Church Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS - 5th, 6th and 7th May 2017

May 05, 2017

  1. Rev. Fr. Gaspar Fernandes will be celebrating his Ordination Day on Sunday, 14th May. Let us pray for his intentions.

  2. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Mother Mary appearing to children in Fatima, A solemn mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 13th May 2017 at 6.30 pm in the Sacred Heart Church to mark this occasion followed by procession and Rosary in the church compound. All are welcome.

  3. Couples celebrating their Wedding Anniversary in the months of March, April and May are invited to attend the 7.00 pm mass on Monday, 8th May in the Mother Church.

  4. The next Baptism Preparation Course will be held on Wednesday, 10th May at 6.30 pm in the St. Claire Audio Video Room. Please bring your Bible with you and children are not allowed.

  5. During the Marian month of May, the Holy Rosary will be prayed at the Grotto forty minutes before every evening mass and the traditional Marian devotion called “Flores De Mayo” will be held in our parish every Friday afternoon from 1:30 – 3:00 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. Everyone, especially children, dressed in white, may take part in the prayers, petitions and flower offerings as a special devotion to our Blessed Mother. Petitions may be dropped in the heart box which is placed near the Alter of the Sacred Heart Church. The Flores De Mayo culminates on the Feast of Our Lady’s Visitation on 31st May.

  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. For Timings and Venue you may refer to the banner displayed in the church compound.

  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. 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 cover 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.

    P. T. O.

  9. 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.

  10. The next Marriage Preparation Course will be held on Friday, 19th May in the St. Dominic Savio Hall from 7.30 am to 5.00 pm. Registration will take place on the same day, prior to the commencement of the course. Those who attend the course, kindly bring your Baptism Certificate along with you. The course fee is BD. 5/- per person, inclusive of lunch.

  11. Couples For Christ cordially invite all married couples, widows, widowers, married men or women whose spouses are not in Bahrain to the 77th Christian Life Programme starting from 19th May until 7th July (Every Friday from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm) at the Sat. Padre Pio Hall. Application Forms are available with the Couples for Christ members or at the Parish Office.

  12. We have invited Rev. Fr. Marcel Barla, A scripture Scholar to enlighten us on the Bible the New and Old Testament which will be held from 15 -17 May from 7 pm to8.30 pm at the St Padre Pio Social hall . He will help us 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 good. The Venue of the Bible classes will be announced later .Kindly bring along with you the Bible and a book to take down notes.

  13. 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.

  14. Those children who have received their First Holy Communion and wish to join the Altar Servers’ Ministry, kindly collect the Forms from the Parish Office and submit the completed Forms before 31st May.


  15. The First Friday Parish Holy Hour will be held today at 3.45 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.

  16. The Poor of Saint Anthony (POSA) will be holding a Food Festival today, 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 form would be greatly appreciated.

    Fr. Freddy D’Souza, OFM Cap.