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SCRIPTURE REFLECTIONS FOR THE DAY:

30 August 2014, Saturday, 21st Week in Ordinary Time

REMEMBERING OUR HUMBLE BACKGROUND AS THE ANTIDOTE TO ARROGANCE AND INGRATITUDE

Are we grateful for the talents we have received? Have we made use of them for the service of God and humanity? Has our success made us consider ourselves better than others? The truly great person is one who is so successful, popular and accomplished in the eyes of the world and yet stays humble, unpretentious, without any airs in his dealings and relationship with others, rich or poor, influential or ordinary, small or great. He is truly the great man because of his ordinariness and modesty.

THIS WEEK AT CSC (AUG 25-31, 2014):

WPTuesdayWP Tuesdays, Aug 26, 2014, 8pm

Join us for Worship and Prayer on every second and fourth Tuesdays of the month!
Venue: St Clement Auditorium All are welcome!

 

 

Friday Growth posterFriday Growth, Aug 29, 2014, 7.30pm

TALK 1: WHERE IS THE TRUTH TO BE FOUND?
(4-part series on “CHURCH AS A PILLAR AND BULWARK OF TRUTH“)
Talk by Archbishop William Goh
Commencing with Praise and Worship, followed by Mass.

Synopsis
We all seek for truth because our intellect cannot rest until we find the truth. Our hearts too are restless until we find true love, not just love. To seek the truth is to find something of value and a reality that is unchanging. To seek true love is to seek for justice and a love that will never end. Where can this truth be found? The Church truth is that truth can only be found in God alone. Christ who is the fullness of revelation of truth and love requires that we have faith in Him as the revelation of God. What is the basis for our faith in Christ? Is our faith irrational? If it were, then there is always the danger of religious fundamentalism or fideism, a subjective and blind faith. Or is faith based on reason? If faith is reasoned, how can we call it faith? If reason can prove the truth, then faith would not be necessary. This is what the humanists and atheists claim. What exactly is this relationship between faith and reason? How do we resolve this conundrum? The failure to keep a creative tension between faith and reason is the cause of division among human beings in this world. At one end of the spectrum we have the religious fanatics and at the other end, we have the humanists and secularists. The divide can only be reconciled when the relationship between faith and reason is understood and respected.

Contemplative Prayer Retreat #3 Onsite Intercession, Jesus Room

Saturday, Aug 30    10:30am   2:30pm   8pm
Sunday, Aug 31        10:30am

COMING UP:

CER posterConversion Experience Retreat #42, Oct 8-12, 2014

CER #42 runs from October 8-12, 5 days/4 nights. Registration and wait-list are CLOSED! We apologise to those who were unable to secure a place. The next CER (#43) is scheduled for November 12-16, 2014.

 

 

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Talks on CDs

CDs for Discipleship Retreat #8  and CER #36 can now be collected before and after Friday Growth and 4th Saturday service. Please send email to arrange for collection on weekdays (only from Monday to Thursday, from 10am to 3pm) except public holidays, if you are unable to make it on Friday and 4th Saturday.

Check CDs for sale for cd titles that may interest you.

Visit the Media Kiosk, open during Friday Growth and 4th Saturday services to purchase your desired CDs. If you are not able to visit our Kiosk during opening hours, you may also email us to place your order and let us know your preferred time for collection (please give us 10 days’ notice). We will arrange for your collection from the CSC Admin office during weekday office hours between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Thursday.

PERENNIALS:

Intercession Schedule for the Month of August

Tue to Thurs        10.30am to Noon, 8.00pm to 9.30pm
Sat                            8.00pm to 9.30pm
4th Sat                     4.15pm to 5.30pm, before Healing Mass (No 8pm intercession)

Note:
Thursday, Aug 7: No 8pm intercession
Saturday, Aug 9: No 8pm intercession
No vigil in August

Praying Over

Healing Ministry provides prayer ministering to individuals for spiritual, emotional or inner healing on Wednesday from 8.15pm to 9.30pm (except for retreat days and public holidays). Praying over sessions are held on Wednesdays from 9.30pm to 10.00pm and also on Fridays from 10.00pm to 10.30pm in Jesus Room (except for public holidays and retreat days).

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