Palm Sunday at Good Shepherd Church began with the gathering of the faithful outside the church to hear the Gospel, chant ‘Hosanna in the Highest!’ and walk in procession, waving the blessed palms. In unison with the universal church and officially marking the beginning of Holy Week, the parishioners gathered to glorify Jesus, the servant King. The mass was animated by the parish Youth group who magnificently orchestrated all the hymns and Psalms in four languages.
A couple of years ago, the Vatican introduced the Church and the world to Pope Francis’ new encyclical, ‘Laudato Si’ or Care for Our Common Home. Addressed to “every person on the planet,” Laudato Si’ warns of the dangerous changes the earth’s climate and ecosystems are undergoing. It considers the economic causes of the problem, decries that problem’s particularly disastrous impact on the world’s poor and offers a profound theological, moral and spiritual vision of the integral relationship between God, humanity and the created world.
Can children make a difference? We realize the missionary potential of children
The Church, in realizing the missionary potential of children, began to ask children to take an active part in proclaiming the Gospel to their peers since the 19th century. Poverty, hunger and illiteracy are some of the common social issues that is hitting the most vulnerable section of our society i.e. the children.
Good Shepherd Church (GSC), Setapak through its Catechetical Ministry takes pride in offering GSC children a programme that consists of prayer, sacrifice and concrete acts of solidarity.
A day for teacher’s to light and shine as a beacon, to be the light tower for children’s lost vessels sailing amidst the sea of confusion and other influences. The day to set a milestone in the creation and nurturing of young adults into spiritual succession. That was the position bestowed upon the catechists of the Good Shepherd Church, Setapak.
As our church today continues with its empowering of the call of vocations, the AVPT team continues to spread the joy and the rising need of vocations to all the young people around. From the 17th to the 19th of February 2017, a Vocation Awareness Live-In Camp was held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Setapak in Kuala Lumpur. This camp brought together 22 young men and women from all over the archdiocese to discover the meaning of vocation as well as to get an insight to the different vocations bringing life to the Catholic Church.
The Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd also known as Good Shepherd Sisters is an international congregation of religious women. The Good Shepherd Sisters are called to a mission of reconciliation. They express their charism of merciful love through a contemplative life or an apostolic life. Like other religious, they profess the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience and an additional fourth vow of zeal.
The sacrament of the Eucharist has been a simple signage to unite Catholics as one - an action that has a very in-depth value in our laity’s life. This act, which is rekindled throughout our lives, will always make us significant as Catholics who believe in the Body of Christ. This belief was implanted and brewed in the lives of our young standard three students in a two-day one night stay in camp on the 15th and 16th of October, in Good Shepherd Church, Setapak.
KESATUAN MELALUI KEBUDAYAAN
Pesta Kaamatan dalam nama lain iaitu (Tadau Kaamatan) atau didalam bahasa Kadazandusun “Magavau” merupakan upacara perayaan khas untuk menghormati “Bambazon” iaitu untuk menghormati semangat padi. Perayaan ini adalah amalan secara tradisi kaum Kadazandusun amnya sejak zaman-berzaman. Manakala, Pesta Gawai juga adalah sinonim dengan Pesta Kaamatan yang dirayakan oleh masyarakat Sarawak. perayaan ini membawa simbolik kepada kehidupan yang
9 young men from the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur responded to the prompting of the Holy Spirit to discern God’s will as they thirsts to know more about the diocesan priesthood. They have taken the first step by attending the 2016 Diocesan Vocation Retreat which was held at Good Shepherd Church on the 1st and 2nd of July. The theme for this stay-in retreat was ‘Make A Difference’. Beginning with mass and Eucharistic adoration, the retreat was structured to give a glimpse into the life of a diocesan priest.