Daily Archives:September 17th, 2017

KK Archdiocese marks 20th anniversary of Vision-Mission launching quietly

A screenshot of the video marking the 20th anniversary of the launching of the Archdiocesan Vision and Mission, 16 Sept 2017, SHC.

KOTA KINABALU – The Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu marked the 20th anniversary of the launching of its Vision and Mission quietly over the weekend of 16-17 Sept 2017.

A 9-minute video was produced by the Archdiocesan Social Communications Commission to commemorate the event for screening at the end of the weekend Masses.

The Vision and Mission chart the pastoral direction for the Local Church. This Vision and Mission are part of the Diocesan Organisational Pastoral Plan (DOPP) which was launched by Bishop John Lee at the Sacred Heart Cathedral on 16 Sept 1997.

The Vision speaks of the ideal Church the archdiocese wants to be – a caring communion of Christ-centred communities journeying together in faith, hope and love, empowered by the Holy Spirit in the evangelising mission of building the Kingdom of God.

The Mission (Archdiocesan Prayer recited on Sundays) speaks of the steps that the people must take to achieve the Vision:

  • an on-going personal and communal renewal;
  • a life of prayer nourished by the sacraments;
  • living the Word of God, guided by the teachings of the Church;
  • unity in communities, respecting the values of the other faiths;
  • responsible stewardship of the environment, as well as;
  • promotion of justice and peace.

SH Divine Mercy Apostolate celebrates 10 years of ministry

KOTA KINABALU – The Sacred Heart Divine Mercy Apostolate celebrated 10 years of ministry at the Sacred Heart Cathedral here on 16 Sept 2017.

Msgr Primus Jouil, vicar general, celebrated the thanksgiving Mass.  He gave permission to the establishment of the apostolate when he was the pastor of the cathedral ten years ago.

Over 400 devotees including those from the nearby parishes turned up for the event.

After the Mass, all adjourned to the parish centre for a fellowship programme.

A video detailing the ministry’s growth, development and outreach programmes was screened with video messages from Father Ronnie Luni of Membakut, Father Nicholas Stephen of Ranau, and Father Thomas Ambuttukuzhiyil of Kerala.

After the video show, Henry Liew, coordinator of the DM Apostolate, briefed the devotees on its growth and development, from a group of seven to around 7000 members statewide today.

Tokens of appreciation were presented to several couples and individuals who have helped in spreading the message of the Divine Mercy.

Lunch was then served followed by a short programme of entertainment.

KK cathedral parish celebrates Malaysia Day with Mass and flag-raising ceremony

Flag-raising ceremony after the Mass, SHC grounds, 16 Sept 2017.

KOTA KINABALU – Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish here celebrated 54th Malaysia Day with Mass and flag-raising ceremony on 16 Sept 2017.  Archbishop John Wong presided at the BM Mass, concelebrated with Father Max Hontor.  The Malaysian bishops’ message to “build bridges of peace, unity, and harmony between people of all races and religions” was read out in BM by Fr Hontor in lieu of the homily.  After Mass, all adjourned outside for the flag-raising ceremony.  The national flag was raised when the national anthem (Negaraku) was sung followed by the raising of the state and parish flags simultaneously when the Sabah Tanah Airku (state anthem) was sung.

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