Upcoming WYD an opportunity to share faith, culture

Jared NgAs World Youth Day (WYD) Panama approaches in January, many young people are eagerly waiting to discover for themselves the characteristic values of youth and the richness of the Catholic faith.Furthermore, what is unique to this worldwide gathering of young people every three years is the exchange of cultures.This is what one Singaporean will [...]

Because we CARE, we give new meaning to HIV/AIDS patients

Diana Lee, a volunteer, shares her experiencesCatholic AIDS Response Effort volunteers and staff (facing camera in black and white tops), together with residents having a singalong session.Four years ago, at the blissful age of 67, a nagging desire to be a volunteer enveloped me. Whenever I hear a homily, read a spiritual book or watch [...]

Canossa Convent bids farewell as an all girls’ school

Boys will join the school from next yearCanossa Convent Brownies marching in with the new school flag.Jared Ng Nov 13 was a historic occasion at Canossa Convent Primary School as it marked its last thanksgiving celebration as an all girls’ school.From next year the school in Sallim Road will be going co-ed after 77 years.Canossa [...]

Hai Sing Catholic puts Franciscan values into action

Students ploughing the soil in the vegetable garden.Walking through Hai Sing Catholic School, one can’t help but notice a simple vegetable garden with the students all hands-on at the plot.This garden is part of the school’s green efforts and to also build the character and faith of its Catholic students. After all, St Francis of [...]

Young lawyers bond over art

A day of recollection for young lawyers and lawyers-to-be has left them refreshed and energised.“I started the retreat feeling tired and desolate from work. The retreat helped me gain a sense of community,” said Ms Geraldine Yeong. “I feel really rejuvenated and hopeful about life and practice now.”Ms Hilda Foo echoed Ms Yeong’s sentiments. “It [...]

Christ the King pilgrims share their WYD stories

The contingent, called W4, visited various churches and learned about the universality of faith July 19 Arrived in Warsaw, Poland Visited the St Maximilian Kolbe Shrine and Monastery in Niepokalanów Visited Church of St Anne in Old Town, Warsaw After checking in the hostel, we travelled to the St Maximilian Kolbe shrine. It was beautiful [...]

Praying for the Church in China

Pray for China’s clergy to be witnesses for God, and support the Church there through donating religious books and sharing of experience.These were some suggestions that Fr Henry Siew gave during a Mass to mark the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China on May 24.Fr Henry, who is spiritual director of the [...]

Pilgrims take part in ‘Mercy Walk’ from Changi to Pasir Ris

More than 100 Catholics from 17 parishes took part in a “Mercy Walk” for peace to mark the International Year of Consecrated life as well as the start of the Jubilee Year of Mercy on Dec 8.Laypeople joined Daughters of St Paul, Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Good Shepherd and Canossian nuns, and Jesuit and Franciscan [...]

Lay Canossians celebrate 50th anniversary

Ninety-nine members from the Association of Lay Canossians gathered together with the Canossian Sisters to celebrate the Feast Day of Our Lady of Sorrows on Sept 12.The celebration marked the 50th anniversary of the the association in Singapore. Several lay Canossians from Hong Kong and Malaysia were also present.The celebration, which took place at the [...]