15TH DECEMBER 2019 THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT - YEAR A

1.  ADVENT  CONFESSIONS


St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Miri                            :   16th – 18th  December 
                                                                          [ Monday – Wednesday ]         7.30 p.m. onwards

    Note : There will be no Holy Hour on the 18th December at St.Joseph’s Cathedral & Church of
           Mater Dei, Lutong. The evening mass is changed to morning mass at the Church of Mater Dei
           on Wednesday the 18th December.

2.  COMBINED REQUIEM MASS

      The Combined Requiem Mass for December is on Friday, 20th December, 2019 at 7.00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Cathedral.  Please register at the Parish office by Tuesday, 17th December, 2019.

3.  MASS FOR THE SPECIAL NEEDS PEOPLE

       Venue:  St. Joseph’s Cathedral     Date:  Saturday,  21st December        Time:  8.00 a.m
       Please register the special needs children and adults at the parish office or send a text to
       01110983221 before 19th December. All are welcome.

4.  CHRISTMAS EVE MASS ON 24th  DECEMBER ( TUESDAY ) 

      There will be carols before mass. All are invited to come sing carols to welcome Christ’s birth. Please refer to the Church notice board for the schedule at the various churches.

                         Venue                                                       Time

       St. Joseph’s Cathedral                   :   7.00 p.m. Carols   7.30 p.m. Mass in Mandarin
                                                              :   10.30 p.m. Carols  11.00 p.m. Mass in English & Bahasa
                                                                       Malaysia

       Carmelite Chapel, Brighton          :   8.00 p.m. Carols   8.30 p.m. Mass in English

       Church of Mater Dei, Lutong       :   7.00 p.m. Carols  7.30 p.m. Mass in English
                                                             :   10.30 p.m. Carols  11.00 p.m. Mass  in Iban

       Holy Spirit’s Chapel, Permyjaya  :  7.30 p.m. Carols  8.00 p.m.  Mass in Bahasa Malaysia

       St. Anthony of Padua’s Chapel, Tudan  :   9.00 p.m Carols  9.30 p.m. Mass in Bahasa Malaysia

Note:  All Christmas Day Mass schedule will follow the Sunday Mass schedule. 
            Please refer to the Church notice board for the schedule at the various Churches.

5. ST. JOSEPH’S CATHEDRAL ALTAR SERVERS RENEWAL OF PROMISE

     Venue: St. Joseph’s Cathedral    Date: Thursday, 26th December 2019     Time: 5.30 p.m.
     All parents, family and friends are welcome to support and celebrate this event. There will be a God’s choice fellowship after the mass. Please bring your own cutlery.
     There will be a compulsory meeting and rehearsal on the 21st December, Saturday at the St. Joseph’s Cathedral at 10.00 a.m.  All altar servers must attend.

6.  VIRTUES WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN AND FAITH FORMATORS 

      Venue:  Imperial Palace Hotel        Date:  4th to 5th January 2020
      Parents of young children and faith formators are encouraged to attend. Please register at the parish  Office before the 20th December.

7.   TAX EXEMPTION FOR DONATIONS TO CATHOLIC WELFARE SOCIETY 

       We are pleased to inform all parishioners that Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has granted Catholic
       Welfare Society Tax Exempt Status for a period of 5 years effective 1st November, 2019. Donors
       are kindly requested to provide full name, I.C. number and address as this is a requirement by
       IRB. 
       Please contact CWS office at 082-241407 should you require any additional information.

8.   HOMEBLESSING 2020

      The registration for next year’s homeblessing has been extended to 23rd December 2019. We
      encourage first timers to register. Those who have registered this year do not need to register.

9.  PARISH SURVEY FORMS

     Please fill up and return the survey forms given out a few weeks ago before 31st December. You
     may drop them into the survey box at the church entrance or into the collection bags.

8TH DECEMBER 2019 SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT - YEAR A

1.  ADVENT  CONFESSIONS 

     Please refer to the Church notice board for the schedule at the various churches. 

           
Venue                                                                            Date     Time

      Saints Peter & Paul Chapel, Bakam       :  8th December  [ Sunday ]           After Sunday Mass

      Holy Spirit’s Chapel, Permyjaya          :   9th - 10th December
                                                                            [ Monday & Tuesday ]              7.30 p.m. onwards


      St. Anthony of Padua’s Chapel, Tudan  :  12th -13th  December
                                                                            [ Thursday - Friday ]                 7.30 p.m. onwards


      St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Miri                     :   16th – 18th  December 
                                                                            [ Monday – Wednesday ]         7.30 p.m. onwards

2.  SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

     There will be mass in English at the St. Joseph’s Cathedral at 7.30pm on Monday, 9th December.
     The 5.30pm mass is cancelled for that day.  All are welcome.

3. ADVENT RECOLLECTION IN BM BY FR. ABDULI SARAKIAS ( Announce in all BM masses only )

     Venue:  Church of Mater Dei, Chapel          Date:  Saturday, 14th December      Time:  8.30 a.m.
     Please register at the parish office or send a text to 01110983221. You may also register on the spot.

4.  COMBINED REQUIEM MASS

      The Combined Requiem Mass for December is on Friday, 20th December, 2019 at 7.00 a.m. at
      St. Joseph’s Cathedral.  Please register at the Parish office by Tuesday, 17th December, 2019.

5.  MASS FOR THE SPECIAL NEEDS PEOPLE

       Venue:  St. Joseph’s Cathedral     Date:  21st December        Time:  8.00 a.m
       Please register the special needs children and adults at the parish office or send a text to
       01110983221 before 19th December. All are welcome.

6.  VIRTUES WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN AND FAITH FORMATORS 

      Venue:  Imperial Palace Hotel        Date:  4th to 5th January 2020
      Parents of young children and faith formators are encouraged to attend. Please register at the
      parish Office before the 20th December.

7.  THANKSGIVING DINNER CELEBRATING THE 25TH SACERDOTAL ANNIVERSARY OF RT. REV. BISHOP RICHARD NG

     Venue: Imperial Hotel Ballroom, Miri       Date: Monday, 17th February, 2020      Time: 7.00 p.m       
     Dinner tickets are priced at RM550 per table. Please call the parish office for more details. 

8.   TAX EXEMPTION FOR DONATIONS TO CATHOLIC WELFARE SOCIETY 

       We are pleased to inform all parishioners that Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has granted Catholic
       Welfare Society Tax Exempt Status for a period of 5 years effective 1st November, 2019. Donors
       are kindly requested to provide full name, I.C. number and address as this is a requirement by
       IRB. 
       Please contact CWS office at 082-241407 should you require any additional information.

9. CHILDREN CHRISTMAS PARTY 2019   ( Announce at CMD only ) 
    Venue: Madonna Hall, Church of Mater Dei, Lutong 
    Date   : Saturday, 14th December          Time:  9.00 a.m – 1.00 p.m
    Open to all children 12 years old and below. Please bring a dish to share.