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Extended Counselling Hours

Bethany Counselling Centre is now open on Wednesdays (except Public Holidays) from 2 pm to 5 pm. This is in addition to its opening on Tuesdays (except Public Holidays) from 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm. Click on Bethany for more information.

Gotong Royong 2019

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Blessed with the sun up early and fine weather till noon on Wednesday 11 December 2019, this year's cleaning of the church building and its surrounding compound went smoothly. Earlier on starting at 7 am, parishioners had a hearty breakfast comprising nasi lemak and beverages followed by a briefing at 7.30 am. At 7.45 am, the task began in earnest. Bringing their own cleaning utensils and tools, some 200 parishioners went about cleaning the pews, kneelers, floor, fans, tables and other furniture inside the building, as well as rubbish, leaves & dirty areas within the church compound. The most tedious tasks entailed cleaning ceiling fans & chairs, drains clogged with mud, plants & algae, and pulling weeds from the pavement.

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This year's big turnout – ranging from young children to senior citizens – to help clean SIC in preparation for Christmas was most encouraging. Apart from bonding as a community, the event helped foster new friendships and a greater sense of belonging for our beloved parish. SIC Assistant Parish Priest Fr Lawrence Ng CDD also joined parishioners in this annual cleaning exercise. Parishioners who can spare the time are welcome to join a small group of volunteers who turns up on Friday mornings to sweep & mop the church's ground floor, priests' changing room, communion minister room, and foyer.

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More photos are available atparishlife

 

Reflections for Weekend Masses

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Some reflections are available at Our Sunday Readings (2 pages) and Commentary on Sunday Readings (5 pages). And do listen to Bible scholar Dr Brant Pitre's reflection on the Gospel Reading

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Christmas Mass 2019

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New Year Mass

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Penitential Services for KL Archdiocese - Advent 2019

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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. 

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OLOG Feast Day

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SIC Parish Assembly 2019

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This year's Parish Assembly (PA) held on Saturday 16 November 2019 at St Ignatius Church (SIC) started off with enthronement and reading of the Bible, and an opening prayer. First up on the programme was presentation of the Finance Report by Edward Sta Maria (Chairman, Parish Finance Committee) who addressed several enquiries. Attendees then gave a warm welcome to His Grace Archbishop Julian Leow and Monsignor Mitchel Joseph [Vicar-General, Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur; Ecclesiastical Assistant, Archdiocesan Pastoral Institute (API); Parish Priest, Church of St Anne, Port Klang] as they entered the Rooftop venue. Roeshan Gomez and Patricia Yeap acted as Co-Masters of Ceremony at the event attended by 200 parishioners.

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In his welcome address, SIC Parish Priest Fr Andrew Wong CDD expressed his appreciation to the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC), leaders of ministries & BECs (Basic Ecclesial Communities), and parishioners for making available their time, talents, efforts & resources in organising more than 20 formation programmes focusing on the family, youths and BECs. Fr Andrew also mentioned the fruits of such programmes which include restoration of broken relationships, reconciliation amongst parents and children, and healing of the sick. Communal prayers together with the sharing & witnessing of Christ’s love and mercy in BECs are transforming lives every day.

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Lourdes Abishegam [Chairman, Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)] then presented an evaluation of the 2018-2019 Parish Plan in the areas of BECs, Family Life & Youth clusters. Anthony Beh [Chairman, BEC Coordinating Team (Mandarin)], Alan Yong and Joseph Too (members of Parish Chinese Apostolate) presented an evaluation of the 2018-2019 Parish Plan in the same three areas for the Mandarin-speaking community.

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Next to take the floor is a team from API comprising Msgr Mitchel, Rita Krishnan and Spencer Klumai. Msgr Mitchel shared that all parishes in the Archdiocese have more or less the same areas of concern articulated at a gathering at the Church of the Holy Family, Kajang, in 2016 attended by more than 600 leaders of various churches. Parishes are currently working towards addressing these concerns. Different parishes have different burning issues which needs prioritisation.

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The API team proposed four broad categories for discussion: Relationship, Mission Outreach, Unity & Social Media. Attendees proceeded to form small groups to discuss & determine which of the categories is the burning issue in SIC. After several groups presented their selections, Msgr Mitchel revealed that out of 24 groups, 16 chose Relationship, four chose Outreach, two each chose Unity and Social Media respectively. Hence Relationship is the burning issue in SIC. The findings will be handed to Fr Andrew to assist him in prioritising certain events for SIC.

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In his address, Archbishop Julian reminded that the youths of today will determine the future of Malaysia. He also reminded that parents are not only the first educators of their children’s faith, without them their children are unable go to church. To help parents be parents and to prepare the young, Archbishop Julian stressed the important role of CMPC (Catholic Marriage Preparation Course). Education is important but there must be a balance between academic excellence and spiritual nourishment. He also cautioned parents to be alert to their children’s overdependence on smartphones as their relationship with God and parents could be undermined.

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The event ended with a closing prayer by Roeshan and a blessing by Archbishop Julian, Msgr Mitchel, Fr Andrew & Assistant Parish Priest Fr Lawrence Ng CDD.

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A Parish Planning & Review Workshop was held earlier on 28 September 2019 to assist the PPC in reviewing the Parish Plan; and explore how SIC could be more dynamic and responsive to the pastoral needs of BECs, the demands of Family Life & enhance the contribution of Youths. Feedback obtained were compiled & included in the Evaluation of Parish Plan presented at the Parish Assembly. Participants also took part in a para-liturgy for Extraordinary Missionary Year led by Fr Andrew.

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More photos taken by the Parish Communication Team (PCT) are available for viewing & downloading (preferably using pc or laptop instead of phone/tablet) at parishlife

 

SIC Youth Rally Raffle Draw

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Congratulations to all the winners! Please redeem your prizes soonest by contacting Lareina Anne at 018 356 4835. If the prizes are not redeemed within a month, they will be given away to charity. So please hurry.

 

RCIA Outreach to St Francis Xavier Home

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On Sunday 3 November 2019, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Class of 2019-2020 inquirers visited the St Francis Xavier Home for the Elderly at Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, which is under the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Collectively with their individual class effort, the inquirers raised sufficient funds to purchase goods to fill up the pantry of the Home and donate a sum of cash as well.

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Sr Lucy welcomed all inquirers, their family members, godparents, facilitators and past-journey RCIA Catholics. The programme started with a video presentation about the Home and Sr Lucy stressed her religious order’s objective of spreading God’s love to one another by doing little things that would go beyond all boundaries. Later, all attenced the Mass on Sunday celebrated by Fr Paul Cheong OFMCap, who reminded that human dignity needs to be respected and the continuous effort in serving humankind.

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Sr Lucy also led participants to view the facilities at the Home and gave a briefing how the running of the homes was done by the Sisters and volunteers. Some mingled with the residents and purchased their hand-made arts and craft products from the gift shop. Lunch was served and all enjoyed the fellowship. The visitors brought home with them the spirit of hospitality & humility which are always noticeable in the untiring efforts of the Sisters in serving the Home.

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Click on RCIA for more information.

 

First Holy Communion for 91 Children

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Besides attending Mass every Sunday, remember also the need to pray every day. This piece of advice was given by SIC Parish Priest Fr Andrew Wong CDD to 75 children (36 girls and 39 boys) who received the Body, Blood, Soul & Divinity of Jesus for the first time at the 19 October Sunset Mass at St Ignatius Church (SIC). He also encouraged parents to continue bringing their children to Sunday school as part of their duty to bring them up in good faith. Amongst this happy and excited group of children was nine-year-old Nathaniel James Lim who is thankful to teachers in SIC's English Standard 3 First Holy Communion Class of 2019.

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Fr Andrew Wong CDD was the main celebrant at the Eucharistic celebration with Assistant Parish Priest Fr Lawrence Ng CDD and Fr Paulino Miranda as concelebrants. As it was World Mission Sunday, the children & parishioners also renewed their baptismal vows & were commissioned for Extraordinary Missionary Year 2019. Incorporated into the One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church through Baptism while infants, receiving Christ in the Eucharist is the third Sacrament received by the children.

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Apart from bread and wine, the children offered up their First Holy Communion certificates – a symbol of remembrance of the first time they become one in the Body of Christ – and Camp Crafts Prayer Cards during the Offertory Procession. The children also sang a thanksgiving song titled God Is So Good, Jesus You Are So Good followed with a pledge by their parents. Proudly holding their certificates, each child happily took turns to be photographed with Frs Andrew, Lawrence and Paulino after Mass.

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A memento for the children & their parents to remember this special occasion by was a First Holy Communion booklet. On its cover was a drawing by Audrey Ang depicting the Eucharist with the theme: Jesus, My Joy, My Life. Eleven other drawings were featured inside the booklet to showcase not just their artistic flair but also their understanding of what St Thomas Aquinas called the Sacrament of Sacraments.

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Sixteen children (nine girls and seven boys) of SIC's Mandarin Standard 3 First Holy Communion Class of 2019 received their First Holy Communion at the 11.15 am Mandarin Mass at SIC on 29 September. Fr Lawrence Ng CDD was the celebrant.

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Click on Sunday School for more information on classes and activities to prepare children for the Sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

More photos taken by the Parish Communication Team (PCT) are available for viewing & downloading (preferably using pc or laptop instead of phone/tablet) at parishlife

 
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