There is a time for self, a time for friends and a time for God. Spirituality is important to the Catholic ethos and values of our college. We see prayer and reflection, within all faiths, as a way to grow not just as an individual but as a community. We begin every morning with a reflection and a prayer - reminders to be the best people we can be.
CJC welcomes Father Gregory Tan to our CJ family
Father Gregory Tan SJ has been appointed Chaplain of CJC on 17 August 2017. Fr Greg is a Jesuit priest and is a part of the religious congregation of the Society of Jesus. He was ordained in 2015, and did his priestly formation in Singapore, the Philippines, Australia and the United States.
Fr Greg is an alumnus of Catholic JC and currently works on spiritual direction at the Kingsmead Centre for Ignatian Spirituality and Counselling, in addition to his work as Chaplain at CJC.
As the Chaplain of CJC, Fr Greg will preside over prayer services at our official college ceremonies, celebrate weekday masses, and work closely with student and teachers in the college to develop our religious education programme.
House of Prayer
Throughout the year, important days in the Catholic Calendar are observed and the special masses are commemorated in the college as well. Weekday masses are celebrated by our college chaplain, Father Gregory Tan, SJ., every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 8am in our House of Prayer
Our House of Prayer is open to all looking for a place of solace and prayer.
CJC's Religious Education Programme (REP) adopts an inclusive approach which takes CJCians on a road of discovery of the self, community and the world – challenging them to not just be of this world, but to believe that they are an integral part of shaping it. The REP contains lessons and retreats containing guided reflection that encourage students to discern their mission in community.
Our REP begins in JC1 with the Orientation Retreat where freshmen get to explore their new college environment, begin an important step of discovering themselves and to build bonds with new friends. Legacy is an important part of CJC and alumni and teachers are an integral part of the retreat to orientate the JC1s into our CJC family.
Our REP challenges students to grow as individuals in service of others. We explore themes like friendship, family and the needy and world issues like poverty and human rights. By fostering both mind and spirit, we aim to help every CJCian discover their mission and the change they wish to be for the world.
The REP culminates with the JC2 Retreat at the end of JC2. This retreat is a significant milestone in the lives of students in the RE programme as it marks the end of their time here at CJC, and provides a space for them to reflect and recollect memories and times spent in the college. Looking forward, it challenges them to live the college’s values of Truth and Love when they move out into the real world.