TELUPID – The seminarians from the Diocese of Sandakan successfully organized a Weekend Experience programme with the youth at St Martin’s Parish, Telupid on 3-5 Jan 2014.
The organizing team was glad for the involvement and support of the parish priest, Fr Jasery and three Franciscan Sisters: Sr Appollonia fsic from Sandakan, Sr Lucynia fsic from Penampang, and Sr Liza fsic from Kota Belud.
Some 30 youths took part in the programme, which began with a fellowship dinner with the parishioners on Friday night.
The objective of the three-day event was to convey to the young people the meaning of vocation, especially the priestly and religious vocations.
The morning session began with the introduction of ‘What is Vocation’ facilitated by Sem Dafrinn, followed with a vocation sharing by Sem Raymond. Following which, Fr Jasery explained the meaning and ministry of the Diocesan Priesthood.
The afternoon session was a deeper insight into the religious vocation and sharing of religious life by the Franciscan Sisters. The religious sisters and the seminarians presented video clips regarding their daily life and their ministry in the convents and St Peter’s College, Kuching. The programme of the day ended with a Taize prayer session.
During the Sunday Mass, Fr Jasery introduced the seminarians to the parishioners as a motivation to the local youth to discern deeply and courageously in responding to the priestly and religious vocations. – Sem Raymond Lee