Serving needy kids in Pattaya

Morning walk for children from day care centre. It was a mission trip to bring love, hope and joy to underprivileged children in Pattaya, Thailand. But for the 46 mostly young Singapore missionaries who went, they received from their beneficiaries as much as they gave.The missionaries, mostly aged 13-18 from the Church of Christ the [...]

Learning how schools put Catholic values into practice in study trip

S’pore Catholic educators visited Church-run schools in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast recentlyGroup photo at taken at the Brisbane Catholic Education Office.Singapore Catholic educators saw how Church-run schools in Australia integrated the Catholic ethos into the school community and curriculum during a recent visit.Eleven principals and vice-principals of local Catholics schools, ranging from preschool to [...]

Serving Myanmar refugees in Kuala Lumpur

Members of a group from the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour helping Myanmar refugee kids build shelves for their library.By Mabel LeeEight missionaries from the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour spent a week reaching out to Myanmar refugees in Kuala Lumpur.From Dec 11-17, they visited the Zutong Refugee Catholic Learning Centre [...]

S’poreans reach out to needy young people in Pattaya

Catholics from Singapore interacting with teenagers with disabilities in Pattaya during their mission trip.Some 50 Catholics, mostly from the Church of Christ the King, travelled to Pattaya, Thailand, and visited various Catholic charity institutions there in early December.Redemptorist Fr Simon Pereira and parish priest Fr John Sim led the group, which included parents and their [...]

Canossian educators go on learning trip in Italy

Singapore Canossian educators (seated, front and right) seen here with Italian school children. Fifteen educators from the different Canossian education institutions in Singapore went on a two-week learning journey in Italy as part of the recent launch of the Canossian Education Charter.The charter was launched on May 26 in Singapore and is to be used [...]

Learning about ministering to ethnic and religious diversity in Australia

Two Singaporean educators (right) observing students at the ecumenical Emmaus CollegeEight principals and teachers from Singapore Catholic schools learnt how their Australian counterparts integrate the Catholic ethos in their schools’ curriculum and community during a study trip.Two schools stood out in particular for the visitors during the June 4-10 trip to Brisbane and its outskirts, [...]

S’pore team helps build homes, provide clean water in Sri Lanka

Ten volunteers from CHARIS recently embarked on a journey to teach and build bio-sand water filtration systems and assist in house building efforts in Sri Lanka.During the June 12-18 trip, they also spent time forging friendships with the locals, many whom had received financial assistance from CHARIS (Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore) to [...]

Pilgrims continue spiritual preparations ahead of WYD

Young pilgrims from all over Singapore came together at the Office for Young People for a time of spiritual preparation for World Youth Day (WYD) on May 7.The event was the second such session organised for those travelling to Poland for WYD.Archbishop William Goh will be one of the pilgrims.During the May 7 event, sharings [...]

SJI International aids Filipino community living in dumpsite

St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) International sent a team of nine students and four teachers on a trip to Manila to work with the Philippines Community Fund (PCF) as part of the school’s Service Learning initiatives.The trip, which took place from Oct 18-23, helped the team to learn about a community that lives in very difficult [...]