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Farewell, Fr Joachim

On behalf of the community of City Parish, we would like to sincerely thank our outgoing Assistant Parish Priest, Rev Fr Joachim Robert for his tireless efforts in building our family here and for journeying with us in faith. We send you our prayers dear Fr, as you embark on your new appointment as the Parish Priest of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit. All the best and God bless you abundantly!


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.

Message from parish priest

Here is a message from parish priest, Fr Dominic (picture below), which appears in this week’s bulletin.


frdomPraise Lord! Alleluia, Amen!

Dear friends, I came to this Parish in the year 2008 to assist Rev. Fr. Michael Thoo. From 2010 , I assumed the responsibility of being your Parish Priest, your Pastor up to now. The time has come for me to move on to another “call within a call’.

As your pastor and leader, I did to the best of my abilities to move the Parish spiritually and also tried my best to upgrade the Parish to serve you better. In my endeavor to build this Parish, I also fell short in many areas. I take this opportunity, ask your forgiveness for times I have let you down because of my unintended insensitive to you and your spiritual needs.

Dear Parishioners and friends, I thank you for your support and kindness to me during these years in this Parish. Dear “Our Father”, Michael Thoo, thank you for being a father to the Parish and also myself in your own gentle way. I will hand over my responsibility to the incoming parish priest on Monday, 9th of June 2014 @ 11.00am.

Dear friends, remember me in your prayers, as I remember you at every Mass. God bless!

Fr Dominic Santhiyagu
18 May 2014

Fr Decroix, MEP, leaves for France


Herald, 12 May 2013

PENANG (Herald Malaysia): About 400 parishioners, including 100 from Taiping and Batu Gajah, Perak, gathered at the Assumption Church on April 24 for a thanksgiving Mass for Fr Paul Decroix, MEP.

The Mass and fellowship was a triple celebration – to show appreciation to Fr Decroix for his six decades of service in the country, to bid him bon voyage before he returned to France on May 9 and to celebrate his 91st birthday.

Books written by Fr Paul Decroix were on sale and many people were seen eagerly buying them.

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Mass for Fr. Paul Decroix


Parish confirmation

On 12 Aug., City Parish, Penang, not only celebrated the joy of  the Sacrament of Confirmation of 10 people, but also a farewell for Bishop Emeritus Antony Selvanayagam.

There were 9 children and 1 adult receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation at the 8.30am Mass at the Church of  Our Lady of Sorrows. They are Joyce Joseph, Sharon Xavier, Sereetasarah a/p Santhanasamy, Adeline Anthony, Anula a/p Gonapal, Kevin s/o Soosay Raj, Anthony s/o Balasubramaniam, Andrew s/o Anthony, Charles Thambiraj, Denis Albert and George Sebastian.

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Confirmation Mass cum Farewell for Bishop Emeritus Antony S.

Ten boys and girls were confirmed in a Mass held on 12 Aug. 2012 at Church of Our Lady of Sorrows. It was also a farewell Mass/Fellowship for Bishop Emeritus Antony Selvanayagam. To view all the photos, please go to our Facebook page. Article will be up later.

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