Chancery Notice - 1 June 2018

1 June 2018
chan/MC/05/2018

 

CHANCERY NOTICE

 

1.0 SABBATICAL AND STUDIES

Reverend Fr Surain Durai Raj, the Parish Priest of the Church of the Holy Fa mily, Kajang, will be leaving for studies in Philosophy from the 1st of July 2018.

 

2.0 APPOINTMENTS AND TRANSFERS

His Grace, the Most Reverend Julian Leow D.D., Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, has appointed the following priests:

 

2.1 PARISH

A) Reverend Father Andrew Kooi, who is presently Assistant Parish Priest of the Church of the Visitation, Seremban as Parish Priest of the Church of the Holy Family, Kajang and the Ecclesiastical Assistant of the Archdiocesan Prison Ministry with effect from the 1st of July 2018.

B) Reverend Father Sandana Xavier Andrew, who is presently assisting in the Church of the Good Shepherd, Setapak, as Assistant Parish Priest of the Church of the Visitation, Seremban, with effect from the 1st of July 2018 .

C) Reverend Father Simon Lau has been appointed the Assistant Parish Priest of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Peel Road with effect from the 1st of June 2018 .

D) Reverend Father Dominic Tan has been appointed the Assistant Parish Priest of the Church of Jesus Caritas, Kepong and the Chapel of Kristus Aman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, with effect from the 1st of June 2018.

 

2.2 MINISTRIES

A} Reverend Father Christopher Wilvaraj Soosaipillai, the Parish Priest of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Setapak, as the Ecclesiastical Assistant of the Archdiocesan Catechetical Ministry which includes the Archdiocesan Catechetical Commission and the Archdiocesan Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA} Co-ordinating Team, with effect from the 1st of July 2018.

B} Reverend Father Simon Lau has been appointed the Assistant Ecclesiastical Assistant/Director of Archdiocesan Single Adults and Youth Office (ASAYO) with effect from the 1st of July 2018.

C} Reverend Father Augustine Lee, the Parish Priest of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Bentong, has been appointed the Ecclesiastical Assistant of the Archdiocesan Vocation Promotion Team with effect from the 1st of July 2018.

D) Reverend Father Vincent Thomas, the Assistant Parish Priest of the Church oft he Holy Family, Kajang, has been appointed the Assistant Ecclesiastical Assistant of the Archdiocesan Vocation Promotion Team with effect from the 1st of July 2018.

 

3.0 THE COUNCIL OF PRIESTS

The following have been elected and duly confirmed by His Grace, Most Reverend Archbishop Julian Leow, as Senators and members of the Council of Priests (Presbyteral Council} in accordance with Canons 495 §1 and 497 lQ of the Code of Canon Law for a term of three (3) years with effect from the 1st of June 2018:

a) Negeri District - Reverend Father Kenneth Gopal OCD
b) Kuala Lumpur South - Reverend Father Vincent Thomas
c) Kuala Lumpur Central - Reverend Father James Gabriel
d) Kuala Lumpur North - Reverend Father Alan Pereira
e) Klang- Reverend Father Clement Lim
f) Petaling- Reverend Father Andrew Wong CDD
g) North West - Reverend Father Clarence Devadass
h) Pahang/ Terengganu - Reverend Father Patrick Boudville

 

4.0 MALAYSIAN CATHOLIC CLERGY ASSEMBLY 2018

The inaugural Malaysian Catholic Clergy Assembly will be held in MAJODI, Johor Bahru, from the 16th till the 20th of July. As all clergy from the archdioceses and dioceses of Malaysia (Peninsular, Sabah and Sarawak) will be attending this historic meeting, His Grace, Most Reverend Archbishop Julian Leow has decreed the following for the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur:

a) There will be no daily masses in the parishes and mass centres during this period.
b) Funerals may be celebrated with Service of the Word and Holy Communion by lay ministers duly appointed and commissioned in the respective parishes.
c) Communion to the sick (including viaticum) may be administered by duly appointed lay ministers.