Opus Dei group in Rome for congress, Holy week

The Singaporean Opus Dei group poses for a photo in St Peter’s Square. Attending a special congress in Rome was also an opportunity to celebrate Holy Week with Pope Francis for several young Singaporeans active with the Opus Dei.A group of 18 Singaporean students, led by Opus Dei Fr Joe Lopez, attended the UNIV Congress, [...]

Learning about purity and being a Christian leader

One of the new topics that the School of Christian Leadership (SOCL) camp dealt with was personal purity.Participants at the camp, held from May 27 to June 4, learnt about the dignity that God has assigned to men and women, the consequent respect and responsibility that each gender has towards each other, expressed through modesty [...]

OYP events reach out to university students, freshmen

The Office for Young People (OYP) organised two events for freshmen and current students. Kickstart 2016, held from June 10-11, aimed to help university freshmen prepare for life in university.The School of Christian leadership (SOCL) camp, held from May 27 to June 4, saw its largest turnout of university students learning about Christian leadership. (see [...]

Upcoming Social Mission Conference to focus on mercy

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila will be the keynote speaker at the Social Mission Conference to be held on Aug 13.Cardinal Tagle, president of Caritas Internationalis, will speak on the Church’s teachings on mercy and help participants better understand how to reach out to those in need, says Caritas Singapore, which organises the conference [...]

Upcoming meditation retreat

Benedictine Fr Laurence Freeman will lead a weekend meditation retreat for the Singapore chapter of The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM).The retreat will be held at Catholic Junior College on March 12 and 13 from 9am-5pm daily. The retreat is open to all. The theme for the retreat is Milestones, Stages of Life in [...]

Retreat brings together students from different unis

They could have been out enjoying the Christmas lights and festivities. Instead, 200 young people chose to spend four days in the Combined University Retreat (CUR), to prepare their hearts to receive Christ. The retreat, organised by the Office for Young People (OYP), aimed to help university students have a deep encounter with the Lord, [...]

Young people’s office launches new activities

A School of Christian Leadership, a Night of Joy and a Kickstart event for freshmen are part of its efforts to reach out to young Catholics.Pedestrians walking along the intersection of Lorong Low Koon and Upper Serangoon Road recently would have noticed a new signboard proudly proclaiming the presence of the Office for Young People [...]

No such thing as a ‘late vocation’

Two brothers, who were ordained together, share their faith journeys with Lorna O’Hara His parents and grandmother had taught him how to pray in Teochew from a young age, and his “house had more holy pictures than what you would see in a church”, recalled new Jesuit priest, Fr Matthew Tan.He also used to watch [...]