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KOTA KINABALU – Kota Kinabalu prelate called on parish pastoral leaders to pool resources together to reach out to less involved parishioners on 25 Nov 2017.
Archbishop John Wong made the call during the annual gathering of heads and their assistants of the 70-odd groups, communities, and ministries of the Sacred Heart Cathedral Karamunsing and its sub-parish of Church of Mary Immaculate Bukit Padang.
In a brief speech, the prelate said the many groups of the parish (English, Chinese and BM) can be a source of strength when they pool their resources together in reaching out to the 70 percent of uninvolved parishioners. The parish has around 2,000 families under its pastoral care.
Around 150 people attended the gathering after the Sunset Mass marking the Solemnity of Christ the King and the 36th Dedication Anniversary of the cathedral.
Abp Wong presided at the Mass, concelebrating with him were Abp Emeritus John Lee, Father Paul Lo, and Father Max Hontor.
Before the rite of dismissal, a video clip launching the 16 Days of Prayer for the Nation entitled Orange the World: Saying No to Violence against Women and Children produced jointly by the Malaysian Catholic Bishops Conference, the Malaysian Council of Churches, the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship, and the Good Shepherd Services was screened.
The 16 Days of Activism runs from Nov 25 through Dec 10.