ANNOUNCEMENTS – 21st, 22nd and 23rd December 2018

on Friday December 21, 2018 by Cris

On Friday, 21st December, the Catechism children will have their Christmas celebration commencing with mass at 8.45 am at the Sacred Heart Church. Due to this mass, the English obligation mass at 8.45 am will be held at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Please be informed that the Christmas and New Year Mass Schedule is displayed on the church notice boards.

As we are in the Season of Advent, all are invited to make your confessions while the priests are available in the confessionals. There will be no confessions on 24th December.

On Monday, 24th December, the Christmas Night Vigil Solemn Service will begin at 7.30 pm at the Sacred Heart School grounds, Isa Town with carol singing. The Vigil Mass will be at 8.00 pm. Parishioners, when you come for the services at Isa Town and Manama, please park your cars properly to avoid blocking traffic.

We have made arrangements for buses to take parishioners for the Vigil Service from Manama to Sacred Heart School in Isa Town and back again to Manama. The buses will leave from the Arts and Craft Center, Al Zubara Avenue at 6.30 pm, 6.45 pm and 7.00 pm. We request those who have place in their cars to pass by the Arts and Crafts Center to give a lift to parishioners who will be going for the Christmas service.

Flowers to decorate the Altar at Manama for Christmas and New Year services may be brought to the Sacristy on Sunday, 24th December and on Sunday, 31st December by 12 noon.

On Tuesday 25th December, a free Christmas Day programme “Home away from Home,” for our parish domestic workers, will be held in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon and from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm. There will be Holy Mass followed by entertainment and distribution of Christmas gifts. Parishioners, we invite you all to please support this event by offering cakes, snacks, gifts, telephone cards or cash. Food items may be delivered on the day itself to Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium and gift articles may be handed over to the Parish Office. May God bless you for your generosity in sharing with others.

The Feast of St. Sebastian will be celebrated by the Malayalam Catholic Community on Thursday, 27th December at 7.00 pm and Friday, 28th December at 10.00 am at the Sacred Heart School grounds in Isa Town. All are invited to participate.

There will be No Catechism classes for parish children on 28th December.

The Wedding Anniversary Mass for December celebrants will be held on Saturday, 29th December at the 6.30 pm mass. All those celebrating their Wedding Anniversary in December are invited to attend this mass.

This year, experience the true magic of the season at the Christmas Dinner Dance which will be held at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium on Thursday, 27th December commencing from 7.30pm with 2 Live Bands; Still Waters and the Past Masters along with DJ Mac in attendance. There will be a special early bird prize, with the first 50 ticket holders entering the hall being included in a special draw with a large Christmas Hamper worth BD100 for the lucky winner.  As there is limited seating, please ensure you get your tickets as soon as possible.  Let us celebrate this Christmas as one big family of the Sacred Heart Church. For further details, please refer to the banner on display in the church compound.

 As the construction of the Cathedral has commenced, Pledge Cards have been made available to parishioners to support this cause. COLA members will be distributing Pledge Cards after obligation masses. Pledge cards can also be collected from the Spiritual Directors of the respective communities. Dear Parishioners we look forward to your support towards the cathedral project.

Our Parish calendars for 2019 are now available in the Church compound. Please patronize.

Fr. Xavier Marian Dsouza, OFM Cap.

Parish Priest

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