Sunday, 18 November 2018 will be a very memorable day for us, as we celebrate three significant milestones in the history of our Parish. We will be celebrating:
- 110th Year Anniversary of the Parish
This year the Church of St. Joseph, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur is celebrating 110 years, since its establishment. In conjunction with this event, the organising committee, led by Joe Fernando, Leonard Paiva and Gabriel Moses, have put in place preparations for a Thanksgiving Dinner inviting parishioners, their families and neighbours for this celebration. For the past two months, they have been working hard to ensure the success of this event. They have sold a total of 1010 tickets (10pax per table) for a delicious 8-course Chinese meal, which will be prepared and served by one of the famous seafood restaurants from Sekincan, Kuala Selangor.The event will feature performances by a live band, a laser show, dancing, raffle draws and other entertainment from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm. The event will take place at the Church’s backyard. We shall pray for pleasant weather, so that everyone can have a memorable time at the event.
- 2nd World Day of the Poor
Last year the Holy Father, Pope Francis invited the Catholic Church to set aside the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time each year as World Day of the Poor. This year, the Universal Church will celebrate the 2nd World Day of the Poor on 18 November 2018 with the theme “This Poor Man Cried and the Lord heard him,” (Ps 34:6). The Holy Father, Pope Francis invites us to move with the spirit of human solidarity, and care for the poor by uprooting poverty, which is mainly caused by selfishness, pride, greed and injustice. The Holy Father says that we ought to draw ourselves near to the poor, listen to their cries, build relationship with them, get to know and honour them because they are a real presence of Jesus in our midst.Last year, our Parish marked the First World Day of the Poor by inviting poor and under-privileged members of our community to various activities, a funfair, live band performances and meals together. To mark the 2nd World Day of the Poor, we have invited 350 poor people – locals as well migrants – to come together and join in our Thanksgiving Dinner on 18 November 2018. The committee has managed to raise the sum of money required in order to sponsor tickets for them. We truly appreciate the generosity of all the donors/sponsors who have come forward to support this cause. It is our way of paying tribute, giving honour and dignity to these most vulnerable people as we all come together to celebrate 110 years since the establishment of our beautiful Parish.c).
- Launching of our Parish Souvenir Magazine
The Parish of St Joseph, Sentul has had a very long, significant and successful history since it was founded in 1908. The 110th Year Commemorative Magazine will be launched on 18 November 2018 to mark the establishment of our Parish. As a community, we treasure every moment of our rich history (the past), we celebrate Jesus’ presence in words and sacraments every day (the present) and e walk in faith for every success (the promise of our future).
I would like to thank the Editorial Committee, led by Neubert Ambrose, the designers and printer, sponsors and well-wishers, for the contribution of articles and advertisements in the magazine. The magazine is available for purchase at only RM10 per book, so please get a copy (or two!) for yourself and for your family and friends.
My heartfelt gratitude goes out to all parishioners who have worked tirelessly and unfailingly to support and pray for the success of our projects. You are all superb! Thank you once again and I look forward to working with you on the next event, very soon!
Rev. Fr. George Packiasamy