KUCHING — On 1 July, participants attending the second of the course The Great Adventure (TGA): Salvation History which began last year celebrated their completion of the course at Blessed Sacrament Parish, BDC. The TGA course, which began last year, was the second one conducted by the parish. There were 20 participants who signed up for the course but only 13 made it to ‘graduation’.
All participants said they were greatly enriched by the course. One participant shared that she bought her Bible 40 years ago but it was only with TGA that she finally came round to reading it. Many shared that although they had tried reading the Bible on their own, they could not make it pass Genesis or Exodus.
The Great Adventure is a bible study programme developed by Jeff Cavins to help Catholics understand the ‘big picture’ of God’s plan of salvation through the narrative stories of the Bible.
KUCHING — On 21 August, parents, godparents, family members and friends gathered at Blessed Sacrament Church, Kuching to witness the baptism of 10 babies and 11 Sunday School students. The Rite was administered by Rev Fr Lawrence Chua.
Rev Fr Lawrence Chua, in his homily, emphasized the seriousness of Baptism and that it calls us to live the faith that we profess in. Parents were also reminded of the important commitment that they are taking for their children. “Baptism is the beginning of a life long journey of discipleship” says Fr Chua, “and in asking to have your children baptized, you are accepting the responsibility of spiritually nourishing them and training them in the practice of the Catholic faith”.
As the ritual proceeded, parents and god parents gathered around the font to witness the pouring of water over their children. The afternoon was filled with joy and happiness as each child was baptized and lovingly embraced by God.
Published on 22 October 2011 @ 6:09 pm
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