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PFM calls on Sandakan prelate for Walk for Jesus 2017

Bishop Gitom (L) and the three PFM members pose for a shot, 25 May 2017, Sandakan.

SANDAKAN – Three members of Prison Fellowship Malaysia (PFM) Sandakan Chapter paid a courtesy call on Bishop Julius Dusin Gitom at his office here on 25 May 2017.

Rev Amos Eng, Cecilia Kimin and Joseph Lee dropped by St Mary’s Cathedral Sandakan to officially invite the prelate to be a guest of honour at PFM’s ‘Walk For Jesus (WFJ) 2017’ event on Aug 27.

Besides presenting the invitation letter and WFJ t-shirt, the trio also sat down to talk about ongoing issues related to the city, state and country that concerned the Christian community as a whole.

The bishop shared his thoughts concerning those issues and agreed that the Christian community should now, more than ever, come together to pray in unity.

Although the bishop is unable to attend the WFJ due to other prior commitments, he is fully supportive of the event and PFM’s fundraising efforts through the sale of WFJ t-shirts as well as the circulation of donation cards among the members of the Catholic Church. –newsupdatedospo.blogspot.com

Philippine Consul pays Sandakan Diocesan Head a courtesy call

Philippine Consul Herrera (seated L) poses with Bp Julius (seated R) and the other members for the camera, Sandakan DPC, 10 Feb 2017.

SANDAKAN – Philippine Consul John Francis Herrera paid a courtesy call on Bishop Julius Gitom on 10 Feb 2017 at his office at the Diocesan Pastoral Centre here.

He was joined by Eva Siruno, Director of Family Life, Josephine del Rosario, Chairlady of the Filipino Pastoral Community (FPC) and FPC members Elizabeth de Guzman, Expedito Rosales and Lydia Rosales.

During the courtesy call, Consul Francis thanked Bishop Julius for the opportunity to meet him and informed him about the Philippine Embassy’s consular mission in Sandakan, Feb 7-17.

The Consul also updated Bishop Julius on the case of two Filipinas who recently sought treatment at the Duchess of Kent Hospital and were referred to the Philippine Embassy by their families and friends for further assistance.

The Consul also informed the bishop that the embassy was earlier given an invitation to send a speaker to the AMOS-3 Programme, which is organised by the Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu, in collaboration with the dioceses of Sandakan and Keningau, on the topic “Migrating Safely, Legally and with Dignity”. The migration programme has been set for Sep 21-23 in Sandakan

A dinner with “kababayans” (a Filipino word meaning fellow countrymen) was hosted later in the evening at Keranamu Restaurant by the Hon Philippine Ambassador J Eduardo Malaya. Josephine Del Rosario and Elizabeth de Guzman received tokens of appreciation from Ambassador Malaya for their efforts in assisting distressed Filipinos in Sandakan.- Evelyn Siruno

Boys’ Brigade officers pay a courtesy call on Bishop Julius

Neil Mah briefed the prelate on the development of the Boys’ Brigade in Sabah and explored on opportunities to establish the movement in the diocese.

The Boys’ Brigade focuses on the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom among members and the promotion of habits of obedience, reverence, self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian character.

Captain Neil Mah is a full-time officer of the BB of Kota Kinabalu Division and the Captain of the 11th Kota Kinabalu Company. Lieutenant Godfrey Moey is attached to the 4th Kota Kinabalu Company while Warrant Officer Peter Ng is with the 1st Sandakan Company.

The three officers are in town to attend the two-day 14th Boys’ Brigade Sabah State Council Annual General Meeting starting on 8 Jan 2016. – DOSPO

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