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The SIC Church Bulletin & Mass Intentions for week of 15 July are now available at Bulletin webpage.

Do check out the activities and happenings planned for our parish.

Nine-Day Novena - Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

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Click on Adorer PEA Registration Form or Shift Coordinator Registration Form to submit online.

Things to Note:

1) The on-line registration is in the same format as the previous PEA Lent registration

2) Use Chrome browser for a better user experience

3) Please ensure you enter the correct dates (13 Jul to 22 Jul)

4) For any corrections, please contact Agatha (016 392 7636) or Eric (012 297 2413)

5) You are strongly encouraged to help one another to register on-line

6) The Adorer Schedule (Mor/Aft/Eve/Mid) & Shift Coordinator Schedule are the same and all of you should have access to it for viewing.

 

Kaamatan & Gawai Festival 2018

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The purpose of the event held at the Roof Top of Costantini Community Centre at St Ignatius Church (SIC) on 1 July 2018 from 2.30 to 6 pm was to introduce Sabahan and Sarawakian culture to the locals in Peninsular Malaysia and to strengthen the bond between parishioners from various churches. Kaamatan and Gawai Festival is celebrated annually in the state of Sabah and Sarawak. Kaamatan is a Kadazan-Dusun term for "harvest" and is celebrated for the whole month of May. It is normally celebrated by the ethnic Kadazan-Dusuns, as well as by other related ethnic groups in the state on 31 May. Whereas Gawai Festival was celebrated on 1 June, with colourful rituals, traditional music, cock fighting, feasting and games. During this festival, almost everyone dresses in traditional costumes while the elders perform the traditional dance.

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Organised by Komuniti Umat Bahasa Malaysia (KUBM) of SIC, the event was attended by about 200 people consisting of parishioners from different parishes, which include those from Sabah and Sarawak. The event officially began with the welcoming of SIC Parish Priest Fr Andrew Wong CDD, Assistant Parish Priest Fr Lawrence Ng CDD and Br Joseph Lim CDD. The trio sportingly used a traditional hunting instrument called “sumpit” (which is akin to a blowpipe) to pop a balloon each. The celebration then proceeded with a short speech by Aunty Mary and blessing of the food by Fr Andrew. Also in attendance was Fr Simon Pereira of Novena Church in Singapore who is in SIC for Mission Month by Redemptorist Priests as part of SIC's 30th anniversary celebrations.

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Next item was the best part of the event – food! Yes, thanks to the committees and organisers of KUBM, some of us took the extra effort to bring local delicacies of Sabah and Sarawak all the way from the East to West! Some of food include bosou ikan, bosou babi, ayam pansuh, tuhau, bambangan, ambuyat, hinava, ikan masin lada putih, rebung ikan masin, sup nangka babi, sinalau bakas pucuk ubi, tuhau goreng, and bakas kicap. Alongside that were traditional desserts such as kek lapis Sarawak, penjaram, lipat pisang & ubi. Not forgetting the tasty rice wine (tapai) prepared by Rezal Ipit.

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Furthermore, some of them also teamed up to perform Sabahan and Sarawakian traditional dances during the event. There were karaoke sessions which lasted for about 30 minutes, a best costume contest, and musical chairs for adults & children. Last but not least, the most exciting part of the event was the arm wrestling competition, where men from different age groups came together and compete with their strength.

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To sum up, we are glad that everyone had fun and had the opportunity to sample the local delicacies of Sabah and Sarawak. We certainly hope that this event was a memorable experience for everyone. Earlier at 1.30 pm, Frs Andrew and Lawrence celebrated the Bahasa Mass with attendees mainly from East Malaysia dressed up in their colourful traditional costumes and several offerings were made during Offertory.

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More photos are available atparishlife

 

30th Anniversary Celebration

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New RCIA Journey

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Founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Catholic Church is the largest church in the world encompassing people of all nations, races and backgrounds. All the means and graces one need to grow spiritually and for one's salvation are there in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Baptised Catholics who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation are also welcome to attend. Sponsors are also needed to journey along. So drop by to know more.

Complete the application form at rciaformand submit to the church office. You can also submit via fax to 03-7803 6456 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . More information is available at RCIA.

 

Learn Basic Sign Language

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Corpus Christi Cycling Pilgrimage

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The Corpus Christi Ride on 2 June 2018 was a fantastic experience for me. Visiting six churches and kneeling before six blessed sacraments in a day – is something that I do not think I would able to do on my own if it weren’t for this ride that was initiated by Assistant Parish Priest Fr Lawrence Ng CDD from St Ignatius Church (SIC) Petaling Jaya in conjunction with the Petaling District Corpus Christi celebration. We were a team of 20 cyclists supported by six outriders and a van. We started our journey from SIC at 7 am and was flagged off by SIC Parish Priest Fr Andrew Wong CDD.

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We cycled 13 km to the Church of Assumption. The Church of St Francis Xavier 3 km away was our next stop and thereafter proceeded to the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe which is about 20 km away. The Church of St Thomas More was our fifth destination and we ended our ride at the Church of Divine Mercy at 3 pm where the Petaling District Wide Corpus Christi Mass and Procession was held on that same evening.

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We spent 15 minutes in silent prayer at every Blessed Sacrament. We were warmly welcomed by the parish priest of each church with a brief introduction of their parish and we were served generous portions of snacks and drinks. What’s truly amazing about this ride for me is I never thought I could merge my favourite hobby into my spiritual life and it serves as a potential evangelisation method to non-believers out there.

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It was awesome to see individuals from diverse backgrounds come together as a team, completing this 50 km ride under tough conditions including heavy traffic and the gruelling afternoon heat. By the grace of God, everyone was “Powered By Jesus” to overcome these obstacles, and just like a race, we did this with One Goal in mind – Jesus Our Lord!

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More photos are available atparishlife

A video of the event can be viewed at Youtube

 

Rosary Procession Blessed with Rain

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Showers of blessing literally rained down on parishioners as they made their way around the church for the rosary procession on Thursday 31 May – the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Umbrellas sprouted among the crowd of about 500 people as the steady drizzle did not deter their bid to show their love and faith in Mother Mary. The candle-lit procession began in front of the grotto, soon after the 7 pm Mass. It marked the culmination of the May month of the rosary where individual BECs had rosary gatherings in homes in their areas to praise and honour Mary. The beautifully-decorated carriage bearing the statue of Mary, standing in a bed of pink, white and red roses, was carried by members of the various church groups. The decades of the rosary were recited in English, Bahasa, Mandarin and Tamil.

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SIC Parish Priest Fr Andrew Wong CDD and Assistant Parish Priest Fr Lawrence Ng CDD led the procession in joyfully reciting the rosary despite the wet conditions. Also joining in were former parish priests Fr Francis Ng CDD and Fr Lucas Ng CDD. In his homily at the Mass, Fr Lawrence challenged us to develop a keen sense of God in our lives, just like Mary, who went on an arduous journey to visit her pregnant cousin Elizabeth. He said we should try to follow Mary’s example to serve God humbly and with love. Instead many of us, he said, would come up with all sorts of reasons and excuses to avoid serving God and the community. He called for a change in attitude among parishioners, and to have love in our hearts.

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More photos are available atparishlife

 

103 Youths Confirmed

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Red and white were the predominant colours at the Pentecost Sunday Mass held at St Ignatius Church (SIC) on 19 May 2018 where His Grace Archbishop Julian Leow presided over the Sacrament of Confirmation for 103 youths. Also palpable was the upbeat and hopeful mood of not just the youths but those older as the historic yet unexpected change of federal government just days ago has brought about an opportunity to re-chart the course of our beloved country for the betterment of all regardless of language, race or religion.

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Eighty one students from the English Sunday school and 22 students from the Mandarin Sunday school were anointed with the Oil of Chrism signifying their receiving the seal of the Holy Spirit to mark their total belonging to Christ and their enrolment in his service forever. With Confirmation – the completion of Baptism – the baptised are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.

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In his homily, Archbishop Julian hopes that the confirmands will cultivate the spiritual gifts that they will receive and ensure that the gifts will take root and bear fruit in their lives. He hopes that the Holy Spirit will fill them with wisdom, love, joy, patience, kindness, trustworthiness, gentleness, self-control and peace that will make a difference in society today. Archbishop Julian also reminded that we have been given a chance, a new beginning, for our nation. Let us seize the day, the opportunity, to pray and to have a country that everyone is able to grow in their own faith to the fullness that the Spirit gives us. That we will be caring of one another and live as one human family, that all will speak the language of love. 

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In addition to bread and wine, confirmands offered up their talents and gifts for which they have been blessed with, and faith experiences encountered through Sunday school lessons, Renewal in the Spirit Seminar, service projects, Confirmation Camp and other activities. SIC Parish Priest Fr Andrew Wong CDD, Assistant Parish Priest Fr Lawrence Ng CDD, Fr Francis Ng CDD and Fr Emmanuel Asi from Pakistan were the concelebrants. Despite the rainy weather, the Mass was well-attended with godparents, family, friends, Sunday school teachers and fellow Catholics in the congregation.

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More photos are available atparishlife

 

Simple Yet Joyous Fellowship

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It was like one big family getting together when 37 members and friends gathered on Saturday 14 April, for our BEC SS3 St Catherine fellowship to celebrate Easter at the home of Regina and Manuel Pillay. Families started arriving from 6 pm to help the host family set up the place and the registration desk was kept busy from 6.30 pm. The event proper started at 7.15 pm with an opening prayer by Manuel. Our youth emcee Sean Pillay got things started with an ice-breaker, followed by a few Easter songs and then the potluck dinner.

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Everyone got to enjoy a wide variety of delicious home-cooked dishes contributed by members, and there were even leftovers. After dinner the gathering was entertained to two more games. There were also three sessions of a lucky draw, and everyone went home with a gift. The evening ended with a group photo session before members prayed the “Prayer for our nation”. Overall, it was an evening well spent, with members getting together to celebrate the Risen Lord and to enjoy each other’s company.

 

Catechist Retreat

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Thirty nine St Ignatius Church (SIC) Sunday School catechists participated in the yearly retreat in Marist Brothers Champagnat Youth Centre Port Dickson from 9-11 March 2018. The programme began with a morning prayer and beautiful Mass by the beach, celebrated by Fr Michael Raymond. In his homily, Fr Michael reminded us not to compare with others and should start to focus on ourselves with self-examination. Father also reminded the catechists to recall the calling of God for this vocation, be the mediator to bear witness to the Gospel in their lives.

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Catechists enjoyed the beautiful beach and sunset, the creation of God. With much reflection moments and bonding sessions, this retreat definitely helped the catechists to refresh and keep the spark in their hearts burning. The programme ended with Sunday morning Mass by the beach, a photo session and breakfast prepared by the caretaker.

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