Father Damien Society
Father Damien Society is a part of the lay apostolate ministries of the parish of Blessed Sacrament Church. Its mission is to organise activities towards the faith formation of the parish members in the Social Teaching of the Church, to support needy causes inside and outside Singapore and to serve the parish as a primary resource and catalyst for social mission in works of charity and social justice rooted in the Bible and Catholic Social Teaching.
Father Damien Society was formally inaugurated in October 2009 in conjunction with the canonisation of Father Damien. Its vision is that the social mission of the Church will be an essential dimension of its parish as a community of faith, of action and of hope.
Programmes and Activities
- Support the care and education of street children and children of poor families under the Salesian Don Bosco Centre in Poipet, Cambodia
- Support a kindergarten for children of poor families in Batam
- Support an outreach to visit the SILRA Home
- Organised a parish blood donation drive for the Singapore Red Cross Blood Donation Project