Schedule of Masses in Peninsular Malaysia

A number of parishes will be resuming their Eucharistic Celebration on June 28 and July 5 in the KL Archdiocese and the Penang Diocese.

Jun 27, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: A number of parishes will be resuming their Eucharistic Celebration on June 28 and July 5 in the KL Archdiocese and the Penang Diocese.

In the Malacca Johore Diocese, parishes in the state of Johor will not be celebrating public Masses. However, in Melaka public Masses can resume  from July 5 onwards (see below).



Opening of Churches, Commencement of Worship
To All Parish Priests and Parishes of the Malacca Johore Diocese.

This is a follow-up of Bishop’s Pastoral Directive No 22 dated June 17, 2020.

After discussions and dialogue with various government officials, the Jabatan Perpaduan Negara (JPN) of the State of Melaka (but NOT the State of Johor) has given its blessings to restart our parishes.

1. The National Security Council’s (Majlis Keselamatan Negara MKN) announcement to open and begin worship with one third of normal capacity and adhering to the given SOPs is the first guideline.

2. The State JPNs have permitted us to start without the need to register, reminding us to abide by Federal and MKN directives (above) and that checking will follow.

3. As Bishop of the MJD, the following steps must be followed:

a) From now until July 4, prepare parishes, chapels and Mass centres for SOP compliance (cf. checklist).
b) By July 4, submit signed application forms to the Bishop for approval. (cf. checklist attachment).*
c) Those approved (only) begin on July 5 (or after). Begin with one Mass per centre. Improve on weaknesses. Then, increase frequency of Masses in the second week. Next, introduce weekday Masses.
d) Strict monitoring by Parish Response Team or Parish Health Team must be enforced.

A blessed opening of your churches and may the halls of worship be again filled with prayers, hymns and responses of the faithful.

Together Building His Kingdom,

+ Rt Rev Bernard Paul, D.D.
Bishop of Malacca Johore Diocese
June 23, 2020

As each parish is only allowed one Mass per week with a one-third capacity of the church, many parishioners will have to wait their turn.

For many parishes, registration is through BECs. However, there are some parishes which will begin the first Mass with  a smaller number limited to the parish leaders, liturgical ministers and volunteers as a way to test the standard operating procedures.

Below is a schedule of the parish Masses.

For more information, please contact your parish.

* PRT - Parish Response Team



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