19TH MAY, 2019 FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER - YEAR C

1.  POLICE DAY MASS
     Venue:  St. Dominic & The Rosary Church, Taman Tunku
     Date   :  Monday, 20th May, 2019      Time : 7.30 p.m
     All serving and retired policemen and police women are encouraged to attend the mass.

2.  COMBINED REQUEIM MASS
   The Combined Requiem Mass for May is on Friday, 24th May, 2019 at 7.00 a.m.  at the Cathedral.
     Closing date for registration is on Tuesday, 21st May.   Please register at the Parish Office.
   
3.  4th ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF CATHOLIC TEACHERS
      Venue:  School Hall of SMK St. Joseph, Miri
      Date   :  Saturday, 25th May. 2019       Time: 7.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
      The meeting closes with a mass at the St. Francis Chapel at 4.30pm.  All Catholic teachers and
      educators are welcome.

4.  LEGION OF MARY IN IBAN
     Venue:  Church of Mater Dei, Lutong
     Date   :  Saturday, 25th May, 2019        Time: 2.00 p.m.
     There will be sharing on Legion of Mary in Iban by Legionary from Sibu.  All Iban speaking
     parishioners are encouraged to attend.

5.  SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD 
   
  Schedule for masses are as follows:
         Sunset Mass, Wednesday, 29th May 2019 :
   
         St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Miri                              :  7.30 p.m. in English
  Church of Mater Dei, Lutong                   :  7.30 p.m. in Iban
    St. Anthony of Padua’s Chapel, Tudan          :  7.30 p.m. in Bahasa Malaysia
       
         Thursday, 30th May 2019 :

         Carmelite’s Chapel, Brighton Road :  6.15 a.m. English
         St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Miri              :  6.30 a.m. in Mandarin and 7.30 p.m. in Bahasa Malaysia
         Church of Mater Dei, Lutong            :  6.30 a.m. in English and 7.30 p.m. in Iban
         St. Anthony of Padua’s Chapel, Tudan:  7.30 p.m in Bahasa Malaysia
         Saints Peter & Paul Chapel, Bakam     :   7.30 p.m. in Bahasa Malaysia 

  Please take note:  
1. Daily Evening Mass at the St. Joseph’s Cathedral on Wednesday, 29th May, and Thursday,
30th May, is CANCELLED.
2.   Holy Hour at the St. Joseph’s Cathedral and Church of Mater Dei, Lutong on Wednesday,
             29th May is CANCELLED.

6.  NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT : 31ST  MAY – 8TH JUNE, 2019  

     IN  ENGLISH
     Venue:  St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Miri                Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm

     IN MANDARIN
      Venue:  St. Francis Chapel, Brighton Road    Time: 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

7.  ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FUND RAISING SALE
      The Society of St Vincent de Paul is having a fund raising sale at the St. Joseph’s Cathderal
      compund today. All proceeds will help fund their activities to help the poor. Please support
      generously.

8.  SECURITY & SAFETY IN CHURCH
      In view of the recent bombings of churches in Sri Lanka, here are some basic security measures 
      for all parishioners to observe : 

a. Parishioners are to avoid bringing backpacks or luggage bags or bulky bags to Mass.


b. Do not leave your bags unattended at any time.


c. All are to keep alert and report any suspicious individuals, unattended bags or packages to priest, warden or security team on duty for further action. 

   
Thank you for your co-operation.

ANNOUNCE IN CHINESE MASS ONLY
1. PARISH COURSES IN MANDARIN
Premarriage course starts on 25 May 2019 and Infant Baptism course will start 2 June 2019.
      Please refer to church notice board for details.

2. 'THE JOY OF MY LIFE ' STAYED IN CHINESE YOUTH CAMP WITH FR. SINWEE
       Venue: Church of Mater Dei, Lutong
      Date    : 3rd -5th June 2019
      For details, please refer to the Church noticeboard or call the Parish office.

3. LIFE IN THE SPIRT SEMINAR IN MANDARIN
      Venue: St.Francis Chapel, Brighton Road
    Date    : 1st – 3rd June 2019
      Admission is free. All are welcome.



12TH MAY, 2019 FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER - YEAR C GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY [ VOCATION SUNDAY ]

1. MOTHER’S DAY FLOWER SALE 
      Flowers will be on sale today at St. Joseph’s Cathedral and Carmelite.  The fund will go to
      Wisma St. Joseph.   Please kindly support.

2.  GAWAI THANKSGIVING MASS
     Venue:  Church of Mater Dei, Lutong
     Date   :  Friday, 17th May 2019         Time: 7.30 p.m.
     There will be fellowship after the mass, please bring a dish to share.
     All are welcome to CelebrateGawai and give thanks to God for the harvest.

3.  POLICE DAY MASS
     Venue:  St. Dominic & The Rosary Church, Taman Tunku
     Date   :  Monday, 20th May, 2019      Time : 7.30 p.m
     All serving and retired policemen and police women are encouraged to attend the mass.

4.  4th ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF CATHOLIC TEACHERS
      Venue:  School Hall of SMK St. Joseph, Miri
      Date   :  Saturday, 25th May. 2019       Time: 7.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
      The meeting closes with a mass at the St. Francis Chapel at 4.30pm.  All Catholic teachers and
      educators are welcome.

5.  NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT : 31ST  MAY – 8TH JUNE, 2019  
     IN  ENGLISH
     Venue:  St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Miri                Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm

     IN MANDARIN
      Venue:  St. Francis Chapel, Brighton Road    Time: 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

6.  BIBLE COURSE IN ENGLISH ON THE HISTORICAL BOOKS AND PROPHETS
     The Bible Course on the Old Testament Historical books and Prophets conducted by Bishop
     Richard will commence on 13th June. Those interested to deepen their knowledge of the Bible
     are encouraged to attend. Please register with the Parish office before 2nd June.

7.  FINANCIAL CRIME AWARENESS TALK
      Venue :  Dewan Suarah Miri Date : 18th May 2019          Time : 2.00 p.m.
     Organised by the Association of Churches in Sarawak to create awareness to curb increasing cases
     of scam crimes. The talk is free and all are encouraged to come.

8.  MISSION FORMATION 2019
     Registration for BM Session on 18th May is re-open until 16th May 2019. To register, send a
     message to the organizer on 013-578-3244 with your name and telephone number.

9.  3R – RECYCLE
      We will collect recyclable items on Saturday, 18th May, 2019.  Please refer to notice board for
      details.

10.  LENTEN APPEAL ENVELOPES
        A gentle reminder to hand in the donations by next Sunday, 19th May 2019. You may drop the
        Lenten appeal envelopes into the Sunday collection bag. Thank you for your generous support.

11.  SECURITY AND SAFETY IN OUR CHURCHES
      Due to the recent bombings of Catholic Churches in Sri Lanka, the Special Branch of the Royal Malaysian Police is worried about copycat attacks targeting Churches in Malaysia. As advised, here are some security measures for all the Churches to implement ...read more



ANNOUNCED IN CHINESE MASS ONLY

1.  'THE JOY OF MY LIFE ' STAYED IN CHINESE YOUTH CAMP WITH FR. SINWEE
      Venue: Church of Mater Dei, Lutong
      Date : 3rd -5th June 2019
     Students and youth aged 12-18 are encouraged to join. For details, please refer to the Church
     noticeboard or call the Parish office.

2.  CHINESE FAMILY APOSTOLIC FELLOWSHIP IN MANDARIN
     Venue: Human Life Service Centre
     Date : 19th May, 2019              Time: 3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
     All family members are encouraged to join this Bimonthly Fellwoship.