Parish Announcements – 27th, 28th and 29th September 2019

on Thursday September 26, 2019 by Cris

Catechism Classes in English for the Year 2019-20  for Parish Children from Standards 1-3 will commence on Friday, 27th September at 8.45 am. Parents may bring their children to the St. Padre Pio Social Hall which is located above the Auditorium.

Friday, 27th September is the last date of registration for Catechism Classes, and will take place at the Catechism Office from 8.00 am to 12 noon.

The Wedding Anniversary Mass for September Celebrants will be held on Saturday, 28th September at the 6.30 pm mass in the Sacred Heart Church.Those celebrating may occupy the front benches reserved for them.

The First Friday Parish Holy Hour will be held on 4th October at 3.45 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.

The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan Order will be held on Friday 4th October at the 5.00 pm mass in the Sacred Heart Church.

In preparation for the Feast, Transitus will be held on Thursday, 3rd October at 7.00 pm in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. We invite all parishioners to this spiritual programme to know more about St Francis of Assisi and learn from his life.

The Bishop’s Pastoral Letter is now available and will be distributed after Mass. We encourage all parishioners to take one copy per family and read it.

October being the Month of the Rosary, from 1st October to 31st October, the Holy Rosary will be prayed at the Grotto in the evenings.  For timings and details, please refer to the Notice Board.

In an effort to propagate the Prayer of the Holy Rosary in each family, the Legion of Mary is conducting Catholic House to House Block Rosaries in our parish. Registrations Books are placed both in the main church (near the Maria Rosa Mystica statue) and in the Mother Church (near the Shrine of Mother Mary). Kindly avail of these Apostolic Services.

As part of its 80th Jubilee celebrations, the Sacred Heart Church will be organizing a Sports Festival which will be held on Friday 18th October at the Sacred Heart School Grounds, Isa Town from 8.00 am onwards.  We invite all Parishioners to be a part of the celebrations by participating in the Sports Festival, which will include a 6-A-Side Football Tournament for adults, and one for children between the ages of 8 to 14. Track and Field events will be held for all ages. There will also be a Tug-O-War which is open to all ages, a Ladies Long Throwball Tournament and a 4-A-Side Fun Cricket Tournament. For more information, please refer to the Notice Boards. Entry Forms are available at the Parish Office. All entries close by 11th October or whenever the number of entries is filled.

The registration for the Gulf Unity Conference which will be held in Kuwait from 8th to 10th November is ongoing. We encourage all our parishioners to make use of this opportunity. Please refer to the Notice Board for more details. The last day for registration is 6th October.

Catechism Classes in Malayalam for Parish Children from Standards 1-3 will commence on Thursday, 10th October from 6.45 pm until 8.30 pm. For further details, please refer to the Catechism Notice Board.


Fr. Xavier Marian D’souza, OFM Cap.

Parish Priest

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