Tawau : Fr. David A. Garaman, the assistant parish priest of Holy Trinity Church celebrated his 2nd anniversary presbyteral ordination on 30th December 2012. He was ordained on 31st December 2010 at St. Dominic's Church Lahad Datu and was posted to Tawau since then.
Some 300 parishioners attended the pot-luck dinner function held at the Parish Canteen to lend support and to express their appreciation to Fr. David for leading them to know, love and serve the Lord.
The PPC Chairman Mario Domingo in his words of welcome, said, 'We really thanked Fr. David for his spiritual guidance especially the very inspired homily during each mass. We hope that the Holy Spirit will continue to shower you the wisdom in leading us to Christ. Years of ordination will not make much difference in preaching and witnessing the power of God which dwell in each priest and as a young priest we believe and will pray for your strength and perseverance in your call.'
In response, Fr David shared, 'Thank you for your concern and continuous support rendered me while serving in this Parish. I recall back then when I say YES to Bishop during my ordination to serve others with joy and happiness. I always believe that wherever there is a problem there is always an opportunity to overcome it with the grace from God.'
Fr. David commended the parishioners of HTC for the strong cooperation, unity and teamwork. He said, 'Your involvement has made our Church vibrant and the interaction among the various groups has made us strong.'