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Catholic Schools in Crisis

In Singapore, parents wanting to enrol their children in a primary school have to undergo a multi-phased selection process in the following stages: Singapore citizens living within 1km of the school Singapore citizens living between 1km to 2km from the school Singapore citizens living outside 2km of the school Permanent residents living within 1 km of the school Permanent residents [...]

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Liturgical Reflection for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The readings for this Sunday focus on God calling each one of us to be a missionary disciple.  In the second reading, St Paul shares about God’s plan of salvation for the world with the eventual goal to “bring everything under Christ as head”.  To achieve this, Jesus gave us the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20 – “Go therefore and make disciples [...]

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The Good Samaritan Project

The year 2024 marks 30 years since Apartheid was abolished in 1994 in South Africa. In terms of lengths and days, we are not too far away from an era of oppression that occurred in the time of 1948 to 1994, which saw the legal system in South Africa segregating South Africans by the colour of their skin into the [...]

By |2024-07-06T15:12:52+08:00July 6th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story|Comments Off on The Good Samaritan Project

Liturgical Reflection for 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

In today's Gospel reading, the people during the time of Jesus, had seen many of his works and were also astonished by his wisdom when they heard him. However, they still took offense at him and questioned him. So, what is keeping them away from believing? Reflecting upon the scripture passage, there are 2 possible causes. First, pride is stopping [...]

By |2024-07-06T15:03:07+08:00July 6th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Road to Hell is Paved with Many a Good Intention

“Did God really say, ‘You shall not eat from any of the trees in the garden’?... You certainly will not die! God knows well that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, who know good and evil.” (Genesis 3:1, 4-5). If you are familiar with the story of Adam and Eve, [...]

By |2024-07-06T18:29:40+08:00July 6th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story|Comments Off on The Road to Hell is Paved with Many a Good Intention

Waiting on God’s Command

Isaiah 60:22: “The least one shall become a clan, the smallest, a mighty nation; When the time is right, I, the LORD, will swiftly accomplish these things.” We spend a lot of our lives waiting – waiting for the bus, waiting for our results, waiting for that email, waiting for our breakthrough, waiting. This waiting can often seem arduous and [...]

By |2024-06-29T13:17:57+08:00June 29th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story|Comments Off on Waiting on God’s Command

The Depth of Our Trust in God

Imagine you're on a plane, and it hits severe turbulence, causing it to drop suddenly. You'd probably panic, right?  Most of Jesus' disciples were fishermen, used to the unpredictability of the sea. Yet, even they panicked during a storm. While we might not face literal storms at sea, we all have our own "storms" in life - an empty wallet, [...]

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Liturgical Reflection for 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

It is amazing to see how the providence of God unfolds. On the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul celebrated yesterday, we see how Peter, a poor fisherman, and Paul, once a fierce prosecutor of the early Christians, were marvellously called by Christ. We hear of their conversions stories - Peter once cowardly, hasty, abrasive and self-serving, becomes emboldened to [...]

By |2024-06-29T13:12:31+08:00June 29th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Liturgical Reflection for 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

In the Gospel, Jesus asked His disciples “Why are you so frightened? How is it that you have no faith?” Many a time, when we meet with trials and tribulations, we often query if our Father is “asleep” or if He does not care about us. The fact that we have this doubt is perhaps due to our faith in [...]

By |2024-06-22T00:29:44+08:00June 22nd, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Truth be Told

“What is truth?” (John 18:38) is a question that Pontius Pilate asked Jesus during His trial. It is a part of scripture that I am sure many of us are familiar with and perhaps it was Jesus’ prior statement that puzzled him and made him ask that question. Some of us too may have been like Pilate. In what sense [...]

By |2024-06-14T22:55:18+08:00June 14th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story|Comments Off on Truth be Told