UTM Johor – Catholic Student Society G.I.F.T organised Mission Trip to Bunan-Tebedu Parish

22 08 2018

 

Taking photo at Malaysia- Indonesia Border in Tebedu

Bunan-Tebedu: A group of student from University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM Johor) under catholic student society G.I.F.T. has organised a mission trip to parish Bunan-Tebedu starting 3rd August to 12 August 2018. The mission team consists of five campus students from UTM Johor and 1 student from Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI). Together in this mission trip is pastoral worker from Youth Commission office of Kuching as spiritual guardian for all the team members. They activities for the mission trip was guided and arranged by Father Galvin Ngumbang, from Commission for Mission and Human Development Kuching.

Upon arrived at Leopold Memorial Centre (LMC), the team were given a warm welcome by the Parish Youth Ministers (PYM) and also Father Galvin. For the first 4 days, the team was assigned to stay at Leopold Memorial Centre (LMC) to prepare their objective and planned for the mission trip in kampung. While in Leopold Memorial Centre, the team was given opportunities to follow parish priest to different kampongs to celebrated mass with the orang kampongs. We met another 2 parish priests, Father Berksman and Father Selvan; Claretian priests from India who are very welcoming with our presence. Each church has its own beauty and uniqueness and being able to experience the presence of God is just magnificent.

As a part of the missions, the team also helped up to clean the Leopold Memorial Centre and St Martha Convent. Each day, their programs were also included morning reflection and bible sharing.

The 5th day, the mission continued to Kampung Saan. During the mission in Kampung Saan, we are divided into two host Famlies which is Mr Mathew Asan and also Mr Jelery. The mission is to journey with families on their daily activities. It is a pleasure to have Fr. Larry Tan, chaplain of Kuching Kampus Ministry to celebrated Holy Hour for us on that afternoon.

As we journey with our host families, we learned many meaningful lessons from them, going to orchard and clear the land for paddy plantation is one of the interesting skills that we learned our new families. Through the course of many conversations, we learned about struggles finding work and live in a state where modern technology is beyond reach. We all worked together which was something we were not expecting, and their gratitude toward our presence was truly humbling. We grew to understand the struggles faced by the people from their perspective.

On the final night, we also having our silent moment through Holy Hour celebrate by Fr Benard which came far from St Stephen Bau Parish. After this holy hour, we were having our fellowship dinner together with Fr. Selvan, Fr. Benard and PYM St Jude.

Overall, this mission trip has been impactful in ways that cannot be explained. We were challenged to learn by living and were left with a renewed sense of passion, peace, and joy for life.

Prepared by: Casson Jonquil

Helped to clean St Paul Church Kampung Saan

Testimony from team:

This mission trip not only made my faith stronger, but also made me believed that love truly conquer all. The joy and love of Jesus are spread through people around us. Coming out from comfort zone make me realize all my fears are frictional and I don’t need technologies to entertain me. I hope the youth can open their heart to serve in Jesus, its look difficult but nothing is impossible to a willing hearts. –  Veronica Shantia (UTM, Johor)

Pengalaman berharga semasa berada di kampung membuka mata saya bertapa susahnya untuk mencari rezeki, berhempas pulas mengunakan tenaga fizikal  untuk mendapatkan wang untuk menyara hidup. Di sini saya sedar bertapa pentingnya hidup bermasyarakat, saling bertegur sapa serta mengurangkan pengunaan gadget dalam kehidupan seharian. Bersyurkur atas pengalaman yang saya dapat dari mission trip ini. – Jessica Henisi (UTM, Johor)

Pengalaman saya yang paling berharga sepanjang mengikuti mission trip ini ialah semasa mengikuti paderi ke kampung-kampung untuk merayakan missa kudus. Saya sangat teruja melihat pemandangan kampung yang begitu menenangkan serta gereja yang cantik di mana saya berpeluang untuk berfikir dan membuat refleksi tentang cara hidup bersederhana. Harap saya kepada belia yang lain dapat keluar dari zona selesa dan merasakan kehidupan orang lain serta belajar melayani sesama. – Silvia Gordan (UPSI, Perak)

The best experience I had through this mission trip is meeting the people of Bunan as well as experienced their daily lives. Their simple life and dedication to God, and also the beauty of nature had inspired me to look at the big picture in life; to appreciate the friends and family around us, as well as to be sincere and to take pride in any jobs that we do. I hope more people would be able to join a mission trip, so that we could gain new perspectives from the eyes of others. Going on this mission trip also led me to experience and witness God’s love in person. Slyvia Ipoh (UTM, Johor)

Students from UTM Johor

With Sister in St Martha Convent Bunan

Taking for with PYM St Jude & Fr Galvin after Holy Mass with orang kampung in Kampung Bidak Plaman

 

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Program I-Chat Pelajar Campus

24 04 2018

Sesi bergambar bersama

Padawan: Program I-Chat untuk pelajar campus telah diadakan di St. Lukas Centre pada 20 hingga 22 April 2018. Seramai 12 orang pelajar dari kampus Politeknik Kuching and UNIMAS telah hadir dalam program ini. Tujuan program adalah untuk membantu pelajar mendalami iman mereka sebagai seorang Katolik serta membantu pelajar bagaimana menjawab persoalan berkenaan dengan agama mereka jika ditanya oleh agama lain terutamanya. Selain itu, missa sunset mass juga diadakan dan dirayakan oleh Rev. Fr Larry Tan.

Berikut adalah testimoni dari pelajar yang mengikuti program ini:

Melalui program I-Chat ini telah menyedarkan saya dalam banyak perkara terutamanya dalam Dogma Tritunggal yang selama ini menjadi persoalan utama untuk diri saya sebagai umat Katolik. Selain itu, saya turut mempelajari pelbagai isu dari luar negara dan sejarah agama Kristian sendiri. – Denny Ronny, Politeknik

Banyak informasi yang saya perolehi melalui tayangan video dan maklumat yang disampaikan. Di samping itu, saya dapat mengetahui lebih dalam mengenai iman kita sebagai seorang Katolik. Melalui program ini juga, saya yakin mampu membantu saya dalam mempertahankan iman saya jika ditanya berkenanan agama saya terutama sebagai seorang katolik. – Evangelisa Anna Anselius, UNIMAS

Sesi perbincangan dalam kelompok

Disediakan oleh: Maria Amella

 





KCM Campus Logout

18 04 2018

ACCPC: Komiti Kuching Campus Ministry (KCM) telah menganjurkan perjumpaan Campus Logout mereka pada hari Ahad, 15 April 2018 di St. John & St. Lucy Room ACCPC yang lalu. Seramai 51 orang pelajar dari pelbagai kampus di sekitar Kuching telah mengikuti perjumpaan ini. Antara kampus yang hadir semasa perjumpaan adalah dari IPGK Batu Lintang, UNIMAS, ILKKM Kuching (KSKB), Technology College Sarawak, SIDMA (UNITAR) Kuching and Politeknik Kuching. Turut hadir bersama di perjumpaan ini adalah 5 orang seminarian dari St. Peter College yang menjalankan tugas Pastoral mereka di bawah Kuching Campus Ministry.

Tujuan utama program ini diadakan untuk memperkenalkan apa itu peranan Kuching Campus Ministry serta memperkenalkan komiti KCM yang baru bagi sesi 2018 sehingga 2020. Melalui aktiviti campus logout ini juga, para pelajar dapat mengenali teman-teman katholik dari campus yang lain. Turut diselitkan sesi doa puji dan sembah serta “games” interaksi.

Rev. Fr Larry Tan turut mengambil kesempatan ini untuk menyampaikan kerisauan beliau tentang program pengislaman di kampus. Fr. Larry mengalakan lebih ramai pelajar untuk mengikuti program I-chat bagi memperdalamkan iman mereka.

Program ini diakhiri dengan doa penutup oleh seminarian Bro. Micheal Dass and sesi bergambar bersama semua yang hadir pada perjumpaan ini.

 

 





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Youth & Campus Ministry CONTACT

21 03 2018

 





MALAYSIAN CATHOLIC CAMPUS STUDENTS’ DAY 2

28 07 2017

PENANG ISLAND – Malaysian Catholic Campus Students’ Day 2 was held in Penang Island from 23rd June to 27th June 2017 after Malaysian Catholic Campus Students’ Day 1 which was held in Kuching in 2015.

Approximately 850 delegates (Campus Students) from all over Malaysia gathered for the mission, adoration and celebration to commemorate the theme ‘That they may be one’ taken from John 17:22. Malaysian Catholic Campus Students’ Day 2 opening Mass was celebrated by His Grace Archbishop Simon Poh as a Bishop for Youth/Campus ministry in Malaysia at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit. Bishops from different dioceses namely His Excellency Bishop Datuk Sebastian Francis, Rt Reverend Bishop Anthony Bernard Paul, and The Most Reverend Archbishop Julian Leow were also journey with the youth in Malaysian Catholic Campus Students’ Day 2.

This year’s Malaysian Catholic Campus Students’ Day was very blessed because of the presence of His Eminence Cardinal Anthony Soter Fernadez on the last day of Malaysian Catholic Campus Students’ Day send-off Mass. The Send-off mass was celebrated by His Excellency Bishop Datuk Sebastian Francis with an enthusiastic and empowering message from him. The mass was ended with an announcement from His Grace Archbishop Simon Poh on Malaysian Catholic Campus Students’ Day 3 which will be held in Sabah.

Out of 850 delegates; 26 of them were from Archdiocese of Kuching. They were leaders who are committed in their campuses. Fr Larry Tan as a Chaplain for Kuching Campus Ministry and 1 of Youth Minister were also participated in Malaysian Catholic Campus Students’ Day 2. On behalf of Kuching Campus Ministry, We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone directly and indirectly involved in the fundraisings, prayers, support and making MCCSD 2 a memorable and unforgettable experience.

Group Photo

Group Photo

Kuching Delegates with Arch Simon

Vigil Night – with Archbishop Simon Poh

Vigil night with Fr Larry Tan

Vigil Night – with Fr Larry Tan

Kuching Delegates - Complete

Kuching Delegates at Risen Christ Ayer Hitam

Sarawak delegates

Sarawak Campus Students

Kuching Delegates with Fr Larry Tan

Kuching Delegates with Chaplain Kuching Campus Ministry-Fr Larry Tan

 

Here are some of the amazing experiences shared by Kuching delegates:

“I thank God and everyone else involved for this opportunity to participate in MCCSD2. I went without much expectations, but it has been a fruitful experience. After struggling to have a relationship with God for many years, this experience has drawn me into a deeper relationship with God.”- Audrey Olivia Chen, UNIMAS

“It was a beautiful journey as I’m able to engage with the youths from different dioceses, being able to feel the fondness during the service of the elderly in the Little Sisters of the Poor, experienced the beauty of our Catholic church through the sacredness of mass and adoration vigil. Everything was wonderfully orchestrated.” – Vivi Gloria Lucas, UNIMAS

“I was amazed by how God’s love took a positive effect throughout His people gathered from different states in Malaysia. God called me out of my comfort zone to experience His missions as how all the saints have done them during their times here on earth. Therefore, I’m inspired to go out and share God’s love to everyone with Mother Mary interceding for me in my every step.” – Darren Richmond, KSKB

“I’ve the opportunity to know more about Catholic faith. MCCSD2 had made a huge impact in me and opened my heart to feel His presence and my eyes to see His good will. It’s just like the story of the Prodigal Son, which reflect me who have been lost for more than 10 years.” – Dougall, KSKB

“The thing that I remembered the most was our mission work.  I am touched by the volunteers that came all the way from Sabah who helped the sick & elderly. I am waiting for my mission from God, what He has planned for me, and how I respond to His calling.” – Cornelia Liew, IPGBL

“I remember the feeling of being lifted up and overwhelmed with God’s presence during Vigil Mass at St. Francis Xavier church. The only thing I could do was just sit there and cry. In that moment, I was assured by him. “I am with you, now and forever”, he said. I know that day since, God has found me and I desire more.” –  Jasmine Lim, UNIMAS

“The homilies given throughout the masses are eye-opening to all as it would give us some insights of our duty as children of God and to discern more on our calling as His children. The outreach programme we had was awe-inspiring about life and the stories I heard from the family we visited at The House of Hope is encouraging towards life.” – Brian Chin, Executive College

Saya menyedari betapa indahnya kasih Tuhan kepada saya dan betapa tenang serta sukacitanya kehidupan jika saya merapatkan hubungan dengan Tuhan. Melalui aktiviti yang telah dijalankan, ia mengajar sebuah erti kehidupan dimana saya perlu berkongsi kasih sayang dengan orang yang lebih memerlukan dan kasih sayang terhadap rakan-rakan baru mahupun lama.” – Heleny Bong, KSKB

“The presence of the Holy Spirit that whenever I looked at the Eucharist I could feel peace in my heart especially during the procession with the Blessed Sacrament from Our Lady of Sorrows Church to St Francis Xavier Church. It was like walking with Jesus.” – Magdalene Hilda, KSKB

“I had spent so much time with my friends from Kuching Archdiocese and I can say that our bond is stronger than before. Apart from that, the foster parents were very nice to us and the parishioners were friendly” – Rick Falco, UNIMAS

“The Lord has opened my eyes to the reality that these people need a saviour, not because they live in filth and dress in rags, but because they are sinful beings just like you and me. This mission trip was so much more than I expected.” – Teresa Abie, UITM

“It was a truly purifying and refreshing touch of Holy Spirit in me, as life becoming a student isn’t an easy task where temptation and procrastination became our no.1 challenges. I hope this wonderful idea of gathering campus students from all over 9 dioceses in Malaysia can be maintained as it will be a great platform for our current and future student to see God in the students’ life.” – Ericson Desik, Swinburne University

“I’ve a lot of questions about my faith. Through these experiences, I’ve learnt how to respond if somebody questions me being a Catholic. I feel that the youth nowadays need to know and understand Catholic even better as a way to strengthen our faith wherever we are.” Elisabet Min, Swinburne University

“God has challenged me to be me more thoughtful reflect on where I stand in my journey of faith through this big programme.” –  Marsheill Mawai Puso, Segi College Sarawak

Written by, Elisabeth Min- Swinburne University

Secretary, Kuching Campus Ministry





Malaysian Catholic Campus Student Day 2 (MCCSD 2) Preparatory Meeting in Penang

30 04 2017

23 April – 29 April 2017, Bukit Mertajam, Penang – The upcoming Malaysian Catholic Campus Student Day 2 (MCCSD 2) will be held in Penang after the first Malaysian Catholic Campus Student Day in Kuching last 2015. Together with Archbishop Simon Poh (Bishop for Youth and Campus Ministry Commission in Malaysia) there were 9 Youth Ministers, one Sister, one Deacon and one Priest from different dioceses came for the meeting located at St Anne’s Church.

Rationale of the meeting involving different diocese was to discuss the progress of the event.

Besides had a meeting; the Youth Ministers, sister, Deacon and the Priest have an opportunity to visit few Parishes in Penang which will be the main venue for Malaysian Catholic Campus Student Day 2 (MCCSD 2).

The meeting ended with a Closing Mass by Archbishop Simon Poh at St Joachim Spirituality center, Chapel.

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