Notices for November 2018
4th November 2018

The Parish Council meets this Sunday at 10.30 am.
The SCC and the Novena Team of each of each Community will meet on Monday the 5th November at 7.30 pm to discuss and prepare for our Feast Novena.

Our Confirmation Students will be in Retreat on the 7th and 8th November. Please remember them.
Our 10.30 am youth mass next Sunday will be a Diwali Mass.

We will launch Narcotic Anonymous on Diwali the 7th November. We request you to invite those who are addicted to drugs and bring them to New Life.

Kindly mark these Parish Events :
Sunday the 18th is the World Day of the Poor
Sunday the 25th is Christ the King
Thursday the 22nd November begins our Feast Novena
Saturday the 1st December Feast and Jubilee Mass by the Cardinal
Sunday the 2nd December is our Family Fiesta.

The passes for the Family Fiesta will be available this week with your Community Leaders. Do not delay in getting your pass.
A special request to you all that if you have any new gift that you do not require and would like to share with our Family at the Fiesta, please give it to Sr. Lavitha.

The English Charismatic Prayer Group is conducting a 'Life in the Spirit Seminar' over a spread of 4 Thursdays. The seminar starts this Thursday the 8th Nov.
The Konkanni Charismatic invite you to their anniversary celebration on the 12th to 14th November at St. Joseph's Bandra.

Dominic Savio K.G. Admission Forms will be available online from the 22nd Nov.
Gyan Ashram now has a School for Children with special needs.
There is an open retreat from 9.00 to 5.00 pm at Atma Darshan on the 7th & 8th.

Mass Intentions :
Nov 05 Mon 7.00 pm Month's Mind Mass of Edward Mendonca
Nov 06 Tue 7.30 am 1st death anniv. Mass of Louis Rodrigues
Nov 08 Thu 7.30 am 1st death anniv. Mass of Ashton Fernandes
Nov 10 Sat 7.00 pm Months mind Mass of Mariejackin Fernandes

When one sees the activities and the generosity of our parishioners, one cannot but help admire the spirit and enthusiasm of our parish. The Mission Month of October has really been a month of giving in all its forms. God Bless Holy Family.



11th November 2018

Next Sunday the 18th is the World Day of the Poor. Holy Family Church will celebrate this day with a Langar (Lunch) prepared by our Sikh brothers and sisters. We invite you to this meal along with our poor. The meal will be on our Church grounds between 12 noon and 1.00 pm. Pls do come.

We expect over 500 people to this meal. The cost is approx...Rs.30, 000/-. If anyone would like to sponsor part or the full amount they are welcome.

Please note our Parish novena begins on the 22nd November. We pray for our families during this novena.

Sunday the 25th is the feast of Christ the King. There will be no mass at 8.30 am and 10.30 am. The adoration is at 5.00 pm followed by the procession and mass.

Kindly collect your passes for the family fiesta from your Community Leaders.

A special request to you all that if you have any new gift that you do not require and would like to share with our Family at the Fiesta, please give it to Sr. Lavitha.

The English Charismatic Prayer Group is conducting a 'Life in the Spirit Seminar' over a spread of 4 Thursdays. The seminar starts this Thursday the 8th Nov. The Konkanni Charismatic invite you to their anniversary celebration on the 12th to 14th November at St. Joseph's Bandra.

Mass Intentions :
Nov 14 Wed 7.00 pm Months mind Mass of Lidwin D'Silva
Nov 16 Fri 7.30 am 1st Death anniv. Mass of John Dias
Nov 18 Sun 7.30 am 1st Death anniv. Mass of Gretta Cutinho



18th November 2018

We have received much more than the amount required for the Lunch (Langar) for the Poor this Sunday. God Bless You.

The Lunch (Langar) prepared by our Sikh brothers will begin at 12 noon and go on till 1.30 pm. We invite you all to this simple fellowship with the poor and with the Sikh Community. The meal will be on our Church Grounds.

Our Parish novena begins on Thursday the 22nd November. The Novena will be conducted by our communities each day at the 7.00 pm mass. We pray specially for our families during this novena.

Sunday the 25th is the feast of Christ the King. There will be no mass at 8.30 am and 10.30 am. Procession from the zones should reach the Church by 4.45 pm. The adoration is at 5.00 pm followed by the procession and mass.

Kindly collect your passes for the Family Fiesta from your Community Leaders.
A special request to you all that if you have any new gift that you do not require and would like to share with our Family at the Fiesta, please give it to Sr. Lavitha.

Mass Intentions :
Nov 24 Sat 7.00 pm Months mind Mass of Annie Vallera
Nov 25 Sun 7.30 am 1st death anniv Mass of Richard D'Souza

The Parish Feast Mass and Jubilee Year will be celebrated by his Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias. The procession for this mass begins at 5.45 pm on our Church Grounds. This is a valid Sunday Mass.

In view of the above, there will be no 7.00 pm mass on Saturday and no 6.30 and 9.30 mass on Sunday. The Sunday evening mass will be at 5.00 pm followed by the Fiesta on our Church Grounds.

We look forward to all of you being there to Celebrate God and each other on this our Jubilee.

Never forget the good deeds of the Lord




25th November 2018

Today - Sunday the 25th is the feast of Christ the King. There will be no mass at 8.30 am and 10.30 am. Procession from the zones should reach the Church by 4.45 pm. The adoration is at 5.00 pm followed by the procession and mass. There will be no parking on the premises from 12 noon.

The novena for our feast has begun and is celebrated by our communities at the 7.00 pm mass.

This Saturday - 1st December is Our Parish Feast Mass and Jubilee Year. The Eucharist will be celebrated by His Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias. The procession for this mass begins at 5.45 pm on our Church Grounds. Pls be in your seats.

The Eucharist will be followed by the release of the Holy Family - Coffee Table Book. A snack and a Short Variety Entertainment on the History of our Church. Don't miss this.
In view of the above, there will be no 7.00 pm mass on Saturday.
There will be no parking on the premises on Saturday the 1st December.

The Family Fiesta is on Sunday the 2nd December 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.

Community Leaders are requested to return all Fiesta Passes to Sr. Lavitha this Sunday for further fiesta arrangements.

The Pre-Baptism Course will be on the 8th of December. Kindly Register with documents.

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.

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 :
Nov 29 Thu 7.30 am Months mind mass of Cecilia Alphonso

Holy Family salutes the Work and Generosity for the Langar on the World Day of the Poor last Sunday. This was really a service straight from the Bible. May the Lord who watches in secret bless you.

I request your prayers for our Jubilee Celebrations on the 1st and 2nd December. May this really be a time to celebrate God and our people