Daily Archives:September 18th, 2017

Birthday celebration held in advance for two senior priests

A group photo to mark the 80th birthday of Fr Felix Chung (seated 5th from L) and 76th birthday of Fr Francis Tsen (seated 6th from R), Mayflower Restaurant Jalan Bundusan, 17 Sept 2017.

KOTA KINABALU – A birthday celebration was held in advance for two senior priests at a local restaurant here on 17 Sept 2017.

Around 90 people gathered for the dinner organised for Father Felix Chung’s 80th birthday (Sept 22) and Father Francis Tsen’s 76th birthday (Sept 20) at the Mayflower Restaurant Jalan Bundusan.

It was a simple but joyful occasion with Frank Tham and team rendering some spiritual songs as befitting the occasion.

Born in Papar in 1937, Fr Chung was ordained on 14 Dec 1969 at Stella Maris Tg Aru.  He has endeared himself to many parishioners by his availability to serve them in times of bereavement and by his generosity towards the poor in the rural areas.

Fr Tsen was born in Tuaran in 1941.  He was ordained three years earlier than Chung on 9 Jan 1966 at Sacred Heart Jesselton (now Kota Kinabalu).  His speciality is in Sacred Scriptures. He has been serving in Ranau since 2010.

SH parish HDC organises food carnival for migrant communities

A section of the Migrant Sunday Carnival, SHPC Basement Car Park KK, 17 Sept 2017.

KOTA KINABALU – The Sacred Heart Parish Human Development Committee (SHPHDC) organised a food carnival for the migrant communities here on 17 Sept 2017.

It was in conjunction with the parish celebration of Migrant Sunday.  However, the Mass will be celebrated on Oct 1 at 10:45 am.

Taking part in the 7 am – 2 pm carnival at the Sacred Heart Parish Centre Basement Carpark were members from the Filipino, Indonesian and Korean communities as well as from the Catholic Nurses Guild.

Among the activities were Bible Quiz for children and adults, messages for Archbishop Wong’s 7th episcopal anniversary (Oct 1), used clothing, handicrafts, and their national traditional food.

The day closed with a concert by the Nununkan community from 2 pm to 5 pm.

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