CHARITY EVENT (Bishop's Circular BP/2018/016)


To All Clergy, Religious and Lay Faithful of Malacca Johore Diocese,

CHARITY EVENT on Saturday, 7th July 2018 @ Ponderosa Golf & Country Club

Love, Peace and Joy of the Risen Christ be with you! Alleluia!
Every Easter season we distribute Easter eggs to many people and we greet each other Happy Easter!  It will be an empty gesture if this new life of Christ is not offered and shared with others, especially non-Christians.  The world needs Christ as Christ brings true Love, Peace and Joy into the world. 

If there is no Love, there will be anger and hatred.
If there is no Peace, there will be fear.
If there is no Joy, there will be sadness and despair.

Hence, our diocese is organising a joint charity event with Ponderosa Golf & Country Club under the Diocesan Evangelical Commission headed by Fr Moses Yap OFM and coordinated by the Evangelical Concert committee headed by Christine Honey Lee.


  1. To instil family bonding and healthy lifestyle through outdoor activities.
  2. For non-Christians to experience love, peace and joy of Christ through the Christian community and to develop a stronger interest in Him.
  3. To allow our hearts to care for the poor and lonely in Christ by raising RM100,000.00 for:
    1. Persatuan Kebajikan Sinar Harapan (Hope Garden Autism Home) in Johor Bahru;
    2. Graceville Old Folks Home in Plentong, Masai; and
    3. Berkat Children’s Home in Johor Bahru.


PART 1: 

 “Walk for Unity” - 4km Family Fun Walk @ Ponderosa GCC, JB. Time: 7.30am-9.30am.
Tickets @ RM30.00 [Adults], RM20.00 [Children 7-13], Free for children age 6 and below.
TARGET:  2,000 participants.
Carnival Sales / Food Sales/Children Colouring Contest. Time: 7.30am-12pm.


“Charity Dinner” - Time: 7pm-9pm. Venue: Ponderosa GCC, JB.
Tickets priced @ RM150.00 p.p or RM1,500.00 per table.
Guests will be treated to a variety of performances.
Featuring Art Exhibition by children from Hope Garden Autism Home and a Korean artist from 6.00pm onwards.

What YOU can do to help?

  1. As Parish Priests/Administrators/Parish Secretaries/Clerks:
    • South Johor Parish Priests to encourage all their parish ministries/apostolates to TAKE ACTIVE PART in the events and to make announcements at masses from 21 April to 5 July 2018.
    • To allow banners/posters to be put up at church’s premises and make announcements in bulletins from 21 April to 5 July 2018.
    • South Johor Parish Offices to assist in collection of registrations and fund collections from 21 April to 5 July 2018.
  2. As Parishioners/Individuals/Groups:
    • To TAKE PART and encourage others (Christians & non-Christians) to take part in the above events.
    • To ASSIST to get sponsorships, donations, contributions in-kind, etc.
    • To volunteer to promote the Family Fun Walk at their churches after every mass from 21 April to 5 July 2018.

I APPEAL to all of you for your PRAYERS and ACTIVE PARTICIPATION in this joint effort Charity Event between the Catholic Churches in South Johor and Ponderosa GCC in Johor Bahru, for it is through OUR CONCRETE ACTIONS that we make CHRIST Real and Alive for others.

For further details and enquiries, please contact the following committee members:

1. Ms. Christine Honey Lee 010-6644888
2. Ms. Patricia Ong 012-7230363
3. Mr. Christopher Liew 012-7288126
4. Ms. Michelle Ng 010-2486136
5. Ms. Frances Oh 011-21781536
6. Mr. Lawrence Law 019-7728873

Thank you.

Together Building His Kingdom,

+ Rt. Rev. Bernard Paul, DD
Bishop of Malacca Johore Diocese

DOWNLOAD: Walk For Unity Registration Form

Walk For Unity Bishop's Circular BP/2018/016 Bishop's Circular BP/2018/016