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ANNOUNCEMENTS for 6th, 7th and 8th May 2016

May 05, 2016

  1. The next Baptism Preparation Course will be held on Wednesday, 11th May at 6.30 pm in the St. Claire Audio Video Room. Please bring your Bible with you and children are not allowed.
     
  2. The Deepening of the Catholic Faith Session will be held on Wednesday, 11th May at 7.45 pm in the Mother Church. All Parishioners are invited to attend this Session.
     
  3. The Konkani Community is organizing a "Konkani Musical Nite" in aid of the Awali Cathedral on Thursday, 12th May at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium from 7.30 pm onwards. Entry tickets are available with the Konkani Community Coordinators who will be in the church compound after all obligation masses, or with Fr. Gaspar.
     
  4.  The Malayalam Community will have their Pentecost Night Vigil on Thursday, 12th May from 7.30 pm to 1.30 am in the Sacred Heart Church. In preparation for the Pentecost Night Vigil, the Novena to the Holy Spirit which has already begun is being done every day after the Malayalam Mass. All are invited to join the Novena and the Night Vigil.
     
  5. First Holy Communion for the children of the Arabic Community will be held on Friday, 13th April at the 11.30 am Arabic Mass in the Sacred Heart Church. Due to this mass, the 12 noon Tagalog mass for the Filipino community will take place at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.
     
  6. The “Empower Your Future” programme which was scheduled to be held on Friday, 13th May, has been postponed indefinitely due to space constraints. 
     
  7. Rev. Fr. Gaspar will be celebrating his Ordination Day on Saturday, 14th May. Please pray for his intentions.
     
  8. The Annual Pentecost Night Vigil in English will be held on Thursday, 19th May from 9.00 pm onwards in the Sacred Heart Church. All parishioners are invited to participate and be blessed with the power of the Holy Spirit. In preparation for the Pentecost Night Vigil, the Novena to the Holy Spirit has already begun and is being done after the evening mass every day. For timings please refer to the Parish Notice Board.

    P.T.O.
     
  9. The next Marriage Preparation Course will be held on Friday, 20th May in the St. Dominic Savio Hall from 7.30 am to 5.00 pm. Registration will take place on the same day, prior to the commencement of the course. Those who attend the course, kindly bring your Baptism Certificate along with you. The course fee is BD. 5/- per person, inclusive of lunch.
     
  10. As we are in the Year of Mercy, the Dinner for a Cause team along with the Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Freddy, have decided that the funds raised from this event will not only go towards the construction of the Cathedral but that the amount raised from 1st to 26th May will go towards supporting the needy families of our parish, those who have lost their jobs, those who are unable to pay their children's school fees and those who are facing difficulties meeting their daily needs. We encourage generous people to contribute in cash or kind towards this merciful and charitable cause. For further information kindly contact the Dinner For A Cause team members at the help desk or Fr Gaspar.
     
  11.  A pilgrimage to the Holy Land has been arranged from 9th to 16th July. Interested individuals are requested to collect the forms from the Parish Office or contact Fr. Gaspar. The last date for submitting the filled in form is 20th May.  Please register as soon as possible as few seats are available. 
     
  12. A pilgrimage to Europe has been arranged by the Malayalam Community from 11th to 27th July. Interested individuals are requested to please contact Rev. Fr. Saji.  Please register as soon as possible. 


    ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FRIDAY MORNING MASSES ONLY
     
  13. The First Friday Parish Holy Hour will be held today at 3.45 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.


    Fr. Freddy D’Souza, OFM Cap.
    Parish Priest

ANNOUNCEMENTS for 29th, 30th April and 1st May 2016

April 28, 2016

  1. The First Friday Parish Holy Hour will be held on 6th May at 3.45 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.
     
  2. During the Marian month of May, the Holy Rosary will be prayed at the Grotto forty minutes before every evening mass. During the whole month of May, a traditional Marian devotion called “Flores De Mayo” will be held in our parish every Friday afternoon from 1:30 – 3:00 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. Everyone, especially the children, dressed in white, may take part in the prayers, petitions and flower offerings as a special devotion to our Blessed Mother. The Flores De Mayo culminates on the Feast of Our Lady’s Visitation on 31st May. 
     
  3. Jesus Youth of our parish is organizing a one day programme for young married couples, called Familia 2016 on Sunday, 1st May from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm at the St. Padre Pio Social Hall. All couples married between the years 2011 and 2016 are invited to attend this programme which will be in Malayalam. For Registration and further details, kindly contact Jesus Youth Help Desk.
     
  4. CFC - Handmaids of the Lord invite all single mothers, widows, or married women whose husbands are not in Bahrain to the 72nd Christian Life programme starting from Friday, 6th May at 1.00 pm in St. Padre Pio Hall.  Continuing sessions will be held thereafter every Friday from 13th May to 1st July from 1.00 pm onwards, in the St. Francis of Assisi Building Room nos. 14, 15 & 16. Registration Forms are available at the Parish Office and from any CFC or Handmaids of the Lord members. Please take one form and submit the filled-up Form on or before 6th May.
     
  5. Our Youths will be having a Fun Day on Friday, 6th May in the Church compound from 8.00 am onwards. There will be various activities, food stalls and games stalls.  Parishioners we need your support towards this event, the proceeds of which will go to The World Youth Day. For more details please contact Fr. Wellington.
     
  6. The Konkani Community is organizing a "Konkani Musical Nite" in aid of the Awali Cathedral on Thursday, 12th May at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium from 7.30 pm onwards. Entry tickets are available with the Konkani Community Coordinators who will be in the church compound after all obligation masses, or with Fr. Gaspar.
     
  7. The Malayalam Community will have their Pentecost Night Vigil on Thursday, 12th May from 7.30 pm to 1.30 am in the Sacred Heart Church. In preparation for the Pentecost Night Vigil, the Novena to the Holy Spirit will begin from Tuesday, 3rd May after the Malayalam Mass. All are invited to join the Novena and the Vigil.
     
  8. The Catechism Ministry is organizing a programme titled ‘Empower your Future for children of all age groups from Stds. 8 - 12 which will be held on 13th May from 11:30 am to 4 pm at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. We encourage all the youth to attend this seminar which will cover the topics such as ethics, values, career development and communication. Those interested can collect and submit the completed forms along with a registration fee of BD 1.500 to the Parish Office.

    The registration fee is inclusive of lunch and snacks. The deadline for registration is 10th May. For further information, please contact Fr Gaspar.
     
  9. The Annual Pentecost Night Vigil in English will be held on Thursday, 19th May from 9.00 pm onwards in the Sacred Heart Church. All parishioners are invited to participate and be blessed with the power of the Holy Spirit. In preparation for the Pentecost Night Vigil, the Novena to the Holy Spirit will begin from Wednesday, 4th May after the evening Masses. For timings please refer to the Parish Notice Board.
     
  10. The Dinner for a Cause - Season 2 is being held on 26th May at the Gulf Hotel. A souvenir is being launched to commemorate this event. The theme for this year’s event is ‘A Night with the Stars’, a star-studded gala dinner. We would greatly appreciate your support by providing a family portrait and taking part in the photo contest in the various movie categories. Further information can be obtained through the help desk located in the Church premises or by contacting Fr. Gaspar.
     
  11.  A pilgrimage to the Europe has been arranged by the Malayalam Community from 11th July to 27th July 2016. Interested individuals are requested to please contact Rev. Fr. Saji.  Please register as soon as possible. 

    ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MORNING 7.00 AM AND 9.00 AM MASS ONLY
     
  12. As the First Holy Communion for Sacred Heart School children will be held today, at the 10.30 am mass in the Sacred Heart Church, there will be no Catechism for the Parish children.


    Fr. Freddy D’Souza, OFM Cap.
    Parish Priest

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