Archbishop John Lee’s Visit to Kudat
Archbishop John Lee paid a two day
visit to Kudat parishes.
On 18th July 09 evening , he celebrated the holy mass at Sacred Heart’s Church, Tajau, attended by faithful from the three parishes ;
St.Peter’s Church, Kudat, Our Lady’ Immaculate's Church, Taipa and faithful from Sacred Heart itself.
The holy mass was celebrated by the archbishop, assisted by Fr. Edward and Fr. Yip. Besides explaining the readings in his homily, the celebrant also urged the faithful to read the three
readings of the day before going to church so as we can understand the homily better.
the Holy Mass, the faithful were invited to a dinner at the hall. While having dinner, we were entertained by the youth there with songs and dances.
19th July, the faithful from the three churches met at St. Peter’s Church. At 8.30 am, the church bell was rung. While the entrance hymn was sung, a procession of the first holy communion
boys and girls, readers, ministers of communion, priests
and the archbishop and altar boys proceeded to the altar. It was a very solemn occasion indeed. Kudat saw a packed church that
his homily, Archbishop John Lee said that Jesus is the shepherd,
we are his sheep. Jesus is the One promised to the Jews,
according to texts from Jeremiah. He is a good shepherd who loves
each and every one of His sheep. We should be like Him, a good
and responsible shepherd to those under us and to each other so as
the church’s communities can love and serve God well.
the Holy Mass ended, there were speeches from Mr. Simon Lai,
Council chairman, and Fr. Edward, the rector,
who both thanked the Archbishop for this visit. Finally Archbishop
Lee made his dynamite speech.
was followed by photography session and light refreshments at the hall.
archbishop went back to KK
in the afternoon.
written on 19th July, 2009