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PENAMPANG – St Michael’s Church here hosted the inaugural celebration for Catholic police personnel in conjunction with their 211th Police Day with Mass at 10:30 am on 6 May 2018.
The Mass, presided by Father Wilfred Atin, was well attended by the Catholic police personnel and their family members who are on posting from the west coast region.
A mini booth exhibition was mounted by the police force. Present for the exhibition walkabout was the State Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli bin Din, accompanied by a police delegation.
A lunch reception at the parish hall rounded up the event. Fr Atin thanked the police leadership and its Christian community committee for their initiative in selecting St Michael’s Church as the venue for this historical event.
He believed that a programme like this would only bring a better understanding and perception towards the police.
In his turn, Datuk Ramli acknowledged the important value of receiving blessings and divine protection for its police and community members, particularly when performing their duties.
He also assured them that efforts were being made to establish a link with Church authority to ensure direct communication in preventing crimes affecting church organisation.
Datuk Ramli also presented cash contributions on behalf of the police Christian welfare community to Fr Atin for the church’s pastoral activities, the Tadika Harmony and the Sunday school. – Penampang SOCCOM