12TH JULY, 2015 - FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

1.   APPOINTMENT OF THE AUXILIARY BISHOP OF KUCHING

On Thursday, 9th July, 2015 - Rome time 12.00 noon, Malaysia time about 6.00 p.m.  the Holy Father Pope Francis announced in the Vatican that Rev. Fr. Simon Poh Hon Seng, Parish Priest of St. Joseph Cathedral Kuching has been appointed as Auxiliary Bishop of Kuching Diocese.  Please remember him in prayer.

2.  YOUTH  RALLY  FOR  TEENAGERS :  18TH - 20TH JULY 

All Youth Rally participants are to be at Imperial Hotel Ballroom for registration by 7.00 a.m. on Saturday, 18th July to collect your name tags.  Please bring along a sweater as the ballroom can be very cold.

3.  HEALING SEMINAR IN MANDARIN
     Venue :  St. Joseph’s Secondary School Hall
      Date & Time  :  16th July (Thursday) at 7.00 p.m. to 18th July (Saturday) at 12.00 noon
     Speaker :  Bishop Emeritus Anthony Lee

4.  CHILDREN SEMINAR IN BAHASA  MALAYSIA
Children aged 10-12 years are invited to attend this seminar to be held on 17th July to 20th July, at the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, Tanjong Lobang. Registration starts on Friday, 17th July, at 7.00 a.m.   Entry contribution: RM20.00 per child.
For further information please contact Sylvianna Ting at the St. Joseph’s Parish office (421455) or Anne Clare Leong (013-5633714).

5.  NATURAL  FAMILY  PLANNING  (NFP) COURSES
The Natural Family Planning courses will be held as follows:
     In Iban Course :
           Venue :  St. Anthony’s Chapel, Pujut Corner
            Date  :  Saturday, 18th July     Time :  9.00 a.m.-1.30 p.m.

     In English Course :
            Venue :  Conference Room, St. Joseph’s Parish
             Date  :  Saturday, 25th July    Time :  8.00 a.m.-12.30 p.m.
Please register with the Parish Office (421455).    

6.  HUMAN LIFE SERVICE  (HLS) CONFERENCE
An HLS Conference addressing current issues like Same-sex attraction and Pornography will take place on the 11th and 12th September, 2015, at the Imperial Hotel Ballroom, Miri. 
Early bird registration at RM50 per person starts today until the 2nd August, after which RM80 will be charged.  Do visit the HLS table after Mass today.

7.  * Please be informed that the side gate of St. Joseph’s Cathedral, behind Miri City Council (MCC) will be opened at 6.30 a.m. on every Sunday.   All parishioners are advised to park their cars at the MCC parking lots.  Please do not park at the roadside as it is illegal to do so.