Parish Announcements – 22nd, 23rd and 24th November 2019

on Thursday November 21, 2019 by Cris

The Feast of Christ the King 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 to the Mother Church and will be exposed for Adoration 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 Friday, the Adoration Chapel will remain closed from 9.45 am to 4.45 pm.

Friday 22nd November, being 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 at the 5.00 pm Mass in the Sacred Heart Church.

Tuesday, 26th November is the birthday of Rev. Fr. Peter Eugenio. Let us pray for his intentions.

The Annual Priests’ Retreat of the Northern Vicariate will be held in Bahrain from Monday, 25th November to Thursday, 28th November. Let us pray for our Priests attending the retreat. The morning and evening Mass in English from 25th to 28th November will be held as usual.

On Monday 25th November, the evening English mass has been rescheduled to 7.00 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. Our Bishop will be offering this mass along with all the Priests from the four countries of the Vicariate who will be attending the Retreat. We invite you for this mass and to pray for our Priests serving in the Vicariate of Northern Arabia.

The Sacred Heart Church 80th Anniversary celebrations will come to a close with a solemn Concelebrated High Mass on Friday, 29 November at 9.00 am in the Sacred Heart Church followed by a cultural programme on the outdoor stage.
There will be an offertory procession before this mass. We encourage parishioners to bring offertory items which may include milk powder, tea, coffee, rice, wheat flour, oil and pulses and join in the offertory procession. These offertory items will be distributed to the needy of our parish
As part of the Jubilee celebration on that day there will be games and food stalls in the church compound until 2.00 pm. We invite you parishioners for the solemn mass and the jubilee celebrations thereafter. On that day, there will be no obligation mass at 10.30 am.

Next Sunday 1st December, we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent.

The Novena in preparation for the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, organized by the Konkani community, will commence from Wednesday, 27th November. For Novena timings, please refer to the banner in the Church compound.

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.
The Wedding Anniversary Mass for November 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.
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Fr. Xavier Marian D’souza, OFM Cap.
Parish Priest

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