SUNDAY PUBLICATIONS: 13.12.2020

3rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT

  1. We remain grateful to our parishioners for your whole hearted support extended for the celebration of the annual feast of our parish on last Sunday.
  2. Today, we start the 9.30 am mass for the children.  We request you kindly to send your children for this mass and cooperate with us.
  3. There will be a training session for the English choir members today from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.  Requesting the English choir members kindly to attend this programme without fail.
  4. On Tuesday, 8th December, the Pope has declared the forth coming year as the ‘Year of St Joseph’. 150 years ago, St Joseph was declared as the Patron of universal church. To commemorate this event, the Church has dedicated a year in honour of St Joseph from 8th December this year till 8th December 2021.
  5. Just as we have 9 days novena in preparation for the feast of the nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary, so too we will be holding 9 days novena in preparation for the feast of Christmas starting from 16th December. Novena prayers will be offered during the daily mass both in the morning and evening.
  6. On Friday, 18th December at 6.00 pm, we will be celebrating ‘Sauhardha Christmas’ near Bejai Market. We request our parishioners to attend this function. Gurkars and the Parish Pastoral Council members are requested kindly to help in preparing for this event.
  7. Christmas is at hand. We request you to decorate your houses, flats and neighborhoods with Christmas decorations, illumination and stars. We also request you kindly to patronize and financially support us towards Christmas decorations and illuminations in the Church campus. Let this Christmas become an event of witnessing the birth of Christ Jesus through joyful celebration.
  8. We intend to hold open air Christmas celebration on 24th December. We invite you to take part in this celebration and also take mordoms or offer donations towards Christmas celebration.
  9. ICYM, Bejai organizes Christmas Crib competition for our parishioners.  The judges will come to watch the crib on 23rd December from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm.  For details please see the notice board.
  10. ICYM, Bejai organizes Christmas Star competition for Bejai parishioners.  You are requested to exhibit the Stars in the church campus on 23rd December before 12 noon.  For more details please see the notice board.
  11. ICYM, Bejai organizes Photo Contest for children on the occasion of “Holy Infant’s day”.  There are two Categories.  The 1st category: below 3 years and the 2nd category: between 3 to 6 years of age.  You are expected to submit the Photo to the Church office on 23rd December.  For details kindly see the Notice board.
  12. Meetings:
    1. There will be a meeting of Catholic Sabha today at 9.30 am in S.F.X. Hall.
  13. ICYM Bejai unit will be visiting the wards with Christmas Carols.  Due to Covid-19 restriction, they may not visit all the families; instead we request the gurkars to organize Carols where maximum families could be brought together in a common place.  The Parish Pastoral Council Vice President will contact you. 
  14. Sunday Liturgy arrangements for the coming week:  
    1. Saturday : 5.00 p.m. mass – Our Lady of Fatima ward, Museum B
    2. Sunday   : 7.00 a.m. mass –Monthi Saibinichi Sabha
    3. Sunday   : 4.30 p.m. mass –St Aloysius ward, Karangalpady
  15. Donations received towards food kits:
    1. Wilma Carol Martis, St Thomas ward, Church B - Rs. 1,000/-
  16. Donations received towards Christmas Lighting:
    1. N.N., Divine Mercy Ward, Nod-Kadri- Rs. 10,000/-
    2. Mr. Stanley D’Souza & Fly., St. Lucy ward, C. M. Upper- Rs. 15,000/-
  17. Last Sunday’s Collection: Rs. 36,353/-

Thank you very much for your generosity and God Bless you all.

 
 
Bejai                                                                      Parish Priest
13.12.2020                                                  (St Francis Xavier Church)
 

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