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

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

by Sr. Elizabeth Lim

 

On Saturday June 13, 2015  a MINT TEA GATHERING  was held on the 4th Floor, Block C of Good Shepherd Place, 9 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh.

 

The occasion?   A dual,  First Anniversary Celebration of JOY and GRATITUDE

·         The Good Shepherd Oasis (in its new location!) and

·         The reunification of Our Lady of Charity and the Good Shepherd Sisters

 

It was indeed a beautiful and inspiring Eucharistic celebration where by the prompting of God’s Spirit of Love, three priests concelebrated: A Diocesan Priest Fr Valerian Chong, A Redemptorist Priest Jacob Ong and a Franciscan, Friar John Wong.  The  “ecumenical” congregation comprised  former retreatants, retreat directors and counsellors from all walks of life, from various faith traditions, benefactors and believers in the Good Shepherd Mission of Reconciliation and our own dear Sisters of the Good Shepherd and lay Mission Partners. It could easily number slightly over one hundred children of God in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd Place.

 

The main celebrant Fr Jacob was at ease with the choir  streaming along  with soothing and calming  Taize  hymns  for the whole Mass.

 

The homilist Fr Valerian  brought out the nature of Retreat work as he expounded and clearly mapped out our personal journey with that of the Gospel text: Mark  4: 26-34. Providentially the Liturgical readings seem to further help us understand the mission of the Good Shepherd Oasis.

 

At the conclusion of the Eucharist celebration, the Chairperson of the Good Shepherd Oasis Management Committee, Ms Selina Gan gave her welcome address to all present and thanked our Province Leadership Team for the encouragement and support given to this mission. This was  followed by an inspirational meditation sung by our aspirant, Ms Jacinta Teo and accompanied on the piano by Mrs Audrey Ruyters:  THE KING OF LOVE MY SHEPHERD IS by Ch Gounod, indeed expresses the work of what GSO strives to be and do and this was fleshed out in the powerpoint presentation.

 

A tour of the Oasis was given in small groups while others were in the Hall having their refreshments, sponsored by a member of GSO Management Committee.  Guests  meet up with members of the Management, former and would be retreatants, retreat directors and friends,  families, supporters and  volunteers.

 

At the conclusion  of the evening, each guest was invited to take a Booklet of the life of St Mary Euphrasia Pelletier and a set of her quotes, a brochure and book mark of Good Shepherd Oasis.

 

We give thanks to  our Creator-God for this afternoon  mint-tea gathering  at the Good  Shepherd Place and for the on going benefits of “Quiet Journeys”  where each can find stillness in chaos. May our beautiful God-created world fraught with experiences of conflict, struggles, non-peace  and violence offer all,  the courage to continually  seek and  strive for enduring  love and unity found only in the Heart of our Loving Shepherd God and King in the sanctuary of Good Shepherd Oasis.


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