ANNOUNCEMENTS - 29th, 30th and 31st May 2015

May 28, 2015

  1. A general Intercessory prayer service with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be held on Sunday, 31st May from 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm in the Sacred Heart Church to pray for the success of the ISAO Conference in our parish and other intentions of the parishioners.
     
  2. The English Charismatic Prayer Group will be conducting their Pentecost Night Vigil Service on Thursday, 4th June from 9.00 pm onwards in the Sacred Heart Church. We encourage parishioners to come and receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
     
  3. The Feast of the Corpus Christi, “Body and Blood of Jesus” will be celebrated on Friday, 5th, Saturday, 6th and Sunday, 7th June. On Friday, 5th June, there will be a Silent Adoration from 10.00 am to 3.30pm. Soon after the 9.00 am mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be taken in procession from the Sacred Heart Church to the Mother Church which will conclude with Benediction at 3.30 pm in the Mother Church. For the Adoration Schedule, please refer to the Parish Notice Board. On this day the Blessed Sacrament Chapel will remain closed from 10.00am to 3.30pm.

    The First Friday Holy Hour will be held on 5th June at 3.45 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.
     
  4. Those children who have received their First Holy Communion and wish to join the Altar Server Ministry, kindly collect the Forms from the parish Office and submit the completed Forms before 6th June.                                                                                                                                                   
     
  5. The Parish Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be celebrated on Friday, 12th June at the 9.00 am Mass. The 9 day Novena in preparation for the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will commence from Wednesday, 3rd June (15 minutes before the evening mass). On this Festive Day, the Parish will be holding a Food Festival from 8.00 am to 2.00 pm with Food and Game Stalls in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium and Outside Corridors, run by various Communities and Ministries.
     
  6. The Brick by Brick project has already commenced in our Parish in aid of the Cathedral and ISAO Conference. Parishioners, we need your support towards this project. Kindly contact your Community Coordinators to buy a brick and build your Church.
     
  7. The Kids for Kingdom Retreat for children of 10 to 17 years of age will be held for four days from 29th June to 2nd July.  Registration forms are available at Jesus Youth Help Desk and the Parish Office. The registration fee is BD 10/- per child and the last date for registration is 15th June. All parishioners are requested to make full use of this great opportunity for the spiritual growth of your children. We request volunteers to assist this retreat. Those interested are requested to kindly give their names to Fr. Saji’s office.
     
  8. Those who have collected the FOSTER HOME Forms to accommodate delegates for the ISAO Conference are kindly requested to fill in the same and return it at the ISAO Conference Help Desk or Parish Office by Sunday, 31st May.

    The ISAO Conference Registration Forms are available at the ISAO Help Desk Counter in the Church compound. Kindly collect the Forms and submit the completed Forms to the Help Desk Counter by Sunday, 31st May and collect your receipt.


    ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FRIDAY ONLY
     
  9. The closing of the Marian month with the Feast of Our Lady of Visitation and FLORES DE MAYO devotion will be celebrated on Saturday, 30th May at the 6.30 pm Mass in the Sacred Heart Church. Parishioners who have statues of Mother Mary may bring them for blessing during this mass. Flores De Mayo and First Holy communion children should wear their all-white attire and attend with fresh flower offerings. A Heart shaped prayer petition box has been placed on the Altar. Kindly put your petitions in the box and do not put any money in it. The Rosary and offering of flowers will be held immediately after the mass at the Outdoor Stage.


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

ANNOUNCEMENTS - 22nd, 23rd and 24th May 2015

May 21, 2015

  1. Fr. Gaspar will be celebrating his birthday on Friday, 29th May. Please pray for his intentions.
     
  2. The closing of the Mariam month with the Feast of Our Lady’s Visitation and FLORES DE MAYO devotion will be celebrated on Saturday, 30th May at the 6.30 pm Mass in the Sacred Heart Church. Parishioners who have statues of Mother Mary may bring them for blessing during this mass. Flores De Mayo and First Holy communion children should wear their all-white attire and attend with fresh flower offerings. The Rosary and offering of flowers will be held immediately after the mass in the Sacred Heart Church.
     
  3. The Parish Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be celebrated on Friday, 12th June at 9.00 am. The Novena in preparation for the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will commence from Wednesday, 3rd June 15 minutes before the evening mass. On this very Festive Day, the Parish will be holding a Mini Bazaar from 8.00 am to 2.00 pm with Food and Game Stalls, in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium and Outside Corridors, run by various Communities and Ministries.
     
  4. The English Charismatic Prayer Group will be conducting their Pentecost Night Vigil Service on Thursday, 4th June from 9.00 pm onwards in the Sacred Heart Church. We encourage parishioners to come and receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
     
  5. The Konkani Community will be organizing a musical show “WILFY NITE” in support of the Awali Cathedral on Thursday, 28th May from 7.30pm at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. The entry passes will be available after the service near the entrance with Konkani Community Coordinators, with Fr. Gaspar and with Fr. Freddy.
     
  6. Dear Parishioners, we look forward to your generous support in accommodating the delegates attending the ICCRS Sub-Committee for Asia Oceania (ISAO) Conference for 3 nights from 23rd to 25th September in your homes. Those who are willing to help, kindly fill in the FOSTER HOME Forms, which are kept at the parish office and return them accordingly. The ISAO Conference Registration Forms are available at the ISAO help desk Counter in the Church compound. Kindly collect the Forms and submit the completed Forms to the help desk Counter by Sunday, 31st May 2015and collect your receipt. 
     
  7. The Brick by Brick project has already commenced in our Parish in aid of the Cathedral and ISAO Conference. Parishioners, we need your support towards this project. Kindly contact your Community Coordinators to buy a brick and build your Church.
     
  8. The Kids for Kingdom Retreat for children of 10 to 17 years of age will be held for four days from 29th June to 2nd July.  Registration forms are available at JY helpdesk and the Parish Office. The registration fee is BD 10/- per child and the last date for registration is 15th June.  All parishioners are requested to make full use of this great opportunity for the spiritual growth of your children.
     
  9. A general Intercessory prayer service with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be held on Sunday, 31st May from 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm in the Sacred Heart Church to pray for the success of the ISAO Conference in our parish and other intentions of the parishioners. 


    ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FRIDAY 7.00 AM AND 9.00 AM MASSES ONLY
     
  10. The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered by our Nuncio today at the 10.30 am mass in the Sacred Heart Church. Today there will be no Catechism classes for children.


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

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