Friday, July 3, 2015

Visting Journey 探访之旅


Hardly a day after returning from Bali, my youngest daughter Elizatbeth continued her holiday with Amanda and Jonathan to Melaka en route to Johor Baru (JB) to visit her grandparents.

However, my wife and I, together with her sister Ann, from Perth Australia, went directly to JB instead.

It was a great 3-day trip.

 从巴厘岛回来后的隔天,我的小女儿继续她的假期旅游。

她与哥哥及苏格兰朋友现代马六甲一游,然后续程到新山,探望公公及婆婆。

我和太太,连同她从澳洲柏斯回来的妹妹,则直接前往新山。

我们共度了三天愉快的假期。

See pictures in Facebook 观看照片

1. Visiting Journey 探访之旅

2. Visiting Journey 探访之旅 (2) 

3. Happy Birthday 生日快乐

Saturday, June 27, 2015

主,求你垂听

“所有的人应该受到平等对待,无论他们是谁,或爱谁” 美国总统奥巴马

美国最高法院裁决同性婚姻合法化,引起了极大的反应,特别是基督教会及其信徒。

网上可以看到一些天主教徒的迅速反应,大都是表达判决的不满及责骂同性恋者。

有些则用非常粗暴、低俗的语言来批判同性恋者及同性婚姻的判决。3,

我感到非常的伤心。我伤心不是美国法院的判决,而是对我一些天主教徒兄弟姐妹的态度及言语的失望及反感。。

有些甚至以权威的方式发表意见,有时还以天主的姿态来训导。

到底他们对这个课题知多少?他们有真正用心去了解他们正在批判的人的生活吗?他们是真的关心吗?还是听从教会教导如此而已?

有些是以“我是道德的保护者”,“我是道德者”,”我比你更圣洁” 的姿态来教导他人。

在天主的眼中,这些被批判者的道德操守可能比我们之中高的多呢!

 我祈求:


仁慈的天父,


我深信你建立的婚姻圣事,丝毫没有改变及受到威胁。
它绝对不会被世俗法庭、或受造物能够改变。

美国最高法院的判决,是关乎你所创造的人。
他们也是与你其他孩子一样的爱你,或者更爱你。

不过,许多你的其他“好孩子”在判决公布后,非常火热的代你发言,有些更如真实的好像是你在说话。

谴责与判断如箭出弓,非常的快速。残酷、低俗、粗暴的语言,从你所谓圣洁可爱的孩子口中说出,毫不留情。

天父,我恳切的祈求你, 在这时刻,给我一个冷静的头脑,作为一个普通的罪人孩子。恩赐我这个机会,让我能够去学习、了解及感受你这些男男女女的孩子。他/她们的性取向不是各自的选择,而是来自母胎。这就是你创造的奥秘。

给我一颗怜悯的心,去爱及拥抱他们,庆祝你仁爱的创造之喜悦。

我也祈求你,赐给我特别恩宠,让我成为接受千百石块丢掷的那位,而不是投第一块的人。

祝福我这个机会,更深入的了解基督为我们牺牲的大爱深层意义,及了解教会仁爱的训导。

这个时刻是一个珍贵的机会,让我们
去爱,
去了解,
去尊重,
及与他/她们同行。

不是可怜
不是同情
不是憎恨
而是待他如己
平坐平起

所有的人都应该受到平等看待,
无论他们是谁
及爱谁

阿门。
 

Lord hear our prayer



The ruling of US Supreme Court legalizing the same sex marriage attracted enthusiastic response from social media community. Majority of the Catholic responses voiced out strong condemnation and harsh worded comments.

I looked with sadness not so much of the court ruling but the behavior and words used by fellow Catholics.

Many spoke as the authority if not God himself. How much they know about the lives of LGBT ? Do they really care about them? or just because the Church said so ? Do they treat the LGBT with respect and equality?

Condemnation and alienation are very distinctive among the self-proclaimed "authority" and "spoke-person of God".

Some FB users complained that they were de-friended because of rainbow profile pictures to be united with the LGBT.

I pray:



Oh God,

I am confident that the Institution of Marriage created by you has not changed and being threatened.
It will never be changed, not by human court or earthly beings.

The judgement of the US Supreme court is a matter concerning people created by you.
They are human beings who love you just as much as any other of your children, if not more.

However, 
Many of your other “good children” had passionately spoken out on your behalf, some, using  Your voice as if it is You.
Condemnation has been swift, judgement has been unforgiving,  
Harsh words flew freely from your supposedly holy loving children.

I ask you Father at this point of time, for a cool head in allowing me to be a human, a sinner. Grant me an opportunity to learn, to understand and to feel for the many sons and daughters of yours whose sexuality is not of their own choice but through their mothers’ wombs. This of which, is a wonder of your creation.

Give me a compassionate heart to love and to embrace them and to celebrate the joy of your creation.

I ask for the Graces to receive a thousand stones than be the one who casts the first.

Bless me with the opportunity to look deeper into the value of Christ’s Sacrificial Love and Church’s teaching of compassionate Love.

This moment is a great opportunity from you enabling us
to love,
to understand,
to respect,
and to walk with them.

Not pity
Not discrimination
Not hatred

But love them as our equal.

All people should be treated equally,
No matter who they are
And who they love.
 

Amen

Bali Holidays 峇厘岛假期



Elizabeth, my youngest daughter who is working in Aberdeen, Scotland, flew home on 20/6 for a 3 weeks holidays with friends Amanda (Scotland) and  Julie who flew in from France.

After resting for 2 days, our who family with the two friends flew to Bali for a six days holiday.

It was Elizabeth and friends' first time to Bali and my third time.

The weather is great - sunny and blue sky, dry and windy about 27degree C.

Many changes happened since my last visit about 8 years ago. We landed at the re-furbished airport catered for APEC meeting and Miss World pageant in 2013.

Bali streets are full of cars and motor-cycles.

We stayed in a Vila at Seminyak area. It is cozy and spacious and situated at a quiet neighbourhood, ideal for relaxing and unwinding.

See pictures in Facebook :

1. Relaxing Bali 1

2 Relaxing Bali 2

3. Relaxing Bali 3

4. Good morning Bali 

5. Relaxing Bali 5




最新女儿从苏格兰回来度假三个星期。

两位朋友,苏格兰及法国各一,也随同到来马来西亚旅游。

六月二十三日,它回来后的第三天,我们全家及她的朋友,飞往印尼的峇厘岛共度六天的假期。

这是她们的第一次,而则是我的第三次到来峇厘岛。

自我数年前来了之后,峇厘岛是变化可真多。首先是重新修建的机场终站。这是特地为2013年APEC 首脑会议及环球小姐选美赛而进行的一项工程。

峇厘岛街道满是车辆及摩多单车。 外国旅客也如汽车般的一样多,处处可见,特别是来自澳洲、纽西兰及西方国家的游客。

峇厘岛的天气蓝天白云,阳光灿烂,风不停的吹,虽然是摄氏27度左右,但不觉得热,非常的舒服。

我们住在Seminyak 区的一间别墅,环境清幽,还有游泳池,是休闲及放上的好地方。

观看照片 Facebook :

1. 休闲在峇厘岛 (1)

2. 休闲在峇厘岛(2)

3. 休闲在峇厘岛(3)

4. 峇厘岛早安

5. 休闲于巴厘 (4)


Monday, June 22, 2015

World Day of Yoga 世界瑜伽日


I received an email from Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, His Grace Julian Leow, forwarding an invitation from Brahma Kumaris Malaysia in conjunction with the celebration of the first United Nation proclaimed International Day of Yoga on June 21.

He knew that I was  practicing Yoga exercise until my leg replacement operation a few years ago.

My wife and I, together with few Yoga enthusiasts, attended this event as the official representatives of the Catholic Church, and received warm welcome from the organiser.

The celebration was graced by the Commissioner of India to Malaysia, and featuring a talk by a world renowned Yogi from Europe.

It was a refreshing and enriching session.

(more pictures in Facebook)


我收到一通來自吉隆坡廖炳坚总主教的电邮,转达了一份马来西亚古传瑜伽协会的请柬,出席在六月二十一日举行的联合国第一次宣认的“世界瑜伽日”。

总主教知道我在动脚膝盖骨手术前,喜欢瑜伽运动,所以就询问我是否能够出席。

我与太太及数位瑜伽运动朋友,以天主教会的代表身份,出席了这些历史性的庆典,受到主办当局热情的接待。

庆典在靠近布城的龙溪镇郊外亚洲退省中心举行。

大会的开幕嘉宾是印度驻马来西亚最高专员,并且邀请了一位来自欧洲的著名瑜伽师傅做专题演讲。

这讲座对我们是一个非常充实及新颖的体验。 
  
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Thursday, June 18, 2015

文字福传工作坊 Writers workshop




文字必须有灵魂

主徒会属下刚恒毅研究中心(恒研心),于六月十三日假八打灵芥子园举办了一项文字福传工作坊,邀请了星洲日报主笔、言路版编辑张立德兄弟为讲师。黄进龙神父及二十多位来自恒研心、芥子心(芥子福音传播中心)、光仁心(光仁服务中心)及非教会粉红鞋志工团体参与了这项早上九点到下午三点的工作坊。

张立德兄弟引用福音 “ 你们往普天下去,向一切受造物宣传福音” (谷:16:15)揭开序幕。分享中道出报章媒体是欢迎文字耕耘者的投稿,包括宗教活动新闻,然而天主教的新闻却是少之又少,而已获得到的版位也被蚕食。

他说,信友们只要稳扎信仰基础,就有信心下笔,从中善用媒体宣传生活化的信仰,这就是福传了。福传的重点是必须信,要有信德;不信,就无法传福音

文字离不开生活、感受、思考,若缺就等于没了灵魂。身为天主教徒,作文字与做人一样,必须有灵魂,没了灵魂,就无法引起共鸣,感动他人。

言谈间,圣言飘飘夹带幽默话语,文字福传工作系着浓浓的召叫气息。

在最后总结与分享中,全体参加者都一致认同,这工作坊让他们受益不少,希望以后还有类似的活动,让更多人受益。(李瑷玲报导

See pictures in Facebook 照片



Friday, June 12, 2015

Mother in law 岳母



ONE OF THE 10 WAYS TO KNOCK OUT YOUR MOTHER IN LAW

On Thursday,12/6,  my wife and I brought mother in law to Simpang Pertang to visit Fr. Naden, and brought along some Kaya.

One of the ingredients in making Kaya is duck eggs, which Fr. Naden has given us earlier.

I took a few pictures of my mother in law ... thus uploaded to Facebook with interesting caption..

(See pictures in Facebook 脸上照片)

敲昏你岳母的十种方法之一

在星期四, 12/6, 我和太太带岳母到新邦葫芦顶探望纳登神父,也顺便带来一些刚做好的咖呀给他。

咖呀其中一个原料就是鸭蛋。几天前,神父就给了我们,用来做咖呀。

过后,给岳母拍了几张照片,上传到脸上,放上有趣的说明 。。。

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Visitors from Singapore 新加坡客人


On Saturday June 6, my friend Paul, wife Anna and two children came to Kajang for a 2 days holiday.

Paul and Anna are our old friend of more than 20 years. Their daughters, Grace and Joyce, are close to us too.

Beside treating  them to deilicious local food, we also brought them to Simpang Pertang to visit Fr. Naden. All of them were fascinated by the beautiful natural environment, fruit trees and the animals.

Later, we visited the 110-year old Church of St. Augustine in Titi, a neaby small town.

1. Pictures in Facebook 1

2. Pictures in Facebook 2




六月六日星期六,新加坡的国良、芬馨夫妇,及两位女儿,到加影小住两天。

认识国良夫妇也也超过二十年了,我们都是在圣母军交流会认识的。他们的两个女儿也与我们相当亲近,因为也是看着他们长大的。

除了接待他们品尝加影的美食外,还带他们到郊外的新邦葫芦顶去探望纳登神父,过后还去附近的知知港一游,参观的当地110 年历史的圣奥斯丁教堂,并遇见了两位当地的圣母军团员。

观看:

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

第23届马新汶台圣母军交流会 23rd Legion Fellowship


许德光主教主持开幕弥撒

第二十三届马新汶台华文圣母军交流会,于29/5/-- 2/6/2015 在沙劳越的诗巫圆满举行,共有超过560位来自东、西马,汶莱,新加坡,台湾及香港的圣母军友参与其盛。

出席者还包括两位来自台湾的神父,一位诗巫神父及多位修女。

诗巫教区许德光主教在开幕弥撒中,热情的欢迎各地圣母军的到访。他鼓励军友们在这次交流会中,认真的了解这次集会的主题讯息,那就是教宗方济格的劝谕【福音的喜乐】。

他要军友们必须以世俗物质来为天主服务,而不是以天主来服务物质满足与享受。他敦促军友们,在交流会过后,回到个别的地区,把福音的喜乐更广泛的传播出去。

交流会中,也有三个讲座,以【福音的喜乐】为中心点。台湾程若石神父第一讲 -- 福音传播之福己;诗巫教区江宗欢神父第二讲 -- 福音传播之福家;诗巫许主教第三讲 -- 福音传播之福传。

交流会除了在舒适的晶木酒店的活动之外,主办当局也在最后一天带领三百多人的外地军友,到加拿逸的一间长屋,与当地的达亚族同胞共庆丰收节。

根据长屋屋长本雅明兄弟说,这是他的长屋第一次接待这么多的访客。他为军友们准备了好多的当地糕饼及食物,还呈现了精彩的达亚族土风舞,当然也少不了著名的Tuak 小米酒!

军友们边吃边唱,载歌载舞,加上香醇的小米酒,军友们,特别是来自台湾及香港的客人,体验了一个毕生难忘的丰收节。

交流会的高潮之一就是惜别晚宴。除了浓厚的融和乡情 、美食佳肴外,各地军友还呈现了许多精彩的文娱表演。当晚最引人注目节目之一,就是来自美里教区的41位军友呈现的军乐伴奏『圣母军军歌』,庄严威武,排阵整齐,赢得全场起立欢呼及掌声。

美里在一年前由钟松锦神父成立了四个支团。这是他们第一次参加交流会,因这军歌,一鸣惊人!

这五天四夜的相聚中,来自各地的军友,一同祈祷 、赞颂,早晚共进餐饮,聆听圣言, 听取神长训诲,在圣事内共融与欢欣,犹如一个大家庭般。难怪在临别的时候,大家都依依不舍,叮咛明年再相见。

第24届交流会,将于2016年,在柔佛的新山举行。

1. 照片 (1)Facebook pictures (1)

2. 美里军歌视频 Youtube ( The Legion Song)

3. 照片 (2) Facebook pictures (2)

4. 江神父 - 月亮与太阳 Youtube Fr. Fabian Kong 

5. 照片 (3) Facebook pictures (3)


The 23rd Annual Legion Fellowship was successfully held in Sibu, Sarawak from 29/5 to 2/6/2015. More than 560 legionaries from East, West Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Taiwan  and Hong Kong attended this fellowship which was held in Kingwood Hotel.

Sibu Bishop Joseph Hii officiated the function at a Thanksgiving Mass at the Sacred Heart Cathedral which is about 800 meters from the hotel.

Programmes of the gathering consisted Mass, prayer, talks and outing to a long house in Kanowit.

The theme of the Fellowship is " The joy of the Gospel", an apostolic exhortation by Pope Frances written in 2013.

3 talks based on this them were delivered by:

Talk 1 by Fr. Joseph Chen (Taiwan): Evangelisation -  Self

Talk 2 by Fr. Fabian Kong (Sibu): Evangelisation - Family


Talk 3 by Bishop Joseph Hii: Evangelisation - The Evangelisation

An outing to a longhouse in Kanowit gave the visitors an unforgettable experience of local Gawai Festival.

A joyful, colorful and lively farewell dinner ended the gathering in a high note.

The 24th Legion Fellowship would be held in Johor Baru in 2016.

(Follow links about to see more pictures and video)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Welcome 热烈欢迎



 A big warm welcome to our new Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Surain Dorai Raj.

Fr. Surain is 38 years old and ordained on 02-02-2009.

Before his posting to the Church of the Holy Family, Kajang, he was the Parish Priest of Jesus Caritas Church in Kepong.

Fr. Surain is proficient in English, Bahasa Malaysia, Taiml and Mandarin.

May the Holy Family be with him always. 

热烈欢迎我们的新堂区主任苏瑞恩神父。

苏瑞恩神父今年38岁,与 02-02-2009 晋铎。

之前,苏瑞恩神父是甲洞耶稣圣爱堂的主任神父。

苏瑞恩神父能说流利四语 - 英语、 国语(马来语)、印语及华语。

愿圣家常常伴随他、保护他及指引他。