Monday, April 26, 2010

Something to share...


I started playing music since my secondary school. Well, actually my main interest is piano since primary school but due to lack of exposure and financial situation, this interest was just a dream that will never come true until today.
During teenager time, i really like those rock band for example Bonjovi, Metallica, Deep Purple, Search, Wings, Cranberries, FooFighter, Scorpions, Nirvana, etc..etc..Well, those were the days. Me & my friends goes crazy with their songs and music which are really, really makes us WoW..!!! I still can remeber i played the drum during our jamming sessions until my finger bleed....There are just so much that we want to express through our jamming or battle of the band. But none is for Christ our Lord.

At that age and influence, it's hard for me to play drum on songs (spiritual & church) which is not heavy or suitable for me. I started listening to Petra (rock songs with a spiritual lyrics). From there then only i started to open up. I was in the Star Of Yahweh Covenant Community in the 90's. They have their own band but i didn't get any opportunity to expose from there. This is way before i got interest into outside rock music.

There are many ways we can contribute, serve, pray, express to our Lord. I found that music & songs is the best way for me to praise, give thanks, pray and express our emotion to Him. I feel that let our youth play or expose (in the band) in our spiritual context rather than, playing outside which they can get involved or influnce by unhealthy situation. This view need to be supported in order to generate more talented youth for our church needs. Expressing spiritual songs and music is a very wonderful and powerfull thing of which a bit hard to explain in words.
Probably by watching a band play (spiritual songs) its just like watching them having a good time playing music but deep inside the musicians and singers - they are Praising-
Remember: Youths is our future church leaders...
God Bless

by;
Donny

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Telupid St. Martin Trip.


Kabus pagi putih pada 07 Februari 2010 yang dingin memang menyegarkan di sepanjang perjalanan kami ke St.Martin Telupid. 7 buah kereta semuanya (1 Ulu Dusun, 2 Lahad Datu & 4 St.Mary's).Selepas doa selesai dan photo taking, perjalanan dimulakan pada jam 6.10pagi.

Trip ini adalah kesinambungan dari trip yang lalu ke Lahad Datu. Tujuan trip ini adalah untuk mengenali belia di St.Martin serta mempromosikan "Youth Music Camp & Concert 2010".

Tiba di Gereja St.Martin jam 7.40am. Sambil menanti semua kenderaan sampai, kami sempat bersembang dengan belia St.Martin. Jam 8.30am, Misa Kudus pun bermula.
10.40am: After the mass,we gathered at the hall. More than 30 youths from Telupid participated. First of all, Christopher Aban, lead the praise song and an opening prayer.

Other topics that we shared are :
- Cabaran dalam Pelayanan koir (untuk menghidupkan Liturgi).
- Masalah-masalah semasa pembabitan dalam koir.
- Sejarah Tim Pelayanan Musik Belia St.Mary's Sandakan.
- Games (bertujuan untuk bersuai kenal dengan semua belia yang hadir)- dikendalikan oleh Saudara Mark Lai.

11.30am:Sesi nyanyian puji-pujian pendek.
11.55am:Sharing session. Mostly shared about their journey in choir for years and the experience faced during those days and present days. There are some whom have been servicing for 10 years till now. Kebanyakan sharing juga menunjukkan kesatuan hati dalam satu belia untuk melayani.

Mr. Hildi, selaku koordinator TPBP St.Martin pada masa itu mengucapkan selamat datang dan ribuan terima kash di atas lawatan muhibbah ini yang begitu bermakna sekali untuk semua.

1.oopm: Sharing by Mr.Albert (St.Martin Telupid PPC chairman).
1.10pm: Words by Fr.Marcellinus Pongking. " kepentingan inspirasi musik untuk dalam gereja bagi mengalakkan adanya pelapis.Kehadiran belia untuk melayani dalam koir juga/bukan sahaja hari kebesaran tetapi juga hari minggu biasa. Roh kudus harus dimiliki oleh pemusik/penyanyi dalam mengendalikan koir. Jangan memilih lagu mengikut kesukaan tetapi mengikut bacaan minggu tersebut."
Sharing by Christoper Aban: "Bakat tetap ada diantara individu cuma mesti dicungkil dan perlu motivasi yang bersesuaian."

Lawatan muhibbah ini sangat bermakna bagi semua. Paroki dari Sandakan, Lahad datu, Ulu Dusun, Telupid dapat bertukar-tukar pendapat dan berkenalan antara satu dengan yang lain. YMM berharap agar dapat menganjurkan trip ke paroki lain pada masa akan datang. Terima kasih kepada belia Ulu Dusun & Lahad Datu yang memberi sokongan trip pada kali ini. Di harap melalui pengalaman baru ini, belia (khususnya dalam pelayanan koir/musik/nyanyian dalam gereja kita) akan sentiasa bersatu hati dalam pelayanan. Terima kasih kepada belia St.Martin Telupid kerana sudi menerima kunjungan kami.God Bless. & Thank you all.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Faith = Success Y2j Street Soccer

06 December 2009 was a day when not only spiritual songs and music can gather and attract new faces of youth from our parish to participate in our activities. We played Street Soccer. Which was held at former basketball court at Fr.Mulders Centre. Started at about 11.am with the kick off made by our Bishop Julius...and it was a score..Goal...goal..goal..!!!.

We manage to meet up with new faces of youth whom met before from outside church not being realise that they are Catholic. We are glad and thank God that this competition attracted about 10 teams. All players and those involved really had a great time playing Street Soccer in His Name, One Heart, One Youth...Once again, To Gather, Together, To Capture and it will Spread....God Bless.

Spiritual Preparation guided by Sister Lilian, 2 days before the games begin. A very good preparation for the organizing team to have strong Faith and believe that the day event will be a success. Thank You Sister.


Bishop Julius with the kickoff and a special printed jersey.



The Finalist, Team Soneta (squatting down) and Flores FC ( standing).. Congratulation...!! buli tahan mimang..biarpun panas terik matahari.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Y2J Street Soccer Competition

Yes..!! Yes..!! main bula (main bola bah..).
Ya betul, pertandingan Street Soccer anjuran Youth To Jesus akan diadakan pada 6hb Disember 2009 bertempat di tempat letak kereta FR.Mulders. Masa 10.45am. Terbuka kepada semua belia katolik.
Yuran minimum RM25.00 satu team. Umur 15-35 sahaja. Untuk keterangan lanjut sila hubungi : Rodney : 019-8437876, Roland : 016-8277378, Kenny : 019-8401249

Monday, October 26, 2009

Y2J jamm..jamm..jam! New composed song ?

On the 25th of October 2009, Y2J manage to spent about 3.5 hrs for jamming session and short meeting. It has been a while since our last full band practise. Singing and playing music in the Lords name is one of the most powerful prayer. We are glad and thank our Lord Jesus for the unity that we have in this group. Praise & honour You for your blessing.

Mr. Kenny sedang setup gadjetnya...kunun campin..!!
(right photo) from left: Eloise, Maria, Shirley, Amanda, Kenny, Topo & Rodney @boy

janji ada tempat ber"meeting" boleh lar. Short discussion about our end of year & 2010 activities. Bulan December 2009 ada pertandingan Futsal......sioknya..!!

video video

videoNew composed song Demo session............

Thursday, September 24, 2009

YMM ke Lahad Datu 20hb Sept 2009







Terima kasih kami ucapkan kepada belia St.Dominic Lahad Datu kerana sudi menerima kunjungan kami pada 20hb September 2009. Lawatan muhibbah ini betul-betul dapat mengeratkan persahabatan antara belia dari Sandakan + Gereja Ulu Dusun dengan belia Lahad Datu yg peramah.
Trip yang bermula jam 6.30pagi yg disertai seramai 12 orang termasuk Sister Lilian berjalan dengan lancar dan tiba di Gereja St.Dominic untuk ikut serta dalam Misa Kudus. 3 orang belia dari St.Paul Ulu Dusun dengan hati yg sabar menunggu transport kami yg tiba di batu 32 jam 7.30am.

Sesi berkenalan, makan tengahari, Praise & Worship, Bible Reading, Sharing telah diadakan dalam lawatan yg singkat itu. Semua berpuas hati dengan hasil lawatan ini. Lanjutan dari Music Camp & Concert Jun yg lalu, ramai belia berpendapat bahawa ini ialah aktiviti yg perlu agar belia lebih memilih untuk memainkan lagu-rohani.

Thank You. God Bless.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

went to St.Paul Church Ulu Dusun




Went to St.Paul Church Ulu Dusun on 24th May 2009. YMM team gathered at coffee shop at 8.30am and started the engine to St.Paul at 9.30am. It tooks about 40minutes to arrive there. St.Paul located at a hill top and over looking a wide area land of planted palm oil tree.

Soon as we arrived, immediately we put up our poster at the church notice board. Our friend Petrus from the church choir say "hello" to us as he is busy preparing the P.A system and needed his choir member to be ready before the mass started at 11am.

Setelah misa selesai, YMM mengambil kesempatan mengedarkan borang penyertaan serta "flyers" kepada para belia yang berada di situ sebelum kami ke Mini Dewan Gereja St.Paul untuk memulakan sesi suai kenal dan briefing tentang y2J Music Camp & Concert.

Agenda : (1) Lagu Pujian, (2) Sesi Suai kenal, (3) Briefing for Camp & Concert, (4) Sesi Sharing, (5) Slideshow Y2J Concert 2008, (6) Sesi Soal Jawab, (7) Makan Lunch.

Saudara Petrus wakil dari koir Gereja St.Paul berharap alat music di situ boleh di upgrade lagi agar boleh menarik lebih belia minat melayan di gereja dari segi music & nyanyian. Saudara Petrus jugak prihatin dan ingin membawa lagu kristian yg berentak cara musik belia masa kini namun agak tertanya-tanya jika mereka dibenarkan berbuat demikian dan samaada boleh diterima oleh umat umum.

We departed from St.Paul around 250pm. Trip ini SANGAT BERMAKNA buat YMM & Choir & belia St. Paul. 2 orang wakil dari Adhoc Team Belia Cathedral jgk ada ikut serta dalam trip ini. Thank you to Saudara Petrus & rakan2nya kerana memberi kami kesempatan merapatkan jurang persahabatan. May God Bless you all.

Y2J Music Camp & concert 2009 Photos - Thank You to all have support us- God Bless

Photo contribute by, YMM, Ting(jack), Dulce