Kudat Youth Day.
Theme : We want to see Christ
On 26th June, 2004 parishioners of
Kudat celebrated the " Three in One Occasion : the Eucharistic Congress, Bishop John Lee's 17th episcopals
ordination and anniversary and St.Peter and Paul's day. On 3rd July , the SYD Cross from Kota Marudu
arrived in Kudat.
Kudat youths together with parents and parishioners were waiting at the gate when the group
from Kota Marudu arrived with the Youth Cross. They were greeted by sounds
of gongs, sumajau dancers and faithful carrying banners .
At 6 pm all faithful entered the church
bearing the cross to begin the Holy Mass.
Rasimi Linggang of
St. Theresa , Kota Maruduin in her sharing thanked the youths of St. Peter for the warm welcome. She continued to say
that she experienced joy in Christ during the week the Youth Cross was in her
church. She said the cross to her is no longer
a cross of suffering but a cross of victory for through the cross
we get to know Christ. She concluded by inviting all the youths present to follow Christ. " Come let's follow Christ!
" said this youth.
In his address to the congregation, Father Tobias Chi
expressed his happiness to see so many youths under
one roof at the same time to worship God. He said it is
through the cross that we can be saved and urged the
congregation to spread the good news to non- christians.
After the homily , the faithful venerated
the Cross. When
the Holy Mass was over, the faithful proceeded to
St.Peter Hall for dinner. After dinner, the youths from
Kota Marudu made their journey home.
The Reconcillation Night was on 4th July. After Sister
Emey read a well written text on reconcilation, those
present proceeded to pray near the Youth Cross in dim light .
Then came the beautiful and meaningful part of the
evening when everyone started to ask for
forgiveness from each other while holding a
lit candle. Christ was really present then in everyone.
On 5th July 2004, the cross was brought to Tajau
on 7th July to Taipa . On 9th it finally came back to
St. Peter and on 10th July it would be brought
to Buntu Tuhan.