Notices for March 2019
3rd March 2019

The Sunday School Children will celebrated their Annual Day this Sunday the 3rd March at 5.00 pm in the Holy Family School Hall. All are invited.

The Parish Council meets this Sunday at 10.30 am and the SCC meets on Monday at 7.40 pm.

The Revised List of our 1st Holy Communicants for the year 2020 is on the Receptionist Notice Board. Please confirm that your Child's name is listed.

This Sunday is Bible Sunday. The St. Paul's Sisters will be here to display and sell religious books. Please patronise their stall. We begin the Season of lent this Ash Wednesday the 6th March. It is a day of Fast and Abstinence: Masses at 6, 6.45, 7.30 in the morning and 1, 6, (Konkani), 7 & 8 in the evening.

A Lenten Programme is prepared and a Family Weekly Lenten Prayer has been prepared for you. Please take a copy. VOTE AND VOTE RIGHT. Our youth are seated opposite the Blessed Sacrament Chapel to check your voters registration. Please confirm your registration.
  • The Permanent Deacons are conducting a Growth Retreat at Atma Darshan from the 19the to the 21st March. Please see the notice board for details.
  • Prafulta offers Career Guidance for our Young. Kindly look up the Notice Board

Mass Intentions :
Mar 08 Fri 7.30 am Months mind Mass of Sebastian Correia
    7.00 pm 1st death anniv. Mass of Richard Serrao &
Months mind mass of Victoria Serrao
Mar 09 Sat 7.00 pm Months mind Mass of Xavier Pinto &
Months mind Mass of Leena D'Souza
Mar 10 Sun 9.30 am Months mind Mass of Lawrence Fernandes

Lenten Highlights this Week
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Women Journeying with Jesus: Stations of the Cross by the Lector.
  • Praying for Our Parish: A semi-vigil by the Parish Council and SCC Animators on Saturday from 8.30 pm to 10.00 pm

Holy Family is organizing a half day lunch picnic for our Parish Home-Bound and Care-Taker on Thursday the 14th March in our Church. Kindly contact Irene Saldanha, Ubaldo Vaz or Sr. Lavitha



10th March 2019

The Parish Council of Association (PCOA) will meet along with its newly elected members this Sunday the 10th of March at 10.30 am in the Parish Hall.The Parish Council of Association (PCOA) will meet along with its newly elected members this Sunday the 10th of March at 10.30 am in the Parish Hall.

The Revised List of our 1st Holy Communicants for the year 2020 is on the Receptionist Notice Board. Please confirm that your Child's name is listed. This is the final announcement.

VOTE AND VOTE RIGHT.We thank our Youth for checking our voting registration last Sunday. They will carry on this Sunday too after the morning masses

Holy Family is organizing a half day lunch picnic for our Parish Home-Bound and Care-Taker on Thursday the 14th March in our Church. Kindly contact Irene Saldanha, Ubaldo Vaz or Sr. Lavitha.

The Jericho Cross will be in our Church on the 13th and 14th of March. Divine Mercy will conduct a Prayer Service from 3pm on Wednesday. Rosary with the Jericho Cross will be held on Thurs. 14th at 6:30pm. There will be a Special prayer service after Holy Mass on Thurs. 14th by the English prayer group.

Other Parish Invites:
  • St. Jude's - Jeri Meri is organizing a Konkanni Play on the 17th March. Please see the notice board for details.
  • Boarding admissions for 2019 - 2020 to Domnic Savio have begun. Please see the Receptionist Notice Board for details.
Mass Intentions :
Mar 16 Sat 7.30 am 1st death anniv. Mass of Sebastine Vaz
Mar 17 Sun 10.30 am Months mind Mass of Alice D'Souza

Lenten Highlights this Week
  • Traditional Stns of the Cross with Papia Singing on Friday the 15th March
  • Celebrating Forgiveness a Night Vigil by our Youth on Saturday 16th March from 8.30 pm to 11.30 pm.
  • Praying for the Country - the Rosary on Tuesday after the 7.00 pm mass
  • Confessions on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
A Gentle Reminder: Our Community Welfare Fund is at a low level. Reminding our Parishioners to make their contribution before the end of this Financial Year.

Our JFC Students of the 5th to the 8thstd will be going to St.Catherine's Home for their Out Reach Mission. Please whisper a prayer for our and their children.



17th March 2019

The Sunday School Teachers will meet this Sunday at 10.45 am for their meeting.

Sing Alleluia - Holy Family Church Gospel Vocals 2019 Singing Contest' will be on Sunday the 7th April 2019. Last date of entry Sunday 24th March. Kindly fill your forms at the office.

The Walking Pilgrimage for Peace is on the 23rd March at 10.30 pm. Kindly see the notice board for details.

A programme for Unmarried Catholics singles will be held on Sunday the 24th March at Sarvodaya in Goregaon. Please see the notice board for details.

Mass Intentions :
Mar 19 Tue 7.30 am 1st death anniv Mass of Rosy Coelho
Mar 21 Thu 7.30 am Months mind Mass of Salvador D'Souza
Mar 23 Sat 7.30 am Months mind Mass of Alice Fernandes
    7.00 pm 1st death anniv Mass of John D'Souza &
1st death anniv Mass of Albert Moraes
Mar 24 Sun 10.30 am Months mind Mass of Alexander Corriea

Lenten Highlights this Week
  • Enactment Stns of the Cross on Friday the 22nd March by our Altar Servers.
  • Were You There a Lenten Musical by Sahar Beacons on Sunday the 24th March after the 6.00 pm Mass.
  • Praying for the Country - the Rosary on Tuesday after the 7.00 pm mass.
  • Confessions on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
Tuesday the 19th March, feast of St. Joseph, the Protector of our Families and Holy Family.

We thank you for your immediate response to the Community Welfare Fund request. Please update your contribution before the end of the Financial Year.

The Stns of the Cross for our Home Bound by our Eucharistic Ministers is moving with great prayerfulness and concern. Requesting neighbours to take this opportunity to visit our home-bound for this beautiful prayer gesture.



24th March 2019

This is the last Sunday School Class for this year. We wish our children the best for their exams and their holidays.

Sunday School along with our Youth will have a Sing-Song-Fun Camp on the 12th, 13th, 14th of April. Please register your names.

The Lenten Musical - Were You There is this Sunday after the 7.00 pm mass. The Musical is the Passion of Jesus through the eyes of Mary. It will be for about 50 minutes. There will be a love offering to defray the expenses.

Holy Family Health Cell is organizing a Joint Pain and Bone Density Camp on Sunday the 31st at Ashankur Hall from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm. Do come.

Sing Alleluia - Holy Family Church Gospel Vocals 2019 Singing Contest' will be on Sunday the 7th April 2019. Last date of entry Sunday 24th March. Kindly fill your forms at the office.

Sacred Heart Church - Mahakali invites us to a Lenten Musical Choir on the 31st March at 6.30 pm.

Monday the 25th is the Feast of the Annunciation and Pro-Life Day.

Saturday the 30th is the Earth Hour. Please keep your lights off from 8.30 - 9.30 pm.

Mass Intentions :
Mar 26 Tue 7.30 am Month's Mind Mass of Baldumira Fernandes

Stns of the Cross: Preparing for Confession by Fr. Gerard - Friday the 29th
Praying for the Country every Tuesday after the 7.00 pm Eucharist
Confessions every Wednesday and Saturday.

Holy Family Retreats:
Konkanni Retreat begins on Monday the 1st April.
English Retreat begins on Friday the 5th April.

As our Communities - Reach Out to the excluded of Society during this Season of Lent, our Kingdom Kids will be taken for a picnic this week-end. And Jesus said…. "As long as you did it to the least of these my brothers and sisters, you did to me"



31st March 2019

This week we begin our Lenten Retreats.
From the 1st to the 3rd will be the Konkanni Retreat by Fr. Roshan Rosario.
From the 5th (1st Fri) to the 7th will be the English Retreat by Mr. Colin Calmiano

The Konkanni talks will be after the 7.00 pm mass on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.There will be a special collection on Wednesday to defray the expenses. The 7.00 pm evening mass will be bi-lingual.

The English talk will begin at 5.30 pm and continue after the respective evening mass. There will also be a special talk for Couples on Saturday at 9.30 am. Mr Calmiano will also preach at all masses on the week-end. There will be a special collection on Friday to defray the retreat expenses. Kindly note that there will be no Stns of the Cross or Adoration during this week.

Given the above, the Saturday evening and Sunday masses will be a Family Mass. We urge you to come as a family to mass.

Once again as Sunday School for this academic year ends we urge you to come as a family to any Sunday mass.

Sunday School along with our Youth will have a Fun Faith Camp on the 11th, 12th, 13th, of April. Please register your names.

The Parish Council along with the new members will meet on Sunday the 7th April at 10.30 am. The SCC along with the new members will meet on Monday the 8th April at 7.45 am. Note the newly elected members must come to this meeting.

Mass Intentions :
Apr 02 Tue 7.30 am 1st death anniv. Mass of Florina D'Souza
Apr 06 Sat 7.30 am 1st death anniv. Mass of Eliza Coelho
    7.00 pm Months mind Mass of Carmine Menezes
Apr 07 Sun 9.30 am Months mind Mass of Caridade D'Souza

Coming up Lenten programmes
Confessions on the 8th, 9th, 10th April from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

Palm Sunday on the 14th April: Blessings of Palms at 8.45 am Mass at 9.00 am