Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church,

Ipoh, Malaysia

Easter Season: the fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday together comprise what the General Instruction terms "the great Sunday". The feast of Pentecost now concludes the Easter season and the week between Ascension and Pentecost should be a time of preparation and expectation for the coming of the Spirit.

(Ref. "Catholic Culture"). ​

Recommended reading "Paracleate" by Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Ph.D., in Catholic Exchange, 19 May 2017.

The Catholic Church assigns one date out of the year for each and every canonized saint — known as the saint’s feast day. The saints are remembered on their individual feast days with special mention, prayers, and possibly a scripture reading.(1) The Catholic Holy Days of Obligation are our most important feast days. They are the principal liturgical feasts that honor the mysteries of the Lord, the Virgin Mary, and the saints.(2) 

​The Liturgical Year (=Christian Year or Church Year) for 2016-2017 (Year A) commenced on 27th November 2016 with the 1st Sunday of Advent and ends on 2nd December 2017,  the Saturday of Week 34 in Ordinary Time. The Holy Days of Obligation for Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei are: Christmas Day (Sunday, 25 December), Ascension of the Lord (Thursday, 25 May), Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Tuesday, 15 August), All Saints' Day (Wednesday, 1 November), and all Sundays.(3)

In 1866, Pope Pius IX entrusted the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help to the Redemptorists with the mission to "Make her known" throughout the world. Today, the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual is known throughout the world with millions of devotees, praying and celebrating with Mary, God's  outpouring  of  abundant  graces  and unconditional love. Click here to visit the official website on the 150th Anniversary.

Redemptorist memorials due: a) Memorial of 4 Redemptorist Ukraine Martyrs [Bl. Mykolay (Nicholas) Charnetskyi, 1884-1959; Bl. Zynoviy Kovalyk, 1903-1941; Bl. Vasyl Vsevolod Velychkovskyi, 1903-1973; Bl. Ivan Ziatyk, 1899 -1952]; 28 June; b) Memorial of Bl. Sarnelli on 30 June;

"The upright rejoice in the presence of God, delighted and crying out for joy."

Psalms 68:3

Make Her Known

References: (1) For Dummies, What is a Catholic Feast Day?: <http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/what-is-a-catholic-feast-day.html>; (2) beginningCatholic.com, Catholic Holy Days of Obligation: <http://www.beginningcatholic.com/catholic-holy-days-of-obligation.html>; (3) Ordo, pg xiv.

Address: 19-21 Jalan La Salle, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia; Tel: (61) 5458220

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