DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING FOR OUR COUNTRY'S 14TH GENERAL ELECTIONS
Kuala Lumpur:-Close to 300 parishioners of the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus converged at the church on May 4 evening to participate at the 7pm Mass that was presided by Fr Simon Lau and con-celebrated by Fr Edwin Peter.(Image)
Right after the Mass and a fellowship gathering in the parish courtyard, some 200 stayed back for the First Friday Eucharistic Adoration, with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament by Fr Edwin. The assembly prayed and adore the Lord for our nation forthcoming GE14 to be held on May 9, 2018.
The Catholic Bishop's Conference of Malaysia has earlier declared a 24-hour Day of Prayer and Fast to be observed in all parishes in the country, to pray especially for the 14th General Elections, commencing on Friday evening of May 4 and to culminate with the Sunset Mass on Saturday, May 5. This 24 hour is for the 1.2 million strong Catholic community in Malaysia to pray fervently for a fair, peaceful and just GE14. The faithful are urged to vote wisely to elect non-tinted and non-corrupt candidates, to ensure a clean, integrity, responsible and just new elected government.
A video clip recently released by the Christian Federation of Malaysia on the General Election, was also shown during the Holy Hour. Prayer Intentions for our country and for the forthcoming General Elections were prayed.
After the Holy Hour ended at 9.30pm, the 24 hour Day of Prayer continues, with a few parish groups/BEC Zones roster to lead in the prayers in the allocated time slots. The exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 12 midnight. From 12am to 6am, the church remains open for those coming to pray.
At the Chapel of Our Lady of Good Health in Kampung Pandan, the chapel doors will be opened from 6am on May 5, where the faithful are invited to come to pray. At 8.30am, Fr Lau will celebrate the Eucharist, follow with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, after the morning Mass till 1pm.
All faithful will then be required to gather at the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, where the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will start from 1pm till before the Sunset Mass. At 5.30pm the Novena and Benediction will take place, before the event concludes with the Sunset Mass at 6pm.