Announcements for 25th, 26th & 27th November 2022

on Thursday November 24, 2022 by admin

  1. The First Friday Parish Holy Hour will be held on 2nd December at 3.45 pm.
  2. Friday, 2nd December is the Birthday of Fr. Francis. There will be a Thanksgiving Mass at 5 pm. Please pray for his intentions.
  3. The Feast of St. Francis Xavier will be celebrated by the Konkani Community on Friday, 2nd December at 8:30 am with the blessing of the statue of St. Francis Xavier, procession and Holy Mass in Konkani. Due to Feast Mass on 2nd December in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the regular 8.45 am obligation Mass in English will be shifted to Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.
    The Novena in preparation for the Feast has commenced on Wednesday, 23rd November and is being led by Fr. Clayton J. Fernandes from Goa, India.
  4. With effect from January 2023, the Sacrament of Baptism will only be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony will be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday.
  5. In preparation for Christmas, the Parish Advent Mission conducted by Rev. Fr.  Augustin Menonkariyil V.C. from India will be held from Monday,  12th December to Thursday, 15th December after the evening English Masses. The mission will conclude with a mini night vigil on Thursday. For further details please refer to the banner in the Church Compound.
  6. As we are in the season of Advent, parishioners are invited to make their confessions while the priests are available in the confessionals.
  7. There will be a Charismatic Retreat in Konkani conducted by Br. Prakash D’souza from the Divine Mercy Konkani Charismatic Group, India on Monday, 5th December to Thursday, 8th December. All Konkani speaking parishioners are requested to make time and attend this Retreat for their spiritual enrichment.
  8. The Arabic community will be holding their 15th Annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday, 9th December from 7:30 am until 2:00 pm in the church compound. Kindly patronize.
  9. To mark the historic event of the visit of the Holy Father to the Kingdom of Bahrain, a commemorative gold-plated coin has been released depicting Our Lady of Arabia on one side and the portrait of the Holy Father on the other. As this is a limited edition, all parishioners are urged to avail of this unique memento.


  1. Due to the Handing of Faith this morning at 10.30 am in in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the regular 10.30 am Youth Mass will be shifted to Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.


  1. The Wedding Anniversary Mass for November celebrants will be held tomorrow Saturday, 26thNovember at the 6.30 pm Mass in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. During the mass, celebrants must occupy the pews reserved. Celebrants must be present at Mass to receive the Certificate.