CHS BEC Zone E reaches out to the underprivileged and elderly

There were smiles on everyone’s faces, for they felt the joy and satisfaction helping the elderly and seeing them receive proper meals.

May 10, 2019

By Aaron Lim
There were smiles on everyone’s faces, for they felt the joy and satisfaction helping the elderly and seeing them receive proper meals.

Those were the expressions of Zone E BEC members from Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (CHS), who distributed food to the elderly at Greenlane Heights area on April 27.

The group had generously responded to the parish’s call to conduct 50 outreach programmes this year by participating in the monthly soup kitchen initiated by the Chinese Apostolate.

Numbering about 25 persons, they gathered at the Cathedral’s café area, working together in preparing and packing hearty meals of rice with accompanying dishes.

CHS BEC Zone E coordinator Iruthaya Das said the objective of this outreach was to unite all members, allowing them to contribute their respective skills and talents in helping others.

“This outreach means a lot to us, for it also coincides with the Cathedral’s Golden Jubilee celebrations and the Extraordinary Missionary Year; we are also spreading Easter joy in the midst of the season,” he said.

He also mentioned that the BEC group will conduct another similar outreach programme at The Lighthouse Community Service Centre, a Catholic soup kitchen managed by the Penang Office for Human Development (under the Diocese of Penang).

BEC member Martin Lim said he felt blessed to be able to work with fellow members in ensuring the success of this programme.

“For me, it is our responsibility to give back to those who are less fortunate; whatever we have, we should give and share with others,” he said.

CHS parish priest Fr Joachim Robert thanked the BEC members for moving beyond and putting in their gifts and efforts to reach out to the elderly. —

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