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Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Johor Bahru

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Country  Malaysia
Website  www.shcjb.org
Denomination  Roman Catholic
Phone  +60 7-332 6831
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Johor Bahru
Priest(s)  Rev Fr John Baptist Yoew
Address  1729, Jalan Keris, Taman Sri Tebrau, 80500 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Diocese  Roman Catholic Diocese of Malacca-Johor
Similar  Sacred Heart Cathedral, Cathedral of the Sacred H, Church of St Francis Xavier - M, St Peter's Church - Malacca, Sacred Heart Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a church located in Taman Sri Tebrau, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. The Cathedral itself is also situated in the heart of the most densely populated area in Johor Bahru, surrounded by housing estates such as Taman Sri Tebrau, Taman Pelangi, Century Garden, Melodies Garden, Taman Sentosa, Kebun Teh and Majidee Park.

History

It was completed in 1982, officially dedicated on 19 February by Bishop Emeritus James Chan, in the presence of Apostolic Delegate Archbishop Renato Martino and the Conference of Bishops for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.
At present, it has a seating capacity for approximately 700 parishioners per mass compared to an estimated figure of 3500 parishioners attending the Cathedral. The 25th Dedication Anniversary of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was recently held on 18 February 2007 by Bishop Paul Tan of the Melaka-Johor Diocese and in the presence of Apostolic Delegate Archbishop Salvatore Pennachio. The theme for the celebration was "How Lovely is your Dwelling Place".

References

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Johor Bahru Wikipedia


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