Herald 10 August 2014 By Lucia Lai In November 2013, Pope Francis issued his Apostolic Exhortation called Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) which outlines the Pope’s vision for a missionary Church whose ‘doors should always be open’. The Penang Diocesan Pastoral Institute (PDPI) has embarked on a course to make Catholics better understand the document. There will be six sessions, each covering one chapter of the document, including the introduction. The speakers include PDPI’s director, Dr Steven Selvaraju, Bishop Sebastian Francis and Martin Jalleh. “The Joy of the Gospel has been described as a ‘remarkable and radical document’ filled with encouragement, challenges, explanationsRead More →

The Herald 30 June 2014 Nestled within the busy Penang Road, flanked by many hotels and popular eating places, stands the Catholic Pastoral Centre (CPC), which was officially opened on 7 June 2014. The Catholic Pastoral Centre (CPC) housed the Penang Diocesan Pastoral Institute (PDPI), The Lighthouse (under POHD), La Salle Learning Centre, St Joseph’s Home and Catholic Information Centre. Within the compound of CPC is the St Francis Xavier Church, which had been in existence for over a century. There is also the former parish house, which now, is the residence of Bishop Emeritus Antony Selvanayagam. CPC was officially opened by Bishop Sebastian FrancisRead More →

Click on the poster to download it on full-size   The Catholic Pastoral Centre (CPC) houses the Penang Diocesan Pastoral Institute (PDPI), Lighthouse, La Salle Learning Centre, St Joseph’s Home and Catholic Information Service. There are also dormitories at CPC, which are being managed by PDPI. The opening and blessing will be held at PDPI on 7 June (Saturday – public holiday of Agong’s birthday) at 10.0 0am, after which, all will be invited to visit the various centres/organisations located within the CPC till 1.00 pm. Light food and refreshments will be served. The invitation is open to all parishioners and people of goodwill. WeRead More →

1.  New photos of the latest formation added. (under ‘Programs/Formation) 2.  New photos of completed renovations, showing the dormitories on 1st floor and 2nd floor. (under ‘Renovations completed’) Please go to our photo gallery page to view the photos. Alternatively, if you scroll right to the bottom of our website, you can click on ‘flckr’ to view all our photos.Read More →

Dormitories coming up… On the first floor, there will be dormitories for male. One dormitory will have four double decker beds and 4 bathrooms. On the first floor, there will also be the seminar room,  media room, the library, and a room for facilitators. On the second floor, there will be dormitories for female. One dormitory will have 4 double decker beds and 4 bathrooms. The walls had been re-painted with shades of green colour. All renovation works will be expected to be completed by end of May 2014 and the opening ceremony will be held on 7 June 2014. The whole building will beRead More →