Church Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS - 25th, 26th & 27th May 2018

May 05, 2018

  1. May 29th Tuesday, is the Ordination Day of Fr. Wellington.  A thanksgiving mass will be offered at 6.00 pm on that day.  Let us participate and pray for his intentions.
  2. The First Friday Parish Holy Hour will be held on 1st June at 3.45 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.
  3. The closing of the Marian month with the Feast of Our Lady’s Visitation and FLORES DE MAYO devotion will be celebrated on Thursday, 31st May at the 6.00 pm Mass in the Sacred Heart Church. The Rosary and offering of flowers will be held immediately after the mass in the Church compound. Parishioners who have statues of Mother Mary may bring them for blessing after the mass. Flores De Mayo and First Holy Communion children should wear their all-white attire and attend with fresh flower offerings. Petitions may be dropped in the heart box which is placed near the Altar of the Sacred Heart Church. Please do not put cash and valuables in this box.
  4. The Solemnity of Corpus Christi, The Most Holy  Body and Blood of  Christ  will be celebrated on Friday, 1st  June, Saturday 2nd  June and Sunday 3rd June.
    On Friday 1st June the Blessed Sacrament will be kept for Adoration at  the  Mother Church from 12.30 pm to 3.35 pm after which it will be taken in procession to the Sacred Heart Church followed by the first Friday parish hour holy hour.
    For adoration schedule you may refer to the parish notice board.
  5. The Solemnity of the Most sacred heart of Jesus, Patron of our parish will be celebrated on Friday 8 June 2018 at the 9 am mass with Bishop Camillo as the main celebrant. Novena in preparation for the feast will commence from Wednesday 30 May, 15 minutes before the evening mass. For novena schedule you may refer to the parish notice board.
  6. The annual Night Vigil of the Pentecost in Konkani will be held on Thursday, 31st May 2018 from 07.30 pm onwards at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. All Parishioners are welcome.
  7. The Christeen Retreat 2018 for our Parish children, from 1st to 12th Standard, will take place from 30th June till 3rd July. The registration forms are available at the parish office, Religious gift corner and Jesus Youth help desk.
  8. The Jericho Prayer – the intensive prayer campaign for our countries, will continue this week.  It will be from 7.30 to 8.30 pm on Saturdays. There will be Rosary March in the church compound, followed by Adoration in the Sacred Heart Church. We request all parishioners to join this prayer. 

    P.T. O.
  9. Our Holy Father Pope Francis is inviting all the Youth to participate in the next World Youth Day from January 22nd to January 27th 2019 at Panama. This will be a great opportunity to invigorate our Youth faith. Age limit is 16 to 35 years. For further information please contact our Parish priest Fr. Xavier or Fr. Wellington.
  10. Those children who have received their First Holy Communion and wish to join the Altar Server Ministry, kindly collect the Form from the Parish Office and submit the completed Forms before 15th June.
  11. Those interested to serve in the Ministry of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, please collect the form from the Parish Office and submit it to your respective community Spiritual Director on or before 30th June, 2018.
  12. The May edition of ‘Charis Arabia’ is available in the Religious Gift Shop.
  13. Please note that the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain are observing the Holy Month of Ramadan. Let us respect the laws and the religious observance of this country by refraining from eating and drinking in public during the fasting period. Let us also keep His Majesty, the King and his people in our prayers. The Food corner will be closed on Friday mornings during Ramadan.

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