From the May 1 - 2, 2016 Diocesan Synod and the Peninsular Malaysia Pastoral Convention IV, held on October 2 - 5, 2016, the Diocese of Malacca Johore has opted for the following pastoral thrust:

Church as Communion of Families
for the year 2016-2020,
seeks to be Creative, Inclusive,
Bridge Building, Visionary & Missionary,
and to go forth as "disciples of Hope"


The Pastoral Focus for the next 5 years are:

  1. Deepening Faith (Fire Up the Embers) through Formations and Encounter Programmes.
  2. Building Believing Communities (Keep the Fire Burning) through Re-designing BECs approaches and offer alternatives.
  3. Awakening the Missionary Spirit (Light up Lives) through awareness that everything we do can be evangelistic opportunities.
  4. Adopt an E-approach Strategy in parishes, ministries, services and formations levels with the foundational components of the 4-Es: Emphasise the 4 components of Catholic Spirituality ie. ENCOUNTER, ENLIGHTNEMENT, EMPOWERMENT AND EVANGELISATION.

The Biblical Basis: Luke 4: 16-21

The Church in Peninsular Malaysia has just concluded the Fourth Peninsular Malaysian Pastoral Convention (PMPV IV) from the 2 – 5 October at Majodi Centre, Plentong, Johor after our respective Archdiocesan Pastoral Assembly and Diocesan Synods in May 2016.

After listening to the Word of God and from one another, guided by the Holy Spirit, the Archbishop and Bishops of the Church in Peninsular Malaysia release these Pastoral Statements, reflecting on the findings of the convention and shed light on how the Churches in Peninsular will move forward over the next decade.

You may download and read the statements here:

This prayer is to be said on the launching of the MJD Pastoral Thrust 2016-2020 on the 1st Sunday of Advent (27 November 2016) and throughout the year.


Come Holy Spirit,
Fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of Your Love.
Send forth your Spirit O Lord,
and they shall be re-created
and You shall renew the face of the Earth
(Glory be...)


Datanglah Roh Kudus,
Penuhi hati umatMu dan nyalakan dalam mereka api KasihMu.
Utuslah Roh KudusMu, Ya Tuhan,
maka mereka akan dicipta semula
dan Engkau akan memperbaharui muka bumi.


天主圣神, 请降临! 充满祢信众的心灵, 并以祢的爱火燃烧他们。
主啊! 求祢遣发的圣神, 他们就会重新被受造,
而祢将改变这个世界, 使其面貌焕然一新。