BEC General Information
Core Team Members
Coordinator : Michael Tan
Family Life Co. : Richard Chia & Christine Chia
The BEC of St James covers the following areas:
Taman Putra Sulaiman
Tiara Duta Condo
If you would like to become a member of this BEC, you can contact the BEC Coordinator via the Parish Office at 03 2078 1876
About the BEC of St James
Our BEC was formed in July 2007 thus the name St James as the Feast of St James falls on July 25th. Msgr James came to our area to help us form this BEC. A few of us gathered together with Msgr James and our BEC was born. We had our regular gatherings on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Usually rosary is prayed in May and October in members’ homes. Members open their homes for the praying of the rosary with fellowship afterwards.
James the son of Zebedee and his brother John were among the twelve disciples of Our Lord. They, together with Peter, were privileged to behold the Transfiguration, to witness the healing of Peter’s mother-in-law and the raising of the daughter of Jairus, and to be called aside to watch and pray with Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane on the night before His death.
James is often called James Major (= greater or elder) to distinguish him from other New Testament persons called James. Tradition has it that he made a missionary journey to Spain, and that after his death his body was taken to Spain and buried there. At Compostela (a town the name of which is commonly thought to be derived from the word “apostle”, although a Spanish-speaking listmember reports having heard it derived from “field of stars”, which in Latin would be campus stellarum). His supposed burial place there was a major site of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages, and the Spaniards fighting to drive their Moorish conquerors out of Spain took “Santiago de Compostela!” as one of their chief war-cries. (The Spanish form of “James” is “Diego” or “Iago”. In most languages, “James” and “Jacob” are identical. Where an English Bible has “James,” a Greek Bible has IAKWBOS.)
The next BEC of St James gathering will be held on Wednesday, 23rd August 2017 at 8pm.
Here are some pictures of our recent Easter, Mother’s Day and Rosary Month Celebrations: