Easter Sharing: Happy to be part of the Catholic family

Patrick Wong Kai Kun and Samantha Liang, late 50s, retirees, were baptised this Easter at Minor Basilica St Anne Bukit Mertajam.

Apr 02, 2021

Patrick Wong Kai Kun and Samantha Liang, late 50s, retirees, were baptised this Easter at Minor Basilica St Anne Bukit Mertajam. “I moved to Penang almost 40 years ago. I was from Teluk Intan. I met my wife here in Penang and we are now married for 37 years.

“I grew up in a Taoist family. I grew up studying in a Catholic school from kindergarten right up to secondary school. Due to my education background, I don’t really know much about Taoism, but I just followed my parents as a young boy.

“My wife and I were trying to conceive a baby for a few years and someone suggested to me to pray to St Anne. So my wife and I came to St Anne and prayed for a child and I made a vow too. A few years later, we were blessed with a son. When my son was nine months old, we brought him to St Anne and we climbed the hill and since then, we’ve been coming to St Anne’s feast every year, it’s been 21 years now.

“We both joined the Alpha programme in 2019 after a close friend invited us to join. Alpha was the reason we chose to join the RCIA and decided to be come Catholics. “We both enjoyed the Alpha programme, the bond we built with our members, the open discussions and the fellowship.

We both feel the same warmth when we attend the Sunday Masses. People are so friendly, and they show respect to each other. We see a lot of people volunteer for church work and they do it so willingly, without any expectation.

“My wife and I are very happy to be part of this Catholic family.”

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