ArchKL Chancery Notice: 20th Sept 2019

20th September 2019



Banns for Ordination
After having completed their ecclesiastical studies and after undergoing a period of discernment cum pastoral attachments and having submitted their applications pursuant to canon 1036, Friar Francis Go Sheau Peng, OFM Cap, and Friar Gilbert James, OFM Cap, have been accepted as candidates for the transitory diaconate by Reverend Father Michael Teng, OFM Cap, Custos of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM), Capuchin in Malaysia.

Friars Francis Go OFM Cap and Gilbert James OFM Cap are to be ordained to the Diaconate on the 7th of October 2019 at the Church of St Francis of Assisi, Cheras at 7 pm by His Grace, Most Reverend Archbishop Julian Leow, Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur.

Friar Francis Go OFM Cap hails from the Chapel of Mary, Mother of God in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, and Friar Gilbert James OFM Cap is from the Church of Holy Rosary, Papar, Sabah.

After their diaconal ordination, Friar Francis will be based in the Church of St Francis of Assisi, Cheras and Friar Gilbert will be assigned to the Diocese of Melaka-Johor.

Canon law obliges Catholics to reveal any impediment or circumstances that would prevent the above candidates from receiving Sacred Orders and should contact the Chancery or the Archbishop with such information as soon as possible.

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Let us offer prayerful support to both candidates as they prepare themselves for ministry and service to the People of God.

Father Michael Chua
Archdiocesan Chancery
528 Jalan Bukit Nanas
Kuala Lumpur