The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord was celebrated on 8th January 2018 at the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 7pm. Parish priest Fr. Edwin Peter celebrated Mass, with the presence of Bro. Simon Lau.(Image)
Deacon Lazarus Jonathan from the Penang Diocese proclaimed the Gospel (Luke 2:22-40) and preached the homily at the Sunset Mass on 30th December 2017 at the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Fr. Sebastian, a priest from India, celebrated the Eucharist.(Image)
"URBI ET ORBI" MESSAGE
OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
Central Loggia of the Vatican Basilica
Monday, 25 December 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas!
In Bethlehem, Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary. He was born, not by the will of man, but by the gift of the love of God our Father, who “so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (Jn 3:16).
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
During this season of joy, our hearts are stirred by the beauty, depth and constancy of God's love for each one of us. Truly, God so loved the world that He sent His Son as our Saviour (Jn 3:16).Whether it be the words of the Christmas gospel, the sight of the lowly manger, the sounds of a cherished carol, or above all, our receiving in Holy Communion the same Saviour who was born in Bethlehem, we are deeply moved by the wonder, awe and reassurance that God has drawn close to us.
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in the womb of her mother, St. Anne. It is universally celebrated on 8th December, nine months before the feast of the Nativity of Mary, which is celebrated on 8th September. The Immaculate Conception is one of the most important Marian feasts in the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church, and is celebrated worldwide. It is a public holiday in more than 20 countries around the world.