Caritas Singapore marks anniversaries with Open House and Eucharistic Celebration at Agape Village
The open house held at Agape Village on 19 November 2016 to mark its 1st anniversary was a huge success. About 1,500 visitors attended the open house which had a myriad of booths and open house by social service organisations, performances, workshop, talks, food and games. The 1st anniversary of Agape Village, a Caritas Singapore initiative which houses different Catholic social services under one roof, also comes as Caritas Singapore marks its 10th anniversary.
As part of the Celebrations on 19th November, board members, staff and volunteers of Caritas Singapore and its Member Organisations came together to mark Caritas Singapore’s 10th anniversary with a Mass celebrated by Fr John-Paul Tan, OFM and co-celebrated by Fr Matthew Tan, SJ.
Around 100 participated in the Mass which was held at the multi-purpose hall.
Fr John-Paul highlighted the significance of the Feast of Christ The King and related it to the Church and Caritas Singapore’s vision to build a new civilization of love.
Here are some highlights from Agape Village’s open house and the Caritas Singapore Anniversary Mass:
Exhibition booths by various member organisations
Mr Harry Lo, IMDA-approved trainer introducing Silver-InfoComm IT courses for elderly which has started in Agape Village
Workshop on Catholic Social Teaching by Gail from Caritas Singapore
ArtSpace — and art exhibition inspired by the Catholic Social Teaching
The Fireflies band from Faith Music Centre, which is made up of persons with disabilities
Line dancing and exercise performance by seniors from Montfort Care’s Young-At-Heart! Programme’s Mind Body & Soul Group
A rousing performance by the OnWheels Dance Group
Participants of Upcycling programme, posing with their art pieces made out of recycled materials
Indonesian students of the Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants & Itinerant People standing by for their Indonesian dance.
Board members, staff and volunteers from Caritas Singapore and its member organisations attending the mass.
Fr Matthew Tan, SJ and former Chairman of Caritas Singapore Mr George Lim with Fr John-Paul Tan, OFM after the Mass)
Catholic News — 11 December 2016
Hai Sing Pao — 11 December 2016
Here are the video highlights: