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1882 Opening of Simpodo Mission Papar by Fr Pundleider
1955 1st FSIC General Chapter which elects Sr Immaculata Ho as superior general and Sr Margaret Mary as novice formator
1984 Shan Tao & St Francis Kindergartens start operating within SHC compound
1997 Formation of Council of Religious in KK Diocese: Sr Aquinas Voon fsic (chairperson), Br Justic Mobilik fsc (vice chairperson), Sr Agnes Wong fsp (secretary), Sr Angeline Lau rgs (treasurer), Sr Grace Deosing fsic (member), Sr Cecilia Liew fsic (member)

Aug 1

1942 Death of Fr Joseph Feldbrugge mhm
1958 Final profession of Sr Angela Chung fsic
1972 Bishop Emeritus Buis hands over his office to Bishop Chung
1986 Formation of SH Filipino Charismatic Group
Athanasius Waky Taim of Tuaran appointed fulltime youth secretary
1987 FSIC General Chapter Aug 1-7: Sr Aquinas Voon elected as superior general
1989 Kudat youth seminar by Frs John Ha & Martin Wong
1993 Catholic Pastoral Centre (CPC) starts functioning with Fr Peter Kim sj as director and Sr Dominic Thien fsic as assistant director

Aug 2

1971 Inaugural BM catechetical course starts at Catechists Training Centre Keningau (PUSKAT) by Fr G Bauer, Didymus Kosong & Alberta Jamby
1973 Apostolic Delegate Msgr Moretti & Bp Chung visit Apin-Apin, Liau & Keningau
1978 2nd youth assembly KK Seminary Aug 2-4
1983 Robbers enter St Peter Kudat

Aug 3

1971 Penampang Kindergarten started by Penampang Central Parish Council (PCPC)
1990 Fr Benjamin Basintal leaves for MA Journalism Course at Loyola University New Orleans USA

Aug 4

1978 PAX youth retreat by Fr Heuthorst mhm Aug 4-6 KK Seminary
1984 Silver jubilee of Sr Euphrasia fsic
1990 Penampang Eucharistic Congress Aug 4-5
2010 Priestly ordinations of Deacons Wiandigool Runsab, Mattheus Augustine Luta, Sunny Chung by Abp Lee SHC KK
2012 Priestly ordinations of Deacons Daniel Jomilong & Jeffri Gumu by Abp Lee, SHC KK

Aug 5

1972 Blessing of St Catherine Inanam by Msgr Moretti
Final profession of Br Justin Mobilik fsc in Penang
1974 Inaugural Life in the Spirit Seminar (LSS) conducted by Fr Tobias Chi, Daniel Kong, Agnes Tai, Joan Wong in Bundu Tuhan Aug 5-6
1980 Liturgical seminar on inculturation & acculturation by Fr Anscar Chupungco osb KK Seminary Aug 5-6
1981 Visit of Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples Cardinal Agnelo Rossi & Apostolic Delegate Abp Renato Martino Aug 5-6
1988 Death of Br Fridolin Gaughran fsc

Aug 6

1945 Death of MHM Msgr August Wachter, Fr John Unterbegger, Fr Anthony Raich, Fr Joseph Bohm,, Fr Mark Obertegger, Fr Joseph Theurl, Fr Francis Flur, Br Aedigius Leiter in Sapong Tenom
1976 Bishop Fung visits Kudat Aug 6-8
1983 Inaugural community weekend for potential members of LJCCC Aug 6-7
1989 St Peter Bundu Kuala Penyu burnt to the ground
1998 1st profession of FSIC Novice Liza Jamat officiated by Bp Lee Loreto Convent
Arrival of Brothers of St Gabriel/Montfort Brothers (SG) Edward Rayappan & Francis Xavier Gasper in KK Diocese
 2017 Tuaran Parish organises fundraising dinner in aid of multipurpose hall cum catechetical centre building project, Putera Theatre Ballroom Bukit Padang (Pastors: Rev Edward Raymond, Rev Abel Madisang)

Aug 7

1980 Priestly ordination of Deacon Ben Basintal by Bp Fung Membakut
1993 Labuan parish youths organizes karaoke competition
1994 CCC seminar by Fr Thomas Kalathuveettil CDC Aug 7-8
1999 Priestly ordinations of Deacons Tony Mojiwat (Sandakan) & Edward Raymond (Kepayan) of the Neo-catechumenal community by Bp Lee Tg Aru
2000 Death of Lena S Sulat, mother of Fr Julius Gitom

Aug 8

1981 Golden jubilee of Br Pius mhm
1986 Inaugural neo-catechumenal process starts: 41 candidates agree to take three years before baptism Aug 8-10
1993 Tg Aru youth assembly
2003 2nd dialogue session between KK Diocesan Education Commission & West Coast Educators SHPC

Aug 9

1993 Southeast Asia Catholic Press Association (SEACPA) meeting Aug 9-13 BTRC
2012 Priestly ordination of Deacon Samuel Lim in Singapore

Aug 11

1978 Seminar for secondary school teachers by Fr Heuthorst mhm Aug 11-13 KK Seminary
1980 9th PAX Assembly: People of God as Family Penampang Aug 11-13
1981 Election of Sr Xavier Chin as superior general 1981-1987 during the 4th FSIC General Chapter
1984 4th Choral Festival for the Interior hosted by Keningau
2018 Priestly ordination of Deacon David Gasikol by Bp Cornelius Piong, Holy Spirit Sook

Aug 12

1941 Death of Fr Aloysius Stotter mhm
1983 3rd Choral Festival hosted by Beaufort
1988 8th Choral Festival hosted by Keningau Aug 12-14
1990 Blessing of St Mary Kindergarten Sandakan by Bp Lee

Aug 13

2011 FSIC celebrates 75th foundation anniversary with Founder’s biography book launch, SHC
2017 Elias Carmelite Family (Putri Karmel, CSE, KTM) celebrates priestly golden jubilee of Founder Rev Yohanes Indrakusama ocarm, 79, Kaingaran Tambunan

Aug 14

1935 Death of Fr Aloysius Goossens mhm
1938 Blessing of second Sacred Heart Church Jesselton by Msgr Wachter; building designed by MHM Brs Gregory & Alexander
1954 Priestly ordination of Deacon Tobias Chi in China
1979 Silver jubilee of Fr Chi
1992 Students camp at Crest Lok Kawi Aug 14-17
2004 Golden jubilee of Fr Chi

Aug 15

1860 Milanese Missionaries Frs Antonio Riva & Ignacio Borgazzi leave Borneo for good
1915 Death of Fr Benedict Pundleider mhm
1986 1st profession of Carmelite Novice Clare Manson of the Sacred Passion (Papar)
1988 Blessing of Marian Grotto/closing of Marian Year Open Air Mass Sandakan by Bp Lee
1992 Daily Eucharistic adoration starts in Tawau
1993 KK Diocesan Youth Day
2011 Silver jubilee of Sr Mary Clare Manson ocd
2018 Golden jubilee of Sr Cabrini Mobilik fsic.  Common celebration with fellow silver and ruby jubilarians on Apr 21 SHC

Aug 16

1936 Death of Fr Vincent Halder mhm
1989 Death of Sr Mary Lee of Jesus ocd
Bible course by Fr Geno Hendricks Aug 16-20 SHC
1995 Christian leadership course Tambunan Aug 16-30
2002 Hari Warga Kampus 6 St Simon Likas Aug 16-18
2011 OFM Friars John Wong & Carl Schaffer call on Abp Lee
2018 Fr Paul Lo assumed rectorship of Sacred Heart Cathedral KK

Aug 17

1938 1st marriage solemnised at SHC, Philomena Shim Ah Mann & Nicholas Moo Yun Shin, by Fr Verhoeven mhm
1949 FSIC takes over the running of Stella Maris Primary from Mrs Van Houten
1991 Catechetical talks by Sr Celine Murphy in the different parishes
2001 Bible Apostolate retreat Aug 17-19 BTRC
2002 Final professions of FSIC Srs Frances William & Tina Basil officiated by Bp Lee St Catherine Inanam
2003 DSCC roadshow in Bundu Tuhan
2017 CWL Tg Aru celebrates golden jubilee

Aug 18

1990 Partnership signed between KK Diocese & Catholic Deanery of Heilbronn Germany at SHC
1996 2nd East Malaysian Catholic Women Conference Kuching Aug 18-22
1998 Blessing of Kg Ulu Tipoh Chapel by Bp Piong
2017 Re-dedication of St Michael’s Church Penampang by Abp Wong

Aug 19

1973 Blessing of new PUSKAT buildings by Bp Chung
1977 Catechetical seminar for teachers KK Seminary Aug 19-20
1989 Blessing of St Leonard Home for boarders run by Sandakan Catholic Teachers Guild Sandakan by Fr Chi
1995 Bible workshop in Limbahau by Joseph Wong Aug 19-25
2002 Talk on Islam by Fr Thomas Michel sj Aug 19-23 SHPC
2003 Inaugural ecumenical fellowship and prayer service by Sabah-Heilbronn Partnership Committee CDC

Aug 21

1988 CWL statewide choral competition
1995 Silver jubilee of Sr Francis Mani fsic Tg Aru

Aug 22

1996 2nd KK Diocesan Youth Consultation Aug 22-25 BTRC

Aug 23

2002 KK Education Commission dialogue session with Sandakan educators

Aug 24

1881 Arrival of Msgr Jackson & Fr Kilty in Labuan
1957 Death of Fr Peter van der Besselaar mhm
1979 8th PAX Assembly SHPH Aug 24-26
1998 Arrival of Heilbronn ecumenical group

Aug 25

1976 Death of Sr Elizabeth fmsj, 78, in England
1978 Retreat for working youths outside KK by Fr Heuthorst mhm Aug 25-27, KK Seminary
1995 Silver jubilee of CWL Sandakan
Youth rally organised by SHC youth Aug 25-27 St Simon Educational Complex Likas

Aug 26

1976 La Salle Brothers take over St Martin Tampasak w/ Br Justin Mobilik as principal
1977 Inaugural youth assembly by Youth Commission Aug 26-28 KK Seminary
1989 CWL statewide biblical song competition
2017 KK hosts 9th East Malaysian Catholic Women’s Conference Pace Bene Aug 26-30

Aug 27

1993 21st PAX Assembly: Evangelisation begins in the Family facilitated by FSC Brs Anthony Rogers & John D’Cruz Aug 27-30 BTRC
1994 Silver jubilee of FSIC Srs Bernard Francis & Ann Marie Jolingau officiated by Bp Lee Stella Maris Tg Aru
2017 Walk for Jesus organised by Sabah Council of Churches and Prison Fellowship Ministry at Padang Merdeka KK
2018 Sandakan Diocesan Youth Festival

Aug 28

1983 Murder of Fr Peter de Wit in Kudat
Bp Fung appoints Fr John Lee as vicar general & parish priest of SHC KK
1987 16th PAX Assembly: The Christian Home Aug 28-30 BTRC
2000 Unveiling of the memorial plaque commemorating the 17th death anniversary of Fr de Wit in Kudat
2003 Blessing of foundation stone of SM La Salle Student Activity Centre by Fr Fundes Motiung

Aug 29

1884 Fr Goossens leaves for London
1971 Blessing of St Joseph Labuk Sandakan by Fr G Lampe mhm
1972 Bishop Emeritus Buis left Sabah for good
1992 7th World Youth Day celebration Aug 29-30 CDC
1998 Seminar for Sunday School teachers Aug 29-30 CDC

Aug 30

1974 Inaugural reunion of ex-Martinians KK Seminary
1986 Death of Sr Philomena Theresa Amandus fsic, 44, of cancer
1992 Labuan Good Tidings Festival
2017 Archdiocesan Youth Consultation Aug 30-Sept 3 BTRC

Aug 31

1989 18th PAX Assembly: Eucharist Source of Our Life Aug 31-Sept 3 BTRC
1996 End of Fr William Poilis’ tenure as rector of SPC Kuching
2001 Hari Warga Kampus 5 Aug 31-Sept 2 St Simon Likas
2017 Death of Fr Terry Burke mhm, 73, in London
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