The Parish of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Kuala Lumpur

Comprises of the Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus located at Jalan Peel and the Chapel of Our Lady of Good Health at Lorong Satu, Kampong Pandan. These represent a nucleus of people worshiping together between the bustling Shopping Complexes around Velocity and the mushrooming urban village around Kg Pandan.

Inaugurated as a parish in 1960, it has an ability of bringing together people of diverse cultural backgrounds. The parish church was built by those who served in the Government Service and lived in the government quarters surrounding Peel Road. The chapel which was built earlier was built on the goodwill of our early settlers who lived in the Indian Settlement in Kampong Pandan.

With a population of about 3,500 faithful

Living in the surrounding areas that encompasses the Parish, we are blessed with 32 BECs within the 6 Zones. This includes the Tamil and Mandarin Apostolates. There is also a growing number of East Malaysians who are starting to make their homes within the parish structure.

The church at Jalan Peel has over the years brought die hard devotees of the Sacred Heart of Jesus who come in reparation and thanksgiving. The Devotion to the Sacred Heart is one of the oldest devotion in the universal church. This takes place every first Friday of the month. On other Fridays there is Mass with the recitation of the chaplet to the Sacred Heart. The annual feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus takes place in June. At its yearly feast prayers are offered for the Sanctification of Priests. Since its inception till to date, the parish has been blessed with the many foreign and local clergy who served the Parish diligently with love and dedication.

The other main attraction is the feast of Our Lady of Good Health at the chapel, which has been transformed into a pilgrimage site, praying for good health, which attracts hundreds to its grounds during the feast (celebrated in the first week of September). Every Saturday mornings’ rosary prayers and Mass are offered for the sick. At other normal times the faithful and people of other faiths come to find solace in the warm and loving arms of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

The St Francis Xavier Home for the Elderly, run by the Little Sister of the Poor is located within the parish boundaries. The parish has at all times reached out to the poor, the marginalize, the migrants, the homeless, the sick and differently able people, the lonely and abandon and the elderly who have found comfort. The Society of St Vincent de Paul of our parish runs a dialysis center located at Kampong Pandan.

Every walk of life has found a loving place within the confines of the various parish ministries. These together with the people at large in the parish and especially in the BECs are always on mission serving with Hope and Love and living the Faith in gratitude and thanksgiving.

A Healthy Heartbeat in the church!

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

For Term 2019-2021

Chairperson

Francis Heng

Vice Chairperson

Andrew Amaladass

BECCOT - EX-OFFICIO

Chairperson

James Prakesh

Vice Chairperson

Arul Anthony

PCC - EX-OFFICIO

Chairperson

Clement Ambrose

Vice Chairperson

Michael Ananth

APPOINTED MEMBERS

Karen Dass

Stephanie Chia

Samy Dass

Lucas Tan

PARISH COORDINATING COUNCIL

For Term 2019-2021

Chairperson

Clement Ambrose

Vice Chairperson

Michael Ananth

BECCOT

Chairperson

James Prakesh (Zone A)

Vice Chairperson

Arul Anthony (Zone F)

CHAPEL CORE TEAM

Chairperson

Arul Anthony

Vice Chairperson

AROKIAM

MINISTRIES & APOSTOLATES

Liturgy Chairperson

Alvin Pinto

Faith Formation Chairperson

Judy Raj

PIHDM Chairperson

Paul Fong

Single Adults & Youth Representative

Celine Yuen

Prayer Ministries Chairperson

Karen Dass

Bible Apostolate Chairperson

Faustina Wong

Tamil Apostolate Chairperson

Julie Krishnan

Mandarin Apostolate Chairperson

Anthony Ling

Family Life Chair-couple

Michael Savari & Ruth Rathi

Media Chairperson

Michael Ananth

PMEIA Chairperson

Florence John

Service Group Chairperson

Clement Ambrose

ASSIST Ministries Chairperson

Edwin Charles

PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL

For Term 2019-2021

Chairperson

Emma S. Morgan

Vice Chairperson

Kenneth Teh

Secretary

Lina Ambrose

Ex-Officio Accounting Staff

Kannage Varathan (Katherine)

APPOINTED MEMBERS

Perry

Edwin Das

Terrence Wong

PARISH PERSONNEL

Admins and Staff

Clerk

Judy Raj

Accounts Clerk

Katherine John

Pastoral Worker

Jacinta John

Sacristan

Hendrikus (Hepi)