Goh with the Architectural Heritage Award for the restoration of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.By Jared NgThe Cathedral of the Good Shepherd received the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Architectural Heritage Award for restoration on Oct 31. Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development [...]

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 [...]

Assumption English returns to Bukit Timah

Assumption English School returned to its original campus at Upper Bukit Timah Road in December. A Returning Home Mass Walk was organised by the school on Dec 28 to mark the return. Students and staff of the school had the opportunity to interact along the walk which took them through part of the “Green Corridor” [...]

Chancery Notice – 2 October 2015

Br Jean-Denis Gervais, S.G. of the Brothers of St Gabriel in Singapore has passed away. He had suffered cancer of the prostate and of the bones in his final years and returned to the Lord on the evening of 29 September 2015. He was 85. Br Denis was born on 7 March 1930 in Quebec, [...]

Masterplan of redeveloped SJI campus unveiled

President Tony Tan unveiled the masterplan, or 3-D model, of the redeveloped St Joseph’s Institution campus on Malcolm Road, and officiated at its ground-breaking ceremony on July 20.Dr Tan, a former student, also launched a new SJI book titled Lasallian Pathfinders: Of Ordinary Men and Less Ordinary Leadership.Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, a former [...]

CN for missionaries

Would you like to help our overseas missionaries receive free copies of CatholicNews?A list of more than 40 Religious priests and nuns serving overseas was published in CN’s Mission Sunday feature a few issues ago. These missionaries serve in Myanmar, Philippines, Tanzania, Australia, USA and many other countries.A yearly subscription for a missionary in most [...]

Verbum Dei to run Bible apostolate

The Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity has been tasked with running the Archdiocesan Biblical Apostolate – a responsibility the community says has been received with both joy and fear.“Joy because of this opportunity to share our Verbum Dei spirituality and charism to a bigger audience,” Sr Sandra Seow told CatholicNews, and “fear too” because it is [...]

How Filipino Catholics integrate into local church

Commmunity leaders also note challenges, including lack of spaceThe Filipino Catholic community in Singapore is the first and currently the largest foreign community here.In 1991, there were 70,000 members and now that number stands at around 250,000 according to Filipino community chaplain Fr Angel Luciano.But with a quarter of a million to care for spiritually, [...]