Announcements and News

SATURDAY, 26 NOVEMBER 2022 – SUNDAY, 04 DECEMBER 2022

ADVENT SEASON

Advent begins on Sunday, 27 November 2022 and ends on Saturday, 24 December 2022 (before the Eve of Christmas). Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds for the coming of Christ and the true meaning of Christmas. Wishing you a very blessed Advent!

The Liturgical Cycle for the year 2022/2023

  • Sunday Lectionary (Readings) – Year A

  • Weekday Lectionary – First Reading – Year I

 

ADVENT PENITENTIAL SERVICE 

Date:   Tuesday, 20 December 2022

Time:   8.00 pm

Venue: Church of St. Thomas, Kuantan

This year we will have the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation face to face. Priests will be available to hear your confessions as you prepare for Christmas. 

 

RITE OF ACCEPTANCE

The Rite of Acceptance will take place on Sunday, 27 November 2022 during the Mandarin Mass at 10.30 am. Let’s welcome the catechumens and pray that they follow God’s light and the way of the Gospel under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

 

ADVENT FORMATION - MANDARIN 

There will be a formation for Mandarin speaking parishioners with the theme: “THE PROMISED ONE”.

 

Date/Time : Sunday, 4 December 2022 (1.00 pm - 3.00 pm)

Venue.        : St Giles’ Room

Presenter   : Rev Fr Clement Lim (From Bentong)

Contact      : Clement Lim (0129862383) / Joseph Lee (0199510532)

CHRISTMAS CAROLING PRACTICE

A combined Christmas Carol practice (English & Mandarin) will be starting during the Advent season. Those who would like to take part by singing in the Carol Choir, please contact Angeline Tan

(0129877833) or June Thoo (0129008381).

 

 PARISH FLOOD RELIEF MINISTRY (PFRM)

We have done our first training programme on 29 October 2022 by Mr Amala Dass. The second training will be held for all members and volunteers on Saturday, 26 November 2022. We are still in dire need of more volunteers to assist in the Parish Flood Relief Ministry during the upcoming monsoon season.  

 

Kindly contact Clement Lim (012-986 2383), Katerine Boon (019-989 5730) or

PIHDM members for further details. Thank you.

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.

PRAYER MEETING

English Group meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

Time & Venue: 8.00pm – 9.15pm at St. Giles’ Room.

 

TAMIL CHARISMATIC

Date & Time: Every 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7.00 pm

Venue: St. Giles’ Room.

Contact person: Mdm. Rosemary (018−970 4467)

 

FORMED (THE CATHOLIC FAITH ON DEMAND)

FORMED is a digital platform, powered by the Augustine Institute featuring 100% Catholic Resources catering to individuals, families, and parish communities. To get a free subscription, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to www.formed.org

  2. Click on ‘Sign Up’ 

  3. Click on ‘Sign Up as A Parishioner’ 

  4. Type ‘Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre’

  5. Type in your ‘Name’ and ‘Email’ 

  6. Check for a verification email from Augustine Institute, if requested.

In FORMED, you are accessible to thousands of Catholic video-based study programs, movies, documentaries, audio talks and audiobooks.

Happy learning!

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, who would like to know about the Catholic faith, please do 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)