ANNOUNCEMENTS for 19th, 20th and 21st December 2014
December 18, 2014
On Wednesday, 24th December the Christmas celebrations will begin at 7.45 pm at the Sacred Heart School ground, Isa town with a Christmas Nativity play followed by carol singing. The vigil mass will begin at 8.30 pm.
For those without transport to Isa Town, arrangements have been made for the buses. Kindly assemble at the Bus stop near the Art and Craft Centre. The Buses will leave from Al Zubara Avenue at 6.45 pm., 7.00 pm and 7.15 pm. Those who have space available in their cars, are kindly requested to pass by the steel gate of the church, to give people lifts, on their way to Isa Town for the services.
The Bishop’s Book‘Exploring our Catholic Faith’will be released on Wednesday, 24th December after the Christmas Night Vigil Mass at the Sacred Heart School ground, Isa Town. This Book will be on sale for a price of BD 4/- per copy. Kindly note that the proceeds of this Book will go towards the Cathedral Project.
On Christmas day “Home away from Home”. A free programme for our parish domestic workers, will be held in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon and from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm. There will be Holy Mass followed by entertainment and Christmas gifts distribution. Parishioners’ support by offering cakes, snacks, gifts, telephone cards or cash is welcome. Food items may be delivered on Christmas day at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium and the gift articles can be handed over to the parish office.
The feast of St. Sebastian will be celebrated on Friday, 26th December at 9.00 am in the Sacred Heart School ground, Isa Town, by the Malayalam Catholic community. All are invited to attend.
Our Parish will be holding a Christmas/New year Dinner Dance on Thursday, 1st January 2015 at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium from 8.00 pm onwards. Invitation cards are available with all Community/Group Coordinators.
ANNOUNCEMENT ON FRIDAY ONLY
Our Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Freddy D’Souza will be celebrating his Ordination day on Saturday, 20th December. Please pray for his intentions.
Fr. Freddy D’ Souza, OFM Cap. Parish Priest
ANNOUNCEMENTS for 12th, 13th and 14th December 2014
December 11, 2014
Couples who celebrate their Wedding Anniversary in the months of November and December, are requested to attend the 7.00 pm mass on Monday, 15th December in the Mother Church. Those celebrants that have not yet registered, please do so as soon as possible. Ang mga mag asawang nagdiriwang ng kanilang anibersaryo ng kasal sa buwan ng Nobyembre at Disyembre ay inaanyayahang dumalo sa ikapitong gabing misa sa Lunes, ika-labinlima ng Disyembre sa Mother Church.Ang mga may kaarawan sa nabanggit na mga buwan ay kailangan na din magpatala kaagad.
In preparation for Christmas, a dawn mass will be celebrated in Filipino language every morning at 4.45 am for 9 days commencing from Tuesday, 16th December to Wednesday, 24th December. Sa paghahanda ng Pasko, magkakaroon po tayo ng Misa de Gallo sa Tagalogsa oras na ika-apat at ika-apatnaput lima para sa siyam na araw na misa na magsisismula sa Martes, ika-labing anim hanggang sa ika-dalawamput apat ng Disyembre.
On Friday, 19th December the regular 9.00 am obligation mass will take place in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium and the regular Catechism children’s mass will be held in the Sacred Heart Church at 9.00 am. Sa susunod na Biyernes, ika-labinsiyam ng Disyembre, ang regular na ika-siyam ng umagang misa ay gaganapin sa Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium, at ang regular na misa sa pambata ay sa Sacred Heart Church sa ganap na ika-siyam ng umaga.
On Wednesday, 24th December the Christmas celebrations will begin at 7.45 pm at the Sacred Heart School ground, Isa town with a Christmas play followed by carol singing. The vigil mass will begin at 8.30 pm. Sa ika-dalawamput apat ng Disyembre sa oras ika-pito at apatnaput lima ay sisimulan po ang pagdiriwang ng Pasko sa Sacred Heart School ground, Isa town. Kaalinsunod po nito ay mayroong Christmas play at caroling. At ang vigil mass ay magsisimula sa ika-walo at kalahati ng gabi.
On Christmas day “Home away from Home”. A free programme for our parish domestic workers, will be held in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon and from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm. There will be Holy Mass followed by entertainment and Christmas gifts distribution. Parishioners’ support by offering cakes, snacks, gifts, telephone cards or cash is welcome. Food items may be delivered on Christmas day at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium and the gift articles can be handed over to the parish office. Sa araw ng Pasko ay may bukas na programang “Home away from Home”. Ito po ay inihahandog sa ating mga kababayang domestic workers na gaganapin sa Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium mula ika-siyam ng umaga hanggang ika-labindalawa ng tanghali at mayroon din po sa hapon mula ala una hanggang alas kwatro. Ito ay pasisimulan ng Banal na Misa,pagkatapos ay kasiyahan at pamamahagi ng regalo. Ang lahat ng parishioners ay hinihikayat na suportahan ang naturang programa sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay ng pagkain gaya ng cakes, delicacies, snacks, regalo at pwede rin ang cash. Ang mga pagkain sa pasko ay ihatid lamang sa Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium at ang mga regalo ay maaaring ipadating sa opisina ng parokya.
Our Parish will be holding a Christmas/New year Dinner Dance on Thursday, 1st January 2015 at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium from 8.00 pm onwards. Invitation cards are available with all Community/Group Coordinators. Ang ating parokya ay magkakaroon ng Pasko/Bagong taon hapunang kasiyahan sa unang araw ng Enero taong 2015 sa Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium na magsisimula sa ika-walo ng gabi.Ang invitation cards ay available sa mga community o group coordinators.
ANNOUNCEMENT ON FRIDAY ONLY
Bishop Camillo will conclude his pastoral visit on Saturday, 13th December at 6.30 pm with the Eucharistic celebration. All are requested to attend this Mass. Ang pastoral visit ng ating Bishop, Bishop Camillo ay magtatapos bukas, ika-labintatlo ng Disyembre sa oras na ika-anim at kalahati ng gabi at magkakaroon ng Eucharistic celebration. Ang lahat ay inaanyayahang dumalo sa nabanggit na misa.
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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.