KOTA KINABALU – The children concert enlivened the Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish Family Carnival held at the parish centre here on 25 June 2017.
It marked the end of the weeklong programme of activities marking the parish feast day starting June 19.
The children concert catered to kindergarten and primary school children and their families. The first part consisted of three action song and dance (in BM, English, Mandarin) whereby the parishioners were all invited to join the children in singing and dancing.
The second part showcased the talents of the participating children in singing, dancing, playing musical instruments either solo or as a group. There were almost 200 participants.
The gift for each participant was a red sling bag with the parish feast day logo printed on it, presented to them by Archbishop John Wong.
From 7 am to 2 pm, parishioners patronised the different food stalls operated by the various parish groups, ministries or communities of both the cathedral parish and its subparish of Church of Mary Immaculate Bukit Padang.
Father Joshua Liew officiated the blessing of the stalls followed by the sprinkling of holy water with Father Max Hontor.
Children had fun playing with the two inflatables located at the sides of the hall.
The youth had a needle threading game and a quiz on the seven sacraments, the ten commandments, the church hierarchical offices, and the 12 fruits of the Holy Spirit (CCC).
The senior parishioners had their coffee corner located on the right wing of the parish centre with free food from the parish. After donating his blood at the Blood Donation Campaign, Abp Wong took time to chat with the seniors from the first and second Masses.
Of course, grand prizes such as flat Panasonic tv screen, washing machine, bicycle, etc awaited the winners of the three sets of lucky draws. The flat tv screen was won by Somphon of CMI.