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 Partnership Gathering 2015

The weekend of 9-11 October 2015 saw some 80 mission partners from the various Good Shepherd ministries in Singapore and Malaysia come together for the 9thGood Shepherd Partnership Gathering in historical Malacca.

The gathering took its theme from that of the 30thCongregational Chapter – Energised by the Spirit, We Risk Together for Mission. This serves as a call to action, urging us out of our comfort zones to do our part for those who are marginalised and in need. For indeed, what resonated with many of us was the often-heard refrain throughout the weekend - If I do not do something, who will?

One of the main objectives of the gathering was to share the Directional Statement issued by the Congregational Leadership Team. Participants were urged to reflect on the statement, discuss their responses to it and personalise it to the work they do on a daily basis as part of their mission.

The gathering also remembered and celebrated the life of our former Province Leader, Sr Susan Chia, who recently passed on. It was a poignant moment as we paid tribute to her numerous achievements and contributions by giving her a minute’s standing ovation. It was a gesture that symbolised how she embodied the theme throughout her entire life. Energized by the Spirit, she indeed did risk much for the mission. As one participant in my group put it “We are here today because of the work of Sr Susan” and I learnt it was she who played an instrumental role in initiating the yearly Good Shepherd Partnership Gathering more than a decade ago.

Towards the close of the weekend, Province Leader, Sr Joan Lopez, convoked the Province’s next Chapter which willl be held in 2016.

For first-time participants at the gathering and newbies to the Good Shepherd organisation, the weekend proved to be an eye-opener, in terms of an increased awareness of the work and outreach done by the various ministries within the Good Shepherd Congregation. For those, like myself, who have been serving for a couple of years now, I came away with a clearer understanding of how the many parts fit into the bigger organisation and a deeper conviction in the work that I do in the mission. And of course, as always, the gathering served as a wonderful platform for networking and meeting our counterparts on both sides of the causeway, as well as connecting more deeply with the Good Shepherd charism and spirituality.

Contributed by: Lynette Fernandez, Vice Principal, Marymount Convent School, Singapore

 


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