KUCHING – The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) Conference of St Joseph organised a Christmas party for the needy adoptees of the Society on 29 December. More than 200 persons comprising adoptees, their spouses and children joined in the celebration at St Joseph’s Parish Gallery which was decorated with a beautiful Christmas tree and balloons.
Vice President of the Conference, Edgar Voong, in his welcoming address expressed the true meaning of Christmas.
After the welcoming speech, SSVP members sang Christmas carols with music provided by Dr Brian Lim and his musician friends. This was followed by games for the children and a clown who thrilled the audience.
Fr Nicholas Ng, Parish Priest of St Joseph’s, then came to impart Christmas blessings to all the participants and pray the grace before lunch. The guests had a good lunch before receiving Christmas presents from Santa Claus. All presents were donated by parishioners under the Share-Care Project 2007 undertaken by the Empowered Youth Ministry and the SSVP.
The participants headed home, smiling with their presents and sweet memories of the day.