Re-opening of churches

24 June 2020
Dear parishioners and friends of City Parish

We will be reopening the churches in City Parish gradually, beginning with the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows (OLS) and eventually the other churches. We hope the reopening process will be a smooth one.

We, however must also acknowledge that besides implementing the SOP from the Government and our Diocese, we have to make practical and logistic arrangements whereby the safety of all parishioners are our top priority.


A “closed-door Mass” will be held on 28 June 2020 with only BEC leaders, Parish leaders and volunteers to train and equip them before opening our doors to parishioners from July onwards. 

Our first “public mass” in OLS Church will be on Sunday, 5th July 2020 at 9:30am (Multilingual Mass).

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Re-opening of Churches, Chapels, etc

Dear Clergy, Religious, Heads of Ministries and the Lay Faithful,

Re: Reopening of Churches, Chapels, Mass Centres for Public Worship and Guidelines in the Diocese of Penang

Greetings of Joy, Mercy and Hope!

The Federal Government had announced on 15th June 2020, that all places of worships within the green zones, will now be allowed to resume religious activities during the period of the Recovery Movement Control Order which is effective until 31st August 2020.

Having said that, the permission is subject to compliance with the requirements set out in the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the Ministry of National Unity (MNU) and National Security Council (NSC),for Non-Muslim Places of Worship as stated below:-

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Intentions for Father’s Day

Live streaming

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Opening of parish office

With the easing of restrictions, our Parish Offices (AC and OLS) will reopen partially from Monday, 11 May 2020 onwards. Please note that City Parish will strictly enforce the SOPs as per required. As such, all visitors are requested to make an appointment prior to visiting the office and put on a mask. Please stay at home if you are unwell and as an alternative, you can also reach out to use via phone or email. Stay safe everyone!

Call for unity of all peoples

Message from the priests

Message from our Parish Priests, Msgr Aloysius Tan and Fr Francis Anthony in English, Mandarin and Tamil (30 April 2020) 

Several key highlights of their message:
1. We will begin the Family Rosary Prayer initiative tomorrow on 1st May, and it is ongoing for the entire month. Inviting all families to sign up via our hotline at 017-5812818!
2. Our parish priests will be offering Masses for the various parish ministries & BECs. Check for your group on the list and be united in prayer with our shepherds! 

Message from Parish Priest

City Parish on YouTube

Dear friends in Christ,

I’m sure you would have known by now that City Parish, Penang has been live streaming Masses for the entire Holy Week using our Facebook page in Mandarin, BM and Tamil. Recently, there have been requests by several parishioners (majority of them being our seniors) expressing their hope to view these Masses via YouTube. We have created a YouTube channel for City Parish, same goes for Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (CHS). But both our parishes need to hit at least 1,000 subscribers and above to enable live streaming function on our equipments. This is something that cannot be resolved via money, but genuine followings.

Therefore, I humbly ask for your support to use your Google Account (Gmail address) to follow City Parish and CHS YouTube account. Both the links are listed below. We hope that with your generous support in clicking ‘Subscribe’, both CP and CHS will be able to use YouTube for live streaming of Masses. Thank you and God bless!

City Parish YouTube
CHS YouTube

Sincerely in Christ,
Aaron Lim from City Parish Media Team
In support of CHS Media Team

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