Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Parish Integral Human Development 7th AGM - New Blood

An AGM was held on 21 July 2010 for the Parish Integral Human Development (PIHD) of Visitation Church. The members of the PIHD are as follows (newly appointed members in bold, italised & red):

Chairperson: Steven Dionis
Vice Chairperson: Alfred Selvam
Treasurer: Lalitha Rozario
Secretary: Melinda Ong
Adviser: Charles Leon De Lima (outgoing chairperson)
Society of Vincent de Paul (SSVP): Lalitha Rozario
Orang Asli: Ezuli & Jalil
Prison: George D'cruz
Migrant & Refugees: Anthony Param
Visitation Emmaus Counselling: Janet Thamboe
St Anthony's Meal: Xavier Arokiasamy
Urban Poor: Sr. Theresa Chua
Parish Ministry of Ecumenical of Inter-Religious Affairs (PMEIA): Alfred Selvam
Christmas Campaign: Spencer Sequerah
Human Resource: Bernadette Wong

Spiritual Advisers: Frs. George Packiasamy & Andrew Kooi

PIHD Members who attended the AGM

PIHD New Committee Members for 2010-2012

Keynote Address (by Fr. George Packiasamy):

John 10:10 - "I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full." We as Christians should get involved to help with care and concern for one another. We should give value, respect and dignity to our fellow human beings, especially to the poor, marginalised, weak, disadvantaged, etc.

Let us work together with the AOHD for better understanding and growth in the area of Human Development, as well as the development of ALL persons. We need to work together in our BECs and parish community in order to promote social awareness, justice and peace.

Let our vision & mission be rooted in the Gospel Message and grow in our faith as individuals & as community.

We thank Charles Leon De Lima for untiring service for the past five years and we welcome Steven Dionis, the new chairperson.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Vocation Promotion @ Visitation Church

A Vocation Promotion exhibition & talk was conducted by the Archdiocesan Vocation Promotion Team at Visitation Church on 18 July 2010. English, Tamil and Mandarin speaking Catechism students (pre-confirmation & confirmation), youth and parents were invited.

Fr Christopher, who is the Vocation Director of the Archdiocesan Vocation Promotion Team (AVPT), organised this event with the AVPT team, and he celebrated the Saturday evening Mass in English as well as the 7:30 am Mass in Tamil and the 9 am Mass in English.

Let us pray for more vocations and continue to seek out, identify and encourage our young, so that we would have more vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Feast of Our Lady of Carmel

Name: Rt. Rev. Antony Selvanayagam
Born : 24.10.1935
Ordained Priest : 20.12.1969
Appointed Auxiliary (Bishop) of Kuala Lumpur : 06.03.1980
Ordained Bishop : 01.09.1980
Appointed Bishop of Penang : 30.07.1983
Installed : 08.11.1983

Rt. Rev. Antony Selvanayagam, Bishop of Penang celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Carmel at the Carmelite Monastery on 16 July 2010 at 6 pm.

This is the 3rd anniversary of the Carmelite Monastery in Seremban. The Carmelite Sisters were in Mantin, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia since 17 October 1982 and moved to Seremban on 20 July 2007.

The 3 key words of Rt. Rev. Antony Selvanayagam in his homily are:
1. To follow Jesus...
2. To listen to Jesus...
3. To live in Community...

More than 500 people from all over Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Selangor and Seremban attended this feast day celebration.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Classical Concert in aid of Visitstion Restoration Fund

A charity concert was held on 12th July 2010 at The Klana Resort, Seremban in aid of the Visitation Church Seremban Restoration Fund, performed by two talented classical guitarists - Sebatian Pompilio (Argentine) and Justin Hyer (British), in attendance, The Seremban Gregorian Choir.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Visitation Church Parish Retreat

This retreat in 4 language groups, was conducted on 10 July 2010, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.

Those who conducted the retreat were:

Deacon Moses Rayappan - Tamil
(Ordination on 23 July 2010)

Sr. Lusiah Kayoh (FSIC) & Sr. Stella Gilbert (FSIC) - BM

Nama : Sister Lusiah kayoh fsic
Asal : Kota Belud Sabah
Pernah berada dan melayani :
1) 2002-2005 - Paroki St Edumnd Kota Belud Sabah.
2) 2006 - Paroki St John Tuaran Sabah
3) 2007 - La Foresta Hose of Prayer Kiulu Tuaran, Sabah
4) 2008 - Paroki St Theresa, Kota Marudu
5) 2009.... - Kuala Lumpur Mission

Nama : Sister Stella Gilbert Fsic
Asal : Tambunan, Sabah
Pernah berada dan melayani:
1) 2001-2002 - Paroki St. Mary Sandakan, Sabah
2) 2003-2004 - Holy Family Papar, Sabah
3) 2005 - Paroki Stella maris Tanjung Aru, Sabah
4) 2006 - La Foresta house of Prayer Kiulu, Tuaran sabah
5) 2007 - Paroki St John Tuaran Sabah.
6) 2008 -2009 - Holy Family Papar, Sabah.
7) 2010 - Kuala Lumpur Mission

Sr. Theresa Chew, FDCC - 中文 (Mandarin)

1967 born in Kampung Permatang TInggi, Bukit Mertajam
1990年:初学院 (Novitiate: Singapore) 新加坡(2 年)
1992年:宣发初愿 (First Vows / First Profession: Melaka) 马六甲
1992年 - 1997 年:马六甲圣心修女院(牧民服务:幼教、堂区)Sacred Heart Canossian Convent(Pastoral services in the parish, kindergarten)
1997 年 – 2001年:罗马尔我略耶稣会大学(Gregorian University, Rome)
Studied Theology and M.A in Religious Sciences, Gregorian University, Rome)
2001年 – 2006 年:和丰 (Perak, Sungai Siput)
(院长,幼儿园教育,怡保圣米高天主教堂 牧民助手)
(superior in Sungai Siput, Pastoral Assistant in the Church of St. Michael, Ipoh)
2006年 - 至今 吉隆坡,增江(Jinjang Utara)修院
2006 to date: Based in Canossa Convent , Jinjang Utara, KL
serving at the Arhdiocesan Pastoral Institute, Chinese Formation
Coordinator for the ACLAC (Arhdiocesan Chinese Language Apostoalte Commission)

English - Marge Martinez - English

Some photos of participants:

Mandarin Participants

BM Participants

Tamil Participants

English Participants

Discover Seremban article in TheStar Newspaper by Elizabeth Leong - Our Visitation Church is mentioned

While browsing through TheStar Newspaper, this interesting article was found. Church of the Visitation is the second place of interest to visit mentioned by Elizabeth Chong, in her article titled Discover Seremban. You can find this article in TheStar Newspaper dated 8 July 2010, at the Life and Times section, under the Travel section page 2.

I have scanned a copy of the article here:

If you have a copy of the newspaper, do check it out.

Latin American & Spanish Classical Guitar Concert in Aid of Visitation Church Restoration Fund - Striking the Right Chord Article in Star Newspaper

Just though you might want to check out the article written by Charles Fernandez, promoting the Latin American & Spanish Classical Guitar Concert in Aid of Visitation Church Restoration Fund.

This article can be found in TheStar Newspaper at page M24 in the Events section - Saturday Metro 10 July 2010.

A scanned copy of the article can be found here:

Do grab a copy of TheStar dated 10 July 2010 and check it out.