Church Announcements


Holy Week Announcements

March 03, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS – 29th March 2018 (Holy Thursday)

  1.  The  Adoration soon after this service  will be held  here itself . Let us stay back and spend some time with our Lord Jesus .
  2. 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 timing of Novena on   other days you may refer to the church notice board.
  3. For those without transport to Isa Town, arrangements have been made of the buses. The buses will leave the Art and Craft Center, by the following timings:

    on Good Friday at 4.00 pm, 4:15 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 personal vehicles are requested to kindly pass by the steel gate of the church to accommodate the faithful, on their way to Isa Town for the services.  
  4. Water bottles will be available near the gate today, tomorrow and day after for all those who require them.
  5. Parishioners are requested as much as possible to park their vehicles properly without hindering the main road while coming for the services at Isa Town and Manama to avoid traffic congestion .

ANNOUNCEMENTS – 30th March 2018 (Good Friday)

  1. Tomorrow, the Easter Vigil service will begin here at 7.00pm. For other mass timings, kindly refer to the display on the screens. 
  2. For those without transport to Isa Town, arrangements have been made of the 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 vehicles are requested to kindly pass by the steel gate of the church to accommodate the faithful, on their way to Isa Town for the services.  
  3. We will require a lot of white flowers for the festive decoration of the altar, at the Easter Vigil service. Donors may bring them by tomorrow noon to the main Church sacristy .
  4. Water bottles will be available near the gate today and tomorrow for those who require them.
  5.  Parishioners are requested to park their vehicles properly without hindering the main road while coming for the services at Isa Town and Manama to avoid traffic congestion.

ANNOUNCEMENTS – 31st March 2018 (Easter Vigil)

  1. 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 the Parish website.
  2. First Holy Communion for parish catechism children will be held on Friday, 6th April during the 10.15 am mass at the sacred heart church. For sacred heart school children it will be held on Friday 20 April 2018
  3. The sacrament of Confirmation will be administered on 13 April 2018 during the 10.15 am mass at the Sacred Heart Church.
  4. There will be No catechism classes for Parish Children on 6th and 13 April 2018.
  5. The Feast of the Divine Mercy will be celebrated on Sunday, 8th April at the 7.00 pm mass in the Sacred Heart Church. 
  6. The Konkani community will be organizing a Musical Fiesta on Thursday, 17th May from 7.30pm onwards at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. Entry passes are available at the church compound with Konkani Community coordinators and with Fr. Darrel.
  7. There will be a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 19th to 27th May. The sites include Petra in Jordan, Palestine and Israel. Those interested in joining this pilgrimage are requested to collect the form from the Parish Office and submit it by 15th April. For further details, please contact Fr. Xavier or Fr. Darrel.
  8. Blessed water will be distributed after this service at the front of the altar. kindly come in an orderly way and receive it  

ANNOUNCEMENTS – 1st April 2018 (Easter Sunday)

  1. The First Friday Parish Holy Hour will be held on 6th April at 3.45 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.
  2. First Holy Communion for parish catechism children will be held on Friday, 6th April during the 10.15 am mass at the sacred heart church. For sacred heart school children it will be held on Friday 20 April 2018.
  3. The sacrament of Confirmation will be administered on 13 April 2018 during the 10.15 am mass at the Sacred Heart Church.
  4. There will be No catechism classes for Parish Children on 6th and 13th April 2018.
  5. The Feast of the Divine Mercy will be celebrated on Sunday, 8th April during the 7.00 pm mass in the Sacred Heart Church. 
  6. The Konkani community will be organizing a “Musical Fiesta” on Thursday, 17th May from 7.30pm onwards at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. Entry passes are available at the church compound with Konkani Community coordinators and with Fr. Darel.
  7. There will be a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 19th to 27th May. The sites include Petra in Jordan, Palestine and Israel. Those interested in joining this pilgrimage are requested to collect the form from the Parish Office and submit it by 15th April. For further details, please contact Fr. Xavier or Fr. Darrel.
  8. The star banner for the needy is calling for your generosity. Each star price is BD. 10/- only. The collection is for the less fortunate of our parish. Counting on each one of you to support us and fill up the banner at the earliest.
  9. Blessed water will be distributed after this service near the main entrance door at the back.  Kindly come in an orderly way and receive it.  


    Fr. Xavier M. D’Souza, OFM Cap.
    Parish Priest

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