Matthew 22:37-40 “Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments”
“NCCs are where ordinary baptised Catholics respond to Christ’s command to love God and neighbour. Catholic families living in a certain area come together in an NCC as a social network of faith; they are a community of disciples that tries to bring about the Kingdom of God in that particular place.” by Archbishop Nicholas Chia (The Catholic News – May 8, 2011, Vol 61, No9)
About St Anne’s Church NCCs
The Neighbourhood Christian Community (NCC) is the foundation of the universal Catholic Church and the new way of being Church. It is not a church organisation, ministry or interest group. It is a small group of Catholics, living in the same neighbourhood, coming together as a community to live and share their faith with one another through prayer, worship, service, fellowship and mission.
There are currently 9 NCC zones in St Anne’s Church (SAC), and each zone is organised independently by its zone leader. If you are a Catholic and live in the vicinity of Sengkang (see parish boundary map above) “you are automatically a member of it – even if you do not attend any of its meetings.” by Archbishop Nicholas Chia (The Catholic News – August 16, 2009, Vol 59, No17)
We do not impose any physical boundary for each zone, in order for you to join one that works best for you. Each zone has its own passion and activities to share life and contemplating the Word of God together; you can only belong to one zone, so join one that inspires you the most. The event or meeting is conducted at least once a month, in order to nurture an effective community. The following are short descriptions for each of our zones, and the contact details are given for you to start a NCC faith journey with us. If you have further questions about NCCs or their activities, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking the Faith Journey Together
There are a total of 15 active members of middle aged to the elderly. The meeting is conducted on the last Saturday of the month with a typical size of 6 to 8 members.
Our passion is to grow in faith and love in communion with our neighbours, and as we live and share our faith through prayer and fellowship.
Our activities include Bible sharing and Rosary prayers and we also get together for celebrations during festive seasons.
There are a total of 16 families of middle aged to the elderly. The meeting is conducted monthly with a typical size of 10 to 12 members.
Our passion is to build strong Catholic community through neighbourly love through spiritual and physical support. Showing to others not just talk but through actions.
Our activities include major festival gatherings, Rosary sessions (sometimes in Teochew), door to door interactions and potluck fellowship. What we also want to include are fortnightly visits to the elderly members who lives alone for chit chats and companionship.
There are a total of 28 active members of all ages. The meeting is conducted on the last Saturday of the month with a typical size of 8 to 12 members.
Our passion is to attract more new families and those in the RCIA group who will join in our community after their Baptism as a continuation to their Catholic faith.
Our activities include Bible sharing, prayers or Faith development and discussion on any mission where everyone can participate. Weekly Lent reflections will be part of the NCC meetings throughout the period of Lent to Easter and conclude with an Easter fellowship and celebration.
There are a total of 10 active members of middle aged to the elderly. The meeting is conducted on the 3rd or 4th Sunday of the month (2:30pm to 4:30pm)
Our passion is be in regular contact with the members, visiting the sick in our community whenever feasible and to pray for those who needs our prayers. We also render Godly counsel, love, empathy, kindness and guidance to those who needs it. We like to evangelise, to recruit new members and the neophytes to join us.
Our activities include praise and worship, Gospel reading, reflection, sharing, intercessory prayers and potluck fellowship. Extra activities include attending Friday Growth session at CSC and Holy Hour.
There are a total of 48 Catholic families, 26 of these families are senior members. The meeting is conducted once a month.
Our passion is to provide the seniors a platform to come together for support and interaction. It is our hope that this community of support for one another, especially in prayers would grow in strength.
Our activities include Rosary prayers and Home Mass. We also get together for celebrations during festive seasons such as Christmas.
A total of 12 people comprising families and individuals gather to meet on first Saturdays or Fridays of the month.
Our passion is to live out Christ’s command to “love thy neighbour as thyself” by praying for one another, sharing faith stories and reaching out to both Catholics and non-Catholics in the Rivervale Zone. Members also attend Wake prayers.
Program comprises Praise and Worship session, Rosary or Divine Mercy prayers, reflecting on Scripture followed by Fellowship. Occasionally, we have Home Mass celebrated.
Friendly Table Tennis games are organised every Thursday from 7pm to 10pm at the Church Canteen.
There are a total of 12 families with young children (pri & sec) with a total of 30 active members. The meeting is conducted fortnightly with a typical size of 12 to 20 members.
Our passion is building strong families by bringing all generations of family together and to reach out to young families so as to provide support in nurturing the next generation.
Our activities include Bible sharing, Rosary prayers, Christian movie sessions and outdoor activities like cycling and hiking.
A newly formed NCC group with the passion of growing in faith together as a Christian community, so as to know and love Jesus more, through the sharing of God’s word, prayer, serving one another, and as a result, reaching out to others who are yet to know Christ, fulfilling God’s call in Matthew 28:19, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit”.
Meeting is conducted fortnightly on Friday night.
Our activities include bible sharing, rosary prayer, faith formation, fellowship, movie screening, outdoors activities like bowling, cycling, etc.