Announcements

Sunday-Saturday, May 28, 2023 – June 03, 2023

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
THE FEAST OF THE PENTECOST
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Today we celebrate Pentecost Sunday which brings us to the end of Easter Season, From the 29th of May the Angelus prayer will be recited before Mass.

2. 29th May, The memorial of Mary Mother the Church.

31st May, The feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

01st June, The feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Eternal High Priest

Sunday 4th June, the Solemnity feast of the Most Holy trinity.

3. From Sunday 4th June 2023 we will begin the normal Sunday Masses…7.00 am in Tamil, 8.15 am Parish mass, 9.30 am Children Mass and 6.00 pm Mass, 1st and 3rd Sunday in Marathi and 2nd , 4th and 5th in English. From 5th June we begin morning mass at 6.45 am, kindly make note of the same.

4. Heads of Associations and cells are requested to assemble in the conference room on Sunday 4th June after 9.30 am Mass for meeting cum election

5. There will be training cum meeting for the new Parish Pastoral Council on Sunday 11th June 2023 from 9.30 am to 12.00 noon in the school AV room. Requesting all New PPC members to attend without fail.

6. Those who have finished 10th Std and others who have not yet received confirmation can collect the confirmation forms from the Church office from 5th June 2023 onward and submit the form along with a copy of the Baptism certificate by 12th June 2023. The classes will begin on Sunday 18th June 2023.

7. Our parishioner Mr Anil Sequeira has completed Ministry of the Word at St. Pius Seminary he will be conducting classes on the Book of Ezekiel for 6 Sundays from 7.00 pm to 8.15 pm in the conference Hall. Please come and attend in large numbers.

8. The graves of those buried in 2019 will be opened shortly. Family members/ relatives who wish to transfer the remains to their Niches are requested to do so immediately within 3 months. No personal reminders will be given by the Church Office unless duly informed in writing. Kindly see the notice board, and for more inquires approach the parish office during office hours.

9. Br. Valentino of the Focolare Movement is conducting a course on the Italian language. This 44-hour course begins on 18th June 2023 from 10:30 AM to 12 PM in school classroom and will be held on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sunday of each month. The course fees are Rs. 500 per person. Those interested kindly give your names and pay the fees at the bookstall. There are only 25 seats in total and admissions will be on a first come first served basis.

10. Bombay Catholic Sabha is collecting school and college text books, unused note books & stationeries for the poor students, please handover at BCS counter in the porch

11. On 31st May 2023 Rosary will be recited at the cross outside at 6.30 pm being the last day of the month of May. There will be half an hour adoration on the 1st Friday 2nd June at 6.30 p.m. conducted by the Liturgy Team

12. The Parish fathers thank you for the following collection :-
Last Sunday………………………… Rs. 27,095.00

Sunday-Saturday, May 21, 2023 – May 27, 2023

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD
ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Today we celebrate the feast of the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ and also World Communication day.

2. On 28th May, 2023 we celebrate Pentecost Sunday, which brings us to the end of Easter Season.

3. Diocesan Youth Centre has organised programs for Leadership Acumen in Youth Ministry and Parish Youth Animation Skills from July, 2023 to March, 2024. The posters are on the notice board. Interested Youth and Adults may contact Fr. Joseph Gonsalves for more information.

4. Growing with the God’s Word, a certified course is organized by Daughters of St. Paul, Bandra West. It comprises of 11 sessions held on every 2nd Saturday of the month from 3.30 pm to 7.00 pm. Those interested can contact Sr. Antonette on 8870956238 or Sr. Rosely on 9702898520.

5. Health Promotion Trust, Archdiocese of Bombay is organising a Workshop on Cancer by researcher from USA for prevention and reducing risk of cancer. The workshop is held at Salvation Seva Kendra, Dadar West on 27th May, 2023 from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm. Registration Fee Rs.150/- (breakfast and lunch is provided) Those interested can call on 9930521042 or 97690231696.

6. Our parishioner Mr. Anil Sequeira has completed Ministry of the Word at St. Pius Seminary, he will be conducting classes on the Book of Ezekiel for 6 Sundays starting from 21st May, 2023 from 7.00 pm to 8.15 pm in the conference Hall. Please come and attend in large numbers.

7. East Indian Samaj Mahostsav 2023 will be celebrated on 22nd May, 2023 with Mass in Marathi by His Eminence Cardinal Oswald Gracias at 5.00 pm at Our Lady of Velankanni Shrine, Bhate Bunder Uttan. All are invited. The letter is posted on the notice board.

8. The graves of those buried in 2019 will be opened shortly. Family members/ relatives who wish to transfer the remains to their Niches are requested to do so immediately within 3 months. No personal reminders will be given by the Church Office unless duly informed in writing. Kindly see the notice board, and for more inquires approach the parish office during office hours.

9. The Parish fathers thank you for the following collections :-
Last Sunday………………………… Rs. 27,445.00
SVP ………………………………….. Rs. 9,560.00
Box and Grotto ………………………Rs. 28,530.00

Sunday-Saturday, May 14, 2023 – May 20, 2023

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

1. The feast of the Ascension of the Lord will be celebrated, on Sunday 21st May. The novena in honour of the Pentecost will begin on 19th May, the novena prayer will be recited during the Mass. The feast of the Pentecost will be celebrated on Sunday 28th May.

2. During the month of May there will be NO weekday morning Mass. Sunday Mass timings will be as follows: 8.30 am and 6.00 pm in English. There will be no Mass in Tamil and Marathi, till further notice.

3. The Bombay Catholic Sabha has arranged a bin near the water cooler for collection of Plastic waste.

4. Since many members of Associations and Cells are on holidays, the meeting of Heads of Associations and Cells will be held on Sunday 4th June, 2023 after 9.30 am Mass in the Conference Hall.

5. Admissions have begun for Holy Family Institute of Nursing, Kurla for the academic year 2023-2024 for B.Sc nursing course . For more details refer the notice board.

6. Diocesan Youth Centre has organised programs for Leadership Acumen in Youth Ministry and Parish Youth Animation Skills from July, 2023 to March, 2024. The posters are on the notice board. Interested Youth and Adults may contact Fr. Joseph Gonsalves for more information.

7. Growing with the God’s Word, a certified course is organized by Daughters of St. Paul, Bandra West. It comprises of 11 sessions held on every 2nd Saturday of the month from 3.30 pm to 7.00 pm. Those interested can contact Sr. Antonette on 8870956238 or Sr. Rosely on 9702898520.

8. Health Promotion Trust, Archdiocese of Bombay is organising a Workshop on Cancer by researcher from USA for prevention and reducing risk of cancer. The workshop is held at Salvation Seva Kendra, Dadar West on 27th May, 2023 from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm. Registration Fee Rs.150/- (breakfast and lunch is provided) Those interested call on 9930521042 or 97690231696.

9. We pray for our parishioners who have gone on vacation, especially for those who have gone on pilgrimage in India and abroad may return back safely.

10. Our parishioner Mr. Anil Sequeira has completed Ministry of the Word at St. Pius Seminary, he will be conducting classes on the Book of Ezekiel for 6 Sundays starting from 21st May, 2023 from 7.00 pm to 8.15 pm in the conference Hall. Please come and attend in large numbers.

11. SVP will be having a collection on 13th and 14th May, 2023 after Mass.

12. The Parish fathers thank you for last Sunday’s collection which amounted to Rs.24,561.00

Sunday-Saturday, May 07, 2023 – May 13, 2023

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

1. 13th May, memorial of Our Lady of Fatima.
2. During the month of May there will be NO weekday morning mass. The Rosary will be recited daily in the Church at 6.30 pm followed by Mass. Sunday Mass timings will be as follows: 8.30 am and 6.00 pm in English. There will be no Mass in Tamil and Marathi, till further notice.
3. The Bombay Catholic Sabha has arranged a bin for collection of Plastic waste. Kindly drop the plastic bottles and plastic waste in the bin. The Bombay Catholic Sabha has Eco-Friendly bags for sale at Rs.100/- per bag. Kindly patronize the same.
4. The list of Unit Co-ordinators for the term of 2023 to 2026 is posted on the notice board.
5. Since many members of Associations and Cells are on holidays, the meeting of Heads of Associations and Cells will be held on Sunday 4th June, 2023 after 9.30 am Mass in the Conference Hall.
6. Admissions have begun for Holy Family Institute of Nursing, Kurla for the academic year 2023-2024 for B.Sc nursing course for which students passed in 12th Science, have to be registered and appeared for the state entrance exam. For more details refer the notice board.
7. Diocesan Youth Centre has organised programs for Leadership Acumen in Youth Ministry and Parish Youth Animation Skills from July, 2023 to March, 2024. The posters are stuck on the notice board. Interested Youth and Adults may contact Fr. Joseph for more information.
8. The Parish fathers thank you for last Sunday’s collection which amounted to Rs.28,517.00

Sunday-Saturday, April 30, 2023 – May 06, 2023

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

1. 1st May, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker and Maharashtra Day. 3rd May the feast of the Apostles, St. Philip and St. James.

2. During the month of May i.e., from 1st May 2023 there will be NO weekday morning mass. The Rosary will be recited daily in the Church at 6.30 pm followed by Mass. Sunday Mass timings will be as follows: 8.30 am and 6.00 pm in English. There will be no Mass in Tamil and Marathi, till further notice.

3. The Bombay Catholic Sabha has arranged a bin for collection of Plastic waste. Kindly drop the plastic bottles and plastic waste in the bin. The Bombay Catholic Sabha has Eco-Friendly bags for sale at Rs.100/- per bag. Kindly patronize the same.

4. The list of Unit Co-ordinators for the term of 2023 to 2026 is posted on the notice board.

5. The Heads of Associations and Cells meeting is on 8th May 2023 at 7.45 pm in the conference Hall. Kindly be present for this meeting.

6. There will be Holy half an hour on 5th May 2023 conducted by Legion of Mary at 6.30 pm.

7. The Parish fathers thank you for last Sunday’s collection which amounted to Rs.30,035.00

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