A day of outreach to the poor in the estates

At the Chapel of the Holy Infant Jesus in Kuala Selangor, the group met some 32 Catholic children from the estates for an hour long activity.

Malaysia
Aug 08 2014, 2:29 PM
A day of outreach to the poor in the estates
Estate workers of Sg Buloh region of Malaysia.

Catholics from several parishes in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur came together for a day of outreach to the poor among the mostly Tamil-speaking estate workers in Kuala Selangor, Bestari Jaya and Sg Buloh.

At the Chapel of the Holy Infant Jesus in Kuala Selangor, the group met some 32 Catholic children from the estates for an hour long activity. A short briefing in Tamil was given to them about Jesus as our Good Shepherd and the Church’s seven sacraments.

After Mass, all were feted to a lunch fellowship in the chapel grounds; before the group handed over educational stuff to the chapel's coordinators for distribution to the children.

At the Church of St Paul the Hermit in Bestari Jaya, the group met Father Edwin Paul, who gave a brief introduction about the parish and chapels under its jurisdiction. A small Love Offering was given to the parish of the Chaplet of Infant Jesus.

The group then went to the Tennamaram Estate where they prayed at the Chapel of St Anthony and visited the small Chapel of St Paul the Hermit, just across the main road.

At their final stop in Sg Buloh on their way back to KL, the group prayed at the Chapel of St Anthony in Coalfields Estate.

The group also distributed provisions to some poor families.

Source: Herald Malaysia

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