Notifications and Updates from Penang Diocese

Notifications and Updates from Penang Diocese

Sep 15, 2023

1. Bishop’s travel abroad
Please be informed that I will be away from the diocese and will be in Rome from September 18 to October 7, 2023 for the Consistory of Cardinals and the Opening Mass of the Synod in Rome. In my absence, Msgr Stephen Liew will be responsible for all urgent diocesan matters. I humbly ask for your continued prayers for me, for all the newly elected cardinals and for all those involved in the upcoming Synod in Rome.

2. Appointment as Administrator – Fr Nelson Joseph
Fr Nelson Joseph has been appointed as the Administrator for Gereja Immaculate Conception, Changloon, Church of Our Lady of Fatima, Kangar and Holy Cross Chapel, Arau, Perlis from August 1 until further notice while Fr Francis Xavier, who is currently on medical leave, recuperates. Let us lift our priests up in prayer.

3. Permanent Diaconate Ordination in the Diocese of Penang
Andrew Loh Su Aun, Devakumaran S Narayanasamy @ Dave Kameron, Paul Kang Hian Beng and Richard Wilson who have been under formation for the vocation to the Permanent Diaconate will be called to the Order of Permanent Deacons and ordained on September 17, 2023 at 6.00pm at the Minor Basilica of St Anne, Bukit Mertajam. All are welcome to witness and join in this Eucharistic Celebration. I invite you to pray with them and for them as they prepare for their ordination.

4. Diocesan Pastoral Assembly 2023
The Diocesan Pastoral Assembly for our diocese will be held in November 2023. Details of the assembly and information on the Masses during that weekend can be found here:

5. SEEDS Young Adults Ministry
Sharing here the Seeds Young Adults Ministry new leadership with effect from September 2023. Let us pray for this ministry as they begin physical gatherings in different locations and continue with their digital evangelisation.

For more information, check this link:

Cardinal-elect Sebastian Francis

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