Chancery Notice: 17th Jan 2019

17 January 2019                                                                                        Chan/MC/01/2019

CHANCERY NOTICE

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

A) Reverend Father Richard Sebastian Anthonysamy SJ, as Assistant Parish Priest of the Church of Assumption, Petaling Jaya with effect from the 1st of January 2019.

B) Reverend Father Bernard Hyacinth Arputhasamy SJ, as Assistant Parish Priest of the Church Our Lady of Fatima, Brickfields, with effect from the 1st of February 2019.

C) Reverend Father VA Michael, the parish priest of the Church of St Paul the Hermit, Bestari Jaya, as the Ecclesiastical Assistant of the Archdiocesan New Evangelisation Commission (ANEC) with effect from the 1st of February 2019.

D) Reverend Father Edwin Peter, Parish Priest of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Jalan Peel, as the Director of the Kuala Lumpur Archdiocesan Office for the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) with effect from the 1st of February 2019.

E) Reverend Father Xavier Andrew, Assistant Parish Priest of the Church of Visitation, Seremban, as the representative of the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur to the Pan Malaysia Pastoral Assembly 2026 planning Committee with effect from the 1st of January 2019.

F) The Very Reverend Monsignor James Gnanapragasam, as priest-in-residence in the Church of St Joseph, Sentul with effect from the 1st of February 2019. Monsignor James will also assist Reverend Father Joachim Tan in the Kuala Lumpur Archdiocesan Bible Apostolate (KLABA).

2.0 DIACONATE ORDINATION
After having completed his ecclesiastical studies and after undergoing a period of discernment cum pastoral attachments and having submitted his application pursuant to canon 1036, the Archdiocesan seminarian, Bro. Joseph Gomez, has been accepted as candidate for the transitory diaconate by His Grace, the Most Revd Archbishop Julian Leow D.D.

Bro. Joseph was installed as lector and acolyte on the 18th of December 2018 in Archbishop’s Chapel, Cardijn House, Bukit Nanas. In the interim, Bro. Joseph has been assigned to the Church of the Divine Mercy, Shah Alam.

Pursuant to canon 1039, Bro Joseph will be making his retreat.

He will be ordained as a transitory deacon on the 1st of February 2019 in the Oratory of the Discalced Carmelite Monastery, Seremban. Due to the size of the oratory and limited parking, attendance at the ordination mass is limited to clergy, religious and invited guests only.

Let us offer prayerful support to Bro. Joseph Gomez as he prepares himself for ministry and service to the People of God in the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur.

 

Father Michael Chua
Chancellor

Archdiocesan Chancery
528, Jalan Bukit Nanas, Kuala Lumpur