KUCHING — Catholics were among the 14,000 Christians who participated in the annual Kuching Christmas Parade on 2 December.
Out of 16 beautifully decorated Christmas floats, one was contributed by the Catholic Church.
The brass band from the Catholic Church, made up of members from various schools, also participated in the parade. Together with the other brass bands, they enlivened the festive mood that evening.
Themed “Hope in Jesus Christ”, the parade began at Jubilee Ground and proceeded to HSBC roundabout, passing Jalan Padungan, Jalan Tun Abdul Rahim (Kuching Waterfront), Lebuh Temple (Harbour View Hotel), Lebuh Wayang (Star Cineplex), Jalan Tabuan (Ting & Ting Supermarket and Borneo Hotel), Jalan Ban Hock (Grand Continental Hotel) and the KMC flats before heading back to the start-off point.
Prior to the parade, a simple service was held at the grand stand with scripture readings and singing of hymns. Archbishop Simon Poh, who was present throughout the parade, blessed the participants before the flag off.
The annual parade was hosted by the Association of Churches Sarawak, with the Methodist SCAC as the main organising church, supported by the Kuching Ministers Fellowship.
Other participating churches included the Anglican Church, Methodist Church SIAC, Borneo Evangelical Mission (SIB) Church, The Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church, The Salvation Army, Sarawak Baptist Church, Blessed Church, Hope Church Kuching, Calvary Family Church, Grace Central Church (AOG), GIS Gospel Harvest Kuching, Sarawak Grace Church, Good News Fellowship, City Harvest Church, Fellowship of Evangelical Students (FES) and Latter Rain Church Kuching.
Today’s Catholic Vol.29 No.10 January 2018