The Feast of Santo Niño will be celebrated by the Filipino Community on Friday, 27th January at the 11.30am mass, in the Sacred Heart Church. Please bring your Santo Niño statues for blessing during the service. We invite all the Filipino members of our Parish to attend this mass. That day the regular 10.30am Obligation Mass will take place at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.
The nine nights Novena in English has commenced from Wednesday, 18th January at 8.00pm in the Mother Church. On the Feast Day, the assembly time for the entrance procession before the mass near the outdoor stage is at 11.30am. All the devotees of the Infant Jesus are welcome.
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 Talent Competition, open to all ages and a cultural troop dancing competition which is open to all communities. Entry Forms for all these 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 you, for your generosity in helping towards the maintenance of our church by bringing in advertisements, gifts and food items for the family day which will help us to meet our objectives.
Parishioners who have submitted their photographs for the personalized Desk Calendars and have not yet collected, they are now available for collection.
CFC Youth for Christ invites you to Project Oases, a night of Praise and Worship Concert on Thursday, 9th February at 7.00 pm at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. The ticket cost is BD.1 per person. The proceeds will go to the poor and the needy of the Parish and Answering the Cry of the Poor Scholars of CFC (CFC ANCOP) Tickets are available with members of Couple for Christ and its Ministries.
Prayer cards have been created for children and families. We encourage each of you to own this precious set and pray them daily. These prayer cards are available in the Church compound or with Fr. Freddy D’Souza. Kindly patronize.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY ONLY
The Ecumenical Prayer Service for Christian Unity will be held tomorrow Saturday, 21st January at 7.30pm in the Sacred Heart Church. All parishioners are urged to participate in this service.
Fr. FREDDY D’SOUZA, OFM Cap.