RCIA outreach to St Francis Xavier Home

St Ignatius Church’s Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Class of 20192020 inquirers visited the St Francis Xavier Home for the Elderly Nov 3 which is under the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Nov 14, 2019

By Shaun Chan
St Ignatius Church’s Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Class of 20192020 inquirers visited the St Francis Xavier Home for the Elderly Nov 3 which is under the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Collectively with their individual class effort, the inquirers raised sufficient funds to purchase goods to fill the pantry of the Home and donate a sum of cash as well.

Sr Lucy welcomed all inquirers, their family members, godparents, facilitators and past RCIA Catholics. The programme started with a video presentation about the Home and Sr Lucy stressed her religious order’s objective of spreading God’s love to one another by doing little things that would go beyond all boundaries.

Later, all participated at the Mass celebrated by Fr Paul Cheong OFM Cap, who reminded that human dignity needs to be respected, and the effort to serve humankind be continued.

Sr Lucy also took the participants to view the facilities at the Home and gave a briefing on how the home was run by the Sisters  and volunteers. Some mingled with the residents and purchased their hand-made arts and craft products from the gift shop.

Lunch was served and all enjoyed the fellowship. The visitors took home with them the spirit of hospitality and humility which are always noticeable in the untiring efforts of the Sisters in the Home

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Charlene, Elaine, Cloe, C
Dear Editor/RCIA SIC Are these RCIA candidates confirmed catechumens and, therefore, are slated to be baptised during Easter vigil? If they are, pardon my argument, I see two seniors in the picture. Why?? It has been four months since they have been attending the RCIA session, do they espcially those who have not prayed or had any religion know they have to keep attending retreats; in order to disregard their past behaviour, mentality and prejudices to allow for a renewed mind and heart to take place. Otherwise, they could be easily spotted at gatherings, spiritual events etc for their pagan ways, arrogance and parochical mind sets. Many traditional Catholics are able to detect this, and would find them to be misfit. Hence, to avoid awkward situation, the former would stay away from them to avoid trouble. This is a reality in Malaysian converts in Australia and at BEC. The major setback is these converts (without God experience for marriage and other selfish agendas) would eventually stay away from BEC gatherings due to their inability to adapt with like-minded people. Today this is evident!! The situation is slightly favourable for those RAISED through other denominations because they have grown to believe to love, serve, forgive and stay humble. May God guide all RCIA facilitators in Malaysia and Singapore etc to support this siritual journey of those who are genuinely called to be true to their calling. God Bless.