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Ongoing suspension of Skills Development Classes

18 March 2020 Dear Employers, Students and Befriender Trainers, As of 12 March 2020, The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore has extended the suspension of Masses and large church gatherings until further notice. In light of this, ACMI will continue to suspend its weekend and weekday classes until further notice for the safety of our students, befrienders and staff. We have some updates for you below: Refunds We understand that some FDWs may be finishing their contract in the first half of 2020 and will be going back home for good. As such, they will not be able to complete…

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Suspension of Skills Development Classes

In line with The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore’s decision to suspend masses and large gatherings to minimize the risk of a cluster outbreak of the COVID-19 on Friday, 14 February 2020, ACMI has decided to suspend both weekday and weekend Skills Development classes with effect from Monday, 17 February 2020 till further notice. As the situation develops, students will receive updates via Whatsapp through their class representatives and/or through their employers. If you do not have Whatsapp, you will be informed by SMS. Please go to our website: http://www.acmi.org.sg/news/ or follow our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ACMI.Singapore/ for updates as well.…

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DORSCON Orange: ACMI Update for Skills Development Classes

We are now at DORSCON Orange. Hence, ACMI will be implementing further precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Agape Village. We will continue to conduct travel and health screening tests. In addition, we will conduct contact tracing on all students with effect from 12 February 2020. Students must provide their contact number or home address. Your domestic helper will be sent home if she is: Having a fever, cough, cold or runny nose. Generally unwell. If herself, her employer or anyone in the household has travelled to anywhere in China in the last 14 days. If found…

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Praying for those impacted by the Lucky Plaza Incident

On Sunday, 19 January 2020 more than 50 people came together with intentions for the healing of those affected by the Lucky Plaza accident. Following the devastating accident at Lucky Plaza, ACMI organised a Eucharistic celebration to pray for the healing of all those affected by the incident. Rev Fr Jerome Leon, SJ and Rev Fr Gerard Louis, CSsR celebrated the mass. His Excellency Ambassador Joseph del Mar Yap of the Embassy of The Philippines was present. He was joined by his wife, Mrs Josephine Yap and other members of the Philippine embassy. Finding Healing and Consolation At the end…

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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 NOTICE: In light of COVID-19 Singapore, we will cease (stop) all weekday enrolment and classes till further notice.  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: NOTICE: In light of COVID-19 Singapore, we will cease (stop) all weekday enrollment (sign up) and classes till further notice.  How to sign up: ACMI Skills…

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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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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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