NEWS & EVENTS IN OUR DIOCESE

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Explaining Purgatory, Statues, etc to Non-Catholics
Learn how the Doctrine of the Communion of Saints relate to many questions raised about Catholic practices such as praying for the dead, our piety to Mary, indulgences, etc.

Expert apologist Kelvin Chia will show how these practices have a strong scriptural basis and has been also a part of our Catholic Tradition from the first century of Christianity.

Kelvin Chia is a husband, father, a lawyer by profession, and a founding member of The Apostolate for Catholic Truth (ACT) .

Date: Friday 30 June 2017
Time: 7.45pm to 9.30pm
Venue: St Joseph’s Church Conference Room, Victoria Street
Cost: Free, love offering welcomed
Register at: http://tinyurl.com/ACT-Talk-Signup
Or SMS 96493893 for enquiries (Andrew)

 

 

 

 

Movie screening: The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima 

 

 

 

 

University Freshmen Orientation Camps
If you are a Catholic (or know of any young Catholics) entering university this year, the Office for Young People invites you to join in the freshmen orientation camps to get in touch with the university communities, to kickstart your university life with a solid foundation, Christ our Lord.
Find out more at www.oyp.org.sg/UniFOC

 

 

 

 

 

Spirituality for Busy Parents
We all know that parenting is not easy, what more in this day and age when parents are busy with various commitments. However, we also know that all things are possible with God.

In this talk for parents and grandparents, hear how spirituality for busy parents is essential to enable and enrich their lives as they go about in their co-parenting efforts together. This is rooted in Ignatian spirituality and the collective wisdom found in Pope Francis’ writing, Amoris Laetitia.

Date: Thursday, 6 July 2017
Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Hall of the Pilgrim, Kingsmead Centre, 8 Victoria Park Road (next to Church of St Ignatius)
Facilitator: Fr (Dr) Charles Sim, SJ
Contribution: S$30
Register: Online form

 

 

 

 

Young Adults Session on Catholic Social Teaching
This is a workshop for young adults to reflect on the Church’s social teachings, particularly the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity.

Date: Saturday 8 July 2015
Time: 3pm to 6pm
Venue: Catholic Centre, Level 3, 55 Waterloo Street
Email youngadults@ caritas-singapore.org to register

 

 

 

 

 

Personal Moral Compass: Ethics of Love, Sex and Marriage
Conducted by Fr David Garcia, OP, this is the fourth module of the one-year-long systematic course in Moral Theology. This is a course for all Catholics and all people of goodwill interested in formation in the foundations of Ethics and Moral Theology. It is also recommended for those involved in guiding and forming others and those involved in related work or ministry.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4, 11, 18, 25 July, and 1, 8, 15 Aug 2017
Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Agape Village, 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh
Contribution: S$70 per module

Course topics

  1. Today’s Cultural Perception on Love, Sex and Marriage
  2. Principles of the Philosophy of the Body
  3. Applications of the Philosophy of the Body
  4. Personal and Sexual Relationships
  5. What Makes Marriage, Marriage?
  6. Homosexuality Matters
  7. What Does God Have to Do with Sex?

For more information and to register, interested applicants could refer to the Personal Moral Compass Course Guide 2017-final and Personal Moral Compass Course – registration form for 2017 or email to formation@caritas-singapore.org

 

 

 

 

 

Caregiving with Purpose & Love
Caregiving is to give unpaid help and support to individuals in need. Most of us will have to be involved in it at some point in our lives before we become the recipient of care.

Learn about how we can be a caregiver without feeling burdened.
Date: Thursday, 3 August 2017
Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Hall of the Pilgrim, Kingsmead Centre, 8 Victoria Park Road (next to Church of St Ignatius)
Facilitator: Dr Seng Boon Kheng
Contribution: S$30
Register: http://tinyurl.com/caregive17
Details: www.kingsmeadcentre.sg

 

 

 

 

Bible Sunday Seminar 2017
The Archdiocesan Biblical Apostolate presents a seminar, “Listeners of the Word, Prophets of Today” to be held in conjunction with Bible Sunday. There will  be guided prayer and reflection, and Mass celebrated by Archbishop William Goh. Register here.

 

 

 

 

 

Art and Soul: A Way to God Through Art
In partnership with art therapist Ms Joanna Tan, this is a stay-in weekend retreat of prayer, reflection and expression through creative play, colours and textures. Non-artists are most welcome. Note that this is not a class that teaches art.
Register here.

 

 

 

 

 

Francis – An Agenda For Today’s World
Can the agenda of St Francis of Assisi, who lived in the 13th century, be lived out by busy Singaporeans today? Explore this topic with Fr John-Paul Tan, OFM.

Date: Friday, 21 July 2017
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Catholic Centre, 2nd floor
Contribution: Love offering welcome
Register by emailing franciscanfamily2017@gmail. com or singaporeofs@gmail.com. Or call 9756 0239

 

 

 

 

Marriage Preparation Course in Chinese
A two-week preparation course conducted in Mandarin for couples planning to get married, to help them build a Christ-centred relationship.

Dates: 6 and 13 August (two Sundays)
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1259 Upper Serangoon Road

To register, please contact 秀琼 at 98524047 (2tempicture@gmail.com), or 丽碧 at 9878 2200 (vinnalim1961@yahoo.com)

 

 

 

 

Pilgrimage to Myanmar
There will be a 7-day trip to from 6 to 12 November 2017 to Yangon and Mandalay, with visits to at least 10 churches, and daily Mass.
Other sites to visit on the trip: Shwedagon Pagoda, Aungsan Bogyoke Market, National Museum, a multicultural neighbourhood, etc.
The spiritual director for the pilgrimage is Reverend Father George LaRing, diocesan priest in Myanmar.
For enquiries, contact: Noel at 62744546 or email isabnoel@singnet.com.sg

 

 

 

 

 

Abilities Beyond Limitations And Expectations (Able)
Do you know someone who is physically challenged who may need rehabilitation therapy, or the physically challenged and their caregivers who need respite?

Help us share the message: Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (Able), a member of Caritas Singapore,  provides rehabilitation therapy, training and job support to enable beneficiaries to return to suitable and sustainable employment.

Able also offers home- and centre-based respite services to caregivers and their physically challenged care-recipients. Please contact us if you have any questions or need more information.

Call 68017460 or email enquiries@able-sg.org.

Find out more about the services here: http://www.able-sg.org/faqs.html

 

 

 

 

CatholicSG Mobile App
The CatholicSG App is for Catholics in Singapore to live their faith more actively. It is the official Archdiocese app and is free for this early 1.0 release. Find the Mass time for a church nearest to you, read the day’s Mass readings and prayers from the Divine Office, and view the liturgical and event calendars.

Users may also see a list of the buses and nearest MRT stations for each church, as well as information and contact details of the priests in each parish.

Available in the iTunes app store and Google Play store. Details at https://app.catholic.sg/

 

 

 

Seek Help through Clarity Singapore

 

 

 

Share-A-Pot @ Agape Village
Know of any elders who would enjoy a bowl of nutritious soup, some meaningful activities and making new friends?

In collaboration with Alexandra Health Services, Agape Village will be conducting a weekly Share-A-Pot programme where seniors with little access to proper meals and / or facing neglect may get together to rebuild their bodies, minds and spirits over a good bowl of broth.

No fee is involved. Pre-registration is required for planning purposes. The first session is slated for 15 June 2016. To find out more or to pre-register, please call 6801 7400 or email kath@caritas-singapore.org

 

 

 

Free Legal Clinics at Agape Village
Facing a legal issue on a *personal matter and do not have legal advice or representation? Having a legal dispute that you want mediated and resolved? Unable to afford a lawyer?

If these are your difficulties, you may wish to get free basic legal advice and information at the Catholic Lawyers Guild’s Pro Bono Legal Clinics. Visit its website at www.clgsingapore.com for more information on clinic dates and registration.

*Note that these clinics do not cover legal issues on business and professional matters, and are intended for the poor, disadvantaged, and the “sandwich” class.

 

 

 

Open Studio Art Therapy @ Agape Village
Feeling down, lost and confused? Join us at the art therapy open studio and let the healing qualities of art awaken you. No art experience is required – just an open mind, open heart and creative spirit.

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 9.30am to 12pm
Venue: Agape Village, 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh
Fee: $10 per person

Pre-registration is required. Limited spaces available.
Please register by email with your name and contact to registration@clarity-singapore.org