Nuns sing to raise funds for new convent

Sisters Jocelyn Kwek, Wendy Ooi and Aeran Kim performed onstage in front of 650 guests during the lunch event.

Singapore
Sep 04 2014, 12:34 PM
Nuns sing to raise funds for new convent
From left to right: Daughters of St Paul Sisters Jocelyn Kwek, Wendy Ooi and Aeran Kim singing onstage.

To help raise funds for a new convent, the Daughters of St Paul held a fund raising lunch and a music performance by nuns at Tim Palace at SAFRA Toa Payoh in Singapore on Aug 10.

The lease on their present convent at Jurong West ends in December 2015.

Sisters Jocelyn Kwek, Wendy Ooi and Aeran Kim performed onstage in front of 650 guests during the lunch event. The three sisters sang and danced to We Are One, a song composed by their Superior, Sister Wendy Ooi. The song is one of 12 songs in a CD titled Unconditional, which is on sale.

“The lunch is only one of several activities we are initiating. There will be more exciting ones next year,” said Sister Wendy of their first fundraising event.

On the Daughters of St Paul’s Facebook page, an appeal has been posted: We need a new convent to stay and enable us to continue our media mission to inculcate moral, family and gospel values to society, while nourishing the faith and spiritual life of the Church in Singapore. Besides our usual spread of spiritual books and AV materials, the newly re-issued CD, Unconditional, will also be on sale and proceeds will go to the Daughters of St Paul Building Fund.

The community of the Daughters of St Paul in Singapore was established on 1st May 1994. There are at present five Sisters ministering in Singapore. One temporary professed Sister is studying in Taiwan and two Sisters are serving as missionaries in Italy and Hong Kong.

Over almost two decades, the Daughters of St Paul has written and produced books and videos, set up an Apostolate of the Media shop at Church of the Risen Christ (Toa Payoh), participated in the Singapore Book Fair, and organized many book and media fairs in parishes. They also reach out to schools and conduct Media Literacy sessions for youths and adults. They also hold a yearly outreach programme ‘Bringing Christ to the Marketplace’ during Christmas at Jurong Point shopping mall through book and media sales at a pushcart on the ground floor of the mall.

Source: Catholic News

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