Deepavali message 2018

Photo: PIXABAYDear Hindu Friends,Happy and blessed Deepavali! We share your joy at this time of festival – may the light of the Diyas illuminate your hearts and homes, and those of your families, friends and communities in the year ahead!On 15 May 2018, an interfaith conference was held in Rome which brought Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, [...]

Space to rest, reflect and listen to God

The Quieting the Soul retreat is for those seeking prayerful rest and quiet reflection.For the past 13 years, a large number of people have experienced the tranquillity and warmth of God’s presence at the Quieting the Soul (QTS) retreat. In response to a need for those seeking prayerful rest and quiet reflection, the Cenacle Sisters [...]

Catholic Church’s Response to Terrorist Attack in France

The Catholic Church in Singapore is saddened to learn of the killing of one of our brothers-in-Christ, the 84 year old Reverend Father Jacques Hamel in France in a place of worship. Such cruel acts are designed to instil fear and divisiveness in our society. The Church condemns all acts of terrorism and violence. This [...]

Prayers help paralympian through horse riding accident

Gemma Foo ruptured her spleen while training. She tells Jared Ng how her faith helped her during that time. “Take away this feeling of lousiness,” Gemma Foo prayed to God as she lay in hospital with a ruptured spleen.The para-equestrian, a parishioner of the Church of the Holy Spirit, fell off her horse during a [...]

famfare!

Groomed by faithShe’s an actress, singer and entrepreneur but meet her on any given Sunday and you’ll be forgiven for thinking that she’s just an ordinary parishioner. But 29-year old Cheryl Wee is anything but ordinary.Daughter of Mervin Wee and Jean Yip, of the famed Jean Yip chain of hair and beauty outlets, she juggles [...]

Jesus’ story creatively told in movie

How do you tell a story that has been told many times, make it interesting and yet not stray too far from the original version?Somehow, the upcoming movie Son of God (Twentieth Century Fox and Lightworkers Media) manages to do so with good acting, great soundtrack and impressive cinematography.The good news (pun intended) is that [...]

We are one flesh and one body

Couples who marry in the Catholic Church exchange vows on their wedding day.  Two couples who have remained true in good and bad times, in health and sickness, for a total of 50 over years look back and reflect on the meaning of their vows.I take you to be my  wife/husbandJohn: When I got married [...]

The marriage vows

Couples who marry in the Catholic Church exchange vows on their wedding day.  Two couples who have remained true in good and bad times, in health and sickness, for a total of 50 over years look back and reflect on the meaning of their vows.I take you to be my wife/husbandIgnatius: The flipside of “take” [...]