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Sandakan DSCC convenes second meeting and formation session

SOCCOM Diocese of Sandakan (5)LAHAD DATU – Ten members of the Diocesan Social Communication Commission (DSCC) convened for the second meeting and formation session Oct 18-19 at St Dominic’s Church, Lahad Datu. Representation came from St Mary’s Cathedral Sandakan, Holy Trinity Church Tawau, St Dominic’s Church, Lahad Datu and the Diocesan Pastoral Office.

Monica Loh, the chairperson of DSCC expressed her appreciation to all members for their dedication in serving the ministry. Their commitment has made Jesus Christ better known through the social media. The purpose of the meeting was to view the progress of the annual plan for 2014 and to chart out the plan for 2015. In the meeting, members discussed at length on how to enhance the role of DSCC in collaboration with other ministries to better share and spread the Good News.

George Lawadin of the Diocesan Social Communication Office shared on how to make use of the web and to properly tag photos for uploading to our blogspot for easy access of information. Apart from disseminating events happening across the diocese, the blog also serves as an archive for storage of important information. Our church has enlightened us on the importance of social media as a medium for us to share the word of God and it is vital for us to know on how to use it properly.

Dalius Lobinjang and Francis Tan facilitated the session on how to be a good writer. A good lead will captivate the interest of the readers to read on. The writer must learn the techniques of covering events with the aim to bring the Good News to the readers. The core message of any church events must be linked to Jesus.  Through writing we may spread the salvation message of the Lord as well as being part of the evangelization process.

Monica Loh presented certificates of attendance to all the participants. As an appreciation to their commitment in contributing articles to the diocesan blog, Monica presented a voice recorder each to the representatives of St Dominic’s Church and Holy Trinity Church, Tawau. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled in March next year in Sandakan. – Mazdollyna Eborok

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