Tawau : The Parish Pastoral Council of Holy Trinity Church held its first meeting for the new term at 7.30 pm on 13 September 2011 at the Parish Conference Room.
|Msgr Nicholas Ong seated 3rd right with the new PPC line-up|
After the opening prayer, the rector Msgr. Nicholas Ong thanked all the newly selected council members for having accepted their appointments to serve the parish for the next 2 years. He also welcomed the Ex officio members Sr. Liza fsic and Mr. Thadeus Sibir from the Diocesan Pastoral Council.
He urged them to be role models for the parishioners, living spiritual lives.
" Pray for the diocese, the parish, the parishioners and for each other. Live by the word of God so that you will be strengthened and motivated through the guidance of the Holy Spirit." he said.
|Thadeus Sibir 2nd left in yellow T-shirt|
Chaired by the Ad Hoc Committee chairman Thadeus Sibir, the office bearers were selected through secret ballots. They are :
Chairman: Mario Domingo
Vice Chairman: Stuart Lai
Secretary: Mary Lee Esporton,
Assistant : Jocelyn Runik
Coordinators for the various pastoral committees, ministries and apostolates were also appointed. In his acceptance speech, PPC chairman Mario Domingo thanked the members for entrusting him to chair the council for another term.
|Mario Domingo, the new PPC Chairman|
He reaffirmed his adherence to the advice of the rector, be prayerful and dependent on the Holy Spirit at all times, working together for the common good of the parish and the diocese.
Among the issues discussed during the meeting were the fund raising for the Diocesan Center and the Parish Multi-Purpose Building, and the upcoming Diocesan anniversary celebration at St. Martin Telupid on 14th and 15th October 2011.