Two deacons ordained for S’pore Church

Deacons Jude David and Terence Kesavan will be ordained to the priesthood on Jan 1.This announcement was made after their ordination to the diaconate by Archbishop William Goh on Nov 28 at the Church of the Holy Spirit.Both deacons are parishioners of the Church of St Francis Xavier. […]

History of the Good Shepherd Sisters in S’pore

1835: The Good Shepherd Sisters were founded by St Mary Euphrasia Pelletier in France.1939: Mother Mary Ligouri Bourke and Sr Mary of St Alphonsus Mooney arrived in Singapore on Dec 12 and were later joined by Sr Mary of St Dympna Brady and Sr M Columba Canon.1940-1942: Established a convent in a bungalow in Punggol [...]

S’pore archdiocese wishes all Hindus a Happy Deepavali

Dear Hindu friends, With heartfelt thanksgiving, I share in your joy on this vibrant festival of Deepavali, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil and of light over darkness.As you unite yourselves with fellow Hindus all over the world during this Festival of Lights, may God bless you abundantly as you renew ties of [...]

Spotlighting poverty in S’pore

Caritas Singapore has launched a nationwide initiative to create awareness of the poor in the country. Titled Singaporeans against Poverty, it is expected to last for the next three to five years and will include a series of campaigns.The first of these campaigns is being rolled out – a series of print, cinema, online and [...]

Life Direction S’pore launched

Those seeking spiritual direction in the Christian tradition can now look towards a new group of people belonging to Life Direction Singapore (LDS), and who come from various Christian Churches.LDS evolved from Life Direction Team (LDT), an effort which began in 1983 under the auspices of the late Archbishop Gregory Yong to initiate a formation [...]

S’pore meditation community marks 25th anniversary

WCCM Singapore has spread the practice of meditation to local parishes and to other countriesArchbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia has commended the Singapore chapter of the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) for its work in helping people develop a balance between work and prayer, action and contemplation.During the organisation’s 25th anniversary Mass, held at the [...]

S’pore nun writes book on her experiences in Kenya

Sr Wendy Ooi spent four and a half years doing mission work in NairobiAn African burglar caught red-handed was not handed to the authorities. Instead his intended victims took justice into their own hands by putting a rubber tire around his head and setting it on fire.This was just one example of the everyday violence [...]

Montfort schools hold their own S’pore Conversation

SINGAPORE – “More schools will be opened in the future to take in more students.”This was one of the aspirations written on the Montfort Schools’ Singapore Conversation exhibition which was unveiled on April 20.The exhibition was a culmination of a four-month dialogue among students from Montfort Junior and Montfort Secondary Schools, their teachers, family members [...]

Catholics walk barefoot across S’pore to pray during Lent

More than 100 Catholics walked through the streets of Singapore barefoot praying the Stations of the Cross, the rosary, the Divine Mercy chaplet and other prayers.The March 23 “Crucis Singapura” prayer walk was the third such event held in the last three years by Jesus Youth.The participants, aged 18-40, some with kids in tow, prayed [...]