|Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, Singapore|
|Interior - Good Shepherd Cathedral|
The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd has a fascinating association with the History Of Korea's Catholic Martyrs. Saint Laurent-Marie-Joseph Imbert, in all probability the first Catholic priest to the island, died a martyr in Korea and the church's name "Good Shepherd" was inspired by what he wrote knowing the persecutions the missionaries will face "In desperate circumstances, the good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep." The church has a very dynamic congregation.
- 1833 — First permanent Roman Catholic house of worship in Singapore blessed and opened.
- 1843 — Foundation stone laid by John Connolly on the Feast of Corpus Christi.
- 1847 — Church of the Good Shepherd blessed and opened by Father Jean-Marie Beurel.
- 1859 — Original Parochial House (now Archbishop’s House) completed.
- 1888 — Elevated to the status of cathedral when the Diocese of Malacca was revived.
- 1889 — Extension of the nave at the west end completed.
- 1897 — Consecration of the Cathedral by Bishop René-Michel-Marie Fée.
- 1908 — Dwarf wall, gate pillars, and ornamental cast iron gates and railings around the grounds completed.
- 1911 — Second Parochial House (now Cathedral Rectory) designed by Father Charles-Benedict Nain completed.
- 1912 — Gallery Organ dedicated by Bishop Marie-Luc-Alphonse-Emile Barillon.
- 1913-1914 — Electric lights and fans introduced.
- 1942 — Used as an emergency hospital during the invasion of Singapore.
- 1973 — Gazetted a national monument.
- 1983 — Sanctuary remodeled.
- 1992 — Widening of Victoria Street causing the boundary of the grounds to be moved back.
Sat. Sunset Mass : 6:30pm
English Sunday Mass : 8:00am English Sunday Mass : 10:00am English Sunday Mass : 6:00pm English Sunday Mass : 12:00pm Korean (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Sunday)
Tagalog Mass (4th Sunday) : 11:45am Tagalog (4th Sunday)
Weekday Mass : 7:00am English (Monday to Saturday)
Weekday Mass : 1:15pm English (Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays))
Korean Mass (Wednesday) : 10:00am Korean (Every Wednesday in Korean)
Korean Mass (Every Sat except 3rd Sat) : 3:00pm Korean
Bus routes to the Church: 2, 7, 12, 32, 33, 51, 61, 63, 80, 130, 133, 145, 197, 851, 960, 640, 647, & NR7 ,14, 36, 77, 106, 175, 147, 190, 171,700, MRT: City Hall & Circle Line : Bras Basah
- Former Benghazi Catholic Cathedral - Later used as Arab Socialist Union Headquarter (planbox.wordpress.com)