Venue: Church of St. Anne, Bukit Mertajam
Date: 22nd to 31st July 2011
Contact: 04-538 6405
Every year, thousands of Catholic pilgrims from all over Malaysia including others countries such as Singapore and Australia visit the Church of St Anne, Bukit Mertajam for the St. Anne's Annual Novena & Feast Day Celebration. It is one of the biggest religious celebrations in Malaysia.
The 10 day Novena brings a carnival-like atmosphere to the town of Bukit Mertajam and the church compound. The theme for this year’s fest is “Deepening Discipleship Through Family Life” and the slogan is,” My Family , My life” There will be different masses and prayers throughout this 10 days, which is conducted for various causes including youth, education and family. The highlight of the Novena is a procession which will commence on the 30th of July at 9p.m
Built in 1957, The Church of St. Anne, Bukit Mertajam is a significant part of Penang’s history. Many historical relic can be found at the church’s compound such as the beautiful stained glass at the altar. Another attraction of the church that is available all year round is the 15 Cross Stations with life sized statues that depicts the crucifixion of Lord Jesus Christ.
The full schedule of the festival can be found at http://stannebm.org.
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