Last update: February 22, 2020. Click here for some special announcements for Daily Mass. Sometimes when there is no priest, we announce that there is no mass.
MASSES TEMPORARILY CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19
FROM THE PARISH PRIEST
In an announcement dated March 17, 2020, the Ministry of Health of Cambodia has announced that Prime Minister Hun Sen had order the cancellation of any religious gathering starting on March 17, 2020 to protect everyone from the spread of Covid19. For this reason, we will not have any Mass, confessions, and Spiritual Direction in our Church from now, 18 March 2020, until we are permitted by the Ministry of Health. The doors of the church will remain open every day for any individual personal prayer, but there will be no group or organized liturgies. A hand-sanitizer is kept by the Church door.
We regret that this happens but we completely support the government in its effort to protect all of us.
The priests in our parish will celebrate private mass daily. Those of you who have intentions for prayer, you can send to any of the priest in residence. You will find their addresses as you scroll down the page at this link.
We encourage everyone to observe the Spirit of Lent in his/her own way: pray more, fast, and do good to others in whatever possible way you can. We look forward to the time when we can gather again, sit on the floor mat close to each other, sing, say hello to each other, laugh, worship, and celebrate the presence and God’s loving kindness in our lives as one community here in Siem Reap.
SEE YOU ALL AGAIN SOONEST!
Welcome to the Catholic Parish of St. John the Apostle in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We are a young Church, rising from the ruins of poverty and genocidal regime. We live with joy in our simple lives and in the little things we have!
With a small Church being present in a predominantly non-Christian country, one asks what the Catholics have to contribute to this country with beautiful, loving and religious people. The answer becomes clear as one dwells deep into the heart of our faith: we want to walk with the people in their ordinary life and in their suffering. We want them to know, through our humble words and deeds that there is a God whom we do not see, God who is Father to all, full of love and compassion. God gives us all the rightful dignity as children – through Jesus Christ who has become human to make real God’s loving kindness, compassion, and promise of eternal life.
Welcome to the only Catholic Church in Siem Reap! There are no other Catholic Churches in this city. Our other masses would be in our outstations (in villages) where we also maintain various social works and catechism programs.
Join us. You can come to the church everyday, anytime from 6:00am to 7:00pm to pray. Be ready to sit on the floor like when you are in the Buddhist temple. But there are folding chairs that you can pull and use. There is also a souvenier shop where you can get some beautiful handicrafts made by the handicapped. If you want to contact the priests, please their contacts here.
The suffering of Cambodia has been deep.
From this suffering comes great compassion.
Great compassion makes a peaceful heart.
A peaceful heart makes a peaceful person.
A peaceful person makes a peaceful community.
A peaceful community makes a peaceful nation.
A peaceful nation makes a peaceful world.
May all beings live in peace.