School starts new year with prayer, reflection

A teacher assists a Hai Sing Catholic School student with lighting a candle on the first day of school.Hai Sing Catholic School traditionally begins each school year with three activities that seek to bring students and staff of all faiths together. These are the Staff Mission Seminar, the school opening, and the Student Mission Seminar.On [...]

Canossian colouring book

  The cover of the book titled Senza Tempo.St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School has launched a colouring book which allows students to identify, appreciate and deepen their understanding of the school’s values and ethos.Titled Senza Tempo, which means “timeless” in Italian, the colouring book is categorised into three main portions: Tradition, Transition and Transformation. Tradition focuses [...]

Migrants honoured in special celebration

More than 1,000 migrants attend Migrant Sunday eventThe Migrant Sunday celebration organised recently by the Church here represented “unity for all the races”, said Ms Rhodora, 51. “Everybody cheered for each other,” said the Filipino domestic worker, “we feel like we belong”. Ms Rhodora was one of more than 1,000 migrant workers who gathered at [...]

Meditating before Mass at Queen of Peace church

If you walk in 15 minutes before Mass at the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace this Lent, you may notice parishioners sitting still, eyes closed and deep in prayer.Usually there will be a flurry of activity 10 minutes before any Mass begins with the faithful scurrying into church with animated children on tow. [...]

Finding Treasure in the Bible

This year’s Bible Sunday (July 13) message from the Regional Biblical Commission speaks of seeking the evergreen priceless treasure in the Bible.Seeking the TreasureWho can decide or guarantee the authenticity of the correct interpretation of the Scriptures? Down through the centuries, people from various Christian denominations and religions and even atheists have offered many versions [...]

St Anthony youth revive age-old tradition

Young Catholics from the Church of Saint Anthony celebrated the Easter season by taking a trip back in time to medieval Europe where the game of “handball” was traditionally played during this season. Pallamano, which means “handball” in Italian, was a favourite Easter sport most commonly played in France and Germany. “The ball represents the [...]

Buddhists And Christians: Together Fostering Fraternity

Vatican City, April 2014 (VIS) – Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and Fr. Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, M.C.C.J., respectively president and secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, have signed the message that this dicastery sends each year to followers of Buddhism on the festival of Vesakh. Vesakh is the principal Buddhist holy day that commemorates [...]

Filipino tradition gives sense of home

Thousands of Filipinos flocked to attend the Simbang Gabi Masses ahead of ChristmasThousands of Filipino Catholics flocked to the Simbang Gabi Masses held in 27 churches here in preparation for Christmas.These Masses, popular in the Philippines, are also known by their Spanish name, Misa de Gallo, which means “Mass of the rooster”.The celebrations, traditionally held [...]

Vatican II ‘didn’t break with tradition

VATICAN CITY – Traditionalist and progressive camps that see the Second Vatican Council as breaking with the truth espouse a “heretical interpretation” of the council and its aims, said the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.What Pope Benedict XVI has termed “the hermeneutic of reform, of renewal in continuity” is the [...]