FAQs for Watchmen Retreat 2022

Peace be with you! Praise the Lord for your interest in the upcoming Watchmen Retreat 2022. 

Here are some common FAQs regarding the retreat. For more enquiries, please email us at enquiries.one@catholic.org.sg 

 

When and where is this retreat?

Date: 22 June to 26 June 

Venue: Majodi Centre (Taman Perindustrian Sri Plentong, 81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia)

 

Who is this retreat for?

This 5-day stay-in retreat is for anyone who is interested in deepening and strengthening their faith while actively waiting for the Lord. 

Registration is only open for first-time registrants who have not participated in the Watchmen Retreat before.

 

What will we do at the retreat?

This is a stay-in retreat, and will include talks, sharing, praise and worship, as well as spiritual sessions and direction. Participants would have to be able to commit to the full duration of the program.

Participants are expected to observe silence throughout the retreat. 

 

How do I make payment for the retreat?

The retreat fees are S$400, and will include all costs (accommodation, meals, transport, and basic travel insurance). Please make payment within 48 hours of registering. Payment details will be sent to your email after submission of registration. Please note that payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

If you have been allocated a waitlist slot, please only make payment after your slot is confirmed.

 

How are we going to get there?

A 2-way bus will be chartered by the Office for the New Evangelisation that will bring us from Singapore to Majodi Retreat Centre on 22 June and from Majodi Retreat Centre to Singapore on 26 June. 

The pickup location in Singapore will be confirmed at a later date.

 

What time do we have to report?

22 June – Reporting time at 6:30am in Singapore (venue to be advised) for Majodi Centre, JB.

26 June – Departing time at 2:00pm from Majodi Centre for Singapore.

 

Can I go there on my own?

All participants are required to follow the chartered itinerary.


What if I fall ill during the retreat?

In the event where a participant contracts COVID-19, separate accommodation within the retreat facility could be arranged but any incurred costs will be borne by the participant.

 

What are the meal arrangements for this retreat?

Meals will all be provided. Please let us know of any dietary allergies you have.

 

Other important things to note:

 

Safety Measures

It will be conducted within safety measures stipulated in Singapore and in Malaysia.

Kindly note that participants would have to be fully vaccinated under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme, Malaysia.

 

Insurance Coverage

Basic travel insurance is covered by the Office for the New Evangelisation. It does not include coverage for Covid-19. Participants who would like additional insurance coverage may purchase their own policies at their own cost.

 

Logistics required for Entry into Malaysia

  • Passport with more than 6 months validity at the time of entry
  • Hardcopy Vaccination Status
  • Download MySejahtera (Malaysia’s version of TraceTogether) App onto your phone

The list mentioned above is non exhaustive.

 

Briefing Session

A compulsory briefing session would be conducted on the following dates. Participants are only required to attend either one of the sessions.

  • Option 1:  9 June (Thursday), 8pm to 10pm
  • Option 2: 13 June (Monday), 8pm to 10pm

 

Venue of Briefing Session: St Martin’s Room at Catholic Archdiocesan Education Centre (2 Highland Road #01-02 Singapore 549102)