29th Sunday In Ordinary Time

20 October 2019

  1. Rosary is being conducted daily in the month of October on Concessao grounds at 6:30pm. Kindly do attend in large numbers.
  2. Hindi Mass will be celebrated tomorrow/today at 4.15pm.
  3. Today is Mission Sunday. The collection at all the Masses this weekend will be sent to the Pontifical Mission Society for the Missions. A box is also kept in the Church for your contributions. Cheques may be given in favor of "Archdiocese of Bombay- Society for the Propagation of Faith”.
  4. This weekend the CSA will be selling various food products and articles made by the Kathkari tribes in the quadrangle. Kindly do patronize.
  5. There will be no children's Mass in the Brothers chapel and no Catechism class from 20th October to 16th November as Sunday School closes for Diwali vacation.
  6. The monthly CCC Class will be held on Monday 21st October from 6.00 pm to 7.00pm in the St. Paul VI Hall. The resource person is Mr. Merwyn Patrao and the topic will be on ‘The Mysteries of Christ’s life’. Please attend in large numbers.
  7. The Novena to St. Jude has begun. The Novena prayers will be recited after the mass in the mornings and before the mass in the evenings. Kindly note on Saturday evening 7.00pm mass, Sunday morning 10.00am mass and evening 7.00pm mass full novena prayers will be recited, while for Saturday 6.00pm mass and the rest of the masses on Sunday the shorter form of Novena prayers will be recited after the post communion prayer. On Tuesday and Wednesday the Novena prayers to St. Anthony and Perpetual Succour will be recited at 5.10 pm respectively, followed by the St. Jude Novena. The solemn St. Jude feast mass will be celebrated on Monday, 28th October at 5.30pm Mass.
  8. The Bible Cell invites you to an Evening Vigil on Saturday, October 26th from 9.00pm to 11.00pm in St. Paul VI Hall. For details please refer to the Banner displayed in the quadrangle.
  9. The monthly session of the IC ACTS will be on 27th October at 11.00am in the St. Paul VI hall. The resource person is Fr. Gerard Rodricks and the topic is ‘Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount’. All are invited.
  10. The Women cell of our parish will be putting up a street play on the topic of violence on 10th November. The cell encourages women of our parish who are keen to showcase their acting skills as well as those who are interested to join the cell to kindly come forward to give your names to the parish office.
  11. There will be no Mass at St. Thomas on Saturdays 26th October and 2nd November.
  12. November 1st is the Feast of ‘All Saints’. November 2nd is ‘All Soul's Day’. A box has been placed in the Church for your Mass Intentions for All Souls. The Masses on All Souls Day will be at 6.30am, 7.00am, 7.30 am and 8.00am in the morning and at 5.00pm, 5.30pm and 6.00pm in the evening. The Blessing of the graves will take place after the 6.00pm Mass. The Sunday obligation Mass will be only at 7.00pm. Also the novena to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception will be recited only at the 7.00pm Mass and not at the other Masses on 2nd November.
  13. On the 2nd of November, All Soul's Day, the PYC and PYAT are setting up a Youth food stall after all Masses. Do patronize the stalls.
  14. Kindly look up the notice board for Youth programs organized by DYC and Vocation Promotion team and also for various programs organized by the Laity Training Center.
  15. Please check the banner in the quadrangle regarding the stalls to be booked for the Parish Novena and the Feast, or contact Jennifer in the Accounts Office.
  16. We regret to inform you that our Parish Priest Fr. Ryan Fernandes expired on 18th October 2019. We pray that he may rest in peace.
  17. The funeral service of Fr Ryan Fernandes will be on Tuesday 22nd October 2019. The details are as follows:
    • 11.30am : Viewing of the mortal remains of Fr. Ryan at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Borivali.
    • 12.00pm : Requiem Mass with the mortal remains at IC. Church
    • 1.30pm : Departure from Borivali with the mortal remains of Fr. Ryan to Sacred Heart Church, Santacruz (West)
    • 3.15pm : Prayer service at Sacred Heart Church
    • 4.00pm Funeral Mass followed by burial at Juhu cemetery.
    For those who would like to go to Sacred Heart church, Santacruz for the funeral Mass of Fr Ryan, Bus is being arranged from IC Church to Sacred Heart church, Santacruz and back. Registrations will be done on Sunday by the Youth from 10.30am to 11.30am and 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the quadrangle. Kindly enlist your name at the counter as enlistment is compulsory for the bus.
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