BASIC DRESSING AND DECORUM IN THE CHURCH
Please take PRIDE IN DRESSING for the MASS. You should GIVE the BEST to the LORD, be it dressing, time or attitude.
- NO wearing of short pants or sleeveless singlets!
- STOP using hand-phones during the mass. If there is an URGENT call to make, gently exit. Please be sensitive to those who are praying!
- NO playing of Ipad, smart-phones or tablets during Mass.
- NO eating of sweets or other things in the Church UNLESS you have medical condition.
Let us not lose our sense of sacredness. Parents, make sure your children adhere to the following decorum!
REMAINS OF CREMATED BODIES
All remains of cremated bodies ARE NOT allowed
- to be disposed or
- put into the river or sea or
- divided between families or
- put in your homes or
- make ornaments from their bone remains.
This is an act of DEFIANCE against the Catholic faith and is not a Catholic practice. The remains should be KEPT at the columbarium or be buried in the cemetery (NOT in your garden).
In view of the belief in the resurrection of the body. If there should be any cases of defiant of faith, funeral rights may be DENIED.
Those who have LEFT the CATHOLIC CHURCH for the sake of joining Christians of the other denominations or embracing a different religion have, by the very act of leaving the Church, LOST their Catholic rights.
For the next 5 years, the Catholic Cemetery in Tambun is managed by Our Mother of Perpetual Help (OMPH) Church. If there should be any funeral here in this parish, you should contact immediately the Parish Office (LOURDES IPOH) for MASS arrangement. Thereafter, you should contact OMPH Church immediately for BURIAL arrangement during office hour or Thomas Gee [012-5182818] after office hours.
BURIAL PLOTS AT TAMBUN CEMETERY
There are about 1,000 plots still available in Tambun Cemetery which may last for 10 years. While looking for other alternatives, we would like to encourage our parishioners to make niches on the burial plots of parents or grandparents so that we can elongate its use. In fact, you can make 6 niches on each plot. Please consider.
CHAPEL BUILDING PROJECTS
Ceiling limits of each Chapel building (CTK/AV) has been set at RM 1.2 million. Though the project can be cheaper than estimation, it cannot begin without reaching the 80% of the cost in the bank account. In this case, our each chapel project should have AT LEAST RM960,000.00 for us to start building. This is Penang Diocese Policy. There is no such thing as: "You start the project, we will contribute later!!!!" If we have money we build, otherwise we wait until we procure it!!