Let no one lose the sense of Sunday, the Day of the Lord

Fr Cosmas Lee on MCO2.0 “It’s a spiritual obligation to watch the live-streamed Mass of the parish every Sunday so that we are spiritually and to some extent physically, gathered together in worship as a community of believers.”

Jan 13, 2021

KOTA KINABALU: The rector of St Simon Catholic Church, Tuesday, said with the implementation of Movement Control Order phase 2 (MCO 2.0), all parish activities are cancelled until further notice.

“When we cannot physically fulfill our Sunday and other days of obligation, we can consider the obligation dispensed,” Fr Cosmas Lee said in the statement, adding that the 8.30am Sunday Mass will continue to be live-streamed on YouTube.

“However, there is certainly a spiritual obligation to watch the live-streamed Mass of the parish every Sunday so that we are spiritually and to some extent physically, gathered together in worship as a community of believers. Let no one lose the sense of Sunday, the Day of the Lord.”

He added that the nightly Rosary Together via Zoom at 8pm continues and encourages more parishioners to join in, “so that we can stay together, pray constantly, and not lose heart.”

The Zoom meeting details: Meeting ID is 530 714 6378, passcode: Simon@Pray; or weblink: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5307146378?pwd=ZGltREZ2WHdlME9SVG4zS1ZSZGM1QT09.

Meanwhile, the office will also be closed. For emergencies, parishioners can contact the parish mobile phone at +60 13 860 5887.

“Let’s be faithful in these trying times, pray for each other, be alert to each other’s needs,” Fr Cosmas said. “May the Lord protect us and bless us in His special ways throughout the MCO!”

Read the full Message from the Rector below:

To all parishioners of St Simon Catholic Church Likas

Movement Control Order (MCO) 13 to26January2021

Dear Brothers and sisters,

Peace to you in this difficult time of the Pandemic!

With the imposition of the Movement Control Order (MCO), all Masses and Church serviceswill be closed to the general parishionersfor public and private prayers. The 8.30 am Sunday Mass will continue to be live-streamed on YouTube. When we cannot physically fulfil our Sunday and other days of obligation, we can consider the obligation dispensed. However, there is certainly a spiritual obligation to watch the live-streamed Mass of the parish at 8.30 a.m. every Sunday so that we are spiritually and to some extent physically, gathered together in worship as a community of believers. Let no one lose the sense of Sunday, the Day of the Lord.

Our nightly Rosary Together via Zoom at 8pm continues. I encourage more to join in so that we can stay together, pray constantly, and not lose heart. (Zoom Meeting ID for rosary: 530 714 6378, Zoom Passcode: Simon@Pray; orweblink to join us in Zoom:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5307146378?pwd=ZGltREZ2WHdlME9SVG4zS1ZSZGM1QT09).

Throughout the period of the MCO, all pastoral activities on parish grounds are suspended. The office will be closed. For emergencies, parishioners are to contact the parish mobile phone +60 13 860 5887. Let’s be faithful in these trying times, pray for each other, be alert to each other’s needs.

May the Lord protect us and bless us in His special ways throughout the MCO!

--St Simon Likas

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