Saturday 15 August 2020
5.30 pm Novena (E)/6.00 pm Sunset Mass (E)
(for BEC 1-17)
Sunday 16 August 2020
8.30 am Rosary (E) / 9.00 am Mass (E)
(for BEC 18-34)
Criteria forattendance: Malaysian citizens whose ages are between 13 and 69 and generally in good health. Those with diabetes, kidney and heart problems, as well as cancer patients undergoing treatment, are kindly requested to stay safe at home.
Please register with your BEC coordinator by noon, Thursday.
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday 9.00 am - 12 noon
Saturday 9.00 am - 12 noon
STAY FOCUSED ON JESUS
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Homily)
I was in Beijing for a vacation 3 years ago. Among the many historical places I visited, I would never forget two sites – The Imperial Palace which is also known as The Forbidden City, and the Great Wall of China. There was a huge crowd present at both sites and I felt lost in the Forbidden City,..[Continue reading]
19th Week in Ordinary Time
(8 August - 14 August 2020)
THE EUCHARIST IN PERSON
On 28 June 2020, we reopened our Parish for Public Masses. Since the reopening, we have been extending our invitation to all the 34 Basic Ecclesial Communities (BECs) within our Parish jurisdiction. Many of our BEC leaders have been taking the initiative to register their respective BEC members for the Weekend Mases according to the......[Continue reading]
TO LIVE WITH COMPASSION
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Homily)
Ever since, I was assigned to the Church of St Joseph, one of the ministries that I am always fascinated by is the Parish Integral of Human Development (PIHD). Under this PIHD umbrella, we have few sub-ministries and one of them is Ministry of the Poor. In these six years, we have reached..[Continue reading]
THE NEW NORM IN ATTENDING MASS
On 15 June 2020, the Government permitted all non-Muslim houses of worship – apart from those located within the high risk areas or red zones – to reopen for their respective religious prayers and activities during the Recovery Movement Controlled Order (RMCO). After more than three months, we finally feel a sense of relief and alleviation, hearing this good news! The Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur has granted permission to all churches and chapels within its jurisdiction to reopen on 28 June 2020, with a one-third capacity.....[Read more]
MAKE A CONNECTION
On 26 July 2020, the Church celebrated the feast of Sts Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and grandparents of Jesus. This year, the Holy Father Pope Francis, wished for all young people to reach out and show an act of tenderness and kindness “to the elderly who are.....[Continue reading]
BUILDING OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST
For almost four months (March to June 2020) Following relaxation of the Movement Control Order (“MCO”), the Health Ministry allowed many government and private sectors to gradually return to a new normal. Since the months of June and July 2020, our school and college students have returned to their institutes of learning....[Continue reading]
THE TREASURE AND THE PEARL
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Homily)
Today’s first reading from the 1st Book of Kings, God appeared to Solomon in a dream, “Ask what you would like Me to give you,” (1 Kgs 3: 5). Solomon said that “I am a very young man, unskilled in leadership,” (v, 7) and he asked God “an understanding mind,” – wisdom “to discern what is good and evil,” and.....[Continue reading]
SEPARATE THE EVIL FROM THE GOOD
16th Sunday 2020 (A) - Homily
Do you know what is CKT? It stands for Char Keoy Teow. I started loving Char Keoy Teow when I was in the first year of seminary in Penang, in 1995. Every Tuesday, we would have CKT for breakfast and our cook would put a lot of taugeys (beans sprouts) into it. I was always the last person to finish my breakfast, every Tuesday.....[Continue reading]
KEEP THE BIBLE IN YOUR HEART
This year, we celebrate Bible Sunday on 12 July 2020, with a theme based on the letter of St John, “Someone you can touch with your hands, and hear with your ears and see with you own eyes,” (1 Jn 1: 1). We are living in a digital world and we are so “easily connected to one another ...[Continue reading]
THE NEW NORMS DURING RECOVERY MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER (RMCO)
BUILDING OUR PARISH MISSION (5Ls) DURING MCO
During the recent lockdown under the Movement Control Order (MCO), there was a group of refugees within our BEC 8 (St. Bernard) who was running low on provisions. Since they were mostly comprised of odd job workers, there was little work available during the lockdown. This matter was brought to the attention of the BEC...[Continue reading]
PRAYER TO MARY
DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus' pain, keeping your faith firm. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin. (Pope Francis).
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A TRADITIONAL PRAYER OF
(This can be prayed if you find yourself at Mass unable to receive the Eucharist, or even in the midst of your daily work, lifting up your thoughts to God).
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
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SJC YOUTH ON INSTAGRAM
Our SJC Youth Ministry is now on Instagram! Follow their official page @sjcyouths for updates and more!
SO YOU WANT TO BE A CATHOLIC?
RCIA - INVITATION
BE FORMED AND
Do you have questions about the Catholic Faith? Do you wish you knew the Bible better? Are you being well formed in your Catholic faith?FORMED.org is an online Catholic recourse website and …[Read more]