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Announcements 31st March 2024 Easter Sunday

1.     Out of darkness and suffering comes the greatest triumph of all time, the resurrection of our Saviour Jesus Christ. As we celebrate the resurrected Christ, we are called to share this good news with all we come in contact with. On Behalf of the Parish Fathers and Sisters, we wish you all a very Happy Easter. The Peace and Joy of the Risen Lord be with you all. Please convey our wishes to the Sick and House Bound.

2.      We would like to place on record our gratitude to all who came forward to make The Holy Triduum a spiritual experience. Our thanks go out to Vilbert and the Choir for the wonderful singing that enhanced the liturgy. To the Altar servers for always being available to serve at the Lord's Table. To the Lectors for their voluntary service of proclaiming God’s word and the Eucharistic minister for always being available throughout the year to take the Eucharistic Lord to the Sick and Housebound. We Thank the sisters of Charity of Nazareth, for being so involved in all Pastoral activities. We thank our Sacristy Rosario, Joe and David for all the work they do in the Church and for always being willing to go out of their way to assist Parishioners in every way possible. Our Thanks also go out to the Ushers and the volunteers who were part of the Paso service. Our gratitude also goes out to Das, Augustine and Sabastian our Church workers who spare no efforts in ensuring that the Church and the surroundings are always ready for our services.  A big thank you to Fr. Merwyn, the sisters and Freda for the flower arrangements and altar decor. A big thank you to the Parish council members and the animators of the community for always being available and for being our Link with the Parishioners of Rosary Church. Our gratitude also to the police and the civil authorities for giving all the required permission to have our service. A Special thanks to the Parish team of Fr Shavito, Fr. Merwyn and the Blessed Sacrament Fathers, it is a joy working with this priest team who are always willing to be available to the Parish Community. And finally, to you our dear Parishioners for all the encouragement, support and love you keep bestowing upon us. We all feel privileged to be part of the Rosarian family.

3.     Blessings of Home will begin on Monday 1st April. After the evening Mass. The Zones would need to decide on a commonplace to say the Prayers for the House Blessing. The schedule is as follows:

a.     1st April Monday Zone 6,

b.     2nd April Tuesday Zone 5,

c.      Wednesday 3rd April Zone 4,

d.     Thursday 4th April Zone 3,

e.     Friday 5th April Zone 2,

f.       Monday 8th April Zone 1

4.      The communities will animate the divine mercy Novenas from Monday 1st to Saturday 6th  April. The Novena will be at 6:30 and animated by Zones in order, starting with Zone 1 and ending with Zone 6.

5.      We request the Parish Council members to coordinate with the Parish Office to collect the Prayer cards and water bottles for each of the Zones and communities. The blessing starts in the community at 8 Pm and after the common prayer, the priest will go from house to house to bless the families. We request the animators to kindly accompany the priest.

6.     The Lenten Alms collected this year have been earmarked for St Pius X College, Goregaon – the Archdiocesan Seminary of Bombay and go towards the formation of Priests. Please put your contributions and drop them in the box kept in front of the Altar. If you wish to give a cheque you may do so in the name of the Archdiocese of Bombay.

7.     We thank you for your generosity towards the hamper for the parish.

8.     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 the age of 15 is eligible. The last date for registering your names with your baptism Certificate is submitting the same is 2nd June 2024. Classes will commence from 16th June 2024.

9.     Vimala Vikas Kendra seeks student volunteers who have finished their board and semester exams to help out in their activities. Interested students can contact Sr. Florina by the 10th of April.

10.   The  Palm Sunday collection was Rs 41810/- We thank you for your generosity.

11. To ensure all Names are registered on the Electoral List for the upcoming Elections on 20th May, Members of BCS have organised a Help Desk on Saturday 6th April after the 7 pm evening mass and  Sunday 7th April after the 8.30 am & 10 am. This desk is to help parishioners check, on their  Voter ID Card registration and also to assist in checking if names appear in the Voter's List. Kindly avail of these facilities.



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