INANAM – Saint Catherine here organiaed a three-in-one celebration in conjunction with the Solemnity of Christ the King, parish family fellowship, and the double priestly anniversaries of its pastor Father David Sham and his assistant, Father Paul Lo at St Catherine Hall on 21 Nov 2016.
Fr David celebrated 31 years of service while Fr Paul marked 11 years of priestly ministry. The actual dates of their anniversaries were Nov 24 and Dec 10 respectively, but due to the tight schedule in view of Advent, the three joyful events were held at the same time.
Members of the pastoral council, members of the various communities, together with more than 400 parishioners attended the event to show their support and appreciation to their priests. Father Rayner Bisius was also in attendance.
During their brief thanksgiving addresses, both priests thanked God for calling them to the priesthood, and for His continued guidance to serve the faithful. They also expressed their sincere thanks to the organising committee and the parishioners for their presence and positive participation in the parish event. – Michael Guntili