Nov 28, 2010

Belia Masuk Kampung Ke-11 2010

1 John 3:18

Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

Belia Masuk Kampung (BMK) merupakan salah satu program yang telah dirancang semasa Planning Camp, Catholic Student Group (CSG –UMS) pada sesi 2010/2011. Program ini merupakan salah satu ruang atau pintu untuk menarik lebih ramai lagi pelajar Universiti Malaysia Sabah yang beragama Katolik khususnya untuk melayani dengan lebih giat lagi dalam dan luar kampus. Selain itu program ini juga merupakan satu pendedahan kepada pelajar universiti untuk melayani masyarakat di sekeliling kita seterusnya dapat meneguhkan iman para siswa dan siswa. Program ini juga salah satu cara untuk merealisasikan Visi dan Misi Catholic Student Group iaitu ‘Untuk Melayani Sesama’ .

TARIKH : 1-9 Disember 2010
Fasa 1 (1-3.Dis) Persiapan BMK di CSG Centre: Fasa 2 (4-7.Dis) Exposure di Kampung Tiong : Fasa 3 (8-9.Dis) Refleksi and Analisa

TEMPAT : Kg. Tiong, Tamparuli, Sabah

Penyertaan telah ditutup pada 15 November yang lepas. Untuk sebarang penyertaan sila hubungi Jonathan @ Jon2 (Timb. Pengarah) 0195271675.

Nov 13, 2010

Preparing For The End


I'm sure that you have noticed that the shopping centres are gearing up for Christmas. The frameworks for Christmas tree sales are already in parking lots and along the roadways. Discouraging isn’t it? I don’t know about you, but not only am I not ready for Christmas yet, I don’t even want to get ready yet. Two weeks from now the season of Advent will begin. That’s when the preparations really should start.

Since Advent is about the two comings of Christ, in Bethlehem and at the end of time, the readings this week and next week, the Solemnity of Christ the King, actually prepare for Advent by speaking about the Second Coming and the end of the world. So we begin with the prophecy of last Book of the Hebrew scriptures, Malachi.

By the way, various bibles divide the chapters and verse for the end of Malachi differently, what is chapter 3 verses 19-20 in some bibles is chapter 4 verses 1 and 2 in other bibles. The prophet who called himself Malachi or God’s messenger wrote about 450 years before Christ. He concealed his identity because he levelled some sharp reproaches against the Temple priests and leaders of the people.

The people had fallen into religious indifference. They had compromised their faith and taken on immoral lifestyles. Still, their lives flourished. To these and to us who are tempted to just go along with the immoral lifestyle that surrounds us and smothers us Malachi says: “See, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.

But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.” In the second reading, from one of the earliest books of the Christian Scriptures, the Second Letter to the Thessalonians, St Paul confronts people who are passively expecting the Day of the Lord.

They are sitting back, doing nothing, waiting for it to happen. Paul tells them to get to work building up the Christian community. In today’s Gospel, from Luke, Jesus speaks directly about the end of time. He uses apocalyptical language, the language of the Book of Revelation. This is a language that is somewhere between prose and poetry. It is meant to stir up emotions, to get people involved. Jesus looks at the Temple. The Gospel of Luke began in the Temple with the story of the annunciation of the birth of John the Baptist to his father, Zachary, in the Temple as he served as a priest in the Holy of Holies.

The Temple was the place that Simeon and Anna rejoiced at the birth of Jesus and prophesied about His life and death. Jesus was found in the Temple as an adolescent. In the Gospel of Luke, the Temple is the sight for Jesus’ final teachings, of which today’s gospel is a central part.

The Temple was the joy of the People of Israel. It’s stones were inlaid with jewels. The disciples marvelled at it. Jesus wept. He said it would be torn down, as it was in the year 70 AD. In fact, all that is left is the present wailing wall, which itself was not a wall, but a support structure, part of the foundation. Jesus told the disciples that the Temple would be torn down, because all material things come to an end sooner or later. Then the disciples asked the big question, the question that so many people want to know: When? Every year self-proclaimed prophets come out of the woodwork telling people that they have an answer to this question.

Every year newspapers carry advertisement from materialistic self proclaimed prophets with supposed reasons why the world is coming to an end in a few days, months or years. Of course, to help them get the word out they leave an address where donations to support this “ministry” can be sent. When? Everyone wants to know when. No one wants to hear what Jesus says in the Gospel of Matthew 24:36: “But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” “So,” Jesus says in today’s Gospel, “Don’t fall for anyone telling you when the end of the world is coming: whether it is a priest or a preacher, a self proclaimed prophet or a spiritual writer, don’t fall for it.” Those of you who are senior citizens are well aware that there are many people out there who try to take advantage of you. They will stir you up to paying big bucks to help ensure your salvation.

The only thing you will be ensuring is that they meet next month’s payment on their Jaguars. As soon as you hear the words, “The time is now!” remember Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel, ‘Don’t follow them.” As soon as you hear someone say that his or her followers will be saved from the final destruction of the world, avoid them like the plague. Jesus says, “For many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is near!’ Do not go after them.

They will mislead you.” Jesus absolutely refuses to say when the end of time will come. All He will tell us is that there are signs of the end. Wars and insurrections are typical and bound to happen, but the end will not follow these immediately. Jesus says “there will be earthquakes, and in various places famines and plagues; and there will be dreadful portents and great signs from heaven.”

Does he mean the nuclear bomb? Perhaps, perhaps not. Jesus’ point is that his true followers should not be concerned about when the end is, they should only be concerned that they are ready for the end so they can take it in stride. And that is what is at the heart of the apocalyptical predictions of the end of time. We need to have a lifestyle that is a continual stride to the Lord. I used to run long distance races, and I used to coach distance runners in high school.

Any distance runner or coach will tell you that you don’t reach your goal of a fast time or winning an award with a sudden burst of speed at the beginning of the race or a huge sprint at the end. You achieve your goal through a constant strong stride throughout the race. It is the same regarding our preparations for the end of time and the end of our own personal time, the end of our lives.

We achieve our goal with the constant steady pace towards God. It is pace, it is Christian lifestyle that puts us into position to win the spiritual award, not sudden burst of speed when we are miles behind the pack. Yes, the world will come to an end, but we have no cause for panic. Only those who ignore the Lord, the people Malachi spoke to in his day and in our day, people of religious indifference and immoral lifestyles, need to panic.

The rest of us should just ask ourselves: Am I ready for the end? Is my pace good? Am I striding towards my God? Do I need to pick up the pace a little bit particularly through confession and a renewed prayer life. Today we pray for the courage to put God first in our lives, to make Him the goal of our existence, to strive towards Him throughout our lives, to pick up the pace whenever we can, and to be prepared. — By Fr Joseph A Pellegrino (Source : Herald Malaysia Online)

Sep 11, 2010

CSG Bongga!! @ Pesta Belia Keuskupan Kota Kinabalu Ke-11

Guru yang baik, apa yang harus kami perbuat untuk memperoleh kehidupan kekal? (Markus 10:17)

6-9 September 2010 merupakan tarikh yang amat bermakna bagi seluruh Keuskupan Agung Kota Kinabalu kerana Pesta Belia Keuskupan Kota Kinabalu Ke-11 (PBK-11) sekali lagi dianjurkan di Paroki Katedral Hati Kudus, Kota Kinabalu. Pada kali ini, CSG-Untuk Melayani Sesama tidak melepaskan peluang untuk bergabung dengan seluruh kampus kawasan Kota Kinabalu untuk menyertai PBK-11 ini. Kira-kira 793 orang peserta dari seluruh Keuskupan Agung Kota Kinabalu, Keuskupan Keningau dan Sandakan termasuk 73 orang dari kontinjen CSG telah menyertai PBK-11 ini.
Gift Of Life

Sesi Animasi

Misa Kudus
Malam Tematik
Youth Walk

Vigil Belia

Walk The Talk

Kontinjen CSG menandatangani Deklarasi Belia PBK-11


Ada lagi aktiviti-aktiviti yang telah dijalankan seperti sesi Pujian Pagi, Katekesis dan banyak lagi tetapi tidak disertakan dengan gambar seperti di atas.
Sila senyap!!
Kontinjen CSG dengan sepanduknya

Pada PBK-11 kali ini, CSG tidak hanya sekadar mengikuti program, CSG juga telah menyumbang tenaga dalam beberapa sesi. Antaranya adalah menjadi 'greeters' kepada para peserta yang baru tiba dari paroki lain, dan juga sebagai penyelia bagi sesi Youth Walk.

Kehadiran Uskup Agung Datuk John Lee menyemarakan lagi semangat para belia yang hadir

Namun apa yang menarik dalam PBK-11 kali ini, seluruh ahli kontinjen CSG menunjukkan kesatuan dan semangat yang padu untuk menjadi sebahagian daripada kejayaan PBK-11 ini. Macam Aaron (DJ PBK-11) bilang, "CSG Bongga", "kamu kan bongga...".
Apa-apa pun, semoga semangat untuk menghidupi panggilan Tuhan tidak terhenti setakat di PBK-11 sahaja, namun untuk masa yang akan datang juga....

CSG BONGGA!!!

Sep 1, 2010

From Experience To The Act Of Transformation : Charity Work CSG-UMS 2010

From experience to the act of transformation.


That was as described by Jayronna Johnny, President of Catholic Student Group Untuk Melayani Sesama (CSG-UMS) during a Charity Work here at Cheshire Home Kota Kinabalu on 14th August 2010. He added, the experience itself will be useless when we are not able to use it to change people's view about the handicapped and disabled.


With the theme taken from Psalm 23:1 “ The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need”, this event aim to give the participants the opportunity to help the unfortunate. The 5 hour event was participated by about 40 students of Universiti Malaysia Sabah. A TaizĂ© Prayer was conducted the night before the event at CSG-Center as a preparatory session for the participants. The Charity Work started at 9am of the following day with a simple briefing about the place by Mr. Fariz A. Rani, Coordinator of Sabah Cheshire Home. He said that he was very grateful that a lot of volunteers, including CSG-UMS have came forward to lend a hand, as a part of volunteers to the Sabah Cheshire Home. The program coordinator, Ariannie Charles then gave a briefing and assigning tasks according to groups formed. Tasks including the cleaning of new block compound, the dining hall and the main administrative block.


After the tasks are done, participants were given the opportunity to mingle around with the Cheshire Home residents. The activities include sing along and presenting of gifts to the residents. Before the event ended, some participants came forward to share their experience on what they have been through in this event. One of the participants, Clareline Lulin said that she was aggrieved that the lives of the residents there are beyond her perception before, thus the event gave her the eye opener to the lives of the disabled. An Accounting student, Suzie Lumboting was touched by the lives of the disabled that she realized that the lives of other than the disabled are more fortunate. Meanwhile, Cyril Jestinus, a fifth semester Biotechnology programme student felt that it was not that easy to take care of the disabled and need to learn more how to help them all.

Well done all!!

Aug 12, 2010

WJP 2010...In Pictures

18 July 2010. Welcoming Junior Party organized again for the 2010 edition at CSG Centre Kota Kinabalu by CSG-Untuk Melayani Sesama and Lifefire Campus Ministry. Many of the juniors as well as the seniors and alumni came up to the event. Here are some pictures of the event.

Registration....ramai bha kan?


Praise & Worship



Sharings from the juniors...

Sumazau time....



Opening ceremony




Agape lunch


Aug 11, 2010

CSG-UMS Batch 2010/2011!!

Jul 6, 2010

Fr John Wong, coadjutor Bishop-elect of Kota Kinabalu Archdiocese


KOTA KINABALU: The Holy Father, His Holiness Benedict XVI appointed Fr John Wong Soo Kau, director of the aspirants’ formation house in Kota Kinabalu as coadjutor archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu (area 11,558, population 3,746,000, Catholics 186,138, priests 38, religious 140). The archbishopelect was born in Sandakan, Malaysia in 1968 and ordained a priest in 1999. He is currently the vice director of the preparatory year of St. Peter's College in Kuching. Besides being as a formator for priesthood aspirants, he was also a spiritual advisor to several commissions and bodies within the Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu such as the Youth Commission and the Sabah Women Commission.

Above all, he has served 11 years as a priest before being elected as a bishop and at the age of 42, he is the youngest bishop in the Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei region. In CSGUMS, he has been the spiritual advisor to the previous student masses and SCSC events such as Hari Warga Kampus.
The whole community of Catholic Student Group Untuk Melayani Sesama would like to congratulate Fr. John Wong for the joyous appointment.

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Jun 8, 2010

But I’m too busy to pray!

By Michelle Bauman
Source : Herald Malaysia Online (link)

As the weather grows warmer and the school year draws to a close, college students start scrambling to finish semester projects, study for exams, and finalize summer plans. Caught up in the hectic whirlwind that so often accompanies this time of year, it can be easy to let our prayer lives fall to the side as we focus on all the urgent things that demand our attention. But instead of losing track of our priorities, let’s remember why prayer is so important and look for ways to make it part of our everyday lives.

Sometimes it is tempting to make excuses by telling ourselves that we are just going through an especially busy phase, and when our lives calm down a little, we will have more time to pray. After this tough project is finished, or as soon as this sports season ends, or next semester when our schedule is easier, we will get back into a regular prayer routine. But if we stop to think about our future, we will probably realize that life is not going to get less busy after college. We will simply have new things to fill our time. Classes and extracurricular activities will be replaced with a family and a job, which will be just as demanding as college is now. Prayer helps us maintain a strong relationship with God, and that is something we should never compromise. We need to make prayer a part of our daily lives now, so that we are used to finding time to pray every day, no matter how busy our current or future stages of life may seem.

My own personal experience has taught me that when I make Christ the top priority in my life, everything else seems to fall into place. Some days, I am so bogged down with things to do, I am tempted to shove my prayer life to the side. When I do so, I always continue to be overwhelmed. But when I take time out of my crazy schedule to spend a little while with God, somehow everything else manages to get done. And that time I spend in prayer helps me to regain my focus on what is really important, washing away my stress and anxiety, and bringing me peace.

God will never be outdone in generosity. If we are generous with our time, giving Him not only our surplus but our basic time each day in prayer, He will bless us and provide for us. And it is important to remember that all of our time on this earth is a gift from God. If each minute is a blessing from Him, how we can possibly say that we are too busy to give any back?

Our vocation as students can make long periods of uninterrupted prayer difficult, and there are plenty of other important things that demand our attention. How can we add regular prayer to our already-crowded lives? One way to make the most of our time in college is to fit prayer in between the other activities in our busy schedules. A free hour between classes or 20 minutes after lunch can become great time for some quiet prayer. If we wait until everything on our “to-do” list for the day has been accomplished, we will likely find ourselves trying to squeeze in five minutes of prayer as we fall asleep. God deserves more than an afterthought at the end of our day, so why not give Him those in-between times in our schedules that would otherwise be filled with pointless internet surfing or idle chatter?

During these last few days and weeks of school; let us make a renewed commitment to daily prayer. As we do this, it might help us to examine our lives and take a look at all the things that fill our time. How many hours each week do we spend browsing the internet, checking Facebook, and watching YouTube videos? How much time do we spend watching TV or playing video games? While it’s certainly not wrong to spend some time relaxing and having fun, mindless pastimes like these can easily start adding up and consume huge chunks of our life. Restructuring our priorities may allow us to discover time for prayer that we never realized we had. As we make prayer a regular part of our day, we will be better able to hear God speaking in our lives, and this will bring us a sense of peace.

And as we juggle final tests, papers, and projects, peace in our lives is certainly a blessing.

(Michelle Bauman is a junior at the University of Dallas, where she is studying politics and journalism.)

Apr 5, 2010

Misa Pelajar

TEBARKANLAH jalamu maka kamu akan PEROLEH -Yoh 21:6

Shallom,
Semua pelajar Katolik adalah dijemput untuk menyertai Misa Pelajar yang dianjurkan oleh Catholic Student Group Untuk Melayani Sesama (CSG-UMS).

KATEDRAL HATI KUDUS KOTA KINABALU
9 APRIL 2010
7MLM

*PENGANGKUTAN adalah disediakan...
mereka yang perlukan pengangkutan sila sms:

nama penuh<>no.matrik<>kolej kediaman

kepada wakil kolej:

AB : Cyril -0195407641
CD : Jaclyn -0138991201
E : Sapphire-0128796858
KF : Rybllina -0168245326
IP : Stanley -0145578487


*Sila tunggu d bustop kolej kediaman masing2 pada jam 5.00 petang

sebarang pertanyaan silA hubungi: CSGUMS-hotline (0195856031)

Mar 4, 2010

Glimpses of Y.O.U Concert

"Glorify God with your BODY and SPIRIT"
Youth of Unity Concert 2010
27th February 2010
Sacred Heart Multipurpose Hall, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Jayronna with the praises to the One
In the prescence of His Grace Archbishop Datuk John Lee (centre), Sr. Terry Loukang of CMO (left) and Walter Binson of CMT (right)

"Hosanna in the Highest!"

Bassist Adrian Samlin

Percussionist Emmanuel Mark

A vocallist from ASEANA College

Accoustic Guitarist Gary Binjumin

"The Prodigal Son"

We lift up our praises to You!!

"You Raise Me Up..."

Vocallist Sixtus

"We pray for UNITY.."

Caren & Elvi in "If We Hold On Together"

Let us be ONE VOICE!!!

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