Church Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS - 28th , 29th and 30th April 2017

April 04, 2017

  1. The First Friday Parish Holy Hour will be held on 5th May at 3.45 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.

  2. Fr. Charbel will be celebrating his birthday on Tuesday, 2nd May. Let us pray for his intentions.

  3. During the Marian month of May, the Holy Rosary will be prayed at the Grotto, forty minutes before every evening mass. For more details please refer to the Parish Notice board.

  4. We thank you for patronizing “That Cross Made The Difference”. The tickets are sold out. All the ticket holders please be informed that the gates will open at 7.15 pm. The show will start at 8.00 pm sharp, at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. We thank all the donors and well-wishers for their generosity towards this show. If anyone wishes to help or contribute please feel free to meet up with the team, or Fr. Freddy/ Fr. Gaspar.

  5. The Poor of Saint Anthony (POSA) will be holding a Food Festival on 5th May, from 8.00 am to 2.00 pm in the Church compound to generate money for the poor and needy of the Parish. Support from parishioners by way of cooked food, monetary or any other forms would be greatly appreciated.

  6. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic renewal, we have organized a Parish Mission from 9th to 11th May and Leaders' Training Programme from 12th to 16th May.  The charismatic retreat will be held in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium and will be led by his Excellency Bishop Francis Kallist, Bishop of Meerut and Bro. Cyril John, Chairman of national service team, India. Come and be blessed.  Please see the poster for more details.

  7. 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 attend the course, kindly bring your Baptism Certificate and Holy Communion Certificate with you. The course fee is BD. 5/- per person, inclusive of breakfast and lunch.

  8. 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 in the church compound, with the Konkani Community Co-ordinators and Fr. Gaspar.

  9. CFC - Singles for Christ cordially invite all single men and women to the 76th Christian life Programme which runs until 16th June (Every Friday from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm) at the St. Francis of Assisi Building, Room Nos. 14 – 16. Application Forms are available with the CFC Singles for Christ members or at the Parish Office. P.T.O.

  10. On the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Fatima this year, we will be organizing a pilgrimage to Europe from 6th to 23rd August. Those interested, kindly hurry up as only limited seats are available. Please collect the form from the parish office. The last date to submit the form is 30th May. There will also be a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 10th to 16th July. Those interested in joining are requested to collect the form from the parish office and submit it before 15th May. For further information regarding both pilgrimages, kindly contact Fr. Gaspar.

  11. Information Technology and the Internet has become an integral part of a youngster’s life. While there are many benefits, the Internet has exposed our children to a multitude of threats as well. An awareness session by Cyber Security expert, renowned Ravi Jayasundera will be covering a range of topics. This session is to educate parents and adults in understanding the various threats to children or even adults may be exposed to, while using the Internet and related digital resources.

    The presentation will be held on Friday, 12th May from 10.15 am to 11.45 am at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. We urge all parents to attend and it is open to all.

  12. We have invited a scholar in scripture Rev. Fr. Marcel Barla to enlighten us on the Bible, the New and the Old Testament.  He will be here from 15th to 20th May and will hold sessions from 7.00pm to 8.30pm at St. Padre Pio Hall. He will help us to explore the scriptures and to love our Bible. All our efforts are driven by one conviction. We believe that when people engage with the Bible, lives can change for the good. Kindly bring your Bible, a notebook and a pen along with you.


  13. First Holy Communion for parish catechism children will be held today at the 10.15 am mass in the Sacred Heart Church. There will be no Catechism classes for parish children from Stds. 1-12.

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