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40 parish staff attend EDP refresher course

The participants and organisers pose for remembrance after the half-day EDP refresher course, 3 July 2018, Catholic Archdiocesan Centre Penampang.

PENAMPANG – Forty parish staff attended an Electronic Data Processing (EDP) refresher course at the Catholic Archdiocesan Centre here on 3 July 2018.

The attendees came from 16 parishes and a sub-parish in the archdiocese.  Most of them are young and some work on a voluntary basis in their respective parishes.  Only two have attended a similar course some years before.

Gerard Chung, head of the Archdiocesan EDP Unit, facilitated the course, touching on keying in of data in four main areas of Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage, and Death.

He reminded them to send in the data by yearend to the Bishop’s Office which are collated to be sent to the Vatican by May the following year.  The data are also kept in the Archdiocesan Archives.

Chung introduced an interactive software programme “team viewer” which so far has only been used by Ranau parish.

Dominic Lim of the Archdiocesan Secretariat handled the Q&A session, mostly on challenges encountered in the parishes in the course of this work.

The course ended with lunch for all.

CAC staff attend fire drill

The staff listening to the speaker on the causes of fire in the home or workplace, 10 Jan 2018, CAC Penampang.

KOTA KINABALU – Over 20 staff members of the Catholic Archdiocesan Centre (CAC) Penampang attended a fire drill and demo on 10 Jan 2018 at their premises.

Three staff of the Penampang Fire Brigade came to enlighten the attendees on the common causes of fire breakouts in the home or in any building and what to do in case of a breakout.

They were also taught the importance of having arrow marks on the walls leading to an emergency exit in case of fire breakouts.

After the talk, they went outside for the demonstration on how to use the fire extinguisher – each attendee had a turn in using it.

90 pastoral workers attend annual pre-Christmas gathering

A section of the pastoral workers at the annual pre-Christmas gathering, 23 Dec 2017, Catholic Archdiocesan Centre Penampang.

PENAMPANG – Around 90 pastoral workers of Kota Kinabalu Archdiocese attended the annual pre-Christmas gathering at the Catholic Archdiocesan Centre (CAC) here on 23 Dec 2017.

The workers came from the CAC, Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish Office Karamunsing, Church of Mary Immaculate Bukit Padang, and St Paul Dontozidon.

In attendance also were Archbishop John Wong, Archbishop Emeritus John Lee, Father Paul Lo, Father Joshua Liew, Father Max Hontor, Father Charles Chiew of Keningau.

Activities included carol singing by groups (8 groups), a Christmas skit, a sharing based on the theme Agape  (or unconditional love) by Anne Lasimbang, exchange of gifts, a reflection on the theme by Abp Wong, cake-cutting by the clergy, and lunch.

The objective of the gathering is for the workers to get to know each other and to have fellowship together twice a year – Christmas and Easter.

CAC staff and aspirants undergo centring prayer experience

PENAMPANG – The staff and aspirants of the Kota Kinabalu Catholic Archdiocesan Centre (CAC) here underwent a refreshing centring prayer experience on 23 Nov 2017.

Guided by La Salle Brother Peter Foo who has been teaching this since 1981, the staff learnt about this ancient form of prayer: entering into silence where God speaks and heals.

They learnt to get in touch with their subconscious which is active in the first seven years of life, when most of the inner programmes are set, and how to slowly change their bad behaviours they have observed in themselves.

The objective of this form of prayer is to ultimately let God lead them to transformation but they must make time for it, 20 minutes being the optimum time for beginners, any time any place.

Two other ways they learnt were the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) – tapping the meridian points on one’s body – and the Ho’oponopono Mantra of Dr Ihaleakala Hew Len – healing others by healing oneself through repentance (I’m sorry), forgiveness (please forgive me), gratitude (thank you), and love (I love you).

The session ended with Br Foo promising to have a follow-up session after three months.

CAC staff gather for their second Kaamatan celebration

Juanita leads the sumazau dance, CAC, 26 May 2017.

PENAMPANG – The staff of Catholic Archdiocesan Centre (CAC) at Taman Hiburan here gathered for their second Kaamatan (Harvest Festival) gathering on 26 May 2017.

They had their inaugural celebration last year.

The 20 aspirants joined them at the Holy Mass presided by Father Wilfred Atin celebrated prior to the fellowship lunch and entertainment.

Archbishop John Wong joined them for lunch shortly after.

Some of the 20 aspirants left immediately after lunch for the Kaamatan holidays (May 30-31) while others would only leave in the next few days.

Many of the staff and aspirants belong to the Kadazandusun tribe and they enjoyed singing their popular harvest festival songs and dancing the sumazau.

They also had fun participating in the games organised for the occasion after lunch.

May-born staff and one aspirant were feted and there was a cake-cutting ceremony for them before lunch (mainly native dishes) was served.


Aspirants join in blood donation drive


PENAMPANG  – The aspirants of Kota Kinabalu Archdiocesan Formation House here joined in a blood donation drive at the Catholic Archdiocesan Centre (CAC) here on 22 Oct 2016.

The centre organised the drive as one of its Corporal Works of Mercy, with Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) staff in attendance. The half-day drive managed to collect 11 pints of blood that were donated to QEH blood bank. This was the second drive organised by CAC which also saw its director, Fr Wilfred Atin, donating blood that day.

CAC gathers for its first Mass of the year

PENAMPANG – Archdiocesan staff and the aspirants gathered for their first Mass and fellowship of the year on 31 March 2016.  Aspirant Director Fr Wilfred Atin presided over the Mass which saw the attendance of over 30 staff members and 16 aspirants at the Catholic Archdiocesan Centre (CAC) here.  It was held in conjunction with the Easter Season.  The Mass was followed by a fellowship lunch which was graced by the presence of 88-year-old retired priest Fr Aloysius Tung.  The Mass and fellowship meal are regular activities of CAC aimed to foster better personal and working relationships among the staff members since 2003.

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