Tawau : The Solemnity of The Most Holy Trinity the Sunday after Pentecost, also the patronal feast day of Holy Trinity Church was celebrated on Sunday, 4th June 2012, presided by Msgr. Nicholas Ong, con celebrated by Fr. David A. Garaman. Some 800 parishioners attended the bi-lingual Chinese and Bahasa Malaysia Sunday mass.
This solemn event is a meaningful annual celebration for the parishioners of the Holy Trinity Church ~ it is a special occasion that reflect the love of God who became human, live among us and by his death and resurrection, He has poured into us the Holy Spirit.
In his homily, Msgr Ong said, 'the Trinity is the Mystery of God’s love, The Father ,The Son and The Holy Spirit. As Catholics we believe that the Trinity is a community of persons living in love and unity. He continued to say 'God himself is triune in nature, this means that He is composed of three persons in one nature. God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are the three persons in the Trinity and together exist as one unified and eternal God.'
He shared on the 2nd reading taken from the letter of St Paul to the Romans 8:14-17 that led by the Spirit of God, we call God as 'Abba, Father.' We become God's children and so are heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ.
He added that as parishioners of Holy Trinity Church we are to model ourselves after the Holy Trinity by living in communities of love and in true unity that Holy Trinity Parish becomes a communion of communities.
He ended his homily by wishing each and all 'Happy Feast Day' and invited everyone to give thanks and praise to the Lord for His Son Jesus Christ specially His Death and Resurrection and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
After Mass, parishioners adjourned to the Parish Hall for a fellowship lunch and some entertainment presented by the various communities.
In his address ,Msgr. Ong again invited all parishioners to live in communion with each other so that we become one Big Family, always living in the practice of communion of communities and be the sign of peace and love to others. The characteristics of sharing and living in solidarity has direct consequences for our Christian attitude towards the society at large.
|A traditional dance by the youth of the Indonesian Community|
|Children from the Chinese Sunday School|
|A Filipino dance|
|'If we hold on together'|
|Children from the Pusat Pembelajaran Anak-Anak Imigran (PPAI)|
The PPC chairman, Mario Domingo took the opportunity to thank every one involved in the preparation of the Parish Feast Day and extended his gratitude to parishioners who came with a joyful heart to participate in the said event.
The fellowship ended at 12.30 in the afternoon.