Baby steps

In this issue we mark two very significant milestones. Our Archdiocese is 40 years old this year. In human biological terms it may be considered mid life, but in church age, we are in the spring of youth or even younger, a mere toddler, if we consider our 2000 year old history.

Going further back in time, the first Mill Hill missionaries arrived on the shores of Sarawak some 135 years ago in 1881, filled with fire and zeal to spread the word of God. Our faltering steps towards adulthood as a church is not taken alone but as a community and for His namesake.

Stella Chin
Editor


Today’s Catholic Vol.28 No.3 June 2016

First retreat house in Kuching opens

Sr Flora Tingang, the Superior General of SSFS, planting an Eucalyptus tree to commemorate the event
Sr Flora Tingang, the Superior General of SSFS, planting an Eucalyptus tree to commemorate the event

BERATOK — More than a hundred friends and guests of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Francis of Sarawak (SSFS) witnessed the blessing of the Greccio Retreat House by Archbishop John Ha on the morning of 25 April.

The short speech by Archbishop John Ha echoed the joy and sentiment of all those present at the simple ceremony. The Archbishop said he was glad and thankful to God for there is finally a retreat house in the Archdiocese.  Continue reading First retreat house in Kuching opens

Closed-door Muslim-Christian Dialogue: Press release statement

Group photo of representatives from Christian churches and Muslims
Group photo of representatives from Christian churches and Muslims

Faith and Unity – Current Realities and the Way Forward

The Kairos Dialogue Network (KDN) and the Islamic Information Centre (IIC), Sarawak collaborated to organise a dialogue in an atmosphere of cordial relations and mutual benefit, at the Archdiocesan Curia and Cathedral Pastoral Centre (ACCPC) located in the grounds of St Joseph’s Cathedral Parish, Kuching on 9 April.

The theme for the dialogue was “Faith and Unity – Current Realities and the Way Forward”. The esteemed panel speakers at this dialogue were Professor Datin Dr Azizan bt Baharuddin, Director General of the Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM) and Associate Professor Dr Helen Ting, Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Malaysian & International Studies (IKMAS) UKM.  Continue reading Closed-door Muslim-Christian Dialogue: Press release statement

Divine Mercy Crusades marches on

DM crusade in Serian webDIVINE MERCY CRUSADES MARCH ON … The Divine Mercy Crusade of St Theresa’s Parish, Serian launched in February, continued to march on. On 9 April, a Holy Year Seminar with the theme “Divine Mercy as a way of life” was held at St Peter’s Church, Kpg Lebor, Serian. The programme lined up included talks, sharings, recitation of the Rosary and Divine Mercy prayers, veneration of the Holy Image. The Holy Mass was presided over by Fr Paul Herry, rector of the parish. The programme was overwhelmingly received.

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