Kuching Archbishops, priests and religious send CNY greetings

Archbishop Emeritus Peter Chung (L), Archbishop Simon Poh (C) and Archbishop Emeritus John Ha (R). (File photo)

By Ivy Chai

KUCHING — The Year of the Ox 2021, will be remembered by Catholics as a year when they had to forgo the tradition of attending a Chinese New Year Thanksgiving Mass in Church, and having their New Year oranges blessed.

Except for live-streaming Masses, all Church services had been suspended since 13 January under the state’s COVID-19 CMCO.

Kuching Archbishop Simon Poh, Archbishops Emeriti Peter Chung and John Ha, together with the priests and religious wish all Catholics celebrating Chinese New Year a very blessed New Year, filled with the Lord’s blessing and protection for all families and friends.

May the Lord bless and keep you and your family.
May He let His face shine upon you and show you His mercy.
May He turn His countenance towards you and give you His Peace.
(Numbers 6:24-26)

Archbishop Simon Poh’s CNY Greetings

Archbishop Simon Poh has made available a prayer leaflet for use at the family reunion dinner, contributed by the Penang Island Mandarin Apostolate, as well as prayers for the household blessing of CNY oranges.

Click to view/download the household blessing of CNY oranges in English/Mandarin.

Click to view/download the prayer leaflet in Mandarin.


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