About 

The Taiping Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic Church in Taiping, Perak, Malaysia established on Pentecost Sunday in the year 1997 through the amalgamation of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church (established 1875) [location map] and St Louis Church (established 1897) [location map]

The Taiping Catholic Church oversees St Peter's Chapel at Kuala Sepetang [location map], St Anne's Chapel at Kuala Sangga [location map], St Anthony's Chapel at Aulong, Our Lady of Fatima Chapel at Pokok Assam [location map], St Paul the Hermit Chapel at Krian Road and St Vincent de Paul Chapel at Selama.

For a brief history of the Taiping Catholic Church, please click here.

The Taiping Catholic Church Parish is entrusted to the care of the Parish Priest. 

Can. 515 §1. A parish is a certain community of the Christian faithful stably constituted in a particular church, whose pastoral care is entrusted to a pastor (parochus) as its proper pastor (pastor) under the authority of the diocesan bishop. §2. It is only for the diocesan bishop to erect, suppress, or alter parishes. He is neither to erect, suppress, nor alter notably parishes, unless he has heard the presbyteral council. - Code of Canon Law

The Parish Priest is assisted by the Parish Pastoral Council in fostering pastoral activity of the Taiping Catholic Church. All parish groups report to the Parish Priest and the Parish Pastoral Council. 

Can. 536 §1. If the diocesan bishop judges it opportune after he has heard the presbyteral council, a pastoral council is to be established in each parish, over which the pastor presides and in which the Christian faithful, together with those who share in pastoral care by virtue of their office in the parish, assist in fostering pastoral activity. §2. A pastoral council possesses a consultative vote only and is governed by the norms established by the diocesan bishop. - Code of Canon Law

The Taiping Catholic Church Parish is entrusted to the care of the Parish Priest. 

Can. 515 §1. A parish is a certain community of the Christian faithful stably constituted in a particular church, whose pastoral care is entrusted to a pastor (parochus) as its proper pastor (pastor) under the authority of the diocesan bishop. §2. It is only for the diocesan bishop to erect, suppress, or alter parishes. He is neither to erect, suppress, nor alter notably parishes, unless he has heard the presbyteral council. - Code of Canon Law

The Parish Priest is assisted by the Parish Pastoral Council in fostering pastoral activity of the Taiping Catholic Church. All parish groups report to the Parish Priest and the Parish Pastoral Council. 

Can. 536 §1. If the diocesan bishop judges it opportune after he has heard the presbyteral council, a pastoral council is to be established in each parish, over which the pastor presides and in which the Christian faithful, together with those who share in pastoral care by virtue of their office in the parish, assist in fostering pastoral activity. §2. A pastoral council possesses a consultative vote only and is governed by the norms established by the diocesan bishop. - Code of Canon Law.

The Parish Pastoral Council is consultative in nature. It will work at all times in close collaboration and consultation with the Parish Priest and assistant priest(s) of the parish, advising him (them) in matters pertaining to pastoral ministry. It will identify, implement and evaluate pastoral initiatives and policies in line with the pastoral priorities of the Diocese and of the universal Church. 

To download the Constitution of the Parish Pastoral Council, please click here.

The Parish Priest is assisted by the Parish Finance Committee in the administration of the goods of the parish. 

Can. 537 In each parish there is to be a finance council which is governed, in addition to universal law, by norms issued by the diocesan bishop and in which the Christian faithful, selected according to these same norms, are to assist the pastor in the administration of the goods of the parish, without prejudice to the prescript of ⇒ can. 532. - Code of Canon Law. 

The objects of the Parish Finance Committee are as follows. (a) To maintain and administer the funds of the parish. (b) To ensure that the funds are judiciously used for the regulation of divine worship, the maintenance and welfare of the clergy, the maintenance and welfare of the church workers, the formation of the faithful, evangelization, the maintenance and various other needs of the parish and the poor and needy of the parish. (c) To review annual accounts from various parish organizations. (d) To see to the maintenance and development of the temporal goods of the parish.

To download the Constitution of the Parish Finance Committee, please click here.