Mass time

33 Macalister Road

Tuesday & Wednesday – 7.30 am
Thursday & Friday – 6.00 pm

5.15 pm Novena
6.00 pm Mass (English)

8.30 am Mass (Every 1st & 3rd Sunday, Mass will be bi-lingual, i.e. in both English and Bahasa. 2nd & 4th Sunday, Mass in English only)
10.15 am Mass (Mandarin)
11.30 am Mass (Tagalog)


3 Farguhar Street

NOTE:  As of 15 Aug. 2016, Assumption church is closed for restoration works, thus all the Masses that used to be held at this church, are shifted to the Church of St Francis Xavier (see the time below).


52K Penang Road

6.00 pm Novena
6.30 pm Mass (English)

10.00 am Mass (English)
6.00pm Mass (English)


139 Sungai Pinang Road

Sunday:  8.00 am Mass (Tamil)

  1. Hi! I will be staying at Golden Sands Hotel from March 26-31 and in Highfloor Seaview Condo in George town from March 31-April 1, what is the nearest Catholic church there. What are the daily mass schedule? Thank you so much!

    • Hi Kim

      The nearest church to the Golden Sands hotel would be the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Unfortunately, as that church is not under our parish, I am not sure of their daily Mass schedule but you can check out its Facebook page here to find out the Mass time:
      or you can contact them at tel. 04 – 2278297

      As for the HIghfloor Seaview Condo, sorry I am not sure of the location. Do you have the address? If it is in Georgetown area, then it could be near to either Our Lady of Sorrows church or St Francis Xavier church, which are under our parish, and you can view the Mass schedule right here.

      Hope that help. Feel free to contact us again if you are in doubt.

  2. Hi, I’ll be staying at Kimberley Hotel Georgetown drg this Sat noontime 28/1 until 31/1 mrg. Is there any church nearby this Hotel beside OLS church? May I know the mass schedule for this Sun mass. Any cancellation for the Mandarin mass on this Sun at 10:15 am?

    TQ. and God bless you for ur kindness.

    • Agnes, the other church near to your hotel will be the SFX church. Please check our website here under ‘About us’ for the address and location.

      As for the time of Masses, please download our bulletin, also here, at our website, under ‘Parish bulletin’. All information can be found here at our website, if you look around. Chinese New Year Mass schedule is also on the front page of the site.

      If you look at the bulletin, you’ll notice the 10.15am Chinese Mass is still on, since Sunday is consider normal Sunday.

  3. our family will be staying at hotel nearby Gurney Paragon Mall going on 11th December. Could you please recommend the nearest Catholic church to us. We will search the Mass schedule ourselves. Thanks

  4. Shallom…ada mass bm this comming sunday

    • Every 1st and 3rd Sunday, at the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, the Mass is bi-lingual – in both English and Bahasa.

  5. Thanks so.much for yr reply. God bless

  6. I’ll be staying at Lorong Stewart, Georgetown for the weekend of 29-30/10. Can you pls adv if there’s a church nearby (directions as well please) and English mass times? Tks very much.

  7. spencer justine

    Hi, we will be visit penang in on 11/11/2016. We are from Sabah. So we will be staying at Malaysia Hotel and which is the nearest catholic church we can go? We would like to go sunset mass on saturday and the mass schedule?

    • Dear Spencer Justine

      The nearest church to Hotel Malaysia is St Francis Xavier church, which is just opposite Hotel Malaysia. For the Mass schedule, you can refer to this page (section) right here – all the time schedule are stated clearly.

      Hope this help.

  8. Louella Fonseca

    Hi, I’ll be staying at The Royale Bintang Penang in October.
    Please could you help me the nearest Catholic church.

    • Hi Louella, the nearest church to the Royale Bintang hotel will be the Church of St Francis Xavier (originally it should be the Assumption church but the Assumption church is closed for restortion).

      Please see the map here (link below) for the direction to the SFX church. If you drive or take a bus, it will be very near – 5 mins drive with no heavy traffic.

  9. Margaret miyon

    Good morning,my family wil be staying at hotel malaysia penang road on 10.9.16.would like to know the nearest Catholic church to attend mass on 11.9.16.tq

    • Dear Margaret, the nearest church to Hotel Malaysia is the Church of St Francis Xavier. As you can see here (this ‘Mass time’ section), the address is ‘Penang Road’, same road, and it is just right oppostie the hotel.

      For the Mass time, please refer above or refer to our bulletin which can be downloaded for reference.

  10. grace lazaro

    Good day! when will the schedule of the Christmas masses be available? thanks!

  11. Cyndi Chua

    I will be staying at Grand Inn Penang, Penang Road. I would like to know which is the nearest Catholic Church to attend Pentecost mass on 15.5.16.

    • Hi there.

      You mentioned that Grand Inn Penang is at Penang Road but I think it should be at Macalister Road. If that’s the case, the nearest church would be Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, also at Macalister Road (but the other end further down. Macalister Road is a long road).

      As it is a Sunday, the time of masses will be as usual, the same as every Sunday mass time (which you can see right here on top).

      Hope that help.

      • Cyndi Chua

        Thanks sis Lucia. I was informed that the Grand Inn is at Penang Road.

  12. Good morning, would appreciate if you could let me know the mass time for today Saturday 26th March at church of our lady of sorrow macalister road.

    Thank you
    God blessed

    Best regards
    Junaa law

  13. mheng linao

    Is there a mass tomorrow Dec 31 2015 or Jan 01 2016 in Our Lady of Sorrows?

  14. Hi Cheryl

    You didn’t comment on a new post, so I can’t reply to you directly.

    I do understand the Assumption church is open daily but I’m not sure of the time. It could be open only in the morning, maybe 10.00am to 12 noon. The best, is, please call the parish office (tel. no. 04-2261502) on that day to enquire from them.


    • Dear Mheng linao

      I suppose you come in to our blog via the homepage/main page, of which the url is –

      Well, as you came to our homepage, you will notice the Mass time stated right there, the very first post. You won’t miss it if you come to our blog direct. Go on – click on our url – and you’ll see a table with the Mass time.

      Anyway, the answer to your question is yes. As you will notice, there are Masses on 31 Dec (10.00pm) and 1 Jan (9.00am).

  15. Thank you for your speedy reply. You have been very helpful. God bless.

  16. Hi, I’ll be staying at City Bayview during the weekend of the Assumption of Our Lady. On the map, the Cathedral of the Assumption looks within walking distance. About how long will it take? What time will the Masses be. Another option is the Armenian Street Heritage Hotel. Is there a Catholic Church nearby? Thanks

    • Hi Eilen, the Assumption church is very near to City Bayview hotel… kind of like a few blocks away. Walking distance, will take only 5 mins.
      Since Assumption falls on Saturday, most probably the Mass time will be the same as our usual sunset Mass at 6.30pm. On Sunday, it will be at 10.00am.

      The St Francis Xavier church is also near to CIty Bayview (the opposite side of Assumption direction). About same distance as to Assumption church. The Sunday Mass is at 6.00pm.

      There is no other churches near Armenian Street Heritage hotel (which is at Carnarvon Street) except those 2 I mentioned – the Assumption and St Francis Xavier. The walking distance is a bit far… about 15 mins.

      • Hi There,

        Could someone tell me if the church of assumption is open daily to be able to walk in?

        My grandmothers funeral is tomorrow back in Scotland at 5pm (penang time) and I would like to go along to light a candle and say a prayer for her.

        Hope to hear back.

        Thank you


  17. chrispin michael

    I’ll be flying to Penang on May 13, 2015. I’ll stay at a hotel that nearby St Francis Xavier Church. Is there Morning Mass or Evening Mass will be held at the church? Perhaps any other church in George Town? thank you.

    • Hi there Chrispin Michael

      The Mass times for all our 4 City Parish churches are stated here.

      As you can see, the Church of St Francis Xavier does not have weekdays Mass but only Mass on Sunday.

      Our Lady of Sorrows (OLS) church dose have morning Mass on Tuesday and Wednesday and evening Mass on Thursday and Friday. Please refer above for the time.

      OLS church is nearby to St Francis Xavier church, within walking distance if you don’t mind the walk.

  18. Dear Pic,

    May i know what time is the way of cross service on fridays?Thanks in advance. God bless.

  19. Dear Sirs,

    Could you please let me what at what time there will be Masses on holy Thursday and good Friday?

    Kind Regards


    • Dear Olga

      It’s still early for the time of Masses during Holy Week, when Lent has not even begin yet. Usually we will have the time up around the last two weeks of Lent. Don’t worry, we will put up the Mass schedule for Holy Week here at our blog, and also at our Facebook. Please check our blog when Holy Week approach. Thank you.

  20. Hey,

    could you please let me know the mass times for Christmas in Penang? We’ll arrive at the 24th, staying til 26th.

    Thank you.

  21. Hey,

    Could u please let me know the mass times for Christmas in Penang?

    Thank you.

    • Hi there reiseva

      Please refer to our website home page. The Mass time are there. As for the Mass time of other churches in Penang, sorry we don’t know. You should ask the individual church. Go to the links on our blog here at the right column under ‘churches’.

  22. Hi all, could anyone advise on mass timings for christmas week in Penang City please?

    • Please refer to our website home page. The Mass time are there. As for the Mass time of other churches in Penang, sorry we don’t know. You should ask the individual church. Go to the links on our blog here at the right column under ‘churches’.


  23. I arrive Penang this Sunday and I would appreciate it if you could let me know if there is an evening Mass at the Cathedral of Assumption on Sunday? Much thanks

    • Dear Mylo Lo

      The Mass time for the Church of the Assumption (not Cathedral) is as stated above – 10.00 am on Sunday. You can also download our parish bulletin for the Mass time.
      There is no evening Mass at the Assumption but there is evening Mass at SFX church (as stated above).

  24. Hari Krishnan

    Can u tell me the mass times for Holy Week in penang catholic churches


  26. Hilary tunnard

    Any morning mass on Ash Wednesday in penang?

  27. You may contact CHS, Cathedral of The Holy Spirit, Tel:04-658 4909 / 656 6681 for details. English and Mandarin session available twice a year if I am not mistaken. God Bless.

  28. elizabeth linda

    I’m sarawakian now currently working in peneng. I wnt to know regarding ‘kursus kawen’… Who can i contact… Pls help me….

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