Notices for December 2018
2nd December 2018

The Family Fiesta is at 6.00 pm. Accordingly there will be no masses at 6.30 and 9.30 am on Sunday. The Sunday evening mass will be at 5.00 pm followed by the Fiesta on our Church Grounds. No parking on the grounds after 12 noon.

The Pre-Baptism Course will be on the 8th, 9th & 10th December. Please Register.

As is our tradition in Advent, the SVP will keep two drums to collect the usual items for the poor. Envelopes for the poor will also be distributed.

Envelopes for the Campaign against Hunger and Disease are kept in the boxes. You may pick an envelope.

Monday the 3rd December is the Feast of Francis Xavier. The 7.00 pm mass will be bilingual. You are all invited to this celebration.

Divine Child School - Online Admission for the Academic Year 2019-2020.
CBSE Board : Begins on 30th November
SSC Board (Jr.KG) : Begins on 20th December

Mass Intentions :
Dec 05 Wed 7.00 pm 1st death anniv. Mass of Juliet D'Souza
Dec 06 Thu 7.30 am Months mind mass of Lena Layton
Dec 08 Sat 7.00 pm Months mind mass of Lyn Rodrigues
Dec 09 Sun 6.00 pm Months mind mass of Mary Pereira



9th December 2018

The Parish Council will meet this Sunday at 10.30 am. The SCC will meet on Monday at 7.40 pm.

JFC will have their Christmas Party this evening at 7.00 pm on our Church Grounds. Kindly note there will be restricted parking on the grounds in the evening.

Our Youth are organizing a Christmas Sweet Making course next week. Those who wish to register may do so at the Parish Office.

Following the superb display of Holy Family Youth Talent in the skit put up on our Jubilee Day, Fr. Charles Vaz SVD has sent this request -" Young boys and girls between the age of 16 and 26 interested in Music and Dance and desire to perform Musicals based on Biblical and Cultural themes may contact Fr. Charles at Sangeet Abhinay Academy,."

I encourage the above wholeheartedly. For details and registration kindly contact Sr. Lavitha.

The Senior Parishioners will have their Christmas Party on Saturday the 15th December at 5.00 pm at Ashankur Hall. Kindly register for Rs.100/- at the office.

Bible Diaries for the next year are now available.

Our Parish Calendars will also be given to you this week.

Envelopes for the Campaign against Hunger and Disease are kept in the boxes. You may pick an envelope.

The ordinations of 3 Jesuit Deacons will be on our Church Grounds on Saturday the 22nd December at 5.30 pm. Br. Ivan of our parish who will be ordained on this day invites you all to this Eucharistic Celebration.

Accordingly there will be no 7.00 pm mass on Saturday, the ordination mass is a valid Sunday Mass. There will be no parking on Saturday evening.

Confessions: Christmas confessions in our Church are from Wednesday the 19th to Friday the 21st Dec. We request our Konkanni speaking parishioners to try and make it on Wednesday the 19th as we will have Konkanni speaking priests that day.

Mass Intentions :
Dec 11 Tue 7.00 pm 1st death anniv. Mass of James D'Souza
Dec 15 Sat 7.30 am 1st death anniv. Mass of Matilda Fernandes

On this Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception, may Mary our mother bless all our parishioners for making our Jubilee, Eucharist, Skit and Fiesta such a beautiful and memorable experience.



16th December 2018

The ordinations of 3 Jesuit Deacons will be on our Church Grounds on Saturday the 22nd December at 5.30 pm. Br. Ivan of our parish who will be ordained on this day invites you all to this Eucharistic Celebration.

Accordingly there will be no 7.00 pm mass on Saturday, the ordination mass is a valid Sunday Mass. There will be no parking on Saturday evening.

Confessions: Christmas confessions in our Church are from this Wednesday the 19th to Friday the 21st Dec. We request our Konkanni speaking parishioners to try and make it on Wednesday the 19th as we will have Konkanni speaking priests that day. Confessions will be from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm. Please do not wait for the last day.

Bible Diaries for the next year are now available.

Our Parish Calendars are out kindly collect one from your Community Leaders.

Our Parish Children with be participating in The Annual Choir Festival of Sacred and Religious Music at St. Peter's Church on the 16th of December. You are all invited. Please see the notice board for details.

Holy Family online admission for Jr. KG and Nursery will begin from 20th December to 20th January.

Christmas
Monday 24th Dec. 4.00 pm Mass for the sick
  24th Dec. 10.00 pm Mid-Night mass on the School Grounds.
It will also be Deacon Ivan's first mass.
Tuesday 25th Dec. Masses at 6.30 am 7.30 am (konkanni), 9.30 am & 10.30 am.
There will be no evening mass.
Kindly note that in view of a request made by some of our parishioners we will have the 6.30 am mass on Tuesday the 25th. That is Christmas Day.

Mass Intentions :
Dec 19 Wed 7.30 am Months mind mass of Precilla D'Souza
Dec 23 Sun 9.30 am Months mind mass of Cecilia Gonsalves



23rd December 2018

Christmas
Monday 24th Dec. 4.00 pm Mass for the sick
  24th Dec. 10.00 pm Mid-Night mass on the School Grounds.
It will also be Deacon Ivan's first mass.
Carols will begin at 9.30 pm do come
Tuesday 25th Dec. Masses at 6.30 am 7.30 am (konkanni), 9.30 am & 10.30 am.
There will be no evening mass.
Friday 28th Dec. Feast of the Holy Innocence.
Mass and Blessing of Children at the 7.00 pm mass

Sunday the 30th December is the Feast of the Holy Family. At the morning masses we invite our parishioners to offer to Baby Jesus their Kunswar (Christmas Sweets).

Offer the sweets near the statue of Jesus in the Church. This will be blessed and after mass shared with our parishioners.

35 of our Sunday School Children will be participating in the Choir Festival at Sacred Heart Church - Mahakali on the 26th evening. You are all invited.

Mass Intentions :
Dec 24 Mon 7.30 am 1st death anniv. Mass of Raymond Saldanha

31st December : Adoration at 11.30 pm followed by mass at 12 mid-night on the School Grounds
1st January is the feast of Mary the Mother of God morning at 7.30, 9.30 and evening mass at 7.00 pm



30th December 2018

Sunday the 30th December is our Feast of the Holy Family. At the morning masses we invite our parishioners to offer to Baby Jesus their Kunswar (Christmas Sweets).
Please offer the sweets near the statue of Jesus in the Church. This will be blessed and after mass shared with our parishioners.

31st December: Adoration at 11.30 pm followed by mass at 12 mid-night on the School Grounds.

1st January is the feast of Mary the Mother of God morning masses at 7.30 & 9.30. Evening mass at 7.00 pm.

On Saturday the 5th January 52 Children will receive their First Holy Communion at a special mass at 5.00 p.m. Do come and pray for our children.

Friday the 4th is the 1st Friday of this year and on the 3rd is the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus.

St. Xavier's School is organizing NOSTALGIA for its ex-students and families on the 5th January. Kindly see the notice board for details.

Admission forms for poor boys at Our Lay's Home - Dadar are now being distributed. Kindly see the notice board for details.

The Parish Council will meet on Sunday the 6th January at 10.30 am and the SCC animators will meet on the 7th at 7.40 pm

Mass Intentions :
Jan 03 Thu 7.30 am 1st death anniv. Mass of Jude Valentino Fernandes
    7.00 pm Months mind Mass of Bonifas Barboza
Jan 05 Sat 7.30 am 1st death anniv. Mass of Valentine Joseph Fernandes