HAVING consulted the College of Consultors, His Grace Most Reverend…
KOTA KINABALU – Participants of the half-day recollection for catechists on 16 Sept 2015 were enlightened on who a catechist is: “Being a catechist is not a title; it is an attitude of abiding with him, and it lasts a lifetime. It means abiding in the Lord’s presence and letting ourselves be led by him.”
Father Rhobby Mojolou quoted the above from Pope Francis in his session with the English speaking catechists at the recollection organised by the Sacred Heart Cathedral Catechetical Ministry at the parish centre. Participants included catechists serving at the subparish of Mary Immaculate.
Archbishop John Wong started the recollection with a grateful acknowledgment of their presence. In his words of encouragement, he gave them a poser “Why am I a catechist?” to start them off.
The prelate facilitated the Chinese-speaking catechists while Fr Jeffri Gumu facilitated the BM-speaking, and Fr Rhobby Mojolou facilitated the English speaking catechists.Time was allotted for small group discussions and sharing of experiences with one another.
In bringing the recollection to an end, Archbishop John Wong affirmed the catechists, “The reason you are called to be a catechist is because God sees the potential in you, and He has chosen you.” The catechists were commissioned during the Sunset Mass on Sept 19. – Victoria Voon