From the desk of the Parish Priest
Greetings of Peace, Joy and Love,
Currently, we are preparing for our annual parish feast, the Feast of St. Jude Thaddeus. This year our Novena Masses are from Friday, 19th. to Sunday, 28th. October, 2018. The feast programme can be found under the heading ‘EVENTS’ in this webpage.
The themes for the Novena Masses this year are reflected from Pope Francis’ “Gaudete Et Exsultate” (Rejoice and Be Glad) which is his third apostolic exhortation “on the call to holiness in today’s world”. It addresses the universal call to holiness, with a focus “to repropose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time”. The themes and readings will help us explore how “holiness” is something that can be pursued within the context of our daily lives and how the missionary life of holiness, to which we are all called to, is a constant battle with the devil’s temptation.
The parish, after a long time delay in realizing the building of the new church, has overcome several obstacles and have finally come up with a new detailed plan for the church. We are now in the process of applying for the development order from the relevant government authorities. We hope to obtain the development order approved and begin the process for building the church by April 2019. The amount to put up the building is approximately between RM18 million and RM20 million. Financially, we have raised about RM5 million and the rest is still in your hands. At the present moment, we are not able to determine how much we really need to raise as we have not come to that stage. As we are now connected through this webpage, we will keep you informed and updated regularly.
While we are in the process of building the physical new church, we are also working towards the building of the spiritual church.
As the present parish priest, I must say that the Church of St. Jude Thaddeus, Rawang, is a warm, friendly and hospitable parish. As such, feel free to visit us or make a pilgrimage to our parish any time of the year. We will, within our means, organise something that will be spiritually enhancing and memorable for you.
Wishing you and your family the Peace, Joy and Love of Christ.
Inspiring Hope, Faith and Mercy.
Fr. David Arulanatham