Easter Vigil: 08.00 pm - followed by the Mass of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus.
Easter Sunday: 07.30 am - Mass in Konkani. 08.45 am and 10.00 am - Mass in English.
There will be no evening mass.
Kindly don't park your vehicles on the ground from coming Wednesday morning to Saturday night. Volunteers are welcome to lay the chairs on the grounds on Wednesday, 28th March from 5 PM onwards. Globes and candles will be distributed to you before the mass in your respective places. Parishioners are requested not to give the globes to the children so that they are preserved in good condition for next year. Ushers will collect the Globes 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. Parents and elders are requested to encourage children to participate in the children's corner printed in the bulletin. This year being the year of youth, we have a special quiz column for our youth. Please make use of the chance to broaden you knowledge and to win attractive prizes.
Novenas to Divine Mercy Feast will begin from 30th March. The Novena schedule is as follows: On Good Friday after the 11.30 am English way of the Cross; on Holy Saturday after the morning service to Mother of Sorrows; and from Easter Sunday after every Mass. We request our parishioners to attend the novena a powerful tool of mercy every day and receive God's abundant mercy and forgiveness.
Holy week Schedule as follows:
Maundy Thursday 29/03/2018
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: 30/3/2018
Stations of the Cross - Way of the cross by youth at 6:00 am starting from Gyan Ashram (Lotus Park), Canossa, Dominic Savio, Rooftop, Takshila, Holy Spirit Hospital and ending in our Church.
10am - in Konkani, 11.30am - by Sunday school teachers followed by Divine Mercy Novena and in the evening.
06.00 pm - Celebration of Lord's Passion.
Holy Saturday 31/3/2018
07.30 am - Meditation on the seven sorrows of Mother Mary followed by the Divine Mercy Novena.
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.
"...Shout and sing for joy, O inhabitants of Zion, for great in your midst is the HOLY ONE of Israel." - Isaiah 12:6
My Dear Parishioners,
Warm and loving greetings to each and everyone of you!
As I sit at my desk preparing my Christmas message, I can't believe that very soon 2017 will come to a close. What a year it has been! Well, this Holy Feast of the Lord's Nativity at the end of the year calls us to be humble, loving and trusting enough to allow ourselves to be found by Christ and be brought "home". Christmas is a time for home coming. All over the world family members separated due to work, worries or even hurt relationships make a special effort to put time, tasks and grudges aside to come home. Isn't it amazing that in spite of the widespread commercialization of Christmas, people still realize deep down in their hearts that the birth of our Savior is an occasion to be celebrated with loved ones in unity, peace and joy?