Church Announcements


ANNOUNCEMENTS - 22nd, 23rd AND 24th DECEMBER2017

December 12, 2017

  1. December 24th Sunday, the Christmas Night vigil solemn Service will begin at 7.15 pm at the Sacred Heart School grounds, Isa Town with a Christmas play followed by carol singing. The vigil mass will begin at 8.15 pm.
    Parishioners, when you come for the services at Isa Town and Manama, please park your cars properly to avoid blocking of traffic.
  2. Please be informed that, The Christmas and New Year Mass schedule is displayed on the notice boards and on the banner in the church compound.
  3. We have made arrangements for buses to take parishioners for the vigil service from Manama to Sacred Heart School, Isa town and back. The buses will leave from the Arts and Craft Center, Al Zubara Avenue at 6.30 pm, 6.45pm and 7.00 pm. We request those who have place in their cars to pass by the Arts and Craft Center to give a lift to parishioners going for the Christmas service. 
  4. December 25th Monday, a free Christmas Day programme “Home away from Home,” will be held for our parish domestic workers, in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon and from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm. There will be Holy Mass followed by entertainments and distribution of Christmas gifts. Dear Parishioners, we count on your support for this event. You may offer cakes, snacks, gifts, telephone cards or cash. Cash may be handed over to the parish office.
  5. Flowers to decorate the Altar at Manama for Christmas and New Year services may be brought to the Sacristy on Sunday, 24th December and on Sunday, 31st December by 12 noon.
  6. The Christmas tree displayed in the church compound can be decorated with decorative balls through the generous contribution of parishioners, for a nominal price of BD. 1 only.  This proceeds will go towards the needy of our parish during Christmas season.
  7. As we are in the Season of Advent, all are invited to make your confessions while the priests are available in the confessionals. There will be no confession on 24th December.
  8. The Feast of St. Sebastian will be celebrated by the Malayalam Catholic community on Thursday, 28th December at 5.30 pm and Friday, 29th December at 10.00 am at the Sacred Heart School grounds in Isa Town.  All are invited to participate.
  9. Christmas is the time of sharing. There are lot of family is in need financially help in our parish. We have started a project to HELP THE NEEDY to raise funds for them. A banner is put up in the church compound. You may display your name on the banner by donating an amount of BD. 10/- which will be used to help the needy in the parish. We count on your generosity.
    Registration forms are with the Parish Coordinators and in the Parish office. Please collect the receipt while you pay the amount.
  10. The Christmas and New Year Dinner Dance will be held on Thursday, 11th January at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium from 7.30 pm to 12.00 midnight. The price is BD 5/- per person inclusive of dinner. Tickets are available with all Community Co-coordinators.
  11. There will be No Catechism classes for parish children on 29th December.

    ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FRIDAY MORNING MASSES ONLY
  12. As Fr Gasper will be leaving Bahrain on 28th December, a thanksgiving mass will be held today at 5.00 pm at the Sacred Heart Church thanking God for his ministry in our Parish and the Vicariate. This will be followed by a felicitation programme at our Lady of Arabia auditorium. Let us attend to show our love and gratitude to Fr Gasper. Please pray for him.

    ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FRIDAY 7 AM MASS ONLY
  13. Today there will be NO catechism classes for parish children.


    FR. XAVIER D’SOUZA, OFM CAP.
    PARISH PRIEST

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