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The year end retreat for year 2006-2007 Northen Region English-speaking groups was held at College General, Penang. Two groups from Ipoh and Batu Gajah joined with the groups from Penang, Butterworth, Sungai Petani and Alor Star.

The retreat was held from 5th-7th January 2007. Rev. Father Francis Anthony was present for the opening night. Rev. Father Dominic Santiago was present for the Reconciliation, Taize and the Holy Mass.

A total of 22 participants and 6 facilitators attended this retreat. Also present were 3 DAT members from Kuala Lumpur.

The passover for the year 2006-2007 Northern Region was held in the Church of St. Michael, Alor Star, Kedah from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A total of 16 participants and 5 facilitators were present.

Rev. Father Jude Miranda was the celebrant for this event.

The year end retreat for year 2005-2006 Northern Region was held in Stella Maris, Penang from 6th ~ 8th January 2006. A total of 33 participants and 9 facilitators attended the retreat. Also present were 4 DAT members from Kuala Lumpur.

Rev. Father Edmond Voon was present for the opening night. Rev. Father Paul Cheong was present for the Reconciliation and Taize sessions as well as the Holy Mass.

The Formation Retreat for all the facilitators, English and Mandarin speaking, for year 2005-2006 was held at Stella Maris, Penang, from 3rd-6th March 2005. New facilitators, as well as those who had been facilitating for several years, came from the following places:

Good Shepherd, Setapak


Holy Family, Kajang


Christ the Light, Kepong,


Mount Carmel, Cameron Highlands


St. Francis Xavier, Petaling Jaya


St. Michael, Ipoh


Our Lady of Lourdes, Ipoh


Assumption, Petaling Jaya


St. Jude, Rawang


Our Lady of Sorrows, Penang


The Risen Christ, Penang


The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Butterworth

20 Disciples Apostolate Team members were also present to guide the would-be facilitators.

Year-End Retreat for all the participants of year 2004-2005 was held in St. Anne Church, Bukit Mertajam, Penang from 14th to 16th January 2005. A total of 32 participants took part in the Retreat. There were 7 facilitators and 3 DAT members from Kuala Lumpur. Father Alex from BM was present to give the blessings during the Opening, Reconciliation, Taize and Community meal.

Passover for participants year 2004-2005 was held on 12th September 2004 at the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, Penang.

Orientation for new participants for Penang was held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church at 2.30 p.m. on 5th April 2003, at Kulim at 2 p.m. on 6th April 2003, and at Butterworth at 7.30 p.m. on 6th April 2003. Sungai Petani, Church of Christ the King had their orientation at 7.30 p.m. on 21st April 2003.

The Facilitators Formation Retreat was held at Port Dickson Golf and Country Resort on 13th to 16th March 2003.


Disciples Facilitators Formation Retreat 2003



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