THANK YOU … The rector, Fr Jerome Juleng and community of St Mark’s Church witnessed a simple presentation ceremony of the contribution amounting to RM50,000.00 held on Sunday, 10 December 2017. The cheque was presented by YB Datuk Sim Kui Hian to the St Mark’s Church Main Committee Chairman, Cosmas Klumai. The contribution was his pledge during the visit to St Mark’s Church Family Day held in October 2017. The rector, the Main Committee and the whole community of St Mark’s Church are grateful to YB Datuk Sim for his continual support towards the church development.
DIALOGUE MATTERS … On 23-25 June, 250 participants attended the seminar “What’s the Difference? Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant” given by Deacon Dr Sherman Kuek OFS (inset) at Holy Trinity Church, Kuching. The Deacon noted that it is important to understand how we are fundamentally different in faith and practice despite our common faith as Christians. It is only in understanding one another’s differences that Christians can truly respect one another in our mutual search for truth.
MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING … 26 seminarians from St Peter’s College Major Seminary, Kuching visited the Masjid Jamek Negeri Sarawak on 21 October. It was part of their course on the Understanding of Islam organised for the seminary by the Islamic Information Centre, Kuching to run from June till December. This module is part of the comparative study of major religions in the seminary’s academic course.
TEACHERS CALLED TO BE MERCIFUL … In line with the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy and Catechetical Sunday which is celebrated on 18 September this year, the Commission for Bible and Faith Formation of the Archdiocese of Kuching organised a half-day Catechetical Recollection on 3 September at Archdiocesan Curia and Cathedral Pastoral Centre (ACCPC). The theme was “Called to be Disciple of God’s Mercy”. A total of 354 religion teachers in the Archdiocese attended the recollection. Fr Patrick Heng and Fr Alvin Ng gave inspiring reflections on the “Parables of Mercy” and “Called to be Disciples of God’s Mercy” respectively.
BLESSINGS ON FATHER’S DAY … The rector of St Peter & St Paul’s Parish, Fr Joseph Sebastian led a special prayer for the fathers during the Sunday Mass on 19 June. All fathers present gathered in front of the altar and were blessed by Fr Joseph. The auspicious occasion was made lively with the performance by youth during the cutting of the Father’s Day cake. – Harapi Charles