Fr George P. installed as parish priest in Kuantan

Fr George Packiasamy was installed as the parish priest of the Church of St Thomas, Kuantan on July 31.

Aug 05, 2022

Fr George Packiasamy renewing his ordination promises before Archbishop Julian Leow.


By Francis Leong

Fr George Packiasamy was installed as the parish priest of the Church of St Thomas, Kuantan on July 31.

The installation ceremony began with the symbolic handing over of the keys of the parish to the newly appointed parish priest by His Grace Archbishop Julian Leow.

This was followed by the reading of the letter of appointment of Fr George as Parish Priest beginning January 10, 2022 for a term of 6 years. The letter was read out to the congregation by Fr Dionysius Matthews, who was also present at the celebration.

Fr George then proceeded to renew his ordination promises and took the Oath of Fidelity to observe all the liturgical laws to be exercised by the mandate and in the name of the Church. The newly installed parish priest was then presented to the congregation by the archbishop.

Fr George, is no stranger to St Thomas’ parish as he was the assistant priest there for more than a year in 2003.

On this occasion the parish also celebrated the conclusion of Pope Francis’ intention for the month of July. Since the feast of St Thomas on July 3, the parish community has been praying all month for the Holy Father’s intention for the elderly - our aging parents, grandparents, and elders in the community.

Archbishop Julian later officiated the blessing of the newly renovated St Thomas Adoration Room before joining the parishioners and the confirmands for fellowship at the Community Centre.

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