Ignatian Festival to feature “mosaic” workshop, marriage talk, retreat

Connecting to God through making a mosaic art piece.Learning to pray while making mosaic patterns, finding God amidst the challenges of marriage, and deepening one’s understanding of the Pope’s encyclical on the environment. These are just some of the programmes that the Kingsmead Centre for Ignatian Spirituality & Counselling is offering for its 12-day Ignatian [...]

CJC students learn about advocacy planning at workshop

CJC students conducting a stakeholder analysis at the workshop conducted by Caritas.About 40 Catholic Junior College (CJC) students learnt more about the Church’s role in helping the poor and needy during a workshop conducted by Caritas Singapore on May 30.The students were among a larger group of 88 CJC students attending the college’s three-day-one-night Ignite [...]

Church communicators learn about fake news at workshop

Ms Michelle Voo speaking at the archdiocesan-run workshop, ‘Untangling Fake News’.By Christopher Khoo Why is fake news a problem, and how does one manage it and stop it from spreading?These were issues that an archdiocesan-run workshop, titled “Untangling Fake News”, addressed on April 14.Fake news appeals to stereotypes, and people’s social prejudices and emotions, said [...]

Creating modern-day parables

Fr Terence Kesavan sharing with participants how to view elements in their daily lives from a different perspective.A social media workshop sent out a call to create new, modern-day parables which people can relate to and discover a correlation with their Catholic faith. The Oct 14 workshop was the second such workshop organised by Volunteers [...]

Can faith and work coexist?

Young adults gain insights on the topic at a workshopDominican Friar David Garcia speaking to participants at The Spirituality of Work event held on May 27.By Pius Lee and Celeste WeeHow can Catholic Social Teaching (CST) be lived out in the workplace?This is what more that 80 young adults between the ages of 21 and [...]

Newly-weds learn about ‘love languages’

Newly-wed couples attend the Knowing Me Knowing You workshop at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.Nineteen relatively newly-wed couples learnt how to deepen intimacy in their marriage and their understanding of one another during a recent parish workshop.The couples, who have been married for between three months to about two years, attended the [...]

Mandarin workshop on Theology of the Body

The Chinese Department of the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore (CTIS) has for the first time organised a Mandarin workshop on the Theology of the Body.The May 27-29 workshop saw Dr Bosco Ning, a lecturer in moral theology from Taiwan, expounding on the key themes of St John Paul II’s seminal work. The Theology of [...]

Reflecting on life after 50

How do people past their 50s see their personal and societal role?This was a question explored by 11 participants at a workshop-cum-day of recollection on Oct 24.Titled God’s Gift of Years, the first workshop of its kind at the Jesuit-run Kingsmead Centre saw participants spending quiet time to discover their unique gifts and wisdom. They [...]

Poetry and prayer: making the connection

Writing creatively, especially the writing of poetry, can help one connect with God even when one is not consciously doing so.This was a point stressed by acclaimed Singapore poet, Dr Anne Lee Tzu Pheng, at a full-day workshop held at CANA – The Catholic Centre on Sept 26.The workshop, titled On Earth as it is [...]

Using apps, arts for religious education

Digital apps, drama, music and the visual arts can all be used to make religious education lessons more engaging.This was what some 90 Catholic educators learnt during a workshop for Catholic educators held on Aug 15 at Catholic Junior College.The event, which is part of the Religious Education Access Programme (REAP), was organised by the [...]