Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows


OLS Altar Servers organise mini sports

7 September 2014

OLS Altar Servers organise mini sports

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.

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Eurasians of Penang re-enact landing of Sir Francis Light

The Herald
7 September 2014

Eurasians of Penang re-enact landing of Sir Francis Light

assumptionOn August 15, the Feast of the Assumption was celebrated with a difference at the Church of the Assumption. For the first time, the Penang Eurasian Association (PEA) animated the Mass.

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.

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St Anne’s shrine to be made national shrine


The Herald
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.

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The Holy Spirit empowers us in our lives

The Herald
10 August 2014

By Aaron Lim

campConfirmation 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.

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Old Lady sings again

The Star
1 July 2014

Old Lady sings again


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.

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Jesus was on the streets of Georgetown

ccFor the fourth year consecutively, the public get to see ‘Jesus’ in the Blessed Sacrament being carried on a brightly decorated lorry in a procession on the streets of Georgetown, Penang.

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.

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Corpus Christi Procession


Welcome, Fr Nelson Chitty!


Name:  Rev Nelson Chitty
Born:  6 Feb. 1963
Ordained:  31 August 1992

Previous postings:
Parish priests of Risen Christ Church, Penang and Church of  the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Butterworth

Last posting as Administrator of Church of Our Lady of Fatima of the Holy Rosary, Kangar, Perlis.

Handing-over Ceremony

L to R: Angeline, Msgr Bernard, Fr Dominic, Bishop, Fr Nelson, Msgr Cheah Fr Thoo

L to R: Angeline, Msgr Bernard, Fr Dominic, Bishop, Fr Nelson, Msgr Cheah Fr Thoo

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.


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