Holy Trinity Church Chinese Ministry (天主圣三堂华文部)
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)
Couples for Christ-Singapore (CFC) is a part of a worldwide family life renewal ministry, whose mission is to renew and build strong Christian marriages and families within the parish it represents. CFC is an affiliate of the Family Life Society which carries out her role as a lay apostolate group bringing families back to the plan of God. CFC is called to bring the Lord’s strength and light to those who are struggling to be truly Christian families in the modern world. It has 6 family ministries where evangelization starts at the youngest and progress as they grow. Couples for Christ – married couples, Handmaids of the Lord – single mother or matured women, Servants of the Lord – single father or matured men, Singles for Christ – young adults, Youth for Christ – teenagers, and Kids for Christ.
- Week 1: Prayer Assembly
- Week 2: Household meeting
- Week 3: Pastoral Teaching
- Week 4: Household meeting
- Theme Weekend Retreat
- Marriage Enrichment Retreat (MER)
- Youth camps
- Christian Life Program
- Starting July 22, 5:30pm at room 19.
- Bro Harry 97604214 / Sis Maricelle 90927211
|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