Session with readers & commentators

Holy Week: Fr Cosmas gives practice session to readers Contributed by Gerry Benjamin IT is not often that we, Readers and Commentators of this parish, have an opportunity to meet as a group. However, at the initiative of our Rector Father Cosmas Lee and PPC member Cecilia Funk, we met not just to rehearse forContinue reading “Session with readers & commentators”

Outreach visit to Tuaran

  THE parish Pastoral Care Ministry’s outreach team visited the Tolumis Care Centre in Tuaran in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration on Feb 20. The trip was part of an ongoing visit to the centre by the dedicated group led by its leader Vera Chin.

Lenten reflection: Week 4

‘We walk by faith, not by sight’ “NOW the Gospel story is pretty straight forward. There’s a climax to the story – and it comes when the man makes the profession of faith in Jesus. So very simply, his journey is from blindness to sight; from darkness to light – symbolising the journey from unbeliefContinue reading “Lenten reflection: Week 4”

Lenten reflection: Week 3

‘We are thirsty for God’ ‘BROTHERS and sisters in the Lord, This is the eighth time I am preaching at St Simon (Church Likas) on the Third Sunday of Lent, preaching on the same readings, preaching on the Samaritan woman. The common reaction to something that is repeated regularly: Is there something new? Does it haveContinue reading “Lenten reflection: Week 3”

Red Mass 2016

Archbishop to lawyers: The sun shines on the good and bad KOTA KINABALU: Some 70 members of the Catholic legal fraternity heard about two sides of justice at the fifth annual Red Mass on Saturday (Feb 20). The Mass, held at the St Simon Catholic Church Likas, was presided by Archbishop John Wong and concelebratedContinue reading “Red Mass 2016”

Lenten reflection: Week 2

‘The greatest of all mysteries is the mystery of Jesus Christ’ “AS Catholic Christians, there is a word that we must understand. That word is ‘mystery’. It is mentioned in every Mass; it is a very important word to St Paul in all his letters; it is a word we find in all Church prayers –Continue reading “Lenten reflection: Week 2”

Lenten reflection: Week 1

Jesus is Lord – the Lord of Mercy During the Lenten season in the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the St Simon Church Likas rector Fr Cosmas Lee’s sermon/catechesis will be published online to help the people understand God’s mercy and the faith better. Below is his sermon: – “WHEN the committee discussed about how bestContinue reading “Lenten reflection: Week 1”

Ash Wednesday 2016

Sharing God’s mercy so that there will be hope in the world again KOTA KINABALU: Despite still in the mood for Chinese New Year celebration, the faithful flocked to St Simon Church Likas to begin the Lenten season with Ash Wednesday Mass on Feb 10. At the service, concelebrated with visiting priest Fr Jojo Fung,Continue reading “Ash Wednesday 2016”

Sabah’s first Franciscan priest celebrates Mass

‘Life is a challenge’: Fr Francisco shares his journey towards priesthood KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s first Franciscan priest Fr Francisco Jude Basnayake celebrated Mass at St Simon Church Likas parish on Jan 24 and impressed the churchgoers with his impromptu sermon after accidentally leaving his homily script at Stella Maris Church Tanjung Aru where he wasContinue reading “Sabah’s first Franciscan priest celebrates Mass”

The Epiphany of the Lord

The ‘inclusive’ nature of the Catholic Church KOTA KINABALU: While the secular world had taken down Christmas decorations and stopped playing the “holiday” songs in shopping malls and elsewhere, the Catholic churches, including St Simon Church Likas, are still in Christmas mood. Officially, Christmas only ends on the Sunday after the Epiphany of the Lord,Continue reading “The Epiphany of the Lord”