​​Church of Our Mother of Perpetual Help,

Ipoh, Malaysia

Ordo (Liturgical Calendar) - Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur

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Mass Readings 

"It is not the actual physical exertion that counts towards one’s progress, nor the nature of the task, but by the spirit of faith with which it is undertaken.”

​​​​Address: Church: 1 Jalan Serindik; Redemptorists Community: 19-21 Jalan la Salle; 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia; Tel: (60) 05 5458220; Email: omphip@gmail.com; FaceBook: https://m.facebook.com/OMPHipoh/

Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent (from, "ad-venire" in Latin or "to come to") is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays), that leads up to the celebration of Christmas. Advent 2022 began on Sunday, 27 November, and ends on Saturday, 24 December.

3 December 2022, St. Francis Xavier, Priest, feast; Lit Colour: White.

  • 1st Reading: 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23; Responsorial Psalm: Ps 116:1-2; Gospel: Mk 16:15-20.
  • Audio of Readings (Feral).​​​​​​​​
  • Prayer for Living: pg 4-5: "God continues to call​​ ".​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 "With Him there is Plentiful Redemption."
Psalm 130:7

2 December 2022, Thursday, 1st Week of Advent; Lit Colour: Purple.

  • 1st Reading: Is 26:1-6; Responsorial Psalm: Ps 117:1, 8, 9, 19-21, 25-27; Gospel: Mt 7:21:24-27.
  • Audio of Readings above.​​​​​​​​
  • Prayer for Living: pg 3-4: "Eyes of faith​​ ".​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

4 December 2022, Second Sunday of Advent; Lit Colour: Purple.

  • 1st Reading: Is 11:1-10; Responsorial Psalm: Ps 71:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; 2nd Reading: Rom 15:4-9; Gospel: Mt 3:1-12.
  • Audio of Readings.​​​​​​​​
  • Prayer for Living: pg 5-7: "Repent and prepare the way for the Lord​​ ".​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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Advent: Advent marks the start of a season of preparation that looks forward to the celebration of Christmas and the second coming of Christ. It is a time of reflection in preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ—we remember how our Savior humbled Himself to be born as a baby and live among those He would save. We remember the perfect life He lived doing the will of His Father, His sacrificial death on the cross, and how He was raised from the dead three days later, having paid the penalty in order to save all who would believe. Christians remember Jesus' promise to return again one day and restore everything fully. This season invokes feelings of expectation and hope! The word Advent comes from the Latin adventus, meaning “arrival” or “coming” from the word advenire (ad- “to” venire “come”). Advent is a reminder of how the Jewish people waited for the Messiah and how Christians wait for the second coming of Christ, today.

​Advent also marks the start of the new liturgical year, and it always begins on Advent Sunday, which is the fourth Sunday before Christmas day.

The themes for the 4 Sundays of Advent are Hope (Week 1), Love (Week 2), Joy (Week 3) and Peace (Week 4).