KK Archdiocese Celebrates Memorial Mass For The Late Brother Ben mhm

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ArchBishop John Wong presides at the memorial Mass for Br Ben Snoeren, 20 Feb 2017, Sacred Heart Cathedral Chapel, Karamunsing. – Photo credit Soccom/kkdioecese.net
Bro Ben lying in his casket prior to the requiem mass at at Missiehuis Vrijland, Holland last Saturday. – Photo credit millhillmissionaries

KOTA KINABALU: Kota Kinabalu Archdiocese celebrated a memorial Mass for Brother Benedict Snoeren mhm on Monday (20 Feb 2017) at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Sacred Heart Cathedral here.

Over 200 people, including several religious, attended the Mass which was presided by Archbishop John Wong.

Joining him at the altar were Archbishop Emeritus John Lee and ten priests, reported Soccom in kkdiocese.net.

After the gospel proclamation, Father Rhobby Mojolou gave the eulogy of the late Mill Hill Missionary.

The late Brother had served in the archdiocese for almost 60 years, most of it in Bundu Tuhan.

He was a carpenter by profession and together with Father William Roetenberg, Brother John Hoeskstra, and another Brother built up the Kinabalu Project Development in 1962.

Brother Ben was also associated with the construction and growth of the Don Bosco Children’s Home in Bundu Tuhan.

He returned to Holland in July 2014 due to ill health. He died there two-and- a- half years later on Feb 13. He was buried in Holland on Feb 18.

On that same day, Bundu Tuhan Parish also celebrated a memorial Mass for him. – Source: kkdiocese.net