ANNOUNCEMENTS -30th November, 1st and 2nd December 2018

on Thursday November 29, 2018 by admin

The First Friday Parish Holy Hour will be held on 7th December at 3.45 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.

On 7th December, Friday is the birthday of Fr. Amar. A Thanksgiving Mass will be offered at 5.00 pm in the Sacred Heart Church on that day.  Let us participate and pray for his intentions.

On 7th December the Feast of St. Francis Xavier will be celebrated by the Konkani Community at the 09.45 am in the Sacred Heart Church followed by a cultural programme at our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. The Novena is preparation for the feast has already begun. For details, you may refer to the banner in the church compound.

On 7th December, Due to the feast mass on that day the Youth mass at 10.30 am will be held at our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.

The Parish Advent Mission in preparation for Christmas conducted by Rev. Fr. Peter Vellara V.C. from Tabor Divine Retreat Center will be held from Monday, 10th December to Thursday, 13th December after the evening masses at the Sacred Heart Church. On Thursday, 13th December after the evening English mass there will be a special service with adoration followed by mass at 11.00 pm. Parishioners please make time and attend this mission for your spiritual enrichment. Priests will be available in the confessionals during the Mission.

Due to the parish advent mission there will be only one English mass and novena to our Lady of perpetual help on Wednesday, 12th December in the evening at 5.30 pm at the Sacred Heart Church.

On Saturday, 8th December we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The morning mass at 6.15 am and the evening mass at 6.30 pm will be held in the Sacred Heart Church.

On Wednesday, 12th December at 6.30 pm, there will be a Pre-Baptism Seminar in the St. Claire Audio Video Room. Please bring your bible with you. Children are not allowed.

We are pleased to announce that the Construction of the Cathedral has already commenced from 4th November. Let us pray for the successful completion of this project with your support and prayers.

We request the assistance of all our parishioners towards the realization of this endeavor. 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 BD. 2 each month. Thank you for your usual co-operation.

There will be a Marriage Preparation Course on Friday, 14th December in the St. Dominic Savio Hall from 7.30 am to 5.00 pm. Those taking part are requested to register their names at the Parish Office and submit their Baptism Certificate along with the Application Form before 12th December. The course fee is BD. 7/- per person, inclusive of lunch and the Certificate.

In preparation for the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, the Konkani Community will be screening a one-hour movie in English on the life of St. Francis Xavier on Saturday, 1st December, soon after the 6.30 pm Konkani Novena mass in  Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. All are welcome to attend.


Fr. Xavier Marian Dsouza, OFM Cap.
Parish Priest

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