Announcements for 8th, 9th and 10th April 2022

on Thursday April 7, 2022 by admin

  1. On 14th April, the Maundy Thursday service will commence at 7.30 pm at the Sacred Heart School grounds in Isa Town. We will have the Adoration at the Altar of Repose immediately after the service. Let us use this time to be with the Lord and reflect on our life as we stay back and spend some time with our Lord Jesus.
  2. 15th April is Good Friday, a day of fast and abstinence. The Good Friday Service will begin at 5:00 pm with the Way of the Cross at the Sacred Heart School grounds in Isa Town. The collection made on Good Friday will go towards the Holy Land.
  3. On Saturday, 16th April, the Easter Vigil service will begin at 7.30 pm at the Sacred Heart School grounds in Isa Town.
  4. 17th April 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 masses in other languages, you may refer to the Notice Board and the Parish website. On Easter Sunday, Holy Water will be distributed in the church courtyard after the final blessing. Kindly bring your own empty bottle, come in an orderly queue and receive it.
  5. We require a lot of flowers to decorate the Altar of Repose on Thursday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday services. For Maundy Thursday, donors may bring them by Thursday afternoon to the Sacristy of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and for the Easter services by Saturday afternoon.
  6. For those who have difficulty with transport to Isa Town, arrangements have been made for bus services from the Art and Craft Center Bus Stop at Al Zubara Avenue The timings are as follows:
    • On Holy Thursday, Buses will leave at 6.00 pm, 6.15 pm and 6.30 pm.
    • On Good Friday, Buses will leave at 3.30 pm, 3.45 pm and 4.00 pm.
    • On Holy Saturday, Buses will leave at 6.00 pm, 6.15 pm and 6.30 pm
    • Those coming to Sacred Heart School for the services and have space available in their personal vehicles are requested to kindly pass by the steel gate of the church to accommodate the faithful.
  7. There will be an offertory procession at the start of the Mass at all Easter Sunday masses. Parishioners are encouraged to bring offertory items and join the procession at the start of the mass. These offerings will be distributed to the needy in the parish through Poor of St. Anthony.
  8. While coming for the services at Isa Town and Manama, parishioners are requested to park their vehicles properly without hindering traffic on the main road and to avoid traffic congestion.
  9. Volunteers are required for the Holy Week services in Isa Town and Manama. Parishioners willing and able to assist in the arrangements are requested to submit their names and contact details to the Parish Office before 10th April. A meeting will be called shortly.
  10. Lenten Alms Envelopes with your contributions may be dropped in the boxes labeled “Lenten Alms,” which are placed at the entrance of the Sacred Heart Church.
  11. The next Pre-Baptism Seminar will be on Wednesday, 13th April, from 7.15 pm to 8.15 pm, at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.  For registration, parents and godparents are requested to send their names by email to [email protected]. This seminar is only for parishioners and expectant mothers too may register. Please be on time and do not bring children.
  12. The Feast of Divine Mercy will be celebrated on Sunday, 24th April at the 7.00 pm mass in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
  13. In preparation for the Holy Week, all parishioners are encouraged to make their Confessions while the priests are available, and not wait for the last minute. There will be no Confessions from Maundy Thursday until Easter Sunday.
  14. Visiting priests are available for counselling from 9.00 am to 12 noon and5.00 pm to 9.00 pm. For scheduling an appointment, please get in touch with the Spiritual Director of your community.