“Salt of the earth and light of the world”, Matthew 5:13-14

About Lent

Lent is a liturgical season of preparation, as we get ready for Easter—the Church’s greatest celebration.

It is hoped that through the three key pillars of the Lenten season (Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving), we can transform as individuals, families, and communities to be the Salt of the Earth and Light to the World.

In conjunction with the Lenten celebration, we hope to raise RM2 million for the Archdiocesan Office for Human Development (AOHD) to carry out programmes in the various ministries. All donations and prayers during this period will be welcomed to serve our brothers and sisters in need.

You can also join us in our daily 40 Day Reflection throughout Lent.

Prayer deepens our relationship with God. It makes us grateful for the blessings we have received. In prayer we can share our hopes, joys, fears, and frustrations with God.

Fasting is a spiritual and purifying act that helps us to abstain ourselves from worldly pleasures and to be fully immersed in our Christian lives.

Almsgiving makes the needs of our brothers and sisters our own, as we share our material, goods, and our time to those in need.

Archbishop’s Message

Our Goal

The Archdiocesan Office for Human Development (AOHD) is the official arm of the Catholic Church that oversees the promotion of charity, integral human development, justice and peace. Their main objective is to ensure that pastoral care is provided to the poor and marginalised. Funding from the Lenten campaign supports various projects by the Parish Integral Human Development Ministries (PIHDM), which ministers to the Orang Asli, migrants and refugees, urban and rural poor, women/single mothers, special needs, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and the incarcerated.


You can perform a physical bank-in or online transfer to:
Payee Name: Archdiocesan Lenten Campaign Committee
Account Bank: Maybank
Account Number: 5144 2210 5727
Please send a copy of the transfer receipt to lent@aohd.org.
Remember to include you name, address and IC number.
Tax exemption is available for donations of RM200 and above.

Total Collected


THANK YOU for being the beacon of light to others.

Following the pandemic, we’ve seen an increase need to help those that were significantly affected, especially financially. Together with the various Parish Integral Human Development Ministries (PIHDM), we hope to be able to touch lives and make a difference.

This season of Lent, we are setting a goal of reaching RM2 mil to support the efforts and projects under the Archdiocesan Office for Human Development (AOHD). Funding from this Lenten campaign will help in the distribution of provisions, medical help, and cash aid. A portion of the donations will also be used for educational assistance as we have a special needs centre for children on the autism spectrum.

To help the relevant ministries, we need your contributions. If you would like to bless others as God has blessed you, scan the QR code to donate or make an online/physical transfer.


40 Days Reflection

Everyday during Lent (except Sundays), we will be posting a short video for reflection. These videos will feature priests, religious, and laypeople in the ministries to help us understand the true meaning of Lent and how we can practise the three key pillars of Lent—prayer, fasting and almsgiving. All daily videos will be uploaded here. Don’t forget to share these videos with family, friends and BEC members.

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Light of Life @ Home

Prayer Jar

A 'Prayer Jar' can be made from a decorated used jar . In the spirit of Lent, we invite each family member to write a prayer request for someone outside the family (ie. a relative, friend, neighbour). Every night during Lent, one family member in turn picks out a prayer request and the whole family prays over it together.

Giving Jar

Recycle one of your used jars at home and decorate it as a 'Giving Jar'. Each family member will put a portion of their savings for the day or week into this jar. These savings can be from the remainder of your lunch money or savings accumulated due to abstinence of items. Towards the end of the Lenten period, we invite you to donate the money to the poor, or hand it to the church.

DIY Lenten Candle Making

Here's another project that every family can do at home. Get candles from church or a nearby store and decorate it as a family. You can have the candle placed at the altar or a table where the family prays. You can also prepare individual candles for the family to take to mass on Holy Saturday.

AOHD Ministries

Ministry for Women/Single Mothers

AOHD provides various assistance to this group including the most vulnerable from medical, financial, and counselling

Ministry for Migrants and Refugees

This ministry serves the needs of children, women, and men of various nationalities in our community

Ministry for Urban Poor

AOHD provides various assistance to this group from temporary shelter, medical referrals, and financial aid

Creation Justice Commission

This ministry was formed to combat the global climate emergency, and seeks to restore the relationship between God, Humankind, and nature.

Ministry of Special Needs

The Special Needs Learning Centre responds to children and adults on the Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Ministry for Orang Asli

AOHD serves the needs of the Orang Asli from temporary shelter, medical referrals, and financial aid.

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

This lay Catholic organisation offers person-to-person help to all those in need, ranging from monetary assistance, and food rations to befriending services.

Prison Ministry

This ministry helps prisoners incarcerated through socio-pastoral care before their reintegration into society. Aid is also provided to families of prisoners with no means of their own.


Light of Life is the theme for this year’s Lenten campaign by the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur and Archdiocesan Office for Human Development (AOHD) to help us walk in the ways of the Lord and practise the 3 pillars of Lent; fast pray, give. This will include activities for families to do at home, as well as 40-Day Reflection videos to deepen our spiritual life. Our goal is also to raise RM2 million to help the ministries under AOHD.

The ministries under the AOHD include; Ministry for the Urban Poor, Ministry for Migrants and Refugees, Ministry for Children with Special Needs, Ministry for Women and Single Mothers, Prison Ministry, Ministry for Orang Asli and Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

The money raised during this Lenten period will go towards the projects and initiatives by AOHD to serve the various ministries under their care.

You can contribute to our mission of raising RM2 million in the Light of Life campaign by donating via QR Code or bank transfer. Just head to our website lightoflife.my and click on the Donate Now button on the top right corner. Then scan the QR code to make your transfer.

If you don’t have a QR code scanner, you can make your donations via online bank transfer to Archdiocesan Lenten Campaign Committee through our Maybank account number 5144 2210 5727. Please email a copy of the transfer receipt to lent@aohd.org

You can watch the 40-Days Reflection videos on our platform at lightoflife.my. If you missed any of the daily videos, you can also scroll back to watch it again during Lent.

You can recycle any used jars at home and decorate it as a ‘Prayer Jar’ or ‘Giving Jar’. You can purchase your candles from any nearby store or ask your parish to help you get them.

For any information regarding our Light Of Life campaign, you can email lent@aohd.org or contact 03-2078 5888

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