ANNOUNCEMENTS – 28th, 29th and 30th June 2019

on Thursday June 27, 2019 by Cris

The Feast Mass of the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Patron of our Parish will be celebrated on Friday, 28th June at 8.45 am in the Sacred Heart Church. Before the Mass, there will be an offertory procession. We encourage parishioners to bring basic food provisions like rice, tea, coffee, pulses, oil, soap, or monetary offerings and join the procession. Your generosity will be utilized for the needy of our parish.

As we 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 welcome to take part in the festive celebrations of our parish.

As part of the Feast of our Parish, after the 7.00 am Mass, the English Charismatic Prayer Group will display some colourful religious ceramic mugs depicting the image of Jesus with a prayer.  These are for sale at BD 1.500 per piece. Kindly patronize.  The proceeds of this sale will be forwarded to the Awali Cathedral Building Fund.

The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul will be celebrated on Saturday, 29th June. The Mass in English at 6.25 am and at 6.30 pm will be held in the Sacred Heart Church.

The Wedding Anniversary Mass for June celebrants will be held on Saturday, 29th June at 6.30 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. Celebrants are requested to occupy the front benches specially reserved for them.

The Christeen Retreat will start on Saturday, 29th June at 8.00 am with Holy Mass. Registration counters will open from 7.00 am onwards for children to collect their badges. Those who have not yet registered can still register on Saturday at the new Registration Counter before the start of the Retreat. Please keep all our parish children / animators and volunteers in your prayers.

The Feast of St Thomas the Apostle will be celebrated on Wednesday, 3rd July.

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 in this Vigil and be blessed with the power of the Holy Spirit.

The First Friday Parish Holy Hour will be held on 5th July at 3.45 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.

The Parish Office will start taking Mass Intentions for the Friday 10.30 am Obligation Mass with effect from July 2019.

With effect from the coming Catechism Academic Year commencing in September 2019, with the consent of Bishop, we plan on starting Catechism Classes in Malayalam for our parish children. Further details will be given in due course.

The GCC Unity Conference will be held in Kuwait on 8th, 9th, and 10th November.  More details on the registration formalities will be relayed in the coming weeks.  Please mark the dates so that many of us from Bahrain can attend this Conference, and be blessed.

The Parish Book Corner will be closed permanently by the end of this month. You make borrow books from there as required.

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Fr. Xavier M. D’souza, OFM Cap.

Parish Priest

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