KUCHING ARCHDIOCESAN YOUTH DAY 2017 (KAYD17)

4 09 2017

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Starting from this year,

Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Commission (KAYC) with the collaboration of all Parishes and Youth Groups in the Archdiocese of Kuching will organize Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Day for 3 consecutive years and take up the theme taken from World Youth Day in Panama which has been announced by Pope Francis.

The themes constitute a journey of faith, love and hope which on this journey we will be accompanied by the Virgin Mary whom all generations call Blessed (Lk 1:48)”

The first two themes (2017 and 2018) are meant to be celebrated at the Parish Level and the highlight for Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Day will be in 2019.

And this year, from 31 August until 3 September 2017; with the theme taken from Gospel of Luke 1:49 ” The Mighty one has done great things for us, Holy is His name”, about 500 youth from different area in Archdiocese of Kuching gathered at Archdiocesan Curia and Cathedral Pastoral Center (ACCPC) to deepen their faith and learn about Blessed Mother.

The gathering ended with a Closing Mass by His Grace Archbishop Simon Poh 

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Prayer Vigil Night – Holy Hour

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Praise and Worship

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Drama about “The Annunciation”

 

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KUCHING ARCHDIOCESAN YOUTH DAY 2017 (KAYD17) ROADSHOWS

7 08 2017

Kuching Archdiocese Youth Commission (KAYC) with the collaboration of all Parishes and Youth Groups in the Archdiocese of Kuching organized Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Day for 3 consecutive years and take up the themes taken from World Youth Day in Panama which has been announced by Pope Francis.

The themes constitute a journey of faith, love and hope which on this journey we will be accompanied by the Virgin Mary whom all generations call Blessed (Lk 1:48)”.

Hence to prepare the young people in Archdiocese of Kuching for Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Day 2017 (KAYD17); there were roadshows to each parishes in Archdiocese of Kuching led by Promotion and Marketing Ministry.

The roadshows program consists of Youth Mass and the procession of the KAYD17 Cross, Icon of Blessed Virgin Mother and Bible for youth as a signed of accompaniment and journey towards Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Day 2017 (KAYD17).

(Last Roadshow was at Blessed Sacrament Church ( 5 August 2017) – No picture)

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– KAYD17 Roadshow to Holy Spirit Lundu (8 April 2017)

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– KAYD17 Roadshow to St Stephen, Bau (22 April 2017)

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– KAYD17 Roadshow to St Ann Kota Padawan (20 May 2017)

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– KAYD17 Roadshow to St Theresa Serian (10 June 2017)

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– KAYD17 Roadshow to St Jude Bunan(8 July 2017)

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– KAYD17 Roadshow to Our Lady Queen of Peace(22 – 23 July 2017)





Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Run 2017 (KAYR17)

17 07 2017

The Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Run 2017 (KAYR17) was held on the 15th July 2017 at ACCPC by Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Day 2017 (KAYD17) Committees to support the KAYD17 fund whilst encouraging spiritual and relationship growth among the Youths. A total of 100 participants and servants from the Archdiocese of Kuching took part in this lively fund raising event and the event was supported by St John’s Ambulance, PDRM Traffic Police, RELA, Cyclist and sponsorship among the generous parishioners.  

“We are only the earthenware jars that hold this treasure, to make it clear that such an overwhelming power comes from God and not from us” (2 Corinthians 4:7).

Despite a short period of promotional time and notice for the Jogathon cards to be distributed, Our Lord has once again proven His abundant Blessings upon His Youths, providing a blast and huge success for KAYD17. It drizzled around 5am that Saturday when the servants were having their final briefing while participants came for registration and the rain stopped before dawn breaks where the day started with a Zumba warm up, followed by Flag Off by Sister Uming, photo taking sessions, cooling down dance and a surprise visit by Archbishop Simon Poh, whom presented the medals and gifts for the top three runners and later gave a speech, concluding prayer and blessings upon the youths.

Written by Jason Kho ~ KAYD17 Coordinator

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Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Day 2017 (KAYD17) Servant Retreat

19 06 2017

Bau – On 16 – 18th June, a total number of eighty-four (84) Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Day 17 (KAYD17) servants from various Parish Youth Ministries (PYM) and Youth Groups gathered at CMPC, Mount Singai for a retreat. This retreat helps the servants to prepare themselves for the upcoming KAYD17 which will be held from 31 August to 3 September 2017. The retreat was organised by Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Commission with the help of KAYD17 coordinators.

Rationale of the retreat was to in still faith and unity among every youth (disregarding skin colour, race and status) as a family to serve in KAYD 2017 by breaking out their comfort zone; and focusing on Jesus as the center of our lives so that we will remain steadfast and immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord by putting Mother Mary as our role model.

Fr. Varghese Lopez SJ was invited to become the retreat master throughout the retreat. He shared meaningful inputs on how a person can deepen their relationship with God through the art of dancing between one’s true self and false self. Besides, the retreat helps the servants to have better understanding on this year’s KAYD17 theme taken from Luke 1:49, “The mighty One has done great things for me and holy is His name”.

The empowering retreat ended with Corpus Christi Mass by Fr. Varghese Lopez SJ at Mount Singai chapel. In a nutshell, the ending of the retreat is actually the beginning for the servants to look forward for the KAYD 2017 event. Let us together pray for the successful of the event for the growth of our youngsters in Archdiocese of Kuching.

Written by,

Ellisha Iling, KAYD17 Coordinator

Photo from 🍃dina@baby🍃😍

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fellowship with others

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sharing and input by Fr Varghese Lopez Sj

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Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Day 2015 (KAYD15)

4 09 2015

29th – 31st August 2015 – Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Day 2015 is held once every two years on which it was organized by the Kuching Archdiocese Youth Commission (KAYC) with the collaboration of all Parishes and Youth Groups in the Archdiocese of Kuching.

This year, KAYD 2015 was held at Grand Hall, Archdiocesan Cathedral Curia Parish Center (ACCPC). About 700 participants and servants have came together for the grand three-day celebration. They came from various Parishes to include Kuching, Sri Aman, Betong, Kapit and as far as from Kuala Lumpur and Sabah with one mission; to share the love of God and to Glorify him.

His Grace Archbishop John Ha presided the Opening Mass where His homily messages centred on  the theme of KAYD 2015  “The Beatitudes” taken from Matthew 5: 1-12 on the first day of KAYD. He shared that the Beatitudes is one of the keys to enter God’s Kingdom, we must to follow Jesus,’ he told the young people.

The prelate challenged the young participants with the questions “How do we response to his offer? Am I following the Beatitudes in my life?” These questions help the young people to reflect on their lives throughout the event. The Mass was followed by the Opening Celebration and Worship Night.

The second day of KAYD was filled with plenary talks by Brother Stanley Goh,SJ. It was followed by the workshop on Human Dignity. Guest speakers Mervyn Lee, Fr Peter Liston and Cosmas Klumai, spoke to male participants. While Lucy Gumek, Stephanie Ng and Sarah Marimuthu attended to the female participants. the programme continued with Adoration Night and Reconciliation.

The Closing Mass by Archbishop John Ha ended KAYD2015 on 31 August 2015. The KAYD Committee would like to thank everyone including the host families, who supported in one way or another to make the event a success.

Testimonies:

The Sessions and workshop in KAYD really help me a lot, especially about life; learn how to love, appreciate and how to defense my faith. I am blessed to have a good opportunity to share the love of God with people that I’ve met during KAYD. KAYD 2015  inspired me to continue apply the Beatitudes in my life as what did Jesus do. Be Blessed!

Athena Balina Lawrence, Politeknik Kuching

I’ve been KAYD-waved ever since I heard about the KAYD early this year from a friend of mine. So, I’ve been looking forward to attend the KAYD, and yes I am so BLESSED to be part of the youths wave to praise and worship God, to listen to His words and to mingle around with other youths. My ‘hunger’ was filled. I’ve been longing to this kind of program for quite while. I’m looking forward for the next KAYD and any events such like this at Kuching. Praise to the Lord!

Charles Eric George, Church of the Holy Family, Kajang

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7th KAYD 2015 Roadshow at City Parishes, Kuching

10 08 2015

9 August 2015, St Joseph Cathedral – About 30 Youths from different parishes gathered at St Joseph cathedral to witness the hand over of the KAYD cross from PYM Sri Aman to Empowered ministry.

After hand over the KAYD Cross, the procession of the Cross started from St Joseph Cathedral to ACCPC with a Rosary recitation and was led by representatives from each City Parishes.

The event started at St Rose Room, ACCPC with Praise and worship by Empowered ministry and continued with introduction to the theme by Stephanie Micheal, one of the Coordinators. Fr Larry was invited to share about his program called iChat.

To show that KAYD 2015 is just around the corner and the committees ready to serve and share the Love of God to the community, all the representatives from the city parishes process the KAYD cross from ACCPC to the Church which was before the Evening Mass Started.

 

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6th KAYD 2015 Roadshow at Holy Family Chapel, Betong, Sri Aman

27 07 2015

Betong, 25-26 July 2015 – The 6th KAYD 2015 Roadshow was held at Holy Family Chapel Betong. There were 27 persons from Kuching (Promotion and Marketing team together with PYM’s) and 17 persons from St Jude Bunan, Gega joined the roadshow.

On 25 July, a convoy, Promotion and Marketing team together with PYM’s and youth from St Jude Bunan arrived in Betong around 7.00 pm. After had a dinner with ladies guild in Betong, Youth from Kuching and St Jude Bunan joined Taize prayer led by Deacon Robert Jissem and Youth from Betong. The program ended at 9.30 pm with a final blessing by Fr Martin Wong.

The KAYD Roadshow started on 26 July 2015 at 8.00 am with a Morning Prayer led by Ms Nina Gordon, one of the KAYD coordinators. The roadshow continued with an ice breaking led by Promotion and Marketing team and introduction to KAYD by Mr Cyril, one of KAYD coordinators.

Ms Lucy shared a short video about Christian Faith and led the youth to reflect on their faith; on how far they stand firm in their faith and how they put Jesus in their lives.

The roadshow ended with a Youth mass at 10.30 am presided by Fr Martin Wong and Deacon Robert Jissem. PYM St Jude Bunan hands over the KAYD 2015 cross to PYM Our Lady Queen of Peace Sri Aman during the procession.

Promotion and Marketing team requested to do the KAYD roadshow at Holy Family chapel Betong because of one reason; to gather all the Youth from Skrang and Seratok in Betong. As if the roadshow was held at Sri Aman, there will be a problem for youth from Skrang and Seratok to join due to geographically problem.

The upcoming roadshow and visiting of the Youth Cross will be at city parish, St. Joseph on this coming 9th August 2015, 1.30pm. And the cross will be hands-over by the PYM Our Lady Queen of Peace Sri Aman. It will be the last roadshow before the KAYD actual day.

Be Blessed!

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