Today (7 Feb 2017) marks the 220th day that Fr Andrew Wong, CDD and Fr Lawrence Ng, CDD has been shepherding St Ignatius Church (SIC) as parish priests. In this relatively short space of time, many enhancements & changes in many forms have been implemented throughout the biggest church in Petaling Jaya (in terms of the number of parishioners). In the area of physical enhancements, some are obvious to the naked eye but some are not. Perhaps the most obvious – especially at night – are the lighted letterings of the SIC name which are now a floor higher and complements the Welcoming Christ statue. Similarly, the letterings have also been shifted higher at the other end of the Costantini Community Centre facing Paradigm Mall.
These initiatives will provide motorists and pedestrians travelling along LDP & surrounding roads and LRT passengers greater awareness of the location of SIC. A metal plate listing the timings of Masses, Novenas, Holy Hour and Sacred Heart Devotion has been put up at the main entrance gate. Within the church, there are now two confessionals at the right wing instead of one, two new LED projectors and another LED TV screening Mass proceedings have been installed. Free wifi (sic30) is now available in most parts of the church compound except the most remote areas. The pigeon hole rack for letters has been shifted across next to where the Communion Ministers & Lectors room is located. New wardrobes to store lectors' vestments have been installed in this room.
Five hundred new plastic chairs have been added as well as 10 concrete benches seating at least 20 parishioners at the Grotto. New wallpaper now adorn the funeral parlour and Michelangelo's famous masterpiece Pieta hangs on the Rooftop wall at the new lift landing at Costantini Community Centre. A new traffic system has been implemented to ease the entry and exit of vehicles into and out of the church compound. This entails marking the roads – which are newly resurfaced – as well as putting up signages at strategic locations. Priests, staff and volunteers have and will work hard to continually improve the church in all aspects. It is up to each and every parishioner to make full use of our new facilities and cooperate with each other as a Worshipping, Welcoming & Caring Community.