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Marian Exhibition Draws 7,000 Visitors


Just in the first hour alone, more than a hundred parishioners had already streamed into the Marian Exhibition held at the Rooftop of Costantini Community Centre in St Ignatius Church (SIC). The event was opened by SIC Parish Priest Fr Andrew Wong CDD and Assistant Parish Priest Fr Lawrence Ng CDD at 10 am on Sunday 8 Oct 2017. Also in attendance at the opening were Fr Martin Then CDD and Br Joseph Lim CDD together with event organisers comprising ministries and BECs. The exhibition was held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the apparitions in a mountainous region in the middle of Portugal known as Fatima where the Mother of God appeared six times to three young children. 



Anchored by the theme Mother Mary is in the Heart of Every Disciple, the event showcased the four Marian Dogmas (Perpetual Virginity, Mother of God, Immaculate Conception & Assumption) and 12 apparitions of which nine have been approved by the Catholic Church. Visitors were able to attend talks on various Marian topics, view video screenings & movies, hand in prayer petitions, pray the rosary as a community and take in the beautiful decorations, artwork & figurines.




Various groups started to visit the exhibition including a delegation of 40 from the Chinese Apostolate of St Joseph Church in Plentong, Johor, on Sunday 15 Oct, a group of 20 (including six priests) from Hualien Diocese, Taiwan, whom Fr Francis Ng CDD, Fr Stephen Ng CDD and Fr Augustine Lee (Parish Priest, Sacred Heart Church, Bentong, Pahang) mingled happily with; more than 40 residents & caregivers from the Little Sisters of the Poor; more than 20 residents from Sri Seronok Retirement Village; and parishioners of Church of the Holy Rosary, Kuala Lumpur.





Visits from groups continued on Thursday 19 Oct with 25 parishioners from Church of Jesus Caritas (JCC), Kepong, & eight from Church of St Aloysius, Mantin, Negeri Sembilan. Another group from JCC who visited on Saturday 21 Oct got a bonus as they were able to catch up with Fr Lucas Ng CDD who was their Assistant Parish Priest for a short while recently. Fr Lucas had just returned from the Vatican as part of a delegation of Congregatio Discipulorum Domini (CDD) priests who met His Holiness Pope Francis on occasion of the 90th anniversary of the founding of CDD by Cardinal Celso Costantini in 1927 and the start of the process for his beatification. On the same day, the SIC Single Adult Ministry (SAM), Family Life Ministry (FLM) and a Bahasa Malaysia group led rosary prayers. FLM Singers also added a musical touch with renditions of various Marian hymns.



Several priests enhanced the exhibition by giving talks. They include Fr Michael Chua (Acting Chancellor, Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur; Parish Priest, Church of Jesus Caritas; Administrator, Chapel of Kristus Aman) who spoke about the Role of Mary in the Life of the Church & as First Disciple; Fr VA Michael (Parish Priest, Church of St Paul the Hermit, Bestari Jaya) who shared about Mother Mary and celebrated the 6 pm Mass on 15 Oct; Fr Martin and Fr Stephen who each gave a talk in Mandarin titled Mother Mary Navigates Us to Jesus Christ and Guadalupe respectively. Amongst the visitors on the final two days were His Grace Archbishop Julian Leow and Fr Mari Arokiam (Church of the Assumption, Petaling Jaya).


Fr Andrew who declared the exhibition closed at a Thanksgiving Mass at 6 pm on 30 Oct 2017 hope that attendees now know more about Mother Mary through the event. Central to its success were the dedication and hard work put in by committee members, volunteers from various SIC ministries & BECs, and donors. About 7,000 visitors attended the three-week exhibition. Visitors came from as far as Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam, and locally from Johore, Malacca, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Sabah, Sarawak and Terengganu. Many commendations were received including for bringing Mother Mary to parishioners and the faithful and the displays being beautiful, informative & interesting. Some felt peaceful and calm, some were re-evangelised. As such, the exhibition has touched many in various ways. Hail Mary, Full of Grace!

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Watch a video of the event on Youtube. 

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