Monday, May 08, 2006

Renewal Retreat Centre (RRC), Bangalore

Details of Retreats and Programmes at the Charismatic, "Renewal Retreat Centre" (RRC), Bangalore

Director: Rev. Fr. George Jacob Poothakuzhy CST

Renewal Retreat Centre (Charismatic) Bangalore - Stage View

About the Centre

The Renewal Retreat Center (RRC) had its genesis in the April of 1994 when Rev. Fr. George Jacob Poothakuzhy CST was the novice master for the CST novices. Every Saturday, prayer meetings called Vachana Sahyanam, were conducted for the seminarians. Soon, word about these meetings spread all around and through gradual developments, the present retreat auditorium was finally blessed on the 22nd March 1997 on a one acre land belonging to the Vidya Bhavan community provided by the Provincial of the St. Joseph province of the CST congregation.



Day: Friday to Sunday (Every Week)
Time: 9:30 AM TO 5:30 PM
Main Speakers: Rev. Fr. George Jacob Poothakuzhy CST, Br. D. Jayanand, Br. Stephen Lobo, Cynthia Lobo, Dr. Arul Francis Xavier
Coordinators: Mr. Peter Prabhu & Mrs Carmel Prabhu, Ph: (080)22215335


Day: Sunday to Thursday (Every Week)
Time: 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Main Speakers: Rev. Fr. Zacharias MST, Mr. V.P. Mathew, Mr.Mathew Punnapadam Br. J.X. Peter, Br. Mathew Punnapadam, Mr.M K Thomas.Mr.Jayaraj
Coordinators: Mr.V. P. Mathew, Ph: (080) 25546384


Day: Friday To Sunday (Every Week)
Time: 9:15 AM TO 5:00 PM
Main Speakers: Mr. Paul D. Almeida, Mr. Stephen Lobo, Mr. James Rodrigues
Coordinator: Mr. Paul D. Almeida, Ph: (080) 57744296, 51106836

MALAYALAM (Residential)

Schedule: Starts at 5:00 PM on Sunday and ends by Breakfast on the following Friday (Every Week)
Main Speakers: Rev. Fr. George Jacob Poothakuzhy CST, Rev. Fr. Jose Ezhanikatt CST, Rev. Fr. Boniface CST, Rev. Fr. Sebastian Kochupurackal, Rev.Fr.Joseph Kurialassery, HGN, Dr. Paul Chalissery, Mr. Joy Kottackal, Mr.Babu
Coordinator: Mr.Babu, Ph: (080) 56692700


Day: Friday To Sunday (Every Week)
Time: 9:30 AM TO 5:00 PM
Main Speakers: L.S. Fernandez, S. Nesaraj, Dr. Arul Francis Xavier, Sr. Prakashini, Mr. R.J.T. Roche
Coordinator: Mr.L.S.Fernandez, Ph: (080) 25228496


(The Sanskrit word Tapas means concentrated prayer effort under extreme abstinence over a prolonged period of time)

During Tapas retreat, retreatants take No food or other nourishments except water, and concentrate only on praying and seeking God and his will and gifts in their lives.

Schedule: Every First Friday to Sunday of every month


(Akhanda means uninterrupted or continuous in Sanskrit, Japamala means Rosary in Malayalam)

These are uninterrupted or continuous Rosaries offered to the Blessed mother, continuously for 24 hours, every last Friday of the month

Schedule: 24 hrs Rosary on every last Friday 6:00 PM to Saturday 6:00 PM


Day: Every Friday
Time: 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
Concludes with HOLY MASS


Malayalam - Daily - 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Konkani - Sunday - 11:00AM to 01:00PM

Tamil - Tuesday - 12:00PM to 02:00PM

English - Monday - 11:00AM to 01:00PM

Kannada - Saturday - 03:00PM to 05:00PM
The Intercessory Prayer will be held in the Cellar chapel at the convention hall. It is desirable that batches of minimum 3 people spend time in intercession by rotation for 2 hour periods from 07:00 AM to 08:00 PM when the retreats are on.

Renewal Retreat Centre Bangalore - Charismatic Retreats in English, Kannada, Konkani, Tamil and Malayalam

REGULAR SERVICES at the Renewal Retreat Centre

Fasting, Adoration and Healing Service concluding with Holy Mass

Every Friday, 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Adoration and special service on Gifts and Charisms of the Holy Spirit

Every Saturday, 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Bible convention and Healing services for nurses, nursing students and hospital staff

Every Second Saturday, 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Program for Seminarians

Every third Saturday, 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

Bible convention and Healing services in Malayalam

Every Sunday, 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Bible convention and Healing services in English

Every first Sunday, 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM

Bible convention and Healing services in Kannada

Every Second Sunday, 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM

Bible convention and Healing services in Tamil

Every Third Sunday, 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM

Retreat for the Religious and the leaders in Malayalam

Every Last Sunday, 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Novena and Adoration

Every Tuesday, 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Families or individuals from prayer groups are invited to come forward in groups of minimum of 3 person each to participate in the ALL DAY/ALL NIGHT daily intercession and adoration in different languages: Kannada, English, Malayalam, Konkani, Tamil, at the Renewal Retreat Center, Cellar chapel, Convention Hall (especially those who can commit themselves to once a month or once a week of night vigil – adoration and intercession) Interested groups, families, individuals, contact RRC, phone: 080-6683988, Malayalam Phone: 080-5450187, Kannada Phone - 080-8538684, Konkani Phone: 080-5269346, English Phone : 080-5533482, Tamil Phone: 080-5278496, 080-5588142.


During Night Vigil, one keeps awake and prays in the presence of the Lord, in the form of the Blessed Sacrament. Scripture says- Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the watches! Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord! (Lamentations 2:19)

Time: 9:30PM to 5:00AM


All Tuesdays
Healing service will be conducted in English on every 2 nd and 4th Tuesday, every month from 9:30 PM to 1:00 AM (Night vigil continues till 5:00 AM there-after)
(Every Saturday for Youth)


Every First Saturday


Every First Sunday and Third Monday


Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Third Saturday, Every Monday, except third Monday


Every Second Saturday
All those who are participating in the Night Vigil are requested to be within the RRC premises by 10:00 PM

Prayer Requests by Email

Requests for prayers may be emailed to:


The Renewal Retreat Center is located on the Christ school road, behind the Dharmaram College. The Christ school road is off the Bannerghatta road, next to the Sagar Automobiles building. It is inside the CST Vidhya Bhavan compound. To reach the centre, alight at the Bangalore Diary circle and take the first left cross (Christ school road), off Bannerghatta road.

Bus numbers of buses to reach RRC

From Majestic:
341 D; 342 F; 162; 162 A; 162 C; 165; 165 B; 165 C; 165 D; 165 E; 168 D; 168 E; 171; 171 A; 171 B; 171 C; 171 D; 171 E; 171 F; 171 H; 360 to 375

From Shivajinagar:
161; 161 D; 166; 168 D; 54; 340 F; 365

From K. R. Market:
340 to 375; 163 B

From Yeshwanthpur:
173; 175; 38

From Jeevanbheemanagar and Indiranagar:
7 D; 7 F Jayanagar


Address: Renewal Retreat Center
Post Box No. 2911, Christ School Road
Off Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore - 560 029

Phones: (080) 6683988, 6687674, 6685568


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