Parish Announcements – 8th, 9th and 10th November 2019

on Thursday November 7, 2019 by Cris

The Sri Lanka Catholic Community would like to invite all Parishioners to the Sri Lankan Food Festival which will be held in the church compound on Friday, 8th November from 7:30am to 1.00 pm. We look forward to your support.

On Friday, 8th November, there will be various competitions organized for the parish children to bring out their talents from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm. We invite all parishioners to attend and encourage our children.

On Friday, 8th November, there will be Catechism Classes and Youth Mass as usual for Standards 6 to 12. Standards 4 – 5 will only have Catechism Classes. Standards 1-3 will not have any classes. For further details please refer to the Banner in the church compound.

On Saturday, 9th November we celebrate the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica at the morning Mass at 6.25 am in the Mother Church and at the 6.30 pm Mass in the Sacred Heart Church.

Rev. Fr. Saji Thomas celebrates his Ordination Day on Saturday, 16th November. A Thanksgiving Mass will be at 6.30 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. Let us attend and pray for his intentions.

16 Parishioners will be attending the Gulf Unity Conference from 8th to 10th November in Kuwait. Let us pray for those participating and for the success of this Conference.

On Wednesday, 13th November at 6.30 pm, there will be a Pre-Baptism Seminar in the St. Claire Audio Video Room. It is compulsory for Parents and God Parents to attend. We remind you to bring your Bible for this seminar. Children are not allowed.

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. Last day to submit details is 11th November. May God bless you all for your generosity.

The Third Annual Family Day of the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Visitation will be held on Friday, 15th November at the Awali Grounds from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm. We invite all Parishioners to patronize this annual event and extend your support by buying Lucky Draw tickets priced at BD1, which are available in the Church Compound. On that day, bus services have been arranged from Sacred Heart Church to Awali and back again. All proceeds will go towards the Construction of the new Cathedral. Please refer to the banner in the church compound for more details.

The one-day programme, “THE GREATEST CALL” for all the Nurses of our parish will be held on Saturday, 16th November. We encourage all the Nurses in our parish to make use of this opportunity. Registration has already begun in church compound after all the obligation masses and is BD.2/- per person. Please refer to the banner in the compound for more details.

Wedding Anniversary Mass for October celebrants will be held on 30th November at the 6.30 pm Mass in the Sacred Heart Church. Those celebrating their Wedding Anniversary in the month of November may register their names in the Parish Office by 28th November.

The Konkani Community will hold a Konkani Musical Show on 21st November entitled ‘SUPERSTARS’ at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium from 7.30 pm onwards. Entry passes for this programme are available in the church compound and with the Co-ordinators of the Konkani Community.

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Fr. Xavier Marian D’souza, OFM Cap.
Parish Priest

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