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SHC-CLOW retreat draws 67 participants

BUNDU TUHAN – Sixty-seven children attended the annual retreat organised by the Sacred Heart Cathedral English Children Liturgy of the Word at the retreat centre here on 20-22 Mar 2017.

Neil Mah facilitated the retreat themed Love My Neighbour.

The purpose of this yearly retreat is for the children to deepen their faith and understanding of the Word of God and to have a personal encounter with God.

Alongside the children were 26 facilitators and helpers from the cathedral as well as from the Church of Mary Immaculate Bukit Padang.

The children were taught bible verses defining who our neighbours are and how we should love and treat them according to God’s commands. They were divided into six groups throughout the retreat. Activities centred around group discussions among team members and presentations based on topics given by the retreat master.

Among the highlights of the retreat were the Stations of the Cross held outdoors. They started at the centre and subsequently, the groups were assigned to either ascend or descend the hill for the remainder of the stations before meeting at the centre for the final station.

The children attended Mass on the second day presided by Father Michael Modoit at St Pius X Church.

An interesting activity organised was the writing of personal and positive messages to old and new friends (neighbours) alike, affirming their appreciation of that person, with some having full ‘mail boxes”! Laura Lim

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