The Catholic Bishops’ Conference, M’sia–S’pore–Brunei decided that since Ash Wednesday falls on CNY Eve (February 18): Masses with imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday continue. Fasting can take place on Ash Wednesday itself or another day to be decided by the individual.
Please refer below for the Mass time for Ash Wednesday and Chinese New Year.
(Note: Ash Wednesday is not a Day of Obligation but a Day of Fast and Abstinence)
Also, for Fridays in Lent (beginning 20 Feb), Way of the Cross Service is stated. It will be the same time on every Fridays, unless stated otherwise.
The Parish welcomes Bro. Joachim Robert who has been posted to our parish by the Bishop, upon completion of his Seminary Studies. He will be ordained a Deacon on 20th January 2015 at the Church of the Holy Name of Mary, Permatang Tinggi. Subsequently he will be ordained a Priest on 19th March 2015 at the Church of St. Anne’s, Bukit Mertajam.
Please say hello to him and give him your cooperation. Try to attend his diaconate ordination and priestly ordination. Mark your calendar of 20 January and 19 March.
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The parish priest, Fr Nelson Chitty, assistant parish priest, Fr Michael Thoo and all staff of City Parish, would like to wish each and everyone of you a most blessed and joyful Christmas.
Celebrate this Christmas
The birth of God’s Holy Son
Give praise and thanks
For all that God has done
The miracles at this time
Are all too often hard to see
All of our time is spent
Buying presents for under the tree
Don’t forget the reason
Behind this glorious day
Was a babe born in a manger
On that blessed Christmas Day
His life was laid down for us
Christ , he gave us his all
To suffer our sins for us
In hopes that no one would fall
Our sins have been forgiven
All that’s asked is we believe
There are no words to express