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BEC Reflection Paper

For the month of March, we are encouraged to reflect on the theme Hope: In Christ We have Passion For Mission at our BEC gatherings. Click on Reflection Paper for the information in four languages.

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Chrism Mass 2018


More than 60 priests of the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur renewed their ordination vows in the presence of their Archbishop at this year’s Chrism Mass held at St Ignatius Church (SIC) on Wednesday 21 March 2018. The Chrism Mass, according to Blessed Paul VI, is one of the principal expressions of the fullness of the bishop’s priesthood and signifies the closeness of the priests with him. Churches in the archdiocese take turns to host this annual Eucharistic celebration which is one of the most solemn and important liturgies of the liturgical year.




The main celebrant at the Mass which started at 7 pm was His Grace Archbishop Julian Leow who blessed three oils – Oil of Catechumens, Oil of the Sick & Oil of Chrism – then breathed over and consecrated the Chrism Oil. All priests present were the concelebrants. They include His Eminence Cardinal Anthony Soter Fernandez, Archbishop Emeritus Murphy Pakiam, Fr Michael Chua (Chancellor), Monsignor Leonard Lexson (Vicar-General), Monsignor Mitchel Joseph (Vicar-General) and SIC Parish Priest Fr Andrew Wong CDD.



In his homily, Archbishop Julian asked Catholics to pray for priests and shared the thoughts of St John Vianney who is the patron saint of priests: “O how great is the priest! If he realised what he is he would die… God obeys him: he utters a few words and the Lord descends from Heaven at his voice, to be contained within a small host. Without the Sacrament of Holy Orders, we would not have the Lord. Who put him there in the tabernacle? The priest. Who welcomed your soul at the beginning of life? The priest. Who feeds your soul and gives it strength for the journey? The priest. Who will prepare it to appear before God, bathing it one last time in the blood of Jesus Christ? The priest – always the priest. And if the soul should happen to die (as a result of sin) who will raise it up, who will restore its calm and peace? Again the priest. After God, the priest is everything. Only in heaven will he fully realise what he is.”



Archbishop Julian thanked the organisers for a successful event and the warm hospitality of SIC parishioners as hosts. He also announced that three deacons – Simon Lau, Dominic Tan and Xavier Andrew – will be ordained to the priesthood on 1 May 2018 at Holy Family Church, Kajang. Apart from priests and religious, the congregation comprises parishioners from SIC and other churches. Sign language was used during the Mass for benefit of the hearing impaired. A cake was brought in to celebrate this Priests’ Day after which priests, religious and attendees joined for fellowship after Mass.


The event was streamed ‘live’ to the first floor of Costantini Community Centre and the Internet. A video of the event can be viewed at ArchKLMore photos are available at flickrlogo.


KUBM Recollection


by Danny Joe Julian

On Sunday 11 March 2018, Komuniti Umat Bahasa Malaysia (KUBM) of St Ignatius Church (SIC) held their first-ever recollection in Costantini Community Centre. Around 40 participants came for the recollection – some are adults but most of the attendees were students. The recollection was held to focus on refreshing one’s faith and getting to know one another by having group prayers, praise and worship sessions, team building games, and some talks.


SIC Assistant Parish Priest Fr Lawrence Ng CDD got the ball rolling by giving us a talk about “Servanthood” right after our first praise & worship session and morning prayer. After the talk ended, Fr Lawrence conducted a game called “Team Building” which requires teamwork as it challenged our cooperation with one another and our thinking skills. For the evening sessions, Fr. Lawrence gave another talk and held another team-building exercise that focused on teamwork. After the day-long recollection ended in late afternoon, we attended the 6 pm Mass together.






Blood Donation Drive


There was a constant stream of mainly parishioners and some members of the public who turned up to donate precious life-giving blood at the Rooftop of St Ignatius Church (SIC) on Sunday 18 March 2018 from 9 am to 2 pm. SIC Parish Priest Fr Andrew Wong CDD dropped by several times to chat with organisers, helpers and donors as well as supporting the cause by being a donor himself. One of the main reasons donors give for donating their blood is because they ‘want to help others’. There could be other reasons but whatever they are, their contribution is vital for a healthy and reliable blood supply for others in need – and their need is constant. The blood donation drive at SIC is an annual event especially held during Lent.





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Perpetual Adoration During Lenten Season



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First-Ever Commissioning for Bahasa Mass


Slightly over a year after the first Eucharistic celebration conducted in Bahasa Malaysia at St Ignatius Church (SIC), the church on Sunday 4 March 2018 commissioned choir members, lectors, commentators, cantors, hospitality ministers and those who assisted with liturgy matters for serving during Bahasa Masses. SIC Assistant Parish Priest Fr Lawrence Ng CDD conducted the rite of commissioning and blessed those commissioned at the 1.30 pm Bahasa Malaysia Mass and presented certificates during fellowship at the cafeteria. Volunteers who helped to animate the once-a-month Bahasa Malaysia Mass at SIC belong to the Komuniti Umat Bahasa Malaysia (KUBM) who are distinguished by their light blue T-shirts. A Stations of the Cross in Bahasa was held earlier at 12.50 pm in church.






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Penitential Services - Lent 2018


The Guide for Confession which is projected in St Ignatius Church during Advent and Lent Penitential Services can be viewed and downloaded by clicking onprodigalsonThis guide can also be used in preparation for confession at other times. 


Chinese New Year Mass 2018


by Leonard Pasqual

SIC was packed to capacity for the 10 am Mass on Friday 16 February to mark Chinese New Year, with many in the congregation dressed in red and shades of this auspicious colour. The bilingual Mass, in Mandarin and English, was celebrated by St Ignatius Church (SIC) Parish Priest Fr Andrew Wong CDD. Concelebrating with him were SIC Assistant Parish Priest Fr Lawrence Ng CDD and Fr Francis Ng CDD. The three priests were also in red vestments, in keeping with the theme for the day. The Mass was also signed for the benefit of the hearing-impaired.



In his homily, Fr Andrew said people ask for prosperity and blessings for Chinese New Year but he wondered what was the kind of blessings they really want. He said making lots of money may sometimes not be a real blessing. To be happy and prosperous should not refer to money but to put to good use our talents and gifts from God. Internal peace was also what we need, he added. Fr Andrew also spoke about the characteristics of the dog as we enter the Year of the Dog. He said the dog was brave and faithful to its master. He said Jesus is our master, and asked whether we are faithful to Him by being brave to lead a good Christian life, by being sensitive and caring to others. Besides the bread and wine, four other items were taken up at the offertory – flowers (to request adoration and admiration), red candles (for hope and peace), new year cakes (unity and fellowship) and fruits (happiness and achievements).



The rite of commemoration of ancestors was held at the end of the Mass. It is an act of filial piety to honour our departed loved ones on the first day of Chinese New Year. The three priests bowed three times before the ancestral tablet, followed by the congregation. Flowers, wine and fruits were also offered as part of the ceremony. Frs Andrew and Lawrence then distributed ang pow to the congregation, who also received mandarin oranges distributed outside the church by the hospitality ministers. The morning concluded with an energetic lion dance at the foyer of the church. SIC wish all a Blessed and Happy Chinese New Year!


More photos are available at flickrlogo.


Parish Calendar 2018

The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) of St Ignatius Church (SIC) has produced the Parish Calendar for 2018. It lists the main church-level, ministry and BEC activities for the year guided by the Parish Theme: For the Greater Glory of God. Click on Calendar to download.




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