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The Diocese of Keningau will be launching an online radio, Kekitaan FM to step up evangelisation efforts during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).

Aug 01, 2020

KENINGAU: The Diocese of Keningau will be launching an online radio, Kekitaan FM to step up evangelisation efforts during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).

Bishop Cornelius Piong announced this in a pastoral letter released on July 26 whilst asking for prayers that the initiative may be blessed and protected by God.

“Brothers and sisters, for two consecutive Sundays, we have heard the Gospel parables about the Kingdom of God. What is the Kingdom of God and what does it have to do with us?

“Jesus used many parables to introduce the Kingdom of God so that we, His people, could experience and understand it. The Kingdom of God is essentially the embodiment of God’s power and governance in the hearts and lives of all who believe in Christ. That is why Jesus said, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near’ (Mat. 4: 17). This means that only with repentance and humility will one be able to recognise and experience the presence of God and His power.

“Jesus Himself once said in His Prayer to God the Father, ‘I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.’ Mat. 11:25).

“In fact, God has equipped each of us with eyes, ears and hearts so that we can always be sensitive and be able to see, hear and feel the presence of God among us, in God’s creation and in the events that  happen in our families, communities and around us, if we are not stubborn (Mat.13: 10-17).

“Brothers and sisters, we are thankful that as followers and disciples of Jesus, we are always led by the Holy Spirit through the path of our lives and faith. The Holy Spirit always guides us to live in a spirit of unity and togetherness. The Holy Spirit enlightens our minds so that we can always be appreciative of our identity as members of the Kingdom of God, committed to our mission as witnesses of His kingdom. Believe in this destination of life towards the house of the Father in heaven through Jesus (John 14: 1). 6).

“As Priests, Religious, Catechists and Leaders of the People of our faith and ministry, we need to be guided by the Vision and Mission of the Diocese so that we can always focus and together can take our part as witnesses who are committed and effective in serving His Kingdom (Mat. 6:33).”

Bishop Piong  also informed the faithful of a few events taking place in the diocese.:

1. The Poor Clare Sisters will celebrate their feastday on August 11 with a Thanksgiving Mass at 8.00pm at Tatal Diocesan Retreat Centre. The Theme is St Clare’s Spirit of Prayer unifies the different faces of the earth. The feastday’s itinerary is on the KSFX Weekly Bulletin.

2. The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is on August 15. To celebrate this Solemnity (with SOP adherence), there will be two events:

a) To honour Our Mother Mary at the Nulu Sosopon Holy Family Pilgrimage Centre (PZKKNS) with the recitation of the Rosary in front of the Icon of Our Lady of Lourdes at 6.00pm, followed by Holy Mass.

b) The 13th Anniversary Thanksgiving for the Daily Adoration at Tatal Keningau Diocesan Retreat House (RRKKT). We will celebrate the occasion with thanksgiving Mass at 8.00am, followed by Adoration on August 15.

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