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KENINGAU – A day of reparation was held simultaneously in all parishes, churches, and chapels in Keningau Diocese on 15 Sept 2017, memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows.
Activities included fasting, rosary recitation, Mass and Holy Hour.
Around 200 faithful attended the event at Katedral St Francis Xavier here presided by Bishop Cornelius Piong.
As indicated by the bishop’s pastoral letter issued for the occasion, the intention was to make reparation for all the sins committed at personal and communal levels against God and neighbour in the past 24 years as a diocese. It was also to make peace with God and one another.
In his homily, the bishop emphasised the sin of unfaithfulness against one’s commitment whether as priest, religious or married couple.
He gave praise to God for people who still come to Mass despite their busy schedule. He said it indicates the importance they place on the spiritual life.
The prelate said that redemption is not something one can do for oneself. Quoting Hebrews 9:28, he said it has been done by Christ once and for all.
Why then the need to make reparation? The bishop said it was because of human weakness and living in this world, one needs to experience God’s mercy in oneself, one’s family and in society. One needs also to let go of those attitudes that run contrary to God’s will through self-surrender to God each day. – keningaudiocese.net