Friday, May 28, 2010

465th anniversary of St Francis Xavier's arrival in Melaka

In conjunction with the 465th anniversary of St Francis Xavier's arrival in Melaka (Malacca) and the District of Asia's Crusade for Vocations, there will be a pilgrimage to Melaka on June 12, 2010. Pilgrims will begin to walk starting from Ayer Salak's Church of St. Mary, ending with a Sung Mass of the Sacred Heart. Of course for those who are elderly or unable to walk the entire stretch, there will be cars accompanying the entire walk.

Date: Saturday, June 12, 2010
  • 5.00 am Meet at St Mary's Church, Ayer Salak
  • 5.30 am The 20 km walk begins (bring your own snack). We will have to walk in separate small groups for security and legal reasons. And we cannot walk on the road.
  • 10.00-10.30 am End of walk. Freshen up and prepare for mass. The venue is: The hall of the Association of Straits-Born Chinese of Malacca, JALAN TUN TAN CHENG LOCK (HEEREN ST), MELAKA, MALAYSIA.
  • 11.00 am Holy Mass
  • 12:30 pm Lunch at Makko Nyonya Restaurant (nearby)
  • 2.00 pm Conference by Fr Couture
  • 2.30 pm Proceed to St Paul's Hill
  • 4.00 pm End of Pilgrimage
The cost of the pilgrimage (venue booking, lunch) is RM40 to be paid on the day. Please arrange for your own transportation to/fro Melaka and/or accommodation if necessary.

Let us offer this pilgrimage to obtain some Malaysian and Singaporean vocations, in particular!

For further details, please contact District of Asia (email: district at, tel: +65 6459 0792, or Diana Lim (email: ecweediana at, tel: +603 6157 5976).

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Third Sunday after Pentecost

For June 13, 2010 which is the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, we are going to sing:
  1. Procession: O Jesus, In Thy Heart Divine
  2. Asperges me
  3. Introit: Respice in me
  4. Kyrie XI
  5. Gloria XI
  6. Gradual: Iacta cogitatum tuum
  7. Alleluia: Deus, iudex iustus
  8. Credo IV
  9. Offertory: Sperent in te omnes
  10. Offertory hymn: Cor Dulce, Cor Amabile
  11. Sanctus XI
  12. Agnus Dei XI
  13. Communion hymn: Da pacem, Domine (M. Franck)
  14. Communion: Dico vobis: Gaudium
  15. Recession: Firmly I Believe And Truly (tune: Halton Holgate)
Click on the links to hear samples where available.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Happy Ascension Thursday!

God has gone up amidst shouts of joy, the Lord to the sound of the trumpet, alleluia!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Bruckner's Tota pulchra es Maria

In honour of Our Lady in this month dedicated to her.