ANNOUNCEMENTS - 5th, 6th and 7th February 2016

February 04, 2016

  1.  Thanksgiving mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 6th February, at 6.30 pm in the Sacred Heart Church to thank the Lord for His abundant blessings on us and for the grand success of the Family Day 2016. We encourage all our Parishioners to participate in this service.
     
  2. Couples who celebrate their Wedding Anniversary in the months of January and February are requested to attend the 7.00 pm mass on Monday, 8th February in the Mother Church.
     
  3. In order to prepare the ash for Ash Wednesday, we request you to bring your last year’s palms and put it in the box kept at the entrance of the Sacred Heart Church and the Mother Church.
     
  4. Ash Wednesday, a day of fast and abstinence, is on 10th February. Ashes will be blessed during the morning masses and distributed at every mass on this day. The timings of the masses on Ash Wednesday are as follows:

    *     English Masses will be at 6.00 am, 7.00 am, 9.00 am and evening masses at 5.30 pm and 7.00 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.
    *     The Mass in Tagalog, the language of the Philippines, will be at 7.00 pm in Our Lady Arabia Auditorium.
    *     The Mass in Tamil will be at 7.30 pm in St. Padre Pio Hall.
    *     The Mass in Konkani will be at 8.00 pm in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium and
    *     The Mass in Malayalam will be at 8.30 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.

    Please note that, there will be only one Novena Service of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour after the 5.30 pm English mass. There will be no Novena at 7.00 pm on Ash Wednesday.

    During Lent, The Way of the Cross will be on Wednesdays at 6.15 pm and on Fridays at 4.15 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. Lenten Alms Envelopes will be distributed on Ash Wednesday, the proceeds of which will go towards the Campaign against Hunger and Thirst. Please take one envelope per family and return it on Palm Sunday with your contributions. Fast and Abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and is limited to the age group between 21 and 60 years. For the weekly schedule of the Way of the Cross, please refer to the parish notice boards. 
     
  5.   Due to the Family Day, the Parish Holy Hour has been postponed to Friday, 12th February at 3.15 pm followed by Stations of the Cross at 4.15 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.
     
  6.   Due to Ash Wednesday on 10th February, the Baptism Preparation Course has been   postponed to Wednesday 17th February, at 6.30 pm in the St. Claire Audio Video room.  Please bring your Bible with you and children are not allowed.
     
  7.  Henceforth the Deepening of the Catholic Faith session will be held every 2nd Wednesday of the month, however due to Ash Wednesday on 10th February, this month it will be held  on Wednesday, 17th February at 7.30 pm in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.


    Fr. FREDDY D’SOUZA, OFM Cap.
    Parish Priest

ANNOUNCEMENTS - 29th, 30th and 31st January 2016

January 28, 2016

  1. Couples who celebrate their Wedding Anniversary in the months of January and February are requested to attend the 7.00 pm mass on Monday, 8th February in the Mother Church.
     
  2. In order to prepare the ash for Ash Wednesday, we request you to bring your last year’s palms and put it in the box kept at the entrance of the Sacred Heart Church and the Mother Church.
     
  3. Ash Wednesday, a day of fast and abstinence, is on 10th February. Ashes will be blessed during the morning masses and distributed at every mass during the day. The timing of the masses on Ash Wednesday are as follows:

    *     English Masses will be at 6.00 am, 7.00 am, 9.00 am and evening masses at 5.30 pm       and 7.00 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.

    *     The Mass in Tagalog, the Filipino language will be at 7.00 pm in Our Lady Arabia Auditorium.

    *     The Mass in Tamil will be at 7.30 pm in St. Padre Pio Hall.

    *     The Mass in Konkani will be at 8.00 pm in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium and

    *     The Mass in Malayalam will be at 8.30 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.

    Please note that, there will be only one Novena Service of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour after the 5.30 pm English mass. There will be no Novena at 7.00 pm on Ash Wednesday.

    During Lent, The Way of the Cross will be on Wednesdays at 6.15 pm and on Fridays at 4.15 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. Lenten Alms Envelopes will be distributed on Ash Wednesday, the proceeds of which will go towards the Campaign against Hunger and Thirst. Please take one envelope per family and return it on Palm Sunday with your contributions. Fast and Abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and is limited to the age group between 21 and 60 years. For the weekly schedule of the Way of the Cross, please refer to the parish notice boards.
     
  4. Family Day 2016 with the theme ‘Unity in Diversity for Christ,’ with Games, Food Stalls and a variety of entertainment, will be held in the church compound on Friday, 5th February from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm, followed by a Jam Session until 11.30 pm.

    * Support - Parishioners, we need your support towards this event by bringing in advertisements, gifts and food items.
    * Parishioners, we need your assistance in submitting some family portraits from different communities for the Family Day Souvenir.  In the church compound, there is a Photo Booth with a photographer after every mass who will take family portraits for the souvenir. We request your participation.                                                                                                
    * Kindly contact the Family Day Core Group members, whose names and contact numbers are displayed on the notice boards, for any assistance. For further information, please contact Fr. Gaspar.

    P.T.O.
     
  5. Due to the Family Day celebrations on Friday 5th February, there will only be 4 Obligation masses. The masses in English will be at 7.00 am, 9.00 am and 5.00 pm. The mass in Tagalog, the Filipino language will be at 11.30 am. All these masses will be held in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.The Entrance and Exit to the Auditorium will be from the Al Zubarah Avenue. There will be no Catechism classes, no Children’s mass at 9.15 am, no Youth mass at 10.30 am and no other language masses on that day. The Blessed Sacrament Chapel will remain closed during the event.


    ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ONLY
     
  6. There will be a Lenten Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 12th to 19th March 2016.  Those interested are requested to collect the Forms from the Parish Office or contact Fr. Gaspar.  Last date to sign up is tomorrow 30th January. Kindly register as soon as possible as limited seats are available.  


    Fr. FREDDY D’SOUZA, OFM Cap.
    Parish Priest

 

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