17TH DECEMBER, 2017 THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT - YEAR B

1.  ADVENT  CONFESSIONS 
Confessions will be from 7.30 p.m onwards at St.Joseph’s Cathderal from 18th till 20th December and St. Anthony’s Tudan Chapel from the 21st till 22nd December.  Do make time to come for confession. There is no holy hour for this week.

2.  SPECIAL  ANNOUNCEMENT 
     On Sunday, 24th of December, the Mass at Tudan is cancelled and will be replaced as Sunset Mass on the 23rd December at 6.00 p.m.  There will be no Evening Mass at the St. Joseph’s Cathedral on the 24th December as well.  

3. CHRISTMAS  EVE  MASS ON  24 DECEMBER  ( SUNDAY )
There will be carols before mass.  All are invited to come sing carols to welcome Christ’s birth.  Please refer to the Church notice board for the schedule at the various Churches.

             Venue                    Time
St. Joseph’s Cathedral :   7.00 p.m Carols
                                     :     7.30 p.m in Mandarin
                                     :   11.00 p.m Carols
                                      :   12.00 a.m in English

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

Church of Mater Dei, Lutong :   7.30 p.m Carols
                                                 :   8.30 p.m in English
                                                 ;  11.00 p.m Carols
                                                  :  12.00 a.m in Iban

Holy Spirit’s Chapel, Permyjaya  :   7.30 p.m Carols
                                                      :   8.30 p.m in Bahasa Malaysia

St. Anthony’s Chapel, Tudan :   9.00 p.m Carols
                                                 :  10.00 p.m in Bahasa Malaysia

4.  CHRISTMAS  DAY  MASS ON  25 DECEMBER  ( MONDAY )
 All Christmas Day Mass schedule will follow the Sunday Mass shedules.  Please refer to the Church  notice board for the schedule at the various Churches.

5.  HOLY MASS FOR SPECIAL PEOPLE
     Venue :   St.Joseph’s Cathedral
 Date:       Saturday, 30 December 2017
Time:       8.30am
Please register the special children and adult at St.Joseph’s parish office for allocated seating.
     Closing date for registration is 28 December. All are welcome.

6.  YEAR  END  FAMILY  THANKSGIVING  GATHERING  2017
      Venue :  CMD Madonna Hall, Lutong
      Date    :  Sunday, 31st December
      Time    :  6.30 p.m. to 12 midnight
      Activities  :   BBQ, Games, performances, blessed draw and photobooth.
      Please bring a dish to share and cutlery.  Drinks are provided.

7.  SOLEMNITY OF MARY, HOLY MOTHER OF GOD , 1st JANUARY 2018
Masses for the above solemnity are as follows:

St. Joseph’s Cathedral :   9.00 a.m in Bahasa Malaysia

Carmelite Chapel, Brighton :   8.00 a.m in English

Church of Mater Dei, Lutong :   9.00 a.m in Iban

8 .  SILENT RETREAT IN MANDARIN 
      Venue :  Eastwood Valley Golf and Country Club
      Date    :  12-14 January 2018        Priest : Fr.Sinwee – Carmelite Priest from Taiwan.
      Please register at parish office. Closing date is 31 December.

(BELOW TO BE ANNOUNCED IN CHINESE MASS ONLY)

(i).  CHRISTMAS  BREAKFAST  WITH  THE  SENIOR  CITIZEN 
      Venue :  St. Joseph’s Multi-Purpose Hall
      Date   :  Monday, 25th December              Time :  8.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.
      Our Senior citizen brothers and sisters are welcome to join the breakfast, sharing the Joy of
      Christmas with one antoher.

(ii).  CHINESE  YOUNG  CATHOLIC  STUDENTS CHRISTMAS  GATHERING 
     Venue :  St. Joseph’s Multi-Purpose Hall
     Date    :  Thursday, 28th December      Time :  6.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.
     We welcome and encourage students to join in celebrating the birth of Christ.  Please bring a dish
     to share and a gift to be exchange with one another.  For those who are interested, please  
     register at the counter outside the Church.