Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
The Church of Visitation held it's annual parish pastoral assembly on the 14th November 2010, Sunday at the Visitation Hall from 1.30pm till 6.00pm.
The committees members are as following:
Parish Priest - Fr. George Packiasamy
Ast. Parish Priest - Fr. Andrew Kooi
PPC (Chairman) - John Lim
PPC (Coordinating) - Jerome Selva Retnam
Finance - Benedict Chan
DPPC - Adrian Van Huizen
Secretary - Corina Theresa
Mandarin Apostolic Rep. - Paul Tan
Bahasa Apostolic Rep.- Noel Petrus
Tamil Apostolic Rep. - Mr. Jacob
Religious Youth - Sr. Amy
The programme started with a welcoming note and an ice breaker 'dance' lead by some the youths from Y2Y of Seremban.
Followed by the enthronement of the Bible by Orang Asli community and song "All Are Welcome" in four languages.
Then a keynote address was given by our parish priest Fr. George Pakiasamy. He emphasise on this year's theme, "The Bible: A Guide for Our Steps, a Light of the Word" has helped us all to deepen our discipleship and grow in our spirituality. He is happy to see many new faces coming forward to offer their services whole-heartily in the BECs and various
ministries. It's a sign of our sense of belonging to the church and the Word of God has helped us all to get involved in the life of the Church. Next year the parish will be moving one step up the 2nd stage of the New Image of Parish (NIP) in it's 5th year. The focus would be on "CHRIST's TEACHING, OUR LIGHT"
The PPC has full confidence in that we will be faithful to the teaching of Christ and allow His teaching to guide us in our living, in our prayers, to walk in His light and also to bring light into our homes and hearts. Fr. George ended with a phrase from the Bible which Jesus said in John 13:34 "And now I give you a new commandment: Love one another just as I have loved you. It is by your love for one another, that everyone will recognise you as my disciples".
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Thursday, November 25, 2010
(By Ms Elizabeth Chong)
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The Visitation Youth group, Y2Y had its 1st youth mass on Saturday 20th November 2010. About 50 of the Y2Y members took part. It was an exciting event for all the youths - from the lectors, to the psalmist, the band member and the choir members as it was the first time they had participated actively in a youth mass. A big hand must be given to the band members comprising Daryl on the drums and guitarist Zeno, Calvin and Daniel as they put up a good show despite only practising together twice.
A BBQ was also held after the youth mass to enable the Y2Y members to mingle and get to know each other better. The main reason for the BBQ is to enable the youths to have an avenue to hold an activity within the church compound and to strengthen their bonding. It was a great night with a lot of activities planned by the youth facilitators and good food.
Y2Y was formed in October 2009 to encourage spiritual and social development of the youths of Visitation parish. It is open for youths from Forms 1 to 5. Y2Y meets every fortnightly on Sundays from 12.30 pm to 2.00pm. Y2Y currently has about 60 members. The group’s advisors are Peter T and Lavinia and they are assisted by a group of college students.
Y2Y have assisted in some of the formation programs organised by the Sunday School. They have taken charge of the ice-breakers and games for the Bible Camps organised during the school holidays, and the energisers and puppet show for the Joy Camp for the First Holy Communion students. They have also assisted in the sale of Bibles during our church Feast Day celebration, sold drinks during the food sale for the Christmas Campaign for the poor and are currently selling car stickers for the Church Restoration Fund.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The 1st cemetery was in Saga Estate, Siliau, Rantau (2 kms from the Our Lady of Lourdes, Saga Chapel). It was blessed at 5.30 pm. There are 30 people buried in this cemetery.
The 2nd cemetery was in Majorie Estate (1 km away from the chapel of the Sacred Heart). It was blessed at 6.30 pm. There are about 70 people were buried in this cemetery.
All those buried in these two cemeteries are the people who had worked in these two estates.