Announcements and News
SATURDAY, 28 JANUARY 2023 – SUNDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2023
LENTEN RETREAT 2023
Our Parish will be organising a 3–day Lenten Retreat in our Church starting from 3rd – 5th March 2023 with the theme: “ARISE AND SHINE!”.
Day 1 and 2 (8.00 am to 7.00 pm)
Day 3 (8.00 am to 1.00 pm)
The Retreat Master, Rev. Fr. Michael Payyapilly, VC, is the Superior of the Divine Retreat Centre Colombo, Sri Lanka. A dynamic and gifted priest, he preaches with a great passionate love for Jesus. Please invite your family members and friends to join too.
For registration and more details, please contact Sheila Fernandez (013-935 1918) and Anna Thong (017-989 8188) or follow the link: http://tiny.cc/lentenretreat2023
Registration Fee: RM120 per pax (PBB Account #: 3181532920)
Closing Date: 19 February 2023
PARISH PASTORAL ASSEMBLY (PPA)
It will be held on Sunday, 29 January 2023 at 10.30 am at St Giles’ Room. There will be a multi-lingual Mass on that day celebrated by Archbishop Julian Leow. After Mass, we meet at the breakfast corner for fellowships before PPA begins. All parishioners are welcome for the PPA.
HSIN CHU TAIWAN CHOIR PRESENTATION (MANDARIN)
Date: Wednesday, 1 February 2023
Venue: St. Thomas Church Kuantan
We welcome parishioners who are interested to listen to the choir and joining in the praise and worship. Kindly be seated in the church before 8.00pm.
The BECCOT would like to invite all BEC leaders for a meeting on Wednesday, 8 February 2023 at 8.00 pm in St. Giles’ room. All BEC leaders are encouraged to attend the meeting.
PAHANG / TERENGGANU DISTRICT LENTEN CAMPAIGN BRIEFING
Date: Saturday, 11 February 2023
Time: 9.30 am – 12.00 noon
Venue: Church of St. Thomas, Kuantan
We invite all committee members from the various ministries and BEC members to be present for the Lenten campaign briefing. Please register your name with Henry Alberto (019-9195385), June Thoo (012-9008381) or Dorcas Lee (019-9503008).
CATECHISM CLASS / SUNDAY SCHOOL
Catechism classes for the year 2023 is open for registration now until Tuesday, 31 January 2023.
Please contact Dorcas Lee (019-950 3008), Sharon Xavier (019-3663433) and June Thoo (012-9008381). There will be spiritual orientation for Catechism students and their parents on Sunday, 12 February at 9.30 am.
Catechetical online registration link: https://tinyurl.com/STCC2023
ONE YEAR PASTORAL ACCOMPANIMENT
We welcome Brother Ashvin Andrew Xavier to our Parish. He will be with us for one year Pastoral Exposure Programme starting from 29 January 2023 to 28 January 2024. He is a seminarian from College General, Major Seminary, Penang and aspiring to be a Diocesan Priest. Be happy to stay at our Parish!
BLESSED PALMS COLLECTION
Parishioners are requested to return the blessed palm branches received during Palm Sunday Mass last year soonest possible. A basket will be allocated at the church entrance for the palms.
SECOND COLLECTION FOR MIGRANT FAITH FORMATION (5th Sunday)
There will be second collection for Migrant Faith Formation (Saturday, 28 January and Sunday, 29 January 2023). Thank you for your kind contribution.
WEARING OF FACE MASKS IN CHURCHES REMAINS MANDATORY WITHIN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF KL
The Archdiocese of KL recommends that the wearing of face masks in all churches REMAINS MANDATORY FOR THE MOMENT.
Therefore, we must adhere to the wearing of facial masks whenever parishioners participate in all activities, formations and liturgical celebrations. This is to protect one another especially the elderly, the most vulnerable and those in the high-risk category among us.
Thank you for your consideration and co-operation.
English Group meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.
Time & Venue: 8.00pm – 9.15pm at St. Giles’ Room.
Date & Time: Every 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7.00 pm
Venue: St. Giles’ Room.
Contact person: Mdm. Rosemary (018−970 4467)
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ST. THOMAS ADORATION ROOM
The Adoration Room (next to the Parish Office) is open from Monday to Saturday (7.00 am to 9.00 pm) and Sunday (7.00 am to 1.00 pm).
KINDLY ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING RULES WHILST IN THE ADORATION ROOM:
Remove your shoes before entering the room.
Maintain silence and reverence at all times.
Genuflect at the Blessed Sacrament when entering the room.
Do not touch the Tabernacle or Blessed Sacrament.
Do not move fixtures in the room or take home any prayer books or prayer cards.
Pray in silence and respect others.
No phone, food or drinks are allowed.
Thank you for your cooperation. Happy Praying!
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
Are you searching for God?
Are you interested to know more about Catholicism?
Are you a baptized Catholic but have not yet received the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation?
Are you a baptized Christian but wish to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church?
If you, or anyone you know, would like to know about the Catholic faith, please introduce yourself/them to the respective contact persons as listed below, or get in touch with the parish office.
Catherine Lee @ 019-950 3087 (English)
Agatha Chew @ 012-302 8588 (Mandarin)
Christina Alex @ 017-920 5820 (Tamil)
Jeffrine @ 0111-958 7223 (BM)