In Memories of Two Cardinals in Asia

Cardinal Cheong
Cardinal Sim

The Church in Asia lost two cardinals in less than two months this year.

Cardinal Cornelius Sim, a new cardinal in Asia and the first of Brunei, died on May 29. He was 69.

Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk, 89, former archbishop of Seoul and president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea, passed away on April 27.

More about the lives of Cardinal Sim and Cardinal Cheong
and the Churches in Brunei and South Korea, of which their missions were dedicated to.

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Educational Institutions - Total:
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Catholic Social Welfare

  • Centers, homes and/or services:
    Migrants: 2
    Drug addicts: 1
    Elderly: 5
    AIDS victims: 1
    Youths: 10
    Children: 9
    Legal aid: 2
    Marriage and Family Life: 13
    Prisoners: 1
    Refugees: 1
    Crisis response: 1
    Poor: 3
    Seamen: 1
  • Hospitals:
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Major Archdiocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Archdiocesan Vocation Team:
    Representative: Monsignor Eugene Vaz
  • Catholic Archdiocesan Education Center:
    Building Manager: Roy Tan
    Phone: (65) 6858 3055
    Email: [email protected]
  • Catholic Lay Apostolates:
    Archdiocesan Divine Mercy Apostolate
    Spiritual Director: Father William Lim
    Chairman: Denis Gomes
    Phone: (65) 6471 2303

    Catholic Bible Association (Mandarin-Speaking)
    Chaplain: Father Paul Tong
    President: Elizabeth Lim
    Phone: (65) 9386 8485
    Email: [email protected]

    Catholic Engaged Encounter
    Spiritual Director: Father Alex Chua
    Phone: (65) 6784 3190
    Email: [email protected]

    Catholic Lawyers Guild
    Spiritual Director: Father John-Paul Tan, OFM
    President: Jimmy Yim, SC
    Email: [email protected]

    Catholic Nurses Guild
    Chaplain: Father Johnson Fernandez
    President: Teresa Cheong
    Phone: (65) 6344 6484

    Catholic Students' Society
    Chaplain: Father Frederick Quek
    President: Sean Leow
    Phone: (65) 9423 7301
    Email: [email protected]

    Catholic Teachers' Movement
    Spiritual Director: Sister Delphine Kang, RGS
    President: John Chan
    Email: [email protected]

    Spiritual Director: Father Adrian Yeo
    Phone: (65) 6259 1359
    Email: [email protected]

    Christian Family and Social Movement
    President: Francis Tamel Mane
    Phone: (65) 6792 6701
    Email: [email protected]

    Legion of Mary
    Spiritual Director: Father Francis Lee
    Phone: (65) 6744 2397

    Marriage Preparation Course
    Spiritual Director: Father Anthony Hutjes, SSCC
    Phone: (65) 6474 0582

    Nanyang Technological University Catholic Students' Apostolate
    President: Peter In
    Phone: (65) 9009 6377

    National Institute of Education Catholic Students' Apostolate
    Chaplain: Father Clifford Augustine, OFM
    Representative: Mitchell Hen
    Email: [email protected]

    Retrouvaille - A Lifeline for Married Couples
    Hotline: 6749 8861
    Coordinating Priest: Father Andrew Wong
    Phone: (65) 6453 6340

    FIDES - The Catholic Community of Singapore Management University
    Chaplain: Father Frederick Quek
    President: Nicholas Chia
    Phone: (65) 9186 4592
    Email: [email protected]

    Society of St. Vincent De Paul
    Spiritual Adviser: Monsignor Francis Lau
    President: Lucas William
    Phone: (65) 6337 7331
    Fax: (65) 6339 2583

    The Catholic Medical Guild of Singapore
    Chaplain: Father Colin Tan, SJ
    Master: Dr. John Hui
    Email: [email protected]

    Worldwide Marriage Encounter
    National Coordinator: Father Paul Goh
    Phone: (65) 6241 0953

    Young Christian Students' Movement
    Phone/Fax: (65) 6286 4166
  • Commissions:
    Archdiocesan Commission for Catholic Schools
    Chairman: Bernard Chen
    Phone: (65) 6858 7011
    Email: [email protected]

    Archdiocesan Commission for Missionary Activity (ACMA)
    Chairman: Father Kenson Koh
    Phone/Fax: 6474 9184
    Email: [email protected]

    New Evangelization Team (NET) (Under ACMA)
    Spiritual Director: Father John Bosco Pereira
    Chairperson: Sally Sng
    Phone: (65) 9324 0471
    Email: [email protected]

    Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
    Spiritual Director: Father Angel Luciano, CICM
    Chairperson: Ms Connie Fong
    Phone: (65) 6280 5424
    Email: [email protected]
    Website: www.migrants.org.sg

    Commission for Apostolate of Mandarin-Speaking (CAMS)
    Spiritual Director: Father Henry Siew
    Organizing Secretary: Joseph Ho
    Phone: (65) 6282 8428
    Fax: (65) 6282 3787
    Email: [email protected]org.sg

    Commission for Apostolate of Tamil-Speaking
    Spiritual Director: Father Augustine Joseph
    Chairman: Adolph Rorairaj
    Phone: (65) 6842 2026/(65) 9387 0311

    Liturgy Commission
    Chairman: Father Rene Nicolas, MEP
    Phone: (65) 6241 8476

    Priestly Life Commission
    Chairman: Father Richards Ambrose
    Phone: (65) 6777 1173
    Fax: (65) 6773 5676
    Email: [email protected]
  • Ecclesiastical Tribunal:
    Judicial Vicar: Monsignor Francis Lau
  • Lay Organizations:
    Apostolate for Catholic Truth (ACT)
    Catholic Prayer Society
    Couples For Christ (CFC)
    Clouds of Praise
    El-Shaddai DWXI-PPFI, Singapore Chapter
    Filipino Catholic Community of Singapore
    Focolare Movement (Work of Mary)
    Lay Canossians
    Light of the Lord Covenant Community (LLCC)
    Lumen 2000/Evangelization 2000
    Morning Star Community Services
    Parish Group System (PGS) (Under ACMA)
    Secular Franciscan Order
    Secular Order of the Discalced Carmelites
    Singapore Catholic Deaf Society
    Amplify Ministries
    Hosanna! Music Ministry
  • Pastoral Institute:
    Singapore Pastoral Institute
    Director: Wendy Louis
    Phone: (65) 6858 3011
    Email: [email protected]

    Pastoral Training Programs
    Phone: (65) 6858 3011
    Fax: (65) 6858 2011
    Email: [email protected]

    Biblical Apostolate
    Director: Father Ambrose Vaz
    Phone: (65) 6858 2423
    Email: [email protected]

    Catechetical Commission Office
    Director: Father Johnson Fernandez
    Phone: (65) 6784 1211
    Fax: (65) 6786 5042
    Email: [email protected]

    Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
    Coordinator: Marcia van der Straaten
    Phone: (65) 6858 7015
    Email: [email protected]
  • Services :
    Carlo Catholic Society
    Catholic Aids Response Effort
    Catholic Welfare Services
    China Catholic Communication (Zhonglian Centre)
    Family Life Society
    Inter-Congregational Formators Core Group
    Interreligious Dialogue Offices
    Jesuit Refugee Service
    Roman Catholic Prison Ministry
    Singapore Archdiocesan Catholic Charismatic Renewal
    Malayalam Charismatic Group
    Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association
  • Singapore Archdiocesan Conference of Consecrated Life:
    Chairperson: Brother Michael Broughton, FSC
    Email: [email protected]

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Retreat centers:

Social Communications

  • Bookshops:
    Apostolate of the Media
    Address: Church of the Risen Christ, 91 Toa Payoh Central, Singapore 319193
    Phone: (65) 6356 5958. Fax: (65) 6562 5857
    Management and staff: Daughters of St. Paul

    CANA - The Catholic Centre
    Address: Catholic Welfare Services Building, 55 Waterloo Street, #02-00, Singapore 187954
    Phone: (65) 6336 4467 / 6336 4815. Fax: (65) 6336 5370
    Centre Director: Father Johnson Fernandez
    Sister Francisca Tan, RC
    Christina Ying
    Janet Lim
    Geraldine Szeto
    Joan Teo

    Carlo Catholic Society (Chinese and English bookshop)
    Address: 225B Queen Street, Singapore 188552
    Phone: (65) 6337 7489. Fax: (65) 6334 4370
    Email: [email protected]
    Website: www.cams.org.sg
    Director: Father Paul Tong
    Manager: Maria Koek

    Catholic News Book & Media
    Address: Catholic Archdiocesan Education Centre, 2 Highland Road, #01-02, Singapore 549102
    Phone: (65) 6858 3066. Fax: (65) 6858 2055
    Website: www.catholicbooks.org.sg
    Don Gurugay
    Catharine Tan

    Katong Catholic Book Centre Pte Ltd
    Address: 182 East Coast Road, Singapore 428888
    Phone: (65) 6345 1413. Fax: (65) 6440 0272
    Email: [email protected]
    Manager: Thomas Tan
  • Media Apostolate:
    Catholic Audio-Visual Centre
    Address:2 Highland Road, #02-04, Singapore 549102
    Phone: (65) 6858 3077. Fax: (65) 6858 2055. Email: [email protected]
    Director: Father Johnson Fernandez
    Email: [email protected]
    Staff: George Tan
    Email: [email protected]
    Justin Lau
    Email: [email protected]

    China Catholic Communication (Zhonglian Centre)
    Address: Catholic Archdiocesan Education Centre, 2 Highland Road, #03-05, Singapore 549102
    Phone/Fax: (65) 6286 1826.
    Website: www.zhonglian.org
    Chaplain: Father Peter Lu
    Phone: (65) 6747 6342
    President: Patrick Lee
    Phone: (65) 9060 5080

    Hai Sing Pao (Chinese Catholic newspaper)
    Address: 225B Queen Street, Singapore 188552
    Fax: (65) 6334 4370.
    Website: www.cams.org.sg
    Manager: Maria Koek
    Phone: (65) 6337 7489
    Editor: Patricia Chia
    Phone: (65) 6337 2465

    The Catholic News
    Address: 2 Highland Road, #01-03, Singapore 549102
    Phone: (65) 6858 3055. Fax: (65) 6858 2055
    Email: [email protected], [email protected]
    Website: www.catholic.org/sg/cn
    Managing Editor: Father Johnson Fernandez
    Email: [email protected]
    Staff correspondents:
    Sister Wendy Ooi, fsp
    Email: [email protected]
    Daniel Tay
    Email: [email protected]
    Joyce Gan
    Email: [email protected]

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