LIMBAHAU – The unexpected large turnout for the inaugural Year of Mercy (YoM) programme surprised the organisers who had expected less people.
The programme, organised by the Archdiocesan Social Communications Commission (AD SOCCOM), took place on 11 Nov 2016 at the Fr Amandus Hall here.
The programme entitled What Mercy Means to Me and My Family, consisted of an introduction on the YoM by Datuk Joseph Leong and a catechesis on Zaccheus (Luke 19:1-10) by Father Thomas Madanan, the assistant pastor of both parishes.
Parish leaders (both of Holy Rosary Limbahau and St Joseph Papar) estimated the crowd to be 120 although the organisers had expected only 80 to turn up.
The event began with a potluck fellowship meal, with a variety of dishes brought by the parishioners.
After the meal, Father Thomas Yip, pastor of both parishes, welcomed the organisers and introduced them to the people. He stayed for the entire programme.
It ended with the distribution of YoM leaflets and interviews with some youth who attended the session for the video on YoM.