First Holy Communion for the Sacred Heart School children will be held on Friday, 10th May at the 10.15 am mass in the Sacred Heart Church. The Youth Mass at 10.30 am will be held in the St Padre Pio Social Hall.
The Flores De Mayo – devotion to Mother Mary by her children during the month of May, is being held in our parish every Friday afternoon from 1:30 – 3:00 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. We invite parents from all parish communities to bring their children in white attire and join this celebration. For more details, please refer to the Parish Notice Board.
Our Seminarian Br. Callum Douglas celebrates his birthday on Saturday, 11th May. A Thanksgiving Mass will be offered at 6.30 pm. Let us participate in the Mass and pray for his intentions.
The Parish Catechism Children will receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion on 17th May at the 10.15 am mass in the Sacred Heart Church. There will be No Catechism Classes on that day for parish children.
There will be a Marriage Preparation Course on Friday, 24th May in the St. Dominic Savio Hall from 7.30 am to 5.00 pm. Those who would like to attend this course are to register their names at the Parish Office and submit their Baptism Certificate along with the Application Form before 22nd May. The course fee is BD. 7/- per person, inclusive of lunch and the Certificate.
The Lectors Ministry is accepting new candidates. Those who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation and are willing to proclaim The Word may fill in their details at the Parish Office. The last date for registration is Friday 24th May.
The Christeen Retreat led by Fr. Jose and team, from Logos Retreat Center, Bangalore, will be held in our church from 29th June to 2nd July. This Retreat is compulsory for all Catechism Children from Standards 1-12. We request all parents to plan their annual vacation accordingly and fully utilize this unique opportunity for the children to attend this Retreat. Registration fee is BD. 11 per child, inclusive of breakfast & lunch on all 4 days. Registration Forms are available at the Parish Office, Religious Gift Corner and Jesus Youth Help Desk.
The Konkani Community will be organizing a Konkani drama called “Sikeram Driver” on Friday, 24th May at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium from 7.00 pm onwards. The entry tickets are available at the Church compound and with Konkani Community Co-ordinators or Fr. Darel. All proceeds will go towards the construction of the Cathedral in Awali.
Parishioners are advised to refrain from bringing their old belongings, clothes and dumping them in the church premises. The church premises and toilets need to be kept clean at all times. We need your cooperation in this matter.
The Holy Month of Ramadan has already begun. Let us respect the laws of this country by refraining from eating and drinking in public during the fasting period.
Fr. Xavier M. D’souza, OFM Cap.