Notices for August 2019

4th August 2019

The Parish Council meets this Sunday the 4th August at 10.30 am. They will celebrate the Jesuit Fathers on the feast of John Vianney

The SCC meeting is on Monday the 5th August at 7.45 pm.

Harmony Day is next Sunday the 11th August. The seminar begins at 9.00 am sharp at Holy Family School. Please do not drop out at the last minute. We have planned and catered for you at an cost. Bishop Barthol will address the group in the afternoon.

29 children have registered for their 1st communion in January 2021. The list is on the Reception Notice Board. Parents are requested to fill the form, and submit it along with a Xerox of the Baptism Certificate, by the 4th August 2019.

On Thursday - 15th August Masses are at 6.30, 7.30 (konkanni) and 9.30 in the morning and 6.00 pm in the evening. The 9.30 am mass is a bilingual mass by Fr. Charles Vaz. You are invited to come in an Ethnic Outfit on this day.

Thank you for your donations to the Jesuits Works. You my drop your envelope in the Community Welfare Box. Kindly remember to fill in the form with your details.

The Holy Family Charismatic Prayer Group will have Recollection at Vinayalaya on Thurs. 15th August. For details, look up the Notice Board.

Finding God In All Things, is a Spiritual Exercise Book, written and designed especially for our Children by Holy Family. It is the first time such a book is written. I invite you to buy a copy for your child or even to present it as a gift on an occasion. The book is available at the stall.

The Deanery Youth Day is on the 25th of August at St. John's Marol. You can register your name next Sunday. All youth are welcome.

Mass Intentions :
Aug 06 Tue 7.30 am 1st death anniv Mass of Francis Bake
Aug 10 Sat 7.30 am Months mind Mass of Alfred D'Souza
Aug 11 Sun 9.30 am Months mind Mass of Guia D'Souza
    6.00 pm Months mind Mass of Fr Augustine Silveira

The Feast of St. Ignatius and the closing of the Jubilee Year was a day to remember. All ages of the parish were happily represented at the Eucharist and the Fiesta. Amidst its trials and challenges may Holy Family always Celebrate the Family Spirit in our Parish.



11th August 2019

Harmony Day is this Sunday the 11th August. It is a day when the whole Governance of the Parish meet to learn and discuss our direction. Bishop Barthol will address the group in the afternoon.

On Thursday - 15th August is the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady and Independence Day. Masses are at 6.30, 7.30 (konkanni) and 9.30 in the morning and 6.00 pm in the evening. The 9.30 am mass is a bilingual mass by Fr. Charles Vaz. You are invited to come in an Ethnic Outfit on this day.

Thank you for your donations to the Jesuits Works. You my drop your envelope in the Community Welfare Box. Kindly remember to fill in the form with your details. There are envelopes kept in the box at the door.

The Holy Family Charismatic Prayer Group will have Recollection at Vinayalaya on Thurs. 15th August. For details, look up the Notice Board.

Finding God In All Things, is a Spiritual Exercise Book, written and designed especially for our Children by Holy Family. Do buy a copy for your child or even to present it as a gift on an occasion. The book is available at the stall.

Marian Sangh is having a night vigil for Peace to be held on the 14th August at Sacred Heart Church, Santa-Cruz from 10 pm to 5.30 am.

The Deanery Youth Day is on the 25th of August at St. John's Marol. Please register your name this Sunday. All youth are welcome.

Mass Intentions :
Aug 18 Sun 10.30 am 1stdeath anniv Mass of Beatrice Pereira
    6.00 pm Months mind Mass of Mary Saldanha

You are all invited to the Finals of the Holy Family Football Premier League next Sunday the 18th August after the 6.00 pm mass.



18th August 2019

Our 1st Holy Communion children will go for a recollection to the Cloistered Carmel Convent and attend a prayer session on the Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist by the Cloistered Sisters.

The Posters on the walls of our Church have been done by the Harmony Group last Sunday. They depict the focus and concerns of our Parish.

The Novena to Our Lady begins on the 30th of August. The Novena will be conducted by each Sunday School Class on the Virtues of Mary.

A gift to Mary - On the 8th of September we will have our traditional blood donation drive for our Tata Cancer Patients. Kindly inform your friends of all faiths to make this noble donation.

You are all invited to the Finals of the Holy Family Football Premier League this Sunday. Kindly remove your cars from the ground immediately after the 6.00 pm mass.

Couples for Christ invites all couples to their 'Christian Life Program' starting next Sunday Aug 25th at 7.00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Those who require Niches are requested to meet Fr. Maurice, this month.

Vocation Bible Joy for Children is on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th September. Kindly register.

Mass Intentions :
Aug 21 Wed 10.30 am 1st Death anniv. Mass of Evangelin Joan
Aug 24 Sat 7.30 am Months mind Mass of Annie Lewis
    7.00 pm Months mind Mass of Marcel Picardo

The Spirit of the Parish animators on Harmony Day last Sunday was Powerful, Participative and so Enthusiastic. May Holy Family grow in its Unity and in the Service of the Lord.



25th August 2019

The Parish Council meets next Sunday on 1st Sep at 10.30 am and the SCC meets on Monday at 7.40 pm.

The Novena to Our Lady begins this Friday the 30th of August. The Novena will be conducted by each Sunday School Class on the Virtues of Mary. A collection of gifts for the poor will be made on the Feast Day.

A gift to Mary-Our traditional out-reach of the blood donation for our Tata Cancer Patients will be on the 8th of September. Kindly inform your friends of all faiths to make this noble donation.

Traditional Monti Fest will be celebrated on 15th Sept. Passes will be available at the reception from next Sunday. All are invited.

Couples for Christ invites all couples to their 'Christian Life Program' starting this Sunday Aug 25th at 7.00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Those who require Niches are requested to meet Fr. Maurice, this month.

Vocation Bible Joy for Children is on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th September. Kindly register.

Pre-Baptism Catechesis course begins on the 7th of September. Please register.

Mass Intentions :
Aug 26 Mon 7.00 pm 1st Death anniv. Mass of Cajetan D'Souza
Aug 30 Fri 7.00 pm 1st Death anniv. Mass of Sr Agnes D'Mello
Sep 01 Sun 10.30 am Months mind mass of Simon Fernandes

Fr. Gerard invites us once again for the Catholic Holiday Camps and a Seniors Dhamaka at Khandala. Kindly see the Notice Board.