6TH DECEMBER, 2015 - SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT – YEAR C

1THE  SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY - 
     TUESDAY, 8TH DECEMBER, 2015 
The Holy Mass is as follows:
    St. Joseph’s Cathedral  :  7.00 a.m. in English  and  6.00 p.m. in Bahasa Malaysia
    Carmelite’s Chapel      :  6.15 a.m. in English
    Church of Mater Dei, Lutong  :  6.30 a.m. in English 

2.  JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY 
13th December, 2015 (next Sunday) will mark the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  The 5.30 p.m. Evening Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral on that day will be changed to 7.00 p.m.   This is an Opening Mass to mark the Jubilee Year of Mercy and also with the Opening of Holy Door by His Lordship Bishop Richard Ng.  In conjunction with this Jubilee Year, there will be pilgrimage to St. Dominic and Rosary Church, Taman Tunku.

3.  VOCATION CAMP
     Venue  :  Rumah Panjang Entulang     Date :  9th  December until 12th December
     Date of Registration :  9th December    Time : 4.00 p.m.
SPM and STPM students and students who are studying at higher education institutions are encouraged to participate in this camp. For transportation, please contact Fr. Sylvester Ngau at the Parish Office (421455).

4.  ADVENT  CONFESSIONS - 2015
All Confessions will start on Friday, 11th December and end on Tuesday, 22nd December.  Confessions in the morning are available after Morning Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral and Church of Mater Dei, Lutong.   Please refer the following Confession’s schedules. 

VENUES
DATES  &  TIMES
St. Joseph’s Cathedral
 [ Every Morning after Holy Mass ]
11th, 12th  & 14th December  ( Friday, Saturday & Monday )
5:00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Church of Mater Dei, Lutong
 [ Every Morning after Holy Mass ]
15th, 16th & 17th December ( Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday )
5:00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
St. Anthony of Padua’s Chapel, Tudan
18th - 19th December  ( Friday - Saturday )
5:00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Permyjaya
21st  - 22nd  December  ( Monday & Tuesday )
5:00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Note :   Confessions in the morning are available after Morning Mass :                
                St. Joseph’s Cathedral and Church of Mater Dei, Lutong.


5.  “STUDY DAY” – THE LAITY AS MISSIONARIES OF THE CHURCH
In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II, we will be holding a “Study Day” on two Vatican II Documents – The Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity (Apostolicam Actuositatem) and the Decree on the Mission Activity of the Church (Ad Gentes) – and to reflect on the role of “The Laity as Missionaries of the Church”.  The “Study Day” is open to all parishioners and you are encouraged to participate.
     Venue :  Maranatha Hall, Merdeka Mall 
      Date  :  Saturday, 12th December    Time : 7.00 a.m. till 12:30 Noon

6.  ADVENT  RECOLLECTION
Advent is a spiritual journey that Christians take, through the truths of Scripture that point to the birth of Messiah.  Come prepare ourselves joining the Advent Recollection with Father Peter Hwang.  All are welcome.
    Date  : 18th December    Time : 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.    19th December    Time : 9.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.
   Venue :  St. Joseph’s Kindergarten at Piasau Garden


7.  CHRISTMAS  CONCERT  2015
     Venue :  Dewan Suarah Miri     Date  :  15th December  (Tuesday)      Time :  6.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.
     Theme :  “A Savior Is Born For Us.  He Is CHRIST the Lord”   [ Luke 2:11 ]  
Free admission.  All are welcome.

8. ALTAR  SERVERS  MEETING

All Altar Servers are required to attend this Compulsory meeting on 19th December at 2.00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Cathedral Miri.    Absentees must provide letters from their parents.