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KOTA KINABALU – The Sacred Heart Cathedral English Prayer Group hosted a Life in the Spirit Seminar (LSS) with international speakers at Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish Centre on 24-26 Aug 2018.
Father Varghese Mathew Parackal based in Holy Family Church, Australia is widely travelled and has facilitated retreats in Asia, Oceania, Africa and Germany for the past 15 years. His retreats, among others, include Inner Healing retreats, Holy Spirit retreats, and Healing and Deliverance retreats.
The other invited speaker was Joseph Fernandez from the Archdiocese of Singapore. He has ministered in Australia, India and the U.S. leading Praise and Worship and giving talks.
The seminar, themed “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”, received overwhelming response not only from local parishioners but also from as far as Sarawak and Labuan.
Among the highlights of the seminar were a session on Inner Healing before the Blessed Sacrament and an Exhortation on Deliverance. The seminar concluded with Mass presided by Fr Parackal.
It is the hope of the English Prayer Meeting group that activities like these would assist in overcoming issues of secularism and apathy in the Archdiocese by bringing parishioners into a deeper experience of the work of the Holy Spirit.
Hence the English Prayer Meeting group looks forward to organize Life in the Spirit Seminar annually through the engagement of prominent speakers.
The organizing committee thanked all donors and the SHC parish for their support to make this seminar possible.
Faith formation and Praise and Worship will continue every Friday at 8:00 pm at Room F7. – Joseph Carlos Leong