Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is located in the town of Kulim in Kedah. It is one of the few prominent Catholic Churches in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia which was built in 1957, the year of the country’s independence.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus was originally located in Pagar Teras and only moved to Kulim in 1948. It would then take 9 years before the church was fully built and opened its doors. The church’s growth came under the strong faith and leadership of Fr Marcel Selier. Since then, the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus has grown by leaps and bounds under the guidance of several priests to the present day who have expanded the congregation to a wide network of families and communities.

The church underwent several periods of hardships especially during the state of emergency of Malaya which saw Fr Selier moving around different places in the state and a short time back in France before returning to Kulim, the place he passed away and buried near the location of the original church at Pagar Teras.

The Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus organizes various types of programmes and activities for the parishioners who come here for support and devotion. This includes bible classes, camps and other events which help to strengthen their faith in their walk with the Lord as well as to provide the avenue for fellowship and gathering.

As a congregation, The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus plays an integral role for the people around the vicinity. Each Saturday, the Novena of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in English Language is held between 5.00 to 5.30pm followed by the Mass service in English. Rosary in Chinese starts at 7.00pm until 7.30pm followed by the Chinese mass until 8.45pm.

On the first, second and fourth Sundays meanwhile, Mass in Chinese is held at the Machang Bubok Chapel from 8.30am onwards. Liturgy service is held on the third Sunday of the month while for those who speak Tamil, the mass is held on Sundays from 7.00 to 8.15pm.


Name: Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Address: No 329, Jalan Tunku Mohd Asaad,
09000 Kulim, Kedah

Author: sheila Lee

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