Announcements for 2nd, 3rd & 4th December 2022

on Thursday December 1, 2022 by admin

  1. Wednesday, 7th December is the Birthday of Fr. Amar. There will be a Thanksgiving Mass at 7.00 pm. Please pray for his intentions.
  2. On Thursday, 8th December we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  3. There will be a Charismatic Retreat in Konkani conducted by Br. Prakash D’souza from the Divine Mercy Konkani Charismatic Group, India from Sunday, 4th December to Thursday, 8th December. Due to this Retreat, on Wednesday 7th December, the 7.00 pm English Mass and Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help will be held in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.
  4. The Christmas Celebration Mass for Catechism Children will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 8.45 am on Friday, 9th December. The usual English Obligation Mass at 8.45 will be held at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.
  5. As Fr. Amar Soosai has successfully completed 8 years of his services in the vicariate, his Provincial has called him back to his Province. We bid farewell to Fr. Amar, as he is transferred to his new assignment. On Saturday, 10th December there will be a Farewell Mass at 6.30pm followed by a felicitation programme at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.
  6. 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. Priests will be available in the Confessionals during the Mission. During the Parish Mission, no other parish meetings are to be held within the church premises.

    Due to the Parish Advent Mission, on Wednesday 14th December, there will be only one English Mass and Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help at 6.00 pm.
  1. The next Pre-Baptism Seminar will be on Wednesday, 14th December from 7.15 pm to 8.15 pm at the Audio Video Room. For registration, parents and godparents are requested to visit the Parish Office. This seminar is only for parishioners and expectant mothers too may register. Please be on time and do not bring children.
  1. Simbang Gabi – Misa De Gallo (Gal-yo), the annual traditional Filipino 9-Day Mass Devotion before Christmas will be held daily at 4.00 am commencing from Friday, 16th December at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
  2. 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.
  3. In celebration of the Bahrain National Day, the Filipino Community will once again have their annual Holy Walk For A Cause at Arad Park on Friday, 16th December from 6.00 am onwards. Registration for this event is BD. 4, inclusive of a T-shirt and snacks. The proceeds of this event will be used for the medical assistance of those in need. For registration, kindly approach the Registration Desk set up in the church courtyard. All parishioners are encouraged to participate in this momentous event.
  4. 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.
  5. On Sunday 25th December, a free Christmas Day programme “Home away from Home,” for our parish domestic workers, will be held in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon and from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm. There will be entertainment and distribution of Christmas gifts. Parishioners, we invite you all to please support this event by offering cakes, snacks, gifts, telephone cards or cash. Food items may be delivered on the day itself to Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium and gift articles may be hand over to the Parish Office and cash donations can be dropped in the box kept at the SHC entrance labeled “Home Away From Home Support” May God bless you for your generosity.

    Pre-registration is required, Requesting all the Communities to collect the names, contact number and CPR numbers of the domestic workers, laborers and fishermen, who has no one to celebrate Christmas from their respective community who wish to attend this program and handover the list to the Parish Office on or before to 22nd December 2022.


  1. Today, the Feast of St. Francis Xavier will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church by the Konkani Community at 8:30 am with the blessing of the statue of St. Francis Xavier, procession and Holy Mass in Konkani, the main celebrant being Fr. Clayton J. Fernandes from Goa, India. The regular 8.45 am Obligation Mass in English will be shifted to Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.


  1. The First Friday Parish Holy Hour will be held this afternoon at 3.45 pm.
  1. Today is the Birthday of Fr. Francis, there will be a Thanksgiving Mass at 5.00 pm. Please pray for his intentions.