My first trip to Carey Island, Selangor

I headed to Carey Island (Pulau Carey) for the first time last sunday with 2 bus loads of parishoners from ‘The Holy Redeemer Church’ in Klang. We were heading to St Anthony’s Church for the feast day. Over 1000 pilgrims and devotees turned up, the mass was held at the church compound to accomodate the huge crowd. The weather was scorching hot and there was no fan where I was seated, so I grabbed my camera out during the last 1/2 hour to snap random shots of ceremony and people around me.

St Anthony of Padua is the partron Saint of Lost Causes and Lost Items. I often head to this website to submit prayer intention and get the daily readings for inspiration.

Hope you do enjoy viewing these images, I only captured black & white shots, some of the shots were taken from the hip or from ground view.

Singing hymns during worship session

Blessed Sacrament

St Anthony of Padua

An old woman waits for her lunch while her daughter walks to get some food

Fellowship after mass

Due to the limitation of tables and chairs, most parishioners made themselves at home by sitting on the ground

The heat was simply overwhelming, but we were lucky it didn’t rain

Pondering what to get at the souvenir shop

Three girls trying to sell some pens for charity at the church

Holding on to mom in a crowded place sounds like the best idea!

The church compound was not big but the 1000 over people made finding your family a little difficult

Time to go home!

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