Thursday, October 22, 2009

CUS Camp Next Year!!

Shalom brothers and sisters in Christ...

CUS will be having a CUS camp on the 15th to 17th January 2010, so we are inviting all of you to join this camp to experience something wonderful. The theme of the camp is "Walk the Talk" and several professional speakers will be invited to give each one of you the input on what you should know about your life, and our lives as community. ;)

The fee is RM50, and the accommodation is yet to be determined (either at Stella Maris or College General, y'all).

Please do not hesitate to join this camp as this is once in a lifetime opportunity -yes, I am not exaggerating- and it is a beneficial activity to fill in your first few weeks of the new semester, right? (At least you got something else to share with your friends besides a trip to the shopping mall on weekends, agree? ) So, why wait? If you want to join, you can e-mail me ( or leave a comment at the shout out widget at the sidebar, or come to meet us face to face this Friday at Bt150, 12.30 pm during our weekly gathering and ask us about it for further information. Peace be with you and thank you.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

CUS Gathering for 23rd October 2009

Shalom brothers and sisters in Christ...

On the upcoming Friday, CUS is will be having our last gathering for this semester, and St Anne's family will conduct this gathering. This gathering will expose you to more than what you know now. Wonder what is it? Know the answer by attending the gathering next Friday. ;)

Date: 23rd October 2009 (Friday)
Time: 12.30 pm

Theme: Faith, Hope & Love
Venue: BT150, Block G27 a.k.a DKU buildi

Please be punctual and see you on Friday..
Don't forget to bring along your friends
and last but not least, God bless!! :)

On another note, let me include a brief description of last Friday's exam Mass, which was held at on 16th October 2009. The Mass was celebrated by Father Dominic, and there were 35 people (the best attendance so far) participating in the Mass. :)

Father Dominic giving a sermon on the gospel of the day.
The sermon was about how we should not be hypocrites in our lives.

After the Mass, the announcement about CUS Camp for January next year was made. At the same time, Fr Dominic was promoting two books,

1) God's Word for Each Day (2010), price RM20. You can purchase it at the Our Lady of Sorrows' Church after the Sunset or Sunday Mass.

2) 2010 Daily Gospel, can be purchased at RM10 at OLS church too.

That's all so far for this week. See you again on the next gathering, which will be the last gathering for this semester. God bless!

Monday, October 12, 2009


Shalom brothers and sisters in Christ...

This Friday, CUS is having a Mass specially for the coming final exam. Father Dominic was invited to celebrate this Mass with us at the usual gathering place.

Date: 16th October 2009
Time: 1.00 pm
Venue: BT150 (DKU building a.k.a Block G27)

Please be punctual and see you this Friday~!

Don't forget to bring along your friends and last but not least, good luck in your coming final exam!! God bless!! ;)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

More About Faith and Breakthrough with bro Ashley..

This week, CUS invited bro Ashley to give us a talk on "Faith and Breakthrough" and there were many members who turned up. :) Total of people present? 21, hooray! It was the best so far though still less compared to the 24th July gathering (total of 24 people present), but this is an improvement compared to the other attendance lately after the midsemester holiday.

Those who were present. Picture was captured during the opening hymn. ;)

Brother Ashley started his talk with a question, "What is faith to you?" After listening to some of the feedback from the CUS members, brother Ashley told us what faith is, from his conclusion of several studies, where faith is about putting our trust in God, and taking a risk at the same time. Why is it a risk? It is because we do not have any concrete proof about it, and yet we put our full trust in God.

Then, he also stressed about what faith is NOT:

1) Knowledge (or intellectual assent or something that you subscribe to) of the existence of God. (James 2:19)
2) Professing Jesus Christ as Lord and believing that that is enough. This is called the faith alone principle.

Then, he mentioned about what faith is to a Catholic with the quote from the Bible:

1) Jesus said "If anyone would come after me, he must DENY himself, TAKE up his cross and FOLLOW me" (Matt. 16:24)
2) According to St Peter: "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. (Acts. 2:38)
3) Chronology would be "Believe (Mk. 16:16), repent (Acts. 2:38), and be baptized.
(He mentioned again it is not appropriate to be baptized first and then believe later. Remember Jesus's quote about happy are those who haven't seen and yet believed? Yes, that's why it is better to believe before you be baptized.

[Reference: from brother Ashley's handout]

Then, he showed us a short video about the inspiring story of Nick Vujicic, a man born without limbs yet he could make the best out of himself and inspired people from around the world though being physically disabled. Thus, brother Ashley conclude how great the power of faith is by stating the quote from the Bible:

"If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you."
Matthew 17:20

Besides, brother Ashley asked us to pray with our full trust in God when we are really in need of something, where we put our full trust in God in our heart and practice it with our lips by saying out our prayer to show that we really mean it, and thus, your need and desire will be fulfilled.

Then, we listened to a song "When you believe" by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston and tried to reflect our faith in Him through this song.

Finally, there were question and answer (Q & A) session, and there was this question about suffering which was asked by Sophie Weisser to brother Ashley about why her friend who had lost her father, and now she lost her mother, had to endure so much suffering, one after another?

Thus, brother Ashley answered that the suffering is the Cross, and God possibly had a plan for her, and all she has to do is to put her trust in God, carry her cross and follow Him.

The talk ended with question and answer session.

CUS president, Arthur James, presenting brother Ashley with a token of appreciation from CUS for sharing his knowledge with us. :)

Announcement this week:

The CUS exam Mass will be held at 16th October 2009 and not on 23rd October, and all are invited to come. The time will be at 1pm, so please be punctual.

The CUS camp will be held from 15th to 16th January 2010, all CUS members are welcome. The venue of the camp will be either at Stella Maris or College General and has yet to be determined.

Sarah Lee is encouraging all CUS members to help the typhoon victim in the Phillipines and they basically need clothes, blanket, mosquito nets, sleeping mats, cooking utensils, plates, spoons, forks, cups, medic for flu, cough, cold, diarrhea, antibacterial, antifungal, bandage, toothpaste, soap, toothbrush, laundry soap, food, and water. You can donate these things or whatever things that you feel suitable. Label them with "TO SISTER LILY FOR THE TYPHOON VICTIMS" and leave them at the Our Lady of Sorrows Church secretariat. Thank you and God bless!! So everybody, what are you waiting for? This is the time where we should walk the talk and practice what we preached. Amen.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

CUS gathering for this week (9th October 2009)

Shalom everybody!

Below are the information concerning this week's gathering.

Date: 9th October 2009 (Friday)
Time: 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm
Theme: Faith and Breakthrough

This week, CUS is doing something which is different from the previous gathering, where we are inviting a speaker, brother Ashley, to give us a talk based on a short movie and also based on the theme "Faith and Breakthrough". It is going to be interesting, so please spend just a moment of your time to gain some beneficial input from this talk. All are invited (please bring along your friend if possible) and please come for the gathering to show your support and and last but not least, please be punctual. God bless~!