SCRIPTURE REFLECTIONS FOR THE DAY:
IMPERCEPTIBLE WORKING OF GRACE THROUGH FAITH IN GOD
We need not be diffident if we are still far from the level of faith of our fathers. We must remember that they too grew in faith over time. They too were tested, purified and strengthened in their faith. It was a gradual process, and often mysterious and unpredictable due to the graciousness of God’s grace at work in their lives. Hence, we must be patient and learn to rely on the workings of grace.
THIS WEEK AT CSC (JAN 26-FEB 1, 2015):
Title: Catholics and cultural practices – what we can or cannot do
Talk and Mass by Fr. Ignatius Yeo
CER #45 runs from Mar 18-22, 5 days/4 nights. Registration will open on Saturday, Jan 31. Mode of registration: By ballot. Registration form can be downloaded here. If you are a minor (21 years and below), download the Indemnity form here for submission together with the registration form. Both forms will also be available at CSC Office. The doors to St. Peter’s Hall at CSC will open at 9.30am on registration day and close at 10am for balloting. Note: Limit of one ballot number per registrant.
- Prayer vigil
- Jan 31, Saturday midnight to Feb 1, Sunday 5.30am
- Venue: St. Clement Auditorium
- Come, participate in this special consecration to Our Lady
- Talk by Fr. Erbin on True Devotion & Consecration to Mother Mary
- Prayers (Rosary)
- Please come before 12 midnight to write your family members’ names for consecration
The praying-over after the Friday Growth sessions will cease with immediate effect. Praying-over sessions will only be held on Wednesdays from 9.30pm to 10.00pm in Jesus Room (except for public holidays and retreat days), in addition to the 4th Saturday Healing Prayer Services. Prayer ministering sessions will continue to be held from 8.15pm to 9.30pm on Wednesdays (except on public holidays and retreat days).
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
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 January
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 Jan 31 due to vigil
Vigil on Jan 31, 12 midnight – Feb 1, 5.30am
The Healing Prayer 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 in Jesus Room (except for public holidays and retreat days). Please note that there is NO praying over after Friday Growth.