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KOTA KINABALU – The Light of Jesus Christ Covenant Community welcomed 18 new members as it celebrated its 33rd anniversary at the Sacred Heart Parish Centre here on 7 August 2016.
Twelve, including nine young adults, took their pledges as associate members, two as underway members and two couples with young children as full members. After taking their pledges, they signed the documents, witnessed by the elders.
This event, said presiding elder Anthony Lim, gave much joy to the three-language community. More so when the young adults “filled the gap” between the older members and the young children.
After the intake of new members, Archbishop John Wong briefed the community on the Jubilee Year of Mercy before leading them to enter the Holy Door at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The prelate presided at the Mass concelebrated with Fr Joshua Liew. In his homily, the prelate congratulated the community on their anniversary and urged them to continue with their good works.
After the Mass, Lim announced the appointment of five new elders: Bernard Liew, Dr Jeffrey Soon, Hector Jintoni, James Saliun and Michael Dony. Retired elders Joseph Chee (1983-2014) and wife Christina; Maurice Santani (1984-2016) and wife Mary; Anthony Yen (1984-2008) and wife Francisca were given plaques of appreciation by the archbishop for their services rendered to the community during their terms of service.
Then all adjourned to the Sacred Heart Parish Hall for a fellowship meal.