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1st September 2023
Holy half hour after 7:00 p.m. Mass.
3rd September 2023
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
Meeting at 11:15 a.m. in the Church hall.
PARISH CENSUS & FEAST SUBSCRIPTION
SCC Coordinators and Animators will be coming round with cash donation lists for our Parish Feast. We urge you to be generous.
They will also be updating our Parish census.
Those wishing to make a donation towards Nativity & Parish Feast expenses contact our Parish office or give the donation by NEFT or IMPSP. Details for NEFT or IMPSP transfers are given on the Notice Board.
10th September 2023
RENEWING OF MARRIAGE VOWS
Those whose marriage anniversary falls in the months of June,
July, August & September will renew their Marriage Vows at the
9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Mass in English and 5:00 p.m. Mass in Konkani.
Couples and those whose spouses are out of Mumbai, widows and
widowers are requested to attend either of these Masses.
to all those who organized the Nativity Novenas and all those who
donated items during the days of the Novenas.
We have sent your gifts to Our Lady’s Home, Parel.
12th - 13th September 2023
TRIDUUM IN PREPARATION FOR THE PROPER DAY OF
THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF DOLOURS.
Triduum will be in English. Details regarding the Triduum as under :
15th September 2023
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF DOLOURS
Proper day Feast Mass will be in Konkani at 7:00 p.m.
INDUCTION OF NEW CONFRATERNITY MEMBERS
every day during Septena at 6:30 p.m. in the Church.
On Sunday induction of New Confraternity Members at 4:30 p.m. Registration Fee is Rs. 100/-.
16th - 23rd September 2023
SEPTENA IN PREPARATION FOR THE PARISH FEAST
Septena Masses will be in Konkani.
Mass will be at 7:00 p.m. on weekdays and at 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.
Dolours Rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. on Weekdays and at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Details regarding the Septena are as under :
Details of Cultural Programme during the days of the Septena as under:
24th SEPTEMBER 2023
PARISH FEAST DAY
There will be a Special Parish Feast Day Mass in Konkani at 7:30 a.m.
We have our Normal Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m.
Parish Feast Day Mass in English will be at 10:30 a.m.
Main Celebrant for this Mass will be Bishop Lourdes Daniel, Emeritus
Bishop of Nashik Diocese.
No Evening Mass on Parish Feast Day – 24th September.
30th August 2023
NOVENA IN PREPARATION FOR THE BIRTH DAY OF OUR LADY
commences and during the days of the Novenas the first eight benches will be kept reserved every evening for children.
On weekdays children's procession at 6:45 p.m. followed by 7:00 p.m. Mass.
On Sunday children's procession at 8:45 a.m. followed by 9:00 a.m. Mass.
See below for Themes and offerings.
15th September 2023
Booking of General Masses
Masses will be accepted for the Month of September only.
On 17th and 18th August only 1 intention per family for the month of September.
Masses will be booked for one month at a time only.
Multiple intentions on Wednesday evening and Saturday evening.
Write your intention and date on a piece of paper when you come to book Mass in the Church office.
Please bring exact amount i.e. Rs. 50/- per Mass on weekday and Rs.100/- per Mass on Saturday evening and Sunday.
There will be no reservation of Masses for any individual or group, community or association.
No special announcement of intentions placed in the boxes in Church and at Cross Maidan.
Requesting parents to send their children regularly every Sunday for Sunday school. Children's Mass at 9:00 a.m. followed by Catechism Class.
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION &
THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Classes after 9:00 a.m. Mass
Altar Servers Meeting every Sunday after Sunday School in the classroom.
PARISH YOUTH GROUP
Youth Meeting every Sunday after 10:30 a.m. Mass in the Church Hall.
Angela Torcato from St Ignatius Mandvi parish is doing her Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Goregaon Seminary. She has been assigned our parish for SCC ministry. She will be attending our Parish SCC core group meetings. Fr Lester and Victor will be coordinating her SCC Ministry.
SONAPUR PRAYER GROUP
Prayer Meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Church.
THE SISTERS OF NIRMALA NIKETAN
will be selling a book called 5 loaves & 2 Fish. It is on the spiritual life of the Bishop who was kidnapped and was in prison for 13 years. This book is available for Rs. 80 in the room next to the grotto. All sale proceeds will go to build a Home for Aged Nirmala Niketan Sisters at Vasai.
Those who wish to subscribe for the Examiner kindly give your name and subscription amount to Johnny in the Church office.
January 2023 to June 2023
MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES - coming up
at Snehalaya - Contact : Fr. Cleo
Couples can now register for January onwards.
We also encourage Engaged Encounter as a good and valid MPC.
For details regarding courses kindly see the poster on the Notice Board.
1ST JUNE 2023
ALL PARISH OFFICE WORK
Parish Office timings:
On Weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. only.
Sundays and Public Holidays closed.
MASSES IN CHURCH
In English - 7:30 a.m. and
7:00 p.m. (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
In Konkani- 7:00 p.m. (Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday)
In English - 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
In Konkani - 5:00 p.m.
MASSES AT CROSS MAIDAN
Every Friday at 6:30 p.m.
PARISH PRAYER MEETING
If you wish to join our parish Prayer Meeting on Mondays, click on this link: https://meet.google.com/nnx-mwpf-jay
You can watch the live streaming of the Holy Eucharist in English at the Cathedral of Holy Name celebrated by His Eminence, Oswald Cardinal Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay on the official YouTube Channel of the Archdiocese of Bombay. (https://www.youtube.com/user/ArchdioceseBbay)
are available every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. on YouTube channel of our Archdiocese. Students who have appeared for SSC or ICSE exams this year are eligible for Confirmation.
For details and registration send a message to Fr. Lester Vaz on his WhatsApp number 9820465072.
Adults who have not received Confirmation can register with Fr. Lester and participate in this programme.
CONGRATULATIONS ! We congratulate Nathaiel Marques, Amber Rodrigues, Katelyn Rodrigues, Jeremy Viegas, Craig Crasta, Esther Fernandes, Zaneta Fernandes and Ryan D’Souza who have excelled in Sunday School in the last academic year. Kindly collect your certificates from the Church office on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. only.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
for Standards 1 to 10 and First Holy Communion Classes are available every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. on YouTube channel of our Archdiocese.
For details and registration contact Marietta Fernandes on her WhatsApp number 9833998663.
We are very grateful to all who have given generous donations to our Church. Donors are requested to collect the receipt for donation from the Parish office on any weekday between 10.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.
If you wish, you too can contribute to Our Lady of Dolours Church either in our Parish office between 10.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. or by NEFT or IMPSP. Following are the account details for NEFT or IMPSP transfers for donation purpose:
Name of Beneficiary : CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF DOLOURS
Savings Account No. : 1051240537
Bank : CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA
Branch : MARINE LINES BRANCH
IFSC Code : CBIN0280622
All amounts received by NEFT or IMPSP transfers will be considered as DONATIONS only. Our Auditor and Accountant has informed us that we must take the PAN number of donations of Rs. 10,000/- and above which are given either in cash or by cheque or NEFT or IMPSP. Hence, we request those who have given donation of Rs. 10,000/- and above to send your PAN number either by SMS or email or WhatsApp or give it in the Parish office or to Babu our sacristan.
27th November 2022
BEGINS THE NEW LITURGICAL YEAR.
On weekdays it is Year 1 and on Sundays it is Year A.
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