Holy Trinity Church Chinese Ministry
The Neocatechumenal Way
The Neocatechumenal Way, a fruit of the Second Vatican Council, is a charism that the Holy Spirit has given to the Church as a way of Christian initiation or re-initiation. It is an instrument, which promotes a new and vigorous evangelisation. For more than forty years, it has been favouring a gradual but radical rediscovery of the riches of baptism.
The NCWay community was founded in 2001. We have 45 members ranging from 18 to 76 years old. Our young adults are from the St Bernadette community, the first in Singapore.
What we do:
• We seek to form a Christian community like the Holy Family of Nazareth; to live in humility, simplicity and praise, where the other is Christ
• We are in the stage of Initiation to Prayer where we are required to pray the Morning Lauds, from the Divine Office, daily
• Annually, we celebrate Easter with the Community with an overnight vigil to welcome the Risen Lord
Couples for Christ (CFC)
CFC is a movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life, raising up families under the lordship of Jesus Christ and for the service of the Kingdom of God.
What we do:
• CFC’s evangelisation thrust is through the Christian Life Program (CLP)
• Our spiritual nourishment comes through activities like household meetings, prayer assemblies, training and teachings
• Members are actively involved in church cleaning, canteen duty and other parish activities
• Our outreach programme ANCOP (Answering the Cry of the Poor) reaches out to the elderly and the sick in homes for the aged
• We also provide house cleaning services for low income families
|Couples for Christ (CFC) is a Catholic movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life.
CFC couples have committed themselves to the Lord and to one another so that they may grow in maturity as men and women of God and fulfill their primary vocation of raising families grounded in Christian values, in the service and love of God.
WHERE AND HOW DID CFC BEGIN?
CFC began in 1981 in Manila, Philippines, when Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon (Joy in the Lord), a covenanted Christian charismatic community, realized that to effectively renew society, a conversion of both spouses, and consequently families, to Christ was necessary.
The method used consisted of bringing together a small group of prospective couples in a private home. There they were brought to a living relationship with Jesus Christ and to renewal in the power of the Holy Spirit through a series of weekly informal discussions of the gospel in a social environment.
Beginning from the first 16 couples who joined the weekly gathering, CFC became a Christian family life renewal which was later made available to parishes and groups of married couples who wished to live out their Christian life in an active supportive relationship with one another.
The growth of CFC stemmed from its heart for mission and evangelization and its commitment to sharing God’s love with others, beginning from the basic unit – the family. It did not take long for CFC to realize that while a couple renewal was essential, it would be incomplete without family renewal.
RELATED ARTICLE: Family Ministries
Through the years, CFC has blossomed into a worldwide ministry, becoming a major force for the renewal of the Christian family life and also of the church.
RELATED ARTICLE: CFC Historical Timeline
WHY SUCH A MINISTRY?
CFC wants to rise in defense of the family, which is God抯 work. CFC wants to bring God抯 strength and light to those who are struggling to be truly Christian families in the modern world.
WHO CAN BECOME MEMBERS OF CFC?
Any validly married Catholic couple can become members of CFC. Although a Catholic movement/organization, CFC remains open to having non-Catholic Christians as members. CFC draws its membership from all sectors of society, young and old, rich and poor, etc. CFC transcends all cultural, economic, educational, social and other distinctions.
In 1996, CFC was approved by the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines as a national private association of lay faithful. In 2000, CFC was recognized by the Holy See (Vatican) as a private international association of the lay faithful of pontifical right.
PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR THE LAITY: Directory of Associations
Simei Neighbourhood Christian Community (NCC)
Our members are parishioners staying around Simei
What we do:
We reach out to parishioners residing in and around Simei to participate in rosary prayers, Bible-sharing, potluck fellowships, prayer leading at wakes and various church activities.
For enquiries, contact Stella Rozario at 96642275