Notices for December 2017
3rd December 2017
This Sunday the 3rd December our Feast Mass is at 9.30 am. There will be no 10.30 am mass. The Family Fiesta on the 3rd December begins at 7.00 pm sharp. Kindly note there is no parking in the evening.

The feast mass of St. Francis Xavier is on Monday the 4th December at 7.00 pm

The Parish Council meets next Sunday the 10th December.

Next Sunday Fr. Vincent will give a brief statement of accounts and an update on property matters.

As is customary SVP will collect Oil, Food Grains and Toiletries for the Poor during this season of advent. Container drums will be kept in the Church.

Kindly look up the notice board for Job vacancies and admission to Divine Child School.

Out-Reach:
  • Bamnwada to Nirmalla Sishughar, Vile Parle
  • Kolidongri and Chart Singh I, to Asha Daan Byculla
  • Bimanagar to Divya Jyothi
  • Dewoolwadi to Snehasadan, Jogeshwari
  • Gundavali Hill to Snehasadan, Kondivita

The 2018 Bible diaries are now available at the Koinonia Stall.

The Parish Youth have organized a seminar on Kill the Anxiety on the 10th December. Kindly Register and look up the Notice Board for details.

The Senior Citizens will have their Christmas Party on the 16th December. Kindly register at the Parish Office.

We wish all our parishioners and well wishers a Very Happy Feast. Given the generosity, various programmes and out-reach missions we have conducted, God's Blessings will be upon us.

Mass Intentions :
Dec 04 Mon 7.30 am 1st death anniv mass of Antoinette Gonsalves
Dec 07 Thu 7.00 pm 1st death anniv mass of Bro. Valentine Rodrigues
Dec 08 Fri 7.30 am Months mind mass of Ashton Fernandes



10th December 2017
The Storm striking Bombay on Monday and not on our Feast on Sunday was indeed a miracle from above. The Surplus amount of the Family Fiesta was Rs. 62,000/- As this is the money of all our people, it will go towards the cost of the statue of Our Lady which was Rs. 72,000/-

The Parish Council meets this Sunday at 10.30 am.
The SCC meeting is on Monday at 7.45 pm.

JFC will have their Christmas party on Saturday the 16th. Kindly note that there will be no parking on the ground between 2.00 pm and 6.00 pm.
The JFC CHOIR will be participating at the Choral Festival next Sunday, the17th December 2017 at 7.00pm in St. Peter's Church, Bandra. You are cordially invited.

Confessions for Christmas are next week on the 19th, 20th & 21st. That is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The Family Khabar Christmas issue this time is colourfully designed to focus on the values of the birth of Jesus rather than the merriment. It will be nice if you place a copy of this in your offices for our friends of other faiths. Well done - media team.
The parish will also distribute the annual calendar to each family of our parish.

Out-Reach:
  • Church Zone to St Catherine's Home, Andheri
  • Charat Singh III to Don Bosco, Wadala

The Domestics Christmas Party is on the 28th December. Please register the name of your domestic and collect your pass at the Parish Office before the 20th December.

The Family Fiesta Committee wishes to thank all those who helped tirelessly on Sunday Evening. Especially the Koinonia Stall and Gate-Keepers who sacrificed their entire evening standing faithfully at their post. God Bless you all.

Mass Intentions :
Dec 11 Mon 7.30 am 1st death anniv. Mass of Joseph Buthello
Dec 12 Tue 7.00 pm 1st death anniv. mass of Braz Vaz
Dec 16 Sat 7.30 am months mind mass of John E. Dias
    7.00 pm months mind mass of John B. D'Souza &
First death anniv. mass of Peter Fernandes
Dec 17 Sun 10.30 am months mind mass of Arthur Fernandes

17th December 2017
Confessions are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week at 6.00 pm.

Christmas Mass for the Home Bound is at 4.30 pm on Sunday the 24th. There will be no 6.00 pm evening mass.

Christmas Carols begin at 9.30 pm followed by the Christmas Vigil Mass at 10.30 pm.

Masses on Christmas Day the 25th are at 6.30, 7.30 9.30 and 10.30 in the morning. There will be no 8.30 am and Evening mass. The Christmas Week programme is put near the gate for your information.

The JFC CHOIR will be performing today at St. Peter's Church at 7.00 pm.

The Diocesan Youth Center is organizing a "Diocesan Youth Singing Contest" on 7th January 2018 at St Andrews Auditorium, Bandra with prizes worth Rs 50000/-. All youth who would like to form a choir and participate must contact Fr Errol as soon as possible. Book your passes for the event with Rs 100/- at the parish office.

The parish web-site has been uploaded with the latest Parish events and 31 short videos of Gold Voc. Do check the web-site and inform our relatives abroad also.

The parish office is closed from the 23rd December to the 2nd January. Kindly contact Fr. Maurice for any emergency.

We request you to place a copy of our Family Khabar Christmas issue in your offices for peoples of other faiths, as it is designed to focus on the values of the birth of Jesus.

The Domestics Christmas Party is on Wednesday the 27th December at 11.00 am. Register the name of your domestics name and collect your pass at the Parish Office.

Envelopes for Campaign against Hunger and Disease are placed in the boxes.
Mass Intentions :
Dec 19 Tue 7.30 am 1st death anniv. mass of Alex Almeida
Dec 20 Wed 7.00 pm Months mind mass of Juliet D'Souza
Dec 23 Sat 7.30 am Months mind mass of Joseph Pereira
    7.00 pm Months mind mass of Richard D'Souza

The parish awaits the Lord's coming, in our hearts, our homes and our parish.
Come Lord Jesus Come

24th December 2017
Christmas Mass for the Home Bound is at 4.30 pm on Sunday the 24th. There will be no 6.00 pm evening mass.

Christmas Carols begin at 9.30 pm followed by the Christmas Vigil Mass at 10.30 pm.

Masses on Christmas Day the 25th are at 6.30, 7.30 9.30 and 10.30 in the morning. There will be no 8.30 am and Evening mass.

The Domestics Christmas Party is on Wednesday the 27th December at 11.00 am.

The feast of the Holy Innocents is on Thursday the 28th December. There will be a special blessing for all children at the 7.00 pm mass.

Sunday 31st December is our Feast of the Holy Family. Masses at 6.30, 7.30, 8.30, 9.30 & 10.30 in the morning. There will be no evening mass. Following the tradition of our Parish our Christmas Kuswar will be brought to church and blessed at the Eucharist on Sunday the 31st. This will then be collected and shared after each mass.

Mid-Night Mass on the 31st is on the School Ground. The Thanksgiving service begins at 11.30pm followed by Mass at 12.00 mid-night. New Year Day Masses are at 6.30, 7.30 and 9.30 in the morning & 7.00 in the evening.

The parish office is closed from the 23rd December to the 2nd January. Kindly contact Fr. Maurice for any emergency.

Online admission to Holy Family Junior KG and Nursery is open from the 20th December to the 20th January. Further details are available at the school premises.

Our zone priests will be happy to come for confession and communion to our bed-ridden parishioners during the Season of Christmas. Eucharistic Ministers may contact our priests accordingly.

Mass Intentions :
Dec 28 Thu 7.30 am Months mind mass of Stany Monteiro

Our Church is well decorated to receive the Lord. The Parish wishes to thank all those who have cleaned and decorated the Church with their whole heart and soul. God Bless them.



31st December 2017

A very Happy Feast to all our people. May Jesus, Joseph and Mary be a blessing to every family. To celebrate this day we will share our blessed Christmas Kunswar and a cup of coffee after each mass.

Mid-Night Mass on the 31st is on the School Ground. The Thanksgiving service begins at 11.30pm followed by Mass at 12.00 mid-night. New Year Day Masses are at 6.30, 7.30 and 9.30 in the morning & 7.00 in the evening.

Those coming for the mid-night mass on the 31st may park their cars at Vinayalaya. Please do not park the cars in the school compound.

1st Holy Communion in our parish is this Saturday the 6th January at 5:00pm. You are invited to come and bless our children.

Friday the 5th is the 1st Friday of the month.
Sunday the 7th January is the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord.

Divine Child SSC - Junior K.G. on line admission open from 1st Jan to 15th Jan 2018.

Mass Intentions :
Jan 3 Wed 7.00 pm 1st death anniv. mass of Carol Mathias
Jan 4 Thu 7.00 pm 1st death anniv. mass of Juliana Lobo

We whisper a silent prayer for the victims and their families, of the fire in Mumbai.