LAHAD DATU – The Catholic Campus Student Gathering (CCSGS) is an annual program organised by the Sandakan Diocesan Youth Apostolate, Campus Ministry team. This year, the 3rd CCSG focussed on the Catholic Social Teachings (CST), held at St Dominic Church, Lahad Datu, June 5-7. Dominic Lim from the KK Archdiocesan Human Development Commission (AHDC) shared the teaching to 18 young people who are still studying in the University and colleges as well as some graduates from YouthPrepLink.
KIULU – Two hundred and twenty-six participants joined the Life Teen Youth Camp 2015 at Church of St Michael the Archangel, Kg Lokub, on 4-7 June 2015. With the theme ‘Inspired to inspire’, the camp aimed at inspiring teens through the lives of the people of Kg Lokub, and to give teens the opportunity to be witnesses of Christ. This goal was reflected in the scripture verse selected for the camp, “Let your light shine before others that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven” (Matthew 5:16).
SANDAKAN: The Star of Yahweh Covenant Community (SYCC) of St Mary’s Cathedral organized a program with the intention of reaching out to the students of Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM) Sandakan on Sunday afternoon 28 June, 2015. The session was held at the Parish Conference Room. It was a simple easy going informal session of 4 hours and the outcome was positive.
WORLDWATCHMONITOR, Jun 24 – After a seven-year battle through the courts, yesterday (23 June) Jill Ireland, a Malaysian Christian finally won the right to regain her CDs of worship songs which include the word ‘Allah’.
KINARUT – “You are here by God’s grace, given an opportunity for a better life and for your families,” Datuk Victor Paul spoke to the students of Montfort. “Although you may have to go through much discipline and tough training, but these are only to better equip you with the proper skills and a knowledge of English language, an opportunity others do not have.”
KOTA KINABALU – Around 200 participants attended a Recollection for Lectors and Commentators serving at the sub/parishes of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Church of Mary Immaculate Bukit Padang, and Our Lady of Carmel.
BUNDU TUHAN –A new Tadika mission was officially opened under the care of St Pius X Parish, Bundu Tuhan, Jul 6. The success was a concerted effort and cooperation from the parish priests, parish pastoral council, the Board of Governors and parents. The Archdiocese Early Childhood Committee (AECEC) briefed the parish on the opening of Tadika mission early May this year.
SANDAKAN – The Marian Hill Development Committee (MHDC) met up for an informal get-together Jul 5 at the parish canteen. Turning up for the occasion were about 80 people comprising of members and their family, and chairpersons of other ministry and community groups. Also present to lend support were Bishop Julius Gitom, Fr Thomas Makajil, and Fr Sunny Chung.
With an aim to raise funds to aid victims of the Nepal and Sabah Earthquake, Pusat Belia Youth-PREP Alamesra held a fundraising concert last Saturday on the evening of 13 June 2015.
PENAMPANG – What is the reality of living in a campus? The students and parents from around Penampang parish were enlightened with talks and sharing pertinent to challenges living outside homes and having to be independent in all areas of life inside a campus. 49 high school and higher learning institution students and 26 parents attended Keep In Touch Always (KITA) program in Assumption of Our Lady Church, Sugud, May 21. Fr Wiandigool Runsab, assistant priest of St Michael Parish opened the program with an exhortation.