16th of July: the Church of Our Lady of Fatima, Brickfields, was blessed with the visit by the Archdiocese Vocation Promotion Team (AVPT), who came to conduct their Vocation Promotion Campaign, headed by Rev. Fr. Christopher Soosaipillai. The Vocation Team held the youth session at Dewan Fatima, and Fr Christopher joined them between the three morning Masses.
As our church today continues with its empowering of the call of vocations, the AVPT team continues to spread the joy and the rising need of vocations to all the young people around. From the 17th to the 19th of February 2017, a Vocation Awareness Live-In Camp was held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Setapak in Kuala Lumpur. This camp brought together 22 young men and women from all over the archdiocese to discover the meaning of vocation as well as to get an insight to the different vocations bringing life to the Catholic Church.
9 young men from the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur responded to the prompting of the Holy Spirit to discern God’s will as they thirsts to know more about the diocesan priesthood. They have taken the first step by attending the 2016 Diocesan Vocation Retreat which was held at Good Shepherd Church on the 1st and 2nd of July. The theme for this stay-in retreat was ‘Make A Difference’. Beginning with mass and Eucharistic adoration, the retreat was structured to give a glimpse into the life of a diocesan priest.
On the 22nd of May 2016, The AVPT once again went head on with their mission to promote vocation awareness, this time touching souls at the parish of St. Peter and St. Paul at Banting, Selangor. The spirit filled team consisted of Sr. Mary David FdCC, Sr. Angeline Poh FMM, Bro. Joachim Heng FMS, Bro. Andrew Loke FSC, Fr. Alberto Ireaneus SJ and Fr. Christopher Soosaipilliai.
On the 6th day of Novena, the focus was on the Congregation of the Disciples of the Lord (C.D.D.). "Beginning with holy hour followed by mass which was celebrated by Rev Fr Phillip Tan, CDD and Rev Fr Christopher Wilvaraj. Fr Phillip emphasised that it is key to persevere in one’s vocation, be it priestly and religious life, married or single life.