Reflection: God works miracles for all of us daily

Msgr Philip Heng, SJ God is working “miracles” every day in our lives, but we cannot presume that all of us are in tune with these “miracles”. This is so because we are often too caught up in our own daily work, projects, concerns, busyness and hectic life that we relate to God as though [...]

Help people see God’s mercy, Caritas members urged at Mass

The crowd at the Caritas Singapore annual Mass on Jan 6.The ultimate goal of Christian social service is to give people Christ, said Archbishop William Goh at the Caritas Singapore annual Mass held on Jan 6.Speaking to 200 people from the Caritas family gathered at Agape Village in Toa Payoh, he told them that they [...]

Empowering ministries in their service of families, marriages

“We have all been called to be the alternative voice; the counter-culture. We need to bring God’s healing love to hurting marriages and families,” said Ms Cyrine Gregory, Marriage Encounter co-ordinator.She was commenting on the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family (ACF) Family Partners’ Empowerment event at the Catholic Spirituality Centre on April 16.The event, attend [...]

Divine compassion key to loving the needy

Divine compassion is vital in the work of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP). Without it, the work the society does is reduced to the purely humanitarian, and members would not be able to offer the fullness of the Gospel, i.e. Jesus, to others.Archbishop William Goh made this point at a Mass to [...]

Prayers for victims of the Sabah earthquake

The Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission has issued prayers for possible use for the Day of National Remembrance for victims of the Sabah earthquake: Lord our God, You are always faithful and quick to show mercy,the Sabah earthquake victimswere suddenly [and violently] taken from us.Come swiftly to their aid,have mercy on them,and comfort their family and friendsby [...]

Archbishop’s message on Middle East conflicts

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, You would have read of the ongoing tragedies in the Middle East, particularly in Gaza and Iraq. The small territory of Gaza has been devastated by weeks of war between Israel and Hamas. Even UN shelters for civilians have been shelled and are in ruins. In Iraq, extremists calling [...]

‘Id al-Fitr Message 2014

Dear Muslim brothers and sisters, It is with immense joy that I celebrate with you the end of your holy month of Ramadan; of fasting, prayer and almsgiving.May this message express my great esteem and respect for all Muslims; in particular, your active involvement in promoting peace, and harmony through interreligious dialogue, and projects that [...]

Pope Francis: Peace Requires The Strength Of Meekness

Vatican City, 1 January 2014 (VIS) – Following the celebration of Holy Mass on the Solemnity of the Holy Mother of God, and on the 47th World Day of Peace, Pope Francis appeared at the window of his study to pray the Angelus with the faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square. Before the [...]