I) Video on Launching in churches of Diocese of Penang

F) Highlights from Video 

D) Text of Pastoral Letter

C) Video on Launching Mass

A) Synod Poster

Read Bishop's Pastoral Letter dated 17 October 2021: click here.

E) Summary Video on Synod 

G) Prayer to the Holy Spirit

B) Poster on Launching Mass

H) Video in Tamil 

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Synod 2021-2023

For a synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission

​​Church of Our Mother of Perpetual Help,

Ipoh, Malaysia


We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.


With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts; Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.


We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.

Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.


Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.


All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.

J) Ten themes of the Synod

  • THE JOURNEYING COMPANIONS: In the Church and in society, we are journeying on the same road. 
  • LISTENING: Listening is the first step. We need to have an open mind and heart, and be without prejudice. 
  • SPEAKING OUT: All are invited to speak with courage and parrhesia (speaking candidly), that is, integration of freedom, truth, and charity. 
  • CELEBRATION: “Journeying together” is only possible if it is based on communal listening to the Word and the celebration of the Eucharist. 
  • CO-RESPONSIBILITY IN THE MISSION: Synodality (involvement and participation) is at the service of the Church’s mission, in which all her members are called to participate.
  • DIALOGUE IN CHURCH AND SOCIETY: Dialogue is a path of perseverance that also includes silences and sufferings, but which is capable of gathering the experience of persons and peoples. 
  • WITH THE OTHER CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS: The dialogue between Christians of different confessions, united by one baptism, has a special place in the synodal journey. 
  • AUTHORITY AND PARTICIPATION: A synodal Church is one that is a participatory and co-responsible Church.
  • DISCERNING AND DECIDING: In a synodal style, decisions are made through discernment, based on a consensus that flows from the common obedience to the Spirit. 
  • FORMING OURSELVES IN SYNODALITY: The spirituality of journeying together is an educational principle for the formation of the human person and of the Christian, of the families, and of the communities.

​(from "Synod 2021-2023")