St. Michael

BEC General Information

Coordinator   : Katherine Chan.
 
The BEC of St Michael covers the following areas:
  • Bukit Tunku
  • Jalan Duta
  • Dutamas
  • Sri Hartamas

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. Michael

We are a small group of Catholics, living in the same neighbourhood who come together as a Community to live and share our faith with each other through prayer, worship, service, fellowship and mission.

 

About our Patron Saint, St Michael the Archangel

 

St. Michael, who ranks among the seven archangels, is also one of the three angels mentioned by name in the Scriptures, the others being St. Raphael and St. Gabriel. St. Michael is spoken of twice in the Old Testament, and twice in the New. The first reference occurs in the Book of Daniel (chapter x), where Michael comes to comfort Daniel after he has had a vision, and promises to be his helper in all things. In Daniel xii, Michael is called “the great prince who standout for the children of Thy people.” In these references Michael is represented as Israel’s great support during the seventy years of the Babylonian captivity. Daniel, wise and holy leader that he was, wanted his people to understand that God had not forgotten them, and that, even though enslaved, they had a royal champion. In the New Testament (Jude ix), we are told that Michael disputed with the devil over the body of Moses; this episode is not mentioned elsewhere in the Bible.

In the Apocalypse (chapter xii) we find the most dramatic reference to St. Michael. Here John recounts the great battle in Heaven, when the wicked angels under Lucifer revolt against God, and how Michael, leading the faithful angels, defeats the hosts of evil and drives them out. In this role he has been painted by many artists, and the poet Milton, in book vi of <Paradise Lost>, recounts the famous struggle. Because of this victory, St. Michael is revered in Catholic tradition and liturgy as the protector of the Church, as once he was regarded as the protector of the Israelites. In the Eastern Church, as well as among many theologians in the West, St Michael is placed over all the angels, as prince of the Seraphim. He is the special patron of sick people, mariners, and grocers; in Asia Minor many curative springs were dedicated to him. His cult has also been popular in Egypt, Rome, France, and Germany. His emblems are a banner, a sword, a dragon, and scales. The name Michael is a variation of Micah, meaning in Hebrew, “Who is like God?”

Saint Michael, Archangel. Scriptural Saint. Celebration of Feast Day is September 29th.

 

Mission Statement

We are called to make Disciples for Jesus Christ

 

Vision Statement

We know our God has called us to reach the unchurched of our city by providing caring structures for families, diversity in worship, small caring groups and knowledge as well as spiritual gifts.

 

Value Statement

We are committed to equipping Catholics through Biblical preaching and God’s Word.

We are committed to reliance on prayer for direction, conception, planning and execution of the Ministries and activities of our Church.

We are committed to our Monthly BEC Gatherings because it is where most of the individual transformation, conversion and leadership development takes place.

We are committed to helping people discover their spiritual gifts that they might use them in the building up of the Body of Christ, the Church.

We are committed to all people, just as they are, without regard to race, gender, age, lifestyle or whatever.  We value diversity.

We believe that life is meant to be given away and that Christianity exists to share Christ with others.  We will develop good attitudes that encourage numerical growth without compromising our integrity and our commitment to Biblical truth in any way.

 

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