Mar 11: Chancery Notice Extracts

Chan/MC/07/2021

This is an extract from the Chancery Notice on 11th March 2021 - Liturgical Guidelines and Devotional Resources for Holy Week 2021

  • As our churches, chapels and Mass centres are reopening for public Masses from the 13th of March, His Grace, Most Reverend Julian Leow D.D., the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur has commissioned the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission to prepare liturgical guidelines and family devotional resource materials for a safe and meaningful celebration of Holy Week.

    • Guidelines for Holy and Safe Celebration of Holy Week Liturgies 2021 (click on it to download)

    • Holy Week Family Prayer Services 
      • As it may not be possible for every person to physically return to public Mass due to health, age or limited capacity of our churches, resources will be made available in four languages for a meaningful celebration by families and individuals at home. 
      • The Archbishop continues to dispense the faithful from the obligation of attending Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation but strongly recommends that those unable to attend follow the online Masses and use the above devotional materials for spiritual nourishment.

    • Extension of Opening Hours for Holy Thursday and Good Friday
      • Holy Thursday and Easter Vigil to 12 midnight 
      • Other Masses, including Good Friday services - 6:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. 

    • Chrism Mass 
      • Scheduled to take place on the 24th of March 2021 at the Church of St Thomas More at 6.00 pm.
      • Due to limited seating capacity, this Mass will be limited to the clergy and invited guests. It will be streamed live from https://TV.ArchKL.org for the benefit of the faithful who are unable to attend in person.

Rev Fr Michael Chua
Chancellor
Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur

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