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RCIA Facilitators Retreat 2019

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To prepare for the coming of the Lenten season, St Ignatius Church (SIC) Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) facilitators organised a retreat at the Maranatha Retreat Centre, Janda Baik, Pahang. The retreat took place from 1-3 March 2019. Fr Simon Pereira from Novena Church Singapore was invited to give the team members a refresh and renewal guidance to continue their journey in RCIA. The theme was on “Empowerment” so that RCIA team members are empowered to be sent to evangelise and to build strong human relationships.

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Fr Simon reminded that there shall be no intense focus on Jesus’ miracles but rather on Jesus’ teaching of quiet moments, be in solitude, get connected and be close to Our Father. Current society is filled with brokenness and woundedness, especially in relationship matters. RCIA facilitators dealing with adults shall be empowered with the Word of God, proclaiming the Gospel to newcomers who wish to embrace the faith. Fr Simon touched on “Encounters, Liberation, Transformation and Mission”, with the final word that God is Love.

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Fr Simon also gathered all his children and celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation with them. Mass was celebrated every day as the Eucharist empowered the divine presence to all to continue the sharing of God's presence. Fr Simon then blessed the facilitators, walking two by two, by saying that “Christ is depending on you”, and the facilitators responded with “and I on Him”. The final moment was prayer from the entire team to thank the Lord for His presence throughout and that Fr Simon be blessed for his many human encounters to shepherd all his missions. Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus!

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