Thursday, October 19, 2017

Reflection - St Ignatius of Loyola




'They who are engaged with the salvation of their neighbor, will gain more by a humble modesty than by an authoritative manner, and will gain victory sooner in retreat than in combat.'

- St. Ignatius of Loyola

Let us pray:
Dearest Lord,
teach me to be generous;
teach me to serve You as You deserve;
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labour and not to ask for reward
save that of knowing I am doing Your Will.

Holiday Adventure Squad - Deepavali Edition


We had our Holiday Adventure Squad - Deepavali Edition at Bukit Kiara ☀🌲 on the 18th October 2017

...which could have been #autocancel 
if it rained the night before, or in the morning. The organisers blatantly encourage CHOICE members to continue sleeping in the event it happens. 😀😀 King Ali did just that even though it did not rain ** tsk tsk sorry la bro but when are you going to get fit again?

We did not wear pretty sport shoes because
Adidas kampung rocks 🤘🏼




A satisfied tummy A healthy mind + healthy body = A happy life!

DOA ROSARIO


TIGA PULUH TIGA KUTIPAN PARA KUDUS TENTANG DOA ROSARIO

1. Daraskanlah doa rosario setiap hari
(Bunda Maria Fatima kepada Lucia)

2. Tidak akan pernah tersesat, seorang yang mendoakan rosario setiap hari.
(St Louis de Montfort)

3. Engkau akan memperoleh apapun yang kau minta dariku lewat doa rosario.
(Bunda Maria kepada Alan de la Roche)

4. Berikan padaku pasukan yang berdoa rosario dan akan kutaklukkan dunia.
(Paus Pius IX)

5. Kalau kau setia mendoakan rosario, ini adalah tanda meyakinkan akan keselamatan abadimu.
(Alan de la Roche)

6. Cara berdoa yang paling baik, adalah berdoa rosario.
(St Fransiskus de Sales)

7. Ketika doa rosario didaraskan dengan benar, itu memberi kepada Yesus dan Maria kemuliaan yang jauh lebih besar daripada doa doa lainnya.
(St Louis de Montfort)

8. Doa rosario adalah ‘gudang’ dari begitu banyak rahmat.
(Alan de la Roche)

9. Kalau kau setia mendoakan rosario seumur hidupmu, saya yakinkan,
walau banyak dosamu, kau akan menerima mahkota kemuliaan abadi.
(St Louis de Montfort)

10. Ketahuilah bahwa setiap kali kau menyapa, “Salam Maria”, Ia segera berpaling padamu dan mendengarkanmu.
(St Bernardin dari Siena)

11. “Salam Maria, penuh rahmat, Tuhan sertamu.”
Tidak ada pernyataan lain dari makhluk manapun yang bisa lebih menyenangkan aku daripada kata kata ini.
(Bunda Maria kepada St Mechtildis)

12. Doa rosario adalah senjata yang kuat. Gunakanlah dengan penuh kepercayaan dan kau akan terpukau dengan hasilnya.
(St. Josemaria Escriva)

13. Berdoalah rosario. Bersyukurlah bahwa doa yang itu itu saja dapat menyucikan dosamu yang itu itu juga.
(St. Josemaria Escriva)

14. Kau selalu merencanakan berdoa rosario, nanti.
Lalu tidak kau lakukan sama sekali karena kau lalu lelah dan mengantuk.
Jika betul betul tidak sempat, daraskanlah rosario di perjalanan tanpa menarik perhatian, untuk membantumu merasakan kehadiran Tuhan.
(St. Josemaria Escriva)

15. Tidak ada persoalan sebesar apapun, yang tidak bisa dipecahkan melalui Doa rosario.
(Sr Lucia dari Fatima)

16. Cintai Maria dan doakanlah rosario, yang adalah senjata untuk melawan segala kejahatan di dunia. Rahmat Tuhan akan diberikan lewat Bunda Terberkatinya.
(St. Padre Pio)

17. Kekuatan doa rosario adalah lebih daripada yang dapat dijabarkan.
(Uskup Agung Fulton Sheen)

18. Doa rosario adalah bentuk doa yang paling baik dan sarana yang paling efektif untuk mencapai hidup yang kekal.
Ia adalah obat untuk semua kejahatan kita, akar dari semua berkat kita.
Tidak ada doa lain yang lebih baik.
(Paus Leo XIII)

19. Tidak ada orang yang dapat hidup dengan sambil terus melakukan dosa dan sambil terus berdoa rosario.
Entah perbuatan dosanya yang akan berhenti, atau doa nya yang berhenti.
(Uskup Hugh Doyle)

20. Doa rosario adalah saat pertemuan harianku dengan Bunda Maria yang tidak pernah kami abaikan.
St. Yohanes Paulus II)

21. Doa rosario adalah rantai panjang yang terentang antara surga dan bumi.
Kita memegang satu ujung dan ujung yang lain dipegang Maria.
Dengannya, doa doa kita naik sampai ke kaki Yang Mahakuasa.
(St. Theresia Lisieux)

22. Tidak bisa dikatakan betapa banyaknya nama orang orang kudus yang lewat doa rosario, telah menemukan jalan menuju kekudusan.
(St. Yohanes Paulus II)

23. Doa rosario adalah sekolah doa.
Doa rosario adalah sekolah iman.
(Paus Fransiskus)

24. Dalam kesukaran, menggenggam rosario adalah bagaikan menggenggam tangan Maria sendiri.
(St. Padre Pio)

25. Setiap kali berdoa rosario, katakanlah “Dengan rosario ini, kuikatkan anak anakku kepada Hati Tak Bernoda Maria untuk bimbingan dan perlindungannya.” Dengan demikian, Bunda Maria menjanjikan menjaga jiwanya.
(Bunda Maria kepada Pastor Gobbi)

26. Dimana doa rosario didaraskan, akan ada kedamaian dan ketenangan di sana berhari hari.
(St. Yohanes Bosco)

27. Doa rosario adalah obat terbaik bagi jiwa yang terganggu, yang tidak bahagia, yang ketakutan, dan yang berputus asa.
(Uskup Agung Fulton Sheen)

28. Kalau kau menginginkan damai dalam hatimu, dalam keluargamu, dalam negerimu, berkumpullah dan doakanlah rosario, jangan biarkan sehari pun lewat tanpa melakukannya.
(Paus Pius XI)

29. Doa rosario adalah cambuk bagi setan.
(Paus Adrianus VI)

30. Doa rosario dapat disebut juga “puisi penebusan manusia”.
(Beato Bartolo Longo, Rasul Rosario)

31. Banyak jiwa yang seharusnya tidak pantas; telah berada di Surga berkat doa rosario.
(St Thomas Aquinas)

32. Doa rosario bukan hanya pengulangan doa saja, tetapi adalah bentuk perenungan akan rahmat Tuhan.
(St. Yohanes Paulus II)

33. Mereka yang berlari kepada Maria dan mendaraskan rosario; setan tidak akan dapat menyentuhnya.
(Pastor Gabriel Amorth)

Terpujilah Kristus

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Post CEKL #100 Fellowship Day + Pool Party


With the completion of CEKL 100 it was with great honor and humility that everybody come together to shed some steam (and also some clothes) to what has become the post-party for the Choice English Weekend. 



Lady Fiona gesturing for her Shrek to join her in the pool.

The day started out with a warming up session of ball tossing in the pool. Absolutely fun but with no purpose. Just like the match between Man United and Liverpool that night. 

Clare was responsible for the disappearance of half of the nugget count that was initially provided.

If you did not try the killer combo of the chicken curry and fried rice (so fluffy yet so crisp) then you have no idea what you have been missing. According to an expert witness testimony and C100 participant, the spice selection and seasoning for the curry was perfectly executed. Since he is also an established Master Chef we definitely will take his word for it. 

Body Disposal 101.  Always remove footwear and glasses before dunking the victim head first into the pool.
 
Watching the match for EPL mid-table supremacy between Liverpool and Manchester United on the giant screen smartphone.  

The participants downing Soda Water as a punishment for not remembering this weekends Gospel reading. Mama Bear Grace cheering exuberantly with her signature Pontianak styled laugh. 

Participants trying desperately to salvage Melvin's lost coin collection. Legend has it that he first started collecting them back when he was a kid in 1855.

With the economy hitting an all time low and money hard to come by, philanthropist Melvin graciously decided to donate his antique and supposedly valuable coin collection (which was just as antique as he is). But all this with one stipulation. He would toss them discretely into the pool and everyone would have to risk drowning to find them. 'Playing a game' as he put it. For some reason it also involved eating Tabasco soaked white bread beforehand. But at the end of the day it was all good fun for everyone involved. Thanks Melvin for making it happen !

What beautiful people we have in CHOICE.

Smiles all around for a night to be remembered. Thank you Janice !
We like to take this opportunity to thank Janice for inviting us to her place and for the use of her pool. Also our gratitude to all those who came and joined in all the activities to make this fellowship a success. A big thank you also goes out to our big boss from up above, for making all good things possible and ensuring our safety and well being through out the event.

Looking forward to see you guys again in the near future. And for those who could not make it, we surely missed you.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Cawangan Carl's Kitchen


Look at our faces....
Not happy....



Any ideas how to make us smile again? anyone?
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Haha... you guessed it. 
Come and help us feed the hungry at Carl's Kitchen @ cawangan homeless

For more info kindly contact his excellency, Sir Ronald 😜

CEKL 100 Thanksgiving prayer

Heavenly Father,

How glorious and wonderful are your blessings and healing over us all. You are truly God of our salvation and at the same time, our rest in times of challenges. Have mercy on us, we pray, for our weaknesses, failures and shortcomings; intentional and unintentional.

The CEKL100 weekend has been an excellent success. We glorify Your name, Oh Lord. You have used us to be your ambassadors of Your kingdom. All glory, honour and praise goes to You. Thank you, Lord for opening the hearts and minds of the participants, breaking the walls that block and allowing them to feel your loving presence throughout the weekend.

As we continue to journey with these new Choicees, we pray that you guide us to do the what is right in your eyes. To unite us with passion for Your love. To teach us to forgive as you forgave. To increase our willingness to do what is just. And to turn back to you when we stray far. To err is human and to forgive is divine. We long to be one with You, Jesus. Sharing your divine passion to forgive so that we can be freed from the pain that comes with rotting hatred, the loneliness that comes with evil intent and the damage that comes with cancerous anger.

Have mercy on us.

May we decrease and you increase. At the end of the day, it's all about You, not about us. We pray everything will go according to your blessed plan. We pray in Jesus' precious name, Amen.

Eugene





Tuesday, September 26, 2017

An evening with our CEKL 100 Choicees


Choice KL 100 concluded with a blast and with almost god-like enthusiasm, our CEKL100 mommy and daddy organised a fellowship session with our new choicees. A sense of belonging is the focus of our relationships in life and there is no better way to do this than to spend time together.





Kudos to Grace and team for making it happened


CHOICE KL 100 graduation


In maybe 10 years time, when we look back at this moment, we can definitely say that this is when it all began. The LOVE for my God, my neighbours and the start of a meaningful friendship.

Friday, September 22, 2017

CHOICE KL 100th Weekend! - 22nd to 24th September 2017



Dear team. 
As we prepare the final hours for the weekend. I would like to share with you from today's reading

As we labour this CHOICE 100 weekend for our Lord Jesus, do take a minute to reflect on this reading.


Reading 1, Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13

1 I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you therefore to lead a life worthy of the vocation to which you were called.

2 With all humility and gentleness, and with patience, support each other in love.

3 Take every care to preserve the unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds you together.

4 There is one Body, one Spirit, just as one hope is the goal of your calling by God.

5 There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

6 and one God and Father of all, over all, through all and within all.

7 On each one of us God's favour has been bestowed in whatever way Christ allotted it.

11 And to some, his 'gift' was that they should be apostles; to some prophets; to some, evangelists; to some, pastors and teachers;

12 to knit God's holy people together for the work of service to build up the Body of Christ,

13 until we all reach unity in faith and knowledge of the Son of God and form the perfect Man, fully mature with the fullness of Christ himself.


Lets us pray:
Dear Lord, bless all of us as we journey together as a team in preparation for CEKL100 weekend. May all of us be your instruments to do your work and touch the lives of many single adults and young people out there.

Lord guide all of us thru our daily lives as well as we go through the day today bless us to have a good day and walk with us thru every good moments and bad.

Thank you Lord for always being our pillar of strength and courage.

We say this prayer in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Lincoln and Alister


Monday, September 18, 2017

Gospel Alive #2 - How many times should I forgive?

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 17 September 2017
Do you still remember what was last Sunday's gospel reading? 


It was basically about our friend St. Peter asking Jesus on our behalf for some exam tips eh, I mean spiritual Christian life tips to go to heaven.... Seven times cukup ah Brother?.. can la..
Then Jesus say... sorry brother, tak cukup la.. Must be 70x7 times.
Huh.. means 70x7= 490 times ah for each person? means what? How la liddat?  Haiyo.. want to forgive 1 time also so susah d. 70 times 7 means like forever la kena forgive.

Then Jesus cerita a parable to make us faham sikit and to lessen our sakit hati. Forgiving people who have hurt or wronged us is not easy. We feel tempted to give them the hand




God has forgiven our biggest debts when He died for us on the cross.

However, despite what God has done for us, when our brother owes us stuff, we jump left right and centre with foam in our mouths



What Jesus is saying to us today is... 

" Forgiveness is two ways. When we forgive, we LIBERATE the other person and then we become HEALED"Fr Marie, Sunday Homily, Assumption PJ. 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

St. Thomas More Church - Breakfast to GO, bringing CHRIST to you.

 CHOICE KL was in St. Thomas More Church, Subang last sunday, 27th August 2017!!! 


Awesome breakfast was prepared for the all the churchgoers



and makanan and minuman yang paling sedap for out future CHOICees..... come... come out wherever you are, future Choicees of St Thomas More!!! God is calling you!



I think we even stopped the cars that were driving out of the church compound to check their driving licence??? Have to see if they are old enough to join mah..... 😂😂😂 Kidding la.

WOW.... Mic drop... amazing bunch of people la... 



And from Geraldine (the kepala, mastermind and the brains behind this breakfast sale.... p.s. NOT the  poyo cute selfie girl at the front):

Hello guys (and of course gals) !! Thank you so much for helping out during the breakfast sale today!! We had so much fun together today!! Thank you so much for making time and joining us today. We truly appreciate it!! Thank you so much guys (eh.. don't forget the gals again la)!!! 


All in all we had a great time at St. Thomas More. Thank you for having us!!! Hope to see you in our 100th CHOICE weekend on the 22th to 24th of September 2017.


Next up...  Church of the Assumption, PJ !!!



Seagames Football Mania

Choice people are no strangers to football. 😀😀 Some of us are even hardcore fans. Then our Malaysian team suddenly became gempak, masuk seagames semifinals. Sure la need to support. Kena menang brooo. But no tickets to go watch 😭😭😭 so sad. So no choice la, terpaksa go to mamak!

Seagames semifinals!!! Malaysia menang!!! Thanabalan heroo!!! Kesian our Indonesian kawan, bebek (far right) but nevermind la... 😜

Then we also met up today. Seagames football finals... Malaysia vs Thailand! We were all excited and anticipating a holiday... Huhu

(edit 1/9/17) The Chinese uncle sitting with us belongs to Choice also you know. Our BACKUP supporter... don't play play 


But because AA datang lambat our team lost. Why AA, why do you have to come late... 😆😆😆Seeee... no holiday d. 


Anywayzzz.. Kudos to our Malaysian football team for their effort and dedication for reaching the finals. You make us proud!! 😘😘

Thursday, August 24, 2017

CE99 Have Themselves a Picnic !!


The guys and gals of C99 are out and about it again! In an effort to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, everyone came together in fellowship at the lake side grounds of Desa Park City on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Unfortunately the blistering heat was quick to claim its first victim of the day.

Once everyone got settled, our Chief de Mission of the picnic Ivy Pat got everyone together for some sharing and team building activities. Much was discussed and in the process the bonds between the participants were further strengthened. 

With Desa Park City being the most popular dog-friendly park in town, George surprised us by bringing along his furry friend. 

Steven pulled off this gorgeous Cheese Platter.

Girls just wanna have fun. Especially if you’re Grace.  

As the sun sets we carry with us the memories of the day. 


Written by Steven CEKL99