The 8.45 AM Mass next Sunday, will be organized by, Jeevan Jyoti, Community - 11.
Envelops for your contribution towards the campaign against Hunger and Disease, received from the Archbishop's House are kept at the entrance of the Church. You may contribute only in Cheques and drop in the box marked 'Centre for Social Action'. Special appeal made to all children and youth to make a sacrifice during the advent season and save part of their pocket money to contribute for this cause. Regarding Annual Advent Campaign against Hunger and Disease, kindly see the Official message of Oswald Cardinal Gracias, and the poster on the notice board.
Grab your winter sweaters and Santa Caps as the youth of Sacred Heart parish presents to you 'The Polar Express' a magical journey: full of fun, laughter and excitement. An evening loaded with exciting games, secret rooms, fancy dress competition for all age groups, cafeteria with delicious delicacies and many more Christmas surprises to be held on the 15th of December, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on our parish grounds. To participate in the Secret Room and Fancy Dress competitions visit the help desk to register. Participate in as many games as you can as there are exciting prizes to be won! Kindly note in view of this event the Saturday evening Mass on 15th December 2018 will be at 6pm.
On 16th December, there will be a Christmas Party for the Sunday school children. This will begin with the Eucharistic Celebration at 8.45 a.m. in the Community Centre. Hence the 10 a.m. Mass for adults on that day will be in the Church.
Priests will be available for Confessions from Monday to Wednesday, 17th, 18th and 19th December, from 7 am - 9 am in the morning and in the evening from 6 pm to 9 pm. Kindly note there will be no confessions during the Eucharistic celebration.
The Health cell of our Parish is organizing A Complete Body Pathology Camp at a flat 50% discounted rate on Sunday 16th, Dec. between 8.30am to 10.30 am. Following Tests will be done: Complete Blood Counts, Blood sugar, liver tests, kidney tests, Thyroid test, ECG, etc. Kindly register with Rs. 50 as registration charges. For more details see the Notice Board.
Dear Parishioners, the SVP of our parish requests you to kindly put in your contribution - cash or cheque drawn in favour of 'Conference of Holy Spirit' in an envelope and drop it in the box marked 'SVP Christmas Out-Reach'.
Canossa Pre-Primary School Application Forms for Jr. KG for the academic year 2018-19 will be made available ONLINE from 4th of January 2019 at 11 a.m. and will remain open until the 22nd of January, 2019 at 5 pm. No application forms will be accepted after this date. For more details please see the notice board.
Our Parish Bulletin - 'Heart to Heart' serves as a means of communication within the parish, helping to announce the events and to report about the various undertakings in the Parish; it is also a testimony of God's wonderful deeds amongst us in our parish through the workings of its various cells / groups / associations / communities. Besides circulation within our parish (one copy per family), the bulletin is also sent to the Dean, Bishop etc as reports. Spiced with humour, information to good health, interviews with leaders within the Parish, message from the Parish Priest, articles for spiritual growth, and a corner for the children, the Heart to Heart is published four times in a year, viz. during the Easter, Feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Feast of Nativity of our Lady and Christmas. Each issue focuses on a theme. The editorial team works within a scheduled timeframe and also takes into consideration the economics of publishing the bulletin. You are welcome to send your suggestions to improve the quality of the Heart to Heart.
My Dear Parishioners,
Greetings to you all in the name of Jesus!
When we celebrate birthdays, we celebrate the gift of life that God has bestowed upon each one of us. Just as we thank God for giving us life and our friends, we should also take the opportunity to celebrate Jesus’ gift of His mother to us, by honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary on her birthday, September 8.
Here are few of my ideas to remember and commemorate the birthday of our Blessed Mother :
Firstly, have a special birthday celebration: Mary’s birthday is a special day to celebrate, because without her and her willingness to serve God, salvation history would have taken a very different turn. The best gift that you and I can give the Blessed Mother on her birthday is our devotion to Jesus and our willingness to serve God. Make a spiritual bouquet card, offering up our prayers and sacrifices in honor of the Blessed Mother’s intentions.
Secondly, celebrate with the Rosary: There are many instances in our lives when we can say ‘yes’ to God on a daily basis, just as Mary did. Another way to honor Mary on her birthday and ask for her help in always saying ‘yes’ to God, is to recite the Rosary - her favorite prayer. You can choose to say one decade or one mystery of the Rosary, but remember that all 20 decades and four mysteries tell the story of salvation. Pray for Mary’s intercession in ending any form of threats to life. Without heavenly assistance, we cannot hope to win the fight for life, in our country or anywhere in the world. Celebrating birthdays is a special way to remind ourselves that life is precious and deserves utmost respect and dignity.