Today, being Mission Sunday, there will be a Second Collection after the communion which will be sent to Rome for the support of Mission. The religious congregations working in our parish will put up banners and help desk expressing their missionary life and work and in order to support the missionary cause of the Church, our Sunday School Children have prepared Greeting Cards, Food Stuffs and other Sponsored Items. They will all be kept at the help desk. Please patronize and support the mission.
The 8.45 AM Mass next Sunday, will be organized by the Youth of Area - 4.
The PAC meeting will be held on 25th October, 2018, in the Mini Hall at 7:45 pm. All the Heads of Cells and Associations are requested to attend the same. If anyone is unable to attend, kindly send your representatives to attend the meeting.
PPC Member or SCC Animators of your community will approach you with the Family Meal Coupons for the forthcoming Parish Day Function on November 10 & 11. Kindly participate in this great event of our Parish. You can also approach your PPC member in case he/she could not get in touch with you. The last date to obtain the coupons from your PPC member is November 6, 2018.
The Health Cell of our parish is organizing an Awareness Talk on Divine Health Seminar by Fr. Victor, Fr. Robin and Dr. Franklin at the Community Centre tomorrow/today (Sunday), 21st October after 5.30 pm Mass at Community Centre. It's open to all the parishioners. The seminar will highlight 3 major root causes for chronic diseases, such as: Cancer, heart Diseases, Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders, Infertility etc. and how to maintain the Blood PH level through the intake of Natural substances. Please note: the talk which was scheduled for 11 am has been shifted to 6.30 pm onwards. Kindly attend in large numbers.
Couples for Christ is organizing the next Kids for Christ monthly gathering on Saturday, October 27th, from 5 to 6.30 pm, in Room No 3. Urging all parents to kindly send your school going children to attend and become friends with Jesus.
Parishioners who would like to offer masses for the souls of your departed, on All Souls Day can drop your Mass Intentions with mass stipend in the box kept in the Church marked 'All Souls Day Mass Intentions'.
The Pre-Baptismal Catechism is compulsory for all those parents desiring Baptism for their child. The course will commence on 4th November, 2018. For registration kindly contact the parish office with a copy of the marriage certificate.
The Bible Cell of our Parish will be conducting VACATION BIBLE JOY program for children of our Parish from Std I - Std IX, from 13th - 17th Nov 2018. The registration forms will be given to children at the Sunday School. Kindly fill in the forms for your children and submit the same to the Catechist or at the Parish office. Kindly encourage your children to join this fun filled Bible Program.
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.