Same-sex unions and their right to marriage

Moral theologian Fr David Garcia comments on the issueIT SEEMS that prohibiting people of the same sex from getting married is a case of blatant, unjust discrimination. Clearly, homosexual persons can love each other just as much as heterosexual persons love people of the opposite sex, and if so, don’t they deserve the same right [...]

Receiving Sacrament of Anointing of Sick in good time

Archbishop’s Pastoral MessageFr John Bosco Pereira giving the rite of the Anointing of the Sick to an elderly person at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.1. Purpose of this pastoral letterOften, people are disappointed, upset and angry that they cannot find a priest to celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick for a loved one who [...]

Lenten Reconciliation Services

City DistrictCathedral of the Good ShepherdNILChurch of St Alphonsus (Novena Church)Under reconstructionSt Joseph’s Church (Victoria Street)NILChurch of the Sacred HeartFriday March 31 at 8pm Church of St BernadetteMonday April 3 at 8pmChurch of Our Lady of Lourdes Sunday April 2 at 5.30pm (Tamil)Tuesday April 4 at 8pmChurch of St MichaelWednesday April 5 at 8pmChurch of [...]

Lenten Reconciliation Services

City DistrictCathedral of the Good ShepherdNILChurch of St Alphonsus (Novena Church)Under reconstructionSt Joseph’s Church (Victoria Street)NILChurch of the Sacred HeartFriday March 31 at 8pm Church of St BernadetteMonday April 3 at 8pmChurch of Our Lady of Lourdes Sunday April 2 at 5.30pm (Tamil)Tuesday April 4 at 8pmChurch of St MichaelWednesday April 5 at 8pmChurch of [...]

Kids learn value of life at camp

Children exercising their art skills at the Craft station during the West District Kids’ Bible Camp. Photos: Jerome HoFive-year-old Luke Peh and his sister Serene listened to the story of St Dominic Savio and learnt that children like them were not too young to try to be saints. Elsewhere, their sister Gracie put the finishing touch [...]

Striving for unity among family organisations

The Archdiocesan Commission for the Family (ACF) invited its Family Partners (FPs) to a networking lunch event on March 19.The event, held at the Catholic Archdiocesan Education Centre (CAEC), was attended by 56 representatives of ACF’s Family Partners and board members.The event was part of ACF’s efforts in responding to a pastoral letter issued at [...]

Parishes open their doors to pray for 24 hours

Responding to Pope Francis’ call to participate in the “24 Hours for the Lord” initiative, several parishes in Singapore held Eucharistic adoration and reconciliation services from the evening of March 4 to the evening of March 5.The pope launched this worldwide initiative in 2014, to be held on the Friday and Saturday preceding the fourth [...]

Chancery Notice – 31 December 2015

APPOINTMENTS Fr Benedict Chng has been appointed as Assistant Priest to the Church of St Francis Xavier for a term of three [3] years with effect from the first Sunday of Lent 2016 (14 February 2016). Mr Andre Ahchak has been appointed as the Director of Communications at the Archdiocesan Communications Office with effect from [...]

Obtaining an ‘indulgence’ during the Year of Mercy

Fr Ignatius Yeo explains the meaning of indulgences ahead of the launch of the special year on Dec 8.1. What does the Church teach about “Indulgences”?The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), the official synthesis of the essentials and fundamentals of our faith, states that: “An Indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal [...]

Discerning one’s vocation, listening to God’s call

More than 50 young men – students, NSmen and young working adults – spent the National Day weekend discerning their vocation in life, particularly the priesthood.Apart from contemplating their relationship with God, they also took stock of how far Singapore has come as a nation during the Diocesan Vocation Discernment Retreat, held at the St [...]