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KOTA KINABALU – In conjunction with Catechetical Sunday, over 200 catechists serving at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish here and its subparish of Church of Mary Immaculate Bukit Padang renewed their commitment to serve for another year.
After the homily, 126 catechists serving in the English medium took their pledge of service before Archbishop John Wong on 21 Jan 2017. Concelebrating with him was Archbishop Emeritus John Lee.
After commissioning them, the prelate made a plea to the congregation that those who feel called to the catechetical ministry not to be afraid to give their services there.
The catechistical ministry comprises Faith Formation (children and teenagers), Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and Children (CIC), Special Ministry for the Deaf and for People with Developmental Disabilities, Kids of the Kingdom, Ministry for Sponsors, Godparents & Newly Baptised (SGNB), and Apologetics.
The following day (Jan 22), 84 catechists serving the Chinese medium and 73 serving the BM medium renewed their commitment at the 7 am and 10:45 am Masses respectively.
Earlier, the catechists of the different languages prepared themselves for their renewal of commitment with a time of recollection Jan 19 at the cathedral based on the theme Christ our Joy.