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Sunday Eucharist – Lucky Plaza Accident

The Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants & Itinerant People (ACMI) will be collaborating with Clarity Singapore in providing spiritual and psychological support to the victims, families and friends of those impacted by the Lucky Plaza Accident on 29 December 2019. Download our statement of response here ACMI will also be organising a Sunday Eucharist with the intentions for the healing of those affected by the Lucky Plaza accident. All are welcome. Date: 19 January 2020, Sunday Time: 3pm Location: Agape Village, 7A Lor 8 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319264 Level 1 Hall *Limited parking spaces are available. You…

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Youth, parents get to better appreciate the migrant workers

From September to October 2019, more than 60 Catechism youth and their parents from the Church of the Risen Christ came together for the ACMI Bread Basket Programme.    Who Is My Neighbour? The youths, have adopted the bread basket programme as part of their confirmation community outreach. The ACMI Bread Basket programme started in 2010. It was a one day event to distribute grocery packs to migrant workers living in dormitories to thank them for building our nation. It has since evolved following the Archbishop’s vision of building a vibrant, evangelistic and missionary church in Singapore to be more…

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Skills Development – Join Our Weekday Courses!

✨🙋‍♀️Weekday Courses for Foreign Domestic Workers and Migrant Spouses Join in our Weekday Courses at the ACMI Skills Development Center for Foreign Domestic Workers/Helpers (FDWs) and Migrant Spouses in Singapore! Learn a new language or skill! Here are some of the courses that we offer: English Language Mandarin Language Baking Cooking Weekday Course Semester and Dates: How to sign up: ACMI Skills Development Office Level 3, Agape Village 7A Lor 8 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319264 When and What Time? Opening Hours Monday 10 am - 5 pm Tuesday 10 am - 5 pm Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm Thursday…

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Possible or Impossible?

Jan Recounts her Experience with Migrant Construction Workers in Singapore. After reading this part of the Pope’s message. The thought immediately came to mind. What does “logic of the world” mean?  After reading up on it, I came across an explanation: “There are things in this world which are absolute truths. And there are things in this world that are absolutely impossible. Logic only allows you to deal with true or false values. And therefore, allows you to deal with things that are absolute truths and absolute impossibilities.”  Possible of Impossible? So I asked myself: “Possible or impossible?”  Is it possible to love the migrants? …

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Inaugural ACMI Fundraising Dinner 2020

"It's Not Just About Migrants But About All of Us!" - Pope Francis This is ACMI's inaugural fundraising dinner. Thank You for being with us on this journey. ACMI is a commission in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore that reaches out to all Migrants and Itinerants in Singapore. Our Mission is to be Christ the Good Shepherd in our ministry. Our values of Welcoming, Protecting, Promoting and Integrating guide us in our ministry. We serve all Migrants and itinerants in Singapore regardless of religion, nationality or socio-economic background. Your continued generosity to The Migrant Fund will offer empowerment to…

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I Found My Place Of Belonging

Theresa Shares About Her Journey In Singapore And How She Came To Find Her Place Of Belonging.  I first came to Singapore in 1982 for my studies. I came alone, not knowing anyone from here. Coming from a big family, I was the eldest of ten. My family was close-knit and my parents always taught us to look out for one another. Thus, from a close-knit family, it was natural that I sought out a place of belonging in Singapore. Seeking Out Friends and A Place Of Belonging. To make more friends, I joined several singing and choral groups. These…

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Moved To Pray For Others
Ignatius, second from right; spending time with migrant workers at the Bread Basket Programme with parishioners from St Mary of the Angels.

Moved To Pray For Others

Ignatius Shares About The Power of Prayer. I’m always moved by the suffering of others.  I always try to put myself in the other persons shoes and try to understand their pain and sorrow.  I too have gone through some periods of pain in my life. During such periods, others have stopped, listened and loved.  Moved with Compassion. So why was I moved to feel for them?  While the reason for suffering is different, I think the feeling that the other feels is often the same.  That longing for peace, understanding and compassion.  The desire to be understood by the other person and to be loved. …

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Looking at the needs of others

Daniel Yeo recounts how his eyes were open to look beyond himself and his needs. I grew up during a period of Singapore where things were quite comfortable, and I was ignorant of the poverty that existed.  Living in my own vacuum I was more concerned about my own life, career and ambitions.   All this began to change after the sudden passing of my mum. I began to ask questions on the purpose of my life and God.  Come and See... With the support of a friend, I joined the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process to know more about God.   I learnt concepts about unconditional love, being the Good Samaritan and loving my neighbour as myself…

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Recognising My Fears and Being Free

Esther Chia shares about her experience of fear and prejudice towards migrants and her realisation after that.  I used to think that the news was not very helpful. It focused a lot on the bad news and only on the bad things that migrants do. But what about me? I found myself generally prejudiced towards migrant workers and to those who are different from me. I used to avoid them. The migrants were invisible to me and I did not acknowledge their existence. It had been a long while since I have taken the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), and I…

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Promote and Integrate

Day 10/10 - Promote and Integrate “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” - Luke 4: 18 – 19  READ This is the last day of our reflection and sharing! We hope that the last nine days has allowed you to take a journey to the heart and find healing. "It's not just about migrants,…

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