Good Shepherd Centre Observes Earth Hour 2017​

   
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
08 MAR 2017​

   
FOOTSTEPS TO INSPIRE
EAST COAST PARK SINGAPORE
04 MAR 2017​

   
Singapore-Malaysia Province
22-24 Feb 2017
Good Shepherd Place Singapore​

   

   
Staff of Good Shepherd Services (GSS) conducted the Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Program (CSA) for the community in Sabah.

   

Our volunteer Jasmine helped for Earth Hour Kota Kinabalu 2016 and gained knowledge about light pollution and reflected on how to spread awareness about environmental issues


   
COMPASSION IN ACTION
Speaker: Sr Inigo Joachim, SSA
Organized by: Good Shepherd Convent Restful Waters​

   

One Billion Rising (OBR) Campaign 2016 went to secondary schools and hostels in Malaysia to spread the message about sexual harassment and violence in a relationship. It provided an eye opener to teachers and students regarding the issue of emotional and mental violence.


   
ORANGE THE WORLD Say No to Violence against Women and Children

   

Good Shepherd Malaysia, represented by Theresa Symons, itsExecutive Director, together with seven other civil society members, were invited to a roundtable discussion with Mr. Barack Obama, the President of United States, in conjunction with his official visit to Malaysia for the Asean Summit in Kuala Lumpur.


   
GSS (Good Shepherd Services) successfully piloted a community-based project to downstream pineapple production for the women of Kg Kiau Nuluh, a village which was badly affected by the June 5th Sabah earthquake and its after quake tremors.

   
This year’s Voice Out annual arts festival, held at the Oceanus Waterfront Mall in Kota Kinabalu, talked about the active involvement of youths today with the social media.

   
Some 80 mission partners from the various Good Shepherd ministries in Singapore and Malaysia came together for the 9thGood Shepherd Partnership Gathering in historical Malacca.​

   
On 20 September 2015, we had our Graduation Ceremony for 135 students who successfully completed their respective courses with DAWN, a ministry which offers courses for foreign domestic workers to assist them in enhancing their advancement and development towards a better future while working in Singapore.

   
Rose Virginie Good Shepherd Centre celebrated World Refuge Day with its residents on 20 June 2015​

   

The First Anniversary of Good Shepherd Oasis : A Dual Celebration of Joy & Gratitude

A joyful day to celebrate the First Anniversary of the Good Shepherd Oasis and the Reunificationof Our Lady of Charity and the Good Shepherd Sisters.


   
Good Shepherd Malaysia is active in responding to the urgent humanitarian crisis of refugees now off their coast. Mostly from the oppressed and non-state-recognized Rohingya minority of Myanmar, they are seeking asylum in Malaysia via Thailand. The governments of the region have been rejecting them resulting in a deplorable plight.

   
The opening Good Shepherd Sisters, mission partners, and benefactors in Singapore as we celebrated the official opening of Good Shepherd Place by Singapore’s Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong.

   
A peep into the life of Sr. Lucy Chia, RGS
 

May your heart be an altar, from which the flame of unending thanksgiving ascends to heaven.


St. Mary Euphrasia
 
The Profession of Perpetual Vows of Sr Kelly Ngai
By DS
Photos by courtesy of Michael Wong
 
 

Sandakan - Sister Kelly Ngai made her final step in embracing the life of a Good Shepherd Sister June 1st at St Mark's Church, some 20 km from the town centre. Her profession of perpetual vows is a sign of sharing fully in the life and mission of her congregation.

 

Rt. Rev. Julius Dusin Gitom

 

The Eucharistic Liturgy was celebrated by Bishop Julius who also conducted the Rite of Religious Consecration. In his homily he called on the young people to be courageous and emulate the step taken by Sr Kelly for it is our responsibility to respond to God's call. Religious is a special people of God devoted in serving not just the Church but the community and the world at large. They are a visible and living sign of the Gospel.

 

 

The Religious of the Good Shepherd is  very much involved in reaching out to the marginalized and oppressed especially to the migrant community. They are sensitive to her neighbours. Service to the people is always at their hearts as what Blessed Pope John Paul II said in his speech to the Religious Women in Rome in 1979, 'I ask you to be religious mothers, sisters and friends to all the people.'He called upon Sr Kelly to remain faithful to the Lord in all circumstances as in John 15 : 4, 'Abide in me, I in you' and be the light to the world and salt to the earth. Through such example you will be able to attract more young people to the vocation which is much needed in the Church.The call to religious life demands a spirit of true self-sacrifice. As witnesses we will find Christ in people who are suffering, underprivileged children, the abuse, in short those in need. He invited the congregation to pray for Sr Kelly and to all religious to be trully witnesses of the Gospel. The profession is truly a sign of hope.

 

 

The Rite of Religious Profession followed right after the homily with Sr Joan Lopez, the Sister Provincial of the Good Shepherd Sisters for Singapore and Malaysia, at the sanctuary calling for Sr Kelly. The rite included a self examination of Sister Kelly on her resolve to live and persevere in the promises of chastity, poverty, obedience and zeal, as well as to strive for perfection in the love of God and neighbor by living the Gospel and keeping  to the constitutions of the Religious of the Good Shepherd and to spend her life in generous service. She commits herself into a life of total consecration to God. She then signed the act of profession witnessed by the Bishop, Sr Joan and the whole congregation.

 

In the solemn prayer of consecration, Sister Kelly repeated the resolutions and received the bishop's blessing. The ring, an insignia of the congregation, blessed by Bishop was then passed onto Sr Kelly by Sr Joan. The rite concluded with Sister Joan, who formally accepted Sister Kelly as a member into the community. As part of the ceremony following the profession of vows, the perpetually professed Sisters came forward to embrace Sister Kelly who became “one with us” in following the Lord in religious life.
Present at the ceremony were Sister Kelly's family members, relatives, friends , Good Shepherd Sisters' mission partners and the local community who celebrated this special event in her honor. There were about 90 people who came from outside of the Sandakan Diocese, the Good Shepherd Mission partners   from Singapore, KL, Ipoh, Johor, Penang and Kota Kinabalu including 23 Good Shepherd Sisters from the province of Singapore and Malaysia.
We thank God for this day, for one of us from St. Mark's Church community has chosen to respond to God's call to serve in his vineyard as a Good Shepherd sister.  Below is a brief bio-data of Sr Kelly.

 

Sr Kelly is the daughter of the late Simon Ngai and Annie Chu. She is from Mile 12, Jalan Labuk, Sandakan. She is the fifth child of seven siblings and was baptized in 1994 at St. Mary's Church Sandakan. After her baptism she was involved in the youth ministry of the Chinese community and also as a facilitator for the  RCIA process in St. Mark's Church. She received her early education at Pea Wah Chinese Primary School and pursued her secondary education at SMK St.Cecilia Convent. She previously served as an account clerk in a private company before entering the convent.

 

Sr. Kelly began her religious formation as an aspirant in Kota Kinabalu in 1999-2000, as a pre-novice in Kuala Lumpur, 2001-2003 and as a novice in 2004 in Kota Kinabalu and made her first profession of vows in 2006. In 2011 she went to the Philippines for her theological studies. Sr Kelly has served at the Rose Virgine Good Shepherd Centre Ipoh, Seri Murni Crisis Centre Kota Kinabalu and Teenage Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

-- Posted By dospo to NEWS UPDATE ~ Diocese of Sandakan at 6/09/2013 03:54:00 PM


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