St. Michael's Church

CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENT

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 17th September 2017

1. Fr. Tom released
We are happy to inform that Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, S.D.B has been released from captivity after 18 months. We thank Almighty God for making this possible and also wish to thank all our parishioners who prayed for his release. May God bless all of you.

2. Commencement of Catechism classes
The catechism classes for the year 2017 – 18 will commence as follows:
For Grades 1-3:22nd September for Friday classes
For Grades 4 and above: 29th September for Friday classes
Saturday classes for all grades begin on 23rd September

3. No Prayer Gathering in the Residential House
As already informed, the instruction from the Sharjah Ruler’s Office through preventive and Security Department of Sharjah, with immediate effect, it’s strictly not permitted to hold prayer gathering / meetings or praise and worship sessions in residential flats/villas by using any kind of musical instruments, loudspeakers, loud noise which are inconvenience or disturbance to neighboring Flats / villas. The police will take necessary action if there is any violation.

4. St. Michael’s Feast Flag Hoisting Cermony
Glad to inform all parishioners, we celebrate our Parish Patron, St. Michael’s Feast on 29th September. Bishop Paul Hinder will be the Main Celebrant for the high Mass. Flag hoisting and Novena will be on Wednesday, 20th September, after 7.00pm Mass. Novena will be recited every day after 7 PM mass.

5. Changes of Mass and Mass Timing on St. Michael’s Feast Day
In view of St. Michael’s Feast Mass, kindly note the following changes on Friday 29th September:
a) 6.45 pm Tagaloge Mass on Friday, 29th September is cancelled
b) 5.30 pm English Mass preponed to 5 pm in the Church
c) 7 pm English Mass preponed to 6.30 pm in the Church

6. Birthday and Wedding anniversary Thanksgiving Mass
Birthday and Wedding Anniversary Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, 28th September at 8.00 PM at St. Francis of Assisi Chapel. Please register at the Parish office before 27th September.

7. Family Fest 2017
Raffle coupons for the Family Fest 2017 are available in the church compound. Parishioners are encouraged to buy these coupons.

Fr. Varghese Chempoly OFM Cap.
Parish Priest


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