24 Apr '11, 1pm

Record attendance for Easter Sunday mass at churches

Record attendance for Easter Sunday mass at churches

SINGAPORE : Church congregations in Singapore saw record attendance as Christians mark the end of Lent with Easter Sunday mass and special worship service. The Church of St Michael also welcomed Easter with the baptism and confirmation of about 1,000 new members to the Catholic faith. Father Angel Luciano, Chaplain for Migrants at the Church of St Michael, said Easter is one of "the most important because it is the celebration of new life". For many Christians, Good Friday and Holy Saturday are usually observed by praying and fasting, while some take part in activities like the Stations of the Cross. Permanent resident Philamae de Aquino celebrated Lent this year by visiting at least eight churches on Good Friday and attending the morning mass on Easter Sunday. "This is my way of being reminded of the sacrifices of Christ and a way of penance," she said. Other denomination...

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