2ND APRIL, 2017 FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT – YEAR A

1.   LENTEN CONFESSIONS

We have started confessions and 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
Church of Mater Dei, Lutong :  3rd and 4th April         7.00 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Miri :      6th to 7th April 7.00 p.m.
                                                    :  8th April 8.00 p.m.

2. CHRISM MASS
Venue :  St. Joseph’s Cathedral
Date :  Wednesday, 5th April Time :  7.30 p.m.
All are encouraged to come and pray for the holiness of our bishop and priests. There will be fellowship and refreshment after mass with all our priests from the various parishes in the Miri diocese.
Morning mass at the Cathedral is cancelled on that day.
Holy Hour at the Cathedral and Church of Mater Dei is also cancelled.

3. PALM SUNDAY (PASSION SUNDAY)
Holy week will begin with Palm Sunday, 9th April. Kindly bring along your own palm leaves for the blessing.
Announce the parking at St. Joseph’s Cathedral only.
Please be advised that DO NOT PARK inside the St. Joseph’s Cathedral compound and the Father’s House on Palm Sunday. Kindly cooperate with the wardens and Rela to enhance a smooth flow of the traffic.

4. STATIONS OF THE CROSS ON GOOD FRIDAY, 14TH APRIL
Please refer to the Church notice board for the schedule at the various churches.

St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Miri :  9.00 a.m. in Mandarin
                                             :  10.00 a.m. in English
                                             :  11.00 a.m. in Bahasa Malaysia

Church of Mater Dei, Lutong :  8.00 a.m. in English
                                               :  10.00 a.m. in Iban

St. Anthony of Padua’s Chapel, Tudan :  9.00 a.m. in Bahasa Malaysia

5. HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Holy Thursday, 13th April
St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Miri :  6.00 p.m. in Mandarin
                                                        :  8.30 p.m. in English and Bahasa Malaysia,
                                                           and adoration till 11.00 p.m.

      Carmelite Chapel, Brighton :  7.30 p.m. in English and adoration till 11.00 p.m.

      Church of Mater Dei, Lutong :  6.00 p.m in Iban
                                                        :  8.30 p.m. in English and Bahasa Malaysia,
                                                           and adoration till 11.00 p.m.

      St. Anthony of Paduals Chapel, Tudan :  8.30 p.m. in Bahasa Malaysia,
                                                                                  and adoration till 11.00 p.m.

      Holy Spirit’s Chapel, Permyjaya            :  6.00 p.m. in Bahasa Malaysia

Good Friday, 14th April
St. Joseph’s Cathedral :  2.00 p.m. in Mandarin
                                                :  5.00 p.m. in English and Bahasa Malaysia

       Carmelite Chapel, Brighton :  3.00 p.m. in English

       Church of Mater Dei, Lutong :  2.00 p.m in Iban
                                                        :  5.00 p.m. in English and Bahasa Malaysia
     
       St. Anthony of Padua’s Chapel, Tudan :  5.30 p.m. in Bahasa Malaysia

       Holy Spirit’s Chapel, Permyjaya             :  3.00 p.m. in Bahasa Malaysia

Easter Vigil, 15th April
St. Joseph’s Cathedral :  7.30 p.m. in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin

        Carmelite Chapel, Brighton :  7.30 p.m. in English

        Church of Mater Dei, Lutong :  6.00 p.m in English and Bahasa Malaysia
                                                      :  9.00 p.m. in Iban

        St. Anthony of Padua’s Chapel, Tudan :  8.30 p.m. in Bahasa Malaysia

        Holy Spirit’s Chapel, Permyjaya      :  6.00 p.m. in Bahasa Malaysia

6. CONFIRMATION CLASS FOR ADULTS IN BAHASA MALAYSIA
All adults who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this year are to attend all the courses.
Venue  :  St. Joseph’s Multi Purpose Hall
Date     :  Every Monday, starting 10th April to 22nd May
Time     :  7.30 p.m.
Please register at the St. Joseph’s parish office before 9th April.

7. NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING COURSE  

IN IBAN
      Venue  :  St. Anthony’s Chapel, Pujut Corner
        Date    :  Saturday, 8th April    
        Time    :  9.00 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

        IN  ENGLISH
        Venue  :  St. Joseph’s Parish Conference Room
      Date     :  Saturday, 15th April  
      Time     :  8.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

      Please register at the Parish Office.