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March 2017

Theology of the Body Course: 5 , 12, 19, 26 May 2017

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Venue: St Joseph’s Church Victoria Street, Conference Room

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.

The course is over 4 Fridays evenings on 5, 12,  19, 26 May 2017 from 7.00 pm till 9.30 pm. (Total 10 hours)

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

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

The Truth of the Crusades, The Inquisition, Galileo, etc. 21 April 2017

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Date / Time: 21 April 2017 (Friday) / 7.45 pm to 9.30 pm

Venue: St Joseph’s Church Conference Room, Victoria Street

Learn the truth about these historical events that has often been used to attack the credibility of the Catholic Church.

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.

Cost: FOC, Love Offering

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

The Miraculous Image of the Holy Face, 7 Apr 2017

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This Icon of the Holy Face was painted by Sr Blandina Paschalis, O.C.S.O.
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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 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.

Date / Time: 7 April 2017, Friday; 7.45 pm – 9.30 pm

Venue: St Joseph’s Church Conference Room, Victoria Street

Presenter: Andrew Kong, BSc, LLB, JCL.

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Andrew and Sr Blandina with the Holy Face Veil

All are Welcome, free-of-charge

Register at: http://tinyurl.com/ACT-Talk-Signup
Enquiries: Andrew (96493893)

Theology of the Body Introductory Talk (31 Mar 17)

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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 actively promotes TOB in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, and Shanghai. He is also appointed by the Archbishop to be the Defender of the Bond (Matrimonial) of the Archdiocesan Ecclesiastical Tribunal.

Date / Time: 31 March 2017 (Friday) / 7.45 pm to 9.30 pm

Venue: St Joseph’s Church (Victoria Street) Conference Room

FOC, All are Welcome

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

The Bible Alone Theory (24 Mar 17)

Sola-ScripturaSee how Our Lord gave us tradition and the magisterium and how the Church he founded lives on to carry out his mission with his mandate. Early Christians had no bible. And understand how the bible was formed in history, and its role in the Catholic Faith and our life.

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.

 

Date / Time: 24 March 2017 (Friday) / 7.45 pm to 9.30 pm

Venue: St Joseph’s Church (Victoria Street) Conference Room

FOC, All are Welcome

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

What is Canon Law? 17 March 2017

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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: Andrew Kong, BSc, LLB, JCL is a canon lawyer (a canonist) and is the Defender of the Bond (Matrimonial) of the SIngapore Archdiocesan Ecclesiastical Tribunal.

 

Date / Time: 17 March 2017 (Friday) / 7.45pm to 9.30 pm

Venue: St Joseph’s Church (Victoria Street) Conference Room

FOC, All are Welcome

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

 

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