(18th October, Kuala Lumpur) The Congregation of the Disciples of the Lord (CDD) in the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, celebrated the 35th anniversary of the construction of the St. Ignatius Church. Archbishop Leow presided over a thanksgiving Mass, joined by the priests of CDD. Archbishop Leow expressed gratitude for the service and contributions of CDD Fathers in the archdiocese. He also reminded the parishioners to cherish the parish, as it is a home for everyone.
“Construction takes a long time and effort, but destruction can happen in an instant,” remarked Archbishop Leow.
During a retreat with the clergy of the archdiocese before this event, Archbishop Leow highlighted the lack of progress in global peace and noted significant setbacks. He emphasized that maintaining peace is one of the missions of Christians, as God has entrusted humanity with the responsibility of caring for the world. Therefore, Christians should be the light of the world and the salt of the earth, witnessing to influence the world towards greater peace.
The 35 years of the parish’s existence clearly illustrate its significance. With the aging of the parishioners and a decline in the number of young people, the community is reminded to remember and fulfill the vows of faith, loving God above all else.
(By Fr. Anthony Heng, CDD)