Aug 20

‘Holy Land’ at your doorstep

TAWAU – In conjunction with Bible Sunday, Holy Trinity Parish Tawau held a parish-level biblical event called  “A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.“

More than 400 parishioners participated in this half-day momentous event which was jointly organized by the Parish Bible Apostolate in collaboration with other ministries. It was conducted at the Parish Hall compound beginning from 8.30 am to 12.00 noon.

The journey began with a  presentation of slide show on Holy Land in three languages, each at different time. After viewing the slides, each participant would get their passport chopped at the various stations. Groups were then assigned to these stations to recreate the setting of holy places most frequented by pilgrims as in Jerusalem. Participants would be awarded a certificate upon completion of the journey. Continue reading

Aug 20

Fellowship of Malaysian Covenant Communities

IMG_2204KOTA KINABALU (CS) – 170 participants converged for the Fellowship of Malaysian Covenant Community gathering at Kota Kinabalu Jul 4-6, making it the largest participation since its inception two years ago.

Archbishop John Wong graced the FMCC Fellowship gathering with the Opening Eucharist and participated in the welcoming dinner on the first night, Jul 4. Continue reading

Aug 20

All baptized Catholics are the light for Christ

Baptized RCBINTULU – Some 300 members of the Home Cell Groups attended a one-day recollection at Parkcity Everly Hotel Jul 5 to refresh themselves.

This was the 7th recollection and was conducted by Fr John Chia, from Limbang. He was assisted by Fr Michael Sia from Bintulu.

The theme chosen “I will make you the light”  was taken from Prophet Isaiah 49:6. Continue reading

Aug 20

Rediscover power through the Holy Spirit

DSC03378aSANDAKAN – The Star of Yahweh Covenant Community (SYCC) conducted a 3-day Life in the Spirit Seminar (LSS) at St Mary’s Cathedral Jun 25-28.  The seminar was open to all parishioners who are seeking for a personal renewal to deepen their relationship with Christ,  and who wish to become a part of a community where they could be supported in their Christian life. Continue reading

Aug 20

94th Plenary Session of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference

DSC_6927JOHOR BAHRU -  The  94th  Plenary  Session  of  the  Catholic  Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore  and  Brunei (CBCMSB)  began  July  7–11  at  Majodi  Centre, Plentong.

All the 11 Arch/bishops in the region were present. Also  present  were  Archbishop-elect  Julian Leow of  Kuala  Lumpur, Archbishop  Emeritus  Murphy  Pakiam  (Kuala  Lumpur) and  Bishop  Emeritus  James  Chan (Melaka-Johor). Continue reading

Aug 20

Called to missionary conversion

DSC_6927bJOHOR BAHRU -  In his address to the  Arch/bishops  at  the  opening  session of the 94th  Plenary  Session  of  the  Catholic  Bishops’  Conference of  Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei (CBCMSB) which took  place  at  Majodi  Centre, Plentong, from  July  7 – 11,  Apostolic  Nuncio  to  Malaysia, Archbishop  Marino said  he  was  delighted  to  acknowledge  the  presence  of  Fr  Julian  Leow  Beng  Kim  whom  Pope  Francis  appointed  as  Archbishop  of  Kuala  Lumpur  on  Jul  3.

He  called  on  the  CBC  to  welcome  him  and  embrace  him  as  a  true  brother  as  he  carries  out  his  ministry  in  the  enormous  vineyard  of  the  Lord, now  entrusted  to  him  by  the  Pope. Continue reading

Aug 20

Presentation of the Instrumentum Laboris for the next Synod Assembly in October 2014

Three_Generation_Family_Credit_Jack_Hollingsworth_Getty_Images_June_13_CNA_jpgVATICAN CITY, Jun 26, 2014 (VIS) – A press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office this morning to present the Instrumentum Laboris of the 3rd Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (5-19 October 2014) which will focus on “pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelisation”. The speakers were Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops; Cardinal Peter Erdo, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary, and relator general of the 3rd Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops; Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois, archbishop of Paris, France and delegate president; Archbishop Bruno Forte of Chieti-Vasto, Italy, and special secretary, and Professors Francesco Miano and Pina De Simone. Continue reading