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Announcements : 5th Sunday of Easter - 22nd May 2022

MFC YOUTH is organizing a 3 day 2 night stay camp from 3rd to 5th June at Vinalaya for all YOUTH’S. For further details refer the registration desk outside.

Announcements : 4th Sunday of Easter - 8th May 2022

The youth of our parish will be having a book drive called “The Book Yard”. The Children and youth from 5th std to TY-graduation who want to donate, recycle the  books are called upon to drop them at NYG Room near Infant Jesus Hall on today and tomorrow from 7 pm to 9pm.  

Announcements : 3rd Sunday of Easter - 1st May 2022

1) From now on we are starting the Annual House Blessings. The respective PPC members and Animators will inform you regarding the date and time of your House Blessing.

2) Fr. Roshan Monteiro who served in our parish for more than 2 years is transferred to Bangalore for higher studies. We thank him for his valuable service to the parish and to the respective communities. His service and commitment to the parish were very well appreciated. We will surely miss him. Let us accompany him through our prayers and wish him all the best in his studies.

3) The youth of our parish will be having a book drive called “The Book Yard”. The Children and youth from 5th Std to TY-graduation who want to donate, and recycle the books are called upon to drop them at NYG Room near the Infant Jesus Hall on May 6th, 7th, and 8th, from 7 pm to 9 pm.

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
(CURRENTLY ONLINE TILL FURTHER NOTICE)
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 (CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID)
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