About Us



Vision of the Diocese of Penang

  • A Vision of a Church led by the Holy Spirit to bring the Mission of Jesus Christ to its completion and perfection (cf. Eph 2:21-22)
  • A Vision of a Church that witnesses to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ who is alive in the Church today (cf. Acts 4:33)
  • A Vision of a Church that is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic (cf. Nicene Creed)
  • A Vision of a Church that carries Her daily cross and follows Christ (cf. Mt. 16:24)
  • A Vision of a Church that remains faithful to its Lord and Master in persecution (cf. 1 Pt 4:12-14)
  • A Vision of a Church that is creative and inclusive, founded on the Beatitudes and the Last Judgement (cf. Mt 5:1-12; Mt. 25:31-46)
  • A Vision of a Church that is nourished by God’s Word, the Sacraments and community living as a preparation for Mission and Communion (cf. Mk 14:22-25)
  • A Vision of a Church where Her hierarchical and charismatic gifts, institutions, structures and resources are at the service of the Kingdom and the Mission of Evangelization (cf. Mt 10:1-8)
  • A Vision of a Church that is overflowing with the Joy of the Gospel and the Mercy of the Father reflected on the Face of Jesus Christ (cf. Jubilee Year of Mercy 2016)
  • A Vision of a Church where our sons and daughters will prophesy, our elders will dream dreams and our youth will see visions. (cf. Joel 2:28)
  • A Vision of a Church that is open to all vocations because of a plentiful harvest (cf. Lk 10:2)
  • A Vision of a Church, as Bride crying out with the Holy Spirit, “Maranatha ... Come, Lord Jesus” (cf. Revelation 22:17)


Vicar General
Vicar General
Vice Chancellor /
Associate Judicial Vicar (Tribunal)
Episcopal Vicar for Consecrated Men & Women
Episcopal Vicar for Permanent Deacons
Diocesan Pastoral Animating Team

Diocesan Representative for Peninsular Malaysia Pastoral Team

Diocesan Financial
Administrative Department


College of Consultors

    President Members:

  • Rt Rev Sebastian Francis, DD

  • Msgr Henry Rajoo

  • Msgr Stephen Liew

  • Msgr Aloysius Tan

  • Rev Victor Louis

  • Rev Dominic Santhiyagu

  • Rev Joseph Stephen, CSsR

  • Rev Jude Miranda

Council of Priests

    President Members:

  • Rt Rev Sebastian Francis, DD

  • Rev Victor Louis

  • Rev Joseph Stephen, CSsR

  • Northern Deanery (Kelantan, Perlis, Kedah, Seb. Perai)

  • Msgr Henry Rajoo, Dean 1

  • Rev Dominic Santhiyagu, Dean 2

  • Perak Deanery

  • Msgr Stephen Liew, Dean 1

  • Rev Edmund Woon, Dean 2

  • Penang Island Deanery

  • Msgr Aloysius Tan, Dean 1

  • Rev Jude Miranda, Dean 2

Penang Diocesan Finance Committee


  • Rt. Rev Sebastian Francis

  • Vicar General:

  • Msgr Henry Rajoo

  • Msgr Stephen Liew

  • Msgr Aloysius Tan

  • Ex-Officio:

  • Ms Angeline Tan (Fin. Administrator)

  • Mr Patrick Morton (Secretary)

  • Members:

  • Mr Joachim Wong

  • Ms Mary Yeo

  • Mr Francis Chen

  • Mr Joseph Chow

  • Ms Agatha Foo

  • Ms Margaret Mary Kam

  • Ms Anna Wong

  • Mr Henry Loh

  • Mr Peter Chong

  • Mr John Loh

  • Mr Stephen Chin

Penang Diocesan Education Council (PDEC)


  • Rt. Rev Sebastian Francis

  • Bishop’s Delegate

  • Ms Bernadette Teh

  • Members

  • Rev Dominic Santhiyagu

  • Rev Jude Miranda

  • Mr Thomas Liew

  • Ms Amy Wong

  • Rev Edmund Woon

  • Bro Jason Blaikie FSC

  • Ms Amanda Lee

  • Ms Shirley Anne Capel

  • Ex-Officio

  • Sr Amy Sam IJS

  • Ms Mary Yeow



Penang Diocese Office

Pusat Keuskupan Katolik, 290 Jalan Macalister, 10450 Penang
  • T: 04-2260837

  • T: 012-6692434


  • Moderator:

    Most Rev Julian Leow

  • Diocesan Bishop:

    Rt Rev Sebastian Francis

  • Associate J. Vicar:

    Rev Dominic Santhiyagu

  • Judge:

    Rev Michael Cheah

  • Defender of the Bond:

    Msgr Stephen Liew
    Rev Jude Miranda

  • Auditor:

    Ms Margaret Boey

  • Notary:

    Ms Andrea Melissa

  • Civil Official:

    Mr Christopher Kushi Kostka


Professional Standards Office is established by the Bishop of Penang, headed by Rev Nelson Chitty with a committee of lay professionals to oversee the development of policy, principles and procedures in respond-ing to Church-related abuse complaints.

Bishop’s Priest

Rev Nelson Chitty

T/F: 04-8668545


Church of the Holy Name of Jesus

Main Road, 11000 Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang

Bishop’s Lay

Mr Christopher Kushi Kostka

T: 012-4883303


Pusat Keuskupan Katolik

No 290 Jalan Macalister,10450 Georgetown, Png


College General
Jalan Cengai, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Penang

T: 04-8902002

F: 04-8906382

The Major Seminary was founded by the Fathers of the Paris Foreign Mission in Ayuthia (Thailand) in 1665 and transferred to Penang in 1808.

  • President:

    Rt Rev Bishop Sebastian Francis

  • Rector:

    Rev Simon Labrooy

  • Procurator & Initiation Year Director:

    Rev Ryan Innas Muthu

  • Dean of Studies & Father Librarian:

    Rev Stephen Lim

  • Spiritual Father of The House:

    Rev Eugene Fernandez CSsR

  • Formators:

    Rev Simon Labrooy

    Rev Eugene Fernandez CSsR

    Rev Stephen Lim

    Rev Ryan Innas Muthu

  • Office Administrator:

    Ms Mary Anne Anthony

  • Librarian:

    Ms Juliana Michael


    Herald — The Catholic Weekly

    Church of St Michael

    125 Jalan Langgar, 05460 Alor Setar, Kedah

    Associate Editor: Rev Michael Cheah

    Penang Diocesan Social Communications
    290 Jalan Macalister, 10450 Penang

    Head: Mr Daniel Roy

    T: 016-4686374

    Catholic Information Service
    50E & F, Penang Road, 10000 Pulau Pinang

    T: 04-2617249

    F: 04-2615042

    Manager: Mr Peter Chong

    Contact Person: Ms Joycelyn Tan

    T: 04-2632664

    St Anne’s Religious Articles Centre
    St Anne’s Church, Jalan Kulim, 14000 Bukit Mertajam

    T: 04-5386405

    F: 012-5874666

    Mon – Sat : 9.30 am – 5.30 pm

    Sun/P.Holiday : 9.00 am – 5.00 pm


    Legion of Mary

    Bishop’s delegate & Spiritual Advisor:
    Ms Bernadette Teh

    Penang Comitium :
    Our Lady of the Assumption

    President :
    Sr Mary Heng

    T: 016-4572946

    Vice-President :
    Sr Catherine Ooi

    T: 016-4366175

    Ipoh Comitium :
    The Immaculate Heart of Mary

    Spiritual Advisor :
    Rev Stephen Liew

    President :
    Bro Paul Cheok

    T: 016-5438288

    Vice-President :
    Sr Jessica Ting

    T: 016-5530438

    Secular Franciscan Order Fraternity of St Felix of Cantalice

    (Established 29.07.1962)

    Minister :
    Ms Lilian Ch’ng

    T: 017-4018548

    Vice-Minister :
    Ms Michele Yong

    T: 010-5661443

    Secretary :
    Ms Mildred Fletcher

    T: 016-4685028

    Treasurer :
    Ms Mary Ann Khoo

    T: 016-4329338

    Formator :
    Mr Colin Andrews

    T: 04-8994857

    Spiritual Advisor :
    Rev Michael Teng, OFM Cap

    Place of monthly gathering: 1st Sunday at 4pm

    Capuchin Friary, 516E Jalan Hashim, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Penang
    Society of St Vincent De Paul

    Diocesan Council of Penang Office Bearers

    Spiritual Advisor :
    Rev Jude Miranda

    President :
    Ms Ameleena Maikal Yasu

    T: 016-4412921

    Vice-President 1 :
    Mr Francis Pragasam

    T: 012-4922584

    Vice-President 2 :
    Mr Jude Vaithynathan

    T: 012-5794239

    Secretary :
    Ms Haidee Hermoso

    T: 016-5329118

    Treasurer :
    Ms Shirley Neoh

    T: 019-5256256


    President :
    Ms Shirley Neoh

    T: 019-5256256

    Vice-President 1 :
    Ms Ameleena Maikal Yasu

    T: 016-4412921

    Vice-President 2 :
    Ms Annie Leow

    T: 012-4635488

    Secretary :
    Ms Lucia Lai

    T: 012-4301604

    Treasurer :
    Ms Jeanne Chow

    T: 016-4558417


    President :
    Ms Betty Kow

    T: 016-4533142

    Vice-President 1 :
    Mr Vincent Raja

    T: 012-4063275

    Vice-President 2 :
    Mr Joseph Chua

    T: 019-4774968

    Secretary :
    Ms Stella Joseph

    T: 013-4319663

    Treasurer :
    Mr Adrian Linus Davidson

    T: 012-4948996

    Society of St Vincent De Paul (cont)


    President :
    Ms Haidee Hermoso

    T: 016-5329118

    Vice-President 1 :
    Mr Leonard De Cruz

    T: 017-4850890

    Vice-President 2 :
    Mr Melvin Raj

    T: 016-4527135

    Secretary :
    Mr Jude Vaithynathan

    T: 012-5794239

    Treasurer :
    Mr Arockiaraj Francis

    T: 012-4619658


    Good Shepherd Services Ipoh

    T: 05-5472085

    T: 012-4621341

    Community Service Centre
    34 Jalan Wayang, Taman Pertama, 30100 Ipoh, Perak

    T: 05-2420388

    T: 012-3386280

    Director :
    Sr Helena Vytialingam

    Centre Manager :
    Ms Beatrice Lim Ai Ling

    Services Provided :
    Counselling - (Individual, Marital, Family)

    Outreach and support for Women and Children Developmental Programmes in Schools

    Home for the Aged (CWS) Simee

    T: 05-5473252

    Spiritual Advisor :
    Rev Edmund Woon

    T: 016-4800123

    Chairperson :
    Mr Vincent Lee

    T: 016-5530945

    Secretary :
    Ms Alicia Yong

    T: 010-8264286

    Treasurer :
    Mr Jude Quah

    T: 012-5060935

    Board Members :

    Mr Eugene Luvinia Santa Maria

    T: 010-5635207

    Mr Gordon Gerard Hendricks

    T: 017-5732273

    Mr Tony Oon

    T: 012-5170312

    Mr Edwin Khor

    T: 012-5211257

    Mr Lionel Loi

    T: 019-5709082

    Mr Dennis Windson Stanislaus

    T: 013-5200385

    Persatuan Kebajikan Haemodialisis St Anne, BM

    T/F: 04-5370225

    11, 11A, 15 & 17 Tingkat Maju, Pusat Perniagaan Maju Jaya, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang

    Chairperson :
    Msgr Henry Rajoo

    Vice Chairperson :
    Mr Johnny Ng

    Manager :
    Mr James Tan

    Secretary :
    Ms Theeba Jothi

    Treasurer :
    Mr Paul Liew

    St Joseph’s Home

    T: 04-2635418

    F: 04-2625418

    President :
    Bishop Sebastian Francis. DD

    Chairperson :
    Rev Joachim Robert

    T: 016-5530945

    Vice-Chairperson :
    Datin Amy Wong

    Secretary :
    Tan Lean Kee

    Treasurer :
    Mr James Tan

    Board Members :

    Mr Iruthaya Das

    Mr James Tan

    Ms Frances Chan

    Ms Sharon Nicholas

    Mr Paul Newman

    Mr Tan Lean Kee

    Formation Committee :

    Members :

    Ms Frances Chan

    Ms Margarita Pillay

    Administration :
    Rita Alphonsa

    Holy Family Home for the Aged

    T: 04-8283437

    Little Sisters of the Poor

    79 Lorong Batu Lanchang, 11400 Penang

    Chaplain :
    Rev Oliver Tham


    Penang Catholic Heritage Preservation

    Chairperson :

    David Choo

    T: 012-4129282


    Dr Stephen Chia

    T: 019-4738833

    Mr Clement Liang

    T: 016-4175258

    Mr Edmund Khoo

    T: 016-4108827

    Mr Siva

    T: 012-4290123

    Mr Francis Chen

    T: 012-4778613

    Mr Christopher Kushi

    T: 012-4883303

    Penang Diocesan Catholic Museum
    3 Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang

    Administrator :
    Mr Peter Chan

    T: 012-4389329

    Fr Reuten’s Gallery
    3 Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang

    Administrator :
    Ms Helen Chye

    T: 017-5812818