Monday, February 1, 2010

Chapel of St. Theresa, Nilai elevated to Parish and gets new Parish Priest

MONDAY (February 1) - The Chapel of St. Theresa, Nilai, which is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee (75th Year Anniversary) this year will have double cause for celebration. The chapel will be elevated to the canonical status of a full parish with effect from today. With this elevation, the Parish of St. Theresa, will also witness the appointment of its first resident Parish Priest, Fr. Raymond Pereira, who had just recently return from his post-graduate studies in the Philippines, where he obtained a licentiate-masters in spirituality, specialising in Mariology.

Fr. Raymond Pereira was formerly Parish Priest of Church of St. Aloysius, Mantin, Church of Holy Redeemer, Klang and Church of Divine Mercy, Shah Alam. Fr. Raymond will have the important task of building the new parish community of Nilai and catering to the pastoral needs of the ever-expanding Catholic population of Nilai and its surrounding suburbs.

The Chapel of St. Theresa, Nilai, has been under the administration of the Church of Visitation, Seremban since 2007. Fr. Michael Chua celebrated his last mass as administrator of the chapel last night. He hands over the mantle of administration to Fr. Pereira, the new Parish Priest of St. Theresa.

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