Rev Fr Andrew Wong Choong Wing, CDD, Parish Priest
Fr Andrew was born in Ipoh, Perak, in 1968 and joined the Congregation of the Disciples of the Lord (CDD) in 2002.
In 2004, Fr Andrew made his first vows and began his studies in Philosophy at the St Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Taiwan. He returned to Malaysia in 2006 for a one-year pastoral stint at St Ignatius Church (SIC) in Petaling Jaya (6 months), Sacred Heart Church, Bentong (3 months) and Costantini Research Centre (3 months).
In 2007, Fr Andrew commence further studies in Theology at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan, and graduated three years later with a Master of Divinity & Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology. He took his perpetual vow in 2010 at the CDD Formation House, Malacca and was ordained as Deacon on 28 June 2011 at the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Malacca.
Five months later, on 30 November 2011, he was ordained as a priest at Church of St Michael in Ipoh. Fr Andrew served as Assistant Parish Priest of SIC from 1 December 2011 to 30 June 2016, and was appointed Parish Priest on 1 July 2016.
Rev Fr Lawrence Ng, CDD, Assistant Parish Priest
Fr. Lawrence Ng belongs to the Congregatio Discipulorum Domini (CDD), known as Congregation of the Disciples of the Lord. He was born and grew up in Melaka. He comes from a Catholic family of two sisters and a brother, he being number three. At age of 12, Fr Lawrence attended a priestly ordination and that was what attracted him to become a priest that was the seed of vocation planted in his heart which was encouraged by his parents. After participation in a vocation camp organized by the Congregatio Discipulorum Domini, Fr. Lawrence went into a continuous reflection on his call to join the religious order.
In February 2000, he joined the CDD as a postulant. After six months, Fr. Lawrence was admitted as a novice and sent to the novitiate in Yang Ming Shan, Taiwan for a year. On September 1, 2001, He took his First profession vows in the Heng Yi School in Xin Zhuang, Taipei in conjunction with CDD’s anniversary. Then he studied philosophy in Catholic Regional Seminary, Taipei for 2 years. During the period of 2003 to 2004, he was sent back to Malaysia for Vocation Reflection Year and served at Costantini Research Centre and Church of St. Ignatius in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
After his vocation reflection year, Fr. Lawrence returned to Taipei, Taiwan for three years to study Theology. After his graduation in Theology in June, 2007, he continue to serve at Costantinian Magazine (Heng Yi) in Xinzhuang in conjunction with his vocation discernment.
In August 2008, he returned to homeland Malaysia at Costantini Research Centre to apprentice his congregation’s mission works in publication.
On August 25, 2008, he professed his permanent vows in the Provincial House in Melaka and was officially accepted into the brotherhood of CDD. He was ordained as a deacon on 13th December of the same year. After his final vows, Fr Lawrence was dispatched by CDD to serve at Costantini Research Center as Director and Spiritual Director. He also served as Spiritual Director of Mustard Seed Evangelization Center and Cahaya Puri Sdn Bhd until 31st July 2014.
Fr Lawrence Ng,CDD and other four deacons received the Holy Sacrament of Orders and were ordained as priests by Archbishop Murphy Pakiam in St. John’s Cathedral in Kuala Lumpur on February 2, 2009. After his ordination, Fr. Lawrence continued to serve in the Costantini Research Center, Mustard Seed Evangelization Center and Cahaya Puri Sdn Bhd.
On 1st of August, 2014, Fr. Lawrence was commissioned by his Order to serve in CDD Novitiate, Melaka as Novice Master. And he was dispatched by CDD to serve at Church of the Visitation, Seremban on 1st August, 2015 as assistant parish priest for 11 months. Fr Lawrence was appointed as assistant parish priest for St. Ignatius Church, Petaling Jaya on 1st July, 2016.