The Herald, Apr 04, 2016
While Catholics around the world were preparing to celebrate Easter, priests celebrated Mass in Kajang prison on March 10.
By Herbert John Gomez
While Catholics around the world were preparing to celebrate Easter, priests celebrated Mass in Kajang prison
on March 10, with a tagline for their homily for the prison inmates, Jesus loves you in spite of your
incarceration in prison and forgives you for your wrong doings as the Father is Merciful.
Every year, the prison authorities grant permission for two Masses to be celebrated for the prisoners, one for Christmas (which is celebrated in the season of Advent) and another for Easter (which is celebrated during Lent). Collaboration with the prison authorities has been good and this is the fourth year the Catholic Prison Ministry has been organizing Mass in Kajang prison.
Speaking to 63 prison inmates at the Main Block, Fr Albet Ariokiasamy encouraged them to use their time in prison to get their lives back on track and to rehabilitate themselves spiritually. “Do not feel discouraged by the challenges faced while in prison, as some of the saints and apostles were also imprisoned for doing the right thing and preaching the Word of God,” he added.