7 September 2014
By Aaron Lim
Children love games! Through games, one can learn many things and keep our bodies healthy at the same time. Thus, the Altar Servers Society of the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows (City Parish) organized a mini sports on July 15 for the children of LH Bright Sparks centre in the newly blessed Catholic Pastoral Centre (located in SFX Church grounds
Almost 40 children participated in the event. Care Coordinator for Bright Sparks, Margaret Yoong began by thanking the OLS Altar Servers Society for their generous outreach and contribution, and to all volunteers for taking time off to be with the children. The children were all excited and they eagerly waited for the games to begin.
7 September 2014
At 3.00pm, the PEA presented a re-enactment of the Landing of Captain Francis Light on Penang Island, on the grounds of the Assumption Church. This was followed by tea.
Among those present were the Chief Minister of Penang and some of his Exco members, including the Bishop of Penang, Rt Rev Sebastian Francis. The five-minute re-enactment saw the actors and actresses in full 18th century costumes. When the re-enactment ended, the Chief Minister commended the PEA for organising this event, and said that he was happy that the Eurasian culture is alive in Penang.
17 August 2014
by Lucia Lai
During the Sacrament of Confirmation Mass of City Parish, Penang, on 27 July 2014, Bishop Sebastian disclosed to the parishioners that he planned to turn the Shrine of St Anne at Bukit Mertajam, Penang into a national shrine. This will be brought up to the Bishops’ Conference for deliberation and decision.
Bishop Sebastian felt that St Anne’s shrine deserved to be a national shrine since it is so popular and thousands of people from all over the country and out of the country visit it every year during the feast-day. These people also came from different backgrounds, including many non Catholics. The theme of Mary and her mother had brought the people together.
10 August 2014
By Aaron Lim
Confirmation Day, the City Parish Catechetical Committee organized a camp for 11 confirmands of the English speaking group. It was held from July 18 to July 20 at the Assumption Formation Centre.
There were many who came to facilitate this camp, including Nancy Victor, Francis Xavier and Rosalind Victor from the Catechetical Committee, together with Reikce Kathrin, Benedict Anand and Arokiadass. The topics focused on the basics of our Catholic faith, gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit and the Sacrament of Confirmation.
1 July 2014
SWEET melodies filled the church as the young pianist worked his magic on the century-old pipe organ.
Parishioners listened in silent wonder as 17-year-old Daniel de Costa cajoled heavenly music from the restored antique nicknamed the ‘Old Lady’ of the Church of the Assumption in Farquhar Street, Penang.
His repertoire of ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘The Hymn of Joy’, ‘Whispering Hope’ and ‘How Great Thou Art’ was most apt for the thanksgiving concert to celebrate the restoration of the grand dame.
This was made possible through the effort of City Parish, Penang, who organized an Eucharistic Celebration and Procession on 22 June 2014 to celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.
The handing-over ceremony was held on Monday, 9 June at 11.00 am. The Bishop was present, together with the two Vicar General, Msgr Bernard Paul and Msgr Michael Cheah. Also present was Ms Angeline Tan, the Diocese Finance Administrator.
Fr Dominic officially stepped down as our parish priest today. He will be leaving for Philippine soon to study Canon Law. We wish him farewell and all the best in his studies.
Fr Nelson Chitty officially take over as our new parish priest today. We welcome him warmly and look forward to his guidance and care for the parish and parishioners. Likewise, we will support him and hope to work well with him..
For more photos of the handing-over ceremony, please visit our Facebook photo album.