Saturday, December 13, 2014

14TH DECEMBER, 2014 THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT — YEAR B - Our Joy In Christ

1.  ADVENT CONFESSIONS - 2014

All Confessions will start on Friday, 12th December and end on Tuesday, 23rd December
as follows:
 
St. Joseph’s Cathedral
 [ Every Morning after Holy Mass ] 12th, 13th  & 15th December  ( Friday, Saturday & Monday )
5:00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
 
Church of Mater Dei, Lutong
 [ Every Morning after Holy Mass ] 16th, 17th & 18th December ( Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday )
5:00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
 
St. Anthony of Padua’s Chapel, Tudan 19th - 20th December  ( Friday - Saturday )
5:00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
 
Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Permyjaya 22nd - 23rd December  ( Monday & Tuesday )
5:00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.  

Fr. Justin Dan at Balairaya Kuala Bakam on 22nd December (Monday ) from 5:00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.

2.  CHRISTMAS  CONCERT
St Joseph’s Cathedral Chinese Student-Youth group is organizing a Christmas Concert on 18th December 2014 (Thursday) at Dewan Suarah Miri.
All are welcome.  Admission is FREE.  Please invite your friends and relatives to the concert.  Program will start at 6.30 p.m.

3.  CHRISTMAS MASSES SCHEDULES:

(A) CHRISTMAS  VIGIL  MASSES  -  WEDNESDAY, 24TH DECEMBER  2014
St. Joseph’s Cathedral                             7.30 p.m. Mandarin
                                                                 10.30 p.m. English

Church of Mater Dei, Lutong                 7.00 p.m. Iban
                                                                11.00 p.m. English

Carmelite’s Chapel, Brighton Road      11.00 p.m. English

St. Anthony of Padua’s Chapel, Tudan 9.30 p.m. Bahasa Malaysia

The Holy Spirit Chapel, Permyjaya        7.30 p.m. Bahasa Malaysia

(B) CHRISTMAS  DAY  MASSES  -  THURSDAY, 25TH DECEMBER 2014
St. Joseph’s Cathedral                           7.00 a.m. Mandarin
  9.15 a.m. Bahasa Malaysia
  11.30 a.m. English/BM
  5.30 p.m. English 

Church of Mater Dei, Lutong               8.00 a.m. English
  11.30 a.m. Iban

Carmelite’s Chapel, Brighton Road 7.00 a.m. English

St. Anthony of Padua’s Chapel, Tudan 5.00 p.m. Bahasa Malaysia

Holy Spirit Chapel, Permyjaya           11.00 a-.m. Bahasa Malaysia

Kuala Baram 10.30 a.m. Bahasa Malaysia

4.  ALTAR SERVERS’ RENEWAL OF PROMISE ON ST. STEPHEN’S FEASTDAY
All Altar Servers are to renew their Altar Servers Promise on 26th December in the Holy Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral at 6.00 p.m. Altar Server Meeting (all accept CMD Lutong and Mandarin Mass) on Saturday, 20th December at St. Joseph’s Cathedral at 2.00 p.m.  Attendance is compulsory.  Absentees must show letter from parents.

5. YEAR END GATHERING
    Venue :  Church of Mater Dei, Lutong  
    Date :  Wednesday, 31st December      Time :   7.00 p.m. to 12.30 a.m.
This year’s celebration will be done differently from what was done in previous years. There will be food, fun activities, blessed draws and a Holy Mass.  So let’s come together as a one big community, together with our bishop and priests, to thank God for 2014 and to pray for blessings for 2015.  Please bring an along God choice food to share with one another.

6.  CHRISTMAS COLLECTION FOR THE NEEDS OF ST. JOSEPH’S CATHEDRAL PARISH MIRI  
The Christmas Collection Envelopes are still being distributed for your generous contribution and your support is very much appreciated.  You may drop the envelopes into the Sunday Collection baskets. Thank you.

7.  FOOD SALES
Today’s Food sales at St. Joseph’s Cathedral compound is organized by the Permyjaya Church Building Fund Raising Committee, Your generous support is very much appreciated.




Saturday, December 6, 2014

7TH DECEMBER, 2014 - SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT — YEAR B

1.  SEMINAR FOR THOSE WHO HAVE JUST COMPLETED SPM AND STPM EXAMINATIONS
This seminar is for students who have just completed their SPM and STPM examinations. The details are as follows:
      Date   :  7th to 10th December     Venue :   St. Francis of Assisi Seminary Chapel, Brighton Road
Registration fee: RM 30 for those from Miri and RM 25 for those outside Miri
Registration starts at 4.00 p.m. on 7th December (Sunday) and participants will leave at 10.00 a.m. on 11th December (Thursday).  This is a stay-in Seminar and will be conducted in Bahasa Malaysia.

2.  THE  SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY -  MONDAY, 8TH DECEMBER  
The Holy Mass is as follows:
    St. Joseph’s Cathedral  :  7.00 a.m. in Mandarin  and 7.30 p.m. in English
    Carmelite’s Chapel      :  6.15 a.m. in English
    Church of Mater Dei, Lutong :  6.30 a.m. in English  and 7.30 p.m. in Iban

3.  ADVENT  CONFESSIONS
All Confession will start on Friday, 12th December and end on Tuesday, 23rd December.  Confessions in the morning are available after Morning Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral and Church of Mater Dei, Lutong.   Please refer to the Church Notice Board for the Confession’s schedules.

4.  “A CHRISTMAS FAMILY STORY TIME”
Human Life Service is organizing ‘A Christmas Family Story Time’ in Mandarin, on Saturday, 13th December, from 3.00 – 5.00 p.m. at Human life Service 2nd floor.  The two- hour activities include story-telling, craft and songs.  Children aged 4-12 are welcome to join the activities together with their parents.  Registration forms are available before and after Chinese Mass on Sunday, or contact Human Life Service 085-426729.  Registration fee is RM2.00 per child.  Please register before the closing date, which is on 7th December.

5.  CHRISTMAS  CONCERT 
St Joseph’s Cathedral Chinese Student-Youth group is organizing a Christmas Concert on 18TH  December 2014 (Thursday) at Dewan Suarah Miri.
ALL are welcome.  Admission is FREE.  Please invite your friends and relatives to the concert.  Program will start at 6.30 p.m .

6.  YEAR  END  GATHERING 
  Venue :  Church of Mater Dei Lutong     Date :  Wednesday, 31st December      Time :   7.00 p.m. to 12.30 a.m.
This year’s celebration will be done differently from what was done in previous years. There will be food, fun activities, blessed draws and a Holy Mass.  So let’s come together as a one big community, together with our bishop and priests, to thank God for 2014 and to pray for blessings for 2015.  Flyers for this event will be distributed next Sunday.

7.  CHRISTMAS  COLLECTION  FOR  THE  NEEDS  OF  ST. JOSEPH’S  CATHEDRAL PARISH MIRI    
The Christmas Collection Envelopes are being distributed for your generous contribution and your support is very much appreciated.  You may drop the envelopes into the Sunday Collection baskets.   Thank you.

8.  FOOD SALES  
The Permyjaya Church Building Fund Raising Committee will organize Food Sales at St Joseph’s Cathedral compound on Sunday, 14th December.  Your generous support is very much appreciated.