GSC Feast Day 2019

Vocation Sunday or Good Shepherd Sunday is a special day to remind us that Jesus is the only Shepherd who speaks to us, knows us, gives us eternal life and keeps us. We are His flock and we must only strive to listen to His voice, while with love He scrutinizes the sincerity of our hearts.

This year the Church of the Good Shepherd in Setapak celebrated its feast day with a triduum celebration which started from the 9th to the 12th of May with daily masses, holy hour, adoration and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Being in the Extraordinary Year of Mission, parish priest Rev Fr Christopher invited a few Parish Pastoral Council members and parish leaders to share their vocation stories, how they became active in church ministries, the challenges faced and most importantly to motivate and encourage others to live their missionary life and baptism calling.

Throughout the celebration, Fr Chris encouraged the faithful to ‘live and share the Light’. To be in communion with Christ is to share His light and blessings to all we meet. There were 12 parish leaders who shared their life stories as part of the homily. All life stories were inspirational in its own way and reinforced the theme, ‘Baptised and Sent’.

After the sunset mass on 11th May, the congregation participated in the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and a Eucharistic procession. The Blessed Sacrament was displayed in a monstrance and mounted of a truck, which was beautifully adorned with fresh flowers and lights. The faithful recited the rosary throughout the procession as they shared the blessings they have received to the community at Air Panas, Setapak.

On Sunday, being Mother’s Day Fr Chris blessed all mothers thanked them for their precious work in raising their children and protecting family values. The celebration ended with cake cutting, song dedications and sale of roses to celebrate mothers.

By Charmaine Amanda

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