Info 07營簡介

Theme & Title:

快樂之旅 Journey of Happiness: Attitude or Gratitude?

Time:

Aug 31 (Fri) - Sept 3 (Mon), 2007
二零零七年八月三十一日(星期五)至九月三日(星期一)

Venue:

Charis Camp (Chilliwack, BC)

Speaker:

Fr. Lucas Chan 陳耀昇神父

Fees:

Early-bird deadline - July 15, 2007

Student Working Adult
Early-bird special CAD$155 [US$135*] CAD$180 [US$155*]
Regular CAD$195 [US$170*]

* Only registrants residing outside of Canada are eligible for the US rates.


Theme & Title 今年主題

WCCCLC 2007:

快樂之旅 Journey of Happiness: Attitude or Gratitude?

What is happiness? We are all in pursuit of it, yet it can mean different things for different people. As Christians, what does it mean to us? However an elusive concept it is to others, happiness in Christian life is one of gratitude: thank God for all that we have, no matter what.

Fr. Henri Nouwen once said, "To be grateful for all the good things that happen in our lives is easy, but to be grateful for all of our lives - the good as well as the bad, the moments of joy as well as moments of sorrow, the success as well as the failures, the rewards as well as the rejections - that requires hard spiritual work."

Under the guidance of Jesus, we learned that having the right attitude towards life will enable us to become more like him. Christ's Sermon on the Mount taught us what it means to have a Christ-like attitude. The beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) expressed Jesus' approach to life. Happy people have troubles too; it is our attitude towards these rough spots that determines whether we remain happy or become miserable.

In the same sermon, Jesus called on us to be salt of the earth and light of the world. Aside from adopting his attitude, he also wants us to "shine in the sight of men, so that, seeing [our] good works, they may give the praise to [our] Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:16).

May we, then, embark on a journey of happiness armed with gratitude and the right attitude, spreading God's love to others through our actions and live as Christ intends us to live.

- WCCCLC 2007 Program Coordinator


Speaker 講者介紹

Fr. Chan

陳耀昇神父 Fr. Lucas Chan

Fr. Lucas Chan is a newly ordained Jesuit priest from Hong Kong after more than a decade of training and studying. He is currently residing in Boston and serves at the Chinese Catholic Community in the same area. Over the years, Fr. Lucas Chan has developed a strong interest and specialty in fundamental and foundational moral theology and Scripture. He has been active in bioethics and sexual ethics through his work as a consultant to the bioethics committee to a pediatric hospital in Boston and a research assistant to a Medical Doctor pioneering in HIV and AIDS.

Apart from the many roles he plays in the Boston community, he also devotes time to finish his Licentiate of Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) at a Jesuit school of theology in the US and is looking forward to pursuing doctoral studies in theological ethics in the future.

Fr. Lucas Chan has taken excellent opportunities to serve in places such as: Singapore, United Kingdom, Ireland, Cambodia, Macau and the Philippines, for formation, apostolate and studies. He admits that the training abroad has enriched him in many ways, especially in meeting and connecting with young people of different cultures.


Campsite 營地情報

Camp Name:

Charis Camp

Location:

51935 Hack Brown Rd., Chilliwack, BC, V4Z 1L1

Details:

  • 15,000 sq. ft. lodge (16 bedrooms, 3 large meeting rooms, 1 general assembly)
  • Lodge Capacity: 120-150 with 3-10 people per room (have own washroom and shower in each room).
  • Dining Hall Maximum Capacity: 220 (a walk-out basement with 12 sleeping rooms for 2-3 people each).
  • Other Facilities: gym, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, large playing field, campfire place.

Source: Charis Camp Official Website