Regular Programme

Divine Word Centre (DWC) is a happening place, vibrating with events of significance one after another. Here is a list of services organised at DWC on a regular basis:

a. Sunday Service: Sunday Service is the most important service at Divine Word Centre. The faithful throng to take part in the Service. The Service consists of Praise and Worship, Solemn Celebration of the Holy Eucharist, Preaching of the Word of God, Healing and Deliverance, Confessions and Counselling, and Fellowship Meal

Timing - 9:30 am – 10:30 am: Praise and Worship
10:30 am – 12:00 pm: The Holy Eucharist
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Breaking of the Word and Healing Service
3:00 pm – 4.00 pm: Fellowship Meal
(The Sacrament of Confession is available from 9:30 am – 10:30 am.)

b. Renewal Retreats:
 
Retreat is a deliberate withdrawal from all ordinary activities for a specified period to be in communion with God in prayer and reflection. This is also an exercise meant for all those who want to live according to the Will of God.

English and Telugu Retreats: English Retreats and Telugu Retreats are conducted regularly at Divine Word Centre. While English Retreat begins from the Second Wednesday to Saturday of every month, Telugu Retreat is organised from the Fourth Monday to Saturday. Over the last 18 years these retreats have been the main reason for the transformation of countless people across Andhra Pradesh and beyond.  The programme aims

•    To destroy the strongholds of evil, sin and addictions (1John 3:8)
•    To experience spiritual, emotional (inner wounds) and physical healing (Luke 4:18-19)
•    To be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live a holy life and to be a witness (Acts 1:8)
•    To have a deeper God experience (Ephesians 3: 18)
•    To experience relief from various burdens and tensions of life (Mathew 11:28)

Timing - English – (Second) Wednesday 5:30 pm - Saturday 9:00 pm
              Telugu – (Fourth) Monday 5:30 pm - Friday 9:00 pm

c. Friday Fasting Prayer: Every Friday there is a fasting prayer to intercede for all the ministries at Divine Word Centre as well as for the whole Church. The programme aims
•    To help the faithful grow in Intercession and Prayer
•    To help them receive empowerment and spiritual blessings
•    To help them grow into a vibrant and living community
•    To help them receive and personalise the Word
•    To help them experience the healing power of the Lord


Timing - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


d. Children programme: Every Sunday there is a special school for all children who accompany their parents to Divine Word Centre. Special care is taken to teach the faith in order to help them grow as true Christians. Songs, skits, role plays and other similar tools are used to make them understand the Bible better. The programme aims

•    To give them catechetical formation to grow in the faith
•    To inculcate Christian values in them
•    To help them grow in the fear of the Lord


Timing - 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

e. Youth Programme: The third Sunday of every month, Special Worship and the Word of God are conducted. More than 200 youngsters gather to pray and worship. The programme aims

•    To provide right direction to the youth
•    To prepare them to handle various challenges
•    To train them to manage various emotions
•    To help them become a true Christian witness
•    To assist them to become youth leaders

Timing - 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

f. Night Vigil: Every First Friday there is a night vigil for the faithful to grow in prayer and faith. As Jesus has often kept himself awake all the night in prayer, the night vigil service helps the faithful experience what Christ himself has gone through. The programme aims:

•    To remain awake and be with the Lord in prayer through praise and worship
•    To experience healing and receive spiritual empowerment and personal blessings
•    To intercede for Divine Word Centre as well as for the whole world
•    Listen and internalise the Word of God

Timing - 8:00 pm (Friday) to 2:00 am (Saturday)