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1936 John Lee, Peter Lee, Paul Wong & John Baptist Yong leave for Arbedeen Seminary Hong Kong
1966 Inaugural 3-month catechetical course starts in PUSKAT by Fr George Bauer.  Participants: Stephen Titing (Tulid), Aloysius Angkabun (Pensiangan), Josue Kating (Keningau), Blasius Gahim (Toboh Laut)
1985 Formation of SH Chinese prayer group
1979 Death of Fr Laurence M Parsons mhm

Oct 1

1966 Membakut becomes headstation with Fr Peter de Wit as resident priest
1990 Blessing of new Sts Theresa & Maria Tambunan by Bp Lee
Formation of SH Christian Family Life Committee
1993 Visit of Sr Maureen (Joseph Anthony) Maguire fmsj
2010 Episcopal ordination of Fr John Wong Soo Kau by Abp Lee SHC
2016 Abp Wong receives PGDK “Datukship” from TYT Tun Juhar Mahiruddin

Oct 2

1973 Fr Herman Saraber mhm leaves Sabah for good
1985 Bp Fung leaves for medical treatment in Melbourne Australia
1987 Inaugural teachers development programme (colloquium) Oct 2-4 SM La Salle
1994 Formation session for Labuan altar servers
1995 Inaugural meeting of the DOPP core group CDC
1999 Marriage Enrichment Seminar-Workshop CDC
2015 Abp Wong in Rome for Synod of Bishops on the Family Oct 2-29

Oct 3

1972 Visit of MHM superior general Fr Noel Hanrahan Oct 3-20
1978 Priestly ordination of Deacon Nicholas Ong by Bp Fung Sandakan
1987 Silver jubilee of Sr Cecilia Liew fsic
1994 Blessing of new SRK Konven St Francis by Bp Lee Bukit Padang
2004 Silver jubilee of Fr Nicholas Ong
2012 Golden jubilee of Sr Cecilia Liew fsic
2018 Ruby jubilee of Msgr Nicholas Ong

Oct 4

1923 Blessing of St Francis Convent School & Boarding House (1st school for girls in Borneo); English stream under FMSJ Srs Rose Charnley & Gerarda Bonengaar; Chinese stream under Thomas Lee & Teresa Ho.  Funded by Fr V Weber & Tay Bee Chuan
2002 Liturgical seminar in Limbanak Oct 4-6
2003 Blessing of Wachter Memorial Centre Loreto Convent by Bp Lee

Oct 5

1988 Arrival of Religious of the Good Shepherd Srs Mary Dorothy Khaw, Barbara Lip & Salomi Cruz from KL
2002 5th annual recollection for KK & Keningau youth commissions w/ Br A Rogers Oct 5-6 Inanam

Oct 6

1973 Blessing of St Mary Parish Hall Sandakan by Bp Chung
2001 Educators meeting KK

Oct 7

1973 Blessing of OL of Fatima Chapel Beluran by Bp Chung
1977 Fr Theo Feldbrugge leaves Sabah for good
1989 Holy Hour starts in Tawau

Oct 8

1972 Formation of CWL Sandakan
1979 Thieves carry off tabernacle from St John Tuaran
2002 “Putting out into the deep” seminar for kk diocesan commission heads by Br A Rogers fsc CDC
2016 FSIC Jubilees Tg Aru CDC

Oct 9

1982 Blessing of FSIC Kudat convent by Bp Fung
1994 SH youth fellowship day organized by Doreen Poh CDC
Death of Br Pius (Michael) van de Sande mhm, 86, Vrijland Holland
 2016 MYTC Open House Carnival Kinarut

Oct 10

1928 Formation  of Chinese Catholic Young Men Society by Catechist Thomas Lee KK
1965 Death of Fr Anthony Mulder mhm
1977 Seminar for readers and commentators Oct 10-11 SHC
1982 Formation of 4th KK Company of Boys Brigade SHC
1998 Inaugural Stella Maris Parish Day
2003 Life Teen/Life Line Programme Briefing by Fr Larry Tan sj, Adrian Khoo of Singapore & Adrian Ng of PJ, SHPC Oct 10-11
2015 Priestly ordination of Deacon Harry Dorisoh by Bp Piong KSFX. Golden jubilee of Franciscan Sr Gerard Chong; Ruby jubilee of Srs Jane Sandalun and Veronica Kandaung, St Joseph Kiulu, officiated by Msgr Primus Jouil.

Oct 11

1967 Death of Fr Arthur Crowther mhm
1991 Retreat for married couples facilitated by Fr Joseph Pereira BTRC Oct 11-13
1992 Catechetical exhibition organised by SH catechetical committee
2002 Seminar on contemplative prayer by Fr William Fickel sss SHPC Oct 11-14
2015 Members of four Religious Congregations visit St Anne Kg Penampang Baru Papar for exhibition and fellowship (Year for Consecrated Life)

Oct 12

1983 Blessing of new St Pius X church & rectory by Bp Fung Bundu Tuhan

Oct 13

1994 Death of Sr Mary Stephen (Antonia) Steiner fmsj, 82, Blackburn England
Marriage Enrichment seminar Labuan Oct 13-16
2002 Dialogue session between education commission & Ranau educators

Oct 14

1996 OPS for DOPP core group Oct 14-25 BTRC
2016 9th Sandakan Diocesan Day Oct 14-15

Oct 15

1972 Inaugural AGM of Penampang youth
2001 Sr Bibianah Densia attends Regional Social Communication Commission meeting Oct 15-17 KL
2007 Episcopal ordination/installation of Fr Julius Gitom Sandakan
2015 Closing of 500th birth anniversary of St Teresa of Avila, Carmelite Chapel KK, presided by Msgr Primus Jouil

Oct 16

1973 Ovulation method seminar by Sr Madonna Purcell of Selangor in Tawau Oct 16-18
1979 Mass & group media seminar workshop by Fr Raymond Parent sj, Fr Jim Colligan mm, Fr Jerry Martinson sj & Nelson Abril, KK Seminary Oct 16-18
2016 Archdiocesan Migrant Sunday SHC

Oct 17

1977 Inaugural catechetical seminar conducted by PUSKAT Oct 17-23
1983 Catechetical seminar in Sandakan Oct 17-19
2015 Priestly ordination of Deacon Hilanus Simon by Bp Piong St Valentine Beaufort

Oct 18

1998 Dissolution of PAX Board of Directors by Bp Lee to make way for Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC), CDC
Inaugural Catholic spiritual development seminar Keningau Oct 18-19
2002 Prayer & word seminar by Fr Dominic Vas ocd of India, St Simon Likas Oct 18-20
2003 2nd KK diocesan women seminar: Women after the Heart of Jesus, SHPC

Oct 19

1986 Death of Stephen Yapp Man Siu of Tawau
1989 Formation of KK Diocesan Christian Family Life Commission w/ Anita Tunggolou as head
1991 Blessing of St Nicholas Chapel Kg Kaiduan Papar
1997 Inaugural KK catechetical gathering cum fellowship CDC
1998 Commissioning of 14 DPC members by Bp Lee Dontozidon

Oct 20

1895 Msgr Jackson resigns as Prefect Apostolic
1988 Death of catechists Matthew Hunggin of Bundu Kuala Penyu
2000 Jubilee of catechists, Sabandar Bay Resort Tuaran Oct 20-22
2002 Environmental awareness seminar for children SHPC

Oct 21

1988 17th PAX Assembly: Make my Word your Home BTRC Oct 21-24
2002 Entrance into OCDS novitiate officiated by Fr Dominic Vas

Oct 22

1940 Death of Fr Francis Dibona mhm
2016 Blessing of Mother of Mercy Catechetical Centre Papar by Abp Wong

Oct 23

1973 Fr S van Hasselt leaves Sabah for good
1978 Bp Fung moves into his residence (former FSP convent) at Mile 4, Jalan Penampang Lama
1995 Priestly ordination of Deacon Alex Jimsy Julius, 34, by Bp Lee, Terawi
2003 26th PAX Assembly: Formation & Dialogue for Pastoral Leaders, Oct 23-25 BTRC
2016 Abp Wong’s pastoral visit to Limbahau

Oct 24

1945 Prisoners of War return to Limbahau from Labuan after recuperating from their 3.5- year internment in Kuching
1971 Liturgy of the Word w/ communion service presided by Catechist Emmanuel Maluda in Inobong
1993 Sandakan Sunday School concert
1999 Faith & science seminar CDC
2003 PUKAT 6 Oct 24-26 KSFX
2015 Pauline Sisters conducts mission in Asap Belaga Miri Oct 24-Dec 3

Oct 25

1972 Formation of Keningau parish youth council
1974 Death of Fr Anthony Antonissen of cardiac arrest in Holland
1976 Blessing of St Paul Chapel Ulu Dusun by Bp Fung
2002 Forum Berjalan Bersama 2 Oct 25-27 BTRC

Oct 26

1990 Bp Lee & Msgr Piong testify at the trial of Borneo Mail editor on missing priest (Fr Ben Basintal)
1992 Joint 32nd conference of Teachers Christian Fellowship of Malaysia & Malaysian Nurses Christian Fellowship Oct 26-30 BTRC

Oct 27

1991 NFP seminar by Sr Dr Mary Wonga fmm & Ms Elizabeth Kirana CDC

Oct 28

1992 Formation of English Bible Study Committee in Sandakan

Oct 29

1993 Sandakan secondary school students camp Oct 29-Nov 2

Oct 30

1896 Death of Fr John Byron mhm
1994 Sandakan Sunday School children’s concert
2015 SHC marks 60 years of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena Devotion

Oct 31

1914 Death of Fr Albert Reyffert mhm
1972 Formation of CWL Sandakan
1992 Launching of Sandakan Children’s Litrugy of the Word
1993 Blessing of Church of Mary Immaculate by Bp Lee Bukit Padang
2003 Talks on Islam by Fr Tom Michel sj in various places Oct 31-Nov 10
2011 Apostolic Delegate Abp Leopoldo Girelli visits CAC
2018 25th anniversary of Blessing of Church of Mary Immaculate Bukit Padang.  Celebration on Oct 28.
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