The 8.45 am Mass next Sunday will be organized by the Lectors Cell.
During the month of May, the CCO office will be working from 10 am to 12 noon, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
First Holy Communion Forms for the Academic year 2018-19 are available in the Parish Office during office hours. Children who are/will be going to the 4th Std are eligible to receive FHC. Deadline for returning the duly filled in forms together with attachments is 15th May'18.
The Youth Ministry of our Parish presents, Sacred Heart Women's Throw Ball League which will be held on our parish grounds from the 4th to the 6th of May 2018. Please do come in large numbers to cheer for and support all the participating teams. The captain's meet will be held on 29th April at 8:00 pm in the community centre.
The Youth Ministry of our Parish Presents Rink Football 2018. This event is for the youth of the Parish between the age group of 15 to 25 years, Adults above the age of 25 can also participate. The dates for the event are 24th to 27th of May. The last day to submit the forms is 22nd of April that is tomorrow/today. The forms are available with the respective PPC members.
The forthcoming issue of the Heart to Heart Bulletin, will be released for the Feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus. Please note the last date to submit your articles and advertisements for this issue is 3rd May 2018. Kindly first get the matter approved by the Spiritual Director before sending it for Publication. For guidelines to send advertisements and articles kindly, refer to the Parish Website www.sacredheartandheri.net . This year being the year of youth, we have a special quiz column for our youth. Please make use of the chance to broaden your knowledge and to win attractive prizes.
The Enrollment forms for the Sacrament of Confirmation - year 2018 are available in the Parish Office. Those who have completed their SSC this year are eligible for enrollment. Kindly submit the candidate's original baptism certificate, copy of your family card and photograph of the candidate along with the duly filled in form. The last date for receipt of the enrollment form is 25th April 2018.
A peace gathering in solidarity with all the Victims of Injustice and Violence against Women is being organized at the Deanery Level on Tuesday, May 1st at St. Francis Xavier High School, Quadrangle, Vile Parle from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The Parish Clergy team encourages you to participate in the gathering and to also bring people of other faiths. As this is an important cause of concern, we are confident of your participate in in large numbers.
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.
Warm Greetings To You, My Dear Parishioners!
The traditional Easter greeting of ‘Happy Easter’ still lingers in my heart even now – although as the days go by it becomes weaker and weaker. But that is how it is in life, isn’t it? We can feel elated over special events and the feeling stays with us for quite a while until it finally fades away. I believe that is how it is with happiness as well. At first, the feeling can overwhelm us and then gradually it fades away.
Edward Hays, a Roman Catholic priest tells the story of a janitor during his seminary days who, every Friday, would greet each student saying: “Well, Happy Sunday!” Hays writes, that when he remembers the janitor, he regards him as one of those rare individuals who is content with life and who knows the taste of happiness. Happiness is the gift that grows from contentment. It comes when we are content with what has been given to us and with what we have achieved with our God given gifts.
For an Eastertide reflection, may I suggest that we take time to appreciate all the sources of happiness that are ours today . Be grateful for good health, shelter, clothing, good friends, family and that most precious gift of all: LIFE. Well, Easter is the feast of Love glorified and also the feast of New Life. It is when we appreciate what a gift it is to be alive that happiness will follow.