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Lunar New Year interfaith outreach spreads message of harmony

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Participants of various faiths give oranges to people during the World Interfaith Harmony Week event. Photo: MUIS

Michelle Voo

Happy World Interfaith Harmony Week 2019! “One Blood, One Humanity”.

From “wows”, polite “thank yous” and bewilderment to downright suspicion and outright rejection – such was the spectrum of reactions various faith-based groups received on Feb 9 when they offered this greeting of peace (printed on a postcard), an invitation to a blood donation drive at a mosque, and a pair of oranges to members of the public at the Bishan MRT and Junction 8 mall area.

Around 70 members of various faiths took part in this outreach, including seven young people and three adults from the Catholic Church.

Fr William Heng, CSsR, called to the Lord

Fr William Heng, CSsR, of the Redemptorists in Singapore passed away peacefully on 15 February 2019, surrounded by his family. He was 64. His wake is currently being held in the Scala Room, Basement 2, at the Church of St Alphonsus (Novena Church). His Funeral Mass will be today, 2.30pm at Novena Church followed by [...]

Singapore youth at World Youth Day

EXPERIENCING THE UNIVERSALITY OF THE CHURCH: The Novena Church contingent from Singapore with young people from Argentina at World Youth Day 2019 in Panama. The contingent, led by Redemptorist Father Francis Vijayan, were in Panama from Jan 19-29 to share their faith with thousands of other pilgrims. […]

Chancery Notice – 4 February 2019

A photograph of Benjamin Ho wearing priestly vestments similar to those worn by the Oblates in Hong Kong.The Chancery has recently received reports of a man named Benjamin Ho 何伟震 (Pinyin: Hé Wěi Zhe̍n) who is conducting ministry within the Mandarin-speaking community. Ho claims to be a Catholic Oblate 獻主會 (Pinyin: Xiàn Zhǔ Huì) priest [...]

New year, new leadership for Caritas

Leaders representing Caritas Singapore and its 27-member organisations after the annual Mass.Recognising that the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life, the Caritas Singapore family gathers annually to celebrate Mass to give thanks for the past year as well as to begin a new year with blessings and faith.And this year on [...]

Work for justice, legal fraternity members urged

Participants of the Red Mass included (from left): Prof Tan Cheng Han (Caritas), Ms Peggy Yee (Catholic Lawyers Guild), Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, Solicitor-General Kwek Mean Luck and Ms Janet Ang (Caritas Board of Trustees).Vanessa TokCatholic members of the legal fraternity were urged to use their skills for the good of society and to work [...]

Chancery Notice – 23 January 2019

Appointments  1. The following are the new leadership team of the Congregation of the Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) that were elected in the quadrennium 2019-2022 with effect from 1 January 2019: a. Gerard Louis CSsR – Vice Provincial b. Joseph Stephen CSsR – Vicarc. Eugene Lee CSsRd. Francis Vijayan CSsRe. Glenn de Cruz CSsR […]

Restoring the treasures of the Vatican Museums

   The Madonna della Cintola before restoration (left) and after restoration.Which is more amazing – Michelangelo’s artworks in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel or how the frescoes there were restored? For Father Kevin Lixey, the International Director of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums (PAVM), the restoration process is “almost as fascinating as [...]