What We Do

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Jesuits are men sharing in Christ's mission in the world. We are ready to go anywhere, at anytime and do anything, in the Lord's service and for His glory. The Jesuits run a number of ministries and institutions within the Malaysia-Singapore region (as listed below). Some of our men have also been sent to work in Jesuit mission overseas. Furthermore, there are those who have been missioned to external ministries, both locally and internationally.

PARISHES

The Jesuits have been administering the Church of St. Ignatius in Singapore , and the Church of St. Francis Xavier in Petaling Jaya , ever since they started in 1961.

The original Church of St. Ignatius was demolished to make way for a new church building which was opened in 2004. The Church of St. Francis Xavier was renovated in 2009.

SPIRITUALITY, RETREAT & COUNSELLING

The Centre for Ignatian Spirituality and Counselling (CISC), located in Kingsmead Hall, Singapore, offers various programmes, such as retreats, and workshops/seminars on spirituality, and also counselling services.

The Maranatha Retreat House in Janda Baik, near Kuala Lumpur, offers regular thematic retreats throughout the year. Individuals or groups may also book the facilities for prayer, recollection and retreats.

For more information and calendar of events, please visit the websites of the respective retreat centres.

The online prayer ministry provides the daily pointers to help people grow in their prayer and spiritual life. You may access the pointers and daily e-Gospel message directly from the website or via email by subscribing here.

EDUCATION

The Jesuits of the Malaysia-Singapore region has been invited by the Archbishop John Ha of Kuching to administer the St. Joseph Private Secondary School (Sekolah Menengah Swasta St. Joseph) beginning in 2012. For more information see here

FORMATION

The House of Probation of St. Ignatius of Loyola or Loyola Jesuit Novitiate is situated in Kingsmead Hall, Singapore and provides noviceship formation for men desiring to be admitted to vows in the Society of Jesus. Since its inception, the novitiate has not only trained men from the region, but also those from other places such as Hong Kong, East Timor, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia etc.