Parish Announcements – 25th, 26th and 27th October 2019

on Thursday October 24, 2019 by Cris

A Food Festival organized by the Konkani Community will be held in the church compound on Friday, 25th October from 7.30 am to 1.00 pm. Kindly patronize.

Wedding Anniversary Mass for October celebrants will be held on Saturday, 26th October at 6.30 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. Celebrants may occupy the front bench reserved for them.

Pope Francis has declared October 2019 as the Extraordinary Mission Month with the theme “Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World.” To commemorate this Extraordinary Mission Month, Jesus Youth Bahrain will conduct a Mission Rosary on Saturday, 26th October after the 6:30 pm mass. This Rosary will be prayed for the continents, missions and missionaries. Your participation is encouraged.​ ​

Fr. Peter Eugenio celebrates his Ordination Day on Sunday, 27th October. A Thanksgiving Mass will be offered on that day at 5.30 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. Let us join and pray for his intentions.

The month of the Holy Rosary comes to and end on Thursday, 31st October. On that day, there will be a Con-celebrated Mass at 6.00 pm followed by a Living Rosary Prayer in the Church compound. We invite all Parishioners for this celebration.

The First Friday Parish Holy Hour will be held on 1st November at 3.45 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.

The Feast of All Saints will be celebrated on Friday, 1st November. Masses on that day will be as per the regular Friday obligation mass schedule.

All Souls Day will be celebrated on Saturday, 2nd November. Masses in English at the Sacred Heart Church in the morning will be at 6.25 am, 7.30 am and 9.00 am and in the evening at 6.30 pm. For masses in other languages, please refer to the Notice Board.

On All Souls Day, the Salmabad Cemetery will be blessed at 1.30 pm and the old Manama Cemetery at 3.00 pm.

We gain a plenary indulgence for the dead under the usual condition; that is by visiting the Church and with devotion, reciting the Our Father, the Creed and praying for the intentions of the Holy Father. Anyone who visits the cemetery from 1st to 8th November and prays for the souls in purgatory will also gain a plenary indulgence.

The Catechism Ministry of our Parish will be celebrating Catechism Fun Day 2019 in the church compound on 1st November from 7.45 am to 2.00 pm with games and food stalls. Kindly patronize.

In the evening on Thursday, 7th November and the morning of Friday, 8th November, there will be various competitions organized for the Catechism children to bring out their talents. For registration forms, please contact the Parish Office or the Catechism Office on Friday, 8th November between 7.30 am and 12 noon. The last day to return registrations forms is 5th November. For further details, please refer to the Banner in the church compound. Catechism classes and Youth Mass on Friday 1st and 8th November will proceed as usual. On 1st November there will be no Catechism classes for Standards 1 to 3.

Kindly return the Mission Sunday envelopes with your generous contribution by dropping them in the boxes marked Mission Sunday, which are kept at the entrance of the Mother Church and the Sacred Heart Church.

To commemorate the auspicious occasion of the 80th Anniversary celebrations we will be launching a Souvenir in November 2019. We request your support for all the blessings you have received over the years by contributing your family or community photographs. A special booth is set up in the church compound where volunteers are ready to accept your photographs and answer any queries you may have. We kindly request parishioners who have contact details of organizations we can approach to get support for the souvenir, to please come forward and give the information to the individuals operating the 80th Anniversary booth. May God bless you all for your generosity.

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Fr. Xavier Marian D’souza, OFM Cap.

Parish Priest

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