Wednesday, September 26, 2012

PCC Meeting at Alor Setar, Kedah

Shalom! It's been a long time since the last update! I apologise for the being busy and unable to write the updates in here sooner.

Penang Coordinating Council (PCC) Meeting
Place: Sham Homestay, Alor Star, Kedah
Date: 14th September - 16th September 2012
CUSUSM Representative: Kevin Juliano, Tiffinny Shally, Deejay Daxter

"The Penang Coordinating Council (PCC) is a coordinating body which links and coordinates all the Catholic Undergraduates Society (CUS) in the campuses of the Diocese of Penang, for students events in the direction of the vision and mision of the PCC. It is also a platform for intellectuals to share ideas, discuss and train leaders in light to be Christ-like leaders." -
The CUS or CF (Christian Fellowships) that are in the the PCC web are all from the Northen side of the Peninsular Malaysia, which includes IPTA, IPTS, IPG as well as Polytechnic in Penang, Perak, Kelantan, Kedah and Perlis.  

It had been a great experience to be interacting with our brothers and sisters in Christ from other institutes and share our spiritual knowledge as well as building up friendship with one-another. Coming from different institutes from different states and surroundings, we learnt a lot about all the strengths as well as the struggles each CUS or CF have been in their respective campuses. 


Let us move on with the update of PCC. There will be a big event of PCC coming up, which is as stated below:

Event: The Penang Coordinating Council Gathering (PCCG)
Date: 11th - 14th of April 2013
Venue: to be confirmed later
Vision: "Students rooted in Scriptures, Sacrament and Social Teaching."
1.  To develop current tertiary students to be future leaders in search of truth and justice.
2.  To rediscover rich and abundant opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.
Theme: Footprints

And the following will be the secretariats team for PCCG:

Director: Corina (UUM)
Vice Director: Albert Ko (UNIMAP)
Secretary: Lornetha Lloyd Daim (UiTM Kampus Bukit Mertajam, Penang)
Treasurer: Terry (UPSI Tanjung Malim Perak)
Tech & Logistics: Blase Bernard (USM SA)
Food & Lodging: Tiffinny Shally Tasing (USM Minden)
Publicity: Samson Antonius (USM KK)
Music: Samson Lian (IPDA, Jitra)

PCCG is one of the event that would make us retrace back our steps on our faith in Christianity, particularly in Catholicism. This event is open to all students comprising the whole CUS or CF under PCC. Hence, this event will be one of the opportunity for us not only to make friends with our saudara seiman from other campuses, but also a medium for us to restrengthen back our faith. This would be a huge job for the committee of the project, so I encourage us all to pray for all the secretariats mentioned above so that all their works may always be blessed with the Holy Spirit. More updates will be stated from time to time.


We had fun! Of course, we did learn a lot of things from the meeting. More spiritual events are needed for us  to build up our faith and strength. Moreover, we made lots of new great friends, learn about their experiences in their respective CUS or CF, and get to relieve our stress from our other commitments. Till the next meeting, I shall update! Peace out! :)


In the homestay, smiling through the meeting. :))) Photo by: Kevin Juliano

Happy people sitting closely pack together in the van. Photo by Kevin Juliano

In the Church of St. Michael, Alor Star. Photo by: an auntie using Tiffinny Shally's phone

Grotto in front of the Church of St. Michael, Alor Star. Photo by: our dear friend Megan Renee

The Church of St. Michael, Alor Star. Photo by: our dear friend Eugene Wong

Tightening our friendship bonds by playing fun games together. Photo by Megan Renee

Waving goodbye to beloved friends of PCC. Till us meet again next time, mates! yeaahhaaaa! Photo by: Eugene Wong

"Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for
'God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.'
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world." - 1 Peter 5:5-9 New King James Version