ACS Youth Concert in Kuching

26 11 2010

Pada 20 November 2010, Sabtu yang lepas, Persatuan gereja-gereja di Sarawak atau Association Churches in Sarawak (ACS) telah mengadakan ACS Youth Concert yang bertemakan “Shine As Stars”, Philippians 2:15 di Christian Ecumenical Worship Centre dan Roman Catholic menjadi tuan rumah pada tahun ini. ACS Youth Concert ini dibanjiri daripada umat kristian daripada pelbagai gereja. Dalam konsert tersebut ini juga, dihadiri oleh 10 orang tetamu khas daripada wakil gereja-gereja lain. Di samping itu, kumpulan Empowered Ministry memberi persembahan yang mantap dan menarik dalam sesi puji dan sembah. Kemeriahan pada malam tersebut diteruskan dengan persembahan pentas daripada para belia mewakili 7 buah gereja iaitu Anglican, Sidang Injil Borneo, Salvation Army, Sevent Day Adventist, Roman Catholic, Methodist Chinese dan Iban. Salah satu persembahan ialah daripada kumpulan Gereja Roman Catholic  mempersembahkan Melodrama bertajuk “Yesus mati untukku”. Sebagai penutup tirai konsert tersebut, para belia dihiburkan dengan lagu ‘Bersyukurlah’. ACS Youth Concert pada tahun ini merupakan sangat meriah dan berakhir kira-kira pada pukul 10.30 malam. Diharap dapat berjumpa lagi di tahun hadapan dan Tuhan memberkati anda sekalian.

Grace Harrishyllin





‘Wonderfully Made’ di Kpg Bobak

17 11 2010

Bau –  Pada 31 Oktober, Sabtu, Kpg Bobak, Singai telah menjadi tuan rumah dalam seminar ‘Wonderfully Made’. Seminar ini telah dianjurkan oleh team Wonderfully Made sendiri yang terdiri daripada Puan Stephanie Ng, Encik Michael Junim dan isteri, Sister Perpetua, Lucy Gumek, Almanzo Mangan, Henry Luk, Sheena, Grace & Mark Bulow. Seminar ini disertai oleh para belia berumur 15 tahun ke atas dan ibu bapa di kampung tersebut. “You are Wonderfully Made” menjadi tema utama bagi seminar ini. Ini bertujuan agar para belia tidak terjebak serta tidak meneruskan dengan melakukan perkara yang negatif dan seharusnya menjalani kehidupan yang sihat, ibubapa memainkan peranan yang penting dalam mendidik dan membimbing anak-anak. Antara aktiviti yang dilakukan ialah perbincangan dalam kumpulan, sing along, tayangan video, perkongsian kisah sebenar dan sebagainya. Walaupun seminar ini dijalankan dalam masa sehari sahaja, namun para belia dan ibubapa yang hadir amat berpuas hati kerana seminar ini memberi makna dan kebaikan pada setiap individu.





Taize Evening drew crowds

15 11 2010

Kuching Archdiocesan Taize Evening (K.A.T.E)

KUCHING – The Kuching Archdiocesan Taize Evening (K.A.T.E) was held on 29th August 2010, 7.00pm, at The Archbishop Hall, Carmelite. Around 100 people came for K.A.T.E, which includes youth from different parish, Sisters of Saint Franciscan Sarawak (SSFS), and also parents.

K.A.T.E was held due to many positive responds and request from the youth after the last Taize Evening with Br. Ghislain in April. K.A.T.E is also an effort from the Youth Commission to intercede for and gearing towards the Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Day (KAYD) 2011.

K.A.T.E prayer finish around 8.30pm followed by light refreshments. The K.A.T.E was a success, we would like to thank all those who came to join us, those who kept us in prayers, and those who supported us financially.

Henry Luk

 

Taize Prayer with Swinburne Catholic Student Society (CSS) & Holy Trinity Parish Youth Ministry (PYM)

On 26 September, about 40 youths and parents attended the Taize Prayer Evening which was held at Holy Trinity Parish hall for the first time. The event was jointly organised by the Swinburne Catholic Student Society and Holy Trinity Parish Youth Ministry, with the assistance from St Mark’s Parish Youth Ministry. The event aimed to introduce Taize prayer to youths and to pray for the success of the upcoming Kuching Archdiocese Youth Day (KAYD) celebration next year.

At 8 pm, Henry Luk, the Coordinator, called the event to start by first briefing all present on the history of Taize, what Taize prayer is and how it would be conducted. He and his team then led everyone into prayer through singing of Taize chants. The event ended at 10.30 pm with light refreshment.

The organising committee received a lot of positive feedback from youths who came that evening. It is hoped that more joint events as such will be organised so as to foster the relationship of different youth ministries under the Archdiocese of Kuching.

Audrey Yu

 

Taize Evening with Unimas Christian Student (UNICS)

About 45 Christian students from University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) took part in the Taizé prayer coordinated by the Kuching Archdiocesan Taizé Team (KATT) on 24th October 2010 at St. Philip’s Room, St. Joseph Parish Centre, Kuching.

The purpose of the Taize evening witht he UNICS is to introduce Taizé prayer among university students since many of them do not know about this prayer.

The students and KATT gather at UNIMAS around 5.30pm. The team arranged transport to bring the students from UNIMAS to St. Joseph’s Cathedral. Everyone arrived at the Cathedral around 7pm. The team started to prepare and set up for the prayer.  It started with the introduction to Taizé prayer by Sharon Singa followed by short practice led by Almanzo Mangan. A short silence took place to pepare everyone for the prayer.

Simple refreshments were served after the prayer.  Positive feedback gained from majority of the students.  It was indeed a fruitful prayer evening to gather the students for various local universities.

Maureen Joy






Primary 6 camp in Serian

3 11 2010

Serian – About 90 Year six youth from various schools took part in a day camp at St Ann Church, Kampung Kakai on 16 October.  The camp was organised by the Sarawak Catholic Teachers’ Guild, Serian Branch and assisted by Empowered  Ministry with their team leader, Karen from Kuching.  Theme of the camp was “God’s Love and Being Special”.  The activities enhance participants to discover themselves being created special.  In addition, participants have opportunity to socialise with participants from other schools.  The following are feedback from participants:

SK Rayang, “We are very happy and grateful today because we are given a chance to sing Praises to the Lord, able to meet new friend, and  pray together as a big family.”

SK Slabi, “Thank you; we are filled with joy and happiness today! We not only meet many new friends but we have learned a lot too. We are excited for God.”

SK St Theresa, “Today we are happy. We can sing can dance for God. We are no more shy and bore.  Most of all, we succeeded in putting aside today for God’s activities!”

Mass of the day was celebrated by Fr Paul Herry.