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 next Friday, 3rd February. The inauguration of the Family day will be held at 8.15 am immediately after the 7.00 am mass. Dear Parishioners, this is the one and only biggest event in our parish and we need your wholehearted support through prayers. We would appreciate your attendance along with your family and friends so that you may experience the celebration of oneness of our parish. There will be a cultural parade by the various communities of our parish and there will also be a free medical camp hosted by the Middle East hospital starting from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Due to the Family Day celebrations on Friday 3rd February, there will only be 4 Obligation Masses on that day. The masses in English will be at 7.00 am, 9.00 am and 5.00 pm. The mass in Tagalog, the language of the Philippines, will be at 11.30 am. All these masses will be held at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. The entrance and exit to the Auditorium will be from Al Zubarah Avenue. Parishioners, please note that on that day, there will be no Catechism classes, no Mass for children at 9.15 am, no Youth Mass at 10.30 am and no other language masses. The Blessed Sacrament Chapel will remain closed during the event.
Due to the Family Day, the Parish Holy Hour has been postponed to Friday, 10th February at 3.45 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.
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. Tickets are BD.1 per person and are available with members of Couple for Christ and its Ministries. 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)
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.
The Malayalam Community is organizing the Holy Land Pilgrimage on 20th April for 10 days which includes Egypt, Palestine, Israel and Jorden. Those interested for the Pilgrimage kindly enroll your names in Fr. Saji’s office. For further information kindly contact Fr. Saji.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY MORNING MASSES ONLY
The Feast of Santo Niño will be celebrated by the Filipino Community today, at the 12 noon 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. The assembly time for the entrance procession before the mass, will be near the outdoor stage at 11.30 am. All the devotees of the Infant Jesus are welcome. Today the regular 10.30 am Obligation Mass will take place at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY ONLY
Today is the last date to submit the Entry Forms for the competitions being held on the family day. Parishioners please collect your personalized Desk Calendars from 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.
Fr. FREDDY D’SOUZA, OFM Cap.