Daily Archives:August 15th, 2018

Tawau lass returns to serve as local superior for the third time

Sr Maggie (2nd from L) replaces Sr Christine Sundin (4th from L) as superior of the Daughters of St Paul Kota Kinabalu for term 2018-2021.  The other sisters are Sr Laura Angie (L), Sr Jennifer (3rd from L), Postulang Aemy Soo and Postulant Laurin Devi (partially hidden) in a photo taken on the occasion of Sr Laura’s final profession in Tambunan in 2016.

KOTA KINABALU – Tawau lass Sister Magdalene Chong returns to serve as local superior of the Daughters of St Paul here for the third time.

Sr Maggie – as she is fondly known as – was appointed to head the local community by Provincial Superior Sister Delia Abian on 15 Aug 2018.

Born in Tawau in 1956, Sr Maggie entered the Daughters of St Paul in Petaling Jaya in 1979.  A year later she went to the Philippines for her formation.  She made her first profession in 1984 and took her final vows in 1990.

She served as superior in the KK community from 2001-2004 and from 2004-2006.  She was assigned to Petaling Jaya after 22 years in Sabah in July 2017 but has now been recalled to Sabah to serve as superior for a third term 2018-2021.

Telupid youth organise second night of praise concert

The organisers pose for the camera after the youth concert, 27 July 2018, St Martin Parish Hall Telupid.

TELUPID – The youth of St Martin here organised a second night of praise concert at the parish hall on 27 July 2018.

It was organised jointly with the Telupid Event Management after two years of the inaugural concert.

Around 300 people attended the event including Father Jasery Gabuk,  Father Stanley Matakim,  parents, the Infinite Worship Band, and youth from other denominations.

It began with a welcoming address from organising chairperson Fettwinda Sipaan who thanked all those who came in support of the event.

In his turn, Fr Stanley urged those present to support the youth in all their activities before saying the opening prayer.

The concert was divided into First Wave (five songs) and Second Wave (seven songs) led by Infinite Worship Band of Kuala Penyu.

The objective of the concert was to invite the youth to be actively involved in church ministry and activities with the support of their parents.

The youth were given time before the concert proper to practise the different musical instruments and to sing the various songs of praise.

The event closed with a prayer-blessing from Fr Jasery who said he was delighted with the turnout of the concert.

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