The 8.45 AM Mass next Sunday, will be organized by the Youth of Area 3.
Presenting two exciting contests this year on day 1 of our Parish Celebrations i.e. November 10th 2018: Contest 1:Sacred Heart Diva & Dude: a contest of beauty and brains for the youth in the age group of 18 to 30 years. Contest 2:Sacred Heart's Got Talent: an opportunity for persons of all age groups to reach the dizzy heights of fame in 60 seconds through a display of unparalleled and skillful acts. Entry forms for both the contests are available at the Parish Office. And the last date for the submission of the form is 8th October 2018. Inviting participation in large numbers.
Couples for Christ is organizing the next Kids for Christ monthly gathering on Saturday, September 22nd, 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.
Bishop Barthol Barretto will be visiting our Parish on 23rd September 2018. He will celebrate the 10:00 am Mass for us in the church followed by an Interactive Input Program for all animators, PAC members and their teams and the Eucharistic Ministers, from 11:00 am to 1:30pm. In view of this, the 10:00 am children's mass will be celebrated in the Community Centre Hall.
Monsoon Melodies, a community-wise singing contest organized by the SCCs will be held on Sunday, 30th September 2018 in the Community Center Hall from 6:30pm onwards. All are cordially invited to witness this contest and cheer the participating teams. For more details, kindly contact your PPC member or SCC coordinator.
Inviting parishioners to be a part of the Parish history by composing and putting together the Parish Anthem. The aim is to unite all parishioners as one body in song and praise at the start of all future parish events. The Parish Anthem will be launched on November 11th, day 2 of our Parish Day celebrations. For more details, kindly contact your PPC member or SCC coordinator.
The Legion of Mary will be conducting the 'Rosary Making Competition' Season - 3 on 28th of October 2018, Sunday at 7:00 pm. All the zones and associations are requested to participate. The forms for the same will be available at the registration desk after the mass. And the last date for submission of the form is 14th October. For more details kindly 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,
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.