12TH MARCH, 2017 SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT – YEAR A

1.  THE SOLEMNITY OF ST. JOSEPH – Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
      The Solemnity of St. Joseph this year falls on Monday, 20th March.  Holy Mass for the Patron
Saint of our Cathedral will be at 7.30 p.m.  All are encouraged to join the Mass and pray for our   Parish. There will be fellowship and refreshment after the mass.
The morning mass at the Cathedral is cancelled on that day.

2.  LENTEN  RETREAT 2017
      The Cathedral Parish is organising a Lenten retreat in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin
 on the weekend of 25th to 26th March in three different locations in Miri as follows:

St. Joseph’s Secondary School Hall,  Brighton Road :  In English
Day Chapel, Church of Mater Dei, Lutong                 :  In Bahasa Malaysia
Piasau Kindergarten Hall                             :  In Mandarin

This retreat is open to all who desire a deeper relationship with the Lord.   Please do not miss this important opportunity to strengthen and grow in our spiritual life. You can find more information and register at the entrance of the church or at the St.Joseph’s Parish office. Closing date is on 20th March.

3. CHILDREN SEMINAR IN BAHASA MALAYSIA FROM 10 TO 12 YEARS OLD
Venue : St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, Brighton Road
Date : 21st to 24th March 2017
Time : Registration starts on Tuesday, 21st March at 7.00 a.m.
Theme : Observances of Lent and Easter
Registration Fee : RM25.00

4.  LENTEN  APPEAL  ENVELOPES
We distributed the Lenten Appeal envelopes last Sunday.  This is to collect funds for the Catholic Welfare Services to serve the poor and needy in the diocese. Donation of RM50 and above will be tax exempted. Please fill in your address on the envelope if you want a receipt for your tax exemption. You can return the envelope with contribution through Sunday Collection before 30th April 2017. Please give generously.

5. 24 HOURS FOR THE LORD
Venue : Carmelite’s Chapel, Brighton Road
Date & Time : Starts on Friday, 31st March at 12.00 noon with opening Mass
 Ends on Saturday, 1st April at 12.00 noon with closing Mass
All are encouraged to come and spend time with the Lord in prayers and adoration. Please refer to the Church notice board for the 24-Hour program.

6.  WISMA  ST. JOSEPH  PLEDGE  FORM  AND SPIRITUAL  FULFILMENT  CARD

     To reach our Wisma St. Joseph targets, we need everyone’s contribution.  Please stop by the  
     Wisma St. Joseph Service Desk at the Church entrance after mass in this month of March.  You
     can get help on filling the pledge form and the spiritual fulfillment cards.