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Papar celebrates parish day with bazaar

Abp Wong, accompanied by Fr Thomas Yip, visits one of the stalls at the bazaar, 6 May 2018, St Joseph Papar.

PAPAR – Saint Joseph here celebrated its parish day with a bazaar on 6 May 2018.

Archbishop John Wong presided at the concelebrated Mass and administered the Sacrament of Confirmation on 117 candidates.

In his homily, the prelate touched on how Christ chose and accepted us as friends, and commissioned us to bear everlasting fruits through love, filling us with joy in the process.

Johnny Sitamin, parish pastoral council chairman, thanked the parishioners for their commitment, teamwork, and contributions in the various parish programmes and fundraising activities for the new Catholic Centre.

In his speech, Abp Wong urged the parishioners to look to St Joseph as a role model and to the Eucharist as the source of life and strength in their family life and in meeting challenges.

He then challenged the newly confirmed to read the Word of God, to receive the sacraments, to obey God’s commandments, and to share the Good News of Jesus with others.

Prior to the Mass, the prelate had a breakfast meeting with PPC members and listened to the reports of various committees and ministries. A video clip on the current programme on family, BEC and church tackling the issues of apathy, secularisation, and islamisation was screened.


After Mass, all adjourned to the parish hall for the certificate presentation to the confirmands and a light meal before visiting the various stalls set up at the Mother of Mercy open hall.

The bazaar was organised as part of the fundraising activities in aid of the Catholic Centre building project. – William Charles Mindus (SOCCOM Papar)

Putatan church holds fundraising bazaar

A section of the people who patronise the bazaar in aid of the Putatan church building fund, SHPC, 23 July 2017.

KOTA KINABALU –  St Catherine Laboure Putatan held its fundraising bazaar at the Sacred Heart Parish Centre here on 23 July 2017.

From 7 am to 3 pm throngs of people came to patronise over 80 stalls set up by volunteers who put in time, effort and energy, selling a wide variety of goods ranging from handicrafts to home-cooked food, used clothing, vegetables, flowers and plants, religious items, books, and toys.

The objective of the bazaar was to raise RM300,000.00 for the completion of the main church building sometime next year.

The chairman of the Steering Building Committee of St Catherine Laboure Putatan would like to convey his appreciation to Sacred Heart Cathedral for allowing them to use the parish centre for the bazaar, all donors for their kind generosity, participants of the bazaar, and those who support them.

Started in 2013, the estimated RM7.3mil four-storey building sits on a 0.8ha land donated by Catherine Moinin in Kampung Imbaan Putatan.

So far RM5.45 million has been raised from various sources. Out of the RM5.1 million raised, RM4.25 million had been spent for the construction.  The balance of RM1.2 million will be exhausted by the end of the year.

Forthcoming fundraisers include a golf tournament in August, raffle ticket sales, and a jogathon.

Further details can be obtained from Stephen Sondoh at 013-8658333. Anyone who wishes to contribute can do so by channelling donations through the appointed members or bank into their bank account at Maybank payable to “RTDKK St. Catherine Laboure Church.” The account number is 510189007514.

Bazaar overachieves target for St Catherine Laboure building project


The organisers of the bazaar at their post.

The organisers of the bazaar at their post.

KOTA KINABALU – The carnival bazaar organised by St Catherine Laboure fundraising committee,  held at Sacred Heart Parish Centre here on 4 Oct 2015, over-achieved their target of RM100,000. All proceeds would be channelled to the building fund of St Catherine’s Church.

The event saw more than thirty stalls being set up by over  a hundred volunteers who put in time, effort and energy, and selling a wide array of goods ranging from handicrafts to home-cooked food, used clothing, fruits, flower and plants, religious items, and entertainment.

Stephen Sondoh, chairman of the Steering Church Building Committee, put on record their gratitude for the support of Archbishop John Wong, Msgr Primus Jouil, parish priests, parishioners and volunteers for making this fundraising project viable.

The development cost of the St Catherine’s Church is estimated at RM7 million, and today almost RM4.1 million has been raised. The shortfall of RM2.9 million has yet to be met.

The progress of construction is currently at slightly over the mid-stage. Upon completion, it will house the following:
Level 1 – Historical display museum, mini auditorium, cafeteria, religious cum stationery bookshop
Level 2 – Meeting rooms, parish offices
Level 3 – Multipurpose hall
Level 4 – Catechetical centre
Level 5 – Church proper
Level 6 – Mezzanine floor

The Steering Building Committee seeks the generous support of sponsors and benefactors to enable the completion of the building of the church. Contribution of any amount can be channelled to the building fund bank account (Maybank), payable to RTDKK St Catherine Church Putatan, Account No. 510189007514. Contact persons: Stephen Sondoh @ 013-8658333, Dominic Chong @ 019-8959821, Geoffrey Jonik @ 013-8661540 – SCBC


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