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PMS members meet in Miri

PMS 2015-2MIRI – The Pontifical Mission Societies’ (PMS) directors of each diocese from Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei met and held their annual meeting in Miri from Jun 15-17.  With them was the Episcopal President for New Evangelization, Archbishop John Wong of Kota Kinabalu Archdiocese.

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Seminarian Stanley Mataking ordained deacon in Sandakan

Malaysia Gereja Diakon Stanley William Matakim (27)SANDAKAN – Stanley William Mataking, 29, was accepted and ordained a deacon before hundreds who came to witness this joyous occasion at St Mary’s Cathedral on 24 Jun 2015.

“As deacon you are to help the priests and the bishop in the ministry of the word, of the altar and in charity showing yourself to be servant of all. With the help of God, you are to go about all these duties in such a way that you will be recognized as a disciple of Jesus who came not to be served, but to serve. You are a minister of Jesus Christ and you are to serve like the disciples and to do the will of God. Serve the people with love and joy.”

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Over 500 gather for 4th Keningau Diocesan Youth Camp

1KUALA PENYU – Five hundred and sixty-three youths from the whole Diocese of Keningau gathered at St Peter Bundu, Kuala Penyu for their 4th Diocesan Youth Camp June 2-6. The youth assembled believing that He who is risen has gathered them to journey together in one faith. The camp took the same theme as the World Youth Day’s, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” (Mat 5:8).

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Sabah Youth Cross pilgrimage launched in Toboh Tambunan

Beaufort1“My dear young people, at the conclusion of the Holy Year, I entrust to you the sign of this Jubilee Year:  the Cross of Christ!  Carry it throughout the world as a symbol of Christ’s love for humanity, and announce to everyone that only in the death and resurrection of Christ can we find salvation and redemption” – Pope John Paul II (Rome, 22nd April 1984)

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Special Mass celebrated for quake victims at Kinabalu Park

Mass at Kinabalu hallRanau (CS) –  It is good if we can participate the solemn celebration for the blessing and protection of all climbers and workers and for the departed souls (according to RC rite and faith).

So reads the backdrop banner, which was pinned on the stage wall at Dewan Kinabalu, Kinabalu National Park, Ranau.  It was positioned there for the Special Mass that was celebrated on Saturday afternoon Jun 13 to pray for the departed souls of Joseph Solugin, Valerian Joannes, Ricky Masirin and Robbi Sappinggi, as well as for others who perished in the wake of the earthquake that struck Ranau Jun 5.

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Rukom Ulu Pitas community turns out in full force for chapel blessing

page 30 RukomPITAS – It was a day of great rejoicing for the Catholic community of Rukom Ulu Pitas as they came out in full force May 19 to witness the blessing of their new chapel. The blessing of St Pio’s Chapel was solemnized by Archbishop John Wong together with the parish priest of St Theresa Kota Marudu, Fr Frederick Raymond and his assistant Fr Jack Johimi. Also present was former parish priest Fr Edward Raymond.

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Corpus Christi signifies eternal covenant with God

page6 1KOTA KINABALU (CS) – Sacred Heart Cathedral celebrated Corpus Christi Jun 6. Archbishop John Wong presided the Mass and concelebrated by Fr Jeffri Gumu and Fr Rhobby Mojolou. It is also called the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ which saw two significant occasion; the commission of the Extraordinary Communion Minister and first-time procession of Corpus Christi around the Cathedral’s compound.

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