The Parish Night Vigil will be held on Thursday 27th September from 8pm to 12 midnight at the Sacred Heart Church. Let us participate and pray for the needs and intentions of one another and our Parish as a family.
The 3rd ACYC 2018, the biggest Catholic Youth Conference in Arabia, a joint initiative by the Bishops of AVOSA and AVONA, will be held in Ras-Al-Khaimah, UAE on 26th and 27th October 2018. We invite all the youths of our parish to attend this conference to listen to the world renowned preachers from USA, UK, Australia, Jordan, and The Philippines and to celebrate the unity of faith with more than 2000 youth from 7 Arab countries. For registration and more details please visit www.acyc2018.org or Jesus Youth Help Desk.
The African Community will be organizing the ‘Africa Day’ on Friday, 5th October from 8am to 12 noon. Raffle draw tickets to support this event are on sale. Kindly patronize.
The 4th ISAO Conference will be held in Ras-Al-Khaimah, UAE for 3 days from 30th November to 2nd December. Last date for registration is 24th September 2018. For further details you may refer to the notice board.
The Wedding Anniversary Mass for September celebrants will be held on Saturday September 29 at the 6.30 pm mass in the Sacred Heart Church.
The feast of St Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan order will be held on Thursday 4th October 2018 at the 6 pm mass. In preparation for the feast Transitus will be held on Wednesday 3rd October at 7.45 pm in our lady of Arabia auditorium. All parishioners are invited for this ceremony. The Secular Franciscan order for th Lai will be inaugurated and formed on the feast day in our parish.
Following the ground-breaking ceremony of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia, we request the assistance of all our parishioners towards the realization of this endeavour. To help us reach our goals, collection boxes have been placed at the main gates of the church and each working individual of the family is requested to show their support by donating a minimum amount of BD2 each month. Thank you for your usual co-operation.
The August issue of the magazine, Charis Arabia, is available at the Religious Gift Corner.
There will be a meeting with the Parents of the Parish Altar Servers along with the Spiritual Director, Fr. Xavier on Friday, 28th September, 2018 in OLAA at 11.30 AM.
Catechism Classes for Standards. 1 to 3 will commence on Friday, 22 September 2018. Standards Ito 2 will have Liturgy of the Word (CLOTW) in Padre Pio Hall at 8:45am followed by Class until 11:15am Standard 3 – Children Mass at 8:45am in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium followed by Class till 11:15am. In addition, Registration for catechism children will also be held at the Catechism Office from 8am to 11.30 am.
Fr Xavier Marian D’Souza
OFM Cap, Parish Priest