Parish Announcements – 15th, 16th and 17th November 2019

on Thursday November 14, 2019 by Cris

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 8am to 8pm. We invite all Parishioners to patronize this annual event. There will be masses in English at 8am and 6pm. Konkani mass at 10am, Tamil mass at 12 noon, Filipino mass at 2pm, and Malayalam mass at 4pm in Awali. Bus services have been arranged from Sacred Heart Church to Awali and back. All proceeds will go towards the construction of the new Cathedral. For more details, please refer to the banner in the church compound.

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.

The one-day programme, “THE GREATEST CALL” for all the Nurses of our parish will be held on Saturday, 16th November. Those Nurses who have not yet registered are requested to do so by Friday, 15th November after the obligation masses.

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe will be celebrated on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November. On Friday, the Blessed Sacrament will be taken in procession after the 8.45 am mass and will be exposed for Adoration at the Mother Church until 3.30 pm. At 3.35 pm, the Blessed Sacrament will be taken in procession to the Sacred Heart Church followed by an hour of Adoration until 4.45 pm. For the Adoration schedule, please refer to the Notice Board. On this day, the Adoration Chapel will remain closed from 9.45 am to 3.30 pm.

The Parish 80th Anniversary celebrations will come to a close with the solemn concelebrated mass on Friday 29th November at 9.00 am in the Sacred Heart Church followed by a cultural programme on the outdoor stage.

To commemorate the auspicious occasion of the 80th Anniversary celebrations we will be launching a Souvenir this month. 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 18th November. May God bless you all for your generosity.

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

To celebrate the Feast of St. Cecilia, the Patron Saint of singers and musicians, the Sacred Heart Church Music Ministry would like to invite all the choir members from different communities to renew their commitment on Thursday, 21st November at the 6.00 pm Mass in the Sacred Heart Church.

Parishioners who would like to serve in the Ministry of Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion may collect the Application Form from the Parish Office and submit it duly filled in to the respective community Spiritual Director on or before 15th December.
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Fr. Xavier Marian D’souza, OFM Cap.
Parish Priest

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