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ANNOUNCEMENTS

28th January 2024
PARISH BULLETIN
All Parish Associations, Communities and Cells who wish to give reports with photographs for the February issue of our Parish Bulletin kindly send them by email or hard copy to Fr Tony by Sunday 28th January.

29th January 2024

PRAYER GROUP
Adoration Prayer Service conducted by Deacon Everest after 7:00 p.m. Mass.

2nd February 2024

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD
Blessing of candles at the 7.30 a.m. Mass.
This day is also a Day of Consecrated Life.
Let us pray for all Religious Men and Women especially those working
in our parish and those who are from our parish.

2nd February 2024

FIRST FRIDAY
Holy Half Hour in church after 7:00 p.m. Mass conducted by Holy Cross Community.

3rd February 2024

FEAST OF ST. BLAISE
Blessing of throats after all Masses in the Church.

4th February 2024

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL 
Meeting at 11:15 a.m. in the Church Hall.

10th February 2024

SPECIAL HEALING MASS 
On the occasion of the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on 11th February,
Fr. Tony will have a very special Healing Mass in our Church.
This Healing Mass will take a longer time than the normal Saturday
Evening Mass.

11th
 February 2024
WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 
On this day there will be special blessing of the sick at every Mass.

12
th February 2024
No Prayer Meeting in Church due to Prayer Rally. 

12th February 2024
PRAYER RALLY - JOURNEY  WITH THE CRUCIFIX 
has been initiated by the CNSC in all the dioceses of the nation
specifically to pray for peace and unity in our nation.
In Mumbai we have been permitted by the Archbishop Cardinal
Oswald Gracious to hold it on 12th February 2024.
The Prayer Rally will be held at St. Francis Xavier church, Dabul
from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  
The mass will be celebrated by the Parish Priest Fr. Leonard Noronha
at 7:00 p.m. followed by P&W, intercession, Adoration.
Requesting all the prayer groups and parishes to attend in large numbers.

14th February 2024

ASH WEDNESDAY
This is a day of fast and abstinence.
Masses in the Church at 7:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Mass at Cross Maidan at 6:30 p.m.
Ashes will be imposed by the Priest & Eucharistic Ministers after
every Mass.
Ashes in a small packet can be collected from our sacristan.


DURING LENT
Way of the Cross in English - every Friday
At Cross Maidan at 6:00 p.m.
In the Church at 6:30 p.m. 
Way of the Cross in Konkani
 - every Sunday
I
n the Church at 4:30 p.m.

15th & 16th  February 2024

PARISH LENTEN MISSION
In our Parish from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. inclusive of Mass.
Led by Fr. Dibin Aluvassery VC & Tabor Team.

17th February 2024

CONFIRMATION DAY
Archbishop Oswald Cardinal Gracias will administer the sacrament of Confirmation at the 7:00 p.m. Mass.

16th January 2024
Booking of General Masses
Masses will be booked for one month at a time only.
We are accepting Masses for the month of February 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. No reservation of Masses for any individual or group, community or association. 


3rd December 2023

BEGINS THE NEW LITURGICAL YEAR
On weekdays it is Year 2 and on Sundays it is Year B.

SUNDAY SCHOOL
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
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.

Every Monday
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.

THE EXAMINER
Those who want our diocesan weekly THE EXAMINER kindly contact Johnny. Annual subscription is Rs. 1100/- inclusive of Christmas issue.

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.

Click here. 

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
Weekdays :
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)

Sundays :
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)




CONFIRMATION CLASSES
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.



 

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