Malaysian Church News

  • Advent Wreaths and Penitential Rites

    Dec 11, 2014

    These comments were originally spurred by a follow-up article in which I wrote: “From a liturgical point of view, only the blessing of the wreath on the first Sunday of Advent is included among those that may be used at Mass.

  • Fifty-nine receive the Eucharist first time

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fifty-nine children received their First Holy Communion at the Church of Our Lady Of Lourdes. Parish priest Fr Francis Andrew told the children that they are special as they are about to receive the body and blood of Christ.

  • Receive Jesus in your heart

    Dec 11, 2014

    “On this day, the Solemnity of Christ the King and Jesus the King of the Universe, we see our First Communion children, beautifully dressed in white, with hands joined together, waiting in expectation to receive the Lord Jesus for the very first time in their lives.”

  • Parishioners urged to bring His love and compassion to others

    Dec 11, 2014

    Msgr Ionut Paul Strejac was impressed with the dressing of parishioners on Nov 22 at the Chapel of Christ the King (CTK) in celebrating the chapel’s feastday. He said the modest and appropriate dressing symbolizes what is inside us.

  • Diocesan Education Commission members meet

    Dec 11, 2014

    Members of the Diocesan Education Commission convened at St Dominic’s Church on Nov 29 and 30 for their second meeting and formation session for 2014.

  • Malaysian speaks at Billings Ovulation Method Conference, USA

    Dec 11, 2014

    Natural Fertility Awareness Service of Malaysia national President, Dr Lek-Lim Chan from Kuching was invited to speak at the Conference of the Billings Ovulation Method® Association of USA in Dallas, Texas on November 21-22, 2014.

  • Johor Catechists complete two-year training programme

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fifty-four catechists from Johor received their “Certificates of Excellence” after having completed a two-year Training Programme for Catechists at Majodi Centre.

  • Grand reunion celebration planned for the 60th anniversary of St Joseph’s School

    Dec 11, 2014

    Johor’s oldest Catholic mission school for boys, St Joseph School (SJS), will turn 60 in February next year, and the organizing committee for the event have already gone full swing into their preparations for a grand reunion.

  • SYMBOLON: Knowing the faith and living it

    Dec 11, 2014

    In October this year, St Peter’s Church in Padungan embarked on SYMBOLON. The parish subscribed to the digital platform where the programme materials are made available online. One can also purchase the entire set of DVDs in two packs.

  • Penang Diocese’s First Permanent Deacon

    Dec 11, 2014

    The Taiping Catholic Church is blessed to have Clement Samuel Gomez, who served the church as an Altar boy and is now a Permanent Deacon. The Mass was celebrated on Nov 21 by Penang Bishop Sebastian Francis, together with some priests.