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First Holy Communion

SACRED Heart Cathedral – English Sunday Faith Formation First Holy Communion…It was a hectic but happy and a memorable event when 117 candidates were prepared and received their First Holy Communion including seven from Datuk Simon Fung and five from special ministry (right photo), Oct 20, 2018. The occasion was celebrated by Fr Paul Lo and assisted by Deacon Russell Lawrine. Later, a fellowship dinner, certificates and gifts presentation were held to mark the occasion. Congratulations and welcome to the table of the Lord. May the Holy Spirit be their guide and may they continue to deepen their faith. Susan Graham

Retreat in preparation for First Holy Communion

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION is the third of the seven sacraments received and is an important rite of passage in a young Catholic’s life. 112 candidates ranging from 10 to 15 years, participated in the two days retreat at Pace Bene, Purak, Papar, which is situated about 42 km from Sacred Heart Cathedral, on 20-21 August 2018. The main aim of this retreat is to prepare the candidates on the importance of receiving the Eucharist and also understanding the sacrament of penance or confession. Apart from knowing the proceedings of the Holy Mass, candidates also learnt how to recognise and use the Catholic Bible. The programme was organised by Sunday School Faith Formation English language class, Anne Charles with Neil Mah as the retreat master. The candidates are to receive their First Holy Communion on Oct 20, 2018. – Susan Graham

KK prelate urges parents of first communicants to help them “fall in love with Jesus”

The six candidates from the sign language class as they wait outside the Sacred Heart Cathedral Karamunsing for the entrance procession, 28 Oct 2017.

KOTA KINABALU – Archbishop John Wong urged the parents of first communicants to help them “fall in love with Jesus” in a homily on 28 Oct 2017.

He said this during the Sunset Mass at the Sacred Heart Cathedral here where 146 children including six from the Sign Language Class received Jesus for the first time.

He explained that if the children are helped to fall in love with Jesus, it will be the beginning of a relationship with Him.

Joining him at the altar was Msgr Nicholas Ong of Sandakan Diocese.

Around 87 children received their first Holy Communion at the BM Mass Oct 29 while another 45 will receive theirs at the Chinese Mass on Nov 5.

First Holy Communion is the common name for a person’s first reception of the sacrament of the Eucharist.  The Church recognises the importance of this event as the Eucharist is the central focus of the sacramental life of the Catholic Church.

Special clothing is usually worn. The clothing is often white to symbolise purity. Girls often wear fancy dresses and a veil attached to a headdress while the boys will wear a bow tie.

After the Mass all adjourned to the parish hall for the reception and presentation of certificates.

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