Today, we celebrate Singapore’s 53rd National Day. To celebrate National Day is to celebrate nation-building, which is the work and participation of every citizen. How often do we take our nation for granted, just as many of us take our family for granted, and Church as well! We fail to realize that the nation, our family and our Church are what they are today because countless individuals and communities, past and present, have poured their sweat, blood and tears into building these institutions. Without each individual’s contribution, big and small, from every area of life, expertise and interest, our nation would not be so prosperous, efficient, happy, peaceful and progressive.
CHN/CN/2019/012The Chancery has released appointment notices for a number of Church Offices and Organisations within the Catholic Church in Singapore. Among them are:Fr Paul Staes CICM is reappointed to the board of CHARIS.Fr Edward Seah has been reappointed as Executive Director (Ad Interim) of Archdiocese Commission for Catholic Schools (ACCS).Fr Jude David is appointed Assistant [...]
Dear Muslim friends, May abundant blessings be upon you all as you celebrate 'Id Al-Fitr! We rejoice with you that the holy month of Ramadan has come to an end, and that its spiritual disciplines of fasting, prayer and charitable works have left you once again spiritually rejuvenated and renewed. 2019 is a very [...]
My dear Catholic educators, brothers and sisters in Christ, Br Rogers, Fr Danker, Mr Koh, thank you for inviting me this morning to address you all at this conference on Catholic education.Recently I met someone who is high in the government service and we had a long chat. He was from a Christian school before, [...]
CHN/CN/2019/010 The Chancery has released appointment notices for a number of Church Offices and Organisations within the Catholic Church in Singapore, refer to the latest Chancery Notice for the complete details. [Subscribe to TELEGRAM for latest official information][Complete Chancery Notices found here]
CHN/CN/2019/009 The Chancery has released information regarding a man named Benjamin Ho, who claimed to be a Catholic priest and was conducting ministry in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore. Refer to the latest Chancery Notice for the complete details. [Subscribe to TELEGRAM for latest official information][Complete Chancery Notices found here] [...]
Dear Buddhist friends, It is with great rejoicing that we, on behalf of all Catholics, send you our warmest greetings and heartfelt best wishes as you celebrate the sacred feast of Vesak in commemoration of the three great events in the Buddha's life - his birth, enlightenment and his final nirvana. May your celebration [...]
Pope Francis released his Motu proprio, "Vos estis lux mundi" on 9 May 2019. It establishes new procedures for reporting abuse and violence, and ensures that Bishops and Religious Superiors are held accountable for their actions. It includes the obligation for clerics and religious to report abuse. Every Diocese must have a system that [...]
A Pastoral Letter to Sri Lankan Catholics in Singapore My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, With the words of the Risen Lord to His fearful apostles hiding behind closed doors in fear, I greet you all, "Peace be with you!" It is with deep sadness that you gather today to mourn the loss of [...]
In this current climate of challenges for the Church, the Lord is also asking us, as He asked Peter and the disciples, “‘Do you also wish to go away?’” Will we, “like many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him”, or be like Simon Peter and say to Him, “‘Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life..."