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ANNOUNCEMENTS -16th, 17th and 18th February 2018

February 15, 2018

  1. Our Holy Father has called for a special Day of Prayer and Fasting on 23rd February for war-torn nations, and in particular the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.We are requested to take this invitation seriously as millions of brothers and sisters are suffering due to conflicts.
    With this in mind, there will be a Silent Adoration on Friday, 23rd February from 3.45 pm to 4.15pm, followed by the Parish Way of the Cross at the Sacred Heart Church. Your time spent with Jesus in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament can become the most profound healing experience which could repair the evils of the world and bring about peace on earth.
  2. The parish way of the Cross will be held on Wednesdays at 6.15 pm and on Fridays at 4.15 pm. For weekly schedule of the way of the Cross, please refer to the parish notice board.

  3. The Parish Mission is scheduled in English during the season of Lent from 19th to 22nd March, and will be led by Fr. Joseph Edatt. Timings and other details will be announced later. We encourage all parishioners to avail of this unique opportunity to help find the Holy Spirit’s stillness and inspiration within their daily routine.

  4. Lenten Alms Envelopes, with your contributions, should be put in the boxes labeled “Lenten Alms,” which are located at the entrance of the Sacred Heart Church and the Mother Church.

  5. The star banner for the needy is calling for your generosity. Each star price is reduced and now being pinned at BD. 10/- only. The collection is for the less fortunate of our parish. Counting on each one of you to support us and fill up the banner at the earliest.

  6. The Parish Choir practice for the Holy week has already commenced. Thursday 7.00 pm and Friday 6.00 pm in the music room. All are invited to join.


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

ANNOUNCEMENTS - 9th, 10th and 11th February 2018

February 10, 2018

  1. We welcome Rev. Fr. Darel Fernandes, who has been appointed by Bishop Camillo as the new Assistant Priest and the Spiritual Director of the Konkani community. We wish him a fruitful Ministry in our Parish.
  2. Ash Wednesday, a day of fast and abstinence, is on 14th 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:

    The Masses in English in the morning will be at 5.30 am, 6.15 am, 7.00 am and 9.00 am.  The evening masses will be at 5.30 pm and 7.00 pm.  All these masses will be held in the Sacred Heart Church.
    The Mass in Spanish will be at 6.30 pm in the Mother Church.
    The Mass in Konkani will be at 7.00 pm in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.
    The Mass in Tamil will be at 7.30 pm in St. Padre Pio Hall.
    The Mass in Tagalog, the language of the Philippines, will be at 8.00 pm in Our Lady Arabia Auditorium and
    The Mass in Malayalam will be at 8.30 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.

    Please note there will be no Novena Service to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour on that day.

    Fast and Abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and is limited to individuals between 21 and 60 years of age.

    During Lent, The Way of the Cross on Wednesdays will be at 6.15 pm and on Fridays at 4.15 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. For the weekly schedule of the Way of the Cross, please refer to the parish notice boards.

    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 or before with your contributions.
  3. On February 13th Tuesday at 7.00 pm, there will be Deepening of the Catholic Faith Session at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium, with the Theme – The Sacrament of Reconciliation.


    P.T.O.
     
  4. 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.


    ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ONLY
     
  5. We will celebrate the Feast of our Lady of Lourdes, the World Day of the Sick, on Sunday, 11th February, during the 7.00 pm Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, followed by a procession to the Grotto.


    ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ONLY
     
  6. The Family Day 2018 held in our parish was a great success. We will have a Thanksgiving Mass on Monday, 12th February at 6.00 pm to thank the Lord for His blessings on the Family Day 2018 and all other events held in our parish. All volunteers of the Family Day and those who helped with all other events held in the parish throughout the year are invited for this mass.


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

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