Notifications and Updates from Penang Diocese

Notifications and Updates from Penang Diocese

Jun 15, 2024

Diocese of Penang

Then people brought little children to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them and pray for the. But the disciples rebukes them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

When He had placed His hand son them, He went on from there. Mt 19: 13-15

1. Ordinary Jubilee of the Year 2025 - Pilgrims of Hope
The Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee was officially proclaimed on Thursday, May 9 by Pope Francis, who presided over a formal reading of the Jubilee’s papal bull of indiction. The papal bull, titled Spes Non Confudit, meaning “Hope Does Not Disappoint,” declares that the Jubilee Year will officially begin with the opening of the Holy Door of St Peter’s Basilica on Christmas Eve 2024. For the full text of the bull, go to: Following the solemn indiction of the Jubilee 2025 by Pope Francis on May 9, 2024, the Apostolic Penitentiary has published a decree that provides the details for the Indulgences that will be granted during the Holy Year. Go to: https://l1nk. dev/indulgence

2. Catholic Formation for Evangelisers (CSE)
This formation by the School for New Evangelisation (SNE) under the Penang Diocesan New Evangelisation Commission (PDNEC) is on August 3 and 4 at the Church of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Ipoh, Perak. This formation is to encourage, prepare and equip Catholics to effectively witness and present the Gospel of Jesus Christ. All are welcome to register by July 20. The fee is RM20. Evangelise

3. Burning Bush Vocation Retreat
This stay-in retreat organised by the Penang Diocesan Vocation Team will be held from June 14 - 17 at Stella Maris, Penang. Young people between the ages of 21 years to 35 years are most encouraged to join this programme.

4. 2024 Feast of St Anne and St Joachim, Minor Basilica of St Anne, Bukit Mertajam
The novena and feast of St Anne this year will begin from July 19 and culminate on July 28. Let us pray for all pilgrims, volunteers, celebrants and confessors as we experience a meaningful and grace-filled celebration through the intercession of St Anne and St Joachim.

5. PDYN Leadership Retreat 2024
The Penang Diocesan Youth Network (PDYN) is organising a Leadership Retreat this year. The upcoming dates are August 5-8 at the Church of Christ the King, Sungai Petani, Kedah and December 2-5 at the Church of St Anthony, Teluk Intan, Perak. These leaderships retreats are open to all parish youth and campus students from ages 18-29 years old. For registration and more information, please go to: https://

6. Caritas Penang Lenten 2024 Collection and 2023 Payouts
With heartfelt gratitude, I thank you for your kind efforts and generous contributions through the parish and online payment for the social mission initiatives in the Diocese of Penang. Sharing with you the information prepared by Caritas Penang on the total payouts made in 2023 and the total collection received for this year 2024. https://l1nk. dev/Lent2024

7. 10th Anniversary of the Penang Diocesan Prison Ministry
In thanksgiving, the Penang Diocesan Prison Ministry will celebrate their 10th Anniversary Mass at 6.00pm on June 29 at the Minor Basilica of St Anne, Bukit Mertajam. Let us remember them and their services in prayer.

8. Archbishop Emeritus Tan Sri Murphy Pakiam’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations
I would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Archbishop Emeritus Tan Sri Murphy Pakiam. Please refer to the attached poster for further information. Let us come together to celebrate this momentous occasion and honour a remarkable servant of God.

Cardinal Sebastian Francis

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