Melaka-Johor diocese holds Rite of Election

JOHOR BAHRU – Two hundred and thirty-four catechumens and candidates from Melaka-Johor diocese packed the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart for the Rite of Election on Feb 26.Most of them had been sent by their parish communities in a special ceremony, and came in the busloads in the mid-day heat.These adult catechumens and candidates from [...]

Group plans pilgrimage to Johor

The Faith and Light Community Singapore is raising funds to help its members go on a pilgrimage next February.Local branches of the international community have been encouraged to go on pilgrimages as part of the worldwide group’s 40th anniversary celebrations.The Faith and Light communities of Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines are organising a pilgrimage to Majodi, [...]

Three new priests for Melaka-Johor Diocese

(From left) Father Lionel Thomas, Bishop Paul Tan, Father Moses Rayappan and Father Bartholomew K. C. Wong.JOHOR BAHRU – Three men, Deacon Bartholomew K. C. Wong, Deacon Lionel Thomas and Deacon Moses Rayappan, were ordained to the priesthood on Jul 23 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.Some 50 priests, seminarians and religious from the [...]

Deaf Catholic community attend retreat

SINGAPORE – The deaf community from Johor and Singapore attended a two-day annual retreat themed “Jesus the bread of Life” at St. Francis Xavier Major Seminary on Dec 7-8. It was conducted by Brother Lionel Thomas, a seminarian from the Malacca-Johor diocese. Participants were given a deeper insight and understanding of the Eucharist. Other activities [...]