‘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.

16th Human Life International Asia Pacific Congress on Faith, Life & Family

1 08 2009

This Asia Pacific Congress, organised by Human Life International and Human Life Service Miri, carries the them – Walk in the Light: Bringing about a Transformation of Culture. Its aims are to promote and defend the dignity of life and the sanctity and nobility of the family.

Father and baby's hands

At the congress, experts in the field of Demography, Bioethics, Moral Theology and Pro-life activists working in pro-life and pro-family movements share their rich experiences and the delegates get a first hand idea of what others are doing to defend families and specially the unborn throughout the world. Audio-video sessions keep the delegates glued to their seats. And people wait to seek answers to their questions at the end of each presentation. Usually the work of delegates bear fruit by way of new initiatives.

Pertinent details are as follow:

  • 19-21st Nov 09 – Grand Ballroom, Imperial Hotel, Miri
  • 22 Nov 09 – Closing Mass at Miri Indoor Stadium

Sessions in the Congress:

  1. The Silent Holocaust by Dr Brian Clowes
  2. Hidden Agenda: Sterilising Women by Dr Brian Clowes
  3. Is Humanae Vitae Still Relevant Today? by Fr Thomas J Euteneuer
  4. Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body by Fr Thomas J Euteneuer
  5. The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality: What Parents Need to Know by Dr Ligaya Acosta
  6. Frozen Embryos: Where are We Heading as a Church? by Dr Brian Scarnecchia
  7. The Intricate Design of God by Kerry Bourke
  8. The Human Father After the Father Heart of God

The celebrants at the Masses during the conference include:

  • His Grace Archbishop Salvatore Pennachio, Apostolic Delegate to Malaysia
  • Rt Rev Bishop Anthony Lee, Bishop of Miri
  • His Eminence Cardinal Vidal of the Archdiocese of Cebu, Philippines (at the Closing Mass on 22 Nov)

Registeration fee:

  • RM100 on or before 15 Sept 09
  • RM120 after 15 Sept 09
  • RM35 for dinner ticket (optional)

Registration fee does not include meals and accommodation.

Registration forms are obtainable from your parish offices or from the Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Office(082-237237) or can be downloaded by clicking here. For more information contact Human Life Services Miri (085-426729, hlsmiri2000@yahoo.co.uk).

Walk in the light

Experts in the field of Demography, Bioethics, Moral Theology and Pro-life activists working in pro-life and pro-family movements share their rich experiences and the delegates get a first hand idea of what others are doing to defend families and specially the unborn throughout the world. Audio-video sessions keep the delegates glued to their seats. And people wait to seek answers to their questions at the end of each presentation. They leave to their respective countries with strong resolution to put in their might in their particular regions. And usually the work of these delegates bear fruit by way on new initiatives.

Dr Ligaya Acosta Speaks about the Homosexual Agenda

29 07 2009

On 21st July 2009, the Youth and Vocations Commision of Archdiocese of Kuching had organized a session on Sexuality: “The Homosexual Agenda” by Dr Ligaya Acosta. She is the Executive Director of Human Life International Asia-Oceania, Manila. She has traveled to from India to Mongolia and Papua New Guinea to promote Life and the Family. The evening session was held at the AVA room of St Joseph Parish Centre. There were altogether 44 youth, working adults and parents from different parishes who attended this session. Below are some pictures and testimonies from the participants:

Dr Ligaya Acosta receives souvenir; L-R: Dorothy, Dr Acosta, Fr Simon, Fr Felix

Dr Ligaya Acosta receives souvenir; L-R: Dorothy, Dr Acosta, Fr Simon, Fr Felix

“An eye opener on the depth and extent of the homosexual agenda and its assault on family and Church. The talk cuts through the usual euphemism and sets the recent development (to promote this lifestyle) in the West in its real perspective. Can’t wait to learn more about this and other facets of the Culture of Death, but more importantly how we can defeat it through Culture of Life, at the HLI Asia Pacific Congress in November’- Benjamin Adrian, CHOICE

“Before this, I was not really aware of homosexual issues happening worldwide. I do know a bit about it through the media but don’t know enough about it. After listening to Dr. Ligaya’s talk of the homosexuality, I understand more its effects and impact on those who practise this same sex relationships. I also learnt that the close relationship between parents and children in a family is most important.”- Andez Gregory, Campus Student

“Her presentation was full of concrete evidence and facts – both scientific and biblical (faith); on the topic of homosexuality as a facet of the Culture of Death. Her challenge to both parents and youths to be more aware and better equipped against the strategies of the Anti-Life (Pro-Death) advocates was interesting – prompting us to be ready and alert to defend our faith and beliefs as Catholics and Pro-Lifers!

Although the session was brief and much of what was shared needed more time thought and digestion, it gave us a glimpse of what we as pro-lifers are up against and need to do, so as not to be easily deceived. Her sharing on hope for the homosexuals and homosexually inclined persons – especially through prayers and self-surrender to GOD, is both informative and practical. I believe with this knowledge, though little, we can begin to better Love, Support and Understand those struggling with homosexuality, especially in our Catholic/Christian circle.”- Mervyn Lee, Empowered Parish Youth Minitry

The audience

If We’re in Love, is Sex OK? How Far is Too Far?

9 07 2009

Aren’t these questions many young people ask? Well, Jason Evert, a popular Catholic public speaker specializing in chastity, explains the Catholic position, and gives us good principles and guidelines. Take a look at the insightful video clips.

Here, Jason speaks to a few teenagers who seem to keenly absorb what he shares with them.

He then answers their second pressing question.

A Prayer Before Connecting to the Internet

3 07 2009

surfing the internetThe internet is a powerful tool at our disposal for the spread of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Yet, many of us are aware of the dangers that the lurk in the internet.  May this prayer help us use the internet the correct way.

Almighty and eternal God,
who created us in Thy image
and bade us to seek after all that is good, true and beautiful,
especially in the divine person of Thy Only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
grant, we beseech Thee,
that, through the intercession of Saint Isidore, Bishop and Doctor,
during our journeys through the internet
we will direct our hands and eyes only to that which is pleasing to Thee
and treat with charity and patience all those souls whom we encounter.
Through Christ our Lord.   Amen.

Allah yang kekal dan kuasa,
yang menciptakan kami dalam rupa-Mu
dan memanggil kami untuk mencari semua yang baik, benar, dan indah,
terutama di dalam peribadi ilahi Putera-Mu yang tunggal, Tuhan kami Yesus Kristus,
kami mohon,
dengan pengantaraan Santo Isidore, Uskup dan Pujangga Gereja,
supaya dalam perjalanan kami di internet
kami mengarahkan tangan dan mata kami kepada apa yang berkenan kepada-Mu
dan memperlakukan semua orang yang kami temui dengan kasih dan kesabaran.
Demi Kristus Tuhan kami. Amin.

by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
Read the original blog of Fr John.

The Christian Internet Code of Ethics from Naznet is useful to help us determine the boundaries  of our exploration of the cyberworld.

As a Christian who is active on the internet, I hold myself to certain standards of conduct. They are:

  • I guard my online relationships
  • I recognize that attachments develop as easily on the internet as anywhere else, and sometimes more easily because of the anonymity involved in initial exchanges. I particularly guard against relationships that encroach upon the level of trust and faithfulness that is to exist only within a husband/wife relationship.
  • I am careful to visit websites that do not compromise my life in Christ
  • I am aware that there are sites on the internet that Christians must avoid, including those that contain pornography. I do not visit such sites, even out of curiosity. When, by accident (and it happens to everyone), I find such a page loading, I leave it immediately.
  • I take care that my written communications reflect Christ in my life
  • Even on issues about which I feel passionate, I avoid saying things that I feel might be displeasing to the Lord. I represent myself, and my intentions in a truthful and upright manner in all my exchanges.
  • I guard my time to assure that my time online is kept in proper balance with the rest of my life
  • I realize that the internet can consume time that should be invested elsewhere: family, church, work responsibilities, and other activities that make for a well rounded life. I especially guard against spending time on the internet that should be spent with the Lord.

Catholic & SEX? (Tue, 21 Jul 09)

30 06 2009
Fall of Adam & Eve
Fall of Adam & Eve

Talk on Human Sexuality from the Catholic viewpoint.
Addresses the issue of homosexuality.

Speaker: Dr. Ligaya Acosta
(Exec. Director of Human Life International (HLI) Asia-Oceania)
Date : Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Time: 7:30pm – 9pm
Venue: St Augustine’s’ Room (St Joseph’s Parish Centre)