We thank Pavan Atma, Community No 25, for organizing today's liturgy.
Bear witness to your love to our beloved Saviour by attending 'The Passion Recital - Were You There?' presented by The Sahar Beacons of our Lady of Health Church, Sahar, Andheri East, in our Parish on Palm Sunday, 14th April, after the 5.30pm Mass. Please attend in large numbers to witness the Passion recital.
Maundy Thursday 18th April- 10.00 am - Mass for the sick and elderly in the Church. 07.30 pm - Mass of the Last Supper of the Lord, followed by Adoration till mid night.
Good Friday: 19th April - Stations of the Cross - Way of the cross by the Youth Starting from Atma Darshan, Near St. Arnold's School Lawn, Holy Spirit Hospital, Bindra, Takshila, Dominic Savio, Canossa Ashram, and ending in our Church. There will be Way of the Cross in the Church at 10 am by the Senior Citizen Cell. And 3 Hour Agony from 11 am to 2 pm followed by Divine Mercy Novena.06.00 pm - Celebration of the Lord's Passion.
Holy Saturday 20th April: 07.30 am - Meditation on the Seven Sorrows of Mother Mary followed by the Divine Mercy Novena. Easter Vigil: 08.00 pm. Easter Sunday: 07.30 am - Mass in Konkani. 08.45 am and 10.00 am - Mass in English. There will be adult baptism during the 10 am Mass. And there will be no evening mass.
Kindly don't park your vehicles on the ground from coming Tuesday afternoon to Saturday night. Volunteers are welcome to lay the chairs on the grounds on Wednesday, 17th April from 5 PM onwards.
Globes and candles will be distributed to you before the mass in your respective places by the Ushers. Parishioners are requested not to give the globes to the children so that they are preserved in good condition for next year. Globes and candles will be collected immediately after the Communion.
Heart to Heart Bulletin is ready for distribution. Kindly take one copy for your family. We thank all our advertisers and those who have given articles. We thank our editorial team for the excellent job. Please do participate in the Family Quiz printed in the bulletin. Please make use of the chance to broaden you knowledge and to win attractive prizes.
The Divine Mercy Novena will begin on 19th April, Good Friday after the Three Hour Agony.
The Focolare Movement invites all the families, adults, youth and children to the Mariapolis, entitled 'Love. Light. Life.' from 23rd to 26th May, 2019 at JDV, Papal Seminary Complex, Pune. Transport is available. For further details please see the Notice Board.
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,
After forty grace-filled days of Lent we celebrate Easter, the greatest and the most important event in the Christian calendar. It is the most important event because it is the corner stone of our faith, the foundation on which the Church was built and marked the beginning of Christianity. As St. Paul beautifully says, “if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).
While being an historical event, verifiable and attested by signs and testimonies, the Resurrection, insofar as it is the entrance of Christ's humanity into the glory of God, transcends and surpasses history as a mystery of faith. For this reason, the risen Christ did not manifest Himself to the world but to His disciples, making them His witnesses to the people.
By celebrating Easter, we proclaim to the world out there, that we are followers of the Risen Lord. Hence, Easter should and does shape the life of every Christian. Therefore, we should not consider Easter as an event that we commemorate once a year and then choose to forget it. No, we need to remember and celebrate the meaning of Easter and let it influence our daily lives.
While it is true that just a verbal proclamation that Jesus Christ has risen from the dead is not going to usher about a change in our lives. Christ’s Resurrection is not a mystery to be analyzed intellectually. It is a mystery to be lived. It should speak directly to our hearts and touch our very existence and treat it as the fulcrum of our religious tenets and beliefs.
The Resurrection of Christ is a transcendent work of God. The three Persons act together according to what is proper to them: the Father manifests His power; the Son "takes again" the life which He freely offered (John 10:17), reuniting His soul and His body which the Spirit brings to life and glorifies.