We had a very meaningful and solemn Holy Week and Easter Triduum celebrations. Despite busy schedules, many chose to participate in the holiest of days. It certainly made me happy to see that many attended these solemn celebrations without fail. Our experience of worship during the Triduum rekindled a deeper kind of conversion, hope and trust in the Risen Lord.
On Sunday, 8 April 2018, there will be a formation about “Sustainable Living” by Ms. Adelene Anthony Sinniah. She is an expert in the area on Environmental Management and Sustainability. Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce our demand on the Earth’s natural resources and personal resources. We invite all parents of catechism students and all those who are interested, to attend. This session will help us to start practicing to live a sustainable life and to preserve the earth.
As a continuation of this session on sustainable living, on the following Sunday, 15 April 2018, our Catechism students will put up an exhibition entitled “Take Care of Our Common Earth” in our Church Hall. During the season of Lent our Catechism teachers had formations for our catechism students both in English and Tamil, focusing on caring for the earth, our common home. These formation sessions were basically to make them aware of their responsibility as individuals in shaping the future of our earth. The teachers gave them some assignments and activities to carry out during the Lenten Season. During the exhibition, they will display all their projects. The Catechetical Ministry invites all parents to be present in the hall (10.30 am – 12.00 pm). What kind of a world are we going to leave our kids, in the future? Let’s come together to educate them as they grow and develop a respectful relationship with nature.
There will be a “Graceful Aging Program” for 7 weeks, specially for senior citizens aged 60-75 years old, conducted by Miss Molly Rajan. She is a psychologist and researcher with the National University of Malaysia (UKM). She conducts programs for senior citizens, which include a lot of interesting group-dynamic discussions, activities, fun videos, games, etc. At the end of the program, certificates will be presented to the participants. These programs may help improve the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of their lives, which will make the remaining years the very best of their lives. So, do not miss the opportunity to join in! After the 9 am Mass on Sunday, 15 April 2018, we encourage all senior citizens to attend a briefing session at the Conference Room (on the ground floor).
Every year, our youth coordinate a Youth Rally and this year is no exception. It will take place on 21 April 2018 at our Church Formation Hall with the theme, “Be Not Afraid.” The speakers include professors from well-known colleges, and they will focus on four aspects:
- Who is this seated before me?
- Can being on a social media platform set us free? How can we better use the digital platform to serve God?
- Let’s loose the masks: Identifying who we can become amidst a world of constant change?
- It’s time for you to shine
I encourage all the young people to come and join this rally. I am sure you will be transformed and you will be courageous enough to go forth and shine.
This year, we will celebrate 110 years of the establishment of our Church since 1908. In conjunction with this, we will begin our Novenas and Feast Day celebrations from Sunday, 22 April till 1 May 2018. The flyers and posters have been distributed to all our parishioners and various other parishes in the KL Archdiocese. Let’s invite our families, relatives and friends for this celebration. St Joseph pray for us!
Fr. George Packiasamy