SCRIPTURE REFLECTIONS FOR THE DAY:
PREPARING OURSELVES TO BE THE NEW ARK OF THE COVENANT
What are we doing to prepare ourselves to receive Christ at Christmas? In this last week of Advent, we are called to be like Mary, to be the new Ark of the Covenant. What does this entail? It means living a covenanted life, one that is lived in the presence of God, to be at His disposal for the realization of the Kingdom, accepting the life that we are meant to live in accordance to His salvific plan and trusting Him totally, even if we do not understand the ‘whys’ in life. In this way, Christ will find in our hearts, a worthy place to dwell, for nothing less than the hearts of men is a worthy dwelling place for God.
THIS WEEK AT CSC (DEC 22-28, 2014):
Join us for the Triduum for 10 years of blessings (2004-2014)
Includes Praise & Worship, Mass, Testimonies and Fellowship
Title: The Emmanuel Experience at CSC
Talk by Fr. Jude David
Commencing with Praise and Worship, followed by Mass then Christmas supper.
Commencing with Rosary,Praise and Worship, Mass and Healing service.
CER #44 runs from Jan 14-18, 5 days/4 nights. Conducted by Archbishop William Goh. Registration and wait-list are CLOSED! For those who did not manage to secure a place, do look out for the CER dates for 2015 to be updated by the year end.
Fr. Andrew Wong’s message
22 November 2014
Dear brothers and sisters-in-Christ,
After a period of review and discernment, CSC will be implementing a revised programme on Fridays. With effect from January 2015, Friday sessions will be as follows:
|Session||When this takes place||Participated by|
|Friday Growth||1st 3rd and 5th Fridays if there are no retreats/ public holidays/ events||Members of the public|
|WP Friday||4th Fridays||Members of the public|
|Discipleship Friday||2nd Fridays||CSC ministry members only|
Friday Growth will retain its current format of a Mass and talk, to help the laity deepen its faith on the spiritual, personal, doctrinal, liturgical and communitarian dimensions.
WP Friday will be similar to WP Tuesdays, with key components including praise and worship, adoration, scriptural reflection and testimony/sharing. (Please note that WP Tuesdays in 2015 will only be conducted every 2nd Tuesday of the month.)
Friday Growth and WP Friday will take place from 7:30pm to 10pm. Please keep a look out for the dates of the respective sessions, through the monthly schedule of events and our website (csctr.net).
The revised programme seeks to align CSC’s services with the archdiocese’s emphasis on new evangelisation, whereby the focus is on building a vibrant, supportive and Spirit-led community, so that together as one body, we become powerful witnesses in Christ, for Christ.
CSC is deeply appreciative of the support that you have been giving us all these years, and we hope that you will continue to give us your support. We pray that together as a community in Christ, we will allow God to work in our lives first and foremost, so that He can then morph us into authentic disciples for His glory and bring His Good News to the ends of the earth.
Yours in Christ,
Fr Andrew Wong Spiritual Director Catholic Spirituality Centre
Talks on CDs
CER#42 and CER#43 retreatants who ordered CDs can collect them at the Media Kiosk 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.
New CD releases:
Vatican Council II by Archbishop William Goh
The Coming of the Day of the Lord by Archbishop William Goh
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.
Intercession Schedule for the Month of December
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)
No intercessions on Wednesday, Dec 24; Thursday, Dec 25; Wednesday, Dec 31
No vigil in December
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). Please note that there will be NO praying over sessions on December 24 and 31, 2014. Thank you!
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