KOTA KINABALU – Over the weekend celebrating Catechetical Sunday on 27-28 Jan 2018, parish catechists of Sacred Heart Cathedral (SHC) here and Church of Mary Immaculate (CMI) Bukit Padang were commissioned for service for another year.
Parish catechists refer to the volunteers serving in Faith Formation (Sunday School) and Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA). Some of them also serve in the Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW).
Thirty-seven were commissioned by Father Max Hontor at the English Sunset Mass Jan 27 while on the next day 61 were commissioned at the Chinese Mass and 80 at the BM Mass both by Father Paul Lo. Four were commissioned at CMI by Fr Hontor at the 9 am English Mass.
Earlier, on Jan 18, all the parish catechists prepared themselves for the event with a short programme of Holy Hour at the cathedral and reflection-group sharing at the parish centre.
The theme for this year was Christ our Hope who places his hope in us.