Notices for August 2017

6th August 2017

Touched by the Lord a spiritual parish event will be held on Sunday 6th August in this Church. Accordingly the evening mass will be at 5.00 pm and not at 6.00 pm. Kindly note there are no passes for this event.

Meetings :
The Parish Council will meet this Sunday the 6th August at 10.30 am

The SCC will meet this Monday the 7th August at 7.30 pm

The PCOA will meet this Tuesday the 8th August at 7.30 pm. Association Heads and their Assistants must be present at this meeting.

Masses on 15th August - Assumption of Our Lady will follow the Sunday timings except that there will be no 10.30 am mass. The evening mass will be at 6.00 pm. The feast mass at 9.30 am is a bilingual mass. It will be nice if you wear our National outfits on this day.

On Sunday the 20th August our Jesuit brothers working in the North of Jharkhand will visit our church to raise funds for their work with the tribals. Please contribute to this mission.

We urge our young and senior members to join in our choirs and lead the singing at daily masses. New voices and faces are always appreciated and are a blessing to our parish.


13th August 2017

The Flag Hoisting on the 15th August will be held after the 6.30 am and before the 7.30 am mass. Requesting both congregations to gather on the ground.

Masses on 15th August - Assumption of Our Lady will follow the Sunday timings except that there will be no 10.30 am mass. Masses will accordingly be at 6.30, 7.30, 8.30, 9.30 in the morning and 6.00 pm in the evening. The feast mass at 9.30 am is a bilingual mass.

To join us in our prayer for a spirit of Unity for our Country, we have invited the Head Priest of our neighbouring Gurudwara to address us briefly on BROTHERHOOD. This will be done ATER the 9.30 am mass. Please do remain for this brief sharing (approx 10 mins) after the mass. In view of this there will be NO homily during the 9.30 mass.

Next Sunday the 20th August our Jesuit brothers working in the North of Jarkhand will visit our church to raise funds for their work with the tribals. Please contribute to this mission.

Kindly note that the 10.30 am mass will shortly be animated by the Confirmation Students

Expected Suprises
  • The 2 windows above the altar will be fitted with pivoted Stain Glass Windows.
  • A projection screen similar to the one on the left of the altar will be fitted on the right side also.
  • We will shortly begin the painting of the roof of the Church

20th August 2017

The novena to Our Lady begins on Tuesday the 29th of August. At this novena we will pray for the intentions of our parishioners. The novena will be conducted by our communities at the 7.00 pm evening mass except on Sunday the 3rd September, it will be at the 9.30 am mass.

To plan for the above the animators of all our communities will meet on Monday the 21st August with their novena plan to co-ordinate the 9 day novena.

Golden Voice a traditional talent contest of our Parish is being revived. Application forms are available with the SCC co-ordinators and at the Parish Office. Last day for Registration is the 27th August. The finals are on the 24th of September.

"Couples for Christ invites you to a 'Christian Life Program' on Sunday Aug 20th at 7.00 pm in our Parish Hall."

Focolare Movement invites you to Treasures of Family Life at the Goregaon Seminary.

Beginning this Sunday the 10.30 am mass will be animated by our Confirmation Students.

Senior Citizens will have their monthly meeting on Saturday the 26th.

There was a lot of appreciation for the liturgy on the 15th August. We thank you all for the colour of your dress, the participation and inculturation of our liturgy and the packed church. Truly it was the Assumption of Our Mother.

Mass Intentions :
Aug 21 Mon 7.30 am 1st death Anniv. mass of Vincent Alex D'Souza
Aug 24 Thu 7.00 pm Anticipated months mind mass of Bernadine Lobo
Aug 26 Sat 7.30 am Anticipated months mind mass of Carmeline Fernandes

27th August 2017

The novena to Our Lady begins on Wednesday the 30th of August. At this novena we will pray for the family intentions of our parishioners. The novena will be conducted by our communities at the 7.00 pm evening mass except on Sunday the 3rd September, it will be at the 9.30 am mass.

A box will be kept for your intentions. The masses offered will be for the intentions of you and your family.

The 1st Friday service on the 1st of September will be conducted by the Finance Committee.

The Parish Council and the SCC animators will meet next Sunday the 3rd September at 10.30 am.

Pre- Baptismal Catechesis will be held on 3rd, 10th and 17th of September.

Golden Voice. Application forms are available with the SCC co-ordinators and at the Parish Office. Last day for Registration is the 27th August. The finals are on the 24th of September.

An Ignatian Retreat at Vinayalaya for college and working youth is organized from September 1st to the 3rd. For details please contact Vinayalaya or see our notice board.

A Gift to Mary a Blood Donation Camp for cancer patients of Tata Memorial Hospital will be held on 8th of Sep from 5pm to 9pm at Ashankur Hall. Please inform your neighbours and friends of all faiths to donate to this noble cause.

The stain glass windows have been fitted. The 2nd data projector is also installed. Half of the church roof has been painted. In view of the holidays and the feast of Our Lady, the work will resume after the 10th September. God's Blessings on our workers may they celebrate their feasts and God.

Mass Intentions :
Sep 2 Sat 7.00 pm Months mind mass of Philomena Antony