Family programme focuses on forgiveness

Villagefest saw families reflecting on affirming and forgiving one anotherFr Terence Pereira speaking to adults attending Villagefest on Nov 18.Families gathered for Villagefest, a special programme promoting health family relations, at St Joseph’s Institution Junior on Nov 18. The theme of the event was Celebration of Families, and it was organised by the Archdiocesan Commission [...]

CHARIS affiliates launch vocational centre for poor youths in Myanmar

Canossian Sr Angela Ng speaking to trainees at the Gate of Hope vocational centre.Two CHARIS affiliates have jointly opened a vocational centre in Myanmar to cater to impoverished youth.The Canossian Sisters and the Magdalene Mission Myanmar (M3) opened the Gate of Hope centre in Nyuang Shwe on March 25.The centre, located in the Shan State’s [...]

Teaching kids God’s love through drama

A group of kids performing their skit during the Children’s Drama Workshop held from Sept 5-7.A youth group of the Church of Christ the King organised a Children’s Drama Workshop for kids aged 6-12. The workshop, run by Theatre of Gifts with the help of fellow youths from the community, aimed to show the kids [...]

After Shine Jesus Shine, what next?

ALL of us, Christians and non-Christians alike, experience turning points in our lives. You may have heard of the term metanoia, turning away from sin and turning back to God and His love.This may seem incredible but numerous people, youths and adults, have experienced this turning point in their lives and responded to the altar [...]

Youths SHINE at poly camp

Seventy-eight young people from various parishes came together for the first Combined Polytechnic Catholic Camp organised by the Office for Young People (OYP). Previously organised by the Combined Polytechnic Catholic Students (CPCS), this was the first time that the students were collaborating with OYP to run the camp, also known as SHINE. “After running away [...]

Youths learn how to defend faith at church conference

“I believe in God our Father! I believe in Christ His Son! I believe in the Holy Spirit!”These words echoed through the Church of St Anthony during its annual youth conference.Held from June 13-17, the conference, titled Catholic and Convinced, was attended by more than a hundred participants aged 13-22.Participants from the parish’s nine youth [...]

Youths visit mosque to understand Muslim beliefs

Catholic teenagers, along with their catechists from the Church of the Holy Family, visited a mosque on March 15 to gain a deeper understanding of another religion’s beliefs and customs.Upon arrival at the Masjid Darul Aman at 1 Jalan Eunos, the 60 15-year-olds who are undergoing Level 9 catechism were greeted by their hosts and [...]

Saints are our ‘spiritual pacers’

Young Catholics from across Singapore got together to worship and enjoy fellowship with one another at a special event organised by the Office for People (OYP). The fourth Nox Gaudii (Night of Joy), which had the theme Walking with the Saints, attracted about 400 youths to the Catholic Archdiocesan Youth Centre at Lorong Low Koon [...]

Spiritual preparations for Asian Youth Day in Korea

On June 26, close to 50 youths gathered at the Office for Young People (OYP) at Lorong Low Koon, to begin spiritual preparations for their pilgrimage to South Korea for the sixth Asian Youth Day to be held from Aug 9-18.  The night began with some icebreakers to help pilgrims get to know each other. [...]