TAWAU – Sixty-one youth from three communities gathered for the DOCAT on 10 June 2018 at the house of James Joseph Kumanireng.
Initiated by Msgr Nicholas Ong, the gathering was organised by Franciscan Sister Julita Joseph and Seminarian Dafrin Diwol.
The attendees came from the Tinimungan KadazanDusun Murut Community (TUKAD), Filipino Pastoral Community (FPC), and the Indonesian Pastoral Community (KPI).
The visit was an effort to enlighten the youth on the Sandakan Diocesan Vision ie “A Christ-centred community serving one another with love.”
In his catechesis, Msgr Ong touched on family-related themes (articles 112, 114, 115, 117) as seen from the perspective of DOCAT, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) for youth.
He said God created people to live in community – in a family or in a religious institute. The family is the basic unit of society where one learns about human and Christian values.
This was followed by a lively Q&A session before it ended with a fellowship meal (potluck). – Sandakan Diocesan Blog