Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Visitation Senior Parishioners Dinner & Dance 2010

A sizable crowd attended the Visitation Senior Parishioners 19th annual dinner & dance. Even visitors from other states came to enjoy an evening of good food and good entertainment. Great music performed by the group D Wizards and a Bhangra act encouraged several to get up and dance. To add to the excitement, a raffle draw offering attractive prizes was also held.

Fondacio Malaysia Members Visit our Parish

Fondacio Malaysia members, Maria Yan, Annie Yap, Florence Alexius and friends came to visit our parish on Sunday 29 August 2010 at 12 pm - 1:30 pm and share with the Chinese community on their mission in China. About 30 Mandarin-speaking parishioners attended this sharing. The parishioners were enlightened about the struggles faced by Fondacio members during their mission trip to China. We pray that this sharing will instill more fervant missionary spirit among our parishioners and encourage more vocations to the priesthood and religious life.




[为世基督徒] 是一个国际天主教组织。本着梵二大公精神与其它基督徒在圣神催化下遵循基督的教诲活现一个与世共融;献身于社会服务传播希望及关怀。


• 我们与今日社会对话
• 培训平信徒牧工
• 革新教会信仰生活
• 社会发展计划

目前,[为世基督徒] 共有三千五百名成员, 散布在四大洲二十个国家。



Friday, August 27, 2010

4th Renewal of the Temporary Vows of Sr. Amy Sam

Sr. Amy Sam renewed her vows for another year to devote her whole life to the spreading of the Good News, according to the constitutions of the Sisters of the Infant Jesus. This commitment was made during the Eucharistic Celebration held on 23rd August 2010 at the Infant Jesus Sisters, Kg. Pasir. She renewed her vows joyfully and meaningfully in the presence of her IJ community and her family members. Fr. George Packiasamy was the main celebrant and Fr. Andrew Kooi con-celebrated this mass. She is so grateful to God for calling her in a very special way to serve Him and His people.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

St. Augustine Chapel Feast Day Triduum @ Titi, Jelebu - August 20 - 22, 2010

St. Augustine Chapel Feast Day Triduum at Titi, Jelebu was celebrated on August 20 - 22, 2010. This is because, on August 28, 2010, the actual St. Augustine feast day, the Archdiocesan Pastoral Assembly 2010 (APA) is being held in KL.

A crowd of about 160 faithful, consisting of parishioners and visitors from Melaka and Petaling Jaya attended the Sunday Mass in Mandarin on August 22 at 3 pm, followed by dinner at 5 pm. Masses on August 20 and 21 of the Triduum were attended primarily by the chapel parishioners, with 3 representatives from the Chinese community of Visitation Church, Seremban.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Launching of Visitation Church Restoration Fund Raising

The Visitation Church Restoration Fund Raising has been launched on 14 and 15 August 2010, during Sunset and Sunday Masses. The first project to be launched is the distribution of Children's Saving tins which will be held for 3 months. Catechism Children of 15 years and below were given savings tins, so that they could go about collecting money and/or putting some of their allowance into the tins.

Other upcoming projects are Fruit Cake sale and community-based projects which have the intention of bringing about unity and fellowship among parishioners.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Many years ago, thumbdrives used to have what is called a write-protect switch. What this does is when you push it to the lock position, you can read the contents of the thumbdrive but you cannot write or store anything into the thumbdrive. This is useful if you are going to use the thumbdrive on a computer other than your own, and you are not sure whether the computer is infected by malicious programs such as viruses.

Nowadays, such a write-protect switch is no longer available on most thumbdrives. Instead, software is used to write-protect the thumbdrive. However, such software is often activated only after the thumbdrive is detected on the computer. While the thumbdrive is being detected, viruses could still infect the thumbdrive.

To solve this problem, another way you could protect your "thumbdrive" from the possibility of being infected by viruses is to use a SD card and a SD card reader such as this one. SD cards generally have got a write-protect switch on it. The SD card reader is slim enough to look almost like a thumbdrive, so it can be easily carried around and plugged into the USB port of a computer.

When you want to save your data into the SD card, you need to push the switch to the top position. This means that the SD card is not locked.

Once you have saved your data into the SD card, you can push the switch into the locked position. This means that the SD card cannot be written on, that is, you cannot save any data into the SD card.

Then, put the SD card (while the switch is in the locked position) into the SD card reader. Using this method, you could open your files in the SD card on other computers without having to worry about the possibility of being infected by viruses.

As Catholics, we too have got a write-protect switch. Our write-protect switch is in the form of the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation. If we are regular in receiving the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation and are consistent in our prayer life, we receive God's Grace and "write-protect" our souls from being infected by the scourge of sin. Let us make every effort to "write-protect" our souls and maintain a good relationship with God and neighbour today.

Alpha Pilot Programme in Tamil

The Alpha Pilot Programme in Tamil was conducted at Visitation Church, Seremban on 7th and 8th August 2010. This was organised by the Tamil Apostolate and attended by 52 Tamil-speaking parishioners, commencing on Sat 7th morning and concluding on Sunday 8th with tea.

13 facilitators and presenters from Our Lady of Lourdes (OLL) Klang, headed by Mr & Mrs Sam and assisted by a team from Immaculate Conception Church, Port Dickson, facilitated this event. Rev. Dr. John Gnanapiragasam, parish priest of OLL and Director of Alpha (Asia Pacific region) is overall facilitator and advisor.

Participants were enthusiatic and about 40 volunteered to be in the Visitation Church Alpha Tamil core team.

Even though this was a Tamil-speaking event, Alpha service teams from the English and Mandarin speaking assisted in making this event a success. This shows how our parishioners are living up to the theme of being a Welcoming Parish.

The parish priest, Fr. George Packiasamy, expressed his sincere appreciation for all who participated and commited themselves to promote Alpha in Tamil. He also urged for on-going formation in other languages as well, not only in Tamil.