We commence the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday, a day of Fast and Abstinence, on 26th February. Ashes will be blessed during the morning mass and distributed at every mass on this day. The timings of the masses on Ash Wednesday are as follows:
The Mass in English in the morning will be at 5.30 am, 7.00 am, and 9.00 am. The Mass in the evening will be at 5.30 pm and 7.00 pm. All these masses will be held in the Sacred Heart Church.
For the timings of masses in other languages, you may refer to the Parish Notice Board.
Kindly note that there will be no Novena Service to Our Lady of Perpetual Succor on Ash Wednesday.
Fast and Abstinence are prescribed for Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, limited to the ages from 21 and 60. Abstinence is prescribed as a general rule for every Friday in lent, applicable to the age of 14 onwards.
During Lent, The parish Way of the Cross will be held on Wednesdays at 6.15 pm and on Fridays at 4.15 pm in the Sacred Heart Church. For the weekly schedule of the Way of the Cross, you may refer to the Parish Notice Boards.
Lenten Alms Envelopes will be distributed on Ash Wednesday, the proceeds of which will go towards the Campaign against Hunger and Thirst. You may take one envelope per family and return it with your contribution on or before 1st Sunday of Easter and drop it in the boxes labeled Lenten arms kept at the entrances of the churches.
In order to prepare the ash for Ash Wednesday, we request you to bring your last year’s palms and put them in the box kept at the entrance of the Sacred Heart Church before 24th February 2020.
Parishioners are once again reminded not to dump any wanted or unwanted items in the church compound if otherwise, permission is to be sought from the parish priest. This is your church and you need to keep the church and compound clean at all times.
We are looking for mobile App Designers for the church. Parishioners who would like to assist may give your name at the parish office before 25 February 2020 and you will be contacted
We have a shortage and an urgent need for Multimedia LCD operators for the masses. In case we do not have enough Multimedia LCD operators, we may have to stop the Multimedia LCD for the masses. Parishioners who would like to volunteer to operate the Multimedia LCD at masses please come forward and give their names at the parish office before 29thFebraury 2020. Training will be provided.
The Parish Lenten Mission in English led by Rev. Fr. Sunil Thomas, from Divine Retreat Centre will be held from Monday, 30th March to Thursday, 2nd April in the Sacred Heart church. All parishioners are requested to make use of this opportunity and be blessed.
The Wedding Anniversary Mass for February celebrants will be held on Saturday, 29th February at the 6.30 pm mass. Celebrants, you may register your names at the Parish Office by 27th February.
Fr. Xavier Marian D’souza, OFM Cap.