Good Shepherd Centre Observes Earth Hour 2017​

   
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
08 MAR 2017​

   
FOOTSTEPS TO INSPIRE
EAST COAST PARK SINGAPORE
04 MAR 2017​

   
Singapore-Malaysia Province
22-24 Feb 2017
Good Shepherd Place Singapore​

   

   
Staff of Good Shepherd Services (GSS) conducted the Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Program (CSA) for the community in Sabah.

   

Our volunteer Jasmine helped for Earth Hour Kota Kinabalu 2016 and gained knowledge about light pollution and reflected on how to spread awareness about environmental issues


   
COMPASSION IN ACTION
Speaker: Sr Inigo Joachim, SSA
Organized by: Good Shepherd Convent Restful Waters​

   

One Billion Rising (OBR) Campaign 2016 went to secondary schools and hostels in Malaysia to spread the message about sexual harassment and violence in a relationship. It provided an eye opener to teachers and students regarding the issue of emotional and mental violence.


   
ORANGE THE WORLD Say No to Violence against Women and Children

   

Good Shepherd Malaysia, represented by Theresa Symons, itsExecutive Director, together with seven other civil society members, were invited to a roundtable discussion with Mr. Barack Obama, the President of United States, in conjunction with his official visit to Malaysia for the Asean Summit in Kuala Lumpur.


   
GSS (Good Shepherd Services) successfully piloted a community-based project to downstream pineapple production for the women of Kg Kiau Nuluh, a village which was badly affected by the June 5th Sabah earthquake and its after quake tremors.

   
This year’s Voice Out annual arts festival, held at the Oceanus Waterfront Mall in Kota Kinabalu, talked about the active involvement of youths today with the social media.

   
Some 80 mission partners from the various Good Shepherd ministries in Singapore and Malaysia came together for the 9thGood Shepherd Partnership Gathering in historical Malacca.​

   
On 20 September 2015, we had our Graduation Ceremony for 135 students who successfully completed their respective courses with DAWN, a ministry which offers courses for foreign domestic workers to assist them in enhancing their advancement and development towards a better future while working in Singapore.

   
Rose Virginie Good Shepherd Centre celebrated World Refuge Day with its residents on 20 June 2015​

   

The First Anniversary of Good Shepherd Oasis : A Dual Celebration of Joy & Gratitude

A joyful day to celebrate the First Anniversary of the Good Shepherd Oasis and the Reunificationof Our Lady of Charity and the Good Shepherd Sisters.


   
Good Shepherd Malaysia is active in responding to the urgent humanitarian crisis of refugees now off their coast. Mostly from the oppressed and non-state-recognized Rohingya minority of Myanmar, they are seeking asylum in Malaysia via Thailand. The governments of the region have been rejecting them resulting in a deplorable plight.

   
The opening Good Shepherd Sisters, mission partners, and benefactors in Singapore as we celebrated the official opening of Good Shepherd Place by Singapore’s Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong.

   
A peep into the life of Sr. Lucy Chia, RGS
 

May your heart be an altar, from which the flame of unending thanksgiving ascends to heaven.


St. Mary Euphrasia
 
Good Shepherd Sisters Singapore Mark 75 Years

The Good Shepherd SIsters and aspirants of the Singapore-Malaysia Province outside their new chapel at Good Shepherd Place, Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, SIngapore

Article is from the Catholic News, written by Mel Diamse-Lee

 

Rejoicing over their 75 years here, the Religious of the Good Shepherd (RGS) of Singapore-Malaysia Province celebrated with a Mass in their spanking new hall.

Over 200 family members, friends, collaborators, benefactors, currect and former students of Marymount Convent School joined the Sisters for the Mass and dinner on December 12, 2014 at Good Shepherd Place, Toa Payoh Lorong 8.

 

 

Fr. Cyril Lee, who delivered the homily at the concelebrated Mass, noted that the four Irish Sisters who sailed to Singapore from Sri Lanka in 1939 endured much hardship.  This included having their first convent in Punggol destroyed and being exiled in Bahau, Malaysia during World War II.

Today, he added, "the Sisters' mission has diversified but the focus remains" in that they serve the needy and disadvantaged women and children.

 

 

Dominican Fr Antonio Gonzalez, CICM Fr Kamelus Kamus, and Frs John Sim and Peter Paul concelebrated the Mass with Fr Lee.

 

 

In her thank-you speech after the Mass, Sr Joan Lopez, the Province Leader, expressed gratitude and "indebtedness to the pioneers".  She also thanked the families of the Sisters for having made many sacrifices and sharing their child or sister with the Congregation.

Two of the earliest local members of the Congregation, Sr Gerard Fernandez and Sr Therese Thong spoke of their joy at being present for the celebration.

Sr Gerard, 76, told Catholic News, "I feel privileged to be alive to celebrate our 75th year.  I knew the pioneers...I saw the building of Marymount Convent...Now with our new buildings, it's a joy to be here.  I hope our Sisters will be able to carry on our mission in a big way.  I also believe that vocations will come.  We now have three aspirants and that's wonderful!"

Sr Therese, 77, has been on mission in Hong Kong and Taiwan for over 30 years.  She decided to take up Taiwanese citizenship years ago in order to continue the mission of the Sisters there.  "This is the first time I came back for the [anniversary] celebration...I'm very happy to see we have aspirants and collaborators," she said.

Joining the Sisters from the Province were fellow Congregation members from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.  Also present were representatives from the Brothers of Mercy, Canossian Daughters of Charity, Cenacle Sisters, Infant Jesus Sisters, Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood and Missionaries of Charity Sisters.

 

 

The RGS Sisters began their anniversary celebration 75 days earlier, in September, by remembering in prayer their pioneers, local Church leaders, benefactors and Sisters who have passed on.

Their first convent, a bungalow, was donated by Fr Lee's grandfather, the late Paul Lee.

Meanwhile, Sr Cecilia LIew, who heads the community in Good Shepherd Place, shared that its official inauguration will take place in April next year.  The compound has a chapel, the Marymount headquarters, a convent, a hall with a seating capacity of 200, a kindergarten, a children's home and a retreat centre.

She added that journeying forward, the Sisters hope for greater and more creative involvement in the work against human trafficking, to be more actively engaged in their Toa Payoh neighbourhood, and be involved internationally in the movement for peace and non-violence, respect for human life and the environment.  She also noted that without volunteers and collaborators, the Congregation would not have enjoyed 75 years in Singapore.

 


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