25TH SEPTEMBER, 2016 TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - YEAR C

1.  COMBINED  REQUIEM  MASS
The combined Requiem Mass for September is on Friday, 30th September at 7.00 a.m. at the Cathedral. Those who wish to offer Requiem Mass for their deceased loved ones are requested to register at the Parish Office.  Closing date for registration is on Tuesday, 27th September.

2. NIGHTLY  ROSARY  IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
Date :  Monday to Friday except Wednesday Holy Hour, starting 03 October
Time :  7.30 p.m.
Venue :  St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Mandarin
                Church of Mater Dei in English
And on all the Saturdays in October, starting next Saturday 01 October, at 7.00 p.m. , the Sunday School children of Church of Mater Dei is leading the Rosary at the Grotto at Church of Mater Dei. Please come and pray with our Sunday School children and bring along a candle.

3.  KENYAH-KAYAN  MASS
      Venue :  Church of Mater Dei, Lutong      Date :   Sunday, 2nd October     Time :  11.00 a.m.
      All are welcome.

4.  MIRI DIOCESE  40TH ANNIVERSARY  CELEBRATION
We will be celebrating our Diocese’s 40th Anniversary on 3rd October with a Thanksgiving Mass at 8.30 a.m. at the Miri Indoor Stadium and this will be followed by a family day at the Miri Outdoor Stadium. This Sunday and next Sunday we will be selling special edition T-shirts to commemorate as well as to raise funds to cover the expenses for this event.  It is priced at RM40 each. We are all encouraged to wear this T-shirt to the Thanksgiving Mass and family day.

5.  PRE-MARRIAGE  COURSE IN ENGLISH
     Venue :  Church of Mater Dei, Lutong
     Date   :  8th – 9th October (Saturday – Sunday)
     Please register at the Parish Office.

6.  INFANT  BAPTISM  COURSE  IN  ENGLISH
     Venue :  St. Joseph’s Cathedral       Date :  9th – 10th October       Time :  7.30 p.m.
     Infants will be baptized on Tuesday, 11th October at 5.30 p.m.  Parents and God parents who wish to have their children baptized are to attend the  course.

7.  HOLY  MASS AT HOLY ROSARY CHAPEL
     Please be informed that the Holy Mass at Holy Rosary Chapel, Piasau Utara is changed to 9th October at 3.00 p.m.

8.  FAMILY  MERCY  CONFERENCE 
      Venue :  Imperial Hotel Ballroom Miri      Date:  27th to 29th November
      Entry Contribution:  RM 80
      Speaker:  Rev. Fr. Gino Henriques
     Registration will be conducted after Mass today.

9. REGISTRATION  FOR  2017  CATHOLIC  KINDERGARTEN  ADMISSION 
Registration for 2017 Admission to our Catholic Kindergartens in the Miri Parish is now open.   Our Catholic kindergartens are St. Joseph’s Kindergarten in Miri town and Tadika Sri Cahaya in Senadin. Our syllabus emphasizes the development of an intellectually, emotionally and spiritually wholesome child.  The use of the English language is further enhanced with the introduction of lessons using interactive “ICT Program” in 2017.
We welcome all children born in 2011, 2012 and 2013.   For registration contacts, please refer to the Church bulletin and notice board.

10.   INFORMATION ON THE USAGE OF WISMA ST. JOSEPH’S  FULFILMENT CARDS
 We have introduced the new pledge forms to give people the opportunity to contribute materially and spiritually to accomplish the building plans of WISMA St. Joseph.
We have separate cards for material and spiritual contributions. Today we launch the fulfilment cards for spiritual contribution.
Since we need RM 30 million, we are also asking for 30 million prayers, fasts and works of mercy as spiritual support. Once the new Cathedral is built, there will be a plaque recording these spiritual contributions. The fulfilment cards at the entrances of the church come in different colours to differentiate between prayers, fasts and works of mercy.  Feel free to take as many cards as you need, use them to record your prayer, fast or works of mercy contributions, and once the card is fully ticked, please deposit them in the Sunday collection bags.
Thank you for your cooperation and support.



18TH SEPTEMBER, 2016 TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - YEAR C



1. CHRISTMAS PARADE T-SHIRT SALE
Kindly place your order after Mass. The closing date is on Monday, 19th September.

2. GROWTH SEMINAR FOLLOW-UP
Venue : St. Joseph’s Cathedral Date : Friday, 23rd September Time : 7.30 p.m.

3. INVITATION FOR ALL THE NEW CATHOLIC STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITY MALAYA
The parish of St. Francis Xavier in Petaling Jaya, welcomes all new students of University Malaya to their Meet and Connect Night.
Venue : Church of St. Francis Xavier, Petaling Jaya
Date : Saturday, 24th September Time : 4.30 pm to 10.30 pm

The purpose of this event is to provide community support to new students as they begin their tertiary level education in Kuala Lumpur. If you know of any of our parishioners, family members, friends studying in University Malaya, please inform them. For further details, please refer to the Church Bulletin and notice board.

4. MIRI DIOCESE 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
We will be celebrating our Diocese’s 40th Anniversary on 3rd October with a Thanksgiving Mass at 8.30 a.m. at the Miri Indoor Stadium and this will be followed by a family day at the Miri Outdoor Stadium. Coupons for the family day priced at RM20.00 per booklet is on sale after Mass. Information sheets about the event is distributed today. Next Sunday we will be selling special edition Tshirts for the 40th anniversary priced at RM 40 each.

5. PRE-MARRIAGE COURSE 
IN MANDARIN
Venue : St. Joseph’s Parish Conference Room
Date : 24th – 25th September ( Saturday – Sunday )

IN ENGLISH
Venue : Church of Mater Dei, Lutong
Date : 8th – 9th October (Saturday – Sunday)

Please register at the Parish Office.

6. 3 R RECYLCE
Venue : Under the tree, In front of Fathers’ House.
Date : Saturday, 24th September Time : 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

7. FAMILY MERCY CONFERENCE
Venue : Imperial Hotel Ballroom Miri Date: 27th to 29th November 
Entry Contribution: RM 80

Speaker: Rev. Fr. Gino Henriques

Registration will be conducted after Mass today.