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Monday, May 25, 2009

Nurses' Day Mass at Holy Trinity Church Tawau

After the Mass with Fr Philip Muji

The Catholic nurses of the Holy Trinity Church Tawau celebrated their annual nurses’ day mass on 24.05.2009, an event they celebrate usually on the Sunday after Mother’s Day.
This year however, it was celebrated together with the World Communication Day and The Ascension of The Lord.
The nurses, all in their uniform, participated in the mass by providing the choir, commentator, lectors and collectors.
To the parishioners, it was a refreshing sight to have a mass with so many student nurses smartly dressed in their white uniform taking charge of the many parts of the liturgical celebration, the most obvious part probably being the choir conducted by a nurse as the choir master.
The Nurses choir
The celebrant Rev Fr Philip Muji in his homily encouraged the nurses to treasure and value the vocation they have chosen. Being uniquely placed so closely to the sick and dying, he exhorted them to be witnesses of Christ in their work of relieving pain and suffering to the sick, doing it with joy, prayer and thanksgiving.
The mass was followed by a breakfast fellowship provided by the Catholic Women’s Apostolate in the parish canteen.
Lining up for the food



With their Tutor, Miss Han

The senior Nurses
Catholic nurses make their presence in our parish felt through the Catholic Nurses Guild (CNG). Through it, Catholic nurses are encouraged to be involved in the parish life. It also provides guidance and support to the Catholic student nurses who are undergoing their training at the Tawau Nursing School. The parish provides transport for them to join the weekly prayer meeting in the church. This coming July, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal ministry is conducting a 'life in the spirit' seminar for them.
This year at the end of July the CNG of Holy Trinity Church is again hosting their biennial general meeting for the whole of Malaysia. All health care providers both in the public and private sectors are encouraged to be members of the guild.
Contributed by Marcus chin

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