On Friday, 24th May, the Konkani Community will be organizing a Konkani drama called “Sikeram Driver” at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium from 7.00 pm onwards. Entry tickets are available at the Church compound, with Konkani Community Coordinators, at the Parish Office or with Fr. Darel. All proceeds will go towards the construction of the Cathedral in Awali.
The Closing of the Marian month with the Feast of Our Lady’s Visitation and FLORES DE MAYO devotion will be celebrated on Thursday, 30th May at the 6.00 pm Mass in the Sacred Heart Church. The Rosary and offering of flowers will be held immediately after the mass in the Church compound. Parishioners who have statues of Mother Mary which are not blessed may bring them for blessing after the mass. Flores De Mayo and First Holy Communion children should wear their all-white attire and attend with fresh flower offerings. Petitions may be dropped in the heart box which is placed near the Altar of the Sacred Heart Church. Please do not put cash and valuables in this box.
The Solemnity of the Ascension of our Lord will be celebrated on Friday 31st May, Saturday 1st June and Sunday 2nd June.
There will be a 2000 Hail Mary prayer devotion on Wednesday, 5th June from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm in the Mother Church. All parishioners are welcome to join in this powerful intercessory prayer conducted by the Legion of Mary.
The Solemnity of Pentecost will be celebrated on 7th, 8th and 9th June. The Novena in preparation for the Solemnity will commence from Wednesday, 29th May as per the schedule on the Notice Board.
Parishioners, mark this date! For the first time ever, there will be a special retreat for the Married Couples and Single Spouses, which will be held from 10th June to 12th June in the evenings. We also invite those aspiring to marry to attend this retreat. More details will be announced by next week.
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. The 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.
We are looking for parishioners who can volunteer their time and talents by singing or playing the keyboard for Obligation Masses. Those who would like to participate may meet Br. Callum before 31 May.
We have a shortage of Multimedia operators for the masses. Parishioners who would like to volunteer to display the Mass Slides at obligation masses may submit their names and contact details at the Parish Office before 31 May. Knowledge of Powerpoint is essential and training will be provided.
Our parish is organizing a 17-day pilgrimage to Europe from the 5th of August. Those who need the entire itinerary and Registration Forms, please contact Fr. Xavier, Fr. Darel or the Parish Office at the earliest. Those who have already taken the Forms are requested to return the duly filled in form before 30th May.
Fr. Xavier M. D’souza, OFM Cap.