HAVING consulted the College of Consultors, His Grace Most Reverend…
KOTA KINABALU – “This year 2018 the Carols by Candlelight will be celebrated together as one parish family,” stressed Fr Paul Lo, parish priest of Sacred Heart Cathedral, to the 400-crowd gathered at the foyer and frontage of the parish complex.
Previous years have seen numerous caroling groups featuring individual presentations that made up the whole Candlelight event.
Standing together to sing carols as one big family radiated a warm feeling and spirit of togetherness.
The night’s agenda also had Fr Paul, Fr Max and Fr Russell proclaiming the Lucan Christmas Story in three languages, followed by a a tri-lingual homily by Fr Paul.
Fr Paul reminded all present that they were the reason for the Candlelight event.
“We are the reason that God became man. He loves us so much, willing to forgo heaven and come down to us, giving us salvation as He promised.. This is the free gift that restores our dignity as man, bringing us back to Himself and becoming once again His beloved children,” said the rector.
Notably present was Archbishop John Wong, who was invited to light the candle, which he then passed on to the clergy and others. – CS