This Sunday is celebrated as Justice Sunday.
The 8.45 AM Mass next Sunday, will be organized by the Youth of Area 2.
The Youth Ministry of our Parish is organizing Taize Prayers for all our parishioners, on Wednesday 22nd August 2018 after the 7pm Mass. It is an evening to come closer to the Lord. We also urge the youth to come forward and participate.
On Sunday 26th August, there will be an Important Input Session for all the Confirmation Candidates along with their Parents; from 6.30 pm to 8.15 pm, in the Church. All confirmation candidates and their parents are required to attend the same. The candidates are expected to attend the 8.45 am Mass and Confirmation class in the morning as usual, on that day.
Novena in preparation for the feast of the nativity of Virgin Mary will begin on 30th August. There will be two Masses in the evening, at 6 pm and at 7 pm. Children will join the 7 pm Mass. A list of the themes and the items for offering for the Novena Days is put up on the notice board. All children and adults are welcome to bring the offering of the day. And all those who would like to sponsor sweets for the children during Novena days are welcome.
The Konkani Committee will be celebrating the Feast of the Nativity of our Lady on Sunday, September 9, 2018. At 9.45 am there will be Blessing of the New Harvest followed by Holy Eucharist at 10 am in Konkani. There will be a short entertainment program followed by Novem Jevan in the Community Centre Hall. The entry passes are available with the Committee members. All are welcome.
The session for the National Scholarship Scheme for girls of 9th - 12th will be conducted in our CCO Office by Mr. Anthony Cruz Chettiar on Wednesday, August 22, at 10.30 am. Girl students are requested to bring copies of the previous year's marksheet, Aadhaar Card, Bank Passbook, school/college name and address, contact number and UDISE number of the school/college. For further details see the Notice Board.
Isabell Tour is organizing 13 days tour to Holy Land starting on 14th of October. Fr. Praveen from our Parish will accompany the group. Those interested may contact Fr. Praveen as early as possible.
As we celebrate the Justice Sunday, Prayer Journal Booklets are available for sales. The proceeds of this sale will be sent to Asha Sadan, a Shelter Home for children rescued from sex trafficking for rehabilitation. So kindly patronize.
There will be a 'Encounter with God's Word Retreat' at Atman Darshan from 24-26 August, 2018. For Those who want to attend, please contact Atma Darshan.
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 Loving Parishioners,
Come June, and we are on the threshold of a new academic year. A new beginning is a beautiful opportunity which life gives us to be grateful to the Almighty. God has showered His abundant blessings on us all through the year gone by and we must thank Him in anticipation for the best that He has planned for us and which is yet to come.
As I complete one year of being your shepherd in this parish I want to thank the Almighty, for the abundant blessings He has bestowed on me during the year. I take this opportunity to thank you my dear parishioners for your love, concern, encouragement, co-operation and for the whole hearted support you gave me. I have benefited immensely from your goodness and generosity. I humbly request you to continue your prayerful support towards the growth and wellbeing of the parish.
I am sure most of you might have taken a break from your busy schedule of work and study. This summer break might have given you a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your loved ones and friends. Now, we are back to begin the new pastoral and academic year. I wish and pray that this new academic year brings with it abundant blessings and peace from the Lord on your families and on the parish as a whole.