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PENAMPANG – The Indonesian migrants were urged to form the Christian Catholic Family of Indonesia (Keluarga Kristian Katolik Indonesia or K3I) in Penampang.
Father Wiandigool Runsab, assistant pastor of St Michael Parish here, advised the Indonesian migrants in his speech after the Mass marking World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2017 at St Michael parish here on 17 Sept 2017.
This will enable them to be integrated into the local parishes for their pastoral needs while maintaining their livelihood within their own culture.
“Forming this community in every zone under this parish is essential in order that your community can participate and receive every right as Catholics… such as baptism, Eucharistic celebrations, serving as wardens and other services,” Fr Runsab said.
The priest also urged the community to attend church services regularly and to join parish activities so as to journey together with the local people in mutual respect.
The community can also serve as a platform to voice out their problems such as employment discrimination or abuse of power by employers to the proper channel for action.
After Mass, all adjourned to the parish hall for an entertainment programme comprising a fellowship meal, traditional songs and dances, organised by the Human Development Committee or KPI (Kemajuan Pembangunan Insan).
About 300 attendees, mostly from the migrant community, turned up for the celebration. – SOCCOM Penampang