Thursday, July 29, 2010

Many years ago 多年前

It was sometimes in 1997 or 1998.

Mustard Seed Evangelisation Center sponsored a music & song composition forum at the College General, Penang. The main speaker and animator was Mr. Liang Hong Zhi, renowned musician, composer and producer from Taiwan.

It was in the first evening I met a group of seminarians who had just finished their exercise and games. I remembered two of them particularly whom I had a conversation with for the first time.

One of them was from the parish of the Church of Visitation, Seremban. I mentioned that one day he may be the parish priest of the Church of the Holy Family, my parish.

In 2004, being the Chairman of the Parish Pastoral Council, I had the honour of welcoming him, Fr. Julian Leow, to be our new Parish Priest.

The other seminarian was from Sandakan, Sabah doing his final year in Theology. I have many friends in Sandakan and mentioned that may pay him a visit if I were to go to Sandakan.

I had not met him since our first encounter.

A month ago, the Kota Kinabalu Archdiocese announced that Fr. John Wong, the other seminarian I met in College General, would be ordained in October as Coadjuctor Bishop of the Archdiocese!

As for Fr. Julian, he left 3 years ago for Rome to study Church History. He is expected to be back in October and taking up teaching post in College General in Penang.

It is so nice to see Fr. Julian in his latest photograph .... as good and as original as he was 3 years ago..! Looking forward to his homecoming to Malaysia.

Incidentally, in the photo, besides Fr. Julian, is Fr. Paul Loh from Sandakan whom I had met in Sandakan two years ago when he was the parish priest of St. Mary's church.



Greetings from Rome : Fr. Julian (from left), Fr. Paul Loh with fellow priests from East & West Malaysia


大约是在1997 - 1998年之间。

芥子福音传播中心(芥子心)在槟城大修院主催一项词曲创作讲习会。受邀的主要讲师为台湾著名的音乐创作及制作人已故梁弘志先生。

在讲习会的第一个傍晚,我遇见了几位修生,当时他们刚刚结束傍晚的运动。其中两位我特别记得,因为有和他们交谈了一会儿。

其中一位是来自芙蓉圣母往见堂区的修生。当时我还笑言,有一天,你将会派到加影圣家堂服务。

在2004年,出乎意料的,我以堂区牧灵议会主席的身份,欢迎当年在槟城大修院见过一次面的修生,廖炳坚神父(FR.Julian), 成为我堂区的新主任神师!

另一位是来自沙巴州山打根的修生,当时他是修读神学最后一年的课程。我告诉他我认识很多山打根的教友,假如我有再去山打根,一定会拜访他。

一个月前,沙巴亚庇总教区宣布,黄士交神父将在今年的十月,晋升为该教区的助理主教,也是总主教的继承人。这就是我谈到的另一位修生了。

自从在修院交谈后,我到现在还没和黄神父碰过面。

廖神父在2007年的六月,前往罗马进修教会历史,并将在十月返回马来西亚,预料将会到大修院执教。

在最新的一张照片里,可以看到廖神父风采依然,就好象三年前一般。期望着他回国再次和他见面倾谈。

很巧的是,和廖神父合照的有刚到罗马进修的山打根罗志康神父。我在两年前,在山打根拜会了当时在圣玛丽亚堂服务的他。

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

時間..時間..
珍惜每一個見面的機會。
珍惜每一個緣份的恩惠。
有些人..離別後,一輩子都無法再見面。

我會向這些神父報夢~您在寫他們!
廖炳坚神父,黄士交神父,罗志刚神父~祝褔您們!

Anonymous said...

大哥,

是羅志康神父,不是羅志剛神父。
謝謝您的分享。

老楞佐

Simon Phun said...

啊呀,又把名字写错了。。。要去检查头脑损害程度!(谢谢)