Vision and Mission

Pastoral Thrust 2016-2020 banner

From the May 1 – 2, 2016 Diocesan Synod and the Peninsular Malaysia Pastoral Convention IV, held on October 2 – 5, 2016, the Diocese of Malacca Johore has opted for the following pastoral thrust:

Church as Communion of Families for the year 2016-2020,

seeks to be Creative, Inclusive, Bridge Building, Visionary & Missionary,
and to go forth as “disciples of Hope”

The Pastoral Focus for the next 5 years are:

  1. Deepening Faith (Fire Up the Embers) through Formations and Encounter Programmes.
  2. Building Believing Communities (Keep the Fire Burning) through Re-designing BECs approaches and offer alternatives.
  3. Awakening the Missionary Spirit (Light up Lives) through awareness that everything we do can be evangelistic opportunities.
  4. Adopt an E-approach Strategy in parishes, ministries, services and formations levels with the foundational components of the 4-Es: Emphasise the 4 components of Catholic Spirituality ie. ENCOUNTER, ENLIGHTNEMENT, EMPOWERMENT AND EVANGELISATION.

The Biblical Basis: Luke 4: 16-21

The second 5-year Pastoral Plan (2021-2026)

Pastoral Thrust for MJD

  1. Maintaining continuity from the first 5-year Pastoral Plan i.e. the 4E spirituality, the Communion of Families, that seeks to be Creative, Inclusive, Bridge-Building, Visionary and Missionary.
  2. Re-look at the current pandemic situation; Re-design strategies action; Re-direct to become a light of Hope.


1. MJD’s Enlightenment Preparation:See the Light.
2. MJD’s Prayer Preparation:Light the Heart.
3. MJD’s Deepening Preparation:Sustain the Light.
4. MJD’s Grassroot Preparation:Spread the Light.
5. MJD’s V-M Preparation:Beholding the bigger Light.
6. MJD’s Pilgrim Ground Preparation:Merging of the Light.