The Catholic200SG Festival will cap the anniversary celebrations. It will be held from 4 to 11 December 2021 around the locality of the Cathedral Of The Good Shepherd, where the early Catholics settled and built Churches.
Catholic200SG Festival will consist of mini-events and activities, held mainly at the Cathedral Of The Good Shepherd, St Peter and Paul Church, Catholic Centre and St Joseph’s Church (Victoria Street), and other locations during this period. These are still being planned, and the major groups of activities are described below.
OVERVIEW OF THE 8-DAY CATHOLIC200SG FESTIVAL
From visual arts, films, walking tours, talks, spiritual activities and discovering the talent among us, we have an exciting line-up!
An exhibition that brings together the artworks of the winners and finalists of two key Christian art events: the Angelico Art Awards (a biennial Christian painting competition held in 2016, 2018 and 2020) and FaithWorks (an exhibition of three-dimensional art pieces first held in 2019). Be inspired by artworks reflecting Christian themes that recount the wonders and beauty of our faith, as seen through the eyes of the artists.
Feast of Music
A showcase of Catholic musical talent, a celebration of the diversity of music that inspires one and all to share in the mission of Christ and His Church. All Catholic individuals and groups are invited to submit music videos of covers or original works. Finalists will perform at the Catholic200SG Festival on 11 December 2021.
Questions regarding FoM? Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The biennial Faith Reels see a special Catholic200SG edition where filmmakers in Singapore will be invited to produce films related to the Catholic200SG themes. Selected films will be showcased during this 8-day Festival.
Produce a 10-20 minute film related to “Catholic Street”. Let us know if you are interested here.
A week-long series of talks, sharings, storytelling, exhibition and display of Christian writings. Come and be enriched by the works of the local community.
Identify significant Catholic books and publications written over the last 200 years for the Luminary Lit exhibition. Submit your information here.
Write a poem, story or serious article related to Catholics and Catholicism for the Catholic200SG publication. Let us know if you are interested here.
Hymn & Praise Concerts
Concerts featuring hymns and songs of praise across the last 200 years will be held on 4 and 5 December 2021. Presented at the Cathedral Of The Good Shepherd, performances will be enhanced by its grand pipe organ.
Pilgrimage in my Back Yard
PIMBY invites you to take a walk on sacred ground through the sacred spaces of our Faith in the vicinity of the Festival. Meet Fr Laurent Imbert, Fr JM Beurel, Mother Mathilde and other great personalities – be inspired by their unwavering fervour, deep passion and amazing zeal to spread the Good News.
Pause to listen to their stories. Pause to listen to our own stories. Pause to pray. Pause to contemplate. Just pause and walk with your guides.
An opportunity to meet the many Catholic organisations within the archdiocese. Their staff and volunteers will be on hand to share their missions, projects and the opportunities for you to be engaged with them.
A series of faith and faith-inspired talks throughout the eight days of the festival. Topics and speakers from the multitude of organisations will provide food for thought and the soul.
Food from the community for the community on 11 December 2021. This is a day to celebrate our Catholic community and diversity in reaching out to people from all walks of life by welcoming them into our community and family through the gift of food and music.
Are you interested in being a part of the Fam Fair by providing food and fun to others? Submit your interest here.
Concurrent Anniversary Mass
Catholic200SG will culminate in a concurrent Mass held in the evening of 11 December 2021 in all 32 parishes of the Singapore archdiocese.
Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in a private setting with priests who will be on hand to listen and provide absolution for your sins.
Come and be with Jesus in the adoration rooms of the three Churches within the Festival venue.
Attend daily Masses at the three Churches within the Festival venue.