LABUAN - Ninty children from the English and Bahasa Malaysia Masses of the Blessed Sacrament Church received their first Holy Communion during the weekend Masses presided by Msgr Primus Jouil Nov 15-16. Msgr Primus is the new rector of Stella…
Henry Anak Jimbey: I am a Bidayuh from Bau, Sarawak, baptized and confirmed in the parish of St Stephen’s Church, which comes under the Archdiocese of Kuching.
Before entering the seminary, I taught Mathematics for upper secondary students at SMK Lake, Bau for 16 years. I obtained a degree in Planning and Management from Unimas in 1997 and from UPM in 2007, my Master in Corporate Communication. In 1999, I obtained a Diploma in Education which made me a qualified teacher. Since then, I was posted to SMK Lake which is only 10 minutes from my home.
God has restored my spiritual life and deepened my faith through Emmaus Teens camp especially during the session “Your life is beautiful”. During ETC, I felt His presence close to me. Before this I felt that the Lord was unreachable and far and I could not sense him. Through programmes in ETC, He has opened my eyes to see that He is always present in my heart, in my friends, my family and the priests who celebrate Mass every week. My relationship with God is growing closer and I could feel in my heart that God is here hugging me close. – Audry Yeulanda Ng, Inanam
SANDAKAN – During the 3rd Sunday of Advent, at St Mary’s Cathedral, Bishop Julius in his homily shared that doing little good deeds for the underprivileged are signs of us preparing for the Lord’s coming. Caroling definitely brings us the joy of Christmas but we must endeavor to move beyond that. We need to reach out to those who have less in life. That act of charity will bring deeper and greater joy to the less fortunate, a much meaningful Christmas.
SANDAKAN – Our faith in Christ, who became poor, and was always close to the poor and the outcast, is the basis of our concern for the integral development of society’s most neglected members. (Evangelii Gaudium #186) God’s heart has a special place for the poor, thus we are called to find Christ in them.
Throughout the four Sundays of Advent, the faithful were reminded to be aware and to stay focus in anticipation of the coming of Christ which is also an anticipation of our spiritual renewal, to be born anew. A way of which to gain newness is to serve others, especially the poor in the community.
KOTA KINABALU – Archbishop John Wong, in his address during the anniversary dinner, recalled the response of Emeritus John Lee to serve God as His priest on 27 December 1964 at the old Sacred Heart Church, and later in 1987 as Bishop and in 2008 as Archbishop.
On the occasion of his golden jubilee, the prelate, on his own behalf as well as the faithful, thanked and praised God for the gift of Archbishop Emeritus John Lee, for his perseverance and faithfulness as a priest, for his love of God and of the Church, and for patiently and diligently guiding the local Church into what it is today.
KOTA KINABALU – “When a diocese has no bishop, there is no church.” Paraphrasing from the letters of St Ignatius of Antioch to the churches, who said “Let no man do anything connected with the Church without the bishop”, Archbishop Emeritus John Lee called on all to “support your bishop.”
Smiling broadly but with a serious and firm tone, the Emeritus attempted to give an answer to the many who had wanted to hear about his 50 years of journeying in priestly service on the occasion of his golden jubilee dinner.
KOTA KINABALU (CS) – “Te Deum laudamus” rendered as “Thee, O God, we praise” – an early Christian hymn of praise – fittingly chosen and led by Archbishop Emeritus John Lee in singing thanksgiving to God for his 50 years of priestly service towards the end of his Thanksgiving Mass coinciding with the Feast of the Holy Family at Sacred Heart Cathedral on 27 Dec 2014.
KOTA KINABALU – The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary was commemorated at the Carmelite Monastery of our Lady of Mt Carmel at the morning Mass 8 Dec 2014, celebrated by Fr Aloysius Deeney OCD, General Delegate of East Asia and Oceania.
The meeting touched on five main items: Proposed Constitution, Roles and Functions, Instrument of Governance, Constitution for Alumni in Mission Schools, and Government Grants (Federal and State).