Announcements

Sunday-Saturday, December 04, 2022 – December 10, 2022

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
2nd Sunday of Advent
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. 8th December the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the blessed Virgin Mary.

2. We wish to thank all the volunteers and the parishioners who participated in the veneration of Blessed Carlo Acutis.

3. Children from our parish studying in grade 3 and Std. 3 will have to register for the Sacrament of First Holy Eucharistic and Reconciliation. Kindly collect the registration form from the church office and submit it duly filled with the necessary documents by 11th December,2022. Kindly bring the family yellow card when you come for registration. Please note the classes will start in January,2023. Those children who have completed Std.4 and have not received first holy communion are also requested to register.

4. Centre for Social Action has an appeal to the parishioners for Advent Campaign against Hunger and Disease. This year the cause is for poor children education and up liftment. A request official from His Eminence Cardinal Oswald Gracias is posted on the notice board. The envelopes for the same will be handed over to you by your unit co-ordinators. Kindly drop the envelope in the collection box. Please be generous.

5. The youth of our parish are organizing a Inter Community football tournament for males and a throw ball tournament for the females (today) 4th December,2022 on the school grounds. Please come and cheer the teams.

6. Sunday School children will be going for a visit to Home for the aged at Gokuldham, (today) 4th December,2022. Kindly pray for them. They will be leaving by 3.45 pm and will be back by 6.00 pm. Parents are requested to kindly drop their children at the school entrance and pick them up at 6.00 pm.

7. Parish Pastoral Council meeting on Wednesday, 7th December ,2022. Members are requested to be present.

8. SVP members will have a collection on 10th and 11th December after every Mass.

9. We wish to thank Bombay Catholic Sabha members and Prayer group for their successful service.

10. Sneha Sagar Society Sisters, Malwani will be having a stall of food products on 10th and 11th December, 2022 in the porch. The proceeds will be utilized for the maintenance of orphan children. Please be generous.

11. The Parish fathers thank you for last Sunday’s collections which amounted to Rs. 35,006/-

Sunday-Saturday, November 27, 2022 – December 03, 2022

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
1st Sunday of Advent
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. 30th November the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle. 3rd December the Solemnity of St. Francis Xavier, the patron of the Archdiocese of Bombay.

2. Today we begin the Season of Advent, a time of preparation for Christmas, a time of joyful and spiritual expectation for the coming of the Lord.

3. We wish to thank the Unit Co-ordinators and all our parishioners who took part in the Eucharistic Adoration and in SCC Rally on 20th November,2022. A special thanks goes to the Rally planning committee.

4. Bombay Catholic Sabha has organized Dental Check up for all age group (today) 27th November from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon at school Basement. Kindly avail of this opportunity.

5. The Catholic Charismatic Renewal North Zone has organized Zonal Outreach of praise and worship, Eucharistic adoration and preaching (today) 27th November from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm in our church. All are invited.

6. On 3rd December, the feast of St. Francis Xavier , there will be Konkani Mass at 5.30 pm in the church. This Mass is not Sunday obligation . All are invited.

7. Fr. Nelson will be visiting Raipada families during this week.

8. There will be half an hour Adoration on 1st December (first Friday) at 6.30 pm conducted by the parish Famaily Cell.

9. Blessed Carlo Acutis Relic will be brought to our Church on 29th November around 6.00 pm and will remain till 1st December evening. Parishioners are requested to assemble near St. Thomas High School entrance for a short procession to the Church. The prayer service to be conducted by the units and Associations. The list is posted on the notice board and in the PPC group. Kindly come in large numbers and receive grace from the Lord.

10. Children from our parish studying in grade 3 and Std. 3 will have to register for the Sacrament of First Holy Eucharistic and Reconciliation. Kindly collect the registration form from the church office and submit it duly filled with the necessary documents by 11th December,2022. Kindly bring the family yellow card when you come for registration. Please note the classes will start in January,2023. Those children who have completed Std.4 and have not received first holy communion are also requested to register.

11. Centre for Social Action has an appeal to the parishioners for Advent Campaign against Hunger and Disease. This year the cause is for poor children education and up liftment. A request official from His Eminence Cardinal Oswald Gracias is posted on the notice board. The envelopes for the same will be handed over to you by your unit co-ordinators. Kindly drop the envelope in the collection box, Please be generous. Thank you.

12. Our Lady of Remedy Church, Poinsur is organizing “Parousia” an evening of Gospel Music by the Internationally Renowned Band ‘By Grace’ on 4th December,2022 from 6.30 pm onwards. Entry is free for all.

13. The Stop-Gaps Cultural Academy is presenting the festival of Festive Music 2022 at the Tata Theatre on Saturday, 10th December and Sunday 11th December at the Tata Theatre, Nariman Point, Mumbai. For further details please see the Poster on the notice board.

14. The Family Cell of St. John Bosco, Borivli (West) is organizing a programme for Catholic spinsters and bachelors of marriageable age called “LILAC” on Sunday, 4th December,2022 from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. Please check the notice board for further details.

15. The youth of our parish are organizing a Inter Community football tournament for males and a throw ball tournament for the females on 4th December,2022 on the school grounds. Requesting all communities to participate. For more details refer to the Registration forms available at the Book stall.

16. The Parish fathers thank you for the last Sunday’s collections which amounted to Rs. 26,816/-

Sunday-Saturday, November 20, 2022 – November 26, 2022

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
34th Sunday of the Ordinary Time
Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King of the Universe
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. We are celebrating the feast of Christ the King . There will be community-wise half hour adorations held in the church from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm. The schedule is posted on the notice board. Kindly come in large numbers and attend the Adoration.

2. SCC Rally will be held (today), 20th November in the evening from 5.30 pm onwards on the school grounds. Families are requested to block this date and take part in the rally in large numbers. For more information please contact your unit coordinator. Kindly note that there will be no evening Mass (today) , 20th November, 2022.

3. 21st November the memorial of the presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, . 22nd November, the memorial of St. Cecilia.

4. St. Thomas High School is celebrating Platinum Jubilee (75 years) on 9th and 10th of December from 6.00 pm onwards on the school ground. Kindly pray for the success of the jubilee celebration.

5. Bombay Catholic Sabha has organized Dental Check up for all age group on Sunday, 27th November from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon at school Basement. Kindly avail of this opportunity.

6. The Catholic Charismatic Renewal North Zone has organized Zonal Outreach of praise and worship, Eucharistic adoration and preaching on 27th November from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm in our church. All are invited.

7. On 3rd December, the feast of St. Francis Xavier , there will be Konkani Mass at 5.30 pm in the church. This Mass is not Sunday obligation . All are invited.

8. We thank Fr. Leslie and the Sunday School teachers for organizing telegames for the children.

9. Our Lady of Remedy Church, Poinsur is organizing “Parousia” an evening of Gospel Music by the Internationally Renowned Band ‘By Grace’ on 4th December,2022 from 6.30 pm onwards. Entry is free for all.

10. The Stop-Gaps Cultural Academy is presenting the festival of Festive Music 2022 at the Tata Theatre on Saturday, 10th December and Sunday 11th December at the Tata Theatre, Nariman Point, Mumbai. For further details please see the Poster on the notice board.

11. The Family Cell of St. John Bosco, Borivli (West) is organizing a programme for Catholic spinsters and bachelors of marriageable age called “LILAC” on Sunday, 4th December,2022 from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. Please check the notice board for further details.

12. Citizen Credit Co-operative Bank Ltd., offers career opportunities in the Banking Industry and invites applications from aspirants to join the team. For details visit the website www.citizencreditbank.com

13. The Parish fathers thank you for the following collections :-
Last Sunday ………… .. Rs. 27,547.00
Grotto Collection……….. Rs. 28,833.00
SVP ……………………. Rs. 13,290.00

Sunday-Saturday, November 13, 2022 – November 19, 2022

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
33rd Sunday of the Ordinary Time
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Sunday school resumes on 13th November at 8.15 a.m. Telegames have been organized for all the Sunday School children on 13th November from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm . All the children are requested to assemble in the school quadrangle by 3.45 pm. Children kindly be on time.

2. Christ the King feast will be celebrated on 20th November. Community-wise half hour adorations will be held in the church from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm. The schedule is posted on the notice board. SCC Rally will also be held on the same day, i.e 20th November in the evening from 5.30 pm onwards on the school grounds. Families are requested to block this date and take part in the rally in large numbers. For more information please contact your unit coordinator. Kindly note that there will be no evening Mass on 20th November, 2022.

3. SVP will have a collection on 12th and 13th November after every Mass.

4. St. Thomas High School is celebrating Platinum Jubilee (75 years) on 9th and 10th of December from 6.00 pm onwards on the school ground. Kindly pray for the success of the jubilee celebration.

5. All those wishing to prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage have to attend the Marriage Preparation Course six months before the date of marriage. Also those who are engaged and have not decided the date of marriage can attend the Engaged Encounter Course. Details of both the courses are displayed on the notice board.

6. For those highly involved in the parish apostolate the Laity Training Centre is organizing its 21st BCS – Basic Counseling Skills course starting November 25. Please see the notice for further details.

7. Citizen Credit Co-operative Bank Ltd., offers career opportunities in the Banking Industry and invites applications from aspirants to join the team. For details visit the website www.citizencreditbank.com

8. Requesting the Parish Associations to inform the Parish Office with regard to the program that is planned for the parishioners for the sake of coordination.

9. The Parish fathers thank you for the following collections :-

Last Sunday …………………………………….. Rs. 29,895.00

Donations towards Church Renovations……….. Rs. 86,300.00

Sunday-Saturday, November 06, 2022 – November 12, 2022

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
32nd Sunday of the Ordinary Time
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. 9th November, the feast of the dedication of the Lateran Basilica.

2. Sunday school resumes on 13th November at 8.15 am followed by the children’s Mass at 9.30 am. Kindly note that Telegames have been organized for all the Sunday School children on 13th November from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm. All the children are requested to assemble in the school quadrangle by 3.45 pm.

3. There will be a meeting of cantors and choir members on Sunday 6th November at 10.30 am. Choir practice for Sunday and Christmas will start from 9th November from 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm.

4. Christ the King feast will be celebrated on 20th November. Community-wise half hour adorations will be held in the church from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm. The schedule is posted on the notice board. SCC Rally will also be held on the same day, i.e 20th November in the evening from 5.30 pm onwards on the school grounds. Families are requested to block this date and take part in the rally in large numbers. For more information, please contact your unit coordinator. Kindly note that there will be no evening Mass on 20th November,2022.

5. We wish to thank Bombay Catholic Sabha members and the Medical Team for conducting breast cancer awareness program successfully for the parishioners.

6. SVP will have a collection on 12th and 13th November after every Mass.

7. All those wishing to prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage have to attend the Marriage Preparation Course six months before the date of marriage. Also those who are engaged and have not decided the date of marriage can attend the Engaged Encounter Course. Details of both the courses are displayed on the notice board.

8. The Parish fathers thank you for the following collections: -
Last Sunday …………………………………… Rs. 27,388.00
Our Lady Statue Circulation…………………… Rs. 5,893.00
Community Welfare Fund for October,2022…… Rs.41,150.00

Sunday-Saturday, October 30, 2022 – November 05, 2022

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
31st Sunday of the Ordinary Time
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. 1st November, All Saints day, Masses as usual. 4th November, the memorial of St. Charles Borromeo.

2. 2nd November, All Souls Day, the commemoration of the faithful departed. Masses as follows: 6.45 am, 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm in English and 7.30 am in Tamil. Blessing of the graves after the 6.45 am Mass. Please do not burn candles on the grave. Mass intention boxes for All Souls Day are placed in the church.

3. The Bombay Catholic Sabha has organized session on Breast Cancer Awareness on 30th October in the school basement after the 9.30 am mass. Open for all parishioners.

4. One day Marriage Preparation Course in Tamil is on 12th November, 2022. For details see the notice board.

5. There will be no Sunday school on 30th October and 6th November. However the children Mass will be at 9.30 am. Confirmation classes will be held as usual.

6. There will be a meeting of cantors and choir members on Sunday 6th November at 10.30 am. Choir practice for Sunday and Christmas will start from 9th November from 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm.

7. We wish to thank the Animators and Youth for organizing and participating in Diwali Dhamaka. 35 youth of our parish took part in the fellowship and fun. A special thanks to Fr. Anthony Fernandes, our parishioner for conducting the entire programme.

8. Christ the King feast will be celebrated on 20th November. Community-wise half hour adorations will be held in the church from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm. The schedule for this will be shared by your community coordinators. SCC Rally will also be held on the same day, i.e 20th November in the evening. Families are requested to block this date and attend in large numbers. There will be a meeting of all coordinators after 9.30 am Mass on 30th October, in the conference room to plan the same. All the community coordinators are requested to attend this important meeting.

9. Parish Pastoral Council meeting on 2nd November at 7.45 pm

10. 1st Friday holy half an hour on 4th November at 6.30 p.m conducted by Bombay Catholic Sabha.

11. Thank you dear parishioners for your generous contribution towards Mission Sunday and for patronizing the stalls.

12. The Parish fathers thank you for last Sunday’s collection which amounted to Rs. 25,675/- and Mission Sunday 2nd Collection Rs. 46,529/-

13. Mother Mary’s Rosary Unit-wise collection is as follows:

Vishweshwar Nagar……Rs.8,354.00 Shreyas Colony….Rs.6,856.00

Govind Nagar………….Rs.6,855.00 Station Road.….…Rs.3,912.00

Sunder Nagar……….…Rs.9,787.00

fuelmediaworks