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1907 Arrival of Fr John Unterberger from London
1921 Opening of Membakut Mission by Fr Arnold Verhoeven
1961 Death of Fr Henry van Heyden at Hal Belgium
1970 Formation of Young Christian Workers (YCW) movement in Sabah
1972 Maria Nobleza takes over from Patricia Maluda as editor of CS
Formation of CWL Tawau
1984 Visit of Jim Campion, news editor of UCAN
1999 Death of Fr Georg Saraber mhm

Sept 1

1895 Death of Fr Bernard Kurz mhm
1966 Immigration policy that no PR be given to foreign missionaries in Sabah takes effect
1969 Formation of Membakut Parish Council
1970 Fr Peter Chung Hoan Ting appointed Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic
1983 Fr John Lee takes up appointment as Vicar General
1989 Launching of Diocesan Eucharistic Congress
1997 Priestly ordination of Deacon Simon Kontou by Bp Lee
2017 Priestly ordination of Deacon Leslie J Bingkasan SJ by Abp Wong, St Catherine Inanam
2017 Transfer of Fr Mitchelly Kiun from SHCKK to St Catherine Inanam and Fr Paul Lo from Inanam to SHCKK

Sept 2

1978 7th PAX Assembly SHPH Sept 2-4
1983 Death of Fr John Leo Quinn, 82, Freshfield England

Sept 3

1984 Death of Stanley E Augustine
1993 Seminar on Church social teachings by Br Anthony Rogers fsc CDC Sept 3-5
1996 1st professions of FSIC Novices Mary Wong, Regina Kuming, Catherine Francis, Florence Nemesius, Anita James, officiated by Msgr Jouil, Loreto Convent
2017 Start of 1st Sunday third collection for new Catholic Centre building project in the archdiocese

Sept 4

1855 Erection of Prefecture Apostolic of Labuan and Borneo by Pope Pius IX with Don Carlos Cuarteron as Prefect Apostolic
1976 OLPH novena devotion starts in Tawau
1992 Marriage enrichment experience conducted by Fr John Ha of Kuching in Sandakan Sept 4-6
1998 PUKAT 4 Kaingaran Sept 4-7
1999 Inaugural Keningau Diocesan youth camp Toboh Tambunan Sept 4-8
3rd East Malaysian Catholic Women Conference Sibu Sept 4-10
2003 Death of Tan Sri Datuk Panglima Benedict Stephens, 77, SMC Likas
2003 CMI hosts parish-level Migrant Sunday
2017 Death of Fr Fundes Motiung, 51

Sept 5

1973 Death of Fr Thomas Delaney mhm
1976 Death of Rt Rev Anthony Galvin mhm
1989 Death of Dunstan Dumpangol of Keningau
1993 Children’s Bible Quiz Sandakan
Blessing of St Augustine Kinarut by Bp Lee
2000 Jubilee of Youth Sept 5-9 SHC

Sept 6

1906 Death of Fr Cornelius de Vette mhm
1987 Silver jubilee of St Peter Claver Ranau
1995 Visit of Apostolic Delegate Abp Luigi Bressan Sept 6-16
1999 Inaugural MYTC Charity Golf Tournament Sabah Golf & Country Club
2003 Study day on Global Migration by Br Anthony Rogers fsc CDC

Sept 7

1980 Formation of 1st neo-catechumenal community in Sabah under Fr Chi SHC
1982 Introduction of RCIA to SHC
2002 Liturgical seminar for Penampang Zone 1 (Babagon) Sept 7-8
2003 Final professions of PKarm Srs Maxmilliane (Ivy) Soon & Mary Eugenia William at Kaingaran officiated by Bp Piong
2015 Diaconal ordination of Joshua Liew Chi Khiong by Abp Wong SHC

Sept 8

1950 Formation of “Our Lady Help of Christians” Praesidium St Michael Penampang by Fr Desmond McLindon mhm
1988 Priestly ordination of Deacon Martin Wong by Bp Lee in Tawau
1995 Golden jubilee of Br Charles O’Leary fsc
2000 Golden jubilee of Legion of Mary in Sabah

Sept 9

1946 FSIC novitiate house established on slope of Carmel Hill
1990 Fr Denis Allen of Hobart Australia celebrates Sunday Mass at FSP Convent
1995 Priestly ordination of Deacon Paul Mikin by Bp Piong KSFX Keningau
1998 10th KK Diocesan youth festival Sandakan Sept 9-13
1999 4th KK Diocesan youth consultation BTRC
2001 FSIC bazaar in aid of Pace Bene building fund
2003 Centering prayer retreat facilitated by Br Peter Foo fsc Sept 9-10
2017 Solemn profession of OFM Friars Aiden Peter Jr & Cruzender Alex officiated by Abp Wong, SHC

Sept 10

1982 BM/KD bible seminar for Limbahau parish councillors
1983 Sabah chief commissioner of scouts Sam Lourdes receives “datukship” from TYT Tun Mohd Adnan Robert
1987 Seminar for Sunday school teachers CDC
2017 Groundbreaking ceremony for Tadika Kasih Bonda Ranau by Abp Wong. Pastors : Fr Nicholas Stephen, Fr Francis Tsen.

Sept 11

1992 20th PAX Assembly: Behold, I make all things new BTRC Sept 11-13
1999 4th Sabah CCR conference KDCA
2010 Death of Fr Tobias Chi Shu Chang
2016 FSIC holds fundraising bazaar SHPC

Sept 12

1980 Death of Fr John Clementi mhm, 63, in Lahad Datu
1984 Blessing of BTRC by Bp Fung
1992 Bishop Lee receives “datukship” from TYT Tun Haji Mohd Said Keruak
1998 22 CWL members attend Women Federation of World Peace Conference Beach Hotel Tg Aru Sept 12-13
2003 2nd weekend experience organized by diocesan aspirants CDC Sept 12-14
200 choirs take part in Keningau Choral Festival KSFX Sept 12-14
Christian Life Programme (CLP) conducted by CFC Sept 12-14 sponsored by SH Filipino Community
 2016 Clergy Annual Retreat BTRC Sept 12-16
CFC-HOLD 7th Echo Conference SHPC
CMI Children’s Camp

Sept 13

1991 Blessing of 4-storey wing of BTRC by Bp Lee
19th PAX Assembly: We are a Eucharistic People BTRC Sept 13-16

Sept 14

1977 Clergy picnic on Pulau Sapi
1990 Frs T Makajil, B Anthonius & D Sham attend 2nd worldwide retreat for priests in Rome Sept 14-18
1992 11th PAX Youth Assembly Sept 14-17 BTRC
1995 23rd PAX Assembly: Church & Evangelisation facilitated by Frs Manny Guazon & Gerry Tapiador of the Philippines in the presence of Abp Luigi Bressan Sept 14-17
2001 25th PAX Assembly: Launching of Diocesan Silver Jubilee (SJD) w/ historical exhbibition Sept 14-17 BTRC
PUKAT 5 KSFX Keningau Sept 14-16
2002 Opening of SJD exhibition at SHPC by Apostolic Delegate Abp Adriano Bernardini & Bp Lee

Sept 15

1945 Fr Arnold Verhoeven appointed Administrator of the Prefecture Apostolic of Northern Borneo
1977 6th PAX Assembly Sept 15-16 SHPH
1978 Inaugural BM youth camp in Keningau Sept 15-17
1984 1st profession of Canossian Novice Flora Jingulam of Penampang in Singapore
1987 Seminar for Keningau Chinese community by Fr Felix Chung Sept 15-16
1988 8th PAX youth assembly Sept 15-18
1994 22nd PAX Assembly: One Diocese One Family One Mission: Planning & Pastoring Together facilitated by Fr Peter Kim sj Sept 15-18
1996 Groundbreaking ceremony of Ladies Hostel Kg Binaong Keningau
2002 Abp Bernardini meets 144 parish delegates SHPC
15 people receive “Anugerah Pelayan Setia” (Faithful Servant Award) from Bp Lee during SJD Dinner, Sutera Magellan Resort & Spa KK
2003 Media talk by Augustine Loorthusamy SHPC
2016 Youth Jubilee of Mercy, St Simon Educational Complex Likas Sept 15-17

Sept 16

1972 Visit of Secretary-General Abp Sergio Pignedoli of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples Sept 16-18
1982 Bp Fung receives “datukship” from TYT Tun Datuk Haji Mohd Adnan Robert
1989 Fr Francis Tsen receives ASDK Award from TYT Tun Dtk Hj Mohd Said Keruak
1990 Br Charles O’Leary fsc, OKK Victor Awit & Thasius Joeman receive “datukship” from TYT Tun Dtk Hj Mohd Said Keruak while Fr T Makajil and Albert Thien receive ASDK Award
1993 Fr John Tsung receives ASDK Award from TYT Tun Dtk Hj Mohd Said Keruak
1995 Fr Aloysius Tung receives ADK Award from TYT Tun Dtk Seri Panglima Hj Sakaran bin Dandai
1996 Bp Piong receives “datukship” from TYT Tun Dtk Seri Panglima Hj Sakaran bin Dandai
1997 Joseph Leong receives “datukship” from TYT Tun Dtk Seri Panglima Hj Sakaran bin Dandai while John Ng receives ASDK Award
Launching of DOPP at SHC
2002 Concluding SJD Eucharistic Celebration SHPC
2003 Priestly ordination of Deacon Francis Dakun by Bp Piong Toboh Tambunan
2004 Priestly ordination of Deacon Jasey Gabuk by Bp Lee
2009 Priestly ordination of Deacon Rayner Bisius by Abp Lee

Sept 17

2001 Launching of KK SJD Poster/Logo by Bp Lee BTRC
2007 Death of Br John Hoekstra mhm

Sept 18

2016 SHC organises Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration SHPC

Sept 19

1983 Seminar for YS-ITM students KK Seminary Sept 19-21
1993 Fr Pierre Barthoulot mep (former rector of Singapore Minor seminary) celebrates golden jubilee with his former students SHC
1995 Course on challenges facing religious in Asia Today Sept 19-20 CDC
2003 Death of Sr Mary Joseph (Helen) Yong ocd, 83
2016 3rd Sabah Women Conference Sandakan Sept 19-23

Sept 20

1977 Death of Fr John Baptist Yong Li Chong
1981 Labuan youth Mass
1985 Inaugural young singles camp conducted by LJCCC, BTRC Sept 20-22

Sept 21

1987 Natural Family Planning talks by Sr Rosalind Chan fmm at SHPH
2002 Dialogue session between Education Commission & Kudat educators
2003 Environmental talks by Fr Nicholas Ong & Dr Beth Baikan SHPC
2009 Priestly ordination of Deacon Isidore Gilbert Gondilou by Abp Lee

Sept 22

1972 Bp Chung appoints Fr Thomas Sham as vicar general
1974 Priestly ordination of Deacon Lucas Ho CSsR of Labuan in Singapore
1987 Seven Secular Franciscans make final profession while seven make first profession before Bp Lee SHC
Natural Family Planning by Sr Rosalind Chan fmm in Penampang
1991 Children’s Liturgy of the World starts in SHC
1995 BM course on lay participation in Church’s mission Sept 22-24 BTRC

Sept 23

1983 Blessing of new La Salle School Hall Tg Aru by Bp Fung
2016 Death of first Sabahan Jesuit Fr Peter Kim Se Mang sj, Petaling Jaya
2018 Penang hosts Malaysian Bishops Conference Sept 23-26

Sept 24

1947 Sacred Heart [Primary] School registers formally with Education Dept
1982 Seminar for parents Tg Aru Sept 24-25
1998 Release of Bp Lee’s pastoral letter on “La Nina”
2016 Jubilee for Catechists. 327 catechists receive certificates of appreciation from Abp Wong.

Sept 25

1971 Formation of Papar Central Youth Council under Fr Goedhart
1976 5th PAX Assembly Sept 25-26 KK Seminary
1992 CWL Diocesan Coordinating Committee upgraded to a commission
1993 Death of Fr John Tsung Huae Jang
1997 Formation of KK catechetical commission team

Sept 26

1954 Priestly ordination of Deacon Peter Chung Hoan Ting in Kuching
1972 Formation of CWL Tawau
1988 Formation of LJCCC Kadazan Unit
1993 Silver jubilee of CWL Tg Aru

Sept 27

1925 Death of Fr Francis Duxneuner mhm
1986 Seminar for Tawau Chinese-speaking Sunday School teachers by Stella Yong Sept 27-28

Sept 28

1985 Blessing of new SFX Primary School Keningau by Fr William vd Salm mhm

Sept 29

1881 Fr Daniel Kilty settles in Papar while Msgr Jackson settles in Labuan
1975 Fr Simon Fung of Sandakan appointed by Pope Paul VI as Vicar Apostolic
1983 Silver jubilee of Sr M Michael fsic
1994 Keningau catechists conference Sept 29 – Oct 1 KSFX

Sept 30

2018 Penampang hosts Archdiocesan World Migrant Day
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