Medical Mission

1st step: Knowing Territory

Listen to the people in need.

Fr. Simon Anand is the parish priest at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Kampar. This parish has about 1000 parishioners identified as migrants; the majority of them are Indonesian, with some Bangladeshi and Nepali as well.

Documentation is always the leading issue among migrants. Prompted by the Holy Spirit, when the priest acknowledged the problems faced by the migrant communities, he mobilized the church to provide assistance to those who were in trouble. With the help of the embassy, the church has embarked on solving the legal issues of the people, but it is not always easy.

The church is the people and the people need our prayers and care. Caritas Church of Sacred Heart Kampar has showed us the right way to treat migrants – to welcome them when they were still a strangers, and care for them when they are sick. End poverty and uphold dignity of the marginalised. Love your neighbour as yourself. (Mark 12:31)


2nd Step: Organise Social Activities

Plan medical mission for the migrant community.

Melanie is the Caritas representative from the Church of Sacred Heart Kampar. She is assisting the parish priest in social mission work to take care of the poor and needy. She works closely with the Caritas representatives from other parishes to provide medical camps to help the sick among the migrant communities.

3rd step: Coordination and Collaboration

Inter-parishes collaborated to support each other.

Dr. Ramona is a general practitioner for MSF (Doctors without Borders). She is a humanitarian doctor ministering to refugees in Malaysia. Her ambition of becoming a doctor was very clear when she first joined the medical school: to serve those living on the margins who have difficulty accessing healthcare. When the church started the medical mission, she was the first doctor to say yes to the mission. Let us listen to her testimony as she is going to share with us the reality she witnessed in the community and her experience serving together with the church. 

4th step: Animate Parish Community

to remind Christians on Jesus's active love to people in all kinds of distresses.

Germaine is working as a nurse in a hospital. When she got invited to the medical mission, which she believed was a calling from God to serve, Inspired by the Gospel in Matthew 25:40: “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”, she decided to accept the call and offered her nursing skills to serve the migrant community.

From The Teachings of Catholic Church

Life and Dignity of the Human Person .

The Catholic Church  proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is  the foundation of a moral vision for society. This belief is the foundation of  all the principles of our social teaching. Human persons are  willed by God; they are imprinted with God’s image. Their dignity does not come  from the work they do, but from the persons they are. (Centesimus annus #11, St. John Paul II)

The world exists for everyone, because all of us were born with the same dignity. Differences of color, religion, talent, place of birth or residence, and so many others, cannot be used to justify the privileges of some over the rights of all. As a community, we have an obligation to ensure that every person lives with dignity and has sufficient opportunities for his or her integral development. (Fratelli Tutti #118, Pope Francis)

Genesis 1:26-31

God created man and woman in his image.

Luke 10:25-37

The good Samaritan recognized the dignity in the other and cared for his life.

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