The Next Baptism Preparation Course will be held on Wednesday, 11th January at 6.30pm in the St. Claire Audio Video Room. Please bring your bible with you, children are not allowed.
The Feast of Our Lady of Arabia, Patroness of our Vicariate, will be celebrated on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th January. Novena in preparation for the feast will commence from 4 January after the evening mass.
The Deepening of the Catholic Faith Session with the Theme- CHRISTIAN UNITY IN THE CHURCH will be held on Tuesday, 10th January at 7.00 pm at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. All Parishioners are invited to attend this Session.
English Charismatic Prayer Group will be organizing a retreat, preached by the resourced person Bro. Lenny Soares on the following days at Our Lady of Arabia auditorium from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.
On Monday, 16th and Tuesday, 17th January 2017 for adults with the theme “Wisdom in Christ” Colossian 2:3
On Wednesday, 18th and Thursday, 19th January 2017 for youth with the theme “Renew your mind with the Word of God” Romans 12:2
A gospel concert will also be held on Saturday, 21st January 2017 at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium from 9.00am to 3.00pm with food stalls to raise funds towards the construction of our Cathedral. We invite all our parishioners to kindly participate and encourage your family and friends as well.
The Next Marriage Preparation Course will be held on Friday, 20th January in the St. Dominic Savio Hall from 7.30am to 5.00pm. Registration will take place on the same day, prior to the commencement of the course. Those who are attending this course, kindly bring your Baptism Certificate, Bible, note book and pen along with you. The course fee is BD. 5/- per person, inclusive of Lunch.
The First Holy Communion for Sacred Heart School children will be on 21st April and for the Parish Catechism Children on 28th April 2017. The sacrament of Confirmation will be administered on 26th May 2017.
The Family Day 2017 with the theme ‘We are one in the Spirit, one in the Lord,’ with Games, Food Stalls and a variety of entertainment programmes, will be held in the church compound on Friday, 3rd February 2017 from 8.00am to 7.00pm.
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.
For any assistance, please visit the family day support counter in the church compound or kindly contact the Family Day Core Group members whose names and contact numbers are displayed on the notice boards.
Parishioners, we appeal to your generosity in helping towards the maintenance of your church by bringing in advertisements, gifts and food items for the family day which will help us meet our objectives.
The third batch of the personalized Desk Calendars are now ready for collection.
A general meeting comprising of all volunteers for family day, stall assistants and organising team will be held on Monday, 9th January at 7 pm. at our Lady of Arabia Auditorium and all members involved, are requested to kindly attend this important meeting.
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SATURDAY ONLY
Today being a First Saturday of the month, the Rosary will be prayed for the World peace in the Sacred Heart Church immediately after this mass.
Fr. FREDDY D’SOUZA, OFM Cap.