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Announcements: For the 11th Sunday of the ordinary time, Year B - 16th June 2024

1 (a) Saturday and Sunday Mass timings will be as follows: on Saturday at 5.00 P.M. 6.15 P.M.; On Sunday at 6.45 A.M. Konkani, 8.15 A.M. parish mass at the church; 9.40 A.M. children mass at the church; 9.40 A.M. mass for the adults at the St. Joseph’s Hall; 9.40 A.M. 8th 9th 10th and 11th Standard children mass at the church terrace; 11.15 A.M. and 5.00 P.M. adult mass at the church.

1 (b) All the PPC Members, Area-Coordinators, heads and assistance of the associations, SCC animators are requested to be present at the 8.15 A.M. Mass for the commissioning.

1 (c) Tomorrow/ Today onwards the children will begin/ have begun their Sunday school. Requesting all the parents to take a keen interest in sending their children for the regular Sunday school classes. The children have to be at the gate at 8.00 A.M. Their names will be enrolled in the class itself. Children from Standard 1st till standard 5th will be attending the classes at the Mount Carmel School and the children from Standard 6th till standard 11th will be attending the classes at the Holy Cross Convent School.

The parents of the children from Standard 1st and 2nd will collect their children at Mount Carmel School and will be participating in the mass at the Church mezzanine floor.

1 (d) Those who wish to join the RCIA Classes, are requested to contact the church office during the week or the RCIA training team on coming Saturday at 7.00 P.M. at Little Flower Hall.

1 (e) The re-registration for the parish family ID was conducted for the last few months. And the updating of the parish family ID is in the process. Those who have still not filled the form are requested to complete it by coming One week and submit it at the parish office. If this form is not completed, we are in difficulty to identify the families and reach out to the families at the time of necessity.

2 (a) Fr. Nieldos Santos is available at our Parish Office on 18th June, Tuesday from 10.00 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. to consult about the matters concerned with marriage rectification, name correction or any other matters concerning church document rectification. Kindly enroll yourself for this purpose on 17th June, Monday during the morning church office hours.

3 (a) Children who have completed the 1st Holy Communion and those wish to join the altar service ministry are requested to be present on every Sunday, at the meeting at 3.00 P.M. on the Church Terrace.

3 (b) The auditions for the Children’s Choir for STD 5th -11th will be held tomorrow/ today at 3.00 P.M. in the community hall.  Children who are interested in singing or playing any instruments are requested to be present for the audition. This is an opportunity for all the Children to use their talents for the glory of God. Children or Musicians are requested to prepare 2 hymns for the auditions.

3 (c) St. Joseph Konkani Welfare Association is having its AGM on 30th June at the Church Terrace at 11.45 A.M. The agenda copies are available to the members at the Stall and with the President.

4 (a) Coming Saturday, the church cleaning will be done by Ave Maria Community.

5 (a) The SCC activities will start from this month. PPC members are requested to conduct the core group meetings and the animators are requested to conduct the cluster meetings. Every family has to participate in the cluster meeting. The 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation candidates are requested to be present for the vigil services. The best cluster and the community will be awarded during the SCC day celebration.

6 (a) The Holy Trinity Community will have the thanksgiving mass on Coming Saturday at 6.15 P.M. and followed by the get-together at the church terrace.

7 (a) All the PCOA group heads or the assistant head is requested to meet on coming Sunday at 6.00 P.M. at the Little Flower hall. Attendance is compulsory.

8 (a) Coming Sunday there will be a Gujarathi mass at 11.30 A.M. at the Little Flower hall.

Parish Priest: Fr. Lawrence D Cunha OCD
St. Joseph Church Mira Road (E)

Announcements: For the 10th Sunday of the ordinary time, Year B - 9th June 2024.

1 (a) We welcome Fr. Ivo Dias to our parish. He has served in this parish earlier. We are waiting for his appointment as an assistant priest.

1 (b) Today, we will be having the second collection by the SVP unit of our parish. This collection is meant for the purpose of education of the poor.

1 (c) From tomorrow/ today onwards we will be resuming the Altar servers meeting. All the Altar servers are requested to be present for the meeting at 3.00 P.M. on the Church Terrace. Requesting the parents to encourage your children to join the Altar servers association.

1 (d) The St. Joseph Parish Bible Cell Classes is organizing a 2 years Old Testament and New Testament Bible Course. This course will be held on every 1st 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month at the Mount Carmel School, from 9.30 A.M. to 12.00 Noon. Kindly register your names outside at the Bible cell desk.

1 (e) Those who wish to join the RCIA Classes, are requested to contact the church office during the week or the RCIA training team on coming Saturday at 7.00 P.M. at Little Flower Hall.

2 (a) St. Anthony’s feast is on 13th June, Thursday. The St. Anthony’s Community is celebrating their thanks giving mass at 6.30 P.M.

3 (a) 15th June, Saturday 7.15 P.M. is the 1st PPC Meeting at the Little Flower Hall. Attendance is compulsory.

3 (b) Coming Sunday, all PPC Members, Area-Coordinators, heads and assistance of the associations, SCC animators will have a commissioning during the 8.15 A.M. Mass. Attendance is compulsory.

4 (a) 15th June onwards, Saturday and Sunday Mass timings will be as follows: on Saturday at 5.00 P.M. 6.15 P.M.; On Sunday at 6.45 A.M. Konkani, 8.15 A.M. parish mass at the church; 9.40 A.M. children mass at the church; 9.40 A.M. mass for the adults at the St. Joseph’s Hall; 9.40 A.M. 8th 9th 10th and 11th Standard children mass at the church terrace; 11.15 A.M. and 5.00 P.M. adult mass at the church.

5 (a) 16th June, Sunday onwards the children will begin their Sunday school. Requesting all the parents to take a keen interest in sending their children for the regular Sunday school classes. The children have to be at the gate at 8.00 A.M. Their names will be enrolled in the class itself. Children from Standard 1st till standard 5th will be attending at the Mount Carmel School and the children from Standard 6th till standard 11th will be attending at the Holy Cross Convent School.

The parents of the children from Standard 1st and 2nd will collect their children at Mount Carmel School and will be participating in the mass at the Church mezzanine floor.

The 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation will be sent you on the Cluster group. Kindly fill in the online from.

6 (a) 16th June, Sunday, at 5.00 P.M, Marathi Mass on the Church Terrace.

7 (a) The auditions for the Children’s Choir for STD 5th -11th will be held on 16th June Sunday at 3.00 P.M. in the community hall. Children who are interested in singing or playing any instruments are requested to be present for the audition. This is an opportunity for all the Children to use their talents for the glory of God. Children or Musicians are requested to prepare 2 hymns for the auditions.

8 (a) The First PYC meeting of the new academic year will be held tomorrow/ today 11.00 A.M. at the Church Terrace. Elections for the new office bearers also will be conducted during the meeting. All the NYG leaders and assistant leaders are requested to be present. Attendance is compulsory.

9 (a) St. Joseph Konkani Welfare Association is organising Talent Contest in Konkani for the parishioners of Mira Road on 14th July 2024. The entry forms are available in the church stall. 5th July is the last date for the entry.

10 (a) We thank Srs. Kochurani and Shoba, from the Sisters of Charity of St. Anne as they have been transferred to Tamil Nadu and Keral respectively. We thank them for the service at our Parish.

 Parish Priest: Fr. Lawrence D Cunha OCD
St. Joseph Church Mira Road (E)

Announcements: For the 9th Sunday of the ordinary time, Year B - 2nd June 2024.

1 (a) Wishing you all a happy feast of Most Holy Body and Blood of the Our Lord Jesus Christ. May the Eucharistic Jesus revive each of the parishioner with the zeal to participate in the mass and nourish us with his body and blood to be like him.

2 (a) We congratulate and praise God for Mount Carmel School, Holy Cross Convent School and all those schools who have secured 100% results in 10 Standard.

3.(a) St. Anthony’s novena will begin from the 4th June, Tuesday onwards.

4 (a) On 7th June, Friday we are celebrating the Feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Sacred Heart of Jesus community celebrates their thanks giving mass at 6.30 P.M. There will be a Hindi Retreat on coming Friday from 9.00 A.M. to 3.30 P.M. There will be an adoration after the 6.30 P.M. Mass.

5 (a) On 8th June, Saturday, we are celebrating the Feast of Immaculate Heart of Mary. St. Peter’s community celebrates their thanksgiving mass at 5.00 P.M. and the St. John the Baptist Community Celebrates their thanksgiving mass at 6.15 P.M.

6 (a) On 8th June Saturday we will be collecting the Old cloth at the church Hall Balcony. These cloths will be sent to those who are in need of them. The old books and the statues which you wish to discard can be brought on 8th June Saturday and place them besides the St. Anthony’s image. Kindly do not bring the glass material.

7 (a) The Tamil Mass will be held on coming Sunday at 6.15 P.M.

8 (a) The Sunday School will reopen on 16th June at 8.00 A.M. and the link for the 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation will be sent you on the Cluster group. Kindly fill in the online from.

9 (a) The auditions for the Children’s Choir for STD 5th -11th will be held on 16th June Sunday at 3.00 P.M. in the community hall. Children who are interested in singing or playing any instruments are requested to be present for the audition. This is an opportunity for all the Children to use their talents for the glory of God. Children/ Musicians are requested to prepare 2 hymns for the auditions.

10 (a) All those who have completed 10th standard are requested to join the NYG groups. Kindly contact the youth animators or NYG leaders for the same. Even other Youth up to the age of 25 but are not part of the NYG are also requested to join the NYG groups and involve themselves in NYG meetings and youth activities.

11 (a) From 9th June onwards that is from next Sunday onwards we will be resuming the Altar servers meeting. All the Altar servers are requested to be present for the meeting at 3.00 P.M. on the Church Terrace. Those who would like to join the Altar servers association are also requested to be present for this first meeting.

12 (a) The First PYC meeting of the new academic year will be held on 9th June that is next Sunday at 11.00 A.M. at the Church Terrace. Elections for the new office bearers also will be conducted during the meeting. All the NYG leaders and assistant leaders are requested to be present. Attendance is compulsory.

13 (a) Students who want to seek admission for STD. XI in Minority Quota and Inhouse Quota at Our Lady of Nazareth High School and Jr. College in Commerce stream for the Academic Year 2024-25 are requested to collect STD XI Admission Form on Monday 3rd June 2024 at 09.00 A.M. from the College office.

14 (a) We are grateful to the service of Fr. Walter D Souza who has served our Parish for the last Seven Years. The provincial administration has transferred him to Mangalore, Carmel Hill. We acknowledge his service to the SCC zone and the parish and his spiritual ministry in the parish like celebrating mass, administering the sacraments of confession and anointing of the sick. We also thank him for the various ministries he has handled during his past seven years here. He will be celebrating the thanksgiving mass tomorrow at 8.15 A.M. He will be leaving Mira Road on 7th June. Those who wish to meet him can do so during these days. You will always be welcome to our parish. Thank you Father for your service.

15 (a) The Helpers of Jesus Sister Noviciate has been shifted to Malad. We are grateful to their service at our Parish.

16 (a) Sr. Wilma, from the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross has been transferred to Mundugodu. We thank you for you service at our Parish.

SOP Guidelines

1. Daily mass at 6:15 AM and Sunday mass at 7.00 AM (Konkani) & 8:15 AM will also be live telecasted on YouTube.

2. Kindly Cooperate with the Ushers.

3. Kindly attend the mass allotted to your respective zone only.

4. Wearing of the mask, Sanitization at the entrance & checking of temperature is mandatory. (you are advised to carry your own sanitizers)
 
5. Social distancing while entering the church, in the church and while moving out of the church is compulsory.
 
6. Those who come as a family can sit together occupying one pew and those who attend individually are to occupy the lobby.
 
7. After receiving Holy Communion you are to exit the Church premises.
 
8. Touching or kissing of any statues or frames in the church is strictly prohibited.
 
9. Sick and those exhibiting symptoms of flu are requested not to attend the services.
 
10. Due to safety measures collection boxes will not be passed during the Mass. You can drop your contribution in the box placed at the entrance doors.
 
11. Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of the mass and has to be received only in hand. (kindly do not take home)
 
12. After the services no one is permitted to gather in the church premises.
Other Services - Timings

Daily Novenas (Prayed after 6.15 am Live Mass on YouTube)
Monday: St. Joseph
Tuesday: St. Anthony
Wednesday: Our Lady of Perpetual Succor
Thursday: Infant Jesus
Friday: Chaplet and Litany of Divine Mercy
Saturday: Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Nuptial Mass
Weekdays: 4:00 pm
Saturdays: 4:00 pm
Sundays: 3:30 pm & 6.15pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation: (Confession)
Monday to Friday:
5:45 pm to 5:55 pm/6.45 pm to 6.55 pm
Saturday: 5:30 pm to 5:55 pm

Sacrament of Baptism
– The Sacrament of Baptism is administered on all Saturdays of the month during the 7:15 pm Mass & Sundays of the month during the 11:00 am Mass.
– Parents must attend the Pre-Baptism course. Contact Parish Office for further details.

Sacrament of Matrimony
Couples should make arrangements with the Parish Priest and must attend the Marriage Preparation Course Six (6) months before the wedding day.

Special Administering of Sacraments (Anointing of the sick & Holy Eucharist)

– Please contact the Parish Office to make arrangements if any of our Parishioners is being admitted to the hospital or is homebound, and, would like to receive the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and Holy Communion.
– If a Parishioner is unable to come to church and would like to receive Communion at home, please notify the Animator / Parish Office.
– The Eucharistic Ministers will administer Holy Communion to the Sick & Aged. In case the Parishioner wishes to make the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), the Clergy will administer Holy Communion.

House Blessings
– Please contact the Parish Office to make arrangements for House Blessing for new Parishioners.
– On the appointed day, a member of the family should meet the priest in the Parish Office/ Church and accompany him to avoid delay in locating the house for blessing.
– Community Visits on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Adoration
– Every Friday from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm (Conducted by Priests)
– The Adoration Chapel is currently closed due to Covid.
– Adoration by the SCCs Every Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in the Chapel of Our Lady of Velankanni (below Infant Jesus Shrine) (CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID)

Charismatic Prayer Service (CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID)
Monday: Hindi -7.30pm to 9.30pm
Wednesday: Konkani 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Thursday: English 7.30pm to 9.00pm

Sunday School (Catechism) 8.15am to 9.15am
Std 1st – 5th (in Anubhav)
Std 6th – 11th [Confirmation] (in Holy Cross Convent School)

Secular Carmel (OCDS)
Meetings on every Thursday 7.30pm to 8.30 pm at Anubhav.

Full day Retreat 
Full day retreat in Hindi on 1st Friday on all months 9.30am-4.00pm.

Counselling
On Request at Anubhav (Contact Noreen Dsouza – 9892812973)

Other Activities (CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID)
Free Medical consultancy by Dr. Anthony Rodrigues (Every Thursday 10am to 12pm)
Free Legal Advice by John D’Mello (Every Monday 5.00pm to 7.00pm)
Spiritual Counselling By Bro. Rajan (Every Wednesday 10.00am to 12.30pm.

Adoration Chapel
– The Chapel is open from 5:30am to 10:00pm. (CURRENTLY CLOSED TILL FURTHER NOTICE)
– Strict silence to be maintained in the Chapel.
– Adequate copies of the Bible are available.

Perpetual Adoration (CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID)
– Adoration will be conducted by the SCCs Every Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in the Chapel of Our Lady of Velankanni (below Infant Jesus Shrine) thereafter the same community will join for the 7pm mass and the community intentions will be lifted up during the adoration.

– The List for the Day will be displayed on the Parish Notice Board by the last week of each month, to make necessary arrangement by the respective SCCs, Associations & Cells to conduct the service