14 April 2013 by Donna Uning CM-
Kuching – The Empowered Ministry of St. Joseph’s Parish Youth Ministry, in collaboration with Chapel of Mother Mary Parish Youth Ministry and Bread of Life Youths, will be hosting a four-day Easter Rally Experience (ER 2013) from June 6 here.
The event will take place at the Archdiocesan Curia & Pastoral Centre (St. Joseph’s Cathedral Kuching) and the Kuching Amphitheatre at Jalan Budaya.
The 10th event is themed “Rise Up”; include a Worship Conference and a Catholic Conference for kids, youths, and working adults. There will also be a Celebration Concert.
Archbishop John Ha will be celebrating an opening mass on June 6 at 7:30 pm. There will be an opening celebration and worship night on June 7 beginning 7:30 pm.
The ministries are inviting all Christians to come together to celebrate the victorious and triumphant resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ in a big and exuberant way.
“Through this, we hope to build a generation who are excited about God, passionate about Jesus and empowered by the Holy Spirit, so as to minister to many others and to be fully participative in the life, mission and work of the church,” the statement said.
The conferences will be divided into four categories. The two-day Worship Conference with Rev Fr John Chia (Diocese of Limbang) and Nishant Fernando (India), which begins on June 6 will cater for those currently serving or have the desire to serve in the music ministry.
The Kids Conference will be spread over two sessions for two age groups; children aged 9 – 12 on June 6 to 7 (from 8 am to 12 pm) and children aged 5 – 8 on June 9 to 10 (from 8 am to 12 pm).
The four-day Youth Conference beginning June 6, provides an exciting avenue for youths (age 13 and above) to explore, experience and learn about their Catholic Faith in a more creative, exciting and explosive way.
The Working Adult Conference from June 8 to 9 will allow adults a time to recharge, renew, reach up and rise up while learning about their Catholic faith.
The 10th anniversary celebration concert at 7:30 pm on June 8 will feature the Empowered Creative Arts Ministries and friends.
Those interested to join the conferences are required to register and pay accordingly to the datelines:
RM60 – March 1 to April 15,
RM80 – April 16 to May 15, and
RM100 – May 15 onwards.
For the kids conference: RM20 – March 1 – May 15, and RM50 from May 15 onwards.
For enquiries and information, contact Empowered Ministry Hotline at 014 6945414, email firstname.lastname@example.org or the Empowered Ministry Kuching Facebook page.
Empowered Ministry is a group of youths from upper primary and secondary schools, colleges, and universities as well as working adults. It offers an avenue to learn about the Catholic faith, while journeying together with other youths of various ages and backgrounds to worship, pray, praise, encourage, minister, learn, study, love, and serve together. They are based at St. Joseph’s Cathedral Parish Kuching.
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