PASAY CITY, Philippines: One of the pioneers of the Daughters of St Paul house in North Borneo (now Sabah) celebrated her blue sapphire jubilee of religious profession at the Queen of Apostles Sanctuary, Daughters of St Paul compound here on…
His ardent love for Sabah and the faithful people of God whom he had served for nine years from 1951-1960 has drawn him insistently back several times before. This time round, it was his wish to celebrate with the people whom he loves his 90th birthday.
KOTA KINABALU (CS) – The Daughters of St Paul (Pauline Sisters) celebrated 25 years of service in Sabah January 25, Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, at their newly opened Paulines Apostolic Centre Kota Kinabalu with a solemn Mass presided by Msgr Primus Jouil and concelebrated with Fr Jose Aripio, Provincial of the Society of St Paul, Philippine-Macau Province, and a short fellowship programme after the Mass.
During the Mass, the Sisters remembered all the FSPs who lived and worked in Sabah over the past 25 years–an adventure that began on 25 January 1989 when, with the support of many individuals, the little community of three began to carry out its communication media apostolate in this part of the country. However,
KOTA KINABALU(CS).- Fr Brian Coogan, who served in Sabah as a priest and teacher, will be back in Sabah to celebrate his 90th birthday with his ex-students and friends. He came to Sabah in 1957 and had served the various Catholic community throughout the State for a period of 9 years. He will arrive in Sabah Jan 22 and will leave Feb 20. During his stay in Kota Kinabalu, a birthday dinner will be held in his honour at the Grand Port View Restaurant Feb 6.
With him at the altar were Archbishop Emeritus John Lee, Archbishop John Wong, Fr Cosmas Lee, Fr Moses Lui, Fr Fundes Motiung, Fr Tony Mojiwat, Fr Thomas Madanan, Fr Jalius Sading and Fr Erik Jerome.
The celebration was all the more meaningful with Fr Tung being the main celebrant, ably assisted by Fr Cosmas Lee.