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Diocesan Priest of the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Diocesan Priest of the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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A Walkthrough the Mass at a Catholic Peninsular Malaysian Church - Summary
As a summary, to get an idea of the various postures during Mass, here is a table consisting of the various parts of the Mass and the posture to be observed. What happens before and after the Mass have been mentioned in the previous articles already, and so...
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A Walkthrough the Mass at a Catholic Peninsular Malaysian Church - Commissioning
Commissioning Finally it is time for us to take leave and go home. At Mass, we call this the Concluding Rite. We prepare to go back to that world in which we will live for the coming week. Prior to the Final Blessing by the priest, there may be some announc...
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A Walkthrough the Mass at a Catholic Peninsular Malaysian Church - Meal Sharing
Meal Sharing When the Liturgy of the Word is done, we move to the table. Just as we prepare and partake a meal in the home of a friend, we 1) set the table, 2) say grace and 3) share the food (we eat and drink). At Mass these ritual actions are called 1) th...
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A Walkthrough the Mass at a Catholic Peninsular Malaysian Church - Storytelling
Storytelling When we gather at a friend’s home for a meal, we usually begin with conversation, telling our stories or catching up with news. At Mass, after the rites of gathering, we sit down for the Liturgy of the Word, and listen as readings from the Word...
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A Walkthrough the Mass at a Catholic Peninsular Malaysian Church - Gathering
Introduction When friends gather for a meal, they sit and talk: Eventually they move to the table, say grace, pass the food and eat and drink, and finally take their leave and go home. When it comes to the Mass, we will see a similar pattern: we will see ri...
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A Walkthrough the Mass at a Catholic Peninsular Malaysian Church - Preliminaries
Foreword When you arrive at a Catholic church for Mass, what do you do? Some people may be familiar with the gestures, postures, protocol and other observances in a Catholic church, but there may be some who may have not step into a Catholic church before; ...
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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
Family members these days seem to be getting busier and busier with their own thing. Parents are busy with work, socialising with their friends, doing all sorts of errands, and other matters to attend to. Children are busy with school, college or university...
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Liturgical Colours: A Summary - The Rose
At the midpoint of Advent and Lent, rose vestments are traditionally worn as a sign of joy: Gaudete Sunday (the third Sunday of Advent) Laetare Sunday (the fourth Sunday of Lent) We rejoice at the midpoint because we are half-way through the preparation and...
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Liturgical Colours: A Summary - The Purple
Violet or purple is used during Advent and Lent as a sign of penance, sacrifice and preparation. Purple vestments may also be used for Masses of Christian Burial or Masses for the Dead. Some parishes use a different shade of purple to differentiate the (usu...
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Liturgical Colours: A Summary - The Green
Green symbolises hope and life, just as the hint of green on trees in early Spring arouses the hope of new life. Green is used during the liturgical season called Ordinary Time. This season focuses on the three-year period of our Lord’s public ministry, and...
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