Saturday: Novena 6.00 p.m. ; Sunset Mass 6.30 p.m.
Monday through Thursday: Lauds 6.15 a.m.; Mass 6:30 a.m.
Friday: Mass 1.00 p.m.
Note: On All public holidays, weekday masses will be at 8.00 am.
The whitewashed exterior complemented by two spires makes it appealing from the distance. The Trimmed trees in front of the church give shades to mass goers who opt to stay outside. A small altar was place near the gate where worshippers can light their candles.
While the interior of the church shares the same paint with the exterior. Its high ceiling makes more air space for parishioners to breath. It is ventilated by electric and humongous industrial fans. A glass painted window are noticeable on the inner altar depicting Jesus Christ.
St. John Cathedral as a mother church of Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur located at the heart of the city draws people of different nationalities. Whenever we attend the mass here we felt like no foreigners. The usual crowd were Filipinos, Malaysian Chinese and Indians, Africans, Burmese, Vietnamese and several Caucasians. Any time of the year, a Tagalog mass is usually held at 10:30 AM mass in this church.
That’s why OFW’s attend the 10:30 AM Sunday Mass. Aside from hearing the Holy Eucharist it also a mini gathering of Filipinos who take their off’s on Sunday. You’ll never felt homesick when you meet our cheerful kababayans here.
One of the things why Filipinos frequently attend the mass here aside from the crowd. Are these turo-turo style make shift carenderia outside the church. When we run out of time to prepare our breakfast before attending the mass. We hurriedly go to this place and satisfied our gut with the viands of our choice. They sell almost every Filipino delicacies from Sinigang, Adobo, Dinuguan,Sisig, to Puto, Bibingka and Suman. Most of the vendors here were our hard working fellow Filipinos. Most likely it’s their weekend “raket” aside from their weekday jobs. We salute to these people of bringing and introducing our Filipino food to the Malaysian soil.
Whenever you visit KL and had spare time on Sunday, attend the said mass time at St. John Cathedral and get reconnected with our kababayan while enjoying our delectable Filipino food outside the church.
Sunday Mass Goers,
Sky and Summer