Announcements

Saturday-Sunday, March 28 – March 29, 2020

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

1. CORONAVIRUS ; We urge our parishioners to observe the precautionary and preventive measures enforced by the authorities. The Archbishop through his Official has stopped all Liturgical and Para Liturgical services.

Hence, our Church, the Perpetual Adoration Chapel and Parish Office will continue to be closed until further notice.

All Parish Association/Group & Community meetings stand cancel.

Please continue all devout Lenten devotions at home.

Avoid going out and pray as a family from home.

If it is convenient, follow the Eucharist on YouTube.

Please DO NOT panic but proper proactive and wise steps seem urgently needed for our good and the good of our society.

Those staying alone and are old who might require help may contact us.

Parish Fathers will be available for your urgent Spiritual and Grave matters.

The Parish Fathers will be praying for our parish community and the needs of the whole world as we celebrate our daily masses in private.

2. Next Sunday, 5th. April – Palm Sunday.

Thursday 9th. April – Maundy Thursday.

Friday 10th. April – Good Friday.

Sunday 12th. April – Easter Sunday.

Guidelines to participate in the above services Online at home will be forwarded to the Unit Coordinators during this week.

3. The Parish fathers Thank You for your spiritual bouquet. Continue praying for the needs of our parish.

TAKE CARE, STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY.

Saturday-Sunday, March 21 – March 22, 2020

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Fourth Sunday of Lent
PARISH OFFICE
WILL REMAIN CLOSED FROM March 20, 2020 TO APRIL 04, 2020.
PARISH FATHERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR URGENT SPIRITUAL AND GRAVE MATTERS ONLY.

ALL MASSES FROM March 20, 2020 TO APRIL 04, 2020 ARE CANCELLED REMAIN AT HOME STAY SAFE AND PRAY TOGETHER AS A FAMILY.

1. CORONAVIRUS ; We urge our parishioners to observe the precautionary and preventive measures enforced by the authorities. The Archbishop through his Official has stopped all Liturgical and Para Liturgical services.

Hence, our Church, the Perpetual Adoration Chapel and Parish Office will remain closed with immediate effect right up to April 04, 2020.

All Parish Association/Group & Community meetings stand cancel.

Please continue all devout Lenten devotions at home.

Avoid going out and pray as a family from home.

If it is convenient, follow the Eucharist on YouTube.

Please DO NOT panic but proper proactive and wise steps seem urgently needed for our good and the good of our society.

Those staying alone and are old who might require help may contact us.

Parish Fathers will be available for your urgent Spiritual and Grave matters.

The Parish Fathers will be praying for our parish community and the needs of the whole world as we celebrate our daily masses in private.

2. Wednesday, 25th March is the feast of The Presentation Of Our Lord and is celebrated as Pro-Life Day. Kindly pray for the gift of Life and Good health in the midst of this coronavirus crises.

3. The Parish fathers Thank You for your last Sunday’s collections which amounted to Rs. 41,380.00.

Saturday-Sunday, March 14 – March 15, 2020

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

1. Sunday School Annual Day programme entitle : ME & MY INDENTITY. will be held today immediately after the 9.30 am mass. All are invited.

2. Recollection for the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for our deanery will be held in our church on Saturday March 21st from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon. All Eucharistic Ministers must attend.

3. The Archdiocesan Seminary, Goregaon is organizing the following programmes:

i. Sunday, March 22nd : Options – A career guidance program for Std.XII students.

ii. Friday, March 27th : Semex – A program for adults discerning about the priesthood.

iii. April, 9th to April,11th : Born to Serve – Discernment Retreat for Graduates/Working single men and women.

iv. April, 14th : Options – A career guidance program for Std.X students.

For further details kindly look up the notice board.

4. The Parish fathers Thank You for the following collections :-

i. Last Sunday ………………… Rs. 31,318.00

ii. S.V.P. Collection………….… Rs. 20,000.00

Saturday-Sunday, March 07 – March 08, 2020

ST.THOMAS CHURCH, GOREGAON (EAST)
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Second Sunday of Lent
1. Today , March 8th. is celebrated as International Women’s Day in our Archdiocese. As it was announced last Sunday, The Eucharistic ministers and lectors will meet after the 9.30 am mass in the church. Attendance is compulsory.

2. Fr. Francis Noronha alongwith a few parishioners from Good Shepherd Church, Sanpada are here today to make an appeal for funds for their new church. Please be generous.

3. The Legion of Mary of our Parish is celebrating The Ruby Jubilee of their 40th Annual Lenten Walking Pilgrimage on 14th March. In view of the Jubilee year there will be prayer service at 9.30 pm in the church on 14th March, followed by a felicitation program & opening & flagging off the Pilgrimage by Fr. Anthony Fernandes. The Pilgrimage will end with Mass at 5.30 am, at Mount Mary Basilica by Bishop Barthol Baretto. All are invited to attend this prayer service and if possible also join the Walking Pilgrimage. Those desiring to help out as volunteers are requested to attend a meeting (tomorrow/today) 8th March at 7 pm in the school basement.

4. Next Sunday, 15th March after the 9.30 a.m. mass our Sunday school children as part of their 1st Sunday School Annual Day will present a programme entitle : ME & MY INDENTITY. All parents, grandparents alongwith with the children are invited to witness this programme.

5. Recollection for the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for our deanery will be held in our church on Saturday March 21st from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon. All Eucharistic Ministers must attend.

6. The Lenten Holy Week Programme has been uploaded on the Parish Web page. Web. :http://stthomaschurch.in

7. The SVP will be making a collection for the needy of our parish today.

8. The Parish fathers Thank You for your last Sunday’s collections which amounted to Rs. 33,656.00.

Saturday-Sunday, February 29 – March 1, 2020

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

1. The Steering Committee meeting alongwith the core group members will be held today after the 8.15 am mass in the school A.V. room. All are requested to be present.

2. Mass booking for the month of April, 2020 will be accepted on Monday, March 02, at 9.00 am.

3. Parish Pastoral Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 4th. at 7.30 p.m. in the Conference Room. All the members are expected to attend.

4. During the season of Lent the Way Of The Cross will be held every Friday at 5.30 pm in Tamil and 7.00 pm in English.

5. Next Sunday, March 8th. will be celebrated as International Women’s Day in our Archdiocese. All Eucharistic ministers and lectors will meet after the 9.30 am mass in the church.

6. QUO VADIS….A Lenten Mission for the youth has been organized by the Diocesan Youth Centre. For details kindly refer to poster on the notice board.

7. The Legion of Mary of our parish is celebrating the Ruby Jubilee of their 40th Annual Lenten Walking Pilgrimage on Saturday, 14th March. Those who wish to sponsor for this event are requested to meet Fr. Constancio Noronha. Those desiring to help out as volunteers are requested to attend a meeting on 1st March at 7.00 pm and 8th March at 7.00 pm in the school basement.

8. The Bombay Catholic Sabha- our parish unit has been Awarded the ” STAR UNIT ” Trophy in the Borivali Deanery. The BCS members Thank the parish community for participating in the various unit Activities.

9. On Sunday, 15th March after the 9.30 a.m. mass our Sunday school children as part of their 1st Sunday School Annual Day will present a programme entitle : ME & MY INDENTITY. The presentation includes, prayer dance, welcome dance & song, skit and presentation of gifts & certificates. All are invited to witness this expression of our children’s faith programme.

10. Recollection for the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for our deanery will be held in our church on Saturday March 21st from 8.00 am to 1.00 p.m. All Eucharistic Ministers must attend.

11. The Parish fathers Thank You for your last Sunday’s collections which amounted to Rs. 33,241.00.

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