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Fiesta Señor  Santo Niño de Cebu (Feast of Santo Nino De Cebu)
Fiesta Señor  Santo Niño de Cebu (Feast of Santo Nino De Cebu)

2017-12-15 SUN 15:52
Feast of Santo Nino De Cebu has become global. Where there is a Filipino - particularly Cebuano, Sto. Nino de Cebu is present! The Filipinos maintain their devotion to the Sto. Nino because through Sto. Nino they are reminded of their ethnic heritage - their history, culture & religiosity. They are just ordinary Christians living outside their homeland and they are now the ones articulating this faith experience not the Augustinians through the image of the Sto Nino.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Tawau

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Tawau
Rev. Fr. Cosmas Lee (Rektor Paroki)
Rev. Fr. Thomas Madanan (Pembantu)
Batu 1.5 Jalan Melati, Peti Surat 21, 91007, Tawau. Sabah
Tel: 089-772226 Fax. 765894.

Prayer Meeting
Bahasa Malaysia -  (Every Wednesday at 7.30 pm)
English - (Every Friday at 7.30 pm)
Chinese - (Every Friday at 7.30 pm)

We wish you a merry Christmas
And a happy New Year.
Once in a year, it is not for a miss
To visit our neighbours and sing out like this.
Of friendship and love, good neighbours above
And peace and goodwill the whole year around.
Good tidings to you, where ever you are
Good Tidings at Christmas and a Happy New Year

Carols by Candlelight 2014
Carols by Candlelight 2014

2014-12-13 FRI 20:23
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Tawau


Indonesian Pastoral Community (IPC)
IPC was formed initially to provide members with financial help and assistance on issues such as marriage, death and sickness.


Holy Trinity Church


1st Year Anniversary Celebration
2010-02-28 SUN
Basic Ecclesial Community (BEC) is our answer of an effective pastoral strategy in better serving the faithful.

2015 Haze in Sabah

HAZE AQI : 118 Bad visibility
2015-05-08 FRI 11:23
2015-09-23 WED 11:18

Thick haze caused by forest clearing fires in Indonesia.
Most of the haze is from across the border of Indonesia. 4/5 of the Indonesian portion of Borneo was “under a cloud of smoke”. The haze is so thick that at least two satellites have been unable to detect hotspots.


More about 2015 Haze in Sabah

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Tawau

Memorial ground of Stephen Tann and Mary Rose Wong in Tawau (2017)
Memorial ground of Stephen Tann Kau Sai and Mary Rose Wong in Tawau (Photo taken in 2017)

The History Of Holy Trinity Parish Tawau



Shalom, Peace of the Risen Christ be with you Dear Brothers' and Sisters'

We are please to inform you that the Diocese of Sandakan is now in the process of constructing a three-storey Diocesan Pastoral cum Worship Centre at the former St Mary's Convent Primary School site, Jalan Puncak within the St Mary's Cathedral compound, Sandakan. The Centre, once completed will be the secretariat tending to pastoral needs of the faithful and all administrative matters in the 'four parishes' under it's jurisdiction. Total cost RM3.5 millions.

Our Tawau Parish Pastoral Council has discerned through prayers that the 3 storey multifunctional building is no longer an option but an urgent necessity. Considering the following factors:

A) The existing infrastructure have been for a long time inadequate to cope with the increasing needs of the Parish
B) The growth in our Community of Faith among the different language groups have created an urgent need to provide more rooms for meetings, seminars, catechesis, retreats and many other Parish activities.
C) Our Parish being the main Parish in the district of Tawau should increase and upgrade her existing amenities to facilitate not just for Parish but also Diocesan level functions. Total cost RM1.6 millions
Hence, our parish's 3 storey multifunctional building is under construction.

As our four Parishes journey together as one Diocese, we thank you for your generosity

'Under His control all the different parts of the body fit together, and the whole body is held together by every joint with which it is provided. So when each separate part works as it should, the whole body grows and builds itself up through love' Eph4:16

Msgr. Nicholas Ong
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Mr. Thadeus Sibir
Building Committee
Mr. Mario Domingo
Parish Pastoral Council

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Tawau


Palm Sunday of Holy Trinity Catholic Church Tawau
Photo above : 17th March 2011. A march into the church with waving of the blessed palm leaves and branches.
Palm Sunday
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday) is a Christian festival commemorating Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem.
It is customary in many countries to celebrate Palm Sunday with a special mass before the blessing of palm leaves, or in some other countries, olive branches.
The blessing usually takes place outside the church which also includes the reading of the Gospel that tells of how Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and how people greeted him with palms leaves.

After the blessing, followers march into the church waving the blessed palm leaves and branches.
Most of the foreign Catholics are migrant workers from Timor. In Tawau town, half the Catholics are Indonesians. In rural areas and plantations, 90 percent Catholics are migrants workers.

The rural communities are served by the parish’s 27 outstation chapels.

Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi
Patron Saint of Ecologists

One of Francis's most famous sermons is one he gave to a flock of birds.
One day while Francis and some friars were traveling along the road, Francis looked up and saw the trees full of birds.
Francis "left his companions in the road and ran eagerly toward the birds" and "humbly begged them to listen to the word of God."
One of the friars recorded the sermon, which overflows with Francis's love for creation and its Creator:
"My brothers, birds, you should praise your Creator very much and always love him; he gave you feathers to clothe you, wings so that you can fly, and whatever else was necessary for you. God made you noble among his creatures, and he gave you a home in the purity of the air; though you neither sow nor reap, he nevertheless protects and governs you without any solicitude on your part."


St. John Vianney

St. John Vianney
Patron Saint of Priests
Saint John Vianney, also known as Cure d'Arsand Jean Marie Vianney, is the patron saint of priests.
Pope Benedict calls Jean Marie Vianney "a true example of a pastor at the service of Christ's flock."
Saint John Vianney is known to have said,
"Virtue passes from the heart of a mother to the hearts of her children, who do willingly what they see her do."
This great saint learned this truth first hand from his own mother who truly taught her six children to love God and to never offend Him.

He was named after St. John the Baptist and the Blessed Virgin Mary, being Christened Jean Baptiste Marie. As early as three years old, Saint John Vianney would go off alone to pray. He was completely devoted to Mary from this young age.

"I loved her (the Blessed Virgin) even before I knew her it was my first affection. When I was quite little I had a pretty little rosary, to which my sister took a fancy; she wanted to have it. This was one of my first troubles. I went to consult my mother about it. She advised me to give it up for love of God. I obeyed: but it cost me many tears."