Fr Cosmas celebrates 43rd anniversary

KOTA KINABALU: The rector of St Simon Catholic Church Likas celebrated his 43rd anniversary at the parish on the feast of the Holy Family on Dec 29, last year. Fr Cosmas Lee, in his usual no-nonsense sermon, shared how some people would probe his decision to join the priesthood with these stereotyping questions on theContinue reading “Fr Cosmas celebrates 43rd anniversary”

Rite of Acceptance into Order of Catechumens

KOTA KINABALU: The Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens was held in St Simon Catholic Church Likas, in which five enquirers* were admitted into the order of catechumens, on Sept 8. Fr Cosmas told the congregation that the enquirers were given a catechesis the day before and were told that to be aContinue reading “Rite of Acceptance into Order of Catechumens”

Training begins for parish’s 7 aspiring organists

KOTA KINABALU: A total of seven musicians from St Simon Catholic Church Likas took part in a two-day organ training sessions, here, on Aug 18-19. The aspiring organists were trained by three tutors from Singapore. The two full-time organ teachers from Methodist School of Music are Dr Evelyn Lim and Ng Chet Wei while AngelaContinue reading “Training begins for parish’s 7 aspiring organists”

Maiden visit to rural Pitas chapel

PITAS: The St Simon Catholic Church Likas outreach team visited St Stephanus Chapel as part of its rural outreach programme in Kg Bilangau Kecil, here, July 22. St Stephanus is one of the many outlying chapels under the Kota Marudu Parish, about an hour’s drive from Kota Marudu. The chapel was selected after initial visitsContinue reading “Maiden visit to rural Pitas chapel”

62 from Ministry of Hospitality commissioned

KOTA KINABALU: A total of 62 members from the Ministry of Hospitality, led by Arthur Sebangkit, were commissioned by St Simon Catholic Church Likas rector Fr Cosmas Lee on April 28. Among the commissioned at the morning and evening services, here, were eight new members. Prior to the commissioning, Fr Cosmas had exhorted in aContinue reading “62 from Ministry of Hospitality commissioned”

Ministry’s maiden visit to Don Bosco Children’s Home

RANAU: A total of 17 members of the parish Pastoral Care for the Sick, Aged and Needy Ministry made a maiden visit to the Don Bosco Children’s Home at Bundu Tuhan, here, on Oct 13. Some of the members were there for the first time even though the centre had existed for not less thanContinue reading “Ministry’s maiden visit to Don Bosco Children’s Home”

Boys’ Brigade: Engaging a lost generation

KOTA KINABALU:  A briefing on the Boys’ Brigade Ministry and its impact on young people in the parish was given by St Simon Catholic Church Likas rector Fr Cosmas Lee, here, on Dec 9, 2017. Organised by ministry leader Godfrey Moay, among the topics covered were the declining number of young people attending Church activitiesContinue reading “Boys’ Brigade: Engaging a lost generation”

Parish hosts LoM’s 13th Annual General Reunion

KOTA KINABALU: The Legion of Mary (LoM), the Praesdium of Our Lady of Annunciation, of St Simon Catholic Church Likas hosted the 13th Annual General Reunion (AGR) at its parish hall here on Dec 9, 2017. The AGR, attended by some 110 participants at the event recently, is a reunion of all the legionaries underContinue reading “Parish hosts LoM’s 13th Annual General Reunion”

‘Trust in Jesus’, archbishop says at recent St Simon feast day

KOTA KINABALU: At the recent Feast Day celebration, Archbishop John Wong reminded the St Simon Catholic Church Likas parishioners to trust in Jesus and listen to what God is telling them through the Good News. Citing the Gospel of Luke, the prelate spoke about how Jesus spent the whole night in prayer before handpicking HisContinue reading “‘Trust in Jesus’, archbishop says at recent St Simon feast day”

‘I came here to be near God’

St Simon Catholic Church Likas Soccom Ministry photographer and regular contributor writes about her visit to the Holy Family Residence for Senior Citizens in Papar, alongside the parish’s Pastoral Care Ministry, recently. What she didn’t expect was a chance meet-up with one of the residents who shared her inspirational journey of conversion, which turned the formalContinue reading “‘I came here to be near God’”