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Washing of feet marks Holy Thursday

The Star
19 April 2019

Washing of feet marks Holy Thursday

GEORGE TOWN: Migrants from Vietnam and the Philippines, students from Sabah and Sarawak and the disabled were among 12 “disciples” who got their feet washed and kissed at a Holy Thursday mass at the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows here.

The church in Macalister Road was packed with parishioners who prayed solemnly at the mass, which re-enacted the Last Supper when Jesus Christ gathered with his disciples the night before he was crucified.

Parish priest Monsignor Aloysius Tan said: “The washing of the feet symbolises an act of servitude, that we should reach out to the poor and marginalised within our community.”

Monsignor Tan said Holy Thursday was the commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ.

Holy Thursday also marked the beginning of the Paschal Triduum, a three-day period recalling the passion, death, burial and resurrection of Christ.

After Good Friday today, Christians will mark Holy Saturday tomorrow followed by Easter celebration on Sunday.

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In Memoriam: “My soul magnifies the Lord”

April 5, 2019

In Memoriam: “My soul magnifies the Lord”
by Aaron Lim

Some people walk into our lives and leave footprints in our hearts, more so if they had touched our lives and created meaning for us.

Those who came to mourn the loss of the late Fr Michael Thoo Khoon Leong would agree that he had dedicated 54 years of his priestly ministry towards service for the people of God. Many recalled him as their baptism priest, who assisted in initiating the Sacraments of the Church for them. Some were grateful to him for celebrating their matrimony.
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Fr Michael Thoo – a faithful, diligent and honest servant of God

April 5, 2019

Fr Michael Thoo – a faithful, diligent and honest servant of God
by Aaron Lim

Thousands of Catholics, from both near and far, came to pay their last respects to a priest who has touched and inspired many lives.

Fr Michael Thoo, a diocesan priest who had faithfully served the Church for the last 54 years, returned to the Lord on March 23 at the age of 85.

For three days, the late Fr Thoo’s body lay in state at the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows (City Parish), his last posting, for more than ten years.

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Hundreds send off faithful Catholic priest

The Star Metro
29 March 2019

Hundreds send off faithful Catholic priest

FATHER Michael Thoo, who had served as a parish priest since 2002, breathed his last on Saturday. He was 85.

Over 800 people paid their last respects to him at the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows in Macalister Road, George Town, on Monday.

Kuala Lumpur Archbishop Emeritus Tan Sri Murphy Pakiam said Father Thoo died five days short of his priestly anniversary yesterday.

“The late Father Thoo was ordained on March 28, 1965 and after a faithful service of 54 years, he passed away peacefully.

“This is just five days short of March 28 this year, the day he was ordained.

“We gather to say goodbye to Father Thoo, but not forever, as we are assured of meeting again in heaven one day,” he said in a homily at the funeral mass at the church on Monday.

The hearse carrying Father Thoo’s coffin then left for a burial service at the Catholic Cemetery in Jalan Kelawai after a three-day wake since Saturday.

The funeral mass was presided by Penang Roman Catholic Bishop Datuk Sebastian Francis, with the presence of Cardinal Anthony Soter Fernandez, Kuala Lumpur Archbishop Julian Leow and Murphy.

Farewell, Fr Michael Thoo

Our former parish priest, Fr. Michael Thoo (2002 to 2010,)returned home to the Lord on 23 March 2019 at the age of 85.

His body was lying in state at the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows for three days, as thousands came to pay their last respects and attended wake prayers.

Funeral Mass on 25 March 2019 was celebrated by Bishop Sebastian Francis, with His Eminence Anthony Soter Cardinal Fernandez, Archbishop Julian Leow of Kuala Lumpur and Archbishop Emeritus Murphy Pakiam as con-celebrants.

The hearse then left OLS Church for Kelawei Road Catholic Cemetery, Fr Thoo’s final resting place.

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NOTE: Funeral Mass is at 11.00 am, not 11.00 pm

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