Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP)

The Official SSVP Logo In 1951, as Singapore recovered from the aftermath of World War II and the Japanese Occupation, the late Monsignor H. Berthold proposed the formation of a local chapter of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP). This was started at the parish of Sts Peter and Paul, with Mgr Berthold as Spiritual Director. The team ...

Catholic Medical Guild of Singapore

Catholic Medical Guild of Singapore The Catholic Medical Guild of Singapore was formed in 1952 by Fr Joy SJ, its first chaplain, when several Catholic Medical students felt a need to encourage study and discussion of medico-moral questions. The first Master of the Guild was Dr. A.M. D’Costa, a well-known gynaecologist practicing at Hill Street. As part of their apostolate, guild ...

Catholic Bible Association (Mandarin-Speaking)

Mass for the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China, held on 24 May 2014. The Singapore Catholic Chinese Bible Association was started by a retiree named Chen Tian Rang and his wife Huang Rui Rong in 1975.  After Mr Chen passed on in 1979, the group continued to pursue Mr Chen’s will in promoting Bible reading.  On ...

Catholic Prayer Society

In mid-1990, with the intention of finding some solace during their hectic work schedule, Vincent Lawrence, Kenneth Goh and Dennis Tang, organised some rosary sessions at one of the trading houses in the Raffles Place district. Calling themselves “Catholics in the Marketplace” (CIMP), they started off with rosary sessions and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. They began to come together ...

Apostolate for Catholic Truth (ACT)

The Apostolate for Catholic Truth (ACT) was set up as a non-profit lay apostolate organization in 1994. Its first mission, conducting seminars at parishes, came about as a result of a Congress in 1994, organized by the Singapore Senatus of the Legion of Mary to help Legionnaires become more effective apostles and to deepen their spiritual life. The Apostolate promotes, ...

Catholic Nurses’ Guild (CNG) of Singapore

By Teresa Boon CNG members with Archbishop Gregory Yong and Chaplain Joachim Kang outside Novena Church in 1977 In early 1947, Fr A. Fortier, a French priest, was sent to Sungei Patani, Malaya, to assist his parish priest, Fr Vendargon. Part of Fr Fortier’s duties was to visit the sick in hospitals. One day, he came across two young nurses ...