Fulfilling Christmas wishes, bringing joy to the poor

A look at how some parishes celebrated Advent and ChristmasSt Francis Xavier parishioners make Advent wreaths, paint muralsChurch of St Francis Xavier parishioners making Advent wreaths during a workshop.An Advent wreath workshop, painting an Advent mural and singing Christmas carols in two malls.These were some of the activities organised by the Church of St Francis [...]

Transfiguration Church holds Dedication Mass

Archbishop William Goh depositing the relics of St Laurent Imbert and St Jerome Lu into the altar. With him are parish priest Fr Joachim Chang (far left), Fr Ignatius Yeo (second from left) and Fr Valerian Cheong (far right).By Jared Ng“After four long years of waiting, the church in Punggol is at last ready,” proclaimed [...]

Building the new church in Punggol

Fr Joachim Chang talks about the financial challengesFr Joachim Chang, parish priest of the upcoming Church of the Transfiguration, seen here with religious statues and artefacts to be housed in the new church.A magnificently adorned tabernacle stands at one spot, life-size statues of Our Lady line a wall, while gleaming procession lanterns adorn one end [...]

Church of Transfiguration starts series of monthly Masses

Leaders and well-wishers of the yet-to-be-built Church of the Transfiguration (COTT) in Punggol gathered to celebrate their very first monthly Mass on Palm Sunday. The March 20 event was held at the school hall of Holy Innocents’ High School on Upper Serangoon Road. The 150-strong congregation sang and waved their palms as the Palm Sunday [...]

Church of the Transfiguration fundraising dinner

A fundraising gala dinner for the building fund of the Church of the Transfiguration (COTT) was held at the Fairmont Ballroom on Jan 17. About 1,700 Catholics came together to show their support by raising $827,180. The amount was raised through table sales for the dinner and an auction.Among those who attended were guest-of-honour Deputy [...]

Church of Transfiguration awakens ‘the force’

Volunteers and well-wishers of the Church of the Transfiguration (COTT) took time off during the December holidays to catch the latest Star Wars saga – Star Wars: the Force Awakens, at the Grand Cathay on Dec 28. About 50 children from various children’s organisations including Arc Children’s Centre, Care Community Services Society, Society of the [...]

Why The Transfiguration

SFX Bulletin, 1 March 2015 Most of us can relate to many of the events in Jesus’ life.  We can relate to his temptations in the desert, his rejection by various groups of people and his abandonment by his apostles for we, too, encounter such trials although not to such intense degrees as Jesus did [...]

Groundbreaking for new church in Punggol

It was a sunny and windy afternoon as about 50 people, including 10 priests, witnessed the groundbreaking and blessing ceremony of the new Church of the Transfiguration.Archbishop William Goh presided at the event held at the building site at Punggol Central on Aug 6. According to Fr Joachim Chang, who is in charge of the [...]