Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
The Catholic Students Society of UiTM (CSSSA) was formed more than 25 years ago by a group of Catholic students, mainly from Sabah and Sarawak who were studying in Shah Alam.
It started out with a few members and gradually grew through the years with the guidance of an assigned chaplain from St Francis Xavier Church, under the Campus Ministry Team and with the help of Ms Monica Ch’ng as an advisor cum coordinator for the society.
During its early years, the society had no place to hold meetings and activities. Thus, Fr Christopher Wee and Ms Monica managed to persuade the Bishop of Miri, Anthony Lee to purchase a bungalow located at No 15, Jalan Bunga Melati 2/2, Seksyen 2, Shah Alam. The bungalow was later named “Santa Maria Villa.”
Santa Maria Villa had since functioned as a place where CSSUiTM members can meet to organize spiritual activities for its members. The house is occupied by 11 people and each is required to pay RM110 per month, excluding utilities. The tenants are in-charge with the up-keeping of the house as well as the preparation and the organization of the weekly masses in the house. Therefore, all the tenants are EXCO members of the society.
Ever since its existence, numerous activities had been held such as masses, weekly spiritual programme called Friday-In-Togetherness (FIT) and talks by religious speakers.
In addition, most of the students occupying and visiting the house are from Sabah and Sarawak. The house functions as a “home-away-from-home” for these students where fellowship and brother/sisterhood are strengthened.
The house is about 15 years old and is really run-down. Firstly, the leakage either from the roof or the water tank needs to be repaired. Then we need to replace all broken roof boards.
The house also needs a new coat of paint. At the same time, minor repairs are needed such as the toilets and door hinges are broken. Seeing that a big sum of money is needed, your generous help is very much needed to help pay for the repairs. The Society is appealing to all its graduates from UiTM for cash contribution for the repairs and maintenance of CSS house.
For more information and those who wish to donate can contact Ms Monica Ch’ng, through her email firstname.lastname@example.org or sms to 019-3498908.
Sincere thanks to those who are going to contribute to this fund.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Shallom to you my brothers and sisters in Christ,