Sacred Heart 2019

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By Cecilia Grace Robert
The feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was celebrated from June 26 to 30 at the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The celebration commenced with the hoisting of the flag.

Each day, the celebration began with the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Fr VA Michael and Sr Mary Heng FDCC led the Liturgy of the Word for the Tamil and Mandarin-speaking of the parish before everyone joined in the main celebration presided over by Bishop Sebastian Francis.

On the first day, the theme was Missionary Disciples of Mercy which highlighted that every Christian is a missionary disciple to the extent that we encounter the mercy and compassion of God.

On the second day, the Bishop of Penang shared on the Missionary Disciples of Hope which is a command from the Holy Spirit for the present and future of all the churches in Peninsular Malaysia.

He stressed that hope is based on the promises of Christ which were already fulfilled in His time. He also explained that the mission entrusted to the Holy Spirit would continue in God’s time. It is lived in the present, especially in the Eucharist.

On the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which is also the World Day of the Sanctification of the Priests, a Mass was celebrated in the morning by Fr Christopher W. Soosaipillai. He shared that the journey of the priesthood starts from sanctifying to be holy. Despite the struggles that priests face, they continue to bring life and healing to the people. This is the Missionary Disciples in Priests.

On June 29, the Eucharistic celebration was followed by a procession in the vicinity of Peel Road. The float, decorated with recycled material by the Parish Catechism children, carried the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. A large crowd of the faithful joined in the candlelight procession with the theme Baptised and Sent. Catholics are reminded that the mission mandate is imperative for a baptized disciple.

The feast concluded with the theme A Church on Mission in the World. In the homily, Bishop Sebastian emphasized on the Sacrament of Baptism. This was indeed a great conclusion to the themes of the feast that, ultimately, we are sent on a mission to the world with the empowerment that comes from Baptism. He also quoted what St Paul mentioned; ‘Fan into a flame the power. He explained the laying on of hands for empowerment in the four sacraments, Baptism, Confirmation, Priestly Ordination, and Anointing of the Sick.

The celebration concluded with a message: Mercy, Hope, and Joy is what the world needs. The mission is not within the Catholic Community but, with the Holy Spirit, to go into the world and be witnesses and preachers of the Gospel.

Pictures of feast day can be found in this link below

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Past Parish Priest

fr.chrispastparishRev. Fr. Christopher Wilvaraj Soosaipillai (February 2008 - 31st May 2015)

 

fr.surainRev. Fr. Surain Durai Raj (Dec 2008) Asst Parish Priest.

 

fr.thomasRev. Fr. Anthony Thomas (July 1998 - January 2008)

 

fr.johnRev. Fr. John Gnanpiragasam (December 1993 - June 1998)

 

fr martinRev. Fr. Martin Lam Peng Khuan (December 1994 - June 1998) Asst Priest

 

fr.griffon1Rev. Fr. Gilbert Alexis Griffon (March 1985 - November 1993)

  • Rev. Fr. Wang Sung Yu (February 1974 - 1985)

 

fr.simontangRev. Fr. Simon Tang Yuen Min (February 1974 - 1983)

  • Rev. Fr. M. Couchouron (February 1974 - 1980) Asst Priest

 

fr.simontangRev. Fr. Simon Tang Yuen Min (July 1971 - February 1974)

  • Rev. Fr. John Hsiong Pao Pin (November 1967 - July 1971) Asst Priest
  • Rev. Fr. Daniel Lim Cheng Sai (September 1967 - November 1967) Asst Priest
  • Rev. Fr. Peter Ly (August 1967 - September 1967) Asst Priest

 

fr.michealperbertRev. Fr. Michael Perbert (July 1966) Asst Priest

 

fr.peterRev. Fr. Peter Bretaudeau (July 1966)

  • Rev. Fr. Anthony Chan On Dong (Feb 1965 - Feb 1966) Asst Priest
  • Rev. Fr. Peter Ly (March 1964) Asst Priest
  • Rev. Fr. Joseph Tsai (June 1963 - March 1964 ) Asst Priest
  • Rev. Fr. Paul Wang (July 1960 - June 1963)

 

FR.LOUISGUITATRev. Fr. Guittat (March 1960 – Feb 1974)

 

 

 

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