Seven years ago, Lalith thaththa, Bro Jagath and Bro Raja came to Singapore to buy equipment for the Wednesday meeting and they stayed at our home. During their stay, Lalith Thaththa suggested that we spend an evening in prayer. I took the opportunity to invite some of my friends from church. We could not explain what happened then, but now we know it was the presence of God that touched us in our depths and our family has not been the same. Suddenly we were on fire for Him, we wanted more of this experience and we wanted more people to have it. With two other families we started listening to a recorded message of the Wednesday meeting in our living room every week. Even though we had the desire to bring this experience to others we were stuck by limited resources.
In 2008 when CRL Melbourne was organizing a Four Steps retreat, they made it possible for the team to stopover in Singapore for a few days. In November 2008 an English Four Steps Retreat and a Sinhala Four Steps Retreat with a Tamil translation were conducted at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes. With that, more people were touched, and more people wanted to continue in the experience. That opened the doors of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes for CRL Singapore to conduct weekly meetings in Sinhala and in English.
At present, the Sinhala meeting is attended by about 15 Sri Lankans. The meetings are held every Second Sunday and Fourth Sunday 3:30pm to 5:30pm at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes Catechetical Centre. During the meetings we show a video of that week’s Mabole message and the worship. The majority of those who attend this meeting are Sri Lankan domestic workers. Most of them come broken, helpless, mistreated, cheated by their agents… and the Lord moves among them, loving, healing, restoring and often we are challenged by their inner journey. Often when CRL is raising funds for events like Madu, or the tents at Mabole, they were the first to come forward with amounts that never ceases to challenge us.
We also facilitate an English meeting every Tuesday in St. Bernadette’s Hall at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes 7:15pm onwards. A video of that week’s Wednesday message is shown during the meeting and we participate in the same worship. Even though they are pre-recorded videos we have seen lives touched and transformed, healings, and people entering into deeper journey with the Lord. At present the numbers vary between 40 and 50.
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Day: Every Tuesday
Venue: Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, St Bernadette's Hall, 50 Ophir Road, Singapore 188690.
Day: Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.
Venue: Catechetical Centre, Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, St Bernadette's Hall, 50 Ophir Road, Singapore 188690.
Day: First Monday of the month
Venue: Catechetical Centre, Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, St Bernadette's Hall, 50 Ophir Road, Singapore 188690
Please contact coordinators for details.
Nearest MRT Stations: Bugis and Little India
Bus Routes: 48,57,130,851,960