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Monday, March 29, 2010

Commissioning of Holy Trinity Parish Youth Apostolate, Tawau

In conjunction with the 25th World Youth Day, the Holy Trinity Parish Youth Apostolate (previously known as The Parish Youth Ministry), comprising 14 young parishioners, were commissioned during the celebration of  Palm Sunday mass yesterday, 28th March 2010.

The Catholic World Youth Day, initiated by the late Pope John Paul II in 1984 in Rome is normally celebrated during Palm or Passion Sunday. The theme for this year’s World Youth Day is “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit  eternal life”

Beside organizing the Mass, the youth also participated in the Palm procession together with the other parishioners. According to the Bible, Palm Sunday marks the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem, greeted by cheering crowds bearing palm fronds. It also marks the start of Holy Week, which shall conclude with Easter the following Sunday. 
 During the commissioning, Msgr. Nicholas Ong the Rector urged the youth to be faithful to God, committed, responsible, and humble; walking as a companion to one another in addition to living as witnesses of Christ in the salvation of mankind.

After the Eucharist, about 120 youth, together with the rector, parish pastoral council chairman and religious sisters gathered in the parish hall where a brief but meaningful presentation was given.
In his address, the rector urged the youth to discern  prayerfully to God’s calling and respond confidently.

“Walk in the light and joy of God by following Christ as your model.” he said, “You are our future in this very challenging world. Our prayers are definitely with you always.”

The program with the remaining activities ended at 5pm.

Julita Domingo



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