Parish Announcements – 13th, 14th and 15th December 2019

on Thursday December 12, 2019 by Cris

On Friday 13th December, the Arabic Community will have a Christmas Bazaar in the church compound from 7.30 am to 2.00 pm. Kindly patronize. 

On Friday 13th December, the Retreat for Catechism Children from Standards 6-12 will finish at 12 noon. Parents may collect their children after 12 noon. 

Tuesday, 17th December is the Ordination Day of Fr. Charbel Fayad. A Thanksgiving Mass will be offered at 6.00 pm at the Sacred Heart Church on that day. Let us participate and pray for his intentions. 

On Friday 20th December, the English Obligation Mass at 8.45 am will be held at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. 

As we are in the season of Advent, parishioners are invited to make their confessions while the priests are available in the confessionals. 

There will be priest available for confessions in the morning on Saturday, 21st December from 8.00 am to 12 noon and in the afternoon on Monday, 23rd December from 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. There will be no confessions on 24th December.   

On Wednesday 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 would like you to 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. Gift articles, telephone cards, and cash can be handed over to the Parish Office. May God bless you for your generosity. 

The much-awaited annual parish event Family Day 2020 with the theme “Together we are one Family” will be held at the church ground on Friday, 7th February 2020 from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm. Parishioners mark this date in your calendar.  

This year SIMBANG GABI – MISA DE GALLO (gal-yo), the Traditional Filipino 9 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. 

The Filipino Community will have their annual Holy Walk for a Noble Cause at Arad Park on 16th December from 7.00 am onwards. Registration fee for this event is BD.4 inclusive of shirt and snacks. Proceeds of this event will be used for the construction of the Cathedral at Awali. We 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 and the Church Website. 

Church Calendars for the Year 2020 are for sale in the church compound for 500 fils only. Kindly patronize.

The Sacred Heart Church will once again be organizing a Christmas Dinner Dance on Thursday, 26th December  at Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium commencing from 7.00 pm onwards with a live band  – The Blue Notes, along with DJ Mac in attendance. As there is limited seating, please ensure you get your ticket as soon as possible. Let us celebrate this Christmas as one family of the Sacred Heart Church. For further details, please refer to the banner on display in the church compound.   

The Wedding Anniversary Mass for December celebrants will be held on 28th December at the 6.30 pm Mass in the Sacred Heart Church. Celebrants may register their names at the Parish Office before 26 December. 

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Fr. Xavier Marian D’souza, OFM Cap.  

Parish Priest 

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