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2017 Good Friday

Despite the hot day at 3pm, hundreds of parishioners attended Way of the Cross around the perimeter of the church. The day started with the Novena of the Divine Mercy at 2pm and followed by Way of the Cross at 3pm. Fr. Clement Lim led the ministry, BECS, parishioners and the people by carrying the cross from the altar of the church to the First Station. People took turns and carried the traditional cross, accompanied by a choir.

After Way of the Cross, Celebration of the Lord’s Passion was held in the church with Liturgy of Words. It was then followed by the dramatic unveiling of Crucifix – emphasizing Jesus’ death on the Cross that day. People are then invited to come forward, kneel before the Crucifix and kiss the feet of Jesus.

 

2017 Holy Thursday

Later this night, after sundown, Parish Priest Fr. Clement Lim and Deacon Thomas celebrated Holy Thursday marking the end of Lent and the beginning of Easter ‘Triduum’ or three, of the Holy Week, when Jesus held the Last Supper before his crucifixion on Good Friday and resurrection on Easter Sunday. Holy Thursday is also known as Maundy Thursday. The word ‘Maundy’ is derived from the Latin word ‘Mandatum’ which means commandment. In addition, today commemorates the Institution of Holy Eucharist and the Sacrament of Holy Orders.

Parish Priest Fr. Clement Lim spent Holy Thursday washing the feet of 12 parishioners of various races locally, from East Malaysian and of different nationality to symbolize Christ’s washing of this twelve Apostles, our first bishops and priest. The Mass stressed the importance Jesus puts on the humility of service and the need for cleansing with water, a symbol of baptism. Also emphasised are the critical importance of the Eucharist and the sacrifice of Christ’s body, which were found present in the consecrated Host.

After the conclusion of the Mass, parishioners joined the procession which were led by Fr. Clement and Deacon Thomas to transfer the Most Blessed Sacrament from the tabernacle to the Altar of Repose at HRC Hall. Parishioners are invited to continue Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament throughout the night, just as the disciples were invited to stay up with Jesus during His Agony in the garden before His Betrayal by Judas.

 

2017 Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday marks the start of the Holy Week that leads up to Easter. Today we observe the day that Jesus entered into Jerusalem. The day is called ‘Palm Sunday’ because the people of Jerusalem threw palm leaves to the floor as a greeting when He arrived.

On the 8 April (Saturday Sunset Mass) and 9 April (Sunday), hundreds of parishioners commemorates Palm Sunday by carrying palm branches in procession after the Blessing of the Palm at the front of Church entrance.