Easter Potluck

The parish under the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit is divided into zones to allow easier coordination. The area where I stay falls under Zone 11. We had an Easter Potluck Party at the Committee Hall of my apartment block last night. There were about fifty of us who each brought something for the table. This was to promote fellowship among the parishioners. It was a good opportunity to meet and catch up with each other and an occasion for us Neophytes to get to know our Zone Leaders and church members staying close by.

My neighbours, most of whom are not Christians, volunteered to help with the decoration and preparation, and also contributed scrumptious food. Agnes, our Zone Coordinator, had brought three generous platters for the main course which was fried rice, fried rice noodles and curry chicken. Food were plenty and delicious. We all had a merry evening. The children were not left out either. They had fun playing several rounds of musical chairs and the winners got a prize each.

* Photos of the Easter Potluck Party have been added to the Gallery.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

9 thoughts on “Easter Potluck”

  1. It’s wonderful when everyone, regardless of religion or race, comes together to lend a helping hand, isn’t it? And what better time than Easter season 🙂

  2. I have very understanding and tolerant neighbours. We have our differences but we always agree to disagree. Besides, functions like these are very good ways to show the unity of the Catholic faith and to introduce our beliefs to all those who desire to seek God.

  3. Sometimes, it is so very difficult to love all men, especially those who screw you over and over again without remorse. But that is a story for another day.

  4. Makes me think of the goverment. Then they will make you look like an anti-this, anti-that. It’s clearly the Ruling Party that screws up all the time.

    National Security-defn.1. A threat to the ruling party is considered first and foremost a threat to National Security.
    2. Produce threat to reduce them.

    Sorry for being political, but that is another story for another day:)

  5. peter, glad to note that your zone had an easter fellowship. in our parish (city parish), it was up to the individual zones to organse and only 1 zone (out of 9) had an easter fellowship. the zones in our parish are not active at all (except 2).

    our zones are named ‘A to I’. i used to belongs to zone D. now that i’m staying in bayan baru, should belong to the zones in your parish but my heart is still with city parish (in town). there’s a joke that people like us belongs to the twilight zone! 🙂

  6. Lucia,
    It was nice meeting church members I have never met before. In these few months, I have made more friends than I ever had in my entire life. Hey, crawl out from that twilight zone of yours and come join us once in a while. 🙂

  7. Dear Peter,
    I came across your blog yesterday and I read most of it in one night 🙂 I am proud that you have managed thus far and can be as independent as a walking person. You remind me of wheelchair bound people I meet in UK, where they go around places themselves and are not afraid to try.
    It will be good if our government has more disabled facilities such as more disabled parking lots, toilets and even buses. In UK, whenever a wheelchair bound person wants to get on the bus, the bus driver will lower the suspension of the bus and pull out a board so that he can come aboard. Maybe you could be a voice for all the disabled people in Malaysia. People like you may be disabled in a way, but I know for sure that you are ABLE in many other ways a normal person isn’t.
    Continue blogging and post up more pics! Happy for you and Wuan who have found each other 🙂
    Take Care!

  8. Cherry,
    Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. Yes, I agree that a lot can still be done for the disabled in Malaysia. Basic facilities are still sorely lacking. Thank God for all the kind souls we meet everyday who make our lives less difficult. There is still hope yet.

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