Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, Ipoh, Malaysia

​​​​​​Sunday's Reflection:

Novena Devotion Online Broadcast:

  • Click here for the past 4 broadcasts;
  • Next live broadcast: 9.00am, Sat 30 May.

Pentecost Vigil Mass:

Pentecost Sunday:

  • 31 May.

Live Broadcast of Masses:

Other developments:​​

  • E-forms for Novena Petitions and Thanksgiving Letters are now available on this "Novena Petition" page for electronic transmittal of the Petition or Thanksgiving Letter.
  • The HERALD e-paper is available on: <http://www.heraldmalaysia.com>
  • Latest e-books: see images below and click on them to access.

4) Pastoral Letter from Assistant Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Philip Lai, C.Ss.R.

Pope Francis held his weekly General Audience on 27 May 2020 during Laudato Si’ Week, and reflected on the mystery of Creation and how it opens us up to prayer. Visit this page for details <https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-05/pope-francis-general-audience-mystery-creation-opens-prayer.html>. For the Pope's past 2 talks (on 6 and 13 May), click here.

​​General Announcements 


  • In strict compliance to the Movement Control Order, the churches, chapels,  prayer rooms (where applicable) including the Shrine of St. Anne, Bukit Mertajam will be entirely closed  during the period of restriction  from 18 – 31 March, 2020.  From (25/3/2020), Movement  Control Order (MCO) extended till 14 April, 2020. From 15/4/2020, MCO extended till  28 April, 2020.  MCO extension continues  from  12 May, 2020 till 9 June 2020. 

  • Effective from 4 of May, 2020; the main gate of the church will remain closed and only  Individuals (not in groups)
     who have a special and urgent reason to see the priest or office staff must first  make a proir appointment before  the visit.  As far as possible, if the matter could be  handled by avoiding any physical contact, alternative means of communication should be used – telephone call, email. 

  • Visitors with prior appointments should have their  hand sanitized and should be masked.  Contact details of visitors  will be recorded for the purpose of contact tracing.


  • ​These guidelines may be revised from time to time in line with updates and additional SOPs issued by the authorities.

OMPH Ipoh: Home Page 

3) Archbishop Julian Leow on concerns for rapid reopening of churches in Malaysia

The Pope's Prayer Intentions for May 2020:

"EVANGELISATION: For Deacons - We pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church."

New Series of Catechisis by Pope:

COVID-19 Matters

2) Funeral service

  • Funeral Service is allowed with the immediate family following  the necessary permission by the  Ministry of Health, Local police station. Contact the parish priest for funerals  at 05 5458220.

Make Her Known


​​​Holy Father's Message for May 2020:​​​​

List of Pastoral Letters, Diocese Notices and Parish Letters issued to-date regarding Covid-19 matters:
112 March 2020Ref. NA
Suspension of Masses and Other Public Gatherings of the Faithful in the face of the Covid-19 Pandemic
217 March 2020Ref. PKK/BDN/2020/03/026
Movement Control Order in the Diocese of Penang
317 March 2020Ref. PKK/BDN/2020/03/027
New Developments on Movement Control Order Implementation in the Diocese of Penang
419 March 2020Ref: Letter to Parishioners (#01)
Letter to Parishioners by Parish Priest
519 March 2020Ref: Solemnity of St. Joseph
Bishop's Message for the Diocese of Penang
619 March 2020Ref: PKK/CHN/2020/03/010 
Chancery Notice: 010 Suspension of all Masses including Funeral Mass 
725 March 2020Ref: NA
Report in FMT (Free Malaysia Today), 25 Mar 2020
825 March 2020Ref: Archdiocese of KL
Pastoral Letter From The Catholic Bishops Of Malaysia In View Of The Extension Of The Movement Control Order 
925 March 2020Ref: Letter to Parishioners (#02)
Letter to Parishioners by Parish Priest (#02)
1031 March 2020Ref: PKK/BDN/2020/03/027
Pastoral Letter on Holy Week 2020 for the People of God in the Diocese of Penang: in English; Bahasa Malaysia; Mandarin; Tamil
1131 March 2020Ref: Diocese of Penang
Holy Week Kit 2020: English; Bahasa Malaysia; Mandarin; Tamil
124 April 2020Ref: NA
Letter to Parishioners by Parish Priest (#03)
139 April 2020Ref: Easter Message 2020
Letter to Parishioners by Parish Priest (#04)
1411 April 2020Ref: URL https://youtu.be/HSeC6yV4Tc8
Video to Parishioners by Parish Priest (#01)
1521 April 2020Ref: PKK/BDN/2020/04/037
Pastoral Letter from Bishop of Penang to dear Catechumens; in English, Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil.
1622 April 2020Ref: Catechetical Ministry during LOCKDOWN
Letter from Penang Diocesan Catechetical Commission
1729 April 2020Ref: NA
Letter to Parishioners by Parish Priest (#05)
1831 May 2020Ref: NA
Letter to Parishioners by Assistant Parish Priest (#01)

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​​Address: 19-21 Jalan La Salle, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia; Tel: (60) 05 5458220