KPG BUMBOK, Padawan – The Catholic community of Kpg Bumbok proudly hosted the first joint Christmas Carol Service for the Semaba zone at the Chapel of St Maria on 20 December.
The organising Chairman, Sebastian Ramek, in his welcoming address said that the community had organised Inter-Denominational Christmas Carol Services for the past several years which helped to promote togetherness and understanding.
Friar Gerard Victor OFM, Rector of St Ann’s Parish, in his opening address said, “The Christmas message is for all and not only for the Christians. … Christmas is important because Jesus Christ came bringing peace, love and hope.” In conclusion, Friar Gerard urged the congregation “to give thanks to God for the Gift of his Son and to make God known to others.”
In his homily, Friar Moses Yap OFM explained the meaning of Christmas.
Present were community and church leaders from Kpgs Bumbok, Semeba, Sudad and Tematu as well as representatives from other denominations.
The members of the choir comprising youths from Kpgs Bumbok, Semeba, Sudad and Tematu led superbly in the two-and-a-half hour programme.
The Service concluded with fellowship meal.