The reputation of mission schools as centers of excellence and learning remains intact and they continue to draw students from all communities, much to the government's chagrin. (Ucanews)
Awakening the missionary spirit.
The pastoral responsibilities in Sarikei, a large and well established parish in the diocese of Sibu, are shared by Frs James Ting and Vincent Oates mhm. Fr Vincent Oates mhm returned to Malaysia after many fruitful years of missionary service in Pakistan, Britain and India. Together they also minister to a considerable number of longhouses in the outlying district.
AEFJN has already worked for many years on some of the SDGs. During the weeks of Lent we will present some of the new development goals and ask ourselves how we could contribute to their implementation.
Mill Hill Missionaries honoured.
Fr John Mc Auley mhm Lapok is little more than a cluster of shops situated in a valley along the Tinjar river at just over and hour's drive from Miri. The village is defined by an elegantly arched concrete bridge across the Tinjar river. Fr John Mc Auley (aka 'Makuleh') serves here as assistant to Fr Andrew Lee, a young and enthusistic diocesan priest with a degree in Sacred Scripture, Working together with yet another young priest, they cover a wide area of longhouses in the surrounding district.
Intention for February: “That we may take good care of creation –a gift freely given– cultivating and protecting it for future generations.”
Dalit Christians in India are planning a march to demand equal rights, including reservation in educational institutions and government jobs.
Fr Guido Gockel mhm returned to his first love, the people of the diocese of Miri, Malaysia, after more than thirty years of service elsewhere. Bishop Richard Ng asked him to take charge of the parish of St Dominic and the Rosary in the satellite town of Taman Tunku.