6th Sunday in Ordinary time - 12th February 2017
1. Ash Wednesday Mass Timings
1st March is Ash Wednesday, a day of fast and abstinence and beginning of the Lenten Season. The Mass timings are :
English : Morning 5.45, 7 & 8 am, Evening: 5.30pm & 7pm
Malayalam : 8.15 pm in the Church
Tagalog : 8.15 pm in Parish Hall
Syro-Malabar: 8.15 pm in the Church on 27th February, Monday
2. Lenten season
• With Ash Wednesday, we enter into the Lenten season. During this time we omit “Alleluia” and “Gloria”; please do not bring flowers to place on the Altar/ Sanctuary. Instead, you can make your love offering for the poor and needy.
• Fast & Abstinence is prescribed for Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, for the age group 21 to 60. As a general rule, abstinence is prescribed every Wednesday in Lent, applicable to 14 years and above.
• Kindly bring the blessed palms and hand over to the Sacristy/Parish office
The Flyers of Lenten Schedule are available at the Church premises. The same is displayed on the church noticeboard.
3. A Spiritual Talk
A spiritual talk by Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, the daughter of St. Gianna, will be held on Monday 27th February at 7.45 PM at Parish Hall. All parishioners are cordially invited for the same.
4. Special Holy Mass for 10th & 12th Grade Students
As already announced, the Holy Mass on Thursday 2nd of March at 7 PM will be dedicated for 10th and 12th grade students who prepare for the Board Exams. We request all parents along with their children to attend this special Mass.
5. Marriage Preparation Course in English
Marriage Preparation Course in English will be held on Friday 10th March, 2017 from 7.30 am to 04.30pm at St. Francis of Assisi Chapel. March 9th is the last day for registration.
6. ADULT CONFIRMATION
Parishioners please note that the Sacrament Confirmation is mandatory for Sacrament of Marriage. Therefor the Adults who have not received the sacrament of confirmation can register with the catechism office. Registrations will be accepted on Friday and Saturday mornings 08.30 am to 12 Noon and Sunday evening 05pm to 08pm. The new batch begins on the 3rd of March 2017.
7. Builders of the Church in Arabia
Our vicariate celebrates the Centenary of the Presence of the Capuchins from Tuscany Province, who built up the vicariate to the present stature since 1917. The Solemn Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated on Monday 20th March at 7:00 pm at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Abu Dhabi. Kindly take your copy of the prayer card after the mass and please pray for the Vicariate.