The 8.45 AM Mass next Sunday, will be organized by Akashdeep Community No - 15.
On the occasion of the Republic Day, The flag hoisting ceremony will be organized by the Inter-Religious Dialogue Cell of our Parish on 26th of January after the 7:30 am mass. Inviting the parishioners to come in large numbers.
You are invited to attend an hour talk to make the 'Retreat in Daily Life' on Sunday 27th January and Sunday 3rd February at 7.00 Pm at Canossa Ashram. For further details please see the Notice Board.
Isabelle Tour is organizing 14 days Eastern Europe tour starting from May 21 to June 4, 2019. Those who are interested kindly give your names in the Parish office.
Couples for Christ is organizing the next Kids for Christ monthly gathering on Saturday, January 26th, from 5 to 6.30 pm, in Room No 3. Urging all parents to kindly send your school going children to attend and become friends with Jesus.
The Youth Ministry of our parish presents Fun cricket 2019 a Sacred Heart Premier League for our parishioners from the 13th to 17th of February between 7:30pm - 10:00pm. The registration forms have been sent out to the PPC members of each zone. Last day to register your team is 31st January, entries will be on first come first serve basis so please hurry and send in your forms at the earliest. We look forward to your participation and support.
Our Parish Bulletin - 'Heart to Heart' serves as a means of communication within the parish, helping to announce the events and to report about the various undertakings in the Parish; it is also a testimony of God's wonderful deeds amongst us in our parish through the workings of its various cells / groups / associations / communities. Besides circulation within our parish (one copy per family), the bulletin is also sent to the Dean, Bishop etc as reports. Spiced with humour, information to good health, interviews with leaders within the Parish, message from the Parish Priest, articles for spiritual growth, and a corner for the children, the Heart to Heart is published four times in a year, viz. during the Easter, Feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Feast of Nativity of our Lady and Christmas. Each issue focuses on a theme. The editorial team works within a scheduled timeframe and also takes into consideration the economics of publishing the bulletin. You are welcome to send your suggestions to improve the quality of the Heart to Heart.
My Dear Parishioners,
It is hard to believe that the month of December is upon us and almost coming to an end! It marks that busy time of year when we commence Christmas shopping, drag out the decorations, and put together holiday party plans.
There is a word that we'll hear repeatedly this month i.e. the word ‘gift’. You will be out frantically searching for gifts, finding the right gift at the right place at the right price. Where did all that come from anyway? The tradition of gifting, began because God gave you a gift at the very first Christmas. God has a gift for you and His gift is a person. He is Jesus Christ! Then, what is the message of this gift we call Christmas? The message of Christmas is: "You matter to God." You matter to God so much that He sent His only son Jesus Christ to live with you. That's the whole message of Christmas.
Reflecting on the Scripture, I think it's significant that the very first thing the angel said to people when he announced that Jesus is born is "Don't be afraid." Some people are afraid of God. But Jesus Christ came to earth not to scare us but to save us. That is why he came as a baby. Who ever is afraid of a baby?
If God wanted to relate to badgers, He would have become a badger. If He wanted to relate to a deer, He would have become a deer. But no, He wanted to relate to human beings so He came to earth as a human being. He came into the world the same way all of us came into the world. Through birth. This Christmas I invite you to accept God's gift of happiness, of hope and of harmony. These are the side benefits of receiving God's gift, Jesus Christ.
According to the Gospel, the angel said, "I bring you the most joyful news ever announced." He says, I want you to be happy. God says, "I come to give you good news of great joy.” And the first gift God wants you to have is the opportunity to be happy and joyful. Jesus said, "I came to give life -- life in all its fullness." Enjoy it! God wants you to make the most of your life, not to waste it or abuse it, but to make your life count. Have you accepted God's gift of joy?