The Solemnity of Corpus Christi, The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ will be celebrated on Friday, 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June. On Friday, 21st the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for Silent Adoration at the Mother Church from 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Adoration will conclude with blessing at 4.35 pm. For the Adoration schedule, please refer below. The Adoration Chapel will remain closed from 12.30 pm to 4.35 pm.
Bishop Camillo Ballin celebrates his 75th birthday on 24th June. Let us pray for his good health and intentions.
On Monday 24th June, we celebrate the Nativity of St John the Baptist.
The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Patron of our Parish will be celebrated on Friday 28th June. The con-celebrated Feast Mass will be celebrated at 8.45 am in the Sacred Heart Church. Before the Mass commences, there will be an offertory procession. We encourage parishioners to bring food provisions like rice, tea, coffee, pulses, oil, soaps and join the procession. Your generous offerings will be distributed to the needy of our parish. The Novena in preparation for the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus has already commenced. For the Novena schedule, please refer below.
Please note that as we are currently praying the Novena for the Feast of Sacred Heart, we shall not have any other para-liturgical services, and encourage all parishioners to participate in the Novenas to foster our togetherness in celebrating the Feast of our Parish.
On 28th June, to celebrate the Feast of our Parish, various Parish communities have come together to organize a Food Festival at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium from 7.30 am to 2.00 pm. All are invited to take part in the festive celebrations.
The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul will be celebrated on Saturday, 29th June. The Peter Pence collection for Holy Father’s works of Charity will be done on Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June at all obligation masses.
The Wedding Anniversary Mass for the celebrants of June will be held on Saturday, 29th June at the 6.30 pm mass in the Sacred Heart Church. Celebrants may register their names at the Parish Office before 25th June and occupy the front benches reserved especially for them
On Sunday 30th June, we reach the 13th Sunday of the Liturgical Ordinary Time.
The annual Pentecost Night Vigil in Konkani will be held on Thursday, 4th July from 8.00 pm to 12 midnight at the Sacred Heart Church. All Konkani-speaking parishioners are invited to participate and be blessed with the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Christeen Retreat led by Fr. Jose and team, from Logos Retreat Center, Bangalore, will be held in the Sacred Heart Church from 29th June to 2nd July. This Retreat is compulsory for all Catechism Children from Standards 1-12. 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. Last day for registration is 25th June.
The Parish Book Corner will be closed by the end of this month. You may take the books you require.
Fr. Xavier M. D’souza, OFM Cap.