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Parishioners mark assistant pastor’s anniversary with breakfast

A section of the parishioners standing solidly behind the honourees at the breakfast marking the fourth priestly anniversary of Father Max Hontor (front, 6th from L) and the 78th birthday of Sister Cecilia Liew fsic (on Fr Max’s right), Sacred Heart Cathedral parish canteen, 23 June 2018.

KOTA KINABALU – As customary, the Morning Massgoers of Sacred Heart Cathedral here marked their assistant pastor’s 4th priestly anniversary with breakfast on 23 June 2018.

Born in 1977, Father Maxmillianno Hontor (or Fr Max in short) was ordained priest on 15 June 2014.  After ordination he served in St John Tuaran before being sent to serve at the cathedral parish in 2016.

At the same time, the parishioners also celebrated the 78th birthday of Franciscan Sister Cecilia Liew, the head of the Morning Mass Choir, who was born in Tuaran on June 20.

Among those present were Archbishop John Wong, Father Paul Lo, and Father Jeffri Gumu (home for the semestral break).

Cathedral parish marks assistant pastor’s anniversary with a simple dinner

Family members join Fr Max to pose for the camera, SH canteen, 18 June 2017.

KOTA KINABALU – Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish marked its assistant pastor’s priestly anniversary with a simple dinner per request of the honouree on 18 June 2017.

Over 200 people turned up for Father Maxmillianno Hontor’s third priestly anniversary dinner at the parish canteen including members of his family.

It was organised by the social committee of the parish pastoral council.

In his welcoming remarks, Jason Joenoi, PPC chairman, explained that the event was held at the canteen at the request of Fr Max himself.

The occasion was graced by Archbishop John Wong, the other three assistant pastors – Fathers Rhobby Mojolou, Mitchelly Kiun and Joshua Liew – and Msgr Nicholas Ong of Sandakan Diocese.

In his brief speech, Fr Max thanked the organising committee and all those present for commemorating his anniversary.  He asked them to continue praying for him as they journey together as a parish family.

Born in 1977, the honouree was ordained priest on 15 June 2014 in Inanam by Abp Wong.  He is the second priest from Inanam; the first is Fr Patrick Erik Jerome who is serving at St Peter’s College Kuching.  In September this year, another son of Inanam, Deacon Leslie Bingkasan will be ordained a Jesuit priest at St Catherine Inanam.

 

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