Pastoral staff, volunteers, and aspirants gather to celebrate the risen Lord

The clergy, staff, volunteers, aspirants pose for remembrance in front of the Sacred Heart Parish Centre Karamunsing after Mass, 17 Apr 2018.

KOTA KINABALU – Over 90 pastoral staff, volunteers, and aspirants gathered to celebrate the Risen Lord at the Sacred Heart Cathedral premises on 17 Apr 2018.

The staff came from Catholic Archdiocesan Centre Penampang, Cathedral Parish staff, Church of Mary Immaculate Bukit Padang, the aspirants, and their English teachers.

Archbishop John Wong presided at the Mass held at the cathedral chapel.  Joining him at the altar were the two assistant pastors, Fathers Max Hontor and Joshua Liew.  Deacon Russell Lawrine was on hand to assist at the altar.

In his homily, Abp Wong exhorted those present to reflect on how they celebrate Easter and the reason for doing so.

After Mass, all adjourned to the parish hall for the fellowship.  Aside from a sumptious lunch, there were games and dances.  Joining them for the fellowship was assistant pastor Father Paul Lo.

The event concluded with a prayer-blessing by the archbishop.

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