PAPAR – St Kenneth Kelatuan here organised a two-day children’s camp on 25-26 Nov 2017 to mark the end of the Sunday School year.
Around 160 children aged 7-12 years joined the camp including those from Kimanis and Nagapas areas.
Father Rayner Bisius celebrated the opening Mass which was also attended by lay leaders, parents and the church community.
Instead of the usual homily, the pastor interviewed some of the participants with quizzes such as their feelings coming to this camp, on the importance of praying for the dead and the theme of the children camp – Christ, Our Joy!
Sister Juanah Saliun and team facilitated many workshop-based activities based on Sayang Yesus, Sayang Keluargaku!
A movie entitled Our Lady of Fatima was screened, and the day concluded with a bonfire singalong.
On the second and final day Sr Juanah facilitated another workshop followed by group sharing.
The rosary was recited before the closing Mass.
Some of the boys and girls shared their experiences of meeting new friends and hoped that the next camp would be much longer.
In his closing remarks, the pastor congratulated the organisers of the inaugural programme and expressed his hope that other similar programmes can be organised. – William Charles Mindus, SOCCOM Papar-Limbahau