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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Holy Trinity Church of Tawau celebrates its feast day

Tawau : The Holy Trinity Parish celebrated her feast day, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, on Sunday 30th May 2010 with a Holy Mass presided by His Lordship Rt Reverend Julius Dusin Gitom, Bishop of the Diocese of Sandakan, con celebrated by Msgr. Nicholas Ong and Fr. Philip Muji.
In his homily, the prelate told the congregation that, as their parish is named after the Holy Trinity, the celebration always has special meaning.

“The Trinity is the symbol of unity” he said, “so the promise of Christ in sending the Advocate will be fulfilled in a community of love and happiness.”
It is the most fundamental mystery of the Christian faith - that God is a Truine God. There is but One Almighty God, yet, we realize the true nature of Our God - He is three persons. For God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are but the same God merely in three different persons.
The Holy Trinity can be observed in the Gospel through the words of our Lord: "Go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 28:18)

He went on to say that “Our body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit and therefore glorify God in your body
where we can see and project the 'Church' within the Community.

 His Lordship also asked the parishioners to continue the pastoral process of establishing a community of communion in the diocese through the Basic Ecclesial Communities. The communities are considered as a new way of being Church - the Church at the grassroots, neighborhood churches and these communities are a sign of vitality within the Church, an instrument of formation and evangelization. 
 After the Mass around 500 parishioners adjourned to the parish hall for a lunch fellowship, with presentations provided by the various BEC groups of the parish.

In his speech, the prelate asked the parishioners to be committed and to pray for the upcoming diocesan assembly for direction in identifying our diocesan vision and mission for without a vision the people will perish.
Among the activity were cutting of the cake, photo taking with the newly baptized who also gave their sharing.
Among them was Andy Ng who said, “Jesus revealed to me through the cross.”

Said Suzita,” living with Christ means to live with love and forgiveness.”
Emily shared that Christ revealed to her through her own mother, though she was slow to respond to it in the beginning.
Another neophyte Feril shared that it took his wife 14 years of perseverance to respond.

The activity ended at 1.30pm with closing prayer by His Lordship.

The activity ended at 1.30 pm with a Closing Prayer led by the prelate.

Julita

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