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La Salle Alumni marks 60 years of La Salle presence at annual dinner

L-R: GOH Anthony John Wong, Alumni president Herman Yee, Alumni patron Brother Justin Mobilik, La Salle Board of Governors chairman Ho Kin Wong cutting the 60th anniversary cake, 18 Aug 2018, Hakka Hall Tg Lipat, witnessed by other alumni committee members, donors and organising chairman Kapitan Li Su Fook.

KOTA KINABALU – The Alumni of La Salle and Sacred Heart marked 60 years of  La Salle Brothers’ presence in Sabah at their 57th annual dinner on 18 August 2018 at the Port View Palace Hall (Hakka Hall) Tanjung Lipat here with the theme Achieving our Dreams Together – Animo La Salle.

In his message, Guest of Honour Anthony John Wong said: “Tonight we are not only having our annual dinner, but are also celebrating and commemorating 60 years since the La Salle Brothers took over the running of the Sacred Heart Secondary School from the Mill Hill Missionaries.”

He noted that among those who came were some former Sacred Heart teachers and some of the first La Salle 1958 Form Five students – of whom he was one.

In his turn, Brother Justin Mobilik, patron of the alumni association, lauded the alumni members’ spirit of collaboration.  “Achieving dreams together is still working because of the [Lasallian] spirit…The spirit must live on,” he said.

Meanwhile, alumni president Herman Yee added a backgrounder in his speech.  He touched on the arrival of Brothers Charles O’Leary, Raphael Egan, and Thomas Carney in 1958.

“We are indeed indebted to the pioneers and all the La Salle Brothers who came after them for giving us the opportunity and privilege to be educated in the holistic Lasallian way,” he said.

He urged all members to be more committed in paying it forward by giving back to their alma mater.

Yee added that the alumni’s dream of acquiring the Sri Murni apartments which began in 2009 has finally been achieved this year.  He thanked all donors and contributors for making it possible.

Among the forthcoming plans of the alumni are the future relocation of the primary school, the setting up of an English Learning Centre, and a scholarship fund for deserving poor students.


KK prelate assures lay leaders of his prayers for them

2016 episcopal anniv dinnerKOTA KINABALU – Archbishop John Wong assured lay leaders of his prayers for them.

He made this assurance at the dinner marking his sixth episcopal ordination anniversary on 2 Oct 2016 at a local restaurant.

Around 200 lay leaders and members of parish groups/ministries turned up for the dinner organised by the Pastoral Council of Church of Mary Immaculate (CMI) Bukit Padang, subparish of Sacred Heart Cathedral (SHC) Kota Kinabalu.

In attendance were the four assistants of the parish: Frs Rhobby Mojolou, Mitchelly Kium, Maxmillianno Hontor and Joshua Liew, and Korean priest Fr Leo Choi, SHC PPC chairman Jason Joenoi and CMI chairperson Clarice Ligadu, the Franciscan Sisters and the Daughters of St Paul.

In his speech, the KK prelate also shared his shock at being conferred the state’s second highest honour, Panglima Gemilang Darjah Kinabalu (PGDK) which carries the title of “Datuk” the day before (Oct 1) in conjunction with the 63rd birthday of the Head of State Tun Juhar Mahiruddin.


SHC-PPC organises anniversary dinner for its pastors

The honourees, flanked by the religious and fellow priests, raise their glasses during the toast.

The honourees, flanked by the religious, fellow priests, and PPC chairmen, raise their glasses during the toast.

KOTA KINABALU – The Parish Pastoral Council of Sacred Heart Cathedral here organised a low-keyed anniversary dinner for its parish priest Abp John Wong and assistant Fr Rhobby Mojolou on 17 Jan 2016 at a local restaurant.  This was in conjunction with the 17th and 2nd presbyteral ordination anniversaries of the archbishop and the priest respectively.

Around 270 parishioners – mainly from the different groups and ministries of the cathedral parish and subparish of Mary Immaculate – turned up to mark the occasion.  The dinner is an annual event organised by the parish in recognition of the fact that these ordained ministers have given up having families of their own in order to serve the faithful.

The highlight of the dinner was the sharing from both honourees after the cake-cutting and toast.  Both thanked those present for journeying with them down the years through their spiritual and material support.  Both ended their sharings with a plea for more prayers and in turn, assured the diners of their prayers for them.


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