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).

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