BUNDU TUHAN – 115 young adults converged at the Bundu Tuhan Retreat Centre Jul 11-13 for a Life in the Spirit Seminar (LSS), marking this 5th edition the largest participating group ever organized by the Sacred Heart Young Adults Prayer Group (SHYAPG). Continue reading
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
KOTA 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
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
Sunny Ng, signed on behalf of Syarikat Lintas Permai Enterprise of Sandakan, who was the successful bidder for the contract. Continue reading
SANDAKAN – 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
SANDAKAN – Eleven members of the Regional Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei convened at the Sandakan Diocesan Pastoral Centre for a three-day annual meeting from June 23-25. Continue reading
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
JOHOR 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
VATICAN 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