PASTORAL CARE COURSE 2019

The Pastoral Care Course is back for another run! This time it will run for six full days! Due to our overwhelming response and feedback from participants , the organisers have added an extra day to the programme. This would provide more space for participants to explore inner work for themselves, encounter Christ the wounded Healer and be empowered to pass it on to others!

If you are currently a Ministry/Community Leader or active member and yearn to be empowered to journey with others in their woundedness and in the area of inner healing, do consider signing up. This Course is designed to help you develop an understanding of pastoral care and its effective use for building up the Body of Christ. Imagine the difference you could make in your Church by being a more effective ‘carer’ of others.

The Pastoral Care Course is a 6-day stay in programme that provides a space in which participants can refine their personal disposition for wholeness in Christ. This in turn enables them to reach out to those in need of healing. Participants will be offered insights into psycho-spiritual integration through various teaching as well as communal ministry (prayer) sessions.
Topics that will be covered in the 6-days include:
– Christian anthropology in relation to healing
– Understanding human growth
– Family dynamics
– Relational needs
– Inner healing,
– Wounded healer
– Spirituality of imperfection
– Boundaries
– Pastoral leadership
– Reaching out from our true identity as God’s beloved child
and much more.
The first part of the course will focus on deepening participants’ own journey of healing, in order to learn how to be wounded healers. There will be time and space for participants to process and reflect. The second part will cover how we can pastorally journey with people and care for them.
During the six day programme, participants will have the space to explore inner work for themselves, encounter Christ the wounded Healer and be empowered to pass it on to others.
Organised by the Institute for World Evangelisation – ICPE Mission, the Pastoral Care Course (PCC) will be especially helpful to Christian leaders of Communities and Ministries, and all those actively involved in journeying with others, and want to be equipped in Inner healing and pastoral care.

To register, go to: www.tinyurl.com/icpepastoralcarecourse

ABOUT THE PASTORAL CARE COURSE (PCC)
The ICPE Mission has years of experience in the area of Pastoral Care and Inner Healing. The Pastoral Care Course is a shortened version of the Pastoral Care School (PCS), which a 3 week live in programme.

ABOUT ICPE
The Institute for World Evangelisation – ICPE Mission is an International Association of Christ’s faithful of Pontifical Right dedicated to the formation and training of Catholics so that they may become more effective evangelisers. www.icpe.org

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March 31, 2019 at 4:32 pm Leave a comment

Pastoral Counselling Course can lead to radical change

Testimony By Jackie Pau

Although I have the privilege of being a cradle Catholic, I had a very rudimentary and immature understanding of Catholicism in my younger days. I was guilty of walking away from the Church as the values of the world made more sense to the young adult that I was.

The world, not surprisingly, was unable to satisfy my desires and I grew increasingly unhappy, and more broken. I was stuck in sin, and despite everything I did to fill the emptiness inside of me, I remained unfulfilled and starving. I was searching for truth and love, essentially God, but I did not know it fully then. So by the time I attended Pastoral Counselling School* (PCS) in Bangalore in 2003, I was ready for radical change in my life. And radical change was what I got.

For the first time in my life, I encountered God in a very personal way through Jesus Christ. I learned how much the Father loved me and was waiting for me to return home, and that He had already forgiven all my sins. I just needed to do the same for myself, to find my way home. Jesus showed me the way in the people around me – the ‘teachers ‘, the facilitators, PCS staffers and fellow participants. I experienced forgiveness, and love, the type of love the world cannot give.

Through the seminars, I gained insight into how my past had shaped the person I was. I learned how childhood hurts can impact one’s life in the present, and how one can rise above personal hurts and brokenness through inner healing. I also received a better understanding of who God was: He was the loving and forgiving Father. As such, I was able to reclaim my identity as Beloved Daughter of God. I even discovered what my vocation was, and it was in Bangalore that I crystallized the meaning of life, my life, in a most profound manner.

I fell in love with Jesus as my Lord and Saviour, and I committed myself to following Him for the rest of my life. The spiritual healing I received gave me the courage to let go of the less salubrious parts of my life and move forward. I won’t lie, the intervening years have not been easy, for choosing God’s will in all things requires great sacrifice. However the inner peace, the joy, and the many blessings, I have since received, make the journey worthwhile.

PCS was where I learned how to truly praise and worship God with the reverence and passion He deserves; to fully engage in the Eucharistic celebration, awed by the beauty of the liturgy and sacrament. I also received a taste of what community life was like, and wanted more. I was glad to be Catholic for there is such richness in the faith to be mined. My time at PCS was transformational, and set the groundwork for my formation as disciple.

Since 2003, I have been gone on to deepen my knowledge of Scripture and Tradition. I found a spiritual director and a community, prescribed at PCS as important for continued spiritual growth. I got heavily involved in parish ministries as well as ICPE ministries and outreaches. I go where the Spirit leads, sincerely bringing my limited gifts, endeavouring my best to spread the joy of the Gospel, the joy I first experienced at PCS all those years ago.

If you want to say yes to Jesus in a more enlightened and committed way, to experience inner healing and the deep joy of communion with the Holy Spirit, to truly see what the Way, the Truth and the Life is, attend the upcoming Pastoral Counselling Course in August. Come and see, with an open heart, and be transformed.

ABOUT THE PASTORAL CARE COURSE (PCC)
The ICPE Mission has years of experience in the area of Pastoral Care and Inner Healing. The Pastoral Care Course is a shortened version of the *Pastoral Care School (PCS), which a 3 week live-in programme.

June 11, 2017 at 2:57 pm Leave a comment

Pastoral Care Course – Empowering the Wounded Healer

Are you currently a Ministry/Community Leader or active member that yearns to be empowered to journey with others in their woundedness and in the area of inner healing? This Course is designed to help you develop an understanding of pastoral care and its effective use for building up the Body of Christ. Imagine the difference you could make in your Church by being a more effective ‘carer’ of others.

During the five day programme, participants will have the space to explore inner work for themselves, encounter Christ the wounded Healer and be empowered to pass it on to others.

Organised by the Institute for World Evangelisation – ICPE Mission, the Pastoral Care Course (PCC) will be especially helpful to Christian leaders of Communities and Ministries, and all those actively involved in journeying with others, and want to be equipped in Inner healing and pastoral care.

To register, go to: http/:tinyurl.com/icpepastoralcarecourse

Date &Time: 16 August (8am) – 20 August (7pm)
Price :
Twin Sharing : $390 per person ($360 for registration before end June)
Single Room : $530 ($500 for registration before end June)

ABOUT THE PASTORAL CARE COURSE (PCC)
The ICPE Mission has years of experience in the area of Pastoral Care and Inner Healing. The Pastoral Care Course is a shortened version of the Pastoral Care School (PCS), which a 3 week live in programme.

ABOUT ICPE
The Institute for World Evangelisation – ICPE Mission is an International Association of Christ’s faithful of Pontifical Right dedicated to the formation and training of Catholics so that they may become more effective evangelisers. www.icpe.org

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June 1, 2017 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

We Are Not Orphans, We Have Mary

 Pope at General Audience: ‘We Are Not Orphans’ ‘We Have Mary’

Tells Faithful in St. Peter’s Square, That in Most ‘Dense Darkness,’ Mary Is There Faithfully Present

May 25, 2017 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

3 Aspects of Ignatian Style

Pope Greets Community of the Pontifical Campano Seminary of Posillipo

Retrieved https://zenit.org/articles/pope-highlights-3-aspects-of-ignatian-style/

May 24, 2017 at 2:01 pm Leave a comment

Warning Against Rigidity, Double Lives

Saint Paul’s Conversion at Heart of Pope’s Morning Homily

At Casa Santa Marta, Francis Warns Against Rigidity, Double Lives

 On the feast of St. Paul’s conversion,  Pope Francis has warned against rigidity and living a double life.

According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis did so today, May 5, 2017, during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta.

The Pontiff drew inspiration from today’s first Reading from the Acts of the Apostles, which recounts of Saint Paul’s conversion from Saul, “a rigid persecutor,” to Paul, “a meek and patient proclaimer of the Gospel.”

It was at the stoning of St. Stephen, that the name Saul appears, Francis recalled, describing the future evangelist as a “young,” “rigid,” man who was convinced of the rigidity of the law.

While he was rigid, he was “sincere,” Francis reflected. On the other hand, Jesus condemned those who were rigid, without sincerity.

No Double Lives

In his homily, Francis criticized those in the Church nowadays, who use rigidity to cover-up their own sins.

They are rigid people living a double life: They make themselves look good, sincere, but when no one sees them, they do ugly things. On the other hand, this young man was honest. He believed that.”

“When I say this, I think of the many young people in the Church today who have fallen into the temptation of rigidity. Some are sincere, they are good. We have to pray that the Lord might help them to grow along the path of meekness.”

Others, he said, “use rigidity in order to cover over weakness, sin, personality problems; and they use rigidity” to build themselves up while sacrificing others.

In this way, Pope Francis explained, Saul grew even more rigid, to the point where he couldn’t tolerate what he saw as a heresy, and therefore began to persecute the Christians.

In parentheses, the Pope suggested, at least Saul allowed children to live, noting nowadays, those who persecute Christians don’t even spare children.

Turning to when Saul went to Damascus to arrest Christians, and on the road there, Francis stated Francis recalled how on the way, he encountered “another Man, who spoke with a language of meekness: ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?’”

Sincerity, Meekness

“This rigid young man, who had become a rigid man – but sincere! – was made a little child, and allowed himself to be led where the Lord called him.”

This is, Francis pointed out, the power of the meekness of the Lord.”

Saul, having become Paul, the Jesuit Pope pointed out, proclaimed the Lord to the very end, and suffered for Him.

“He, who had persecuted the Lord with the zeal of the law,” Francis stressed, “said to the Christians, ‘With those same things by which you have drawn away from God, with which you have sinned – with the mind, with the body, with everything – with those same members now you are perfect, you give glory to God.’”

Warning Against Rigidity

Urging those present to pray for those who are rigid, “that they may follow the way of meekness of Jesus,” the Pope noted there is a dialogue between what is sufficient, rigidity, and meekness.

This is, he explained, “the dialogue between a sincere man and Jesus, who speaks to him with sweetness.”

Thus, he said, “begins the story of this man whom we have known from his youth, in the stoning of Stephen, who would end up betrayed by an internal conflict among Christians.”

Path of Christians

In the minds of some, the Holy Father admitted, the life of Saint Paul “is a failure,” like that of Christ.

Yet, he admonished, “this is the path of the Christian: to go forward along the path marked out by Jesus: the path of preaching, the path of suffering, the path of the Cross, the path of the resurrection.”

Pope Francis concluded his homily with the following prayer: “Today, in a special way, let us pray to Saul for those in the Church who are rigid: for the rigid who are sincere, as he was, who have zeal, but are mistaken. And for the rigid who are hypocrites, those who live a double life.”

 

Retrieved from https://zenit.org/articles/saint-pauls-conversion-at-heart-of-popes-morning-homily/

May 23, 2017 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment

Your Life Is Shaped by Your Thoughts

BY RICK WARREN — MAY 6, 2017

“Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think” (Romans 12:2b NLT).

You cannot become all God created you to be until you understand the five factors that influence your identity. The first two are chemistry (how you are made) and connections (your relationships). You are a product of the way God created you and of the relationships in your life.

Your identity is also influenced by two other factors that we’ll examine today: your circumstances and your consciousness.

Circumstances are the things that happen to you and around you — none of which you control. You are a product of the trauma, troubles, suffering, shame, shock, pressures, and pain that have shaped your life. Perhaps even abuse has affected your identity. If you’ve ever had a series of failures or a catastrophe, it has left an indelible mark on who you are.

Consciousness is how you talk to yourself. And you know what? If you talked to your friends the way you talk to yourself, you probably wouldn’t be friends anymore, because our thoughts are filled with the lies we’ve heard from other people that we’ve let simmer and fester. When we repeat other people’s thoughts in our head, they go deeper and deeper into our consciousness, and they begin to shape our identity.

In Proverbs 4:23, the Bible says, “Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts”(GNT). Your thoughts don’t have to be true to hurt you; you just have to believe them. If you tell yourself your marriage won’t last, then it won’t. If you’re afraid you can’t do something, then you won’t. Your thoughts run your life!

Your circumstances may be out of your control, but God is in control of everything. Your thoughts shape who you are, but you can change the way you think. Your circumstances and consciousness have shaped who you are, but the way you respond to your circumstances and the thoughts you choose to believe will shape the rest of your life.

Retrieved from http://pastorrick.com/devotional/english/full-post/your-life-is-shaped-by-your-thoughts3

May 22, 2017 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

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