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 [...]

Unity amidst diversity at Pentecost Rally

Families, teenagers, different nationalities make rally a memorable experienceAwesome, and a great experience of unity.This was what many felt about the full-day Pentecost Rally held at Holy Innocents’ High School on May 15.“People here are united, with the same objective of responding to God’s call,” said Mr Chen Fabang, 45, a Chinese national.It was his [...]

Bernard Chen dedicated time and effort to state and Church

The Singapore Catholic Church mourned the loss of Mr Benard Chen, who dedicated much of his time and effort to the archdiocese and the state.He passed away on April 8 at age 72.During his funeral Mass on April 13, Redemptorist Fr Simon Tan spoke about how Mr Chen willingly took up the post of chairman [...]

To The Simon Wiesenthal Centre: Face The Problem Of Intolerance Together

Vatican City, 24 October 2013 (VIS) – This morning Pope Francis received a delegation from the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, an international Jewish organisation for the defence of human rights, and praised its work in fighting “every form of racism, intolerance and anti-Semitism, preserving the memory of the Shoah and promoting mutual understanding through education and [...]

Telegram On The Death Of Cardinal Simon Ignatius Pimenta

Vatican City, 20 July 2013 (VIS) - The Holy Father has sent a telegram of condolence to Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay for the death of Cardinal Simon Ignatius Pimenta, archbishop emeritus of the same archdiocese. Cardinal Pimenta died on Friday, 19 July at the age of 93.In the message the Pope expresses his [...]

CHIJ St. Nicholas is 75, going strong

SINGAPORE – CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School celebrated its 75th anniversary on Jan 16. The school was founded in 1933. The day’s celebrations was themed "Love one another and reach out to one another". Mass was celebrated by Redemptorist Father Simon Pereira in the school field and attended by teachers and some 3,100 students. Father [...]

Singapore priest celebrates Mass in Shanghai

  REDEMPTORIST FATHER SIMON Pereira blesses a participant at the Shanghai Youth Day celebrations at St. Peter’s Church in Shanghai in June in above photo. The event was organized by the international community from St. Peter’s Church and co-hosted by the Sacred Heart Church to be a forum for the youth in Shanghai to interact [...]