Archbishop John Wong anoints Fr Terans Thadeus’ hands with Holy Chrism (pic by Donny Anthony)

By William Charles Mindus

July 19 2022

Fr Terans blesses Archbishop John Wong

Newly ordained Fr Terans concelebrates the Eucharist for the first time

Fr Terans in group photo after his ordination Mass (pic by Donny Anthony)

During this period, he was still active in various church activities and even had the chance to fall in love with a close friend. But through it all, he continued to feel the sense of emptiness within his heart.

He had applied for an initial two-year’s leave from formation but subsequently decided to extend another year until he sensed that the calling from God became too hard to resist. Thus, he believed that God did not abandon him throughout this period of intense activities.

He then wrote an application letter to the Archbishop, requesting to re-enter the seminary and continue his Theological formation in 2019, which he did until completion in early May 2021.

What makes him answer with a resounding ‘Yes’? During the three years’ leave after his father had fallen ill, his father said to him one day “If not because of me, you could have already been a priest long time ago!” God surely had proven His greatest Love since that statement came from the person who initially put up a strong resistance when Terans first decided to enter CDC as an aspirant.

Terans did his pastoral immersions in St Joseph Cathedral Kuching (Legion of Mary Children Liturgy, RCIA (2012), Hospital Sentosa Home of Peace Cheshire Home Kuching (2013), St Leo Serasot Bau Kuching (Youth Ministry, 2014), Cure and Care Rehabilitation Centre Kuching (2015), St Michael Penampang (2019), Our Lady Queen of Peace, Sri Aman (2021) and St John Tuaran (2015) (2021 until present).

  At the lunch reception held at Fr Augustine Amandus Hall, Archbishop Wong announced that Fr Terans would continue to remain and serve as assistant priest at St John Tuaran where he has been assigned after his diaconal ordination on Dec 4.

The lunch fellowship, which concluded at 4.00 pm, also featured slides shows and stage presentations from various parish communities.

Fr Terans doing the cake-cutting honours at Fr Augustine Amandus Hall, with Abp John Wong and others looking on (pic by Donny Anthony)