Soon after the final blessing, the Veneration of the Infant Jesus will be held at several locations. Please maintain an orderly queue and venerate the Baby Jesus with Reverence.
The Schedule of Masses on Christmas Day, 25th December is displayed on the overhead Projector. The English masses will be held at 7.00am, 8.30am, 10.00am, 5.30pm and 7.00 pm.
Tomorrow 25 December, the free Christmas Day programme “Home away from Home,” 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 distribution of Christmas gifts. Parishioners' support by offering cakes, snacks, gifts, telephone cards or cash is welcome. Food items may be delivered tomorrow at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium and the gift articles may be handed over to the parish office. May God bless you for your generosity
On Wednesday, 28th December, we celebrate the feast of Holy Innocents
The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph will be celebrated on Friday, 30th December.
Saturday, 31st December is the last day of the year 2016. On that day there will be a Thanksgiving Holy Hour at 6.30 pm followed by a Solemn Mass at 7.30 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. All Parishioners are welcome to participate in these services.
Flowers to decorate the Altar in Manama for the New Year service may be brought to the Sacristy on Saturday, 31st December by 12 noon.
The Feast of St. Sebastian will be celebrated by the Malayalam Catholic community on Thursday, 29th December at 5.30 pm and 30th December at 10.00 am at the Sacred Heart School grounds in Isa Town. All are invited to attend.
The Christmas and New Year Dinner Dance will be held on Thursday, 29th December at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium from 8.00 pm to 12.00 midnight. The price is BD 5/- per person, inclusive of dinner. Tickets are available with all Community Coordinators and in the church compound. Kindly patronize.
The much awaited Family Day 2017 with the theme ‘We are one in the Spirit, one in the Lord,’ with lots of Games, Food Stalls and a variety of entertainment programme, will be held in the church compound on Friday, 3rd February 2017 from 8.00am to 7.00pm.
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There will be a cultural parade by the various communities of our parish. There will also be stage competitions, such as the Prince and Princess Contest for children up to 9 years of age, a Singing Competition for a duo or group, open to all ages and a cultural troop dancing competition which is open to all communities. Entry Forms for all three contests, with further details, are available at the parish office. The last date to submit the Entry Forms is Friday, 27th January. Late entries will not be accepted.
Parishioners, we appeal to your generosity in bringing in advertisements and supporters for this event. Gifts and food items can also be donated. These will help us meet our objectives in helping towards the maintenance of your church.
The second batches of the personalized Desk Calendar are ready for collection from the Family Day Support Counter which is set up in the church compound in Manama. For any further assistance, kindly contact the Family Day Core Group members whose names and contact numbers are displayed on the notice boards.
After this service, buses will take parishioners back to Manama. Those who have place in your car may provide a lift to those going back.
Fr. FREDDY D’SOUZA, OFM Cap