T his was the theme of the CCR Retreat held at St. Joseph’s Spirituality Centre, 25 - 27 January, and directed by Mr. Ulf Ekman together with his wife, Brigitta.
The aim of the Retreat being for each to have a personal encounter with Jesus Christ, Fr. Hugh Thomas CSsR, the NSW CCR Chaplain, began by encouraging each of the Retreatants to grow into a deeper relationship with Jesus, particularly through Eucharistic Adoration.
Throughout the two days there was a high emphasis on silence avoiding, as much as possible, the tendency to socialize. Ulf himself pointed out that all forms of charismatic meetings and fellowships are important, but a Retreat is quite different and is a special call from God
to move away from everything else for a while and just be with him. He encouraged all to “Open wide your doors for Christ”
To read more about the conference please download the Feb 2017 edition of Voice of Spirit
Through the smoke haze of a warm Autumn Saturday in St. Joseph’s Parish Hall at Rozelle, Aneel Aranha cut a swathe with his powerful preaching and teaching to challenge all and sundry. In his opening message he claimed that for too long Christians have been walking around in fear, and that it had to change.
Aneel related this to the Gospel story where Jesus heals the man's hearing (Mark7:31-37) Jesus reached out to the man and cried out "Ephphetha!" and the man’s ears were opened; he could hear! We need to open our ears to hear what God is saying to us.
To read more about Aneel's teaching, download now Voice of Spirit, May 2016 edition.