Battambang: Battambang parish prepared a meditation for catechetical student in 10 December 2012. In this meditation was join by 200 student of Catechism. There also a parish priest
Fr. Totet Banaynal, Sr. Maria Yawasang Lakana, FMA who responsible for the Catechism in Battambang prefecture and other teachers in battambang parish. in this meditation we collage from grade 1 to grade 5 in Catechism classes.
Sr. Maria Yawasang Lakana, FMA said: " every year we have a meditation for the catechism class only for Easter, but this year we want them two meditation in Easter and before Christmas. Because this year is the year of Faith. She continuous: " In this meditation we want them to know about the faith of Catholic, to firm in their faith, to know how to pray to the Lord through Catholic and especially we want know how to share their love and their faith to other people as Jesus does on us.
In this meditation we also let them to perform about the Christmas's Day and let them see the movies that related to the faith of Catholic from the bible, give them to paint as they know about the catholic, answers the questions to get the rewards.
03 December 2012 this is the 31 anniversary of International day of persons with disabilities. In Battambang parish, Arrupe Center was also celebrated this in the parish. there were around 100 people came and joined in this celebration including Msgr. Enrique Figaredo, SJ Bishop of Battambang prefecture, Fr. Totet Banaynal, SJ is a parish priest and Fr. Manoj Kumar Ekka, SJ, and other guests.
Msgr. Enrique Figaredo, SJ shared: We should think about the people in Cambodia who is disabilities and give them in what we can do. I would like to say thanks to the government that take care of the people who can't with anything. As our missions we work with the people who are disabilities and give and support them as scholarship to the children who disabilities, give them the opportunities to get a job, give them a place for live and study as the results the we got in Arrupe Center, and other three center in Otanhea, Prey Thom and Ratanak Mondol district.
Mr. Cham Sor the one who live and getting the support from the outreach and he also a disable people share: We are happy that we are get better than before and they give them the work and also help our children with the scholarship.
Mr. Ven who is a disable person and living in Arrupe welcome Center shared: Before i live in the bad situation because my family is poor and i am also disability. I used to think i had no value. I never think that I am here as today. After Arrupe Center allowed me to live in the center i feel that i had a value and i encouraged my-self and i felt that i have many people around and support me. they give me equal. I feel very very happy.
by Vong Rethy (Poy) Photo by Rath
One volunteer Spanish doctor name Middeam came give a check to all the people in Battambang prefecture. This is the the second time that she came Cambodia for help with poor people in the village of Battambng province. She went to the prison and other villages as Snerng village, Nikom, Ek Phnom, Kbal Spean, Tahen, Chrab Viel, Chher teal, Knach romeas and Battambang parish Rocheck I village in Welcome Center for sick.
She said "she was very very happy that she came to Cambodia and made a check for the poor people and give them the medical that they need."
In Battambang parish we just installed a New Mary in to the grotto. This new grotto of Mary we built up for the Catholic in Battambang parish come and pray to God through our Lady and thanks to her that she care of us and our Catholic communities. This grotto was blessed by Mgr. Kike is a Bishop and Fr. Totet is a parish priest.