Laksa For Our Jiwa

25 09 2020

Episode 8: Called to Served

In conjunction of the 5th years Anniversary of the Episcopal Ordination of Archbishop Simon Poh on the 24 September 2020, we have invites his grace to share his special journey with the youth. As he always said, ” Pray for me, your shepherds” May his grace always stay in a good health in shepherding the “sheep” in Archdiocese of Kuching. Cogratulation on again .





Prayer for the Care of Creation – Holy Hour

21 09 2020

During the Laudato Si’ Special Anniversary Year, the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development is happy to invite all the ecumenical family in celebrating the Season of Creation, the annual celebration that takes place from September 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, to October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

For the 2020 Season of Creation, the suggested theme is “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope.”

On 16 September 2020 in conjunction with Malaysia Day, the Parish Youth Ministry (PYM) of St Stephen has taken initiative with their parish priest Rev. Fr. Peter Liston to organized the Holy Hour. About 120 parishioners with the majority are youths who have joined this Holy Hour. Other than that it also been live stream through YouTube channel by one of the PYM members.

Follow the SOP, all those who attended this Holy Hour are required to register and get temperature taking. One behalf of PYM St Stephen, miss Stephanie thanks all those who helped in prayer moment. She believed that many are touch and missed the moment with God through Holy Hour especially this time of pandemic COVID19. God is smiling seeing us gather in prayer for the mother nature and creation. Let not stop serving the Lord until one day’s later we gather in His kingdom. As God said: “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. Amen!

Prepared by: Maria Amella (KAYC)





Laksa For Our Jiwa

21 09 2020

Episode 7: Stay Close to God

Shalom, this week we have a special guest, a parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Simanggang. She is one of the school counsellor their. For our mandarin speaking, this specially for you. But others we also translate it to English. Enjoy this video.





First AGM for SEGI Catholic Campus Society

11 09 2020

Shalom, everyone, we welcome our new KCM Family, students of SEGI College Sarawak Dylen, and his team for their first Annual General Meeting and Election on the Wednesday 9 September 2020.

Bless the Lord for His blessing has moved these young people to build the SEGI Catholic Campus Society. We hope that with the guild from their group advisor, Miss Sharon Mohan and KAYC will help them to grow in faith as well as serve the Lord like what their envision is To Know, To Love, and to Serve God. We pray also that this group can get approval from their campus management as soon as possible.

Congratulations once again!

SEGI Catholic Campus Society

Committee Name
President Dylen Jau
Vice PresidentDavid Delvinson
SecretaryShalia
TreasurerClara
Music Ministry Evelyn
Media & Publicity Luis
TransportationGill
Cell Group CoordinatorEmmanuel
Food & BevaragesRamles




Laksa For Our Jiwa

11 09 2020

Episode 6: Everything’s going to be Okey





Laksa for Our Jiwa

4 09 2020

EPISODE 5: SIGNIFICANT TIME

Shalom! This week, Brother Casimir Henrry from St Peter College, Major seminary, Kuching, has shared about what is a significant time in our lives and how God’s significant time has change his life. May his sharing inspired all of us through his sharing.





Laksa For Our Jiwa

28 08 2020

Episode 4: Sukacita dalam Berkerja

Shalom, minggu ini kita mendengarkan lagi sebuah perkongsian dari saudari kita Lucy Lorna, dia merupakan ahli Parish Youth Ministry, Gereja St Stephen Bau. Selamat menikmati Laksa anda untuk minggu ini.





Laksa for Our Jiwa

21 08 2020

Episode 3: God is with Us

Welcome to Laksa for Our Jiwa episode 3. This week we have a wonderful sharing from our Sister of Saint Francis of Sarawak, Sister Catherine Uming. Thank you to Sr. Uming for her many years of serving with youth ministry especially in Archdiocese of Kuching. Please help yourself with this wonderful Laksa





Rosary with KCM Committee

17 08 2020

On the 15 August 2020, with the conjunction of the Assumption of our Blessed Virgin Mary, Kuching Campus Ministry has organized the online rosary prayer among the committee via Google Meet. It attended by the student from different campuses in Kuching City.
During the pandemic COVID19, the campuses have been closed. On the 25 April 2020, The Ministry of Defense Malaysia has announced to allow the campus student to go back to their hometown. Most of the KCM committee has taken the opportunity to go back to their hometown and having online classes from home. Even so, it never stops them to get together by making use of the technology and online platform.
Want to know more about Kuching Campus Ministry? Please log on to Kuching Campus Ministry Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/kchcampusmin





Laksa For Our Jiwa

14 08 2020

Episode 2 : Two Thing

Hello everyone, we back from the second episode of Laksa for our Jiwa. A sharing from our brother, Julian Sim, one of the youth minister in Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Commission.





Laksa for Our Jiwa:

7 08 2020

Episode 1: Best Food Ever

We serve to you the first Laksa for our Jiwa by Fr. Ramon Borja SDB, Chairperson of the Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Commission.





“The elderly are your grandparents” Campaign by Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life

4 08 2020

#sendyourhug

In his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis urges young people to CONNECT WITH THE ELDERLY using the “inventiveness of love” especially now when feeling lonely is at an all-time high. He challenges the youth to send “hugs” to the elderly in various creative and caring ways… like having video chats, phone calls and text messaging with our grannies, or even visiting them in person while keeping all SOPs, and in many other loving and lovely ways.

Inspired by the Pope’s call, the DICASTERY FOR LAITY, FAMILY AND LIFE has launched this campaign entitled “The Elderly Are Your Grandparents.” Here are the 3 steps to join:- Do a lovely something for the elderly.- Post your lovely deed in social media with the hashtag #sendyourhug – And share the challenge to your friends.Selected posts would be promoted on the Dicastery’s Twitter account @laityfamilylife.KUCHING ARCHDIOCESAN YOUTH COMMISSION is supporting this lots!

We are urging you, our young people of the Archdiocese, to take the challenge. Feel free also to submit your posts to KAYC Whatsapp +60168893237 because we intend to show a compilation of #sendyourhug posts done by you, our dear young people, to our beloved elderlies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fOu4y8NvWs

http://www.laityfamilylife.va/content/laityfamilylife/en/news/2020/ogni-anziano-e-tuo-nonno.html

Credit to: http://www.laityfamilylife.va/content/laityfamilylife/en.html





Laksa for Our Jiwa

3 08 2020

Shalom everyone, KAYC soon will come out with another on-line project so-called “Laksa for our Jiwa. We will serve you with a yummy serving of inspirational sharing from someone’s heart to everyone’s soul.

Want to know more? What is that all about? Log on to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/kchyouthcom every Thursday evening at 6pm. The first episode of Laksa for Our Jiwa will be served to you on the 6th of August 2020.





Kuching Youth Celebrate Bible Sunday 2020

27 07 2020




BIBLE SUNDAY MESSAGE 2020

14 07 2020

READING THE BIBLE WITH THE HEART

Introduction:

We live in a global village where we are easily connected to one another through social media.  Why take the trouble to meet a person face-to-face or make a phone call when you could just send an email or message?  Sometimes we get so caught up in this virtual reality that we relate quite impersonally to those around us, including our family and friends.  It is common today to see family having meals together with eyes fixed on their hand phones rather than on the people in front of them.  This could then lead us to relate to one another on a functional level – what a person can do for us, rather than on a relational level – who the person is to us.  How do we relate to God?  On a functional or relational level?   

The Word of God is Relational, not Functional.

The Word of God is not just a mental concept or an idea or an expression of a thought.  It is a living person, “someone you can touch with your hands, and hear with your ears and see with your own eyes.” (1 John 1:1), in short, the Word of Life.  The Apostles were very sure that what they passed on to us are not ‘myths’ or cleverly invented stories or legends or philosophy or some political system or theory, but Someone with whom they had intimate relationship and of whom they were witnesses (2 Peter 1:16).  And they hoped we too would want to “have fellowship with the Father and with the Son” (1 John 1:3-4) – a living personal relationship which brings joy.  Pope Benedict XVI reminds us that, “Christian faith is not only a matter of believing that certain things are true, but above all a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.”[1]  He adds, “We can encounter Christ in reading Sacred Scripture, in prayer, in the liturgical life of the Church. We can touch Christ’s Heart and feel him touching ours.  Only in this personal relationship with Christ, only in this encounter with the Risen One do we truly become Christians.”[2]

The Word of God enters into a Living Personal Relationship with Us.

Whenever the Word of God is mentioned, remember, we are speaking of a living person, not a concept.  Each time we pick up the Bible, we are getting in touch with Jesus who speaks to us and wants to have a personal relationship with us; we are having a conversation with Jesus.  Jesus speaks to us, we listen; we speak to Jesus, the Author of Life, who is proclaimed to us (1 John 1:11) e.g.: in the liturgy.  “Christ is present in his Word since it is he himself who speaks when the Holy Scriptures are read in the Church.”[3]  “This mystery (of faith), then, requires that the faithful believe in it, that they celebrate it, and that they live from it a vital and personal relationship with the living and true God.  This relationship is prayer.”[4]

Reading the Bible with the Heart

We use our heads to read the newspapers, magazines, or study our textbooks or do research work in order to acquire more knowledge; we don’t enter into a personal relationship with books, magazines or newspapers.  We don’t talk to them.  But when we read the Word of God, we come with our hearts open to receive Him (John 1:1, 12).  We read or study the Word of God as much with our hearts, as our heads. When we read the Bible, we are entering into a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus. 

  • Personal i.e., from a person to a person, not mental or conceptual, nor from a person to a concept, idea or to a think-tank from where you can fish out ideas or beautiful thoughts and pick and choose and use them as we please.  No, it is person-to-person, from Jesus who loves us and has so much to give to us, to share with us, to reveal to us “the secrets of the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 13:11).
  • Intimate i.e., to have a heart-to-heart talk, like holding a conversation between two lovers, exchanging secrets known only to the two!  It reaches and touches the depths of our being.  The Word of God heals and sets us free from our bondage, be it emotional, physical or spiritual.  “The Word of God is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to the dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)

Personal and intimate relationships are made in the heart.  That is why our hearts must be open and receptive to what Jesus wants to reveal to us.  He says, “No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him” (Matthew 11:27).  On the way to Caesarea Philippi, Jesus challenged his disciples by asking, “But who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15) Only when we have an intimate and personal relationship with Jesus can we begin to open our hearts to what God wants to reveal to us and answer this question.  “Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”  And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah!  For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven.”  (Matthew 16:16-17).  God’s truth is so often hidden from the human intellect, and is better understood only when God reveals it.  And when He does reveal it, we must be ready to receive it, like the two disciples on the way to Emmaus who encountered the Risen Christ.  They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?”  (Luke 24:32).    

The Word of God Comes Alive in the Holy Spirit

There is a close relationship between the Word of God and the Holy Spirit.  The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced to her that she was specially chosen by God to become the mother of the Most High (Luke 1:32).  She could not understand how she could become a mother when she was still a virgin.  The angel Gabriel assured her saying, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you” (Luke 1:35).  This is how the Eternal Word of God “through whom God made everything that was made” (John 1:3), became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14) through the power of the Holy Spirit: Emmanuel – God is with us (Matthew 1:23). 

The same process goes on in the Sacrifice of the Mass.  The priest invokes the Holy Spirit to come down on the bread and wine and together with the words of consecration, the Holy Spirit changes these elements into the Body and Blood of Christ.  In a similar way, the Holy Spirit indwelt the womb of Mary and the Word took upon himself flesh and blood.  Thus, Jesus the Eternal Word of God is made present and dwells among us.  Where there is the Holy Spirit, there is the Word of God and where there is the Word of God, there is the Holy Spirit.   

Through the power of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God enters into a living personal relationship with Mary.  Like Mary, our whole person must be open to receive the Holy Spirit for the Word of God to become flesh in us, i.e., for God to speak to us.  Mary told the angel Gabriel, “Be it done unto me according to your word” (Luke 1:38).  When the Word of God is acted upon, it releases its inherent power so that our life will be touched, renewed and filled with new energy and power.  The atom must be split to release its energy within.  A bottle of perfume must be open to release its fragrance.  No matter how much we study the outside of the bottle and know everything about it, if it is not opened, there is no aroma.  It is the same with the Word of God.  We need the Holy Spirit so that we can discover and open the hidden treasures of the Word of God.  Like Mary, who both believed and pondered these things in her heart, when we act on the Word of God, it will release its power to enable us to carry out the will of God. 

Conclusion:

“Being a Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.”[5] The Christian life is not simply functional, but relational.  It is an encounter with the living person of Jesus who wants to relate to us personally and intimately, enabling us to see all things from God’s point of view, to have a divine perspective on all things.  He wants to give us life and life in all its fullness (John 10:10).  Reading the Bible with our hearts in the power of the Holy Spirit will keep us in touch with Jesus, enabling us to see what he sees, to think what he thinks, and to desire what he desires, to feel what he feels.  Like Peter, let us say to him, “To whom shall we go, Lord?  You have the words of eternal life.” (John 6:68).

Questions for Reflection:

  1. How do we relate to God?  On a functional or relational level?  Why is this important in our Christian life and in the Church?   
  2. When we read the Bible, we are entering into a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus.  How can we make reading the Bible a living encounter with the person of Jesus? 

[1] Pope Benedict XVI, Message for the Twenty-Sixth World Youth Day (2011).

[2] Pope Benedict XVI, General Audience (3 September 2008).

[3] Sacrosanctum Concilium (Dogmatic Constitution on Sacred Liturgy), 7.

[4] Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2558.

[5] Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel, 7.

Source from: http://www.heraldmalaysia.com/news/bible-sunday-message-july-12-2020-reading-the-bible-with-the-heart/54298/14

Credit to: Rev. Fr Andy Lee, Diocese of Miri





Bible Awareness Sunday Challenge

13 07 2020

Compilation from Day 7 – Day 9

“To read Sacred Scripture means to turn to Christ for advice.”

St Francis of Assisi

#GODsWORDmyWORLD

Thank you for all those who participate on this challenge. May by posting this bible verse through Facebook & Instagram will encourage all to read bible.





Bible Awareness Sunday Challenge

9 07 2020

Compilation from Day 4 – Day 6

Sacred Scripture is not something of the past. The Lord does not speak in the past but speaks in the present, he speaks to us today, he enlightens us, he shows us the way through life, he gives us communion, and thus he prepares us and opens us to peace.

Pope Benedict XVI, March 29, 2006

#GODsWORDmyWORLD





Bible Awareness Sunday Challenge

7 07 2020

Compilation from Day 1 – Day 3 #GOD’sWORDmyWORLD

Thank you for those who accepted the challenge & nominated your friend through Facebook & Instagram. Keep it up. Let watch this video together.





“My Journey to a Better Me”

6 07 2020

A reflection from a young person in this moment of MCO

                It was a cloudy Wednesday evening. I was at the kitchen sink, cutting my favourite onion for my special fried egg recipe.  Then, my mother showed up, standing at my left.  Washing her hands at the sink, she asked, “Fried egg?” “Yes,” I answered her.  As I was almost done cutting the last part of the onion, my mother squealed, “There! That mosquito is so big. Be careful, dear.” She shook off her wet hands at the sink, and went off.  I stood at the same place and looked at the big mosquito which was flying away from the kitchen sink.

Suddenly, I blurted out a question that was always buried in my mind. “Mom, why does God create mosquitoes if they are bringing diseases to humans?  For flies, they do have purposes.  They lay eggs on any dead body or leftover foods, and their lavas decompose them… which is good. But for mosquitoes?  Hmmm…”  My mother stopped at the kitchen entrance, looked at me, and answered my question.  Her answer was simple, and it was an answer that opened my eyes about COVID-19 pandemic.

Initially, I thought that COVID-19 pandemic took away my normal days where I could hang out with my friends, walk at the streets at night during weekdays, and watch movies in cinemas at Friday evening after lecture classes. Not to forget, presenting myself in the house of the Lord during Sunday morning, receiving the Blessed Sacrament. I missed those normal days and the pandemic made me felt so frustrated. Even so, it was not just me who felt it that way, which made me felt pitiful for others, too.

But, like the mosquitoes, COVID-19 pandemic opens my eyes about many little things that I used to ignore during my old normal days.  My sleep cycle, especially.  Before, I used to sleep at 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning and sometimes I don’t sleep at all for 48-hours.  Living with such sleep cycle since I was 13 years old was a normal thing for me.  Yet it’s so dangerous for my health. Do include how many cups of Kapal Api coffee I used to drink to help me through those nights and days.  Yes, I did have a terrible sleep cycle for six years straight and my health was actually deteriorating; mentally, physically, emotionally, and also spiritually.

                “In my old days, we have this one advertisement in the television about mosquitoes singing that humans should not do littering around,” my mother answered me. “Aww… So that there are no cans or any rubbish that can keep water during rainy days where mosquitoes can lay their eggs, isn’t it?” I asked.  “Exactly.  Now, I don’t see that kind of advertisement anymore,” she replied.  Mother turned her back away and went off to the living room.

                That simple moment of me cutting my favourite onion at the kitchen sink and a small talk with my mother about why God has created mosquitoes gave me a big realisation on what messages God wants to tell me during this COVID-19 pandemic period.  First, I need to correct my sleep cycle so that my health will be taken cared of nicely.  With a better sleep cycle, I can control my caffeine intake and do my daily routines without depending on coffee too much.  And the list goes on.

                Overall, God wants me to fix what has been broken inside of me.  Sleep cycle is just one of them. But, personally, I guess, He so wants me to learn to love myself more by appreciating myself and by being a better me, day by day.

                Big thanks to mom, to my co-vid experience, to mister mosquito, and, above all, to God.  Now I’m on my journey to that better me.

Written by Eva Arcelia Shiera





Bible Awareness Sunday Challenge

3 07 2020

#GODsWORDmyWORLD

Dear sisters and brothers in the Lord 🙂 …
We are organizing a BIBLE CHALLENGE in conjunction with Bible Awareness Sunday.

Do take part in posting and then in nominating by copying and pasting this post 👇:

It’s BIBLE AWARENESS SUNDAY come July 12!

I’ve been challenged by ____ to take the GOD’sWORDmyWORLD Challenge. And I nominate ____ to take the challenge too. How?

  • Use/Take any PHOTO that is square.
  • Include your favorite BIBLE VERSE in the photo.
  • Post your photo on Facebook and/or Instagram with the hashtag #GODsWORDmyWORLD.
  • SUBMIT one or more entries until July 11 via Whatsapp (+60168893237) or email kchadyouth.office@gmail.com
  • You may nominate a friend or more and share this BIBLE CHALLENGE with them too.

Fall in love more and more with God’s Word and make it rule our world.

“YOUNG PEOPLE and THE BIBLE… you rock!”