Bringing aid to rural families in Sabah

The 11 missionaries pose with Mount Kinabalu in the background. Franciscan aspirant Julian Chua (front row, right) shared how he encountered God during the trip.A team of 11 missionaries, made up of 10 Singaporeans and one from Sabah, Malaysia, made the arduous journey to Ranau, Sabah, as part of a mission trip to distribute essential [...]

Dioceses shares insights and issues in the new media

Group photo of participants and supporters who attended the Regional Commission for Social Communications Meeting in Sabah.  Photo: ARCHDIOCESE OF KUALA LUMPURThe dioceses in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei will be working closer to exchange information and learn from each other’s experiences in the age of digital communications.The Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur is looking at setting [...]

What does it mean to do missionary work?

Missionaries and volunteers who have worked with CHARIS share their experiences as the Church marks World Mission Sunday (Oct 23)Educating the poor in MyanmarSr Angela Ng reading stories in English to educators and children from the Canossa Home in Thanlyin, Myanmar.Sr Angela Ng, Canossian Daughters of Charity (CHARIS affiliate):I first went to Myanmar in 2002. [...]

Prayers for Sabah earthquake victims

The Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission has issued prayers for possible use for the Day of National Remembrance for victims of the Sabah earthquake:The commission also offered additional Prayers of the Faithful for the families of the quake victims, that they may find “comfort”, “compassion” and “understanding”.Another prayer is “for those who are still grieving for the [...]

Prayers for victims of the Sabah earthquake

The Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission has issued prayers for possible use for the Day of National Remembrance for victims of the Sabah earthquake: Lord our God, You are always faithful and quick to show mercy,the Sabah earthquake victimswere suddenly [and violently] taken from us.Come swiftly to their aid,have mercy on them,and comfort their family and friendsby [...]

Catholics involved in Sabah crash grateful for God’s help

Singaporean Catholics involved in a road accident in Sabah, Malaysia, say they are thankful to God for helping them survive the ordeal.They were involved in the June 3 accident after attending a June 1-3 Mandarin retreat at Pertapaan Karmel, Tambunan, in Keningau diocese.According to a news report, a tour bus carrying 34 of the 58 [...]

M’sians, S’poreans teach English in Sabah

Informal English lesson for students of San Damiano Hostel.An ongoing effort of a group of Catholic Singaporeans and Malaysians to improve some Sabah students’ command of English saw the volunteers organising an English camp recently.Calling themselves Clare’s Missionaries, the 24 volunteers, comprising 17 from Singapore and seven from Malaysia, worked with students in San Damiano [...]

Sabah church comes of age

VATICAN CITY – The church in Sabah has come of age with the erection of the new ecclesiastical Province of Kota Kinabalu by Pope Benedict XVI on May 23. The erection marks the separation of the three Sabah dioceses from the ecclesiastical Province of Kuching, raising theDiocese of Kota Kinabalu to the status of Metropolitan [...]