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Stella Maris ministries set up booths to attract new members

A section of the exhibition booths set up by the various parish ministries and groups, Stella Maris Parish Hall Tg Aru, 20 May 2018.

TANJUNG ARU – Stella Maris parish ministries set up booths to attract new members on Pentecost Day, 20 May 2018.

Twenty-four ministries and groups proudly marched into the church with their buntings which were displayed at the sanctuary during the Sunday morning Mass.

The groups set up ‘exhibition’ booths to introduce to parishioners their apostolates, what they have committed to, their upcoming plans and projects. Visitors to their booths were also invited to consider joining them as new members.

To instill and attract interest, some of them have prepared prayer scrolls as gifts, other giveaways, and beautiful displays of artwork and slide shows.

Many parishioners have shown interest and made on the spot decisions to serve, while many were curious as well.

When asked what the exhibitions meant to them, some said the exhibitions have brought awareness so that they could be more active in the parish and contribute in terms of their skills and ideas.

As an added excitement, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) did their raffle draw for the Catholic Center, which sales amounted to RM10,000.

Among those who participated were the Catholic Women’s League (CWL), lectors, Joyful Weekend Gathering Higher Level/Lower Level (JWG HL /LL), Boys Brigade, youths, Divine Mercy, Special Ministry, Komuniti Kristian Dasar (KKDs), Christian Initiation of Children (CIC), Legion of Mary, Children Liturgy, altar servers, RCIA, Eucharistic Adoration Ministry (EAM), Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR), Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (FSIC), choir, wardens, and matrons.

This is the second year that Stella Maris parish has carried out such an activity during Pentecost. – Teresa Alberto

Tg Aru celebrates Pentecost with a difference

Fr Abas (R) poses with the members of the Eucharistic Adoration Ministry at their booth, 4 June 2017, Tg Aru.

TANJUNG ARU – Stella Maris Parish here celebrated the Solemnity of Pentecost with a difference on 3-4 June 2017.

Through the initiative of Father Peter Abas, assistant pastor, the various parish groups and ministries took part in a procession, followed by setting up of booths to showcase their diverse ministries and charisms.

In his homily, Fr Abas pointed out that the various talents and skills possessed by individuals are meant for the building up of the Body of Christ.  He urged the parishioners to make an effort to contribute positively: “Be a gift to God.” – Teresa Alberto

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