Ministry update - Legion of Mary - Flores de Mayo 2015
April 23, 2015
ANNOUNCEMENTS - 24th, 25th and 26th April 2015
April 23, 2015
We are pleased to announce that “The Neo-Catechumenal Way”, a series of Catechesis for adults will commence from Tuesday, 28 April and will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.00 pm in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. All are requested to attend and deepen their education of the Catholic Formation. For further information, please contact Br. Marek or Fr. Francisco.
The First Friday Holy Hour will be held on 1st May at 3.45 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.
During the Marian month of May, the Rosary will be prayed at the Grotto 40 minutes before mass every evening. Flores De mayo Devotion will be held on Fridays at 1.30 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. For further details, please refer to the parish notice board.
The 3rd ISAO Catholic Charismatic Renewal International Conference is being held in the Sacred Heart Church from 23rd to 25th September, with renowned speakers addressing the conference. The registration Forms will be launched in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, 2nd May at 7.30 pm on the outdoor stage. We welcome you to come and participate in this event.
The Sacred Heart Church is organizing a Programme titled 'Empower your Future' for children of Stds. X, XI and XII which includes ethics, values, career development, communication, etc. This Programne will take place on Sunday, 3rd May from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm. Those interested, may kindly collect the Forms and submit the completed Forms along with the registration fee of BD 1.500 to the Parish office, which is inclusive of breakfast, snacks and lunch. For further information, please contact Fr. Gaspar.
The Deepening of the Catholic Faith Session will be held on Saturday, 9th May in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium at 7.30 pm which will be led by Rev. Fr. Selvaraj.
Due to the ‘Dinner for a Cause’ event on 14th May, the Marriage Preparation Course is postponed to Friday, 22nd May at St. Dominic Savio Hall, from 7.30 am to 4.30 pm. Registration will take place on the same day, prior to the commencement of the course. The course fee is BD.3/- per person inclusive of Lunch.
The Konkani Community will be organizing a musical show “WILFY NITE” in support of the Awali Cathedral on Thursday, 28th May from 7.30pm at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. The entry passes will be available after the service near the entrance and with Konkani Community coordinators.
We thank you for your overwhelming support towards the ‘Dinner for a Cause' event. Those of you who have taken the Family Support Commitment Forms are kindly requested to return the completed Forms to the members at the DFC Counter in the Church compound after every obligation masses, latest by Sunday, 26th April. Alternatively, you may also hand over the Forms to Fr. Gaspar.
Dear Parishioners, The Holy Land and the Europe pilgrimages have been arranged by our Sacred Heart Church from 5th July to 12th July, and from 6th July to 20th July respectively. Those interested, kindly collect the Forms from the parish office and submit the completed Forms before 25th May with the non-refundable deposit. For any further information, please contact the parish office or Fr. Gaspar.
FRIDAY MORNING MASSES ONLY
Today the food festival will be held in the Church compound from 8.00 am to 2.00 pm. Do come and enjoy the delicious food and help the Church projects.
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ONLY
A general Intercessory prayer service will be held tomorrow, 25th April at 7.30 pm in the Sacred Heart Church to pray for the success of the ISAO Conference in our parish and other intentions of the parishioners.
Our April 2014 Family Bulletin is now available. Click here to download.
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A Special Message From Our Parish Priest
Our Bishop Camillo Ballin, mccj has issued his second pastoral letter about the Church. I encourage all parishioners, families and individual, to get one copy to read and reflect on. Many in our parish do not have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Church as an institution and as a sacrament of salvation. This pastoral letter contains good and interesting topics to learn help us have a better and much deeper understanding of the meaning of the Church and appreciate its magnificence.
The Church, as a Mother and Teacher to her children, must be the abode of all the faithful in search of the Truth; as well as the haven of peace for all those in trouble, either caused by their personal inadequacies or crises due to other people’s mistakes and shortcomings.
“Seek first the Kingdom of God and everything will be given unto you.” – a very strong message of the Lord from the gospel of Matthew (Mt. 6:33). Our Father in heaven will always provide us what we need in order to live as true children of His. He gave us the Church to be a mother of us all. All we need to do is to be obedient to her teachings and guidance through our Pope, Bishop and priests who have been entrusted to take care of us. Let us obey and love our Mother Church and remain faithful to God.
May the loving and merciful God bless us all and our families.