Following the official launching of the Penang Diocesan Lenten Campaign 2019 at the Parish of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Ipoh (OMPH) during the sunset mass and the Sunday morning masses on 09th and 10th March 2019 respectively, the Parish Human Development Committee (PHDC) of OMPH planned and organised three corporal works of mercy events for the Lenten season.
The first activity was an Organ and Blood Donation Day held on Sunday, 24th March 2019 from 8.00am to 1.00pm at the Parish Hall in collaboration with the Blood Transfusion Unit of Hospital Raja Perempuan Bainun, Ipoh where 37 parishioners responded to organ donation and 50 parishioners were qualified to donate blood while 46 persons were unqualified and rejected owing to a variety of reasons such as insufficient rest and sleep the night before, under medication and low blood platelet count.
Address: 19-21 Jalan La Salle, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia; Tel: (60) 5458220; Fax: (60) 5468 495.
Imageries: courtesy of PHDC.
PHDC would like to express their appreciation to all parishioners and well-wishers for the overwhelming response to the donation of foodstuffs during the Lenten season. These foodstuffs will be distributed in an organized manner to the needy and underprivileged families during PHDC’s monthly distribution of rations.
A big Thank you to all the generous Donors.
The second was a visit to an OMPH parishioner at Hospital Fatimah on Saturday, 30th March 2019. He was hospitalized as a result of an accidental fall in the church grounds while going to attend morning mass, resulting in a fractured upper thigh bone.The third was an outreach to the Kg. Sinju Orang Asli Settlement in Simpang Pulai, Perak on Sunday, 14th April 2019 (click here for page on Outreach).
(24 March 2019l)