Eucharist is celebrated at the Janssen Spirituality Centre on Wednesday mornings at 9.10am in St Mark's Chapel. All are welcome to attend. For further information contact the JSC Director, Fr Nick De Groot SVD on 9762 6625.
“Together Ease Miseries” gathered together clergy, and laypeople representing the Baha’i faith, Buddhism, Catholicism, Islam, Protestantism and indigenous faiths such as Cao Dai, Hoa Hao and Minh Ly Thanh Hoi.
People shared their experience of the positive power of prayer, sang hymns and recited poems on religion.
Vo Ngoc Hong Phuc, a Baha’i, said: “If we are surrounded by serious difficulties and miseries, we should pray to God who always saves us”.
Cao Dai follower Le Nhu Hung agreed. “As people of religion, we must rely on God’s grace to relieve our miseries.”
Muslim Imam Trinh Ngoc Dat urged attendees to visit and provide material and spiritual support for victims of natural disasters, elderly people without relatives, patients and the marginalized.
Minh Tue, a Budhist monk, said the meeting raised awareness of religious faith that is strength helping people to release their miseries among people. He said local followers live in harmony and work together to provide health care for poor people in the city.
Father Francis Xavier Bao Loc, head of the Interfaith Dialogue Ministry committee, said the meeting aimed to promote dialogue and cooperation among local followers for the common good.
The event also marked the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and what would have been the 100th birthday of Han Mac Tu, a Catholic poet who suffered from leprosy and composed many great Catholic poems. He died in 1940.
With candles in hand, attendees closed the meeting with prayers for suffering people and the Prayer of Peace hymn by St. Francis Assisi.
Vietnam, October 30, 2012
Centering Prayer Meditation Groups meet regularly at the Janssen Centre
Group 1 meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month between 7.30pm and 8.30pm.
Centering Prayer Group 2 meets every other Tuesday beginning 6 January 2015, 10am-11am.
For further information contact Ria Parlevliet on 9720 2359.
For further information, visit: http://www.janssencentre.org/meditationgroups/cp-network-victoria
Meditation on Jesus for Healing & Good Health with Fr Gilbert Carlo SVD & Ms Jen Quested
through Meditation on the name of Jesus: Jesus is our Saviour
Breath Meditation: Jesus is our Life
Posture Meditation: Jesus is our Strength
Chanting Shalom: Jesus is our Peace
When? - 3rd Wednesday of every month (11am-12pm) (15 February, 21 March, 18 April, 16 May, 20 June, 18 July, 15 August, 19 September, 17 October, 21 November)
Recommended Donation: Paper donation, Concession Card Holders: gold coin
Meditation on Jesus brings serenity, peace and joy.
Modern society with all its dissipating forces at work, distances us further and further away from inner peace and joy. In turn, we suffer from stress-related diseases. Meditation on Jesus tunes up, clams down, energises and heals our body, mind and spirit.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to pray and pray the Biblical texts with an open mind and heart?
Here is an opportunity to learn in a small group how to listen to what the scripture is saying to you.
Whenever we read a biblical text God always has a word or a phrase which He wishes us to use to deepen our relationship with Him. We listen to the “faint murmuring sound” which is God's word for us, God's voice touching our hearts. This gentle listening is an “atunement” to the presence of God in that special part of God's creation which is the Scriptures.
Reading and listening is the key in lectio divina.
In lectio we read slowly, gently listening to hear a word or phrase that is God's word for us this day.
Every Monday, 10am — 11am.
(Suggested Donation: Wage Earners: $5; Concession Card Holders: gold coin)