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Seminarians experience God’s presence through Alpha programme

IMG-20141122-WA0010KOTA KINABALU – Finding the truth about the meaning of life in the most simple environment amongst ordinary people is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. However, that is what was offered to 20 young seminarians and aspirants in the Alpha course which provides answers, centred on Jesus and his teaching, to questions of life and faith.

It was the first Alpha exposure for the seminarians brought in by Fr Wilfred Atin and Fr Michael Modoit, spiritual directors to the aspirants and the Initiation Year seminarians respectively.

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Bishop Julius celebrates 25 years of priesthood

25th Anniversary Rt. Rev. Julius Gitom (3)SANDAKAN – About 200 parishioners gathered at St Joseph’s Church to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Bishop Julius Gitom and the 36th anniversary of Fr Thomas Makajil’s ordination to the priesthood, Nov 19.

Concelebrating the Thanksgiving Mass with him were Bishop Cornelius Piong of Keningau, seven Diocesan Priests and five other priests, all former classmates of Bishop Julius at St Peter’s College, Major Seminary, Kuching.

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Alpha team celebrates 10th year of evangelisation programme with dinner

DSC_7076KOTA KINABALU  –  The Alpha Team celebrated the 10th year of Alpha in a Catholic Context, which is being run at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish here with a thanksgiving dinner.

Anthony Lim, Alpha Course leader for Sacred Heart Cathedral, emphasised to a crowd of more than 900 people at the celebration dinner organized by the Alpha Team to thank and praise God for the gift of Alpha.

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90 graduate from Shan Tao Kindergarten

IMG_5118KOTA KINABALU (CS) –  Nov 14 saw 90 little grads donning gowns marched up the stage of the Putera Theatre Grand Ballroom to commence their annual kindergarten graduation, witnessed and accompanied by the proud smiles of parents and teachers.

Shan Tao Kindergarten School once again celebrated the young graduates who have completed Kindergarten and are ready to move into Primary One the following year with their annual Graduation and Concert Night.   Besides celebrating the graduates from Watermelon, Cherry and Orange classes, 21 students were also given Excellent Awards.

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SRS Datuk Simon Fung to regard teaching staff as ‘formators’

IMG_5365KOTA KINABALU (CS) – The mission of the church, through the provision of education, is not only to help the young to have a solid academic foundation, but above all to build the moral character of the individual. To do that, there is a need to treat students as persons who are growing up, and who need to be properly nurtured in character, and in wisdom and knowledge.

Archbishop John Wong underscored this message at the 27th Annual Speech Night for SRS Datuk Simon Fung held in Dewan Tun Raffae, Menara Tun Mustapha Nov 18.  He emphasized the need for every child to be treated with respect and love from an early age, in order that the child might do likewise to others as he grows older. For this reason, Archbishop John Wong regards the teaching staff not only as ‘teachers’ but also as ‘formators’.

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Archbishop Emeritus Peter Chung celebrates 60th anniversary

Joint Day of Recollection (2)KUCHING – The Archdiocese of Kuching rejoiced as Archbishop Emeritus Peter Chung celebrated his 60th anniversary of priestly ordination with a solemn Thanksgiving Mass on the evening of 26 Sep. More than two thousand parishioners thronged St Joseph’s Cathedral to thank the Lord for the gift of their shepherd, pastor and friend.

The Mass, which Archbishop Emeritus Chung presided, was concelebrated with 13 archbishops and bishops and 44 priests from all over Malaysia. Also present were a group of six delegates from China, who were the jubilarian’s relatives, led by Fr Peter Liu Xijun.

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