Witnessing as One: Pentecost Rally
This Pentecost, Archbishop William Goh’s calls us to pray for the Holy Spirit to fill our lives and our Church. That we may be filled with the graces of forgiveness, zeal and love to continue building a vibrant, evangelistic and missionary Church. With the Pentecost Rally’s theme, Witnessing as One, the Rally drew God’s faithful to the heartbeat of the Holy Spirit which is love, mercy and unity itself
Held on 20 May 2018, at St Joseph’s Institute Junior, this year’s collaboration was by three Archdiocesan bodies: Singapore Archdiocesan Catholic Charismatic Renewal (SACCRE), the Office for Catechesis (OFC) and the Office for the New Evangelization (ONE). The participants of the Pentecost Rally were commissioned by the Archbishop at the Eucharistic Celebration of the Rally to be witnesses of God.
While Msg. Ambrose Vaz gave the talk, Fr Thomas Lim and Fr Tom Curran, SACCRE spiritual director, and his team then prayed for various intentions and blessings. They also prayed for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and various prayer teams came forward to pray over those who wished to receive God’s love and healing.
The Catholic Charismatic Renewal’s gift for every Catholic is to help people receive a conscious experience of the risen Lord, a definite, concrete sign that God is with us in our lives is the gift of tongues.
The Burning Bush from St. Anne’s Church led praise and worship, with many who found the rally very inspiring.
Concluding the rally, Archbishop Goh exhorted everyone to be continuously exercising their different charisms and using their gifts to make present the Holy Spirit.
By Julianne Danielle Lim