Encountering the Lord in music and dance

Jesus Youth band members belting out lively Christian songs. As evening set on July 7, the Agape Village Hall in Toa Payoh was transformed into a hive of youthful activity as familiar faces greeted one other and strangers became friends, all in anticipation of worshipping the Lord as one. The Heart of Worship outreach event, [...]

Canossian school holds inaugural night festival

Various dance performances took place around the school compound during the St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School Night Festival.More than a thousand visitors to St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School (SACSS) were treated to drama, dance and music performances during the school’s inaugural Night Festival held on April 13. Themed “Let the Light Shine”, in conjunction with [...]

About the song, The 12 Days of Christmas

The Christmas reflection booklet published by the Office for the New Evangelisation.I write regarding the Christmas reflection booklet, The Joyous Community, published in December 2016 by the Office for the New Evangelisation (ONE). It is praiseworthy that ONE is producing reflections for every liturgical season; I am sure they are a valuable resource to many [...]

Church marks SG50 with songs, prayers, reflections

“I’m very proud to be a Catholic!”This was the sentiment expressed by participants after the Joy SG50 Thanksgiving celebration on July 4.About 10,000 people, including about 1,800 volunteers, packed the Singapore Indoor Stadium to give thanks for the nation’s 50 years of existence. During the five-and-a-half hour event, they listened to stirring speeches from guest-of-honour, [...]

Letter: Too much singing at Mass?

In recent years, I have observed that there tends to be a lot more singing during Mass, especially during Sunday Mass. Allow me to go back a bit in history. If my memory still serves me, when I was a young boy (I am now in my late 50s), we only sang during the opening [...]

Corrinne May shares about family life through song

Corrinne May performed several of her Christian-themed songs for the audience during the dialogue event, at one point breaking down in tears, apparently moved by the song.She started off by giving her own rendition of the Hail Mary, while accompanying herself on the piano.  Before singing the next song, Beautiful Life, she shared that the [...]

Priests join Dan Schutte in concert

The ‘A Time Will Come for Singing’ concert was inspiring and surprising in various ways, says Lorna O’HaraSongs by American Christian music composer Dan Schutte such as Table of Plenty and Here I Am, Lord have become familiar favourites among worshippers.These hymns, together with many  others, were sung on Oct 17 as part of CANA [...]

Visually impaired perform for elderly residents of home

“As I am physically handicapped myself, I know it’s not easy for them to come out and perform. To do so, it takes great courage,” said Mr Law, a resident in St Theresa’s Home.He was among elderly residents who watched 16 visually impaired people from a Catholic music centre perform evergreen numbers on Sept 6. [...]

Nuns sing to raise funds for new convent

To help raise funds for a new convent, the Daughters of St Paul held their first fundraising event at SAFRA Toa Payoh on Aug 10. Onstage in front of 650 guests during the lunch event, three Sisters sang and danced to We Are One, a song composed by their Superior, Sr Wendy Ooi. The song [...]