Monday, June 14, 2010
Closing Year of the Priest & Welcome Fr Andrew Kooi
Visitation parish closed the Year of the Priest last Friday on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 11, 2010. Elsewhere, Pope Benedict XVI and Archbishop Murphy Pakiam also both marked the same date as the closing for the Year of the Priest in Rome and Kuala Lumpur (St Anthony's Church) respectively.
During the homily delivered in 3 languages, Rev Fr George Packiasamy, the new Parish Priest, reiterated the principal goals of the Year of the Priest. He also spoke of the exemplary life of St John Marie Vianney, the Cure D'Ars, the patron of Parish Priests.
The day also served as a warm welcome to Fr Andrew Kooi, who has been appointed Assistant Parish Priest, w.e.f 10th June 2010. Fr Andrew Kooi has just returned from two years Mandarin studies in Taiwan. Fr Kooi is also an accomplished musician who has an internationally acclaimed website featuring many of his personal compositions for Mass sung parts and musical arrangements for responsorial psalms.