Sunday, February 22, 2009

Retreat 避静


I was away in NUBE Training Center in Port Dickson for the Retreat of catecumens of RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) this weekend (Friday to Sunday).

It was our parish level 4-language retreat in preparation for their Baptism in April. Twelve catecumens and eleven team members & sponsors from our Chinese group attended this retreat.

Due to my mixed up of dates, I have to come back to Kajang to commentate a wedding service on Saturday morning. But I was very happy because Mary the bride, and family were among our 1st RCIA "graduates" in 1992. She was a 12 years old school girl then. I wished her a blessed and happy new family life.

The theme of the Retreat was Deepening our Discipleship - the Spirituality of Communion and was conducted by our very own team members. We have songs, prayers, reflection, sharing and laughing throughout the retreat. The catecumens experienced fellowship and communion through various sessions and activities.


这个周末(星期五至星期日),我参加了在波德勝全国银行雇员工会训练中心举办的慕道者避静。

这是由我们堂区主办的四语言避静,以准备慕道者在复活节的领洗(四月)。华文组共有十二位慕道者,十一位慕道班组员及陪同员参加。

因为我自己摆乌龙,搞错日子,我得在星期六早上,赶回加影教堂,在一台婚配礼仪中,担任带经员。不过我还是很高兴,因为新娘(美荔)及父母亲 、妹妹是我们华文慕道班的第一届的“毕业生”(1992年),当时她还是一位十二岁的学生。我衷心祝福她新婚快乐,天主降福她们的新家庭。

这次避静的主题是“深化门徒精神 - 共融灵修”,并由我们慕道班本身的组员负责带领。这个避静充满赞颂歌声、笑声 、祈祷 、默想及分享。慕道者也从各环节 、各种活动中,切身体验到了友情及主内的共融。












































7 comments:

Ngu said...

...这个避静充满赞颂歌声、笑声 、祈祷及分享...

这是多么令人响往的避静呀!充满喜乐。

为什么我参加的避静都是那么“严肃”,少说话(当然有一两个在大讲特讲 - 主题演讲),多念经,拜苦路,尽量少吃等,有时还要晒太阳,结果弄得大家苦兮兮的,出席率是很可怜的(以全体教友来说),人数有时看来好多,但是看清楚一点,你会发现总是那几个。

诗巫华文圣母军将于下月8日要举行守斋避静,是我最怕的,正在考虑要不要参加呢!

Simon Phun said...

祖厚兄,我非常了解你的感受。避静有很多种,对象也不同。有时避静也可以不必好像'要死“的那种严肃和一定要做刻苦。

这次的避静,我特别强调,不要长篇大论,讲多多。我们应该给“互动”更多时间-出席者彼此的互动,人与天主的互动,人与环境的互动。一个半小时的环节,只准十五分钟的 input “讲料”,其他是以上三个互动。

圣母军。。虔诚。。乖乖。。守斋。。静默。。看来你逃不掉吧 ;D

Anthony said...

西满兄,很久没有连上线,但每天都有上你的部落格,今天不小心看到了你衣袋里有红包,哈哈!忙中作乐。

Simon Phun said...

老黄,这是兼职所赚的外快!有烦多多介绍 :D

Anthony said...

改天儿子在教堂结婚时,这个重任非你莫属,记得不可有借口。哈哈!

Simon Phun said...

老黄啊,记得你说过十月讨媳妇。 我在10/10/09 这个周末,已被星加坡的娘家亲戚邀请参加女儿结婚典礼。你的日期不会这么巧吧!

Anthony said...

看起来应该是会慢几天,日期好像是定下了,可惜又忘了,你说老黄不老。