Fr Phillips Muthu was a simple, humble and prayerful priest

Fr Phillips Muthu was the parish priest of Church of the Assumption Petaling Jaya during the height of the use of word “ALLAH” by Christians dispute.

Oct 07, 2016

Dear Editor,
Fr Phillips Muthu was the parish priest of Church of the Assumption Petaling Jaya during the height of the use of word “ALLAH” by Christians dispute.

In less than 10 days after the KL High Court’s ruling in our favour, home made bombs were thrown into the compound of the church in the early hours of Jan 8, 2010.

At the end of the same Friday evening Charismatic praying, Fr Phillips said to the congregation that the church would not link the bombing to the “ALLAH” issue and requested all not to retaliate and to give full support to the Archbishop. The incident was the front page news the next day.

As with many other priests, Fr Phillips would not unnecesarily incur expenses if he could. Last year he was in a night car convoy from Kemaman to PJ for a formation and other pastoral needs. He arrived in PJ at 3.00am and spent the night in the house of a Assumption parishioner travelling with him, not far from the PJ Assumption Chuch. Comfortable hotel accomodation was not on his mind.

In his personal letter to thank me for my small donation to the Rebuilding of our St Phllip Minh Chapel in Kemaman, he started the letter with the following words:

“As I write this note, and place it in your envelope I prayed and offered Mass for your family and you”.

Fr Phillips Muthu did pray and offer Masses to all.

Andrew Kok,
Subang Jaya

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