Friday 19 May 2023

Official Parish Facebook Page launched

 A new official Facebook page OUR LADY OF FATIMA KOTA BHARU was launched on 14th May 2023. Our new co-editor, Jillianne Clare Pairin will be managing the posts for the facebook page. Please go to this link on our facebook for future updated news of the parish. Thank you

Our Lady of Fatima Kota Bharu | Kota Bharu | Facebook

The new Facebook page will be more dynamic, up-to-date and more interactive. May the Holy Spirit continue to guide our new media to keep Fatima KB News alive and forward moving. Praise the Lord!

One of the posts on 19th May 2023

Saturday 28 January 2023

New Mass Times (with effect from 1st February 2023)

 Fridays:      8.45 a.m.

Saturdays:  6.30 p.m.

Sundays:     6.30 p.m.

Tuesdays - Thursdays:    7.00 pm

Sunday 29 May 2022

Friday 13 May 2022

FMM Diamond Jubilee /60 Years Anniversary

 FMM 60th Anniversary Celebrations

Friday 13 May 2022 Kota Bharu

On this Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, the parish together with our Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) sisters celebrated 60 years of FMM presence in Kelantan  with a Thanksgiving mass animated by the FMM sisters followed by a short but meaningful celebration after mass. The Theme chosen for this Diamond Jubilee is "60 Years of Building Communion", celebrating the contributions of the FMM sisters past and present to the Parish community. Presently, there are four FMM sisters, Sr. Regina Ho, Sr. Enid Lopez and Sr. Mary Anne Fletcher and the parish's first Religious vocation, Sr. Angeline Poh.

After the mass celebrated by Fr. Konstend Gnanapragasam, there was a short programme planned for the FMM Sisters by Youth & KCCS (Kelantan Catholic Campus Solidarity). After the opening prayer by Fr. Konstend, there was the cutting of the Anniversary Cake by three FMM sisters. The MC, Mr. Francis Lai then introduced Sr. Enid who had written a unique song about the parish, to the tune of "The Happy Wanderer". Sr. Enid sung the song with Gusto as the parishioners clapped and cheered. Two students from UMK Jeli then showed their talents, rendering 2 Sabahan songs. An impromptu dance was performed by the Telipot BEC led by none other than the MC himself! The celebrations culminated in a packed brunch of nasi lemak prepared by a parishioner and other kuehs and cakes. 

All in all, memories of this 60th Anniversary will remain as the FMM continues to help in the building of communion in our community. May the Lord continue to bless the FMM sisters in their mission to serve the Catholic community in Kelantan and bring the Good News to those they meet.


Tuesday 12 April 2022




                    Friday,     8 April 2022   8.45 am

                    Saturday, 9 April 2022   8.00 pm

                    Sunday  10 April 2022   7.00 am

HOLY THURSDAY    14 APRIL 2022  8.00 pm

GOOD FRIDAY   15 APRIL 2022    4.00 pm

HOLY SATURDAY 16 APRIL 2022   8.00 pm

EASTER SUNDAY  17 APRIL 2022   7.00 pm

(Mass in the evening /First Holy Communion)

Sunday 30 January 2022





9.00 am.

2nd February 2022


8.00 a.m.

Please bring your candles for Blessing before mass

All are welcome.

Wishing all a Blessed Happy New Year of the Tiger!

Saturday 11 December 2021



Kota Bharu, Wed 8 Dec 2021

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The final profession of a Franciscan Missionary of Mary is a very significant moment in the life of a Religious Sister. It is here that she is totally consecrated to God for the purpose of building up His Kingdom.  In the availability of Jesus, Mary and St. Francis of Assisi, she is ready to be sent anywhere in the world to proclaim the Good News, even to places where Christ is least known.

On this feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sr. Winnie Vun, fmm  made her definitive “YES to the Lord and received from her Provincial, Sr. Susan Thomas, her specific mission.

As Sr. Susan Thomas handed Sr. Winnie a lighted candle, her words were significant:

Receive the light of Christ. In the name of the Superior General of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, and according to our Constitution, I send you forth, Winnie, to mission Christ in Ghana/Liberia, where you will proclaim Jesus, announce the Good news among the people and love your sisters in community.”

Next, Sr, Winnie received her missionary crucifix from Sr. Susan who reminded her:

“May this Missionary Crucifix remind you of your promise to follow Christ in His mission of salvation. May you bring to all people the light which now shines in your life, so that all may one day share with you in the glory of the Risen Christ.”

The mass for the Perpetual Profession of Sr. Winnie Vun was held at Fatima Hall, Church of Our Lady of Fatima of the Holy Rosary in the evening of Wednesday, 8 December 2021. It was concelebrated by His Lordship, Rt. Rev. Sebastian Francis, Bishop of Penang Diocese, Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Francis Andrew and Rev. Fr. Konstend Gnanapragasam. The mass was live-streamed for the benefit of the family of Sr. Winnie Vun in Sabah and her fellow FMM sisters in Malaysia and Singapore who could not be physically present due to the Pandemic.

At the end of the mass, Sr. Susan Thomas in her speech thanked the concelebrants and the parish for making it possible to celebrate the Final Profession of Sr. Winnie Vun. She noted that this was 2nd time a perpetual profession of an FMM sister was held in Kota Bharu. 

Sr. Winnie then shared her Vocation Story and she ended her speech in Kadazan and in Mandarin for her family and friends who were following the mass on-line back home in Sabah.

Bishop Sebastian Francis then blessed the congregation and announced the official closing of the ‘Year of St. Joseph’ from Kota Bharu for the whole Diocese of Penang.

 By Joseph Wang


        Concelebrants Fr. Francis Andrew, Bishop Sebastian Francis, Fr. Konstend Gnanapragasam

    Sr. Mary Anne Fletcher : 1st Reading

  Sr Enid Lopez leading the Responsorial Psalm

Fr. Konstend Gnanapragasam proclaiming the Gospel

Sr, Winnie Vun sharing her Vocation Story

Fr. Francis Andrew giving his speech at the end of mass

Group photo with the Bishop
L> R : Sr. Regina Ho, Provincial Sr. Susan Thomas, Bishop Sebastian Francis, Sr. Winnie Vun, Sr. Enid Lopez and Sr. Angeline Poh.

A Jubilant Sr. Winnie with her fellow FMM Sisters in Kota Bharu after the mass.

 Sr. Winnie Vun signing the documents of profession with the Celebrant, Bishop Sebastian Francis and the Provincial Superior, Sr. Susan Thomas as witnesses

Sr. Winnie with members of the Choir the mass
(L-R: David Pereira, Sr. Angeline Poh, Elizabeth Lee, Agnes Lee, Sr. Winnie, Rosalind Wong, Sr, Enid Lopez and Isaac

Logo of her Perpetual profession designed by Sr. Winnie herself with her theme: "Here I am Lord"