Liturgical and Pastoral Norms for the Celebration of Holy Week

In view of the restrictions placed under the extension of the MCO and the prohibitions of public gatherings, we the arch/bishops of the three archdioceses and six dioceses of Malaysia, hereby decree that the liturgical celebrations until the 14th of April 2020, including that of Holy Week, will be done without the congregation by the priests of the various arch/dioceses.

In conjunction with the decree issued by the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments dated 19th March 2020, the Catholic Bishops of Malaysia has agreed to adopt the liturgical norms set out in the Appendix.

For the Appendix and other information, you may refer to the Pastoral Letter (25th March 2020). This letter is available in four languages: