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St Simon’s newest ministry focuses on personal call and mission


LIKAS – The Ministry for Mission, a fairly new group at the St Simon Catholic Church here, has been meeting since May 2016.

Its leader, Derek Chong, said that the calling support group meets about twice a month to explore “what it means to be called personally by God.”

“We plan to meet up for the length of one year where we will look into the fundamental truth that we need to come to a deeper knowledge of our calling,” he said, adding that their journey is divided into four parts namely: (1) Knowing the true God, (2) Knowing myself, (3) Know my personal call (from Being to Doing) and (4) Response – How can I express that practically?

He said the meetings are held on Wednesday evenings.  The nine members take time to get in touch with themselves, pray, give feedback from the previous meeting and how they had responded to their convictions.  Then they explore a topic that leads to a response.

Chong said the members have been serving actively in the different parish ministries and discerned a need to know their own personal callings.

The ministry plans to have a weekend retreat on ‘calling’ some time this year, which will be open to all. – SOCCOM St Simon

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