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



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