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Announcements 21st April 4th Sunday After Easter 

1.         The 4th Sunday of Easter is called the Good Shepherd Sunday. The Lord is our Shepherd, who lays down his life for us, his sheep. May our hearts rest safely in the bosom of his love.

2.         Those who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2025 are requested to register their names at the Parish Office along with a copy of their Baptism certificate. Anyone who has completed the 10th standard board examination or is above 15 is eligible.

3.         The preparatory novena service for the feast of the Holy Cross on 1st May will be held at the Holy Cross oratory in Matharpacady village from Monday 22nd April 2024, the novena will be held daily at 7.30 pm. All are welcome.

4.         Novenas at the Holy Cross, D'lima Street opposite Bachoowalla building begins on 24th April at 7.45 pm and on Saturday at 8.00 pm. The Feast Day celebration is on 3rd May at 7.45 pm. All are welcome

5.         The Novenas in preparation for the Cross feast at the Rear Helal building began on 24th April at 8 pm sharp. The Feast Mass is celebrated on 3rd May at 8 pm. All are invited.

6.         Vimala Vikas Kendra invites all Parishioners to witness their Exhibition cum Annual Day. This event celebrates VVKs achievements, endeavours, and the impactful projects undertaken throughout the year. This will be on Sunday 21st April 2024 from 11:00 AM onwards (Programme followed by Exhibition stalls) at the Under Croft.

7.          ⁠The Youth of the Parish are organising a 3-day Summer Camp for our Parish  Children From 26th to 28th April.  They have circulated a Google form, requesting parents to register their children.

8.         Take Charge was set up as a project by the St. Joseph Educational & Technical Training Trust and the Archdiocese of Bombay, which aims To instil a passion for excellence in Catholic youth through a formal mentoring process. Since its inception in 2014, the Take Charge program has conducted five mentoring batches, covering close to 600 mentoring relationships. The sixth cohort began in July 2024. For Details Look up the Poster on the Notice Board.

9.         We are planning a Parish Picnic on Sunday 9th of June 2024 to St. Mary's Villa Khandala. The picnic is at a subsidised cost of Rs 500 per head. Your Parish Council members and animators will reach out to you for registrations. The last date to pay and confirm the booking is 30th April. Please avail of the opportunity and enjoy a day together as a Parish Family.

10. The Lenten alms which goes towards the Archdiocesan Seminary is now Rs 94000 in cheques Rs 1,22,220 in cash and Rs 1,38,000 in cheques drawn if Favour of Rosary Church for Lenten Alms. Thus  a total of Rs 3, 54220, /-

10.   The other Collections are as Follows: The Sunday collection on 21st April was Rs 30660/-

The Giving Box is Rs 78320. We thank you for your generosity.



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