Next Sunday, 21st October is celebrated as the Mission Sunday. There will be a Second Collection after the communion which will be sent to Rome for the support of Mission. In order to support the missionary cause of the Church, our Sunday school children are preparing Greeting Cards, Food Stuffs and other Sponsored Items. They will all be kept at the help desk. Please patronize and support the mission.
The 8.45 AM Mass next Sunday, will be organized by Community No-6, Morning Star.
PPC Member or SCC Animators of your community will approach you with the Family Meal Coupons for the forthcoming Parish Day Function on November 10 & 11. Kindly participate in this great event of our Parish. You can also approach your PPC member in case he/she could not get in touch with you. The last date to obtain the coupons from your PPC member is November 6, 2018.
The Year of the Youth Committee in collaboration with the Parish Youth Animation Team will be organizing a Bible Seminar on Catholic Apologetics, i.e., Defending our Faith, by Fr. Vincent Barboza tomorrow/today on October 14th, 2018 after the 5:30 pm Mass in Church for all our parishioners. Please do attend in large numbers.
Prafulta Psychological Services is organizing (A Free Healthy Mind Camp where Psychiatrists will check and give medication for various disorders, on Sunday, 14th October from 10am-2 pm.) A program for families called Digital Detox giving effective ways to deal with the digital world, on Sunday, Oct.21, from 10 am to 1pm. Kindly see the notice board for more details.
The Health Cell of our parish is organizing an Awareness Talk on Divine Health Seminar by Fr. Victor, Fr. Robin and Dr. Franklin at the Community Centre on Sunday, 21st October from 11 am to 12 noon. It's open to all the parishioners. The seminar will highlight 3 major root causes for chronic diseases, such as: Cancer, heart Diseases, Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders, Infertility etc. and how to maintain the Blood PH level through the intake of Natural substances. Kindly attend in large numbers.
Parishioners who would like to offer masses for the souls of your departed, on All Souls Day can drop your Mass Intentions with mass stipend in the box kept in the Church marked 'All Souls Day Mass Intentions'.
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,
Greetings to you all in the name of Jesus!
When we celebrate birthdays, we celebrate the gift of life that God has bestowed upon each one of us. Just as we thank God for giving us life and our friends, we should also take the opportunity to celebrate Jesus’ gift of His mother to us, by honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary on her birthday, September 8.
Here are few of my ideas to remember and commemorate the birthday of our Blessed Mother :
Firstly, have a special birthday celebration: Mary’s birthday is a special day to celebrate, because without her and her willingness to serve God, salvation history would have taken a very different turn. The best gift that you and I can give the Blessed Mother on her birthday is our devotion to Jesus and our willingness to serve God. Make a spiritual bouquet card, offering up our prayers and sacrifices in honor of the Blessed Mother’s intentions.
Secondly, celebrate with the Rosary: There are many instances in our lives when we can say ‘yes’ to God on a daily basis, just as Mary did. Another way to honor Mary on her birthday and ask for her help in always saying ‘yes’ to God, is to recite the Rosary - her favorite prayer. You can choose to say one decade or one mystery of the Rosary, but remember that all 20 decades and four mysteries tell the story of salvation. Pray for Mary’s intercession in ending any form of threats to life. Without heavenly assistance, we cannot hope to win the fight for life, in our country or anywhere in the world. Celebrating birthdays is a special way to remind ourselves that life is precious and deserves utmost respect and dignity.