St Nick’s first virtual BEC gathering

Inspired by Fr Vincent Thomas’s homily on Good Shepherd Sunday, Luisa Poh from BEC St Nick (Damansara Heights) under the Church of the Assumption, hosted a virtual gathering through Zoom.

May 17, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Inspired by Fr Vincent Thomas’s homily on Good Shepherd Sunday, Luisa Poh from BEC St Nick (Damansara Heights) under the Church of the Assumption, hosted a virtual gathering through Zoom.

The Coordinator of St Thomas BEC, Auselia Lee, helped her make it a reality. 

“I invited Sr Elizabeth Tan, FMM to give  a talk on Assunta Pastoral Care. In order to make sure that we kept to the timing, I worked out an agenda for the gathering, shared Luisa.

Members from BEC St Thomas of Sect 4B, Petaling Jaya were also invited.

After the opening prayer by Sr Enda Ryan, FMM, everyone joined in the hymn, As I kneel before you.

Sr Tan then gave an introduction on Assunta Pastoral Care, which started in 1988. It commits itself to providing emotional, psychological and spiritual care to patients, their relatives and hospital staff at times of crisis, especially during illness. It is a holistic approach to healing and it complements the medical and nursing care through compassionate and empathetic listening.

Assunta Hospital is the only hospital in  Malaysia that conducts pastoral care training under the supervision of a certified supervisor. It now has about 35 pastoral care volunteers who visit the patients regularly on a daily basis.

She then gave examples of what Pastoral Care volunteers do.

Sr Tan is the Pastoral Care Supervisor of Assunta Hospital and also Chairperson of ASSISS (Assunta Integrated Social Services) which is under the auspices of Assunta Hospital. 

Sr Tan graduated with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Loyola School of Theology in Quezon City, Philippines.  Her thesis was entitled Reading Matthew's Temptation of Jesus (Mt 4:1-11) In the Light of His Community's Experience with Roman Society and Roman Imperialism. 

After her sharing, there followed a short Q&A.

Then time was given to the two coordinators, Auselia and Matilda, to give some updates.

Assumption Parish Priest, Fr Gregory Chan, led the closing prayer followed by the hymn Mary is Our Queen

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