Daily Archives:January 21st, 2018

KK prelate marks 19th priestly anniversary quietly

Abp Wong gestures as he recalls his ordination 19 years ago at the potluck gathering  at the Sacred Heart Parish Centre Karamunsing, 20 Jan 2018.

KOTA KINABALU – Archbishop John Wong marked his 19th priestly anniversary with a quiet potluck dinner with his parish collaborators at the Sacred Heart Parish Centre here on 20 Jan 2018.

Recalling the event 19 years ago on Jan 21 in Sandakan, he said that he was given a basket of scrolls which he was told to open in times of trial and difficulty.  Having been a recipient of God’s grace and mercy, he said, he has never done so in the past 19 years!

He thanked the over 40 parish pastoral councillors (and spouses) of both Sacred Heart Cathedral (SHC) and Church of Mary Immaculate (CMI) for their presence and asked for their prayers that he would be empowered to seek the will of God and do what is pleasing to the Lord (his resolution for the new year).  Not just him but also all the priests.

On hand to lend their support were Archbishop Emeritus John Lee and Father Max Hontor who said the prayer before meal.

CMI inaugurates monthly Holy Hour

A section of the adorers before the exposed Blessed Sacrament, 18 Jan 2018, CMI.

BUKIT PADANG – The Church of Mary Immaculate (CMI) here inaugurated its monthly Holy Hour on 18 Jan 2018.

Mooted by Father Paul Lo at the last 2017 liturgical meeting of the sub-parish and approved by parish priest Archbishop John Wong, it was carried through at 8 pm on Thursday, Jan 18.

Over a hundred faithful gathered for the devotion which ended with Benediction by Fr Lo.

The Holy Hour is the practice of spending an hour in Eucharistic adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.  A plenary indulgence is granted for this practice.

In many churches, it is done on Thursdays to commemorate the institution of the Eucharist by Jesus at the Last Supper.

In CMI, it is on every third Thursday (subject to change) of the month from 8 pm – 9 pm.  All are welcome to join in the devotion.

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