10th February is Ash Wednesday, a day of fast and abstinence and beginning of the Lenten Season. The Mass timings are :
English : Morning 5.45, 7 & 8 am, Evening: 5, 6 & 7pm
Malayalam : 8.15 pm in the Church
Tagalog : 8.15 pm in Parish Hall
Syro-Malabar: 8.15 pm in the Church on 8th February, Monday
With Ash Wednesday, we enter into the Lenten season. During this time we omit “Alleluia” and “Gloria”; please do not bring flowers to place on the Altar/ Sanctuary. Instead, you can make your love offering for the poor and needy.
Fast & Abstinence is prescribed for Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, for the age group 21 to 60. As a general rule, abstinence is prescribed every Wednesday in Lent, applicable to 14 years and above.
My Lenten Sacrifice Envelope: Every family and individual are requested to take the “My Lenten Sacrifice for the poor and needy envelopes” which are available in the Church and Office
Kindly bring the blessed palms and hand over to the Sacristy/Parish office
Way of the Cross:
English : Daily – Morning 5 am and Evening before all Holy Mass
Malayalam : Every Wednesday at 7.45pm in the Church
Konkani : Every Saturday at 6.30pm in Parish Hall
Tamil : Every Friday at 4.30 pm in Parish Hall
Tagalog : Every Friday and Sunday before the Mass
Legion of Mary: Every Monday after 7.00 pm Mass
As usual we will be having the Lenten missions in four languages. The schedule as Follows:
Konkani --- From 15th to 19th February. Timings: 6.30pm to 9.30 pm.
Malayalam—From 6th to 11th March.
Tamil — From 26th Feb to 4th March.
English — From 13th to 20th March
Baptism Preparation Course
Baptism Preparation Course will be held on February 8th (Monday)from 8.00pm to 9.00pm in St. Francis of Assisi chapel. February 7th is the last day for registration
Feast of our Lady of Lourdes
Thursday, 11th Feb’16 is the Feast of our Lady of Lourdes. There will be rosary at 6.15pm at the grotto. It is also the 24th World day of sick.The theme chosen by Pope Francis is – Entrusting Oneself to the Merciful Jesus like Mary: “Do whatever he tells you”.
Youth Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, 11th February at 8.00 p.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Chapel. We request all youth to attend this Mass and receive God’s blessings
Marriage Preparation Course in Malayalam
The Marriage Preparation Course in Malayalam will be held on 12th February, 2016. February 11th is the last day for registration
Mass for the Sick on 14th Feb 2016
7 PM Mass on 14th Feb 2016 is specially being celebrated for the sick as part of the Parish initiative for the year of Mercy organised by St. Michael’s Youth Legion. Kindly register in the Parish office if you require transportation and wheel chair facilities.