Parish Announcements – 30th, 31st August and 1st September 2019

on Thursday August 29, 2019 by Cris

On Friday, 30th August at 10.00 am at the St Padre Pio Social Hall, there will be an encouraging talk given by visiting priest Fr. Peter to parents on POSITIVE PARENTING & to children on MOTIVATION. We invite all parents and children to this special programme in the parish.

The Wedding Anniversary Mass for July and August Celebrants will be held on Saturday, 31st August at the 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 and occupy the benches in front which are reserved for the celebrants at the Mass.

On Monday, 2nd September we celebrate the 14th Anniversary of the Episcopal Ordination of our Bishop Camillo. Let us pray for his intentions and good health.

The First Friday Holy Hour will be held on 6th September at 3.45 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.

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 and thereafter by a short cultural programme and festive  lunch at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. The 9-Day Novena has already begun. For further details, please refer to the banner in the church compound.

On Friday 6th September, the English Obligation Mass at 8.45 am will take place at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.

Our parish will celebrate the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Monday, 9th September at the 6.00 pm mass in the Sacred Heart Church.

Catechism Classes for the Year 2019-20 for Parish Children in English from Standards 4-12 will commence on 13th September, and in English for Standards 1-3 will commence on 27th September. Registration for Catechism Classes will be held on 6th September from 8.00 am to 12 noon in the classrooms of the St. Anthony Block which is above the Church Food Corner and once again on 13th September. The last date for registration is 27th September. For further details, please see the Notice Board.

This year we will commence Catechism Classes in Malayalam for Standards 1-3. Registration will take place along with the English Catechism as announced earlier. Catechism Classes in Malayalam will be held on Thursdays from 6.45 pm to 7.45 pm for Standards 1 to 3.

The Tamil Community will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Valankanni on Thursday, 12th September. The 9-day Novena will begin on Tuesday, 3rd September at 6.30 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. For further details, please refer to the banner in the church compound. On 3rd September, the 6.00 pm English Mass will be held in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.

(CFC) Couples for Christ cordially invite all married couples to the 84th Christian Life Program from 13th September to 1st November, every Friday from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm at St. Pio Social Hall. Application forms are available from Couples for Christ members or at the Parish Office. For further details, please see the Notice Board.

Registration for The Gulf Unity Conference has already begun. The Conference is hosted under the patronage of the Bishops of both the Vicariates of Arabia, and includes all the parish groups in the parishes of the Vicariates as they come together in unity. Registration forms with contact details are available in the Gift Shop and the Parish Office. We encourage all our parishioners to make use of this opportunity and be blessed. For any queries, please see the details on the Notice Board.

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Fr. Xavier Marian D’souza, OFM Cap.

Parish Priest

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