ANNOUNCEMENTS for 31st Oct., 1st and 2nd November 2014
October 30, 2014
Today there will be a second collection to present to Fr. Ding a purse as a token of our love.
Rev. Fr. Uldarico Ding Camus and Rev. Fr. Andrews Santiagu will be returning to their home Provinces. A con-celebrated thanksgiving mass will be held on Friday, 14th November at 5.30 pm, to thank God for all that they have done in our parish. After the mass, there will be a Felicitation Programme at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium, organized by our Parish Communities to honour Fr. Ding and Fr. Andrews.
From 1st November onwards, the Friday regular 7.30 am obligation mass will take place at 7.00 am and the 10.15 am obligation mass will be at 10.30 am. The morning Rosary will commence at 6.30 am.
The First Friday Parish Holy Hour will be held on 7th November at 4.15 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.
The Annual Priests retreat will be held in Bahrain from Monday, 3rd November to Thursday, 6th November. Kindly keep our priests in your prayers.
As part of the Formation program for the year, a Jubilee Thanksgiving Musical Retreat will be held on Thursday, 6th November at 7.00pm on the theme "Let Us Celebrate Our Faith with Praise and Worship" - this Multi-Language Musical Retreat will be a celebration of our Parish Unity amidst Diversity, and includes Exhortations by our priests on our identity as ‘The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church’. See posters for more details.
To close the Diamond Jubilee Year and to usher in the Advent season, a 3-nights Pastoral Retreat will be held from Monday, 10th November to Wednesday, 12th November after the evening masses. With the theme "We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe", this series of teachings will bring all of us on a Faith journey through the past, present and future of our Church. Fr. Peter Eugenio will be conducting this retreat both as a Jubilee and an Advent mission for all of us.
Next week there will be a second collection to present to Fr. Andrews a purse as a token of our love.
ANNOUNCEMNT FRIDAY MORNING MASSES ONLY
Today our Bishop Camillo will be installing Fr. Freddy D’Souza as our new parish priest at the 5.30 pm con-celebrated high mass.
ANNOUNCEMNT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ONLY
All Souls Day is on Sunday, 2nd November. There will be no change in the Mass schedule. However, the Tamil mass will take place at 6.30 pm at St. Padre Pio Hall. A special collection will be made during the mass for the maintenance of the Cemeteries. On All Souls Day, the Salmabad Cemetery will be blessed at 3.00 pm and the old Manama Cemetery at 4.00 pm.
A Souvenir Booklet, to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church (75 years) will be released at the Closing Ceremony on Friday, 21st November.
All Parishioners are requested to participate by giving Articles with photographs of the past years along with your contributions. Kindly also solicit Advertisements to be printed in this "Historical Jubilee Booklet".
For Advertisement rates and any other information, please refer to the Parish Notice Board OR contact Parish group members stationed at the Kinder Garten Block and in the Church Compound after each Mass.
We thank you for your continued support and generosity.
Fr. Uldarico Camus, OFM Cap. Parish Priest
Legion of Mary - Closing of the Rosary Month
October 27, 2014
Jubilee Year Celebrations
Come and join to celebrate our faith! Click the logo to the left or here for more information.
Come and join our Talent Search (Solo or Group) on 22 and 25 September 2014 @ OLAA. Download the registration form here. Deadline of submission of entries is on 16 September 2014.
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.