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Gift Campaign Apr 2020 Updates

GIFT Campaign Report (1 January 2020 – 31 March 2020) The GIFT (Giving in Faith and Thankfulness) campaign was launched in Advent 2016 to support the archdiocese’s vision of a more vibrant, evangelising and missionary … Read More

Gift Campaign Jan 2020 Updates

GIFT Campaign Report (1 January 2019 – 31 December 2019) The GIFT (Giving in Faith and Thankfulness) campaign was launched in Advent 2016 to support the archdiocese’s vision of a more vibrant, evangelising and missionary … Read More

Gift Campaign Oct 2019 Updates

GIFT Campaign Report (1 January 2019 – 30 September 2019) The GIFT (Giving in Faith and Thankfulness) campaign was launched in Advent 2016 to support the archdiocese’s vision of a more vibrant, evangelising and missionary … Read More

Gift Campaign July 2019 Updates

GIFT Campaign Report (1 January 2019 – 30 June 2019) The GIFT (Giving in Faith and Thankfulness) campaign was launched in Advent 2016 to support the archdiocese’s vision of a more vibrant, evangelistic and missionary … Read More

The Means of Giving

The Means of Giving Did you know that there are more than ten different ways you can contribute financially to the Archdiocese of Singapore today? Less than a year ago, the main way Catholics could … Read More

Fundraising Exercise to be Launched to Fuel Archdiocese’s Growth

On Nov 26 and 27 this year, the first weekend of Advent, the Catholic Church in Singapore will be embarking on a large-scale fundraising exercise to fuel its pastoral vision to be a more vibrant, … Read More

Expanding Facilities for our Community

Expanding Facilities for our Community As the archdiocese continues toward its pastoral vision, there is the urgency to improve, build and maintain its physical structures to support the Church’s growth Alongside the Catholic Church’s mission … Read More

Plans in Motion to Revitalise and Grow the Archdiocese

Plans in Motion to Revitalise and Grow the Archdiocese Since charting its pastoral vision, the Archdiocese has embarked on a series of new initiatives to build a more vibrant, missionary and evangelistic Church. Since Archbishop … Read More

Labourers for God

Labourers for God There are many paid staff in the Church who labour tirelessly and often go unnoticed. Who are they and what role do they play in the vision of the archdiocese? God calls His … Read More

The Many Parts of Christ’s Body

The Many Parts of Christ’s Body Behind the scenes, the Church is made up of numerous organisations, each working tirelessly to bring Christ to the world. Last year, when the Archdiocese of Singapore put together … Read More

From Vision to Reality (sidebar stories)

Oh Wanderer, Come Home Ms Angeline Ho (second from left, middle row) with friends from her young adult community, Tent of Meeting, who were the ones who urged her to attend Treasure. “God’s love endures, … Read More

From Vision to Reality

From Vision to Reality In four concrete steps, every Catholic in Singapore can play a role in realising the vision of the Archdiocese When Archbishop William Goh assumed office in 2013, he called for a more … Read More

What I Have is God’s to Use

What I Have is God’s to Use Mr Kwek Mean Luck, Chairperson of the Catholic Foundation, shares about his role and call to serve. Since its conception in 2012, Mr Kwek Mean Luck has served … Read More

Interview With Archbishop William Goh on Vision 2023: How Far Have We Come?

It has been three years since the Archdiocese’s pastoral vision was first introduced. Archbishop William Goh shares his thoughts with the Catholic Foundation on what has been done to date. Your Grace, can you share the … Read More

Vision 2023: What it Takes to Build a More Vibrant and Evangelistic Church

Vision 2023: What it Takes to Build a More Vibrant and Evangelistic Church Catholic Foundation takes on the task of raising funds to make the Archdiocese’s vision a reality. “The harvest is plentiful, but the … Read More

Gift Campaign Apr 2020 Updates

GIFT Campaign Report (1 January 2020 – 31 March 2020) The GIFT (Giving in Faith and Thankfulness) campaign was launched in Advent 2016 to support the archdiocese’s vision of a more vibrant, evangelising and missionary … Read More

Gift Campaign Jan 2020 Updates

GIFT Campaign Report (1 January 2019 – 31 December 2019) The GIFT (Giving in Faith and Thankfulness) campaign was launched in Advent 2016 to support the archdiocese’s vision of a more vibrant, evangelising and missionary … Read More

Gift Campaign Oct 2019 Updates

GIFT Campaign Report (1 January 2019 – 30 September 2019) The GIFT (Giving in Faith and Thankfulness) campaign was launched in Advent 2016 to support the archdiocese’s vision of a more vibrant, evangelising and missionary … Read More

Gift Campaign July 2019 Updates

GIFT Campaign Report (1 January 2019 – 30 June 2019) The GIFT (Giving in Faith and Thankfulness) campaign was launched in Advent 2016 to support the archdiocese’s vision of a more vibrant, evangelistic and missionary … Read More

The Means of Giving

The Means of Giving Did you know that there are more than ten different ways you can contribute financially to the Archdiocese of Singapore today? Less than a year ago, the main way Catholics could … Read More

Fundraising Exercise to be Launched to Fuel Archdiocese’s Growth

On Nov 26 and 27 this year, the first weekend of Advent, the Catholic Church in Singapore will be embarking on a large-scale fundraising exercise to fuel its pastoral vision to be a more vibrant, … Read More

Expanding Facilities for our Community

Expanding Facilities for our Community As the archdiocese continues toward its pastoral vision, there is the urgency to improve, build and maintain its physical structures to support the Church’s growth Alongside the Catholic Church’s mission … Read More

Plans in Motion to Revitalise and Grow the Archdiocese

Plans in Motion to Revitalise and Grow the Archdiocese Since charting its pastoral vision, the Archdiocese has embarked on a series of new initiatives to build a more vibrant, missionary and evangelistic Church. Since Archbishop … Read More

Labourers for God

Labourers for God There are many paid staff in the Church who labour tirelessly and often go unnoticed. Who are they and what role do they play in the vision of the archdiocese? God calls His … Read More

The Many Parts of Christ’s Body

The Many Parts of Christ’s Body Behind the scenes, the Church is made up of numerous organisations, each working tirelessly to bring Christ to the world. Last year, when the Archdiocese of Singapore put together … Read More

From Vision to Reality (sidebar stories)

Oh Wanderer, Come Home Ms Angeline Ho (second from left, middle row) with friends from her young adult community, Tent of Meeting, who were the ones who urged her to attend Treasure. “God’s love endures, … Read More

From Vision to Reality

From Vision to Reality In four concrete steps, every Catholic in Singapore can play a role in realising the vision of the Archdiocese When Archbishop William Goh assumed office in 2013, he called for a more … Read More

What I Have is God’s to Use

What I Have is God’s to Use Mr Kwek Mean Luck, Chairperson of the Catholic Foundation, shares about his role and call to serve. Since its conception in 2012, Mr Kwek Mean Luck has served … Read More

Interview With Archbishop William Goh on Vision 2023: How Far Have We Come?

It has been three years since the Archdiocese’s pastoral vision was first introduced. Archbishop William Goh shares his thoughts with the Catholic Foundation on what has been done to date. Your Grace, can you share the … Read More

Vision 2023: What it Takes to Build a More Vibrant and Evangelistic Church

Vision 2023: What it Takes to Build a More Vibrant and Evangelistic Church Catholic Foundation takes on the task of raising funds to make the Archdiocese’s vision a reality. “The harvest is plentiful, but the … Read More

Supporting the Mission of Christ

Supporting the Mission of Christ What does it mean to be on mission for Christ? Just as St Barnabas supported St Paul in his mission, Archbishop William Goh reminds us to support each other in … Read More

What we must do with our gifts

What we must do with our gifts God is Love. His generosity can never be outdone. Archbishop William Goh refl ects about how we are called to share in His generosity, by freely giving to … Read More

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child – and Grow the Parents

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child – and Grow the Parents For Jovalene Teo, volunteering in Catholic High School’s Catholic Parents Community has moulded her as a parent to understand the importance of … Read More

Raising Up a Generation for Christ and His Church

Raising Up a Generation for Christ and His Church The Office for Young People (OYP) needs many hearts and hands to work towards its dream of raising up a generation for Christ and His Church … Read More

Forming the Next Generation to Know, Love and Serve the Lord

Forming the Next Generation to Know, Love and Serve the Lord Geraldine Lim works as a manager for the Children’s Catechesis & Bridging Programme with the Office for Catechesis (OFC). She shares about her work … Read More

Our Risen Lord within the Storm

Our Risen Lord within the Storm An appeal from Rev Msgr Philip Heng, S.J. to the Catholic Community in Singapore on 19 April 2020, 2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)     Peace and … Read More

Experiencing Jesus through His people

Experiencing Jesus through His people It takes a village to raise a child. For Melodi Ng, this saying reflects her personal faith journey. From her early years of being nurtured in a devout family, to … Read More

Journeying with families and couples in their marriages

Ina Sim (left) with her colleagues from the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family where they seek to empower families to grow into intimate communities of life and love.   Journeying with Families and Couples in … Read More

All are Called to Evangelise

All are Called to Evangelise In a talk organised by Catholic Foundation for its ambassadors earlier this year, Rev Msgr Ambrose Vaz taught what it means to evangelise. He spoke about the importance of not … Read More

Age of the Laity: Empowered Disciples

Age of the Laity: Empowered Disciples For our Church to grow, the laity needs to be empowered as disciples of Jesus. This was what Archbishop William Goh shared at the 2018 Catholic Foundation Dinner on 29 … Read More

Giving Joyfully

Leslie (right) with his Ave Maria Choir bandmates from Our Lady of Perpetual Succour   Giving Joyfully Leslie Danker, a bass guitarist with the Ave Maria Choir at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual … Read More

Msgr Philip Heng Explains (4 of 4): Accountability

Part 4 of 4: Church Governance Series by Msgr Philip Heng Protecting the Collection and Use of God’s Resources In this final instalment of the series on governance and financial accountability, Msgr Philip Heng delves … Read More

Msgr Philip Heng Explains (3 of 4): Fundraising

Part 3 of 4: Church Governance Series by Msgr Philip Heng Fundraising for God’s Work In this third instalment of a series on the subject of governance and financial accountability, Msgr Philip Heng explains how … Read More

Msgr Philip Heng Explains (2 of 4): Financial Governance

Part 2 of 4: Church Governance Series by Msgr Philip Heng Financial Governance: Where Canon Law Meets Civil Law The first issue of this series on Church governance looked at canon law and the governance … Read More

Msgr Philip Heng Explains (1 of 4): Church Structure and Governance

Part 1 of 4: Church Governance Series by Msgr Philip Heng Structure and Governance of the Catholic Church in Singapore The Giving in Faith & Thankfulness (GIFT) programme, which calls for greater financial support for the … Read More

Five Spiritual Reasons for Giving

Five Spiritual Reasons for Giving Archbishop William Goh discusses five spiritual reasons why the act of giving is an important aspect of the faith, in this adapted extract of his speech given at a Catholic … Read More

Thanksgiving Mass Held to Celebrate Generosity in Archdiocese

Thanksgiving Mass Held to Celebrate Generosity in Archdiocese A year since the Catholic Foundation first launched the GIFT (Giving in Faith & Thankfulness) campaign, over $16 million has been raised to support the growth of … Read More

Archbishop’s Message GIFT Advent 2017

Archbishop’s Message for GIFT Advent 2017 Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Today, we mark the start of Advent with Jesus reminding us in the Gospel, “be alert!” (Mk 13:33) and not be complacent in … Read More

The Gift of My Church

The Gift of My Church Guided by the pastoral vision of the archdiocese, numerous Catholic organisations are increasing and expanding their programmes to allow more hearts to fall in love with Christ. In this collection … Read More

Celebrating Life with Generosity

80-year-old James in a candid moment at his birthday party, where he insisted guests do not bring gifts but instead donate to the Catholic Foundation. Photo: James and Catherine Celebrating Life with Generosity Givers is … Read More

Encountering God and Hope in the Workplace

Encountering God and Hope in the Workplace The Gift of My Church (#TGOMC) is a series featuring how Catholics from all walks of life have been touched by God through their service or participation in … Read More

Catechesis for a Catechist

Catechesis for a Catechist The Gift of My Church (#TGOMC) is a series featuring how Catholics from all walks of life have been touched by God through their service or participation in the life of … Read More

A Lifeline for Troubled Transnational Families

A Lifeline for Troubled Transnational Families The Catholic Church’s outreach to migrants living and working in Singapore through its organisation, ACMI, might be familiar with many Catholics. But writer Schutz Lee learns that there is … Read More

Seeing the Big Picture in Giving

Seeing the Big Picture in Giving In this adapted extract of Archbishop William Goh’s homily at the CHARIS Humanitarian Forum & Fair on 10 June 2017, Catholics and the various organisations in the archdiocese are … Read More

#TGOMC: Coping With Grief Through Faith

Coping With Grief Through Faith The Gift of My Church (#TGOMC) is a series featuring how Catholics from different walks of life have been touched by God through their service or participation in the life … Read More

#TGOMC: The Advocate in Our Prayers

The Advocate in Our Prayers The Gift of My Church (#TGOMC) is a series featuring how Catholics from different walks of life have been touched by God through their service or participation in the life … Read More

Are We a Downcast or Easter People?

Are We a Downcast or Easter People? Since the launch of the GIFT campaign, Catholic Foundation has received many heart-warming responses. In this issue, Msgr Philip Heng SJ shares his own encounters of generosity and … Read More

Cared for in Ways Unknown

Cared for in Ways Unknown Since the launch of the GIFT campaign, Catholic Foundation has received many heart-warming responses. Mark Chua, a father of two, shares why he has decided to give back to the … Read More

#TGOMC: Marriages are Made on Earth

Marriages are Made on Earth The Gift of My Church (#TGOMC) is a series featuring how Catholics from different walks of life have been touched by God through their service or participation in the life … Read More

Empowering the Awakened

Empowering the Awakened In response to the pope’s call for a renewal of the Church’s mission worldwide, the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore (CTIS) was established in the local archdiocese. Anthony Yoong discovers why, and … Read More

A Lego Cathedral Built in Celebration of Cathedral Dedication

A Lego Cathedral Built in Celebration of Cathedral Dedication As part of the 12-day celebrations surrounding the dedication of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, the Catholic Foundation initiated a challenge to those attending to … Read More

Recognising True Riches

Recognising True Riches Since the launch of the GIFT campaign, Catholic Foundation has received many heart-warming responses. Lionel, a member of one of OYP’s young adult communities, shares how being a regular giver to the … Read More

From the Pope to Us

From the Pope to Us Since the GIFT campaign was launched, Catholic Foundation has received many heart-warming responses. One of these is a sharing by Theresa Goh, chairperson of M3 (Magdalene Mission Myanmar), a Catholic … Read More

Exciting an Enthusiasm for Jesus

Exciting an Enthusiasm for Jesus The archdiocese’s vision is a response to the call of the Universal Church for a New Evangelisation. Anthony Yoong shares how the Office for the New Evangelisation (ONE) seeks to … Read More

The Vertical and Horizontal Alignment of the Archdiocese

The Vertical and Horizontal Alignment of the Archdiocese Much has happened since the 10-year pastoral vision of the archdiocese was first introduced in 2013. But perhaps the most important and least visible of all, is … Read More

Giving to the Labourers of God

Giving to the Labourers of God The GIFT campaign supports many needs of the archdiocese. Lydia Lim, a lay Catholic who helps others discover their personal vocations, shares why the need to give to the … Read More

Why Gift During Advent?

Why Gift During Advent? The Giving in Faith & Thankfulness (GIFT) campaign was recently introduced in the Archdiocese on the first weekend of Advent. While some wonder why such a call for financial support should … Read More

The Spirituality of Giving

The Spirituality of Giving As Christmas and its tradition of gift-giving draws near, Msgr Philip Heng SJ encourages Catholics to reflect on the spirituality that inspires every act of giving. It has become a cultural … Read More

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