KUCHING – Parishioners of Sacred Heart Parish celebrated the Sacerdotal Jubilee of their Rector, Fr Stephen Chin Swee Lian, with a Mass and dinner on 9 December.
The celebration began in the morning with a Mass at Sacred Heart Church concelebrated by Archbishop John Ha, Archbishop Emeritus Peter Chung and Bishop John Lee of Kota Kinabalu.
Archbishop John Ha in his address praised and thanked God for the 40 years of priestly service of Fr Stephen Chin.
He said the faithful of Sacred Heart Parish was very blessed to have Fr Stephen as their Rector, and thanked them for their prayers and support.
The dinner was held at the Christian Ecumenical Worship Centre. It was an evening of song, dance and lucky draws.
Fr Chin in his speech thanked God for the calling to be a priest and for all the graces during 40 years of priestly service.
He expressed his thanks for all the prayers and support from all. He prayed that more youths will answer the call of Jesus: “Come follow me” and “I will make you fishers of men”.
Dr Francis Sia