Chancery Notice — Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur

Chancery Notice — Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur

Jul 04, 2020

June 27, 2020   Chan/MC/06/2020

BANNS OF ORDINATION
The following candidates will be ordained in the Church of St Francis Xavier, Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya, on August 6, 2020 at 10.30am, by His Grace, Most Rev Julian Leow, D.D., the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur:

1. The transitional deacon, Rev Deacon Philip Tay Kok How OCD, will be ordained to the Order of Presbyter. Rev Tay is a friar of the Order of Discalced Carmelites and hails from Malacca. He completed his ecclesiastical studies in the Catholic Institute of Sydney, Australia in 2019. He was ordained a transitional deacon in the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Varroville, NSW, Australia on December 14, 2019. He is currently residing in the Carmelite Residence, Seremban.

2. The transitional deacon, Rev Deacon Francis Go Sheau Peng OFM Cap, will be ordained to the Order of Presbyter. Reverend Go is a friar of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. He comes from Bahau, Negeri Sembilan. He completed his ecclesiastical studies at the Society of the Divine Word in Tagaytay, Philippines, in 2019. He was ordained a transitional deacon in the Church of St Francis of Assisi, Cheras on October 7, 2019. He is currently serving in the Church of St Francis of Assisi, Cheras.

3. The diocesan seminarian, Bro Bonaventure A/L Rayappan, will be ordained to the Order of the Diaconate (transitional). Bro Bonaventure hails from the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Klang. He completed his ecclesiastical studies in philosophy in the College General Major Seminary in Penang (2013-2015) and continued with his theological studies in St Peter’s College Major Seminary in Kuching (2016-2020). Bro Bonaventure is currently serving in the Church of St Anne, Port Klang.

Due to social distancing and limited seating restrictions, the Mass will not be open to the public but will be streamed live on Archkl-TV channel. Attendance by family members and friends will be by invitation only.

Canon Law obliges Catholics to reveal any impediment or circumstance that would prevent these candidates from receiving Sacred Orders and should contact the Chancery or the Archbishop with such information as soon as possible if applicable.

You may contact the Chancery by emailing chancery@archkl.org.

Let us offer our prayerful support for all three candidates as they prepare themselves for diaconal and presbyteral ministry and service to the People of God in the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur. 

Rev Fr Michael Chua Chancellor
Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur

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