Parish Announcements – 23rd, 24th and 25th August 2019

on Thursday August 22, 2019 by Cris

Parishioners are once again reminded to receive Holy Communion reverently, either on the tongue or on the left hand by placing the right hand below it. The Holy Communion should be put in the mouth immediately as it is not permitted to carry it away.

On Friday 23rd August, parents may collect the Catechism Registration Forms from the Catechism Office from 8.00 am to 12 noon.

On Saturday 24th August, we celebrate the Feast of St. Bartholomew, the Apostle, in the morning at the 6.30 am mass in the Mother Church.

Catechism Classes in English for the Year 2019-20 for Parish Children from Standards 4-12 will commence on 13th September, and for Standards 1-3 will commence on 27th September. Registration for Catechism Classes will be held on 30th August at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium from 8.00 am to 12 noon, and on 6th September.

All Catechism children have to present their Report Card at the time of registration. Children registering for Standard 1 and all children joining Catechism Classes for the first time in other classes need to present a copy of their Baptism Certificate and CPR at the time of registration. Children joining Standard 5 for the first time need to present a copy of their Baptism Certificate, Communion Certificate and CPR at the time of registration.

This year we will commence Catechism Classes in Malayalam from Standards 1-3. Registration will take place along with the English Catechism as mentioned above. Further details on the timings of the classes and venue will be announced shortly.

The Konkani Community will celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary, Monti Fest, on Friday, 6th September at 8.15 am with the blessing of the new corn and floral offerings at the outdoor stage, followed by the Feast Mass in Konkani at the Sacred Heart Church.  The celebration will continue with a short cultural programme and festive lunch at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. Fr. Joel Lopez will conduct the 9-Day Novena followed by Mass which will commence from Wednesday, 28th August at 7.00 pm at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. For further details, please refer to the banner in the church compound.

The Wedding Anniversary Mass for July and August celebrants will be held on Saturday, 31st  August at 6.30 pm mass in the Sacred Heart Church. Those celebrating their Anniversary in July and August may register their names at the Parish Office before 30th August.

Visiting priests, Fr. Peter and Fr. Savio will be available for counselling during their stay at the Sacred Heart Church. You may meet them to fix an appointment.

A Requiem Mass will be offered on Monday, 26th August at 6.00 pm in the Sacred Heart Church for the soul of S. G. Wette Brown,  the father of  Sr. Nimala Priya from our Apostolic Carmel Convent.


Fr. Xavier Marian D’souza, OFM Cap.

Parish Priest

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