24TH JANUARY, 2016 THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – C

1.  VOCATION  AWARENESS  DAY 
Talks on various aspects of the consecrated life will be held at the Carmelite’s Chapel, on 30th January from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.  Those who are interested please register with the Parish Office before 28th January.  There is no registration fee and all parishioners are invited.  Parents please encourage your children to come. 

2.  NATURAL  FAMILY  PLANNING  COURSE
This course is for those who intend to get married or married couples who wish to covalidate their marriage.  Please refer to the notice board for further details.
    
3.  ADULTS  CONFIRMATION  COURSE  IN BAHASA  MALAYSIA  2016
     Venue :  St. Joseph’s Multi-Purpose Hall       Date :  Monday, 1st February    Time :  7.30 p.m.  
Those 18 years and above are encouraged to join the course.  For further details, please call Parish Office.

4.   CLOSING  OF  YEAR  OF CENSECRATED  LIFE  MASS 
     Venue :  Carmelite’s Chapel, Brighton Road     Date :  2nd February 2016    Time: 5.30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to join in thanking God for this fruitful Year of the Consecrated Life.

5.  “THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD” CUM  CANDLE  BLESSING – TUESDAY, 2ND FEBRUARY
At St. Joseph’s Cathedral the Holy Mass will be at 7.00 a.m. and Church of Mater Dei, Lutong at 6.30 a.m.  Please bring along candles for blessing.

6.  NEW  SUNDAY SCHOOL AT  ST. ANTHONY’S CHAPEL,  PUJUT CORNER
Registration will be on Sunday 7th and 14th February at 8:00 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Chapel, Pujut Corner.  

 7.  INFANT  BAPTISM  COURSE  IN  BAHASA  MALAYSIA  
Venue :  St. Joseph’s Cathedral     Date :  7th – 8th February       Time  :  7.30 p.m.
It will be held nightly until Monday, and infants will be baptized on Tuesday, 9th February at 5.30 p.m.  Parents and God parents who wish to have their children baptized are to attend all the sessions of the course.

8.  BISHOP AND PRIESTS’ CHINESE NEW YEAR OPEN HOUSE
The Chinese New Year Mass in Mandarin will be held at 8.00 a.m. on 8th February at St. Joseph’s Cathedral and Carmelite’s Chapel.
After Mass, all parishioners are welcome to our Biship and priets’ Chinese New Year Open House at  the St. Joseph’s Multi-Purpose Hall from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.  Parishioners who wish to donate oranges kindly contact the Parish Office.

9.  ASH WEDNESDAY
Ash Wednesday this year falls on 3rd day of Chinese New Year, 10th February. It is a day of fasting and abstinence.   Masses with imposition of Ashes on Ash Wednesday are as follows:
    St. Joseph’s Cathedral :  6.15 a.m. in Mandarin
                                       7.30 a.m. in English and 5.30 p.m. in English
    Carmelite’s Chapel    :   6.15 a.m. in English
    Church of Mater Dei, Lutong :  6.30 a.m. in English and 7.30 p.m. in Iban
    Holy Spirit Chapel, Permyjaya :  7.30 p.m. in Bahasa Malaysia
   St. Anthony of Padua’s Chapel, Tudan :  7.30 p.m. in Bahasa Malaysia
There will be NO HOLY HOUR on that day. 

10.  YOUNG ADULT GATHERING

It will be held at St. Farncis of Assisi Chapel, Brighton Road on 29th January from 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.   All working youths, and university / college students are invited. Bring along your Bible and note book.