Malaysian Church News

  • Underground Chinese bishop, aged 93 missing, presumed dead

    Mar 05, 2015

    The oldest bishop of China’s underground Catholic Church, Shi Enxiang — who spent more than half a century in detention for refusing to renounce the authority of the Pope — had died, aged 93 almost a month ago. Since then, nothing: no official confirmation, no corpse, no ashes.

  • The similarities between CNY and the beginning of Lent

    Mar 05, 2015

    The beginning of Lent and Chinese New Year (CNY) are similar in that they both celebrate the same things, the only difference being in the way of celebrating.

  • Many come to pray for the sick at CDM, Penang

    Mar 05, 2015

    The theme for the Mass to commemorate the World Day of the Sick was taken from Job (29:15): I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame.

  • St Joseph’s School (SJS) celebrates 60th anniversary

    Mar 05, 2015

    We remember with nostalgia and gratitude,the Brothers of St Gabriel who founded St Joseph’s School 60 years ago, because of their love for JesusChrist and His mission to educate young people of all races and religious.

  • TCFM still going strong after 54 years

    Mar 05, 2015

    After some fifty-four years, the Teachers’ Christian Fellowship Malaysia (TCFM) is still strong, as steadfast members come together and encouraging each other in prayer and deed.

  • A fond farewell and a warm welcome

    Mar 05, 2015

    Some 300 parishioners gathered at Holy Trinity Parish Hall on Sunday, February 15 to bid Sr Aquinas Voon fsic a fond farewell and to extend a warm welcome to Sr Martha Jonik fsic and seminarian Walter Milter Mario.

  • Parishioners urged to fast, pray and give alms

    Mar 05, 2015

    For pastoral reasons, Ash Wednesday was celebrated on Tuesday, February 17 in the Diocese of Sandakan.

  • In the Penang Diocese, 328 to be baptised

    Mar 05, 2015

    During Mass at St Michael’s Church on Feb 22, the names of 128 candidates scheduled for baptism throughout Perak this year, were entered into the Book of Enrolment and signed by Bishop Sebastian Francis.

  • Elect to go out on mission after baptism

    Mar 05, 2015

    A total of 78 catechumens in the RCIA programme from the various parishes of the Deanery of Penang Island presented themselves before His Lordship, the Bishop of Penang, Bishop Sebastian Francis at the Rite of Election at the 10.00am Mass on Sunday, February 22 at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit.

  • Can Sunday Mass be offered for a private intention?

    Mar 05, 2015

    A Catholic friend of mine recently asked me why a priest at his parish would announce a message such as the following: “Today’s Mass is being offered for the intention of Mrs. So-and-So, as requested by her family.”