24TH MARCH, 2019 - THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT TIME – YEAR C

1.   LENTEN CONFESSIONS 
    Confessions will start in April.  Please refer to the Church notice board for the schedule at the various churches.

     Venue                                                                      Date                Time

          St. Anthony’s Chapel, Tudan                 :  1st – 2nd April         7.30 p.m.
         St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Miri                   :  3rd – 5th April         7.30 p.m.             
          Holy Spirit Chapel, Permyjaya              :   8th – 9th April         7.30 p.m.
          Church of Mater Dei, Lutong                 :  11th – 12th April      7.30 p.m.
          Sts. Peter and Paul Chapel, Bakam        :  16th April                7.30 p.m.
         
2.  BAHASA MALAYSIA RETREAT BY FR. ABDULI SAKARIAS
      Venue : CMD Lutong, Madonna Hall       Date : 29th – 30th March, 2019
      Registration Fee: RM15.00      Registration is on until 27th March, 2019.

3.  COMBINED REQUIEM MASS
     The Combined Requiem Mass for March is on Friday, 29th March at 7.00 a.m. at the St. Joseph’s
     Cathedral.  Please register at the Parish Office before Tuesday, 26th March.

4.  TALK AND DEMO ON HOME COMPOSTING BY CREATION JUSTICE MINISTRY
     AND MIRI CITY COUNCIL LA21
      Venue:  St. Francis Chapel, Brighton Road        Date:  Saturday, 30th March, 2019       
      Time   :  8.30 a.m. – registration ;  8.45 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. – Talk & Demo
      Free Admission, all are welcome.

5. FREE ENGLISH TUITION CLASSES FOR POOR & NEEDY SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MIRI
     Venue:  SMK St. Joseph, Miri       Date:  ApriL, 2019       Level: Form 1 -5   
     For further registration details please refer to the Church notice board. Closing date for
     registration is 31st March 2019.

6.  DAILY EVENING MASS AT THE ST. JOSEPH’S CATHEDRAL
     Starting 1st April 2019, there will be Daily Mass in English at 5.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday at the St. Joseph’s Cathedral in addition to the 7.00 a.m. Daily Morning Mass. We encourage our
     parishioners to attend the Evening Daily Mass.

7.  COURSES IN THE PARISH:
     Confirmation courses for adults in Iban and Bahasa Malaysia and Pre-Marriage courses will start
     in April, 2019.  Please refer to the Church notice board for details.

8.  TAIZE 
     Venue:  St Francis Chape, Brighton Road      Date:  Saturday, 6th April, 2019       Time: 7.30 – 10.00 p.m. 
     All are welcome.

9.  NOTICE FROM CATHOLIC WELFARE SERVICES, SARAWAK
     Please be informed that CWS tax exempt status has been cancelled by the Inland Revenue Board
     since July 2017 but we were only notified recently. Therefore, CWS can no longer issue receipts
     for tax exemption purpose with immediate effect.  We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience
     caused.



17TH MARCH, 2019 - SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT TIME – YEAR C

1.    STATIONS OF THE CROSS WITH MASS
     The schedule for the Stations of the Cross is as follows:

   St. Joseph’s Cathedral       :  12.15 p.m. in Mandarin

      :  5.30 p.m. in English

      :  7.30 p.m. in Bahasa Malaysia

  Church of Mater Dei, Lutong       :  5.30 p.m. in English

      :  7.30 p.m. in Iban

  St. Anthony of Padua’s Chapel, Tudan  :  6.00 p.m. in Bahasa Malaysia

  Holy Spirit Chapel, Permyjaya                 :  7.30 p.m. in Bahasa Malaysia ( No Mass )
 
Morning daily mass on Fridays is as usual.

2.    LENTEN CONFESSIONS
     Confessions will start in April.  Please refer to the Church notice board for the schedule at the various churches.

Venue                                                  Date                        Time

          St. Anthony’s Chapel, Tudan                 :  1st – 2nd April              7.30 p.m.
    St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Miri                        :  3rd – 5th April              7.30 p.m.             
          Holy Spirit Chapel, Permyjaya              :   8th – 9th April              7.30 p.m.
          Church of Mater Dei, Lutong                 :  11th – 12th April 7.30 p.m.
          Sts. Peter and Paul Chapel, Bakam        :  16th April                     7.30 p.m.
         

3.   SOLEMNITY OF ST. JOSEPH THE SPOUSE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
       Date :  Tuesday, 19th March 2019
       Mass :  St.Joseph’s Cathedral              :  7.00 a.m.
                    Church of Mater Dei, Lutong  :  6.30 a.m.
                    Carmelite Chapel                      :  6.15 a.m.
      All are encouraged to come to celebrate this feast day of our patron saint.

4.   LENTEN RETREATS 
      ENGLISH RETREAT BY FR.GREGORY HON

       Venue : St. Francis Chapel, Brighton Road      Date : 23rd – 24th March, 2019
     
       CHINESE RETREAT BY FR. CHRISTOPHER LO
       Venue :  CMD Lutong, Madonna Hall       Date : 22nd – 23rd March, 2019
     
       BM RETREAT BY FR. ABDULI SAKARIAS
       Venue : CMD Lutong, Madonna Hall       Date : 29th– 30th March, 2019
     
 You may register for the above retreats after mass, at the Carmelite or CMD Bookshop and at the
 parish office before 18th March 2019.

  5.  LENTEN APPEAL ENVELOPES
    Lenten Appeal envelopes will be distributed today to collect funds for the Catholic Welfare Services to serve the poor and needy in the diocese. Please return the envelope with contribution through Sunday Collection before 30th April 2019.     

6. FREE ENGLISH TUITION CLASSES FOR POOR & NEEDY SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MIRI
    Organized by Catholic Welfare Society.     Venue:  SMK St. Joseph, Miri         Level: Form 1 -5   
    Date:  April 2019
    For further registration details please refer to the church notice board. Closing date for registration is 31st March 2019.

7.  COURSES IN THE PARISH
     CONFIRMATION COURSES FOR ADULTS IN IBAN AND BAHASA MALAYSIA

     The courses will start in April. Please refer to the church notices for details.

     PRE-MARRIAGE COURSE IN ENGLISH
     Venue:  Church of Mater Dei, Lutong       Date:  6th – 7th April, 2019

     Please register at the Parish Office for all the courses.

8.  3R – RECYCLE
      We will collect recyclable items on Saturday, 30th March, 2019.  Please refer to notice board for
      details. 

9.  DAILY EVENING MASS AT THE ST. JOSEPH’S CATHEDRAL
      Starting 1st April 2019, there will be daily mass in English at 5.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday at the St. Joseph’s Cathedral in addition to the 7.00 a.m. daily morning mass. We encourage our
      parishioners to attend the evening daily mass.