Parish organises ministry weekend to create awareness

Catechism children visiting the altar servers’ booth during the Ministry Awareness Weekend at the Church of Sts Peter and Paul.The Church of Sts Peter and Paul organised a Ministry Awareness Weekend from Feb 18-19 to create greater awareness of the various avenues one can serve in the parish. The event, an initiative of the parish [...]

Serving married couples around the world

S’porean couple Daniel and Shelley Ee, who are in the Marriage Encounter global leadership team, share their experiences since taking on the responsibilityDaniel and Shelley Ee, together with Philippine priest Fr Nathaniel Gomez, meet Pope Francis during a special audience for the Marriage Encounter movement on Sept 10.We took on the role of Worldwide Marriage [...]

What does it mean to do missionary work?

Missionaries and volunteers who have worked with CHARIS share their experiences as the Church marks World Mission Sunday (Oct 23)Educating the poor in MyanmarSr Angela Ng reading stories in English to educators and children from the Canossa Home in Thanlyin, Myanmar.Sr Angela Ng, Canossian Daughters of Charity (CHARIS affiliate):I first went to Myanmar in 2002. [...]

Serving the poor with simple acts of great love

A look at the Missionaries of Charity’s work in S’pore A Missionaries of Charity Sister feeding a resident in the Gift of Love Home in Boon Lay. The Missionaries of Charity (MC) are “happy and humbled” by the recent canonisation of Mother Teresa, said Sr Mary Carmel, the local superior. “We want to imitate her [...]

Divine compassion key to loving the needy

Divine compassion is vital in the work of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP). Without it, the work the society does is reduced to the purely humanitarian, and members would not be able to offer the fullness of the Gospel, i.e. Jesus, to others.Archbishop William Goh made this point at a Mass to [...]

Afghan security arrests 3 over priest’s kidnapping

ROME – Security forces in Afghanistan have arrested three men in connection with the kidnapping of a Jesuit priest from India.The arrests, announced by an Afghan government official, include a man taken into custody on June 4 while two others were detained on June 5 in connection with the disappearance of Fr Alexis Prem Kumar. [...]

Serving in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya

This year marks the 25th year of my missionary life in East Africa. Time have flown by since I landed in Nairobi, Kenya on Oct 11, 1988. In the years after my arrival, I worked in Malawi and Tanzania to meet the various needs of Canossian missionaries in East Africa. In 2010, I went back [...]

Serving Myanmar migrants in Phuket

A group of Singapore Catholics visited disadvantaged Myanmar migrants in Phuket, Thailand, conducting classes for the children and organising a sports day for them.According to the 12-member group, they wanted to spread Christmas joy while empowering the children with the knowledge that there are people who love and care for them. […]