PENITENTIAL SERVICES FOR LENT 2020 (Bishop's Circular No: BP/2019/040)

The Malacca Johor Diocese (MJD) will adhere to the "lnstruction regarding Sacrament of Penance/Reconciliation with General Absolution, Lent 2020" issued by Archbishop John Wong of the Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu, dated 22 February 2020.

Date: 24th February 2020

Bishop's Circular No: BP/2019/040

To All Clergy, Religious and Lay Faithful of MJD.

Re: PENITENTIAL SERVICES FOR LENT 2020

  1. The Malacca Johor Diocese (MJD) will adhere to the "lnstruction regarding Sacrament of Penance/Reconciliation with General Absolution, Lent 2020" issued by Archbishop John Wong of the Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu, dated 22 February 2020. (See copy attached).
  2. To avoid contact and transmission of the possible COVID-19, please take the following steps:
    1. Penitential Services date and time remain as planned and announced.
    2. Penitential Service continues [with full liturgy of the Word (2 Readings); homily, examination of conscience, act of contrition, common penance to be fulfilled, general absolution to all present.]
    3. For those who have committed grave sin, individual confession recommended in their own parish at the appropriate set times. (Have a set confession time in each parish.)
  3. Please walk the extra mile in these times of stress, Lent and sacrifice.

Together Building His Kingdom,
+ Rt. Rev Bernard Paul, DD
Bishop of Malacca Johore Diocese

Encls: Instruction regarding Sacrament of Penance/Reconciliation with General Absolution, Lent 2020 (Archdiocese Kota Kinabalu) dated 22 February 2020.

BBP_2019_040 Archdioces of KK Circular