Announcements

Saturday-Sunday, April 22 – April 23, 2017

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Requesting those who have contributed towards the church repairs for Rs.5000/- or more kindly come to the parish office during office hours or meet fr.Henry alongwith a copy of your pan card,and collect the receipt

2. As is the practice, Masses in our Church throughout the month of May will be as follows: On weekdays at 6.45 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. On Sundays, the Masses will be at 7.15 a.m. in Tamil and 8.30 a.m and 6.00 p.m. in English. We will revert to the original Mass timings in June.

3. Collections of the Holy Week:

Maundy Thursday: Rs. 32,080.00 (this amount is for our parish)

Good Friday: Rs. 61,940.00 (this amount is sent to Archbishop’s House)

Lenten Alms : Rs.1,55,150.00 (this amount is sent to Archbishop’s House)

Easter Vigil & Sunday : Rs. 67,990.00 (this amount is for our parish)

The Parish Fathers are grateful to you for your generosity and they pray that the Risen Lord may bless you abundantly.

Saturday-Sunday, April 15 – April 16, 2017

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
EASTER SUNDAY
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. (only at Easter Vigil mass) Tomorrow’s masses will be as follows ; 7.00 a.m. in Tamil; 8.15 a.m. and 9.30 a.m. in English. Kindly note that there will be NO 6.15 a.m and 6.00 p.m mass tomorrow.

2. (only till 8.15 am mass) The Sacrament of Intiation will be given to the Catechumens (tomorrow/today)at 9.30 am mass.

3. The Parish Fathers request all the parishioners to bless their homes (tomorrow/today) at 12.00 noon. Please use the Prayer cards that were given to you in the past. In case you have misplaced the prayer cards, please meet our sacristan, Mr.Mani immediately after this Mass.

4. Unit co-ordinators are requested to collect their community welfare fund receipts for October, 2016 to March,2017 from the sacristy immediately after mass.

5. Last Sunday’s collection amounted to Rs.28,580.00; this amount was for the archdiocese. The Parish Fathers thank you for your generous contributions and pray that the Good Lord bless you abundantly.

Saturday-Sunday, April 08 – April 09, 2017

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
PALM SUNDAY
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. (Till the 9.30 a.m mass) (Tomorrow/Today) Sunday 9th April, is Palm Sunday – Christ’s solemn entry into Jerusalem. The blessing of the palms will be held as usual on the School ground at 8.00 a.m. KINDLY NOTE: (Tomorrow/Today) the evening Mass will be at 5 o’clock followed by the Passo Service and special sermon on the ground. The Parish Fathers request you to attend in large numbers.

2. Thursday, April 13 is Maundy Thursday. Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be on the School Ground at 7.00 p.m. followed by a common adoration service in the Church till 11.00 p.m.

3. Friday, April 14 is Good Friday. Way of the Cross in Marathi at 6.30 a.m, in Tamil at 7.15 am and in English for children at 8.00 am followed by Three Hours Agony from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon to be preached by Fr. Gilbert D’lima. The evening Liturgical service will be held on the Ground at 6.00 o’clock.

4. The Easter Vigil Service will be held on Saturday, April 15 on the Ground at 8.00 p.m. You are requested to bring a candle for the Vigil service and a small bottle for Holy Water.

5. The Parish Fathers request all the parishioners to bless their homes next Sunday at 12.00 noon. Please use the Prayer cards that were given to you in the past. In case you have misplaced the prayer cards, please meet our sacristan, Mr. Mani immediately after this Mass.

6. Lectors are requested to look up the notice board for the Holy Week Schedule.

7. Last Sunday’s collection amounted to Rs.22,680.00; this amount was for the archdiocese. The total collection from the Community Welfare Fund boxes for the month of March, 2017 amounted to Rs.3,41,830.00. A summarized unit-wise collection of the Community Welfare Fund is displayed on the Notice Board. The Parish Fathers thank you for your generous contributions and pray that the Good Lord bless you abundantly.

Saturday-Sunday, April 01 – April 02, 2017

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
5th Sunday of Lent
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. (Till 9.30 am mass)The Bombay Catholic Sabha in association with Watchdog Foundation, East Indian Association & SOUL, has organised a Felicitation programme (tomorrow/today) at 6.00pm at St. Anne’s High School Hall – Orlem. Chief Guest is Bishop Barthol Baretto.

2. The monthly Parish Pastoral Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 04 at 7.30 p.m. All the members are expected to attend.

3. In honour to prepare ourselves for the great Pascal feast; Confessions will be held in our parish on Wednesday, 5th April from 6.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Guest priests will be sitting for confession. Kindly note that there will be no evening mass on Wednesday, 5th April.

4. Next Sunday 9thApril, is Palm Sunday – Christ’s solemn entry into Jerusalem. The blessing of the palms will be held as usual on the School ground at 8.00 a.m. KINDLY NOTE: next Sunday there will be no 6.15 am mass and the evening Mass will be at 5 o’clock followed by the Passo Service and special sermon on the ground. The Parish Fathers request you to attend in large numbers.

5. Thursday, April 13 is Maundy Thursday. Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be on the School Ground at 7.00 p.m. followed by a common adoration service in the Church.

6. Friday, April 14 is Good Friday. Way of the Cross in Marathi at 6.30 a.m, in Tamil at 7.15 am and in English at 8.00 am followed by Three Hours Agony from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon. The evening Liturgical service will be held on the Ground at 6.00 o’clock.

7. The Easter Vigil Service will be held on Saturday, April 15 on the Ground at 8.00 p.m. You are requested to bring a candle for the Vigil service and a small bottle for Holy Water.

8. Last Sunday’s collection amounted to Rs. 24,570.00; this amount was for our parish. The Parish Fathers appreciate your generous contributions and pray that the Good Lord bless you abundantly.

Saturday-Sunday, March 25 – March 26, 2017

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
4th Sunday of Lent
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. There will be meeting of all the Eucharistic Ministers on Thursday, 30th March after the evening mass.

2. In honour to prepare ourselves for the great Pascal feast; Confessions will be held in our parish on Wednesday, 5th April from 6.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Guest priests will be sitting for confession. Kindly note that there will be no evening mass on Wednesday, 5th April.

3. Sunday 9th April, is Palm Sunday – Christ’s solemn entry into Jerusalem. The blessing of the palms will be held as usual on the School ground at 8.00 a.m. KINDLY NOTE: on Sunday 9th April, the evening Mass will be at 5 o’clock followed by the Passo Service and special sermon on the ground. The Parish Fathers request you to attend in large numbers.

4. The Legion of Mary of our parish is organizing the 37th annual Lenten Walking Pilgrimage on Saturday, 1st April. Those who wish to sponsor for this event are requested to meet Fr Henry D’souza. Those desiring to help out as volunteers are requested to attend a meeting (tomorrow/today) after the evening mass in the school classroom.

5. The Bombay Catholic Sabha is association with Watchdog Foundation, East Indian Association & SOUL, has organised a Felicitation programme to the Christian Corporators who have won the BMC Elections . The programme will be held next Sunday, 2nd April at 6.00pm in St. Anne’s High School Hall – Orlem. Chief Guest is Bishop Barthol Baretto.

6. Citizen Co-op Bank Ltd., welcomes you to the symposium ‘Make your Money Work for you’. The event will be held on Tuesday, 4th April at 10.30 am at St.Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra. All customer and members are cordially invited to attend the event.

7. The parish Fathers request those parishioners who have not yet contributed towards the Community Welfare Fund to do so immediately, as the financial year will end on 31.03.2017.

8. Copies of the Daily Flash for the month of April are available at the Book Stall.

9. Last Sunday’s collection amounted to Rs. 21,340.00; this amount was for our parish. The Parish Fathers thank you for your generous contributions and pray that the Good Lord bless you abundantly.


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