We come to the aid of migrants who are in need of assistance. Migrants comprises of both foreign workers, foreign maids, asylum seekers, refugees and also those who are considered “illegal” as a result of entering the country through unofficial channels. Expatriates are not considered migrants in this context. Migrants in Malaysia are perceived negatively by Malaysians at large. This is because of the negative press received as well as in some cases, personal experiences that have shaped our perception.
In our parish, we have migrants from the countries of Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Philippines.
Almost all of our migrant brothers and sisters are working in the country and are generally self-sufficient. Migrants who are in need of the church’s sacraments (baptism, confession, marriage, anointing of the sick, funerals) have access to our parish priest. In some cases, there are foreign visiting priests who are brought in by the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur to minister to the migrant community spiritual needs.
For their physical needs, the migrant ministry evaluates the cases and provides for their needs accordingly. The ministry works in collaboration with the Migrant Desk in AOHD (Archdiocesan Office for Human Development), the UNHCR as well as Migrant Ministries of other parishes to look into any cases that are brought to our attention.
We welcome anyone to join us in the ministry work. All is needed is an open mind, willing hands and a pair of listening ears.
- Fr Eugene Benedict was invited to say mass in Good Shepherd for the migrants during christmas season followed by fellowship and games. Click HERE For Album
- Josie Tay from the Migrant Desk of AOHD paid a visit to our parish migrant ministry. We had a fruitful dialogue to listen and find ways to be more mission oriented in our ministry. AOHD continues to offer us support & assistance whenever we need them. Click HERE For Album
- Easter home encounter to a migrant family in Pandan Indah area by the members of the migrant ministry. Members brought cakes and coffee and sat down to tea with Kee Moung and his family and listened to their stories.Click HERE For Album
- Wedding mass for our Myanmarese migrant conducted by a myanmarese priest Fr John LR in our parish in June 2017. Thereafter followed by reception in the church premise. Click HERE For Album
- Vitman, our Sri Lankan migrant who worked for our parish, received a notebook as a gift for his 10 yr old daughter. Vitman had a farewell dinner with us and left in June for home after his refugee status was revoked by UNHCR. Click HERE For Album
- Wedding mass celebrated by Fr Christopher for our Myanmarese migrants in our parish in June 2017. Confession was given to the couple prior to the wedding mass. Click HERE For Album