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The Holy Face of Jesus Christ, Andrew Kong, 26 May 2018

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Come and hear about the Holy Face of Manopello, Italy where in a chapel of St Michael Archangel, lies the Sanctuary of the Holy Face. This chapel was raised to a Papal Basilica by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006 just two weeks after his pilgrimage to the Sanctuary. In the Basilica is the original Veronica (True Icon) Veil that the Church has venerated for centuries.

While almost all have heard of the Shroud of Turin, Italy, little is known of this most remarkable relic, which bears the Holy Face of Jesus Christ, and was once venerated as the Veronica (The True (vera) Icon (nica), or the Veil of Veronica.

Presenter: Andrew Kong, BSc, LLB, JCL.

Venue: Catholic Centre, 55 Waterloo St, #02-01, Singapore 187954

Date / Time: 26 May 2018 Saturday / 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Cost: Free of Charge, Love Offering

Register at: http://tinyurl.com/ACT-Talk-Signup

Enquries: SMS 96493893 (Andrew)

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The Truth behind the Crusades, the Inquisition & Galileo, Nick Chui, 19 May 2018

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Was the persecution of Galileo an example of the church’s hostility to science? Are the crusades and inquisition examples of the church ‘s lust for power and control? Or is the reality quite different?

Join us to separate fact from fiction as we tackle these too three common historical misconceptions.

Speaker: Nick Chui, ACT’s Catholic Apologist, has a Masters in Theological Studies (MTS) from the St John Paul II Institute for Theological Studies on Marriage and the Family, is a teacher with MOE. He also has an honors degree in History from the National University of Singapore.

Venue: Catholic Centre, 55 Waterloo St, #02-01, Singapore 187954

Date / Time: 19 May 2018 Saturday / 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Cost: Free of Charge, Love Offering

Register at: http://tinyurl.com/ACT-Talk-Signup

Enquries: SMS 96493893 (Andrew)

 

Explaining Purgatory, Statues, etc to Non Catholics, 12 May 2018

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Come and Learn how the Doctrine of the Communion of Saints relate to many questions raised about the Catholic practices like praying for the dead, our Marian piety, indulgences, etc.

Speaker: Kelvin Chia, LLB is an experienced lay speaker and apologist, and is a founding member of ACT. He is a father of three kids, practices law and is also a member of the Catholic Lawyers’ Guild.

Venue: Catholic Centre, 55 Waterloo St, #02-01, Singapore 187954

Date / Time: 12 May 2018 Saturday / 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Cost: Free of Charge, Love Offering

Register at: http://tinyurl.com/ACT-Talk-Signup

Enquries: SMS 96493893 (Andrew)

Exorcism, Deliverance & Demons, 5 May 18

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A Short Introductory Talk that will explore the subject of Evil Spirits, Demons, Spells and Ghosts (and Hauntings); and the Christian Response to their Presence through Prayer: Exorcism Ritual – to be performed only by the ordained clergy with the Archbishop’s permission and the Prayer of Deliverance. Learn about the Church’s other Sacramentals, viz Holy Oil, Holy Salt, Holy Water. Relics, etc. and their uses.

Speaker: Rev Fr James Yeo, Rector, Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore is also the Spiritual Director of the Apostolate for Catholic Truth (ACT)..

Cost: Love Offering

Date / Time: 5 May 2018 Saturday / 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm

Venue changed to Agape Village, 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, S 319264

Register : http://tinyurl.com/ACT-Talk-Signup
or: SMS: 96493893 for enquiries (Andrew)

 

 

 

Theology of the Body Course (10 hrs): 7, 14, 21, 28 April 2018

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Considered as one of the greatest legacies of St John Paul II, this catechesis explains Catholic teachings through the lenses of the nuptial mystery. Understanding sexuaity, love and the meaning of life is critical not only to marriage and sexual morality, but concerns the entire Gospel, the Bible and in fact the whole Mission of Christ. A must for all in family and youth ministry and catechesis.

Trainer: Andrew Kong, BSc, LLB, JCL

Andrew has been giving presentations on St John Paul II’s Theology of the Body (TOB) in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Macau and Shanghai for the past several years.

A magna cum laude graduate of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome with a Licentiate in Canon Law, he also holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science degree. Andrew also has also a certificate in the Practice & Principles in Counseling.

He is also a certification student of the Theology of the Body Institute (USA), and is a qualified facilitator of the A New Language program (on the Theology of the Body).

He is appointed The Defender of the Bond (Matrimonial) for the Archdiocesan Ecclesiastical Tribunal by the Archbishop of Singapore since February 2014.

Currently he works as a consultant and trainer. Prior to this he worked at the Archdiocesan Family Life Society as a presenter cum trainer in the Society’s education & training programs on sexuality and pro-life issues.

Cost: Love Offering

Dates / Time: 7, 14, 21, 28 April 2018 (Saturdays) / 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm

Venue: Church of the Risen Christ Hall

Register : http://tinyurl.com/ACT-Talk-Signup
or: SMS: 96493893 for enquiries (Andrew)

The Bible Alone Theory, 24 Mar’18

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Early Christians had no Bible, so why do some Christians today say that everything about the Christian faith has to be found only in the Bible alone and no where else? Come to understand how the Bible was formed in history, and its role in the Christian faith and our life. Learn how our Lord Jesus Christ gave us Tradition and the Magisterium, and how the Church He founded lives on to carry out His mission with His mandate.

Speaker: Kelvin Chia, LLB is an experienced lay speaker and apologist, and is a founding member of ACT. He is a father of three kids, practices law and is also a member of the Catholic Lawyers’ Guild.

Venue: Church of the Risen Christ Auditorium, Toa Payoh.

Date / Time: 24 March 2018 / 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Free of charge, all are welcome

Register at http://tinyurl.com/ACT-Talk-Signup
or: SMS: 96493893

 

Why Be Catholic ? 17 Mar’18

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Using reason and logic to show the rational basis why we should belong to the Catholic religion and not some other Christian denomination, by looking at the marks of the True Church of Jesus Christ.

Speaker: Andrew Kong, BSc, LLB, JCL

A magna cum laude graduate of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome with a Licentiate in Canon Law, he also holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science degree. Andrew also has also a certificate in the Practice & Principles in Counseling.

Venue: Church of the Risen Christ Auditorium, Toa Payoh

Date / Time: 17 March 2018 Saturday / 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm

Free, All are Welcome

Register : http://tinyurl.com/ACT-Talk-Signup
or: SMS: 96493893 for enquiries (Andrew)

Canon Law – A Brief Introduction, 10 Mar’18

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What is the role and purpose of Canon Law in the Church? How is it made and who makes them? What authority does it have? Come and listen to the answers  and more.

Speaker : Rev Fr Adrian Yeo, Parish Priest of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Judge of the Ecclesiastical Tribunal, Canon Law Lecturer at Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore

 

Date / Time: 10 March 2018 (Saturday) / 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Venue: Church of the Risen Christ Auditorium, Toa Payoh

FOC, All are Welcome

Register at http://tinyurl.com/ACT-Talk-Signup
or: SMS: 96493893

The Theology of the Body Talk, 3 Mar ’18

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What is the Theology of the Body? Why is this considered one of the most important legacies that Pope St John Paul II has given us? Why did he call it the basis of the most appropriate method for mankind’s “self education” and that it “concerns the whole bible, the whole Gospel. … the whole teaching, even more the whole mission of Christ”

In No 44 of the Final Report to the Pope of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, : The Theology of the Body “has given the Church a wealth of reflections on the nuptial meaning of the human body and God’s plan for marriage and the family from the beginning of creation. In particular, by treating conjugal love, he described how spouses, in their mutual love, receive the gift of the Spirit of Christ and live their call to holiness” This was reflected in Amoris Laetitia No 69″ St John Paul II devoted special attention to the family in his catharsis on human love, … ”

Speaker :Andrew Kong, BSc, LLB, JCL

Is a Founding Member of ACT, and he works as a Consultant and Trainer. A certificate student of the Theology of the Body Institute (USA), he has given TOB seminars in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, and Shanghai. He also works as the Defender of the Bond (Matrimonial) of the Archdiocesan Ecclesiastical Tribunal.

Date / Time: 3 March 2018 (Saturday) / 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Venue: Church of the Risen Christ Auditorium

Register : http://tinyurl.com/ACT-Talk-Signup
or: SMS: 96493893 for enquiries (Andrew)

FREE, All are Welcome.

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