Parish Announcements – 7th, 8th and 9th February 2020

on Thursday February 6, 2020 by Cris

Due to the Family Day 2020 on Friday 7th February, there will only be 4 Obligation Masses. Masses in English will be at 7.00 am, 8.45 am and 5.00 pm. The Mass in Filipino language will be at 11.30 am. All these Masses will be held in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium. The entrance and exit to the Auditorium will be from the Al Zubarah Avenue. There will be no Catechism Classes, no Children’s Mass at 8.50 am, no Youth Mass at 10.30 am and no other language masses. The Blessed Sacrament Chapel will remain closed due to the Family Day celebrations. 


The Month’s Mind Mass for the soul of Sr. Marie Lilly will be held on Monday, 10th February at 6.00 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. Let us participate in the Mass and pray for her soul.  


On Tuesday, 11th February we celebrate the Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, World Day of the Sick. After the 6.00 pm Mass, there will be a Rosary procession and blessing of the sick at the Grotto. The Novena to St. Anthony will not be held on that day.  


On Wednesday, 12th February 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.  


The First Friday Parish Holy Hour will be held on 14th February at 3.45 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. 


The First Holy Communion for Parish Catechism Children will be held on Friday, 17th April during the 10.15 am Mass at the Sacred Heart Church and for Sacred Heart School Children on Friday, 24th April. 


The Sacrament of Confirmation will be held on Friday, 1st May during the 10.15 am mass at the Sacred Heart Church. 


We have a shortage and an urgent need of LCD operators for all Masses. In case we do not have enough operators, we may have to stop displaying the overhead projectors during the masses. Parishioners who would like to volunteer their services at masses are requested to come forward and give their names at the Parish Office before 29th  February. Training will be provided. 


To help serve the poor and the needy of our parish with basic necessities of food, the Poor of St. Anthony (POSA) team requests parishioners to donate in cash or in kind, basic essentials like rice, lentils, tea, milk powder and cooking oil. These items can be offered either before all Masses or on Tuesdays before the 6:00 pm mass or at the Parish Office. We thank you for your generosity towards the poor and the needy.  


The Awali Church is organizing a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 10th March to 20th March, a spiritual leading by Rev. Fr. Roen. Those interested may collect the Application Form from the Parish Office and submit it before 15th February. 



Fr. Xavier Marian D’souza, OFM Cap 

Parish Priest 

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