Church Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS - 9th, 10th and 11th February 2018

February 02, 2018

  1. We welcome Rev. Fr. Darel Fernandes, who has been appointed by Bishop Camillo as the new Assistant Priest and the Spiritual Director of the Konkani community. We wish him a fruitful Ministry in our Parish.
  2. Ash Wednesday, a day of fast and abstinence, is on 14th February. Ashes will be blessed during the morning masses and distributed at every mass on this day. The timings of the masses on Ash Wednesday are as follows:

    The Masses in English in the morning will be at 5.30 am, 6.15 am, 7.00 am and 9.00 am.  The evening masses will be at 5.30 pm and 7.00 pm.  All these masses will be held in the Sacred Heart Church.
    The Mass in Spanish will be at 6.30 pm in the Mother Church.
    The Mass in Konkani will be at 7.00 pm in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.
    The Mass in Tamil will be at 7.30 pm in St. Padre Pio Hall.
    The Mass in Tagalog, the language of the Philippines, will be at 8.00 pm in Our Lady Arabia Auditorium and
    The Mass in Malayalam will be at 8.30 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.

    Please note there will be no Novena Service to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour on that day.

    Fast and Abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and is limited to individuals between 21 and 60 years of age.

    During Lent, The Way of the Cross on Wednesdays will be at 6.15 pm and on Fridays at 4.15 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. For the weekly schedule of the Way of the Cross, please refer to the parish notice boards.

    Lenten Alms Envelopes will be distributed on Ash Wednesday, the proceeds of which will go towards the Campaign against Hunger and Thirst. Please take one envelope per family and return it on Palm Sunday or before with your contributions.
  3. On February 13th Tuesday at 7.00 pm, there will be Deepening of the Catholic Faith Session at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium, with the Theme – The Sacrament of Reconciliation.

  4. In order to prepare the ash for Ash Wednesday, we request you to bring your last year’s palms and put it in the box kept at the entrance of the Sacred Heart Church and the Mother Church.

  5. We will celebrate the Feast of our Lady of Lourdes, the World Day of the Sick, on Sunday, 11th February, during the 7.00 pm Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, followed by a procession to the Grotto.

  6. The Family Day 2018 held in our parish was a great success. We will have a Thanksgiving Mass on Monday, 12th February at 6.00 pm to thank the Lord for His blessings on the Family Day 2018 and all other events held in our parish. All volunteers of the Family Day and those who helped with all other events held in the parish throughout the year are invited for this mass.

    Parish Priest