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Challenges in faith also come from within the Christian circle

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.

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Pauline Sister Shirley Chong shares her vocation story

IMG_20150101_175812 (1)I was born into a family that is not rich.  My parents grew up during the time of WWII. They suffered losses due to the war.  My dad was orphaned by the Japanese occupation as young as six.  My mom, being the eldest, had to stop school to earn for her family of eight.  After their marriage, they vowed to prepare their children well to survive in the world. They worked hard, saved up their salaries and invested them for our education.  Thanks to my parents’ sacrifices, all of us children grew up and had a good start in life.

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Action speaks louder than words

IMG_0721KOTA KINABALU – Addressing some 300 teachers on the occasion of the celebration of Teachers’ Day at the Archdiocesan level Jun 20, Archbishop John Wong told teachers to go beyond their duties and to show how much they care for their students. He added that as teachers, they are to teach students values which can only be learnt through actions. Helping the students to deal with their brokenness will make them remember their teachers for the rest of their lives.

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RCSC members meet in Penang

IMG-20150617-WA0042PENANG – The Regional Commission of Social Communication (RCSC) held its 16th annual meeting at the Stella Maris Retreat Center in Penang from  June 15-18, 2015. The meeting conducted its study day on Jun 16 and elected new office bearers for 2015-2017. The meeting concentrated on business matters on Jun 17.

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KK prelate writes pastoral letter on Ranau earthquake

Abp loves childrenDear brothers and sisters,

The earthquake that shook Sabah on June 5 has taken 18 lives, among whom were heroic mountain guides and innocent school children and their teachers. Many buildings fell apart. Landslides, mudslides, fallen trees, broken bridges, dried pipes and so forth have created havoc especially to the people in Ranau and Kota Belud districts. But it is the emotional trauma of the people living at the foothills of Mt Kinabalu that continues to cause nightmares as subsequent aftershocks are still being experienced.

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KK Archbishop’s presence consoles affected villagers

Abp meeting the peopleKIAU NULUH – The presence of the CAC (Catholic Archdiocesan Centre) staff together with Archbishop John Wong in Kg Kiau Nuluh Jun 26 has boosted the villagers’ faith in God in the aftermath of the recent Ranau earthquake. Some 100 villagers gathered at the chapel as early as 9.00 am although they were told that the CAC team would only arrive at 11.30 am. Fr Michael Modoit, parish priest of St Pius X Bundu Tuhan was with them.

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Ranau parish distributes bottled water donations to all without exception

ops-water2KOTA KINABALU – Ranau parish distributed bottled water donations to all without exception in the aftermath of the 5 June 2015 earthquake.

That the bottled water donations would be forthcoming was a foregone conclusion. After all, Sabahans of all faiths are known to come together to help their fellow brethren in times of need.

But how the people at St Peter Claver Church would distribute the water in Ranau – having experienced dry taps for almost five days due to the water treatment plants being closed down – was another. But Fr Nicholas and team performed wonderfully.

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