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St Simon Likas marks parish feast day with launching of fundraising for Catholic Centre

The confirmands and first communicants pose with the concelebrants and their teachers, 29 Oct 2017, St Simon Likas.

LIKAS – St Simon’s Church here marked its 33rd anniversary with the launching of the fundraising for the Catholic Centre on 29 Oct 2017.

The occasion was the pastoral visit of Archbishop John Wong on its patronal feast day – St Simon the Zealot, Apostle and Martyr.

Concelebrating the Mass with Abp Wong were Archbishop Emeritus John Lee and Father Cosmas Lee, the rector.

As in past years, the prelate administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to 29 candidates and First Eucharist to 31 children.

To the confirmands (rite of passage to spiritual adulthood), Abp Wong warned them of three enemies they have encountered and will encounter: lack of self-acceptance, worldliness (greed for worldly possessions), and temptation to do evil.

After Mass, all adjourned to the parish hall for the reception and the launching of the fundraising for the Catholic Centre.

Instead of the usual speech, Fr Lee explained the need for a new Catholic Centre, which he said was not a new idea but one that was mooted 20 years ago.

The parish has been tasked to contribute about half a million Ringgit toward the building project which will be sited at the former Shan Tao Primary School at Jalan Sang Kancil 3 near the Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Fr Lee said there will be three fundraisers: food fair/bazaar on Feb 4, a monthly third collection and personal pledges.

However, he reminded the parishioners that part of the proceeds from any common fundraisers will go toward the building projects of the two schools under the parish: St James Primary School Hall (20%) and an IT block for SM Shan Tao (30%).

In his brief address before he declared the fundraising launch, Abp Wong urged the parents of the first communicants to help them “fall in love” with Jesus so that they will become his disciples and be sent by him to others.

LJCCC welcome 18 new members on its 33rd anniversary

ljccc new members 2016KOTA KINABALU – The Light of Jesus Christ Covenant Community welcomed 18 new members as it celebrated its 33rd anniversary at the Sacred Heart Parish Centre here on 7 August 2016.

Twelve, including nine young adults, took their pledges as associate members, two as underway members and two couples with young children as full members.  After taking their pledges, they signed the documents, witnessed by the elders.

This event, said presiding elder Anthony Lim, gave much joy to the three-language community.  More so when the young adults “filled the gap” between the older members and the young children.

After the intake of new members, Archbishop John Wong briefed the community on the Jubilee Year of Mercy before leading them to enter the Holy Door at Sacred Heart Cathedral.  The prelate presided at the Mass concelebrated with Fr Joshua Liew.  In his homily, the prelate congratulated the community on their anniversary and urged them to continue with their good works.

After the Mass, Lim announced the appointment of five new elders: Bernard Liew, Dr Jeffrey Soon, Hector Jintoni, James Saliun and Michael Dony.  Retired elders Joseph Chee (1983-2014) and wife Christina; Maurice Santani (1984-2016) and wife Mary; Anthony Yen (1984-2008) and wife Francisca were given plaques of appreciation by the archbishop for their services rendered to the community during their terms of service.

Then all adjourned to the Sacred Heart Parish Hall for a fellowship meal.

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