Formation Materials

Upcoming formations:

Bishop’s Easter Greeting

Feast Day

Days of Fast and Abstinence

Fast and Abstinence

Come to this workshop on ‘HOPE IN THE CLIMATE CRISIS’

17 March (Sat) and 18 March (Sun) 2018 at Catholic Diocesan Centre (Ground Floor)

Workshop Details

A Christmas Note From Pope Francis

“Christmas is usually a noisy party: we could use a bit of silence, to hear the voice of Love.”

A Christmas Note From Pope Francis

Dissolution of Parish Pastoral Council of the year 2014 to 2017

It has been 3 years since PPC is formed and according to the Constitution of PPC by Diocese, we have to carry out fresh elections.  Therefore, the PPC is dissolved as of 18 June 2017 and elections for BEC, Ministries and PPC will be carried out as per attached letter by Fr. Martin.

Dissolution of Parish Pastoral Council of the year 2014 to 2017

51st World Communications Day

World Communications Day 2017 is celebrated on Sunday 28 May. The theme is ‘Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time’ and its inspiration comes from Scripture – Isaiah 43:5 “Fear not, for I am with you.”

World Communication Day – Message
World Communication Day – Poster

CHOICE Tamil Weekend 26 (CTPG 26)

The Penang Tamil CHOICE will be organizing a weekend for the Tamil speaking single adults.
Dates & Time: 9th Mar, Thur (7pm) – 12th Mar, Sun (5pm)
Venue: Church of Sts Chastan & Imbert, Chai Leng Park, Perai

Closing date for registration: 28 February.
Registration form as per attach. Or you can obtain from the parish office.
​For more info, kindly contact:
– Eloise Lawrence (011-2339 2669)​
– Danny (011-2425 0780)

Registration Form CTPG 26
Leave Form CTPG 26

PSDC Skills Certificate Course

Program supported by the POHD (Penang Office for Human Development) and managed by the Ministry of the Poor through the Lightworks.

This is for youth who have completed and passed their SPM examination, and is targeted for students who are facing with financial difficulties in furthering their studies to pursue courses. Courses will be conducted by PSDC and successful candidates will be enrolled into a 6-month certificate course, and given a monthly allowance or scholarship by PSDC. Upon completion, they will be offered employment in the related field, or can choose to further studies.

Intake: Begin in April 2017

Phone: +604-263 8842/3842Email:

PSDC Skills Certificate Course Detail

Natural Fertility Awareness Service of Malaysia

Invite you to Billings Ovulation Method (BOM) Training Course.
Date: 3-Feb to 5-Feb 2017
Time: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Registration Fee: RM250/RM200 (stay/non-stay)

Contact: Dr. John Wong (016-4220284), Dr. Calvin Dinash (012-2919086) and Santhana Mary (012-5772506)

NFA program details

Sign up application form

Daily Advent Reflections

Bishop Robert Barron’s daily Advent reflections are now read by over 275,000 people each day. When you sign up, you can choose to receive the reflections in English or Spanish. Bishop Barron will then send you a new reflection each day during Advent. You’ll also receive exclusive videos, special discounts, and a chance to win free DVDs, CDs, books, and more from Bishop Barron.

Live Streaming For The Year Of Mercy Closing Mass

Church of Divine Mercy, Sg Ara on 12th November 2016 at 5.30pm
Church of St.Anne Bukit Mertajam on 19th November 2016 at 6.00pm.

Both Masses will be celebrated by Rt. Rev. Sebastian Francis DD, Bishop of Penang.

Follow the live-streaming on:

The Musical Comedy Second to NUN!

Want to raise money for your church or group? …or just wan to have a fun evening with friends?

For more information, Contact: 04-2611309, Skype: gardnerandwife, Facebook: GardnerWifeTheatre & Twitter: GnWTheatre

Sign up application form

Mercy Action In 40 Days Of Lent And Up Coming Mass

In this 40 days of Lent you are asked to complete at least ONE petition of each of the 14 Works of Mercy. IF you had fulfilled corresponding to your Work of Mercy, get the stamp in the Garden of Mercy at CDM for signifying you had completed.

Mass details for Easter Triduum and Divine Mercy Feast on 24/Mar/16 to 3/Apr/16.

Mercy Action Checklist & Mass Details (English)

Mercy Action Checklist & Mass Details (Bahasa)

A Summary Of Mass Details (English)


The Prodigal Son

20th – 21st Feb 2016

A 2-day retreat in preparation of Lent by Dr Jeffrey Goh, Ms Angie Goh & Archbishop John Ha

The Prodigal Son registration form


Certificate – Integral Theological Studies


Sessions: Twice per month on Saturdays from 9am – 1pm at PDPI, Jalan Penang (from Mar – Dec 2016).

Registration form & brochure available from the parish office – 604-2611350

Closing date: 7 Mar. For more info, contact 04-2611309

Integral Theological Studies registration form


Merciful Listener (May 7&8) and Prayer Guide Training (May 9&10)

This is a hands-on 2-day course for those may have be considering if they are called to pastoral care, counselling to walk with others in prayer. Participants will learn basic listening skills & some different ways of praying; it will be 50% input & 50% practicum in pairs and in triads. Shall be conducted bilingual in English & Mandarin.


Personally Guided Retreats ONLINE and on-site

We are each invited into a personal relationship with God who made us uniquely. With one-on-one spiritual guidance, let us make time to listen more deeply to God & to our own inner voices. And for those who are unable to come and do a retreat in person, you may want to consider an ONLINE retreat through Skype or Gmail Hangout – eg. those who are homebound, lives outstation/overseas, etc. Available in English, Cantonese, Mandarin & Bahasa.

For dates and more info, please check website & email Nita Ng at to register.