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Parishioners are invited to attend weekly 72-hour Eucharistic Adoration held from Monday to Wednesday (Sunday midnight to Wednesday midnight) in the Prayer Room. Kindly register online to commit your 60-minute time slot.

RCIA 2019-2020 Class Bonding

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Class of 2019-2020 inquirers and facilitators gathered at Tadika Villamaria Good Shepherd, Bukit Damansara, on Saturday 21 September 2019 with the objective to know one another better. A few games were organised at the event where all participants are required to have coordinating effort to give originality and synchronising results. On top of this, the goal of Laudato Si or On Care for Our Common Home (title of Pope Francis’ encyclical on caring for the environment) was emphasised.

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During the ice-breaking game, participants shared how they viewed the use of plastic bags and drinking straws be eliminated for the betterment of future environmental growth. However, many admitted that it would be so difficult to leave the mobile phones unattended for a day. Each individual team sketched drawings on the love of God’s creation beautifully. All were able to relate how God’s promotion of creation and relationship with human kind shall continue to shine with Love and Care of Nature.

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Applause and laughter continued when individual teams performed in an ad hoc dance competition and re-enactment of Gospel passages. Two participants from RCIA Bahasa also shared their involvement in the faith journey. The entire group completed the programme with a better understanding of community & unity, and how Jesus has taught everyone to love and serve.

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Click on RCIA for more information.

 

Special Baptism & First Holy Communion 2019

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Fifteen children received their First Holy Communion at the St Ignatius Church (SIC) 6 pm Mass on Sunday 22 September 2019. Eight of the children were baptised by SIC Assistant Parish Priest Fr Lawrence Ng CDD at a ceremony held before Mass with godparents, family members and friends in attendance.

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These are children of parent/s baptised as adults who want to join the Catholic Church or children of Catholic parents who have not had the opportunity to attend Sunday school (e.g. those who accompanied parents posted overseas). Some of the children who were baptised have parents who embraced the Catholic faith recently after baptism at Easter on completion of their Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) journey.

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Each year, SIC Sunday school’s special catechism programme help prepare such children who are within the Standard 3 to Form Four age group for the Sacraments of Baptism and First Holy Communion. Towards the end of Mass, parents of the children who received their First Holy Communion and godparents of children who were baptised recited a pledge to be faith role models for the children.

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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 (using pc or laptop instead of phone/tablet) at parishlife

 

Snapshot of An Active BEC

Featured below is the front page of The Vineyard which is the quarterly newsletter of BEC Damansara Utama Holy Family. BEC Coordinator Pat Lim’s address to her BEC members highlights events & gatherings organised by an active BEC in St Ignatius Church (SIC). It encapsulates the possibilities that could be achieved by a diverse group of parishioners coming together to build up their ‘home church’ & for the greater glory of God. Amongst the qualities required for a thriving BEC are – give & take attitude; prioritising group above self; leadership; sacrifice (time, effort, resources); forgiveness; compassion; clear communication.

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Click on BEC DU Holy Family for more information. BECs are most welcome to email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it articles about events or happenings (hopefully with photos) to share with our parish community via the church website.

 

BEC Trip to Sky Mirror

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A trip to Sky Mirror in Kuala Selangor was organised by our BEC Damansara Utama Holy Family on Saturday 29 June 2019. A total of 33 persons, including relatives and friends of BEC members made the trip. Everybody was asked to come dressed in colourful clothes in order to get the best reflections at the Sky Mirror. A contest for the most colourfully dressed persons was organised to put everyone in the mood. On the morning of the trip, everyone gathered at the bus stop in front of Cathryn’s and May’s beauty salon in high spirits, as early as 4.30 am. Unfortunately, the bus arrived more than half an hour late. Anyway, it didn’t take long to reach ‘Jeti Pekan Lama, Kuala Selangor’. We waited for our turn. Then, we put on our life jackets and proceeded to the two boats to take us to our destination. The boat ride into the sea took almost half an hour.

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As we approached the shallow waters, we saw a myriad of colours in the distance as many people were there before us. We got out of our boats and followed our guides to our spots to get ready for the photo shoot. While the guides were busy preparing for the shoot, everyone took photos of their colourful reflections in various poses. The guides then took more group and individual pictures as well. When everyone was satisfied, we got back to our boats and headed back to the main land. On the bus to the next destination, everybody voted for the most colourfully dressed persons. Lana came out 1st, followed by Laura and Winnie.

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Next on the itinerary was mass at the Chapel of Holy Infant Jesus, Kuala Selangor. When we arrived there, the care taker Anthony, briefed us on the history of the chapel. Fr VA Michael kindly consented to celebrate mass for us even though he had a very tight schedule. At the end of mass he recited healing prayers. He revealed that it was his birthday that day and we all sang him the birthday song. By now, everybody was very hungry. We proceeded to the restaurant and were treated to a very sumptuous lunch. After lunch, many of us visited the shops nearby to buy dried fish, prawns, biscuits etc.

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Soon it was time for dinner. We were taken to ’Want to Eat Restaurant’ where we were served the seafood platter. A wide variety of seafood was served on a huge dish. Lastly, a cake was brought out to celebrate Irene’s birthday. Juliana Tan organised the whole trip with the help of Cathryn, May, Pat and others. Many thanks to Juliana for giving us the opportunity to visit Sky Mirror and the other places in Kuala Selangor. Everybody had fun and there was great fellowship among all who went. We arrived back safely in Damansara Utama about 9 pm.

 
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