Announcements

Sunday-Saturday, September 25, 2022 – October 01, 2022

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
26th Sunday of the Ordinary Time
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. 27th September, memorial of St. Vincent De Paul the patron of SVP, 29th September, feast of Arch angels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, 30th September, memorial of St. Jerome, 1st October, feast of St. Theresa of Child Jesus.

2. On 2nd October, the Archdiocese celebrates Thanksgiving day. The blessing of the new corn will be at 8.00 am near the school entrance followed by procession for Mass at 8.15 am. The newly blessed corn will be distributed after every Mass. Parishioners are requested to say the family prayer before any meal on 2nd October,2022

3. On 27th September, 2022 the SVP completes 52 years of existence in our parish. To raise funds the SVP will be selling snack and food items on Saturday, 24th September after evening mass and on Sunday 25th September after all morning masses. Kindly patronize the stalls.

4. There will be lunch for the under privileged on 25th September,2022 to celebrate the feast of St. Vincent de Paul. Contributions towards the same are welcome.

5. On the occasion of the World Elders Day, the Parish Family Cell is organizing a get together for Senior Citizens of our parish on Sunday 2nd October from 4.30pm to 5.45pm in the conference room of our church. Kindly register your name with your SCC unit co-ordinator or at the church bookstall.

6. The Office for Lay Collaboration in Ministry (OLCM) is conducting a session entitled: ( A DIFFERENT ROUTE) Steps beyond the Diocesan Synod., on Sunday 2nd October at 7.00pm in the conference room of our church. All PPC members and Heads and assistant heads of Associations and Cells of our parish are to attend this session. Kindly confirm your presence by giving your name to Cassina Netto or Elias Fernandes.

7. Charismatic Prayer meeting every Saturday after 7.00 pm Mass. All are invited to take part.

8. October is the month of Rosary, there will be Mother Mary Statue circulation in the communities. Units who need the statue may contact the Book Stall. Parishioners are requested to join the Rosary.

9. Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Archdiocese of Bombay is celebrating Golden Jubilee on 23rd October, 2022 at Shanmukhananda Saraswathi Auditorium from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm with breakfast, lunch and tea. Entry passes amount Rs.500/-, passes are available with the Prayer Group members.

10. There will be holy half an hour adoration on 7th October (1st Friday) at 6.30 pm followed by Mass at 7.00 pm.

11. Fr. Nelson will be visiting Pandurang Wadi community families during this week.

12. A gentle reminder to you all to contribute to Community Welfare Fund. The envelopes are available near the CWF box and in the parish office.

13. The Bombay Catholic Sabha requests our parishioners to become a Lifetime members. Also there are Government Minority Scholarship Schemes, for details please contact our BCS members.

14. If any of our parishioners are in need of Blood you may contact Mr. Ashwin Rodricks – 983201 57575.

15. The Parish fathers thank you for last Sunday’ s collection which amounted to Rs.21,615/-

Sunday-Saturday, September 18, 2022 – September 24, 2022

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
25th Sunday of the Ordinary Time
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. 21st September, feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. 23rd September, memorial of St. Padre Pio.

2. On 26th September, 2022 the SVP completes 52 years of existence in our parish. To raise funds the SVP will be selling snack and food items on Saturday, 24th September after evening mass and on Sunday 25th September after all morning masses. Kindly patronize the stalls.

3. There will be lunch for the under privileged on 25th September,2022 to celebrate the feast of St. Vincent de Paul. Contributions towards the same are welcome.

4. On the occasion of the World Elders Day, the Parish Family Cell is organising a get together for Senior Citizens of our parish on Sunday 2nd October from 4.30pm to 5.45pm in the conference room of our church. Kindly register your name with your SCC unit co-ordinator or at the church bookstall.

5. The Office for Lay Collaboration in Ministry (OLCM) is conducting a session entitled: A DIFFERENT ROUTE: Steps Beyond The Diocesan Synod. on Sunday 2nd October at 7.00pm in the conference room of our church. All PPC members and Heads and assistant heads of Associations and Cells of our parish are to attend this session.

6. A gentle reminder to you all to contribute to Community Welfare Fund. The envelopes are available near the CWF box and in the parish office.

7. Fr. Nelson will be visiting the families of Church Colony during this week.

8. St. Francis Institute of Management and Research has post graduate diploma in Management courses for those who wish to pursue further studies. For more details kindly see the notice board.

9. The Parish fathers thank you for the following :-
Last Sunday’s Collection : – Rs.26,022/-
SVP Collection : – Rs 9,690/-
Statue Collection : – Rs 26,120/-

Sunday-Saturday, September 11, 2022 – September 17, 2022

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
24th Sunday of the Ordinary Time
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. 14th September the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 15th September the Blessed Virgin Mary of Sorrows memorial.

2. On 16th September His Eminence Cardinal Oswald Gracias celebrates Episcopal Silver Jubilee. Kindly pray for his good health and strength to continue to shepherd the Archdiocese of Bombay and the
other responsibilities entrusted to his care. May God bless our Cardinal.

3. We wish to thank our children’s choir for singing and enhancing the novenas and feast Holy Mass. May the Lord bless you and Mother Mary guide your life.

4. Once again, we wish to thank the donors, ushers, coordinators, Sunday School teachers, Legion of Mary, SVP and all our Parishioners for your generosity and support to make our Lady’s Nativity feast
a grand success. May God bless all.

5. SVP will have a collection on 10th and 11th September after every Mass.

6. Hope and Life group meeting every first Sunday of the month after 6.00 pm Mass. Parishioners are invited to join the group.

7. St. Francis Institute of Management and Research has post graduate diploma in Management courses for those who wish to pursue. For more details kindly see the notice board.

8. Bombay Catholic Sabha meeting is on every third Sunday of the month after the evening Mass.

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

Last Sunday’s Collection Rs.30,233/-
Novena Collection Rs.18,646/-
Feast Collection Rs.22,616/-
Donations Recieved Rs.75,500/-

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

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
23rd Sunday of the Ordinary Time
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. 5th September the memorial of St. Mother Theresa and also Teachers’ Day. We wish all our parish teachers’ and thank them for their noble service

2. 8th September we celebrate the feast of the Nativity of our Blessed Mother Mary and the Girl Child Day. Masses as usual.

3. To celebrate the birthday of our dearest Blessed Mother, The Legion of Mary encourages our parish families to recite the rosary every evening during the novena days. This bouquet of Rosaries will be presented to Mother Mary on her birthday 8th September. Please enroll your names with the Legionaries at the bookstall.

4. The Media Cell is planning to print “We Connect” every quarterly and the cost per issue is about Rs.16,000/- approximately for 600 issues. We are looking for sponsors to defray these expenses. The cheques can be issued in the name of St. Thomas Church. For further information please contact Mr. Arun Sequeira on 9820900784.

5. Hope and Life group meeting every first Sunday of the month after 6.00 pm Mass. Parishioners are invited to join the group.

6. Choir practice for Saturday evening and Sunday Masses will be on every Wednesday at 8.00 pm.

7. The Parish fathers thank you for last Sunday’s collection which amounted to Rs.27,989/-

Sunday-Saturday, August 28, 2022 – September 03, 2022

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
22nd Sunday of the Ordinary Time
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. 29th August the memorial of the Passion of St. John the Baptist.

2. Novenas in honour of Our Lady of Nativity will begin from 30th August. On weekdays the novenas will be recited at the 7.00 pm Mass and on Sunday at 9.30 am Mass. We request the parents to please bring their children for this novena Mass daily. We will be having different activities for Sunday School children during the novenas after Mass. Please attend in large numbers.

3. To celebrate the birthday of our dearest Blessed Mother, The Legion of Mary encourages our parish families to recite the rosary every evening during the novena days. This bouquet of Rosaries will be presented to Mother Mary on her birthday 8th September. Please enroll your names with the Legionaries at the bookstall.

4. The Bombay Catholic Sabha along with several NGO’s will assembly at picnic point on Sunday, 28th August, 2022 at 10.30 am for the continued fight to Save Aarey from environmental degradation and the proposed metro car shed. Please join in large numbers.

5. All those who have taken the membership form of Bombay Catholic Sabha are requested to return back the duly filled form at the counter near the book stall.

6. Choir practice for Saturday evening and Sunday Masses will be on every Wednesday at 8.00 pm.

7. The Parish fathers thank you for last Sunday’s collection which amounted to Rs.26,916/-

Sunday-Saturday, August 21, 2022 – August 27, 2022

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
21st Sunday of the Ordinary Time
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Today the Church celebrates Justice Sunday.

2. The church celebrates, on 22nd August the Queenship of Mary, on 24th August the feast of St. Bartholomew and on 27th August the memorial of St. Monica.

3. Choir practice for Saturday evening and Sunday Masses will be on every Wednesday at 8.00 pm. Parishioners are requested to join.

4. Please pray for Fifth and Sixth Std. Sunday School children who are going for their faith formation on 21st August, 2022.

5. Novenas in honour of Our Lady of Nativity will begin from 30th August. On weekdays the novenas will be recited at the 7.00 pm Mass and on Sunday at 9.30 am Mass. We request the parents to please bring their children for this novena Mass daily. We will be having different activities for Sunday School children during the novenas after Mass. Please attend in large numbers.

6. Fr. Nelson will be visiting St. Peter’s Unit, Perubaug families during the next week.

7. Bombay Catholic Sabha has organized a membership drive near the bookstall. Parishioners are requested to kindly join the Bombay Catholic Sabha.

8. Bombay Catholic Sabha thanks the Sunday School teachers and the children who participated in the drawing competition.

9. The Bombay Catholic Sabha along with several NGO’s will assembly at picnic point on 28th August, 2022 at 10.30 am for the continued fight to Save Aarey from environmental degradation and the proposed metro car shed. Please join in large numbers.

10. The Parish fathers thank you for the following :-

Last Sunday collection ………………………….. Rs. 24,753/-

Our Lady of Assumption Feast Collection …….. Rs.16,711/-

S.V.P Collection …………………………………… Rs.12,883/-

Sunday-Saturday, August 14, 2022 – August 20, 2022

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
20th Sunday of the Ordinary Time
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Today the Church celebrates Prison Ministry Sunday. Kindly pray for the prisoners, for their transformation and for those who are involved in this ministry for their well being.

2. 15th August, we celebrate the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Platinum Jubilee of our country’s Independence. It’s a day of obligation. There will be Mass in English at 8.30 am. No evening Mass. The flag hoisting ceremony will be at 8.00 am in front of the school. Kindly pray for peace, unity, harmony and fraternity of our country.

3. Frs. Nelson, Leslie, Joseph and Brother Cajetan wish to thank the Parish Pastoral Council, Sunday School, Goregaon East Indian Association and all our beloved parishioners for the prayers, wishes, gifts and felicitation given to us on our feast. We are very grateful to each one of you and assure our prayers and generous service to the parish.

4. Monsoon splash organized for the youth on 15th August is now postponed to October due to low registration numbers. The few who have already registered will get their refund back.

5. Choir practice for Saturday evening and Sunday Masses will be on every Wednesday at 8.00 pm. Parishioners are requested to join.

6. SVP is making a collection today, please be generous. Parishioners are requested to join the SVP. Kindly contact Mrs. Patricia Furrow, the President of our parish unit.

7. The Parish fathers thank you for the following :-

Last Sunday collection ……….Rs. 44,039/-

2nd Collection …………………… Rs. 18,892/-

Grotto and Box collection…….. Rs.19,422/-

Sunday-Saturday, August 07, 2022 – August 13, 2022

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
19th Sunday of the Ordinary Time
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Sunday, 7th August is celebrated as Vianney Sunday. Kindly pray for all the priest working in the parishes especially the priest of our parish and the sick and old priest at clergy home Bandra.

2. 8th August memorial of St. Dominic, 10th August feast of St. Lawrence, 11th August memorial of St. Clare.

3. Today’s second collection will be sent to Archbishop’s House for sick and retired clergy.

4. All the parents are requested to send their children for Sunday school at 8 am. Sunday school is conducted for all the children of our parish even if they are going to another school other than our parish school.

5. All those who wish to join the parish choir to sing for Saturday evening and Sunday English masses please come for practice on Wednesday at 8 pm in the church.

6. Sunday, 14th August is celebrated as Prison Ministry Sunday.

7. 15th August, the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady as well as our country celebrates 75th Independence day. A day of obligation. Mass timings : 7.00 am in Tamil and 8.30 am in English. There will be no evening Mass.

8. There will be flag hoisting on 15th August at 8.00 am in front of the school entrance. All are invited to attend.

9. A morning filled with exciting water games called MONSOON SPLASH is organised for the youth of our parish on 15th August in the quadrangle from 9.30 am to 1.30 Pm . Requesting All youth between the age group of 15 to 25 years to register for the same with charges of Rs. 50/-. with the Youth volunteers near the bookstall.

10. We wish to thank Fr. Leslie Almeida, Sunday school teachers, children and parents for a wonderful parent’s day celebration and participation. May God bless you all.

11. Confessions every Saturday from 6.30 pm to 7.00 pm.

12. Admissions are open for all Christian Students seeking admission in Class XI (F.Y.J.C) at St. Thomas Junior College, Goregaon (East). Kindly contact the school office between 10.00 am to 1.00 pm for the same.

13. Model Co-operative Bank has career opening for fresher’s as well as experienced bankers. For further details please see the notice board.

14. College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan, Extension Centre Goregaon (East) is commencing PG Diploma in CSR and Skill Based Course in Social Work, For more details please see the notice board.

15. The Parish fathers thank you for last Sunday’s collection which amounted to Rs. 27,336/-

Sunday-Saturday, July 31, 2022 – August 06, 2022

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
18th Sunday of the Ordinary Time
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. 4th August feast of St. John Vianney, 6th August feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. There will be a second collection on 7th August which will be sent to the clergy fund.

2. Sunday, 7th August is celebrated as Vianney Sunday. Kindly pray for all the priest working in the parishes especially the priest of our parish and the sick and old priest at clergy home Bandra.

3. Kindly note that Entry without coupons will not be allowed for the Parent’s Day programme on Sunday, 31st July.

4. All the parents are requested to send their children for Sunday school at 8 am. Sunday school is conducted for all the children of our parish even if they are going to another school other than our parish school.

5. All those who are 18 years and have not received the sacrament of confirmation and wish to do so please give an application with the details and baptism certificate copy in the parish office.

6. All those who wish to join the parish choir to sing for Saturday evening and Sunday English masses please come for practice on Wednesday at 8 pm in the church.

7. We thank Fr. Joseph Gonsalves, Br. Cajetan and the Animators for accompanying our parish youth for the trek. Also Thanks to Bombay Catholic Sabha for organizing Bone Density and Blood test camp. God Bless you.

8. Tamil marriage preparation course for Tamil speaking only is posted on the notice board.

9. Confessions every Saturday from 6.30 to 7.00 pm.

10. Admissions are open for all Christian Students seeking admission in Class XI (F.Y.J.C) at St. Thomas Junior College, Goregaon (East). Kindly contact the school office between 10.00 am to 1.00 pm for the same.

11. Model Co-operative Bank has career opening for fresher’s as well as experienced bankers. For further details please see the notice board.

12. The Parish fathers thank you for last Sunday’s collection which amounted to Rs. 31,890/-

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