19TH MARCH, 2017 THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT – YEAR A

1.  THE SOLEMNITY OF ST. JOSEPH – Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Venue :   St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Miri
Date :   Monday, 20th March
Time :   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. For further details,  please contact the parish office. Closing date is on Monday, 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.

4. 24 HOURS FOR THE LORD
Venue    :   Carmelite 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.

5.  LENTEN CONFESSIONS

     Will start on Monday, 27th March. Confessions are available after daily Mass at Carmelite Chapel, St. Jospeh’s Cathedral and Church of Mater Dei. Please refer to the Church notice board for the schedule at the various churches.

Venue                                                        Date                    Time
Holy Spirit’s Chapel, Permyjaya :  27th and 28th March 7.00 p.m.
St. Anthony’s Chapel, Tudan :  29th and 30th March           7.00 p.m.
Church of Mater Dei, Lutong :  3rd and 4th April 7.00 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Miri :  6th to 8th April 7.00 p.m.
           

6. PRE-MARRIAGE COURSE IN ENGLISH
Venue :   Church of Mater Dei, Lutong
Date :  1st & 2nd April 2017

Please register at the St. Joseph’s parish office.

7. SPECIAL SEMINAR ON HUMAN SEXUALITY
The Human Life Service (HLS) is organising a special seminar on Human Sexuality and related issues as follows:
Venue :  Park City Everly Hotel, Miri
Date :  20th and 21st April 2017
You can register at the entrance of the Church starting next week on 25th March after Mass.

8. EASTER CARNIVAL 2017
Venue :  Church of Mater Dei, Lutong
Date :  Saturday, 22 April 2017
Time :  7.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Tickets are available after mass.  Free admission for children below 12. The proceeds will go to Wisma St. Joseph.  All family members are invited to come and share the joy of Easter.

9. MIRI ENGLISH SUNDAY SCHOOL
The Miri English Sunday school is cancelled this Sunday, 19th March. This is due to the renovation of the St. Joseph’s Kindergarten.

10. NEW AND SECOND-HAND STUFF FOR SALE
We are having fund raising sale today at the Cathedral for the new Bekenu Church. All the stuff is from Singapore, children’s cloths, ladies and men’s clothes, bags, costume jewellery, stationary and rosaries.  Please visit the counters and kindly support.