Catholic Archdiocese of Yangon

I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me. (Phil 4:13)

Catholic Archdiocese of Yangon

St. Theresa’s Catholic Church (Ahlone)

Fr. Gabriel Aung San (Pastor).

97, Min Ye Kyaw Swa Road Ahlone P.O. YANGON, Tel: +95 (0)1 230 2023.

Daily Masses:  6:30a.m.(Myan.&Eng.) .

Sunday Masses:  6:15a.m.(Myan.),8:15a.m.(Myan.) 4:00 p.m.( Chineses) Last Sun

St. Theresa’s Catholic ChurchIn December 1901, Fr. Germain Allard came to Rangoon and was entrusted with the mission for Chinese people and especially the Chinese Catholics. To learn Chinese language, Fr. Allard went to Singapore. After 2 years of learning the language, he came back to Yangon and resided at St. John’s Church. In 1915 the present St. Theresa Church land was bought with a house inside and it was used both for school and worship.

With the support of Bishop Perroy, the present church was built and dedicated on 20 November 1925. To honor St. Theresa of the Child Jesus who was canonized in 1925, the name of the church was given as St. Theresa’s church. In 2002 the Diamond Jubilee of the Church was solemnly celebrated under the leadership of Fr. Benedict Tun Maung, the parish priest at that time.

Ss. Peter & Paul’s Bible Training School

St. Peter & Paul’s Bible Training School was started in Thone-ze town in the year 1966 by Archbishop Gabriel Thohey Mahn Gaby. It was transferred to Insein town, a suburb town of Yangon since 1974. It has been run by appointed priests, religious men & women and catechists. Within 37 years it has brought forth more than 1700 Catechists and Home-missioners.

Many young men and women came from district and remote areas. But they are very eager and generous to serve in the church and especially to their brothers and sisters in the villages. Every year around 50 young candidates are trained. After the course, they are sent to their own parishes and other needed places to teach catechism to children, to help sick people where doctors cannot reach, to lead people in prayer services and to help parish priests in the administration and apostolic works. Many places where priests cannot reach benefit much. The people have also witnessed their tremendous service given to the Church and to God’s people in the past.
Until 2004 it is one year course, but starting from 2005 it is made 2 years course. During this 2 years course, spiritual, intellectual, social and human formations are given to these young people.

Recent Sermon

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