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BUKIT PADANG – The Friends of St John Vianney (FSJV) launched its website for the diocesan aspirants at its third thanksgiving dinner at the Putera Theatre Ballroom here on 5 Aug 2017.
The launch was officiated jointly by Archbishop John Wong, FSJV Adviser Father Wilfred Atin, Project Director Rayner Anjumal, and FSJV officials.
The website – www. cdcaspirants.com – is to update news on activities and events of the aspirants.
Around 800 people turned up for the dinner including Archbishop Emeritus John Lee, Father Thomas Madanan, Father Mitchelly Kiun and some religious sisters.
In his speech, Anjumal explained how the website project came about while both Abp Wong and Fr Atin thanked all benefactors and friends for their spiritual and material help in the past year.
At the end of his speech, Fr Atin announced that the new director of the aspirants will be Father Joshua Liew who will assume the post next year. However, Fr Liew was not present at the dinner because he was attending the 7th Asian Youth Day in Indonesia, being the spiritual adviser of the youth commission.
Formed in 2011 under Fr Atin, the FSJV is a group of people supporting the aspirants residing at the Catholic Archdiocesan Centre Penampang materially and spiritually. It has also provided the teachers needed to help aspirants pass MUET so that they could proceed to the next stage of formation.