Church parishioners collect 315kg of rubbish in Tawau


The 3K Run, Walk & Plog participants with Monsignor Nicholas (middle front) and the garbage collected on Saturday.

TAWAU: The Holy Trinity Catholic Church parishioners collected 315kg of rubbish during its 3K Run, Walk & Plog organized by the Parish Human Development Committee on Saturday.

Plog or plogging – collecting trash while walking or jogging – is the church’s first such program in conjunction with the World Day of Prayer for Care of the Creation.

The event was participated by 225 parishioners from the Filipino, Chinese and Indonesian Pastoral Community, Neocate, EMC, Parish Youth Apostolate, altarboys, Legion of Mary, BEC Megah Jaya and outstation chapels from St Stephen, Tass, St Paul, Balung and St Francis of Asisi, Gudang 4.

St Stephen collected 65kg of trash which was the highest collected and earned them a prize.
The event that started at 6.30am to 10am saw trash being collected along Kuhara, Guru, Mawar and Melati Roads.

Parish priest, Monsignor Nicholas Ong said 2.2 billion Christians prayed for care of the creation on that day and called on parishioners to take care of the environment.

He also called on the parishioners not to wait for others, and start taking care of the environment by saving energy, water and practice organic fertilizing.

The church, he said would be getting water tanks to collect rain water for watering purposes and urged the parishioners to come and listen to talks on how to care for the environment on September 26-28.