Announcements – 16th, 17th and 18th November 2018

on Friday November 16, 2018 by admin

A Blood Donation Camp will be conducted in the Sacred Heart Church today, Friday 16th November from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm. All parishioners are encouraged to come forward to donate blood generously. Interested donors, kindly fill the registration slip available at the Jesus Youth Help Desk.

Catechism Fun Day will continue today Friday, 16th November with various competitions for the Catechism Children. For details, please refer to the banner in the church compound. The Prize Distribution will also be held today at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium at 12.30 pm. All are welcome.

Today, 16th November, the Konkani Community is organizing a Volleyball Tournament at the Indian Club. For details, please refer to the banner in the church compound.

Today, 16th November is the Ordination Day of Fr Saji Thomas. A Thanksgiving Mass will be offered on Saturday, 17th November at 6.30 pm. Let us attend the mass and pray for his intentions.

The Family Day at the Awali Church will be held today, Friday, 16th November. For details, please refer to the banner in the church compound.

The Jericho Prayer will conclude on Saturday, 17th November. After the Mass at 6.30 pm, there will be Rosary in the Church Compound followed by the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for half an hour in the Sacred Heart Church. We invite all parishioners to join this prayer, and to pray for the needs of the Church and the world.

A one-day programme entitled The Greatest Call, for all the nurses of our parish will be held on Saturday 17th November. The service will start at 8.30 am in the Sacred Heart Church. Those nurses who have not enrolled their names can also register on Friday and Saturday. May God bless all the Nurses in their chosen vocation.

The Feast of Christ the King will be celebrated on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November. On Friday, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for Adoration at the Mother Church from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm. At 3.35 pm, the Blessed Sacrament will be transferred in procession to the Sacred Heart Church followed by an hour of Adoration from 3.45 pm. For the Adoration schedule, please refer to the Notice Board. On this day, the Adoration Chapel will remain closed from 12.45 pm to 3.30 pm.

The Annual Family Day of the Sacred Heart Church will be held on Friday, 22nd February 2019 in the church compound.

There will be retreat in Malayalam held from 19th November to 22nd November in the evenings at the Sacred Heart Church. For timings, please refer to the banner in the church compound. Due to the retreat the evening English mass from 19th to 22nd November will take place at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. We regret the inconvenience caused.

On the Feast of St. Cecilia, the Patron Saint of singers and musicians, the Sacred Heart Church Music Ministry would like to invite all the Choir members of different communities to renew their commitment on Thursday, 22nd November at the 6.00 pm Mass.

Poor of Saint Anthony (POSA) will hold a Food Festival on Friday, 23rd November in the church compound from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in a bid to generate funds to help the poor and needy of our Parish. POSA requests your generous support, dear parishioners, by way of cooked food, monetary or any other form for this event. You may contact the POSA Co-ordinator for further details.

The Novena in preparation for the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, organized by the Konkani community, will commence from Wednesday, 28th November. For Novena timings, please refer to the banner in the Church compound.

All those who intend to get married must obtain the Freedom to Marry Certificate or the No Objection Certificate three months prior to the date of marriage.

The Konkani Community is organising a Throwball Tournament at the Indian club on Tuesday, 20th November. For details please refer to the Parish Notice board.


Fr. Xavier Marian D’souza, OFM Cap.
Parish Priest

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