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Catechism Ministry Update

The Catechism Ministry announces the Registration and Sale of Books for the Parish Children for 2018-2019 as follows:

  • Friday, 24th August and 31th August 2018 in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium from 8am to 12 noon
  • Friday, 7th September 2018 in the Classrooms of St. Anthony Block from 8am to 12 noon
  • On Friday, 14th September 2018 registration will be in the Kindergarten from 8am to 11:30am

Parents are kindly requested to submit the Report Card at the time of registration.

For Std 1 and new enrollments, please submit CPR and a copy of the Baptism Certificate

Catechism Classes for Std. 4 to 12 begin on 14th September 2018

  • Std 4 & 5 – Class from 7.30am to 8.40am followed by Youth Mass in Sacred Heart Church.
  • Std 6 to 12 – Mass at 8:45am followed by class till 11:20am (only on 14th September 2018)

Catechism Classes for Std. 1 to 3 begin on 21st September 2018

  • Std 1 & 2 - Liturgy of the Word (CLOTW) in Padre Pio Hall at 8:45am followed by Class until 11:15am
  • Std 3 - Children Mass at 8:45am in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium followed by Class till 11:15am
  • Std 6 to 12 will have classes at 8:45am followed by Youth Mass in Sacred Heart Church at 10:30am

Fr. Xavier M. D’souza, OFM Cap.
Parish Priest

ANNOUNCEMENTS - 17th, 18th and19th August 2018

August 17, 2018

The Konkani community will celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary, Monti Fest on Friday, 7th September at 8.30 am with blessings of new corn and floral offerings by children at the outdoor stage followed by the Feast Mass in Konkani at the Sacred Heart Church.  This will be followed by a short cultural program and lunch at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.

The 9-day Novena followed by Mass will be conducted by Fr.Anil Silvian Fernandes, from India which will begin on Wednesday, 29th August at 7.00 pm at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.  For Novena timings and venues please refer to the banner in the church compound.  

With effect from September 2018, the timing of the English obligation mass on Fridays at 9.00 am has been changed.  It will now commence at 8.45 am.

Following the ground-breaking ceremony of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia, we request the assistance of all our parishioners towards the realization of this Endeavour.  To help us reach our goals, collection boxes have been placed at the main gates of the church and each working individual of the family is requested to show their support by donating a minimum amount of BD.2 each month. Thank you for your usual co-operation.

The Catechism Ministry announces the Registration and Sale of Books for the Parish Children for the year 2018-19 on Friday, 24th August, 31st August and 7th September. 

On Friday, 24th August and 31st August 2018 it will be held in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium from 8am to 12 noon.

Parents are kindly requested to submit the Report Card at the time of registration.

For Std 1 and new enrollments, please submit Childs CPR and a copy of the Baptism Certificate


Fr. Xavier M. D’souza, OFM Cap.
Parish Priest

ANNOUNCEMENTS - 10th, 11th and 12th August 2018

August 10, 2018

On Wednesday, 15th August we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is a day of obligation in our Vicariate. On that day the masses in English will be held in the Sacred Heart Church at 5.30 am, 6.30 am, 5.30 pm and 7.00 pm. There will be a Tamil mass at 7.30 pm at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium and the Arabic mass will be at 8.00 pm in the Mother Church.

Novena to our Lady of Perpetual Help will be held as per the usual timings.

His Lordship, Bishop Camillo has released his new Pastoral Letter which will be distributed after all obligation masses.  Please collect one copy per family, read and reflect on it.

Following the ground-breaking ceremony of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia, we request the assistance of all our parishioners towards the realization of this endeavour.  To help us reach our goals, collection boxes have been placed at the main gates of the church and each working individual of the family is requested to show their support by donating a minimum amount of BD2 each month.  Thank you for your usual co-operation.

In commemoration of the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Konkani Community will be organizing a 9-member Cricket Tournament for our parishioners on Friday, 17th August at the Indian Club commencing from 8am onwards.  For Registration Forms, please approach the Konkani Community Co-coordinators or the Parish Office.

There will be a Multi-media Training session in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, 11th August at 7.30pm for all parishioners interested in assisting with the display of the slides for obligation and daily masses.

Our Holy Father Pope Francis invites all the youth to participate in the next World Youth Day from 22nd January to 27th January at Panama.  The last date for registration is 26th August.  For further details, please contact our Parish Priest, Fr. Xavier.

Parishioners are once again informed that the church gate will close at 9.00 pm and you need to leave the Church compound before that time.   

The July edition of ‘Charis Arabia’ is available in the Religious Gift Shop


Fr. Xavier M. D’souza, OFM Cap.
Parish Priest

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