Monday, 11th February is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. We will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on Sunday, 10th February at the 7.00 pm Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, followed by a procession to the Grotto. That day being the World Day of the Sick, in a special way, we shall pray for the sick all over the world.
The Annual Vicariate Priests’ Meeting will be held in Bahrain from Monday, 11th February to Thursday, 14th February. Kindly keep the priests of our vicariate in your prayers. With the exception of Monday evening, the Masses in English in the morning and evening from Monday to Thursday will be held as usual.
On Monday, 11th February our Bishop will offer a concelebrated mass with all the priests of the Vicariate at 7.00 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. All are welcome to attend, participate and pray for the Vicariate. There will be no English mass at 6.00 pm on that day.
There will be a Marriage Preparation Course on Friday, 15th February at the St. Dominic Savio Hall from 7.30 am to 5.00 pm. Those interested in attending this course are requested to register their names at the Parish Office and submit their Baptism Certificate along with the Application Form before 13th February. The course fee is BD. 7/- per person, inclusive of lunch and the Certificate. Please note that the next Marriage Preparation Course will be in the month of May.
Due to Priests’ Meeting, the Pre-Baptism Seminar has been postponed to Wednesday, 20th February at 6.30 pm, in the St. Claire Audio Video Room. Please bring a copy of the Bible with you. We request you not to bring children.
The construction of the Cathedral has commenced from 4th November. Let us pray for the successful completion of this project with your support, prayers and assistance. To help us reach our goals, collection boxes have been placed at the main entrance 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 and may God bless you for your generosity.
The much awaited Family event of the parish, Family Day 2019 with the theme Join hands, Join hearts will be held on Friday, 22nd February at the church ground from 8am to 8pm. Parishioners, we count on your support for this Family Day by donating tinned food items, gifts, giveaways etc. which may be handed over to the Parish Office. Snacks and cooked food can be handed over on the same day. There will be entertainment and stage programmes throughout the day along with a Prince and Princess competition for children up to 9 years of age and a talent competition. Those who would like to participate please collect the entry forms from the Parish Office or parish community leaders. All entries must be handed over to the Parish Office before the closing date which is 17th February. Late entries will not be accepted.
For any assistance, please contact any of the Priests or those individuals whose names are mentioned on the leaflets which are being distributed after masses.
From 16th March to 26th March, there will be a pilgrimage to the Holy Land organized by the Sacred Heart Church,a spiritual leading by Rev. Fr. Xavier D’souza. The countries included in this pilgrimage are Jordan, Palestine, Israel and Egypt. Those interested in joining are requested to collect the form from the Parish Office and submit it before 10th February. Those who have already taken the Form, kindly return it along with the passport details. For further information, please contact the Parish Office.
On Friday, 1st March, at the Indian club grounds, the Konkani Community has arranged a 5-a-side Football Tournament as well as a special event for Ladies of a 3-a-side Penalty Shoot-out from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm. Kindly note that this event is only for parishioners. For more details, please contact the Parish Office.
Fr. Xavier D’souza, OFM cap.