In accordance with the announcement of the Prime Minister of Malaysia on 11 January 2021 and the subsequent directive from the Bishop of Melaka Johor dated 12 January 2021, all Masses and gatherings in our parish are suspended until further notice.

Throughout this duration of the MCO, the parish office will continue being open, which means that office personnel will be present to answer telephone calls. However, physical visits to the office by parishioners are not allowed. All important communication should take place either through the telephone or by email.

We are, of course, uncertain whether the MCO will be extended at the end of this stipulated duration. Therefore, kindly take this letter as the standing instruction until new instructions are issued at the appropriate time.

I ask all of you to pray daily that the Lord will heal our land from this great calamity. Likewise, you and your families remain in the prayers of the clergy of our parish.

Yours faithfully,
Rev. Fr. Edwards Rayappan


We, the Priests of The Church of the Immaculate Conception (CIC JB) welcome you to our website. This historic and the oldest church of Johor Bahru was built in the year of 1927 by the late Rev. Fr. C. Saleilles, M. AP. The original church was built in the year 1883 and was named as “Our Lady of Lourdes”. CIC JB is an active centre of Catholic life and prayer in the heart of Johor Bahru City. The Roman Catholic priests continue their tradition of preaching, personal instruction, sacramental life and pastoral care extending well beyond the geographical boundaries of Johor Bahru.

We hope that you will find in these web pages much to inspire you in your Catholic life and we warmly invite you to complement this virtual visit with a personal visit in the near future.

May God bless you and all those dear to you.