4 September 2016
This was the interesting question Fr Gerard Theraviam asked in his homily during the Feast of the Assumption Eucharistic Celebration on 14 August 2016 at the Church of the Assumption, Penang.
According to Fr Gerard, our visa lies in the gospel reading of today, where Elizabeth said, “Blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled”, as well as in the vigil gospel reading that mentions “happy are those who hear the Word of God and keep it.” “Do you believe in the promise of God? Do you hear and keep the Word of God?” he asked. “If you do, this is your visa to heaven. Armed with both passport and visa, we can enter heaven with Mary.”
In conjunction with our Our Lady of Sorrows feast day on September, 9 weeks of Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help will be held beginning from 23 July and culminating on 17 September, with the feast day celebration.
4 October 2015
By Aaron Lim
The Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows in City Parish was celebrated in a different tone this year. Instead of the usual triduum Masses, the parish priests decided to bring the feastday to the homes — through Masses in the BECs.
The various BEC zones responded readily towards the call of the parish. For the first two weeks of September, Fr Nelson Chitty (parish priest) and Fr Joachim Robert (assistant parish priest) visited each zone to celebrate Mass with the parishioners.
All are encouraged to attend, to share the joy of Fr. Thoo, who had been our parish priests for years and then assistant parish priest for years. At the age of 81, he’s one of the most senior priests in the Penang Diocese.
Please be informed that on that day, the OLS car park will be reserved for the use of priests and religious only during the event. All others will need to find their own car park space. Thank you for your kind co-operation.
(Suggestion for parking: Indian temple at New Lane, next to the Surau at Macalister Rd, corner of Penang Rd, Gama, Times Square)
PENANG (Herald Malaysia): After 1,800 km journey across the five states of the Diocese of Penang, the Penang Diocesan Youth Day II (PDYD 2) cross finally arrived at City Parish. The City Parish was the last stop for the parish-level celebrations to welcome the Cross and Icon. The fun-filled event was celebrated on September 1 at the school canteen of the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows.
About 40 youths from the parish attended the celebration. Fr Dominic Santhiyagu, the parish priest who is also the director of the Penang Diocesan Youth Network (PDYN) was there together with his PDYN team to facilitate, assist and support the celebration. A solemn ceremony was held to welcome the PDYD 2 Cross and Icon into the school canteen at the beginning of the celebration.
The stained glass windows of the Six Sorrows of the Our Lady had been fixed at OLS Church during last week. Please see our Facebook photo album for more photos of the stained glass. We have also put up photos of the church improvement/renovations. Please click here.
A big thank you to all the generous donors who made it possible for the OLS Church to at last have stained glass windows.
The second oldest Catholic Church in Malaysia, and a UNESCO World Heritage Icon, celebrates its 225th anniversary this year, rightly so on its feast-day – the Feast of the Assumption on 14 August 2011, the eve of the feast.