Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
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Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Klang
3°02′14″N 101°26′40″E / 3.037327°N 101.444405°E / 3.037327; 101.444405 (Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Klang)
LocationJalan Tengku Kelana, Klang
CountryMalaysia
DenominationRoman Catholic
Websitehttp://ollklang.org/
History
StatusActive
Architecture
Architectural typeGothic Revival
Years built1928[1]
Administration
ArchdioceseRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur
Clergy
ArchbishopMost Reverend Julian Leow Beng Kim

The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (OLL) is a church located at Jalan Tengku Kelana, Klang, Malaysia. Built in 1928, the current parish priest is Rev Fr Gregory Chan assisted by Rev Fr Ferdinand Magimay. The Church had celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2008 after the church building had undergone restoration. Additionally, a new four-storey formation centre, named Wisma Lourdes, had been added to the church's complex in order to meet the increasing number of students and classes needed for Sunday School. Wisma Lourdes also houses the parochial house. Adjacent to the church is the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, which had also been built by 1928 for the Sisters of the Infant Jesus who conducted a school in Kuala Lumper - Convent Bukit Nanas - and were keen to conduct a similar private missionary school for girls in Klang.[2]

The interior of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes Klang.
The interior of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes Klang.

Attractions

Glass panes believed to show the Virgin Mary image (left) and the face of Jesus (right).
Glass panes believed to show the Virgin Mary image (left) and the face of Jesus (right).

Annual Feast Day

The annual novena feast celebration of Our Lady of Lourdes tend to attract thousands of Catholic pilgrims to the church.[3]

Relic of St Maria Goretti

On 8 February 2015, a first-class relic of St Maria Goretti was placed by Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, Julian Leow within the altar of the Church and was witnessed by 1,300 congregants.[4][5]

Glass Panes Depicting the image of the Virgin Mary

In 2012, two glass panes believed to showcase images of the Virgin Mary and the face of Jesus were moved to the Church from the Sime Darby Medical Centre in Subang Jaya.[6] These panes are available for viewing from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Archbishop Julian's Public Schedule".
  2. ^ Chin, Kon Yit; Chen, Voon Fee (2003). Landmarks of Selangor. ISBN 9789814068789. Retrieved 16 December 2021.
  3. ^ EDWARD RAJENDRA (4 February 2015). "Holy feast, prayers to draw thousands". The Star (Malaysia).
  4. ^ FMT Reporters (9 February 2015). "Relic of St Maria Goretti now housed in Klang Church's altar". Free Malaysia Today. Archived from the original on 16 January 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  5. ^ VANESSA EE-LYN GOMES (9 February 2015). "Rare placement of relic witnessed by thousands". Malay Mail.
  6. ^ EILEEN NG (21 November 2012). "'Virgin Mary' glass panes moved to Klang". The Star Online.
  7. ^ Ida Lim (20 November 2012). "Virgin Mary' window removed and given to Catholic Church". The Malaysia Insider. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2020.