Date

12 Aug 2020 (Wed) - 16 Aug 2020 (Sun)

Time

All of the day

Fees

$250

Conversion Experience Retreat

CSC Conversion Experience Retreat

The Conversion Experience Retreat (CER) is a 5-day stay in retreat for Catholics who wish to experience a deep and personal encounter of the unconditional love of God.

Whether you have been a Catholic most of your life or are newly baptised, this retreat can help renew your faith as you discover the reality of God’s loving and faithful presence in your life. Come and be transformed by the healing love of Jesus Christ as He sets you free and empowers you to live out your Christian mission in the world.

  • Free on-site parking available for the duration of the retreat
  • All meals provided

Dates

  • CER #68, 18 – 22 Mar 2020 (Ballot: 1 Feb 2020)
  • CER #69, 6 – 10 May 2020 (Ballot: 22 Mar 2020)
  • CER Mandarin #3, 12 – 16 Aug 2020 (strictly for mandarin-speaking community only.  Registration on first-come-first-served basis, to be announced in due course.)
  • CER #70, 9 – 13 Dec 2020 (Ballot: 31 Oct 2020)

There is an optional follow-up programme Connect Group designed to further deepen your CER experience. Click here to find out more.

Registration for CER #68

CER#68 Online Registration opens on Monday, 6 January 2020 & closes on Friday, 24 January 2020.

CER Ballot

When: Saturday,  1 February 2020 at 9.30am for Ballot
Time: 10am to 12pm (doors open at 9:30am and close at 10:00am for balloting)
Where: St Peter Hall, Level 1, Catholic Spirituality Centre

Please help us to make the registration & balloting process a smooth one for you!
Here is a checklist of what you should look out for:

  • Applicant must be first-time retreatant; and 21 years and above.
  • Enlist the help of a proxy if you are unable to make it for the ballot (1 proxy per applicant).
  • CSC members are unable to stand in as proxies in view of their assigned duties.
  • Registration Day:
    Registration and payment for successful ballots will take place immediately after the ballot. Please be prepared to make a registration fee of $250.
    Cash or Cheque payment payable to “Catholic Spirituality Center” if you have been balloted successfully.

Applicants must be 21 years or older; and must have NOT attended CER, Youth CER or AWAKEN Retreat before.

CER is a continuous stay-in programme. Every part of the programme links to and sets up the next. To reap the maximum benefits from this retreat, please ensure that you are able to participate in every session. If you are aware you are unable to at this point, we encourage you to sign up for another CER.

CER is conducted primarily for Catholics of this Archdiocese. However, we recognise that there are people who fall into these categories, wanting to attend CER. We have set aside a few places in every CER for these people. Please inform our balloting team of the category you fall into.

Non-Catholics would need to be open to the retreat as it is based on the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Registration for CER is by ballot.

An online form will be made available on our website (https://csctr.net/events/cer/) approximately 4 weeks before the date of ballot, for you to register your interest to participate in the ballot.  

You are still required to attend the ballot to get a place in the retreat. In the event you are unable to attend the ballot, please arrange for someone who is not registering for him/herself in the same retreat, to stand in as your proxy. Note that each person/proxy can register for ONLY 1 person (either for him/herself or the person being proxied for). We regret that CSC members helping out in the ballot are unable to stand in as proxies in view of their assigned duties.

The ballot is usually scheduled on a Saturday at 10am, and will be held in St Peter Hall, ground level, Catholic Spirituality Centre @ 1261 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534796. Please check our website for the date of the ballot. Note that you need to arrive at CSC by 9.30am for some administrative processing.

The online Registration of Interest form will be made available on our website (https://csctr.net/events/cer/) approximately 4 weeks before the scheduled ballot.  Complete and submit the form online.  You will receive an email to acknowledge the receipt of your submission and provide details of the ballot for your next step in the registration process.

No, you do not need to send us your payment before the ballot. Payment will be collected upon successful ballot.

Join the respective queue according to your surname (family name) to collect your ballot number slip.  Show your NRIC or passport for us to confirm we are giving you the correct ballot number slip.  If you are a proxy, show us the photos of the front and back of the NRIC or passport of the person for whom you are balloting.

Check that the name and NRIC/passport printed at the back of the ballot number slip is correct before leaving the counter.

Doors to the hall where the ballot is held will open at 9.30am. Proceed into the hall with your ballot number slip to wait for the ballot to begin.

At 10am sharp, the doors to the hall will be closed and locked. Do make sure you are seated in the hall before 10am. A pre-ballot briefing will be given by the worship leader.  Close to the end of that briefing, couples who have opted for Couple Ballot will be invited to the Couple Ballot briefing.

Follow the instructions to drop your ballot number slips into the ballot box. The ballot will begin as soon as all ballot number slips are dropped into the box. When your number is drawn, proceed immediately to the payment counters for payment. Note that we will also collect payment for those balloted into the waitlist.

You definitely have secured a place in the retreat when your ballot number is drawn into the Confirmed list. If you are on the waitlist, you will know the status of your application when you receive a call or a Confirmation Email from our retreat registration team. Whenever there is a withdrawal from the retreat, the place will be offered to the next person on the respective waitlist.

Married couples can opt to be balloted as couple. Please be informed that the Couple Ballot is applicable only to married couples. Would-be married, engaged couples will not be eligible.

Each spouse need to submit his/her own online Registration of Interest form. Answer Yes to the questions Are you attending this retreat with your spouse? and Do you wish to ballot as a couple? in the online form, then provide the NRIC/passport number of your spouse.  A separate ballot number slip will be issued to each spouse. During the ballot briefing, couples will be invited to join the Couple Ballot briefing. Note that if one or both of you are unable to attend the ballot, you need to appoint a proxy for the absent spouse.

The doors to the hall will be closed and locked promptly at 10am for the ballot to begin. We regret that latecomers will not be admitted into the hall for the ballot once the doors are locked.

Please refer to our webpage www.csctr.net/events/cer/.

We accept Cash or Cheque only. Please make cheque payable to Catholic Spirituality Centre.

The nearest POSB ATM that is within walking distance is located next to Block 401 Hougang Avenue 8, opposite the Punggol Park.

We regret that your registration is non-transferable and non-deferrable. If you are unable to make it, the place will be given to the next person on the waitlist. Please make sure you are available for all sessions on all 5 days of the retreat. If you are the proxy for someone, please make sure he/she has been informed of the retreat, and he/she is willing and available to attend the retreat.

Contact the CSC Retreat Registration team at 6288 7901 / 6858 2716 or retreats.csc@catholic.org.sg.

Archbishop William Goh

Conducted by

Archbishop William Goh

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Catholic Spirituality Centre
1261 Upper Serangoon Road Singapore 534796
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