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Thank You! Our Migrant Brothers and Sisters

We called and you responded! We would like to thank all of you who submitted your videos and for helping us in pulling this video of encouragement for migrant workers - Our Brothers and Sisters. Truly, those who received this video have feel less alone and isolated during this time. No longer just workers but friends and brothers and sisters😊 Thank you brothers and sisters. For your presence, for being here with us and for all you’ve done for us. 🤗♥️

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Cook and Bake HOME EDITION

It's been almost 3 months since our Skills Development Courses have been suspended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We know that many of you can't wait to get back to classes and to learning again. But for the meantime, let's pray and ask God to end the pandemic. Over the course of the last few weeks, some students have been sharing with us videos and photos of their new recipes that they have learnt over the period of the circuit breaker.  Your excitement and enthusiasm to learn have inspired all of us!  Over the coming weeks, we'll be sharing with…

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Passing It On To Others Who Need It More
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Passing It On To Others Who Need It More

Our Case Worker - Christopher Yu shares about the generosity and altruism of a migrant family. With the Circuit Breaker extension, our case workers have been calling in to check up on our beneficiaries to ensure that they were given the necessary support – physical, emotional and mental. They had spent the last week calling up families to arrange for a second round of care packs, which ACMI plans to distribute to vulnerable transnational families and migrant individuals. With the many distress calls received and calls going out to families, one of our case workers - Christopher Yu was deeply…

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Reaching out to migrants and transnational families during COVID-19

Partnering with individual donors and organisations, we reached out to migrant workers and transnational families during COVID-19. Many kind hearts have stepped forward to partner with us to offer assistance in kind to vulnerable migrant individuals and families living in Singapore. Many of these vulnerable migrants and families that we reach out to have limited access to local social support. Furthermore, support from their own families and relatives are limited due to travel restrictions and border controls at this time of the Corona virus. ACMI Case Management Ministry distributing Care Packs to clients The case management ministry distributed Care Packs…

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Social Distancing? Staying at home? Why not learn?

Learning is still possible even in the climate of  the COVID-19! Thidar, our student from Skills Development shares with us how she continues to learn even with the suspension of Skills Development classes. Through the encouragement of her employer, Thidar learned new recipes such as Orange Cake and Ciabatta Bread. Thidar shared: "We must never stop learning! With whatever free time you have, you must learn!" The process and her end product! How do you spend your off day? Share with us! Let's fight COVID-19 together! Stay home, do not gather in groups of more than 10 and see a…

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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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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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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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