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Thursday, May 28, 2015

THANKSGIVING FELOWSHIP FOR SEMINARIAN WALTER MILTER MARIO

Tawau : Some 60 parishioners of Holy Trinity Church from the various communities and ministries gathered for a fellowship dinner with Seminarian Walter Milter Mario on 22 May 2015 at the Parish canteen. He will be leaving for St. Peter's College, Major Seminary, Kuching the following week to continue with his formation in the priesthood.
Andrew Kiat, the PPC Chairman expressed his appreciation to the Organizing Committee for their effort in arranging the event. He also thanked the parishioners for their presence and the support rendered. 
Addressing the young seminarian, he said, 'we pray for your journey in your vocation and that God's blessing and guidance be with you always.'

Fr. Johnny Raju, the Assistant Parish Priest of Holy Trinity Church shared that the fruit of faith in every parish is  the  birth of priests. Seminarians are like the seeds that the church sowed, waiting for it to germinate, sprout and grow. By the will of God, seminarians will eventually be ordained priests who will journey with his flocks to care and shepherd them to build up the Kingdom of God.  He called upon all parishioners to pray for Seminarian Walter and all other seminarians from the Diocese of Sandakan that they may be granted His compassion in their journey to the priesthood. 
While Seminarian Walter in his words of thanks, said, 'I must admit that having been in Holy Trinity Parish for a mere four months has indeed nourished me and made me more conscious of my vocation There are many areas in my journey that you have taught me. I have gained much. Surely all this experiences are useful and meaningful for my spiritual growth.
He also expressed his gratitude and thanks to Fr. Johnny Raju for his guidance during his pastoral exposure in Holy Trinity Church. He also thanked all the groups, communities and individuals for their support and guidance.

Seminarian Walter is the third seminarian assigned to Holy Trinity Church Tawau for pastoral exposure since the inception of the Diocese. His 4-month stint in Tawau from the end of January to the end of May has enhanced his social and pastoral skills. He is an approachable, friendly and kind hearted seminarian. He has journeyed with the Youth Apostolate, Altar servers, Family Life Ministry, BECs, CWA and other ministry as facilitator or speaker. His involvement in the various activities in the church shows that he is focused and geared towards his priestly vocation.

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