Environmental education not a substitute for real action
Letter written by Wong Ee Lynn to The Star paper on 12 November 2019
KEDAH Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir’s recent announcement that the state will soon establish 36 “eco-schools” is one that would be received with good cheer by most Malaysians, as this move appears to affirm Malaysia’s position as a country that is pro-science, pro-environment, and serious about climate change.
As we applaud this initiative, we must remember that environmental education can never be a substitute for real action.
Those with the economic...
2020 Lenten Campaign
Caring for our Common Home
Our willingness to change and our desire to experience the Risen Lord can be fulfilled if we partake in prayer, fasting/abstinence and alms-giving. These tangible actions create space for us to encounter Jesus Christ, who is the reason for our conversion, the reason for us to be the best that we can.
The effects of our encounter with Jesus Christ is to renew our faith, and to touch every aspect of our lives and our relationships with others. The season of Lent offers us an invitation “for an ecological spirituality grounded in the convictions...
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCISTHIRD WORLD DAY OF THE POOR
34th Sunday in Ordinary Time
17 November 2019
The hope of the poor shall not perish for ever
1. “The hope of the poor will not perish for ever” (Ps 9:19). These words of the Psalm remain timely. They express a profound truth that faith impresses above all on the hearts of the poor, restoring lost hope in the face of injustice, sufferings and the uncertainties of life.
The Psalmist describes the condition of the poor and the arrogance of those who oppress them (cf. 10, 1-10). He invokes God’s judgment to restore justice and overcome...
The "Laudato Si – Caring for Our Common Home" Art Exhibition
Church of St Francis of Assisi
The "Laudato Si – Caring for Our Common Home" Art Exhibition was held at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi (SFA), Cheras on Sunday 13th October from from 8am to 3pm. The Art Exhibition is part of the Lenten Campaign 3-year (2018-2020) theme “Caring for Our Common Home" organised by the Archdiocesan Office for Human Development (AOHD) KL.
In the brief introduction, Fr Bernard Hyacinth SJ, Director of the Archdiocesan Office for Human Development, explained that the purpose of the Exhibition is to...
New Intake Year 2020 for VTC
by Cheryl Kristine
SPECIAL NEEDS LEARNING CENTER (SNLC)VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTER (VTC)Works of the Archdiocesan Office for Human Development
New Intake Year 2020 for VTC (Closing Date: 8 November 2019)
Do you have / know a youth within the age of 14 – 24
Within the autism spectrum disorder
Comes from a difficult financial background (B40 category)
Would like to learn / train under the Vocational Programme
Hiring of Full time Special Needs Teacher for Year 2020 (Closing Date: 31st Dec 2019)
Merdeka Day 2019
by Cheryl Kristine
The Special Needs Learning Center (SNLC) together with their Vocational Training student (VTC) celebrated the Merdeka Day (31st August 2019) or Malaysian Independence Day. In the spirit of unity, all students gathered at SNLC at about 9 am on the 4th of September 2019. We kickstarted the event with the coloring of our Malaysian flag, followed by the march around the center lead by Ms Guna (Lead-teacher of the SNLC). The Negaraku was played while our student, Dylan raised the Malaysian Flag with the help of Mr Barry, one of the teachers in the Vocational...
2019 - 105th World Migrant and Refugee Day
"It's not only about migrants"
The 105th World Migrant and Refugee Day (WMRD) will be celebrated on Sunday 29 September 2019. It has as its theme "It's not only about migrants". With this theme, Pope Francis wants to mobilise us to prayer and action, proposing a reflection on the fact that migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons and victims of trafficking need to be provided greater care, and after all, that which regards the inhabitants of the existential peripheries of this world concerns all of us. In view of this Day, the Migrants...
Sept 1 - Oct 4: Season of Creation
The Web of Life
About the Season of Creation
The Season of Creation is celebrated annually by tens of thousands of Christians around the world. During the Season of Creation, we pray and act to protect God’s creation.
The Season of Creation is celebrated by Christians across the ecumenical spectrum, and the leaders of many faith traditions have encouraged us to participate.
The season begins on September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis, who is the patron saint of ecology in many traditions.