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Announcements December 24th 4th  Sunday of Advent

  1. Today is the 4th  Sunday of Advent,  the reading of today calls us to Approach God with a receptive heart, embodying the Advent spirit by listening, trusting, and responding to his will.

  2. Every year, the Archdiocese of Bombay, through the Centre of Social Action (CSA), initiates the Advent Campaign Against Hunger and Disease (CAHAD) to support its various activities. The theme for this year is 'Paving the Way for Holistic Community Growth'. Through the People-Led Development (PLD) project, CSA reaches out to different groups and communities. We will be providing you with envelopes through your parish council members. Please do make your contribution and drop it in the boxes placed in the church.

  3. The Christmas Program Schedule and Masses are as follows: On 24th December Christmas Eve: 10:00 pm Carol Singing followed by Christmas Eve Service. Monday, 25th Dec -07:00am - Mass in Konkani 8:30 am - Mass in English. 10:00 am - Mass in English. There will be No Evening mass. Do join us for coffee and cake after the mass.

  4. On the 28th of December the feast of the Holy Innocence, we will have the Sunday school Christmas Party, followed by the Eucharist at 7 pm. We will have the blessing of the Children at this mass. 

  5. Sunday, 31st Dec -Morning masses will be at 7:00 am, 8:30 am and 10:00 am. There will be no Evening mass. 10:00 pm Holy Hour Followed by New Year’s Eve Service

  6. Monday, 1st Jan – mass at 7:00 am and 9 am in English and 7:00 pm - Mass in English.

  7. We invite families to prepare cribs in your homes, this year for the Crib Contest we have chosen the theme: “Welcome the Prince of Peace” Please submit your entries to the Parish office. We will inform you when the judges will come around to see your cribs.

  8. We want to give a festive hamper on Christmas to our less fortunate Brothers and sisters. If any of our Parishioners wishes to sponsor a hamper contact one of the Parish Fathers. We need to make 50 such hampers and meals and the approximate cost is Rs 1500/- each. If you wish to recommend any person or family to receive a hamper, please inform your Parish Council member or one of the Parish Fathers. Today Sunday 24th is the Last Day

  9. We encourage our parishioners to make their regular contributions to the Community Maintenance fund. These contributions enable us to assist students to pay fees, provide medical assistance and sustain the project of the poor to the needy. 

  10. There will be no Sunday school on 24th and 31st December, Sunday school reopens on 7th Jan 2024.

  11. The collection on Sunday, December 17th was Rs. 32050/ and the first Holy Communion amount was Rs 7500/-. We thank you for your generosity.


 

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