G.I.F.T UTM Johor Bahru

14 08 2019

Welcoming Party by CSS GIFT UTMJB

CSS GIFT would like to welcome all the UTM Catholic freshman to attend the following program:

1. Welcoming Fellowship Night (13 /9/ 2019)
2. Welcoming Weekend Fellowship (26- 29 / 9 / 2019)
Venue: Skudai Catholic Centre

For those Sarawakian especially from the Archdiocese of Kuching please grab this opportunity and become part of the GIFT Family. Want to know more about this welcoming program and CSS GIFT Family? Please contact:
Darren: 013-8960269
Karen: 013-5457491
Melson: 011-51806005

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Malaysia Catholic Youth & Campus Minister

6 08 2019

Bagi pelajar kampus sekali, walaupun di mana kamu belajar di seluruh Malaysia, Catholic Campus & Youth Ministry akan sedia membantu kamu. Sila menghubungi kami untuk mengetahuan lokasi gereja terdekat atau ministri campus yang ada di lokasi anda. Selamat datang ke menara gading dan selamat menempuhi alam kuliah.





The 3rd Malaysian Catholic Campus Students Day – MCCSD3

14 06 2019

Kota Kinabalu – The 3rd Malaysian Catholic Campus Students’ Day (MCCSD 3) was held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from 3rd June to 8th June 2019. Approximately about 350 campus students all over Malaysia has participate the MCCSD to commemorate the theme ‘Thy will Be Done’ taken from Luke 1: 38. About 16 students from different campuses in Kuching representing Kuching Campus Ministry attended this national event. Together with them 2 youth minister and His Grace Archbishop Simon Poh as Bishop in charge of Youth in Malaysia

Group Photo with Archbishop Simon Poh

The welcoming mass was celebrated by Archbishop Datuk John Wong as the Archbishop for Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu at Cathedral of Sacred Heart. Together with Archbishop John Wong are Archbishop Simon Poh and few invited priest. In his speech Archbishop Datuk John Wong has welcome all the campus student to Kota Kinabalu. That night, the programme continue with welcoming night with the theme of “Let us bring JOY”.

The next day (5th June 2019), there’s 2 workshop on depression, anxiety, suicidal thought and relationship with family in the morning session, while in the afternoon, the workshop is about understanding our neighbour which aim to deepening faith among catholic students. After the workshop, all the participants were asked to do journal writing about the topics of the day.

On the fourth day of mission, all the participants were divided into their mission group based on their mission work. There are 15 allocated mission locations which required participants to do different kind of mission works. For Kuching contingent they are selected to join the mission with different NGO & Villages namely Kayu Madang Landfill, Kampung Gentisan Village & Karambunai Village, Stairway to Hope, Pacos Trust, Be Frienders, Youth-Prep Centre. The night after mission work, once again, all the participants were asked to do personal reflection and group sharing with their experience & God present during the mission work that they been doing.

Mission Stairway of Hope : school of hope
Mission Paco Trust: visiting the water spring

On 7th June 2019, the programme was proceeds with dialogue on faith, discernment and vocation. The dialogue was attended by Archbishop Simon Poh, Sister Shanty, Madam Christina David, Mr Walton and Mr Walter. This dialogue session have inspired & help students to know them vocation more either as religious life, married life or single life. It is the great opportunity also for the student when during that evening, to have they counselling & sharing session with the “caregiver” namely Sister, Counsellor and few youth ministers. Confession session and adoration of blessed Sacrament by Bishop Cornelius Piong. On the final night also, with Thematic Night with the theme ‘My Soul Glorifies the Lord’

The send-off mass was celebrated by Archbishop Simon Poh at St Micheal’s Church, Penampang with an enthusiastic and empowering message from the World Youth day in January 2019 in Panama. In His Homily, Archbishop Simon Poh had used Pope Francis words at WYD 2019: “You are the NOW of God. They are at its present; even now, they are helping to enrich it.” (Christus Vivit No. 64)

Excellent choir team from Archdiocese of Kuching & Diocese Miri

Prepared by: Regina Anak Akee

Participating in MCCSD’3 makes me realize that my life is blessed beyond measure. I get the chance to meet and interact with people from different ages, different walks of life and of various races. I have learned a lot of things throughout the event, such as social skill, communication skill, how to work in group, and I also learned how to identify the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts as these are the problems that most campus students are facing. Next, I was sent to Kampung Gentisan, Karambunai for my mission work which was based on the element of humanity and environment. There, we help one of the family to clean their house and to do gardening. As I reflect upon my mission work, I realize how fortunate I am to have such a stable life, especially in terms of financial. Through my mission work, I believe that our presence gives the family hope to live and our presence can also make them feel the presence and love of Christ. This experience is very much related to the speech given by Pope Francis, which is “We are the now of God”. It awakens me that God is using us to be His instrument to reach out to people and to spread His love to the people out there. – Azellecyrstal Jok (IPG Batu Lintang)

The most unforgettable moments are the Love we have for each other throughout the event. Everyone is so warm and friendly also open to know new friends. Accepting the differences. Everyone bonds with the Love that Jesus teach us. I could not possibly forget the workshops especially on the “Faith, Vocation and Calling” talk. It made me ponder a lot about where God will put me in the future. Have he ever called me but I was so into the worldly life? That made me reflect a lot. My mission after participating this MCCSD3 is to spread more love to everyone so that they’d be able to spread it to those who are lost in finding God. More events like this should be held in campuses as we students are constantly searching for the purpose of life. – Rapella Ron (UNIMAS)

Pengalaman yang tidak terlupakan dalam MCCSD3 ini adalah, apabila mission work yang berlangsung di Stairway to Hope, Inanam. Saya berasa sangat bersyukur kerana dapat melanjutkan pelajaran saya manakala kanak-kanak di sana tidak dapat meneruskan pelajaran atas sebab-sebab yang tertentu. Puji Tuhan kepada sukarelawan yang telah menubuhkan Stairway to Hope demi mengajar kanak-kanak yang tidak dapat menghadiri sekolah biasa seperti kita semua, mereka sanggup mengorbankan masa dan tenaga mereka untuk mengajar kanak-kanak tersebut. Saya juga merasakan kehadiran Tuhan Yesus beserta dengan kanak-kanak, senyuman yang mereka berikan kepada kami sangat mangalu-alukan dan saya berasa sangat tersentuh sebab walaupun mereka tahu bahawa mereka mempunyai banyak masalah tetapi mereka tetap memilih untuk memberi kami senyuman manis. Saya berharap lebih banyak lagi aktiviti yang bole saya lakukan di kampus untuk mengeratkan hubungan antara rakan-rakan yang seiman dalam Kristus melalui aktiviti-aktiviti kerohanian – Wayne Atrthur John (Institute Kemahiran Mara Kuching)

Satu pengalaman terbaik yang pernah saya rasai dan Puji Tuhan untuk itu! Setiap intipati yang disampaikan adalah mendalam dan menyentuh secara menyeluruh banyak membantu & memberi inspirasi kepada kami pelajar-pelajar kampus. Selain itu, saya juga bersyukur kerana mendapat keluarga angkat yang sungguh baik yang melayan kami seperti anak mereka sendiri. Saya berharap agar aktiviti seperti ini dapat dianjurkan di Kuching! – Denny Ronny (ILKKM Kuching)

A week before the Malaysian Catholic Campus Student Days, the delegates of Kuching had attended the recollection at St Peter Missionary College, Kuching for spiritual preparation before attending MCCSD 3 and at the same time to create a bonding & team spirit among the delegates and youth ministers.

Group Photo with Fr Ramon after the send off mass
Relationshiop Building- Preparing Breakfast together
Send off Mass




KUCHING CAMPUS MINISTRY – MOVIE NIGHT

12 04 2019

Kuching: Kuching Campus Ministry the menganjurkan “Movie Night” pada 23 Mac di ACCPC dan 6 April di St Lukas Centre.

Tujuan utama Movie Night ini diadakan adalah untuk memcari dana bagi peserta yang akan mengikuti program Malaysian Catholic Campus Students Day’s kali ke-3 di Kota Kinabalu, pada 3 – 8 Jun 2019 akan datang.  Seramai 17 orang pelajar dari pelbagai campus di Kuching akan mewakili Keuskupan Agung Kuching untuk program dwi-tahunan ini.

Untuk Movie Night yang pertama, program ini diadakan di St Rose Room, ACCPC mendapat sambutan yang baik dari pelajar campus. Filem yang ditayangkan bertajuk “Miracles from Heaven” yang berlangsung hampir 2 jam. Turut diadakan juga pada malam itu adalah jualan rencana atau button badge dengan pelbagai corak yang dihasilkan oleh pelajar campus sendiri.

Untuk Movie Night yang kedua pula diadakan di St Lukas Centre bermula pada jam 8 malam. Kali bukan sahaja mendapat sambutan dari pelajar campus tetapi juga umat dari paroki St Ann yang mengikuti missa sunset. Filem yang ditayang bertajuk The Letter – Mother Theresa. Turut diadakan juga jualan rencanamendapat sambutan baik dari pelajar campus kerana berjaya terjual sebanyak 200 biji dalam masa 2 minggu.  Program pada malam itu diakhir dengan doa malam yang diketuai oleh Fr. Ramon Borja.





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

 





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.