On Friday 6th December, the Konkani community celebrates the Feast of St. Francis Xavier with the blessing of the statue in the church compound at 8.30 am followed by the Feast Mass in Konkani at the Sacred Heart Church. Thereafter there will be a cultural programme and festive lunch at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. Due to the Feast Mass in Konkani at the Sacred Heart Church, the English Obligation Mass at 8.45 am will be held in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.
The First Friday Parish Holy Hour will be held on Friday, 6th December at 3.45 pm in the Sacred Heart Church.
Saturday, 7th December is the birthday of Fr. Amar. A Thanksgiving Mass will be offered at 6.30 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. Let us participate and pray for his intentions
On Monday, 9th December we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The morning mass at 6.15 am will be held in the Sacred Heart Church.
In preparation for Christmas, the Parish Advent Mission in English conducted by Rev. Fr. Francis Karthanam V.C. will be held from Monday, 9th December to Thursday, 12th December after the evening mass at the Sacred Heart Church. On Thursday, 12th December the Advent Mission will commence after the evening English Mass and will conclude with a mass at 11 pm. Parishioners, let us make time and attend these missions. Priests will be available in the confessionals during the Mission. During the Parish Mission, there will be no other meetings held in the Church.
Due to the Parish Advent Mission there will be only one English Mass and Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Wednesday, 11th December at 5.30 pm at the Sacred Heart Church.
On Wednesday, 11th December at 6.30 pm, there will be a Pre-Baptism Seminar in the St. Claire Audio Video Room. It is compulsory for Parents and Godparents to attend. We remind you to bring your Bible for this seminar. Children are not allowed.
On Friday, 13th December the English obligation mass at 8.45 am will be held in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium.
On Friday, 13th December the Arabic Community will be having a Christmas Bazaar in the church compound from 7.30 am to 2.00 pm. Kindly patronize.
SIMBANG GABI – MISA DE GALLO (gal-yo), the Traditional Filipino Nine-Day Mass Devotion before Christmas will be held daily as follows. From 15th December to 23rd December at 9.00 pm and from 16th December to 24th December at 4.30 am. Both Masses will be held in the Sacred Heart Church.
Parishioners, who would like to serve in the Ministry of Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, may collect the Application Form from the Parish Office and submit it duly filled to their respective Community Spiritual Director on or before 15th December.
As we are in the season of Advent, parishioners are invited to make their confessions while the priests are available in the confessionals.
Church Calendars for the Year 2020 are for sale in the church compound for 500 fils only.
The Filipino Community will be having their annual Holy Walk for a Noble Cause at Arad Park on 16th December from 7.00 am onwards. The Registration Fee for this event is BD4 inclusive of a shirt and snacks. The proceeds of this event will be used for the Construction of the Cathedral at Awali. We are invite all parishioners to join this event. For more information please contact Br. Ulysses or Fr. Peter.
The Christmas and New Year Mass schedule is displayed on the Church Notice Board.
Fr. Xavier Marian D’souza, OFM Cap.