Church Announcements – 04/03/2018

1. Next Sunday’s mass co-ordination by Zone 9 ward (a). Mr. Felix Rosario to coordinate. Saturday evening mass is in Konkani.
2. The monthly PPC meeting for the month of March will be held on Monday (05/03/2018) at 7.00 p.m. in the Church hall. This is the 100th meeting of the Holy Family Parish Pastoral Council. To mark the occasion, and keeping in mind our Archbishop’s message in his Pastoral Letter for the Year 2017-2018, the Church, with the aim of promoting eco-friendliness in the parish, will provide a cloth bag to each family residing in our parish.
3. Communion to the sick and homebound will be brought on Monday (05/03/18) in Zones I-III, on Tuesday (06/03/18) in Zones IV-VI and on Wednesday (07/03/18) in Zones VII-IX.
4. As announced last Sunday, in view of closure of the Catechetical Year there will be no 9.15 a.m. children’s mass and no catechism till the start of the Sunday school in June 2018.
5. There is a meeting for parents of the confirmation students next Sunday, 11th of March 2018 after the 8.00 am mass in the church.
6. As part of our Lenten observance, we have every Friday, during the season of Lent the Way of the Cross in our Church beginning at 6.00 p.m. followed by Mass. The coming Friday’s Way of the Cross and Mass, will be organized in Konkani by the CFC.
7. Parishioners are also informed that as part of our Lenten preparation for Easter, there will be a 3-days retreat from 15th to 17th March from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, which will be preached by Fr. Kyriel D’Souza. Parishioners will also have the opportunity of participating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the week following the retreat.
8. Members of ‘Society of St. Vincent de Paul’ shall be standing outside the church after all masses this weekend for their monthly collection.
9. All those attending services at our Church of Holy Family are kindly advised to refrain from parking in front of Harmony Society premises and also keep the road to the said society free from vehicles.
10. Porvorim Visionaries in association with the Village Panchayat of Socorro is holding a free medical camp for women on 10th March 2018 from 9am to 5.00 pm in the Socorro Panchayat hall.

Fr. Tomas Lobo

Parish Priest