Sandakan : St Mary's Cathedral is all set for Christmas celebration with Vigil Mass tonight 24th December 2011 in English at 9.00 pm. The right wing, just extended with a semi-arch open shed complete with lighting, audio and video system can accommodate more than 300 people. With the shed in place, the Cathedral now has a seating capacity of some 1,500 people.
A 25- foot neon light Christmas tree is placed close at the Cathedral entrance and when lit it glows the brightest The glittering setting of the entire Cathedral ushers in the festive spirit of Christmas.
The garden surrounding the statue of St Francis of Assisi is also creatively decorated.
The neon lights are hung all along the road leading to the Cathedral. It's simply marvelous to see the whole Cathedral area flooded with a sea of colourful and brightly lit lights.
All is bright with the coming of Christmas, bringing along with it much joy and cheer for the occasion.
Members of the Cathedral BEC were all out to decorate the inside of the Cathedral to ensure that it befits the festive occasion.
Giving a final touch to the Christmas tree inside the Cathedral, checking and adjusting the ornaments with utmost care and patience. After four weeks of waiting in the season of Advent, preparing for His coming, the hour has finally come. Wishing all visitors to our site, a 'Blessed and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year'.
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