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1929 Arrival of Fr Joseph Felix Shek from Hong Kong
1939 Thomas Sham & Francis Lee leave for Aberdeen Seminary Hong Kong

February 1

1962 Death of Fr John Klijn mhm
1979 Launching of 6-monthlong fundraising campaign for 1,500 seat cathedral building
1995 Fr Jan van der Salm relieved as CS editor and assigned to St John Tuaran

February 2

1950 Reopening of minor seminary in Jesselton w/ Fr Sint as rector. First person to enroll in July was Simon Fung of Sandakan
1975 Catechist Josue Kating of Keningau receives papal award “Pro ecclesia et pontificie” from Apostolic Delegate Abp Moretti
1986 Priestly ordination of Deacon Peter Abas St Michael Penampang by Abp Chung of Kuching
1993 Msgr Cornelius Piong’s appointment by John Paul II as bishop of Keningau Diocese gazetted
1996 KK Diocesan Youth Festival Feb 2-4
1997 World Day for Consecrated Life (WDCL) designated by John Paul II
1998 2nd WDCL celebrated at Carmelite Chapel
1999 Montfort Youth Training Centre (MYTC) groundbreaking ceremony at Lok Kawi officiated by Bp Lee
2000 Jubilee of Consecrated Life celebrated at SHC
2004 8th WDCL celebrated at SHC KK
2008 Priestly ordinations of Deacons Phillip Muji & Gilbert Duuk Lasius Tambunan by Bp Piong
2013 Papar hosts WDCL Mass and fellowship
Seminar on family’s role in the Church & Society facilitated by Dr Ligaya Acosta of Human Life International Asia-Oceania
2016 WDCL Mass celebrated at Carmelite Chapel KK
2017 WDCL Mass celebrated at Carmelite Chapel KK, fellowship at FSP Convent

February 3

1937 Papar school opened by Msgr Wachter
1996 Young Christian Couples Encounter held at CDC Feb 3-4
2016 PEKA (Catechists’ Association)’s first meeting with Abp Wong
2018 Ad Limina Apostolorum in Rome by Bishops Conference of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei Feb 3-10

February 4

1855 Erection of Prefecture Apostolic of Labuan & Borneo with Don Carlos Cuarteron as Prefect Apostolic by Pius IX
1944 Death of Fr Valentine Weber mhm, Minor Seminary Jesselton
2013 13th Belia Masuk Kampung (BMK) Feb 4-12 organised by UMS Catholic Student Group, Kg Ulu Lumagar Bongawan Papar
2017 Silver jubilee of FSIC Srs Christella Lim, Suzana Guntabid, Terecia Loukang, Lounah Pulis, Carmen Cordova, Joan Michael, SHC

February 5

1994 Stella Maris Youth retreat BTRC Feb 5-7
1995 Visit of Francisco (Kiko) Arguelo, Carmen Hernandez and Fr Mario Pezzi of the Neo-catechumenal Way
2001 Opening of St Peter’s College Initiation Year Formation House Jalan Sang Kancil Tiga (former KK Seminary) by Bp Lee

February 6

2017 Opening of Academic Year for 20 Aspirants (16 FY, 4 SY), and 9 Initiation Year students

February 7

1927 Division of Prefecture of North Borneo & Labuan into Prefecture of North Borneo and Prefecture of Kuching
1983 Frs Amaudus, Ong and Tung attend neo-catechumenal convivenzia in Rome Feb 7-10.

February 8

1971 Sandakan parish youth council formed under Fr Cahill
1998 Four CWL members attend Asian Pacific Regional Assembly of Catholic Women’s Organisations in the Philippines Feb 8-14
2016 CNY Mass presided by Abp Wong SHC

February 9

1903 Death of Fr Trampedeller mhm
2016 Visit of FSP Superior General Sr Anna Maria Parenzan Feb 9-11

 February 10

1977 Lumat chapel Beaufort opened by Fr Mewo
2016 FSP Superior General Sr Anna Maria Parenzan greets Abp Wong after 6:30 am Ash Wed Mass at St Paul Dontozidon.
2017 Sister Marianne of the Sacred Heart elected as Mother Prioress of the Carmelite Monastery KK in the presence of Abp John Wong, Frs Rayner Bisius & Wilfred Atin for three years (2017-2019).

February 11

1950 First profession of FSIC Novices Carmel Ho of Papar & Assumpta Chong of Jesselton
1951 First profession of FSIC Novice Bernadette Amandus of Limbahau
1953 First profession of FSIC Novice Angela (Martha) Chung of Jesselton
1955 Final profession of Srs Carmel Ho and Assumpta Chong
1956 Final profession fo Sr Bernadette Amandus
1975 Silver jubilee of Srs Carmel Ho & Assumpta Chong
1976 Silver jubilee of Sr Bernadette Amandus
1979 Silver jubilee of FSIC Srs Elizabeth Shang, Agnes Wong & Catherine Liew
1988 Blessing/Opening of FSIC Telipok convent
1989 Formation of 4th KK Company of Girls Brigade SHPC
Silver jubilee of Sr Alphonsus Low fsic
1993 1st World Day of Prayer for the Sick designated by John Paul II
2000 Golden jubilee of Sr Carmel Ho, 75, & Assumpta Chong, 83, Stella Maris, officiated by Bishop Lee
2003 Golden jubilee of FSIC Srs Angela Chung, 84, & Joan Neubronner, 77, Stella Maris, officiated by Msgr Primus Jouil
2014 Novice Florence Suimin of Penampang take first vows as Augustinian sister UK.
2017 Mass for the sick with anointing SHC

February 12

1976 Keningau prayer group started by Lucy Yap
2000 Priestly ordination of Deacon Michael Modoit in Inobong by Bp Lee
2003 Workshop for choir conductors in Limbanak

February 13

1997 Youth ministry seminar by Fr Mario Baclig sdb, Jessica Candelario & Lawrence Simon BTRC Feb 13-16
2017 Death of Brother Benedict Snoeren mhm, 87, in Holland

February 14

1952 Erection of Apostolic Vicariate of Jesselton w/ Fr James Buis as Vicar Apostolic
1955 FSIC granted full autonomy by Bp James Buis w/ Sr Immaculata Ho as superior general
1995 Blessing of Kg Sumbiling Baru chapel Nabawan by Msgr Charles Chiew
Entrance of Jasery Gabuk (Kiulu), David Mamat (Tenom), William Mudi (Tuaran), John Banan (Tenom) & Justin J Dinsin (Bundu Tuhan) to CDC
1999 Blessing of St Therese of the Child Jesus Kolopis by Bp Lee
2003 Taize youth retreat by Br Ghislain at St Simon Likas Feb 14-16
2015 Red Mass, St Simon Likas
2016 Rite of Election: 1283 (KK) 50 (Labuan) 3 pm SHC
2017 Blessing of Emmaus Home Hostel SHC by Abp Wong 9:30 am
Blessing of St Padre Pio Chapel Labak Kinarut by Abp Wong 6 pm

   February 15

1996 Silver jubilee of Sr Bernadette of the Immaculate Conception ocd

February 16

1941 Death of Fr William van Mens mhm
1972 Blessing of St Martin Telupid by Bp Peter Chung
1992 Blessing of new Holy Trinity Church Tawau
2016 Visit of FSP General Councillors Srs Samuela Gironi & Lucia Kim Feb 16-19
2017 Islamisation talk by Fr Larry Tan sj to SHC/CMI groups/ministries (200 attendees) (embargo) Feb 16-19, SHPC

February 17

1992 Bishops Institute for Lay Apostolate (BILA) VI – FABC, BTRC Feb 17-23
1996 Priestly ordination of Deacon Marcellinus Pongking in Kiulu by Bp Lee
2001 Talks on science and religion by Fr William Stoeger sj CDC Feb 17-18
2002 Meeting of KK/Keningau catechetical commissions

   February 18

1900 Death of Fr Oscar Driessen mhm
1997 Sabah Council of Churches meeting with PM Dr M Mahathir KK
1999 1st Keningau Bible Convention facilitated by Fr Hendrikus Pidyarto Gimawan ocd KSFX Feb 18-20
2017 Funeral Mass of Br Ben Snoeren mhm in Holland; Requiem Mass for him in Bundu Tuhan 9 am

February 19

1989 Religious of Good Shepherd (RGS) move into “Seri Murni” Hostel (former Catholic Seminary)
1991 Death of Fr Francis Freichs mhm
1998 CCR leaders seminar on Diocesan Organisational Pastoral Plan (DOPP) BTRC Feb 19-22
2016 3:30 pm FSP General Councillors Srs Samuela Gironi & Lucia Kim pay a courtesy call on Abp Wong at his office CAC

February 20

1974 Inaugural meeting of Central Management Board convened by Fr JB Yong, Catholic Seminary
2016 5th Red Mass presided by Abp Wong, St Simon Likas
2017 Requiem Mass for Br Ben Snoeren mhm 10 am SHC Chapel

February 21

1998 Final profession of FSIC Srs Diana Eing, Calista Saliun, Genevieve Fabian, Dariah Ajap, Mary How, St Joseph Papar, officiated by Bp Lee
2004 Billings Ovulation Method-Natural Family Planning (BOM-NFP) Teachers Training Workshop by Chan Lek Lim, Stella Maris Tg Aru

February 22

1998 2nd jogathon organised by SHC
2011 Death of Fr Joseph Dapoz mhm
2015 Death of Fr Florian Jud mhm

February 23

1992 Launching of FSP cassette album Lakukan Kehendak Tuhan in Limbanak by Fr Joseph Dapoz
Youth rally in Papar Feb 23-25
2016 4th Briefing and Site Inspection of SFCSS Building Project Bukit Padang by Management Board

February 24

1979 Membakut Catholic Youth Association formed under Francis Lai
1990 KK diocesan youth festival BTRC Feb 24-27
2014 Priestly ordination of Deacon Rhobby Aaron Mojolou  by Abp Wong

February 25

1994 Mini-PAX retreat Tg Aru Feb 15-27
1995 Retreat for PPC Tg Aru, Kepayan & Kudat by Fr Peter Kim sj BTRC Feb 25-26

February 26

1999 Inaugural Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC) consultation, CDC
Inaugural formation programme for altar servers, extraordinary communion ministers (EMC) & wardens CDC Feb 26-27
Lenten retreat by Fr Peter Kim sj BTRC Feb 26-28
PRW in Inanam/Manggatal/Telipok & Tawau Feb 26-28
2014 Priestly ordination of Deacon Mitchelly Kiun SHC KK by Abp Wong
2016 Apologetic seminar I for Inanam/Manggatal/Telipok
2016 INSAN-4 organised at BTRC Feb 26-28

February 27

1983 Visit of Fr Ronald Saucci of Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN) to Sabah
1992 1st profession of FSIC Novices Christella Lim (Beaufort), Suzana Guntabid (Membakut), Terecia Loukang (Inanam), Lounah Pulis (Penampang), Carmen Cardova (Sandakan), Judith Sabin (Bundu Tuhan), Joan Michael (Kiulu), officiated by Msgr Piong
Christian youth seminar in Sandakan Feb 27-28
2016 CAC Recycling Day
2016 Archdiocesan Education Commission-Board of Governors Forum SHPC

February 28

1988 Blessing of new Silam Catholic Church by Bishop Lee
Christian Home Workshop (BM) in Sandakan
2013 Resignation of Benedict XVI from papacy
2016 3rd Younite – gathering for seven youth groups of SHC 5 pm

February 29

2004 Diocesan Social Communication Commission (DSCC) Roadshow in SHC KK
2016 KK young priests gathering SHC – Abel Madisang, Daniel Jomilong, Jeffri Gumu, Maxmilliano Hontor, Mitchelly Kiun, Postinus Kurup, Rhobby Mojolou & Deacon Joshua Liew – 6 am – 12 noon
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