Church Announcements


ANNOUNCEMENTS for the Holy Week

April 04, 2017

Holy Thursday

The Parish Holy Hour of Adoration will be conducted here, soon after this service. Let us stay back and spend some time with our Lord.

Tomorrow is Good Friday, a day of fast and abstinence. The Good Friday Service will begin here at 5:00 pm with the ‘Way of the Cross’. The collection made on Good Friday will go towards the Holy Land. After the service, the first day of the Novena to the Divine Mercy will be prayed.

For those without transport to Isa Town, arrangements have been made for buses. The buses will leave the Art and Craft Center, on Good Friday at 3.45 pm, 4:00 pm and 4.30 pm, on Holy Saturday at 6:00 pm, 6:15 pm and 6.30 pm.

Those who have space available in their cars are requested to kindly pass by the steel gate of the church to give people a lift, on their way to Isa Town for the services.

Water bottles will be available near the gate today, tomorrow and day after for those who require it.

Parishioners are requested to park their cars properly while coming for the services at Isa Town and Manama.

Good Friday

Tomorrow, the Easter Vigil service will begin here at 7.00pm. For those without transport to Isa Town, arrangements have been made for buses. The buses will leave the Art and Craft Center at 6:00 pm, 6:15 pm and 6.30 pm.

Those who have space available in their cars are requested to kindly pass by the steel gate of the church to give people a lift, on their way to Isa Town for the services.  

We will require a lot of white flowers for the Feast Mass on Easter Sunday. Donors may bring them on the previous day to the Sacristy.

Water bottles will be available near the gate today and tomorrow for those who require it.

Parishioners are requested to park their cars properly while coming for the services at Isa Town and Manama.

Easter Vigil

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday the English Masses in the Sacred Heart Church in Manama will be at 7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm. For services in other languages, please refer to the banner put up in the church compound or Parish website.

First Holy Communion for Sacred Heart School children will be held on Friday, 21st April at the 10.15 am mass and the parish catechism children will receive their First Holy Communion on Friday, 28th April at the 10.15 am mass at the Sacred Heart Church.

Adults who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation are requested to attend a Course on Friday, 12th May from 7.30 am to 4.00 pm in the St. Claire Audio Video Room. Those who are attending  the course, kindly bring your Baptism Certificate and Holy Communion certificate along with you. The course fee is BD. 5/- per person, inclusive of breakfast and lunch.

The Konkani community will be organizing a musical show “WILSON OLIVERA NITE” on Thursday, 18th May from 7.30pm onwards at “Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium”. Entry passes are available at the church compound and also with Konkani Community coordinators and with Fr. Gaspar.

A musical stage production entitled “That Cross Made The Difference” will be held on 4th May in the Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium commencing from 7:30pm.  This will be a treat of sound and lights, showcasing the talent of more than a hundred artistes from our parish, with music and lyrics being performed by a live band.  The main purpose of this production is to draw people closer to God and at the same time, support the cause of the needy families here in the Kingdom of Bahrain.  We request your assistance in supporting this event by way of contributing towards the costumes or props which will help defray our expenses. For queries regarding tickets or support, please do not hesitate to approach the volunteers at the booth set up in front of the stage in the church compound.  May God bless you for your generosity. 

On the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Fatima this year, we will be organizing a pilgrimage to Europe from 6th to 23rd August and will be visiting sites in Italy, Vatican, Spain, Portugal, Bosnia, and Switzerland. Those interested, please collect the form from the parish office.  The last date to submit the forms is 30th May. For further information regarding both pilgrimages, kindly contact Fr. Gaspar.

P. T. O.

Easter Sunday

First Holy Communion for Sacred Heart School children will be held on Friday, 21st April at the 10.15 am mass and the parish catechism children will receive their First Holy Communion on Friday, 28th April at the 10.15 am mass the Sacred Heart Church.

Adults who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation are requested to attend a Course on Friday, 12th May from 7.30 am to 4.00 pm in the St. Claire Audio Video Room. Those who are attending the course, kindly bring your Baptism Certificate and Holy Communion certificate along with you. The course fee is BD. 5/- per person, inclusive of breakfast and lunch. 

The Konkani community will be organizing a musical show “WILSON OLIVERA NITE” on Thursday, 18th May from 7.30pm onwards at “Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium”. Entry passes are available at the church compound and also with Konkani Community coordinators and with Fr. Gaspar.

A musical stage production entitled “That Cross Made The Difference” will be held on 4th May in the Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium commencing from 7:30pm.  This will be a treat of sound and lights, showcasing the talent of more than a hundred artistes from our parish, with music and lyrics being performed by a live band.  The main purpose of this production is to draw people closer to God and at the same time, support the cause of the needy families here in the Kingdom of Bahrain. We request your assistance in supporting this event by way of contributing towards the costumes or props which will help defray our expenses.  For queries regarding tickets or support, please do not hesitate to approach the volunteers at the booth set up in front of the stage in the church compound.  May God bless you for your generosity.

There will be a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 10th to 16th July 2017. Those interested in joining are requested to collect the form from the parish office and submit it before 28th May. 

On the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Fatima this year, we will be organizing a pilgrimage to Europe from 6th to 23rd August and will be visiting sites in Italy, Vatican, Spain, Portugal, Bosnia, and Switzerland. Those interested, please collect the form from the parish office.  The last date to submit the forms is 30th May. For further information regarding both pilgrimages, kindly contact Fr. Gaspar.

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

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