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NOTICES FOR THE WEEK

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 3rd December, 2017

  • We are happy to welcome to our Jesuit Team, Fr. Malcolm Nato, originally from Uttan, who will assist in the Parish and be Vice Principal at St. Stanislaus High School. Fr. Malcolm has 8 years of teaching and administrative experience at Uplat, Gnanmata Adivasi High School and is looking forward to get to know all of you. May God bless his ministry.
  • The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 8th December at 8.00 pm in Our Lady’s room.
  • The Cantors group will meet on Monday 4th Dec at 7.50 pm in the Holy Cross Room. Please ensure your presence.
  • The Adivasis of Ashagad and the Jesuit Team are tremendously grateful for your generosity at the Mission Sunday special collection which has amounted to Rs. 18.5 lakhs, making possible the projects appealed for. May you experience the joy of knowing that your sacrifice enriches the lives of your adivasi brothers and sisters.
  • Donation envelopes for the Advent campaign of the Archdiocese against Hunger and Disease are available in the Church. Please be generous.
  • Kindly pick up your Christmas issue of the Examiner on Saturday, 16th evening or on Sunday 17th morning. Thereafter the Book Stall will remain closed from 18th December and will reopen only on Fri, 29th December.
  • The Social Outreach Cell is organizing a Day of Haircuts, Hand & Feet Care for the housebound on Monday, 18th Dec from 9:30 am onwards.  As there are limited slots, this facility is on a first-come-first-served basis.  Kindly register at the Parish Office.
  • The Annual Children’s Christmas Tree will be held on Thursday, 14th December on St. Peter’s Square. Entry passes are available at the YSS office.
  • Application Forms for St. Peter’s Jr. K.G. are available online and will remain open until 10th December. Kindly see the Notice Board for details.
  • Applications to St. Joseph’s Jr. KG are also online and will open on the 5th of Dec at 11 am and will remain open till the 15th of Dec.
  • Navjeet Community Centre of Holy Family Hospital is presenting a Christmas Musical Concert at St. Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra, on Friday, 8th December at 7.30 pm, to raise funds
  •  St. Theresa’s Parish is organizing an outreach in preparation for Christmas, from Friday, 8th to Sunday 10th December, 4.30 to 9.30 pm.
  • The Evergreen Senior Citizens of St. Andrew’s invite you to their Christmas function on Thurs. 14th Dec. at the School quadrangle. Entry passes are available to their Church from 8.30 am to 12 noon.
  • The Pueri Cantores India Federation and Cadenza Kantori present, Journey Together, the 14th Annual Choral Festival of Sacred, Religious music, at our Church on Dec 17th at 7.30 pm. Please see the poster.

Jesuit saints this week:  

  • The feast of St. Francis Xavier, the first Jesuit missionary to India will be celebrated this year on Monday, 4th December.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 26th November, 2017

  • This Sunday, 26th November, is the Feast of Christ the King. Adoration in the Church from 11 am to 1 pm conducted by the Youth. There will be no 5 pm or 6 pm Masses but a special Mass will be celebrated at 4.15 pm. All are invited to join the Procession, starting at 5.15 pm from St. Peter’s Square for a rally of all Bandra Parishes at St. Andrew’s School grounds.
  • We give thanks to God and to Fr. Andrew Rodrigues himself, as he leaves us for another appointment – this time as Principal of our Jesuit School in the Talasari area. He has served our school and parish with generosity of heart and has made a significant impact on the people of Bandra and beyond. We offer our prayerful support for his new challenging assignment.
  • Application Forms for St. Peter’s Jr. K.G. are available online and will remain open until 10th December. Kindly see the Notice Board for details.
  • Applications to St. Joseph’s Jr. KG are also online and will open on the 5th of Dec at 11 am and will remain open till the 15th of Dec.
  • Senior Citizens have their monthly Housie programme on Thursday, 30th November, in Our Lady’s room. All are welcome.
  • A Christmas Bazaar will be held at UCDC (Urban Community Development Centre), 14th Road, on 9th & 10th December from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
  • The Family Cell of St John Bosco Church, Borivali West, is organizing a program “LILAC” – for eligible singles of marriageable age, on Sunday 3rd Dec from 10 am to 4 pm. Check the notice board.
  • Navjeet Community Centre, of Holy Family Hospital is presenting a Christmas Musical Concert at St. Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra, on Friday, 8th December at 7.30 pm, to raise funds
  • The Prarthanalaya Sisters are having a Christmas Discount Sale of Religious Articles from 24th November till 24th December – open from 8.30 am till 7.00 pm
  • St. Theresa’s Parish is organizing an outreach in preparation for Christmas, conducted by Fr. Jose Vettiyankal, from Friday, 8th to Sunday 10th December from 4.30 to 9.30 pm, in the Church.
  • The Apostolic Carmel High School invites you to a spiritual treat on Carmelite Spirituality and Contemplation from Nov 27 to 29 from 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Bassein Catholic Co-operative Bank invites you to their Centenary celebration programme entitled ‘Financial Freedom’ on Friday, 1st December from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm, at St. Paul Media Center.

First Death Anniversary Masses:

  • Saturday, 2nd December at 8.30 a.m. for Ann-Paul D’Cruz
  • Sunday, 3rd December at 10 a.m. for Vincent Carvalho

Jesuit saints this week:  

  • Sun: 26th November – St. John Berchmans, Patron of Youth and of Altar Servers.
  • Wed: 29th November – Blessed Bernard Francis de Hoyos – the first “Apostle of the Sacred Heart” in Spain.
  • Fri: 1st December – Sts. Edmund Campion and his Jesuit Companions were martyred because they defended the Catholic Faith against the Protestant Church of England.
  • The feast of St. Francis Xavier, the first Jesuit missionary to India will be celebrated this year on Monday, 4th December.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 19th November, 2017

  • Today we celebrate the World Day of the Poor. Make a difference by participating in The ACTS Project of the Archdiocese. You can pick a donation bag from the parish office, follow the checklist, fill the bag, and drop your contribution at the office. These bags will be distributed to less fortunate families in the Parish.
  • The Youth Group of the Parish invites all young people to a special Youth Mass on Sunday 19th November at 7.00 pm in the Church, followed by a short session of fellowship.
  • For the feast of Christ the King on 26th November, there will be Adoration in the Church from 11 am to 1 pm conducted by the Youth. There will be no 5 pm or 6 pm Masses that evening but a special Mass at 4.15 pm. You are all invited to join the Procession to St. Andrew’s School grounds in groups of 3 or 4 Communities, which will start from St. Peter’s Square at 5.15 pm for a rally of all Bandra Deanery parishes.
  • Application Forms for St. Peter’s Jr. K.G. will be available online from 24th November at 11:00 a.m. and will remain open until the 10th of December. Kindly see the Notice Board for details.
  • A Christmas Bazaar will be held at UCDC (Urban Community Development Centre), 14th Road, Bandra, on Saturday, 9th December, and Sunday, 10th December from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • The Family Cell of the Church of John Bosco, Borivili west, is organizing a program called LILAC, for eligible singles of marriageable age, on Sunday 3rd Dec from 10 am to 4 pm. Check the notice board.
  • The Apostolic Carmel on the occasion of their Sesquicentennial year, invites you to an Exhibition on the life of their Foundress, Mother Veronica, on 19th Nov at the Apostolic Carmel School Hall from 9.00 am to 12 noon.

Jesuit saint this week:  

  • Thursday, 23rd November – Blessed Miguel A Pro, priest and martyr of Mexico, worked clandestinely, as the government had suppressed all public worship. He was arrested on false charges, condemned and was publicly executed by a firing squad.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 12th November, 2017

  • We are grateful to all those who organized and took part in the Parish Day activities last Sunday. About 800 parishioners were present for the Parish Nite and the 150 participants for telegames. May Jesus continue to bring us together in new ways each year!
  • The Senior Citizens will have their Advent Recollection on Thursday, 16th November from 10 am to 1 pm in the Church. Fr. Ambrose Machado will speak on the topic “Eternity is a Certainty”.
  • The Hope and Life cell will have Mass for their spouses on 15th November, 2017 at 5.00 pm in the Church.
  • Advocates will render free legal advice on Tuesday, 14th November from 7.15 pm onward in the Church parlours.
  • The Youth Group of the Parish invites all young people to a special Youth Mass on Sunday 19th November at 7.00 pm in the Church, followed by a short fellowship session.
  • The Medical Cell of our Parish will conduct a Bone Mineral Density camp on 3rd December from 9 am to 12 noon. Register at the Centre from 5 to 7 pm, Monday to Saturday.
  • The Bombay Catholic Sabha is organizing a “Seminar on Career Opportunities in Civil Services”, next Sunday 19th Nov 2017 at 10.30am at St. Anthony’s School Hall, Vakola, Santacruz East. Students are requested to register at the BCS desk after Mass.
  • Mass booking for January 2018 will commence on 1st December. Please note that hereafter Masses for each month will be booked from the 1st of the previous month, i.e. Masses for Feb. will be booked from 1st and so on.
  • For the feast of Christ the King on 26th November, there will be Adoration in the Church from 11 am to 1 pm conducted by the Youth. There will be no 5 pm Konkani Mass nor the 6 pm Mass but a special Mass will be celebrated at 4.15 pm. You are all invited to join the Procession to St. Andrew’s School grounds in groups of 3 or 4 Communities, which will start from St. Peter’s Square at 5.15 pm sharp, for a rally of all Bandra parishes.
  • Some well-wishers of our Parish have done up the gardens around the Cemetery in front of our church. We are pained to find that some people have been breaking off parts of the new plants and taking them away. May we request you to politely intervene when you see this happen or inform our Parish Security personnel?

First Death Anniversary Masses

  • Monday, 13th November at 7.15 pm for Aubrey Burroughs

Jesuit saints this week:

  • Monday, 13th November: St Stanislaus Kostka
  • Tuesday, 14th November, St. Joseph Pignatelli.
  • Thursday, 16th November: Saints Roch Gonsalez and others, martyrs.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 5th November, 2017

  • Welcome to our Parish Day! You are invited to witness the Tele-games at 11 am and to attend the Parish Mass at 6.00 pm on Sunday 5th, followed by the Parish Nite programme. We also felicitate our Sacristan Stephen on his retirement after almost 12 years of dedicated service.
  • The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 10th November at 8 pm in Our Lady’s room.
  • The Senior Citizens will have their Advent Recollection on Thursday, 16th November from 10 am to 1 pm in the Church. Fr. Ambrose Machado will speak on the topic “Eternity is a Certainty”. All are welcome.
  • Christians and Non-Christians, from youth to seniors are invited to join the soon to be formed Parish ‘Care for Creation Group’. This group will meet once a month for an hour on the day best suited to the group. Do leave your name and cell number with the parish office or Receptionist.
  • ‘BEING THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD’ – an input session by Fr. Gerard Rodricks, s.j. on Wednesday, 8th November at 6.00 pm in the Holy Cross Room.
  • The Bandra Gymkhana and Holy Family Hospital invite you to a talk on Heart Attacks entitled: Every Heart Matters, by our renowned Cardiologist Dr. Brian Pinto, accompanied by Dr. Yash Lokhandwala, on Sunday 12th Nov at 6.00 pm at the Gymn.

First Death Anniversary Masses

  • Friday, 10th November at 8.30 am for Anna Teresa Carrasco and at 7.15 pm for Barbara Rego.
  • Saturday, 11th November at 6.45 pm for Helena Crasto

Jesuit special this week:  

  • Monday, 6th November: We invite you to pray for All the Departed of the Society of Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 29th October, 2017

  • The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed or All Souls Day is on Thursday, 2nd November. Besides the regular weekday Masses we will have an extra Mass in the Church at 6.00 pm. We will also have a Mass at the Seaside cemetery at 5.15 pm. The Blessing of graves at the Church will be done after the 7.30 am and 6 pm Masses.
  • We give thanks to God for the 8 years of faithful and competent service that our Sacristan Stephen Amara has put in, as we bid him good bye. He retires next Sunday, our Parish Day, 5th of November, when we will felicitate him for his dedication and sacrifice.
  • Christians and Non-Christians, from youth to seniors are invited to join the soon to be formed Parish ‘Care for Creation Group’. This group will meet once a month for an hour on the day best suited to the group. In order to join this group you don’t need any background information or skill, but just a BIG heart. Do leave your name and cell number with the parish office.
  • Copies of the Pope’s Encyclical on Care for Creation, entitled ‘Laudato Si’ are available this weekend only at our Parish Book stall. It makes inspirational reading.
  • Subscribers to the Examiner are requested to renew their subscription for the year 2018 @ Rs. 450/- for the year. Non-subscribers can book their Christmas issue @ Rs. 50/- per copy.
  • Sunday 5th November is Parish Day. We have tele-games for children and youth in the morning and a fun fiesta in the evening for all. Entry passes for the evening are available at a subsidized rate of Rs 50/- per head with the community coordinators and at the Parish Office till Thursday 2nd All who come regularly to our parish are welcome.
  • Vincent de Paul Parish is organizing a Vincentian Fest on Sunday 29th Oct from 6-10 pm.

First Death Anniversary Mass

  •     Monday, 30th October at 7.15 p.m. for Lourdes Mendonca
  •     Wednesday, 1st November at 7.15 pm for Dominic D’Souza

Jesuit Saints this week:  

  • This week we celebrate the lives of three Jesuits who show us that it’s through both the extraordinary and the ordinary that we can give glory to God:
  • Mon: Blessed Dominic Collins felt his life was getting too comfortable, so he decided to join the Jesuits, and on a mission to Ireland, he was besieged by the English who put him to death.
  • Tue: St Alphonsus Rodriguez spent 40 years as a door keeper and through this mundane job became a saint.
  • Fri: Blessed Rupert Mayer served migrants and fearlessly opposed the rise of Communism and Hitler in particular.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 22nd October, 2017

  • The Jesuit Parish Team wishes all our Parishioners a Happy Diwali – our multi-religious Indian festival of lights.
  • Today’s collection for MISSION SUNDAY will be sent to the Archdiocese.
  • The Jesuits from Ashagad, our twinned mission station, will also collect funds today for their work. Our annual Mission Sunday sale of homemade delicacies after the Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses is also to raise funds for Ashagad, hosted by our Small Christian Communities. Do patronize the stalls.
  • Sunday 5th November is Parish Day. We have tele-games for children and youth in the morning and a fun fiesta in the evening for all. Entry passes for the evening are available at a subsidized rate of Rs 50/- per head with the community coordinators. All who come regularly to our parish are welcome.
  • The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme on Thursday, 26th October at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room.
  • Donor passes for a Biblical Konkani drama “Hanv Porot Etam” are available outside the Church.

Please check the Notice Board for the following:

  • The Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble is open to new singers.
  • The TEENS FOOTBALL LEAGUE “POPE FRANCIS CUP” is on 28/29th October at Xavier Institute of Engineering, Mahim grounds.

First Death Anniversary Mass

  • Monday, 23rd October at 8.30 am for Juliana D’Souza
  • Sunday, 29th October at 9.00 am for Stanly Rodrigues and at 6.00 pm for Francis Anthony Colaco

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 15th October, 2017

  • Our special YOUTH MASS will be this Sunday, 15th October at 7.00 pm
  • There will be no Class due to Diwali vacation for our Jesus Club on 22nd and 28th These will resume on 5th November.
  • Sunday 22nd October is MISSION SUNDAY. The Sunday collection will be sent to the Archdiocese. The Jesuits from Ashagad, our twinned mission station, will also collect funds for their work. We invite your generosity as the adivasis are in great need. Our annual Mission Sunday sale of homemade delicacies will be after the Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses in order to raise funds for Ashagad. This sale is being hosted by our Small Christian Communities and we urge you to patronize the stalls.
  • We request those holding temporary graves from 2014 to kindly pay the maintenance fees of Rs 500 per year, those holding permanent graves to pay Rs 1,200 per year, and for niches Rs.100 per year. Temporary graves with burials till 2013 have to be handed over to the Church. For further enquiries, kindly contact Fr. Juan or the Parish Office.
  • The Hope & Life Group will have their meeting on the Wednesday, 18th October at 5.30 pm in the Holy Cross room. All widows are welcome.
  • Mary’s School, ICSE, Mazagaon, Mumbai 400 010 requires a Music Teacher to teach both Vocals and Instrumentals. Contact the Principal.
  • The Khandala Laity Retreat will be holding its 112th Annual Retreat at St. Xavier’s Villa, Khandala from 9th to 12th November 2017. The Preacher is Fr. K.T. Emmanuel, Archdiocesan Metropolitan Tribunal, Mumbai.
  • Donor passes are available for a Biblical Konkani Drama entitled, “Hanv Porot Etam” on 22nd Oct, at 6.45 pm in our School Hall.

Please check the Notice Board for the following:

  • The Bible Cell of St. Theresa’s invites children and youth for 3 days of fun discovering the Super Heroes of the Bible on 15, 16 and 17 Oct, 9 am to 12.30 pm.
  • The Mount Carmel’s Youth Movement has an Open Tournament from 18th to 22nd Oct, with Rink Football, Box cricket, Indirect Volleyball and Basketball.
  • The YWCA of Bombay supported by The Bombay Catholic Sabha invites all young girls from 8 to 18 years to a programme entitled “INCREDIBLE ME”.
  • The Archdiocesan Bible Committee is organizing BIBLE FIESTA – which includes Gospel Band, a Biblical Drama and a Musical Skit on 21st and 22nd
  • Citizencredit Co-op Bank is recruiting Trainee Junior Clerks, an opportunity to build a Banking career for the youth.

First Death Anniversary Mass

  • Sunday, 22nd October at 6.00 p.m. for Eugenio Franklin D’Costa

Feast of Jesuit Saints

  • Thursday, 19th October – St. John de Brebeuf, Isaac Joques & Companions; Martyrs for the Huron Indian tribes in New France, Canada.
  • Saturday, 21st October – Blessed Diego de San Vitores & St. Peter Calungsod – who founded the Catholic Church on the Island of Guam.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 8th October, 2017

  • We invite all young people between the ages of 17 and 35 to a YOUTH MASS on Sunday, 15th October at 7.00 pm. This will be a time to connect with each other and with the Lord, in ways that are meaningful to you. Please pass the word around.
  • The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 13th October at 8.00 pm in Our Lady’s room.
  • Advocates will render legal advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 10th October from 7.15 pm onward in the Church parlour rooms.
  • The Senior Citizens Association has arranged an overnight fun picnic to Lonavala on 23rd and 24th Kindly check the Notice Board.
  • We request those holding temporary graves from 2014 to kindly pay the maintenance fees of Rs 500 per year and those holding permanent graves to pay Rs 1,200 per year, as soon as possible. Temporary graves till 2013 have to be handed over to the Church. For further enquiries, kindly contact Fr. Juan.
  • The YWCA of Bombay supported by The Bombay Catholic Sabha invites all young girls from 8 to 18 years to a programme entitled “INCREDIBLE ME”. Please check the Notice Board.
  • The Andrean Youth Movement’s Inter-parish Hockey and Football Tournament is on, 8th and 15th October at the Andrews Turf Park.
  • The Archdiocesan Bible Committee is organizing BIBLE FIESTA – which includes Gospel Band, a Biblical Drama and a Musical Skit on 21st and 22nd Details on the notice board
  • Donor passes are available for a Biblical Konkani Drama entited, “Hanv Porot Etam” on 22nd Oct, 6.45 pm at our School Hall.

Please check the Notice Board for the following:

  • 82nd Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fatima, Karjat on 15th
  • The Bible Cell of St. Theresa’s invites children and youth for 3 days of fun discovering the Super Heroes of the Bible on 15, 16 and 17 Oct, 9 am to 12.30 pm.
  • The Mount Carmel’s Youth Movement has an Open Tournament from 18th to 22nd Oct, with Rink Football, Box cricket, Indirect Volleyball and Basketball.

First Death Anniversary Masses

  •     Friday, 13th October at 7.15 pm for Maria Renata Fernandes
  •     Sunday, 15th October at 6.00 pm for Maria Valles

Feast of Jesuit Saint

  •     Thursday, 12th October, Blessed John Benzym who worked among lepers in

Madagascar, begging for funds to provide them with food and clothing and

built a well equipped hospital for them. They called him their mother and

father

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 1st October, 2017

  • The Family Cell invites all to a Marriage Enrichment Session entitled ‘How to live a Spirit-filled Sacramental Marriage’ by Dr. Richard Pereira on Sunday, 1st October, from 9 am to 10 am in the Arrupe Hall (Formerly Therapy Room).
  • The St. Peter’s Confraternity is organizing a Harvest Festival programme “Aggera” on 1st October at the 9.00 am Mass to be celebrated by Emeritus Bishop Percival Fernandez, with a procession from the Cross site at the junction of Bazaar Cross Road beginning at 8.30 am.
  • All parishioners are encouraged to participate in the recitation of the Rosary during the month of October at 6.45 pm at the Grotto commencing 2nd October, Monday to Friday. The Youth will conduct the recitation of the Rosary on Saturday, 7th October, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, from 6 pm onward at the Grotto. We encourage you to attend.
  • We are happy to announce a new initiative consisting of a half-hour Intercessory Prayer session every Thursday at 7.45 pm, after the evening Mass, to pray for the Church and the country. All are welcome.
  • The Senior Citizens Association has arranged an overnight fun picnic to Lonavla on 23rd and 24th Kindly check the Notice Board for details of registration and payment.
  • The Andrean Youth Movement is organizing an Inter-parish Hockey and Football Tournament for men and women on 7th, 8th and 15th October at the Andrews Turf Park. You are invited to be present and cheer the parish teams.
  • The Archdiocesan Bible Committee is organizing BIBLE FIESTA – which includes Gospel Band / Biblical Drama / Musical Skit (Mime or Dance form) on 21st and 22nd For details kindly look up the notice board”.

Please check the Notice Board for the following:

  • 82nd Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fatima, Karjat on 15th
  • Paul’s Institute of Communication Education invites you to a Free Screening of “Life Flows On” the internationally acclaimed film on the Global Dementia Challenge and Alzheimer’s Disorder.
  • Citizen Credit Co-operative Bank has announced annual awards for Academic Excellence to be held in January 2018 for the academic year 2016-17.
  • “An Essay competition on the theme “Power of the Media”!

First Death Anniversary Mass

  • Monday, 2nd October at 7.15 p.m. for Albert Marshall D’Souza

Feast of Jesuit Saint

  • Tuesday, 3rd October – St. Francis Borgia, the third Superior General of the Society of Jesus.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 24th Sept., 2017

  • The Family Cell invites all to a Marriage Enrichment Session entitled ‘How to live a Spirit-filled Sacramental Marriage’ by Dr. Richard Pereira on Sunday, 1st October, from 9 am to 10 am in the Arrupe Hall (Formerly Therapy Room).
  • The St. Peter’s Confraternity is organizing a Harvest Festival programme “Aggera” on 1st October at the 9.00 am Mass to be celebrated by Emeritus Bishop Percival Fernandez, with a procession from the Cross site at the junction of Bazaar Cross Road beginning at 8.30 am. Parishioners are invited to join in the procession and Mass. Thereafter you are invited to Lunch for which donor passes are available with Confraternity members.
  • The Senior Citizens will have their fun and fellowship monthly housie programme on Thursday, 28th September at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room. All are welcome.
  • The Andrean Youth Movement is organizing an Inter-parish Hockey and Football Tournament for men and women on 7th, 8th and 15th October at the Andrews Turf Park. You are invited to be present and cheer the parish teams.
  • We request all those who bring cars into the campus, to follow the instructions of the Security Personnel who take instructions from the Parish Priest. We try our best to accommodate cars either in St. Peter’s Square or in the Back Football Ground, as circumstances dictate. Your suggestions in this matter are welcome.

Please check the Notice Board for the following:

  • Koli Mahotsav with authentic Koli Cuisine at St. Andrew’s Turf Park on 30th
  • 82nd Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fatima, Karjat on 15th
  • Paul’s Institute of Communication Education invite you to a Free Screening of “Life Flows On” the internationally acclaimed film on the Global Dementia Challenge and Alzheimer’s Disorder.

First Death Anniversary Mass

  • Monday, 25th September at 7.15 p.m. for Edmund Vessaoker

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 17th Sept., 2017

  • The Youth Group of the Parish invites all young people between the ages of 17 and 35, to a special Youth Mass on Sunday 17th September at 7.00 pm in the Church. Do spread the word about this important initiative.
  • The Family Cell invites all to a Marriage Enrichment Session entitled ‘How to live a Spirit-filled Sacramental Marriage’ by Dr. Richard Pereira on Sunday, 1st October, from 9 am to 10 am in the Arrupe Hall (Formerly Therapy Room).
  • The St. Peter’s Confraternity is organizing a Harvest Festival programme “Aggera” on 1st October at the 9.00 am Mass to be celebrated by Emeritus Bishop Percival Fernandez, with a procession from the Cross site at the junction of Bazaar Cross Road beginning at 8.30 am. Parishioners are invited to join in the procession and Mass. Thereafter you are invited to Lunch for which donor passes are available with Confraternity members.
  • The Government is giving scholarships to Catholic Minority students from Std. 11 up to the MBA and Ph.D. The criteria are: family income less than Rs. 6 lakhs per annum and minimum 50% marks at exam. At 50% half fees paid, at 80% full fees paid and at 85% full fees paid plus cash incentive for the student. Mr. Jaquues D’Cruz for help in applying.
  • The Parish Team requests all those who bring cars into the campus, to follow the instructions of the Security Personnel. We try our best to accommodate cars either in St. Peter’s Square or in the Back Football Ground. We have reports of anger and dissent expressed at being so directed. Please accept these arrangements or approach the Parish Priest with your suggestions.

Please check the Notice Board for the following:

  • Citizen Credit Co-operative Bank has announced annual awards for Academic Excellence to be held in January 2018 for the academic year 2016-17.
  • Interns wanted for Ownership Study offered by Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt. Ltd.

First Death Anniversary Mass

  • Sunday, 24th September at 6.00 p.m. for Merwyn D’Souza

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 10th Sept., 2017

  • Happy Feast of our Lady of the Mount to all our Parishioners! The devotion to our Lady witnessed at the Basilica is consoling evidence that our people acknowledge the divine in their lives. May the devotees imbibe the virtue of courage in the face of suffering from injustice, which Mary displayed!
  • Our Parish Council invites parishioners to volunteer for three tasks at hand:
  1. A group to organize faith, inter-religious and justice-oriented formation sessions for the Parish – the work includes finding resource persons, publicizing the event and making necessary arrangements to hold these.
  2. A few individuals with writing skills to be on the Editorial Board of the Keystone.
  3. Two volunteers to prepare the introduction to the Sunday liturgy.

Volunteers may please contact the Parish Priest or any Council member.

  • The Youth Group of the Parish invites all young people between the ages of 17 and 35, to a special Youth Mass on Sunday 17th September at 7.00 pm in the Church.
  • Advocates will render legal advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 12th September, from 7.15 p.m. onward in the Church parlours.
  • The UCDC announces the services of a Physiotherapist at their Centre on 14th road, between 10 am and 1 pm and from 6 pm to 8 pm. An Ayurvedic doctor is also available from Mon to Fri in the mornings.

Please check the Notice Board for the following

  • Job opportunities offered by various companies

Jesuit Saint of the Week

  • Sunday, 17th September – Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) was a scholar, theologian and intrepid defender of the Faith during the controversies of the Reformation. As a Cardinal he served three Popes who counted on his wisdom and scholarly advice.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 3rd Sept., 2017

  • The Parish Team is grateful that our Parishioners were safe during the floods last week, though we are aware that many homes were flooded. We are also grateful to our workers, Receptionist Catherine and Sacristan Jude for braving the waters on duty. Sacristan Stephen was on time early morning to prepare for the 6.00 am Mass. Mr. Balrup Yadav, Hari and Gurudeep worked beyond the call of duty in getting the Church and Offices cleaned after the waters drained out. Our Office staff showed great commitment in repairing the damage caused in our offices. We are grateful to all who helped.
  • {Not to be read after the 8 am Mass.} The Jesus Club will be celebrating Teachers’ Day tomorrow, 3rd All teachers who frequent our Church, including retired teachers, are invited to participate in the Eucharistic celebration at 8 am followed by a get-together in the St. Stanislaus School Hall.
  • {Not to be read at the evening Masses on Sunday, 3rd} The St. Peter’s parish unit of the Catholic Sabha is holding a training programme on the functioning of Co-operative housing societies at 11 am, on Sunday, 3rd September in the Holy Cross room.
  • The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 8th September in Our Lady’s room.
  • Peter’s Health Cell will have physiotherapist, Dr. Louella D’Souza in attendance from Tuesday, 5th September, and who will be available every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings hereafter. The Cell now has physiotherapists for the entire week.

Please see the Notice board for the following:

  • Synergy Public Relations are offering jobs to young graduates.

First Death Anniversary Masses

  • Tuesday, 5th Sept. at 7.15pm for Johnson Napolean DeSouza
  • Sunday, 10th Sept. at 10.00 am for Gwen Correa

Jesuit Saints of the Week

  • Saturday, 9th September – Peter Claver was ordained a priest in 1616 in Cartagena on the Caribbean coast where he spent the rest of his life ministering to slaves who worked in the mines and plantations.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 27th August, 2017

  • The Jesus Club will be celebrating Teachers’ Day on 3rd All teachers who frequent our Church, including retired teachers, are invited to participate in the Eucharistic celebration at 8 am followed by a get-together in the St. Stanislaus School Hall. Kindly register at the church reception by 28th August.
  • The Social Outreach cell is organizing a clothes drive for the Kohima Region (North East). The clothes are being collected during the Mass timings this Saturday and Sunday at the YSS Centre. Western and Indian clothes, including warm clothes, for adults and children are welcome.
  • We are happy to announce a new initiative consisting of an Intercessory Prayer session in English which will held in the Church every Thursday from 6 to 7 pm, to pray for the Church and country. All are welcome.
  • Pope Francis has declared the 1st of Sept as the World Day of Prayer for the care of creation. We invite you this Friday, 1st Sept, to a special half hour of adoration at 6.30 pm. We will pray for our “ecological conversion” so that we truly become “stewards of God’s creation”.
  • The Jesuits at Vinayalaya are offering an Ignatian Retreat for college and working youth from September 1st to the 3rd. For details please contact Vinayalaya or see our notice board.
  • The St. Peter’s parish unit of the Catholic Sabha is holding a training programme on the functioning of Co-operative housing societies at 11 am, on Sunday, 3rd September in the Holy Cross room.
  • The Senior Citizens’ group will have their monthly housie programme on Thursday, 31st August, in Our Lady’s room. All are welcome.

Please see the Notice board for the following:

  • A course in Basic Counselling Skills on Sunday mornings by the Laity Training Centre at St. John the Evangelist Church, Marol, starting September 3rd.

First Death Anniversary Masses

  • Tuesday, 29th August at 8.30 am for Stanislaus D’Cunha

Jesuit Saints of the Week

  • On Saturday, 2nd September – Saint James Bonnaud and companions who were martyred in 1792, during the French Revolution, because they refused to sign the oath in support of the Civil Constitution of the Clergy passed by the National Constituent Assembly.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 20th August, 2017

  • We invite all young people between the ages of 17 and 35 to a YOUTH MASS this Sunday 20th August at 7.00 pm. This will be a time to connect with each other and with the Lord, in ways that are meaningful to you. Please pass the word around.
  • The Jesus Club will be celebrating Teachers’ Day on 3rd All teachers who frequent our Church, including retired teachers, are invited to participate in the Eucharistic celebration at 8 am followed by a get-together in the St. Stanislaus School Hall. Kindly register at the church reception by 28th August.
  • The Social Outreach cell in organizing a clothes’ drive for the Kohima Region (North East). The clothes will be collected during the Mass timings in the evening of 26th August and all masses on Sunday, 27th August at the YSS Centre. Western and Indian clothes, including warm clothes, for adults and children are welcome.
  • The members of the 14 core groups of the Zonal Small Human Communities are invited to a meeting in the Church at 6.00 pm this Friday, the 25th of August, to consider plans for the year ahead.
  • We thank the Living Voices, a choir conducted by Ms. Blossom Mendonca, for donating the Church with an expensive new Digital Piano which will help us to sing better and will also enable Indian language accompaniment. May God bless your own efforts at sacred music!

Please see the Notice board for the following:

  • The Focolare Movement invites you to come and share the treasures of family life through a programme for couples and parents at St. Pius Seminary, Goregaon on 25th and 26th
  • A course in Basic Counselling Skills on Sunday mornings by the Laity Training Centre at St. John the Evangelist Church, Marol, starting September 3rd.
  • Volunteers are needed for the Archdiocesan Prison Ministry. Your contributions to this ministry, in separately marked envelopes available at side of each door, are also welcome and can be dropped in the Community Fund boxes.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 13th August, 2017

  • Tuesday, 15th August is the Feast of the Assumption of Our Blessed Mother and Independence Day. Masses will be as on Sundays, including an evening Mass at 6.00 pm. We will hoist the National Flag at 9.45 a.m. on St. Peter’s Square.
  • The Social Outreach Cell informs us that “Dhanyavaad” – an evening of fellowship for the Domestic workers is this Sunday, 13th August from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the St. Peter’s KG Hall. Note the change in venue
  • There will be a meeting of Cantors on Thursday 17th August at 8.00 pm in the Holy Cross Room. Please attend.
  • We invite all young people between the ages of 17 and 35 to a YOUTH MASS on Sunday 20th August at 7.00 pm. This will be a time to connect with each other and with the Lord, in ways that are meaningful to you. Please pass the word around.
  • The Mt. Mary’s Basilica requires Ushers / Volunteers, to assist during the Novena and Octave Week. You are welcome to a meeting on 15th August, at 6.00 pm. at the Mount.

Please see the Notice board for the following:

  • A course in Basic Counselling Skills on Sunday mornings by the Laity Training Centre at St. John the Evangelist Church, Marol, starting September 3rd.
  • The Stop Gaps present their Annual Concert at the NCPA on 2nd
  • Volunteers are needed for the Archdiocesan Prison Ministry, which works in 5 Prisons: at Arthur Road, Byculla, Kalyan, Taloja & Thane, and in two Remand Homes, at Dongri and Mankhurd. Your contributions to this ministry, in separately marked envelopes, are also welcome.
  • The Annual Marian night Vigil to pray for Peace will be held on 14th August at Sacred Heart Church, Santa Cruz, from 10 pm to 5.30 am
  • The Catholic Sabha unit of St. Theresa’s announces a presentation on Post Matric Scholarships for Minority students from XI to Ph.D. on the 16th of August, 6.00 pm, at St. Theresa’s school, with a demonstration of the online registration of forms.

First Death Anniversary

  • Wednesday, 16th August at 7.15 pm for Lavinia Lobo

Jesuit Saint of the Week

  • Friday, 18th August – St. Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga was born in Chile and did his studies in Spain and Belgium. On returning to Chile he was a   teacher, counselor, retreat director, author and youth organizer. In Santiago he founded Hogar de Christo for homeless children.

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 6th August, 2017

  • The Jesuit community at St. Peter’s thanks you for your warm wishes and prayerful support on the Feasts of St. Ignatius and St. John Vianney. We are touched by your affection and offer you our commitment.
  • The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 11th August at 8.00 pm in Our Lady’s Room. Parishioners are welcome to send feedback on Parish activities to your community representative, so that we have responses and suggestions from the grassroots.
  • The youth of St. Peter’s are organizing a badminton tournament on Sunday 13th August at St. Joseph’s School Hall. The entry forms will be available at the parish reception during the week. Please check the notice board for details.
  • We also invite all young people between the ages of 17 and 35 to a YOUTH MASS on Sunday 20th August at 7.00 pm. This will be a time to connect with each other and with the Lord, in ways that are meaningful to you. Please pass the word around that this special evening Mass on the 20th is only for Youth.
  • The Social Outreach Cell is hosting “Dhanyavaad” an evening of fun and entertainment for all domestics, on Sunday, 13th August from 5 to 8 pm in St. Stanislaus High School Hall. Advance registrations are compulsory. Kindly register names of all persons attending and collect your coupons from the Parish Office.
  • Advocates will render legal advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 8th August from 7.30 pm onward in the Church parlours.
  • The Parish seeks wider participation in its activities and associations and we request YOU to consider becoming a part of these. We are very much in need of people with ideas to join the Core team of the Faith Formation Cell which will help organize programmes in the Parish. Please contact Mr. Xavier Dias or the Parish Priest. We are also in need of ushers for the Collection at the Sunday Masses. Come, join an activity of the Parish and enrich the Parish with your talents.
  • The Mt. Mary’s Basilica requires Ushers / Volunteers, to assist during the Novena and Octave Week. You are welcome to a meeting on 15th August, at 6.00 pm.
  • Passes for KripaNite on 15th August are available at the Kripa Office at Mt. Carmel Church.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 30th July 2017

  • The Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola will be celebrated on Monday 31st July at all the Masses. There will be a special concelebrated Feast Mass at 7.15 pm with our Jesuit Superior Fr. Oscar Rozario as the main celebrant. You are all welcome to Church to join us.
  • The youth of St. Peter’s are organizing a badminton tournament on 13th August at St. Joseph’s School Hall. The entry forms will be available at the parish reception during the week. Please check the notice board for details.
  • Parishioners are invited to join the various groups and activities in the Parish, so that there is wider participation. We mention two activities today: The Faith Formation Cell requires volunteers who will help organize faith formation sessions for all in the Parish. Please contact the Parish Priest. The Charismatic Group, which meets every Monday evening at 7.30 pm in the Mini Hall above the Youth Centre, invites you to sessions which initiate one into a deeper, personal relationship with Jesus, through shared prayer and reflection. Come, join an activity of the Parish and enrich yourself and the Parish.
  • The Social Outreach Cell is hosting “Dhanyavaad” an evening of fun and entertainment for all domestics, on Sunday, 13th August from 5 to 8 pm in St. Stanislaus High School Hall. Advance registrations are compulsory. Kindly register names of all persons attending and collect your coupons from the Parish Office.

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Monday, 31st July at 7.15 pm for Louisa Concessio
  • Sunday, 6th August at 9.00 am for Rosy D’Souza and at 10.00 am for Marie Menezes

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 23rd July 2017

  • The Novena in preparation for the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola began on Saturday 22nd The celebrants at all the Masses during these days will reflect on common Ignatian themes as a means of deepening our understanding of Ignatian spirituality. The Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola will be celebrated on Monday 31st July. The Parish Mass will be at 7.15 pm celebrated by our Jesuit Superior Fr. Oscar Rozario.
  • The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme on Thursday, 27th July at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room.
  • Children of our Parish are invited to participate in the St. Andrew’s Zonal Competitions in individual elocution, dance, singing and drama. Children between the ages of 8 and 16 are invited to practice every evening at 6.30 pm in the Sacred Heart room, for the Group Dance and Duet Dance on behalf for the South East Zone. Ms. Sheryl Fonseca can be contacted for more information.
  • Stanislaus High School has begun the work of preparing with Astro Turf, its hockey field – the Donnelly Gymkhana, in partnership with a company called Astro Sports. This will enable our students to practice on the surface used today for school tournaments. The adjoining football ground is being leveled for better drainage and maintenance.

First Anniversary Mass:

  • Monday, 24th July at 7.15 pm for Christopher Pereira.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 16th July 2017

 

  • The Parish Council is happy to announce that in elections held this week, Mr. Bonnie Pereira, Bona, has been confirmed as Vice President to complete his term of three years. Three members have also been elected, along with the ex-officio members, to form the Executive Committee of the Council: Ms. Bunny Cardoz, Ms. Genny Martins and Ms Ancella D’Souza. Congratulations for the confidence shown in your commitment.
  • The Jesuit Parish Team is happy to announce a 10-day Ignatian Festival, beginning next Saturday 22nd July and ending on Monday the 31st. The celebrants at all the Masses during these days will reflect on common Ignatian themes especially chosen for their relevance to our Parish life, as part of the Novena to St. Ignatius. The Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola will be celebrated on Monday 31st July, at all Masses. The Parish Mass will be the evening 7.15 pm Eucharist celebrated by our Jesuit Superior Fr. Oscar Rozario. We welcome every Parishioner to daily attend the Eucharist during this 10-day spiritual Festival.
  • The Parish Youth Group invites all young people from the ages of 17 to 35 to a preliminary meeting on Wednesday 19th at 8.00 pm to plan activities of the year ahead. The Parish Priest will make a proposal but we also appeal to all young people to come with new ideas for making our Youth group dynamic.
  • We once again invite you to sessions of counselling and personal prayer for healing, by teams of our Parishioners who have a special calling to the Healing Ministry. They will be available in the Mini Hall above the Youth Centre, every Tuesday, from 10 am to 11.30 am and from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm in the Sacred Heart room on the 1st
  • The Hope and Life group will meet on Wednesday, 19th July at 5.30 pm in the Holy Cross room. All widows are welcome.
  • The St. Andrew’s Zonal Competitions in elocution, dance, singing and drama invite you to participate. Please enquire about details. Our Parish must show a strong participation.

First Anniversary Mass:

  • Monday, 17th July at 7.15 pm for Stephen Rebello and Aurora Pereira

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 9th July 2017

  • The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 14th July at 8.00 pm in Our Lady’s room.
  • Advocates will render free advice and assistance on Tuesday, 11th July from 7.15 pm onwards in the Church parlour rooms.
  • We are happy to announce a Healing Ministry in our Parish, exercising the healing charism of the Holy Spirit. Ms. Christina Lobo and her team are available in the Mini Hall above the Youth Centre, every Tuesday, from 10 am to 11.30 am, for counselling and prayer for healing. On Tuesday evenings, from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, Ms. Doreen and Ms. Mildred will be available for counselling and prayer for healing, in the Sacred Heart room on the 1st All are welcome.
  • Patients with cancer who have pain or loss of appetite or other problems are cared for by a team of doctors, nurses and counselors at the Romila Palliative Centre located at the entrance to Somnath lane. Volunteers will be available after the masses outside our church to give you more information.
  • The Health Cell is happy to announce that Dr. Nigel Gonsalves our Physiotherapist has resumed his Sunday consultations from 9.00 am onwards. The Centre also welcomes Dr. Namratha Fernandes, an ayurvedic expert, who will attend to patients every Friday from 5.30 to 6.30 pm.
  • The BCS is organizing a session on Investments on 9th July, 10.30 am on Investments. See Notice
  • We regret to announce the sudden passing away of Noel Sheth S.J. while on a conference in South America. Details awaited.

First Anniversary Mass:

  • Wednesday, 12th July at 8.30 am for Fr. Benjamin Fernandes SJ.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Feast of St. Peter and Paul, 2nd July 2017

  • The Jesuit Parish Team and the Pastoral Council wish each one of you a very Happy Feast of St. Peter, our Patron. The Parish Feast is being celebrated at every Mass on Saturday evening and on Sunday. However, at the Sunday 10 am Mass we have the dedication of the Pastoral leaders to their special tasks in the Parish and also of all our Parishioners to their special vocation as Lay people.
  • As part of our celebrations, parishioners are invited to visit the food stalls put up in the School Shed today after all Masses.
  • Due to the rains, the Parish will hold delayed celebrations somewhere in November, so that all Parishioners can participate on our open grounds.
  • Our volunteers will offer you a piece of cake at the Church doors after this Mass, as a symbol of our shared celebration.
  • May our Patron, St. Peter, inspire us to dare to metaphorically walk on water!

First Anniversary Mass

  • Sunday, 9th July at 9.00 am for Leela Muckaden

Feast of Jesuit Saint

  • Sunday, 9th July – St. Leo Mangin, a Frenchman, sent to the China Mission, gave his life, in the year 1900, along with more than a thousand of his people, when they were attacked by the Boxers, a secret Chinese society, who asked them to renounce their faith.

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 25th June 2017

 

  • We welcome our former Parish Priest, Fr. Gerard Rodricks, back to our Parish team, from this Sunday. Happy to have you with us.
  • Next weekend we celebrate our Parish Feast of St. Peter at all the Sunday Masses. The 10 am Mass will be a special Mass. As part of our celebrations and to enhance fellowship, parishioners are invited to visit the food stalls put up in the School Shed on Saturday 1st after the evening Masses and on Sunday, 2nd July after all Masses. May our Patron, St. Peter, inspire us to dare to metaphorically walk on water!
  • The first session for those children who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and their parents, will be on Sunday, 25th June at 11.00 am, in Our Lady’s room.
  • The Bombay Catholic Sabha, St Peter’s unit, invites members and others wishing to join, to its Annual General Body Meeting on Sunday 25th at 11.00 am in Our Lady’s Room.
  • The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme on Thursday, 29th June at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room.
  • The Health Cell of our Parish will be conducting a Bone Mineral Density Camp this Friday, 30th June from 9.00 am onwards. Please register at the Center from 5.00 to 7.00 pm.
  • Cardinal Oswald will celebrate a Public Eucharist for the late Cardinal Ivan Dias, on Wednesday June 28th at the Holy Name Cathedral at 6.30 pm. All in the Archdiocese are invited to attend.
  • The Prarthanalaya Sisters welcome you to a Holistic Health Camp from 19th to 29th Details on noticeboard.

First Anniversary Masses

  • Monday, 26th June at 7.15 pm for Alice Rodricks, and Clarrisa Crasto
  • Friday, 30th June at 7.15 pm for Alphonso D’Sa
  • Saturday, 1st July at 6.45 pm for Helen Pereira

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 18th June 2017

  • Eucharistic Ministers for this year in our Parish will be inducted at the 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday, 18th 
  • We encourage all parents to send their children for the 8.00 am Mass and sessions of the Jesus Club which will begin tomorrow, Sunday, 18th
  • The first session for those children who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and their parents, will be on Sunday, 25th June at 11.00 am, in Our Lady’s room. This is a mandatory session for children and parents.
  • In preparation for the feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus there will be a Triduum at the 7.15 pm Mass from 20th to 22nd The feast Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Reuben Tellis on Friday, 23rd June at the 7.15 pm Mass.
  • The Hope and Life Group will have their meeting on Wednesday, 21st June at 5.30 pm in the Holy Cross room. All widows are welcome.
  • The Health Cell of our Parish will be conducting a Bone Density Camp on Sunday, 9th July from 9.00 am onwards. The Mineral Density will indicate the possibility of osteoporosis which can then be treated. Make sure you register at the Center, Monday to Friday, from 5.00 to 7.00 pm.
  • The Bombay Catholic Sabha, St Peter’s Unit, will hold its Annual General Body Meeting on 25th June 2017 at 11 am in the Holy Cross Room. All present Sabha members and those interested in joining, are welcome for the 10 am Mass and the AGM.
  • Holy Family Hospital is holding a Patient Education Programme on Thursday, 22nd June on “All you need to know on H1N1 and Monsoon Related illnesses”. Limited seats, please register!
  • John Bosco Church, Borivili (West) is organizing a programme called “LILAC” for all eligible singles of marriageable age on Sunday, 2nd July from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. Register by Sunday 25th June.
  • The College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan Institute has a series of Short Term courses, conducted in the evenings for those who are interested in social work.
  • The Pauline Cooperators invite you to St. Theresa’s Church for a Thanksgiving Mass celebrated by Bishop Barthol on 25th June at 10 am, on the occasion of the centenary of their Foundation.
  • The Jesus Youth, celebrating their Silver Jubilee, invites you to Shanmukananda Hall next Sunday 25th June for a Mass at 3.30 pm celebrated by Cardinal Oswald, and followed by a Gospel Music concert. Donor passes will be available outside our Church after every Sunday Mass.
  • Our Parish Feast will be celebrated on the 2nd of July. We invite Parishioners to put up Food Stalls in the School Shed, for refreshments after the morning Masses. Please register with the Parish Office.
  • The Toilets in the Parish Office Complex have just been renovated. We thank you for your patience while work was on. These toilets will be open for use during the timings of Parish activities.

Please see the Notice Boards in the Church Lobby for programmes, degree & diploma courses and job opportunities in different fields.

First Anniversary Masses

  • Monday, 19th June at 8.30 am for Leo Francis Lobo

Feast of Jesuit  Saint   

  • Wednesday, 21st June, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Patron of youth. 

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 11th June 2017

  • Eucharistic Ministers for this year in our Parish will be inducted at the 10 am Mass on Sunday, 18th You are welcome to witness this and we request your prayers for the generous candidates.
  • The first session for those children who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, and their parents, will be on Sunday, 25th June at 11.00 am, in Our Lady’s room. This is a mandatory session for children and parents.
  • We encourage all parents to send their children for the Sunday 8 am Children’s Mass and for the sessions of The Jesus Club which follow. These will begin from Sunday, 18th
  • The First Communion next year will be on Sunday, 7th January, 2018. Parents of children who strictly belong to our Parish and who wish their children to receive First Communion are requested to fill and submit a form at the Parish Receptionist or Parish Office by 15th
  • The Novena in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be recited at every Mass beginning on Wednesday, 14th June and will end with a Triduum at the 7.15 pm Mass from the 20th.
  • There will be a meeting of all Cantors on Thursday, 15th June in Our Lady’s room after the 7.15 pm Mass. New members are welcome!
  • The Medical Centre which was closed during the month of May, has reopened on Thursday, 8th We are grateful to Dr. Bosco and his team for providing this useful service.
  • Advocates will render legal advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 13th June from 7.15 pm onward in the Church parlour.
  • Sophia College for women invites Catholic girl students to apply for admission to their BA, BSc, BMM and BSc I.T. courses and for their Junior college in Arts and Science. There is a 50% reservation for Catholic students. The BSc in Hospitality Studies on their campus is open to both boys and girls and also has a reservation for Catholics.

Please see the Notice Boards in the Church Lobby for programmes, various degree & diploma courses, as well as for job opportunities in different fields.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 4th June 2017

  • The members of the Parish Pastoral Council, including the Jesuit Team, wish each of you a very happy Pentecost and a powerful in-filling of God’s spirit.
  • The morning Mass timings on weekdays will revert to 6.00, 6.45, 7.30 and 8.30 am from Monday,  5th June.
  • The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 9th June at 8.00 pm in Our Lady’s room.
  • We encourage all parents to send their children who are in school, from the K.G. to the 10th standard, for the Children’s Mass at 8.00 am and for the sessions of The Jesus Club which follow. These will begin from Sunday, 18th June, 2017.
  • The First Communion next year will be on Sunday, 7th January, 2018. Parents of children who have completed 9 years of age and who strictly belong to our Parish, who wish their children to receive First Communion, are requested to fill and submit a form at the Parish Reception or Parish Office by 15th June, 2017.
  • The Bombay Salesian Society requires a Principal for Don Bosco College at Kurla. The qualifications and other details are posted on the Parish notice board.
  • Please see the Notice Boards in the Church Lobby for various degree & diploma courses, as well as for job opportunities in different fields.

First Anniversary Masses:

  •   Tuesday, 6th June at 7.15 pm for Joseph D’Silva
  •   Sunday, 11th June at 10.00 am for Bernard Buthelo

Feast of Jesuit Saints

  •  Thursday, 8th June – St. James Berthieu.
  •  Friday, 9th June- St. Jose Anchieta.  Anchieta is commonly known as “the Apostle of Brazil”.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 28th May 2017

  • We are happy to announce that our Jesuit Parish Team will be strengthened by the appointment of Fr. Oscar Rosario and Fr. Gerard Rodrigues, as Assistant Parish Priests from the 1st of June.  Fr. Oscar is a senior priest, with rich pastoral experience and was the Assistant Provincial of the Province in his last appointment. He will also be the Jesuit Superior in our Community. Fr. Gerard is well known and loved in our Parish and we welcome him back. He will also continue with his work as National Advisor of the CLC in India.
  • We are grateful for the three years of service in our Parish of Fr. Vijay Colaco, who was transferred to the Shrine of the Infant Jesus in Nashik on the 1st of April. We were also fortunate to have with us Fr. Anuranjan, from Chhattisgarh, who has completed his Media course and will be returning to his Diocese. We wish them a fruitful ministry ahead.
  • We ask your prayers for Fr. Crossy D’Costa, who has gone for an extended treatment of his many ailments and will be out of the Parish for some months. May he have a quick and full recovery.
  • We invite you to the ongoing Pentecost Mission and Novena after the evening Mass on weekdays and after the last Mass on Saturdays and Sundays. Deacons Navin and Ivan, and Fathers Lawrence D’Souza, Ashlyn Chand, Charles Rodrigues and K.T. Emmanuel join us in developing the Theme, “Allowing God’s Spirit to take control of our lives”. We hope you will find this meaningful and transformational.
  • The Mass timings for the coming week will remain as for the month of May and so there will not be a 6.45 am Mass till the 5th of June.
  • The First Communion next year will be on Sunday, 7th January, 2018. Parents of children who strictly belong to our Parish and who wish to receive First Communion are requested to pick up and fill a form from the Parish Receptionist or Parish Office which has to be returned by 15th June, 2017.
  • St. Theresa’s Parish is organizing an outreach in preparation for the Feast of Pentecost conducted by Fr. Sam and his team from Logos Retreat Centre, Bangalore from 1st to 3rd June from 5.00 to 9.30 pm. Children and Youth will have a special session from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm on the same days.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 21st, 2017

  • We invite you to a Pentecost Mission and Novena from Friday, the 26th May to Saturday 3rd June, after the 7.15 pm Mass, from 7.45 to 8.15 pm. External priests and deacons, including Deacon Naveen and Deacon Ivan, and Fathers, Lawrence, Ashlyn Chand, Fio Mascarenhas, Charles Rodrigues and K.T. Emmanuel, will join us in developing the Theme, “Allowing God’s Spirit to take control of our lives”. We hope you will find this meaningful and transformational. Please spread the word about this Feast for our spirits.
  • The Social outreach Cell is hosting a Motivational Sharing Session for Singles conducted by Fr. Charles Rodrigues on Saturday 27th May from 10 am to 2 pm which includes lunch. This programme has been designed for singles between the ages 30 & 60 years and will be the first of many with the aim of creating a ‘Singles Support Group’ in our Parish. Kindly register at the Parish Office.
  • The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme on Thursday, 25th May at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room.
  • Please see the Notice Boards in the Church Lobby for various academic courses, as well as for job opportunities in different fields.

First Death Anniversary Mass:

  • Saturday 27th May at 6.45 pm for Michael J Davis

Jesuit Feast this week:

  • Wednesday 24th May – Our Lady of the Way: The feast of Santa Maria della Strada is celebrated by the Society of Jesus in its communities and parishes. The painting of Santa Maria della Strada was on an external wall of the small chapel of Our Lady of the Way, in Rome where Ignatius prayed and eventually set up the headquarters of his new Society. St. Ignatius had a particular devotion to Our Lady under whose patronage he placed the Society of Jesus. The devotion to Our Lady of the Way is symbolic of the Jesuit who tries to accompany Jesus along the way, as Mary did.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 14th May, 2017

  • The Parish Team is happy to note the good attendance at the Rosary every evening at the Grotto, with the children and volunteers of the Summer Club taking an active part. We encourage all to attend during this month of May.
  • The Parish is organizing a Pentecost Mission and Novena from Friday, the 26th May to Saturday 3rd June, after the 7.15 evening Mass from 7.45 to 8.15 pm. External priests and deacons will join us in developing the Theme, “Allowing God’s Spirit to take control of our lives”. We hope you will find this meaningful and transformational.
  • Parents of children, strictly of our Parish, who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the year 2017-18 are required to pick up and fill an Application form at the Parish Office on or before 20th May 2017.
  • Admissions have opened for Stepping Stone (N.I.O.S.) Study Classes for the next academic year. Registration forms are available with the Parish receptionist.
  • All parishioners are invited to offer their services as Eucharistic Ministers. If you have the time and the desire to faithfully fulfill all the Ministries assigned please collect an Application Form and submit the filled-in form to the Parish Office during working hours on or before 20th May 2017.
  • The Social Outreach Cell is hosting a Motivational Sharing Session for Singles conducted by Fr. Charles Rodrigues on Saturday 27th May from 10 am to 2 pm which includes lunch. This programme has been designed for singles between the ages 30 & 60 years and will be the first of many with the aim of creating a ‘Singles Support Group’ in our Parish. Kindly register at the Parish Office.
  • Please see the Notice Boards in the Church Lobby for various academic courses, as well as for job opportunities in different fields.

 

God bless you for our last week-end collection of Rs 1,15,600/-. The Sunday Collection will go to the Archdiocese. We acknowledge and thank you for your generosity.

 

First Death Anniversary Mass:

FRIDAY, 19TH MAY AT 7.17 PM FOR JOSEPH FERNANDES

Jesuit Feast this week:

Tuesday 16th May – St. Andrew Bobola. This Polish Jesuit did not differ much from his fellow Jesuits in terms either of pursuing holiness or of his missionary zeal.  He worked in several Polish Parishes and in particular, he worked for Christian unity. Over a 6 year period in the mid-17th century, 50 Jesuits were martyred and among them was Andrew. Fifty years after his death, his body was found incorrupt and from then on a devotion to him grew, with many miracles attributed to his intercession. He is named the Patron of Poland.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 7th May, 2017

  • The Parish Team thanks all those who have been involved in the protest action regarding the demolition of the Cross on D’Monte Street. We also encourage all to review the locations of these religious symbols, as an act of charity to the larger community and as discernment of God’s will in this important practical matter of popular devotion.
  • Parents of children, strictly of our Parish, who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the year 2017-18 are required to pick up and fill an Application form at the Parish Office on or before 20th May 2017.
  • Admissions have opened for Stepping Stone (N.I.O.S.) Study Classes for the next academic year. Registration forms are available with the Parish receptionist.
  • All parishioners are invited to offer their services as Eucharistic Ministers. One must have the time and the desire to faithfully fulfill all the Ministries assigned. Application Forms may be collected from the Parish office, duly filled in and submitted to the Parish Office during working hours on or before 20th May 2017.
  • Bulletin distributors are requested to pick up copies of Keystone for distribution from Monday, 8th
  • Please see the Notice Boards in the Church Lobby for various degree & diploma courses, as well as for job opportunities in different fields.

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Tuesday, 9th May at 8.30 am for Fr Peter Ribes, s.j.
  • Friday, 12th May at 7.15 pm for Stanley Rodricks

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 30th April, 2017

  • The Parish Priest and Jesuit team regret the forcible demolition of an old Cross on D’Monte Street by the Ward officer of the Municipality on Saturday afternoon. Representatives of the Catholic community have made representations to the authorities to prevent any further damage and legal options are being looked into. We request all our parishioners to keep calm and to pray for a peaceful solution to this problem.
  • The Parish Team wishes each of you a happy holiday month of May, dedicated to our Lady. May you have refreshing days ahead and safety in travel. Please remember that in the month of May we are forced to drop the 6.45 am Mass on weekdays. All other Masses will remain the same. Apologies to those who are used to this timing.
  • During the month of May the Rosary will be recited at 6.45 pm at the Grotto. All parishioners are encouraged to participate and to join with the children of the Summer Club.
  • Those strictly of our Parish who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the year 2017-2018 are required to fill up an Application form and submit it to the Parish Office on or before 20th May 2017. Forms are available at the Parish office.
  • Admissions open for Stepping Stone (N.I.O.S.) Study Classes from 2nd May 2017. Registration forms are available with the St. Peter’s parish receptionist.
  • The YSS is holding its Annual Summer Holiday Club for children during the month of May 2017. Entry passes are available at the YSS Office.
  • Our Lady’s Home, Dadar (E) is organising an “Apologetics Training Programme” from May 7 to 12 and an “Evangelization Training Programme” from May 14 to 19. For registration kindly see the poster.
  • The Focolare Movement invites all families including adults, youth and children to the Mariapolis, a special family holiday to be held from 25th to 28th May at the Papal Seminary in Pune. This event is entitled “Towards True Happiness”.
  • Dilkhush Teachers’ Training Centre at Juhu, invites applications for their D.Ed course in Special Education which is a two years full time course, recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India, Delhi.
  • 51% seats are reserved for Catholics who wish to enroll in the BMS or MMS programs offered at the Don Bosco Centre for Learning Campus, Kurla. Prior registration is required.
  • Cheshire Home will have a sale of handicraft on St. Peter’s Square after all the weekend Masses. Please patronize their products.
  • Mobai Gaothan Panchayat is holding its Annual East Indian Awards and Food Festival on Thursday, 4th May at St. Andrew’s School Quadrangle from 6 pm onwards.

Please the Notice Boards for the following:

  • Citizencredit Co-operative Bank welcomes you to a training session to help acquaint you with technology based products offered by the Bank, to be held on 6th May at 11 am at the Bank’s Centre, Malad (W). Please contact your nearest branch for registration.
  • The Rendezvous programme for unmarried Catholic singles will be held on Sunday, 7th May at the Goregaon Seminary from 8 am to 6 pm.
  • Holy Family Hospital is offering Coronary Artery Calcium Score and Coronary CT Scan.

First Anniversary mass:

  • Thursday, 4th May at 7.15 pm for Denis Michael Tauro

Jesuit Saint of the week:

  • Thursday, 4th May – St Jose Rubio known as the Apostle of Madrid

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 23rd April, 2017

  • Those strictly of our Parish who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the year 2017-2018 are required to fill up an Application form and submit it to the Parish Office on or before 20th May 2017. Forms are available at the Parish office.
  • The timings of Masses on weekdays in the month of May will be 6.00, 7.30 and 8.30 am with the evening Mass at the usual 7.15 pm. We are forced to drop the 6.45 am Mass. Apologies to those who are used to this timing.
  • During the month of May the Rosary will be recited at 6.45 pm at the Grotto. All parishioners are encouraged to participate.
  • The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme on Thursday, 27th April at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room.
  • The YSS is holding its Annual Summer Holiday Club for children during the month of May 2017. Entry passes are available at the YSS Office. Volunteers and Donors are requested to contact the YSS between 7 and 9 pm.
  • There will be three family holiday camps at our Villa in Lonavala from 8th to 29th May, 2017. Forms are available at the Church reception.
  • The Bombay East Indian Association is having their annual Social ‘Dugracha Maan’ on 23rd April 2017 at the Bandra Gymkhana at 7 pm. Please contact your zonal representatives on the poster for your dinner passes.
  • Our Lady’s Home, Dadar (E) is organising an “Apologetics Training Programme” from May 7 to 12 and an “Evangelization Training Programme” from May 14 to 19. For registration kindly see the poster.
  • The Focolare Movement invites all families including adults, youth and children to the Mariapolis, a special family holiday to be held from 25th to 28th May at the Papal Seminary in Pune. This event is entitled “Towards True Happiness” with a special focus on the suffering of Jesus on the cross. Kindly see the notice board for further details.

Please check the Notice Board for the following

  • The Couples for Christ is organizing a one hour session for married couples entitled ‘Takes Three to Tango on 30th April from 10.30 to 11.30 am in the Bosco Hall, St Andrew’s parish.
  • The Rendezvous programme for unmarried Catholic singles will be held on Sunday, 7th May at the Goregaon Seminary from 8 am to 6 pm.
  • A Novena from Monday 24th April to Tuesday 2nd May at 6.30 pm will be held at the 192 year old Patla Miracle Cross Prarthnalaya, near Hotel Rang Sharda, Bandra Reclamation.

First Anniversary masses:

  • Tuesday, 25th April at 7.15 pm for Catherine Remedios
  • Sunday, 30th April at 10 am for Monica Pereira and at 6 pm for Anthony Menezes

Jesuit Saint of the week:

  • Thursday, 26th April – Peter Canisius. A renowned Dutch Jesuit priest, known for his strong support for the Catholic faith during the Protestant Reformation and for Restoration of the Catholic Church in Germany after the Protestant Reformation where he contributed largely to the work of the Society of Jesus, which he led. He is venerated as a saint and a Doctor of the Church.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 16th April, 2017

  • The Jesus Club is organizing “Vacation Bible Joy” for all children from the 17th to 21st April from 2.00 to 4.00 pm in the School class rooms on the ground floor. Kindly register at the Reception. We encourage all parents to register their children so that they can learn more about the Bible.
  • The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 21st April at 8 pm in Our Lady’s room.
  • The Hope and Life group will have their meeting on 19th April at 5.30 pm in the Holy Cross room. All widows are welcome.
  • The YSS will hold the Agnelo Murzello Floodlit Volleyball and Throw ball Tournament from 20th to 23rd April on St. Peter’s Square. Entry forms are available at the YSS office. The YSS also requests students to donate their used Text books and Guides at the YSS Office between 7 and 9 p.m.
  • The Xavier Institute of Communications, St Xavier’s College, Mumbai, is conducting a course on Public Speaking & Personality Development in their Institute, from 17th to 27th April, 2017. For details please see the Notice Board.
  • The Bible Committee is organizing a ten day Bible course named ‘Journeying through the Old Testament’ from 19th to 30th Accommodation is available. Further details on the Notice Board.
  • Mobai Gaothan Panchayat will be hosting an East Indian Musical Comedy Play “Khachevarcha Nach” at St. Andrew’s Auditorium, on Thursday, 20th April at 7.30 pm.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 9th April, 2017

  • The Palm Sunday Masses in our Parish will be at 6.45 and 7.45 pm on Saturday and at 6, 7.30, 9 and 10 am. The Sunday evening Masses will be as usual. The 7.30 am Mass will have the formal blessing of palms, with procession. Those participating in the other Masses are requested to pick up a palm before entering the Church.
    The Veronica Service will be on the School Front grounds at 7.00 pm on Palm Sunday.
  • In preparation for Easter, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be administered this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10th to 12th April, from 5 pm to 8.00 pm in the Church and School Shed.
  • The Mass for the sick on Maundy Thursday, 13th April, will be at 5.30 pm in the Church and the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30 pm on the School Front grounds. You are also invited to the adoration from 11 pm to midnight which will be conducted by the St. Peter’s Youth group.
  • The Good Friday service will be at 6.00 pm and the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday will be at 8.00 pm on the School Front grounds. Please note the other services in the mornings as per the Schedule on the notice boards.
  • The Jesuit School Management is hosting a Human Rights Event on the school backgrounds, entitled, “Trans-Gender Empowerment Mela” this weekend, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Please do visit the Exhibition stalls and encourage the efforts to bring these people into the mainstream.
  • The Jesus Club is organizing “Vacation Bible Joy” for all children from the 17th to 21st April from 2.00 to 4.00 pm in the School class rooms on the ground floor. Kindly register at the Reception. We encourage all parents to register their children so that they can learn more about the Bible.
  • Advocates will render advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 11th April from 7.15 pm onward in the Church parlours.
  • The YSS will hold the Agnelo Murzello Floodlit Volleyball and Throw ball Tournament from 20th to 23rd April on St. Peter’s Square. Entry forms are available at the YSS office. The YSS also requests students to donate their used Text books and Guides at the YSS Office between 7 and 9 p.m.
  • The Xavier Institute of Communications, St Xavier’s College, Mumbai, is conducting a course on Public Speaking & Personality Development in their Institute, from 17th to 27th April, 2017. For details please see the Notice Board.
  • The Bible Committee is organizing a ten day Bible course named ‘Journeying through the Old Testament’ from 19th to 30th Accommodation is available. Further details on the Notice Board.
  • We are grateful to the Catholic Bible Institute located in our Parish on Hill Road, which conducted the 4 Lenten Bible Sessions on the Passion Narratives. Dr. Renu Silvano and Fr. Fio Mascarenhas were appreciated for the enriching sessions which helped many to understand the Bible better and to apply it to their lives. The Bible Institute publishes, Bible Aglow, a periodical which you can subscribe to at the Parish Office. We look forward to continuing sessions on the Bible during the year ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 2nd April, 2017

 

  • Next Sunday, 9th April, is Palm Sunday. There will be a special Palm Sunday Mass at 7.30 am with the blessing of Palms, Procession and Eucharist. There will be no 7.00 am or 8.00 am Masses. The Saturday evening Masses and the Sunday 6 am, 9 am, 10 am and evening Masses will be as usual and those participating are requested to pick up a palm before entering the Church.
  • The final session of the Passion Narratives will be on Thursday, 6th April at 7.00 pm given by Fr. Fio Mascarenhas, in Our Lady’s room. We apologize for the lack of clarity in the schedule which led to several participants coming last Thursday.
  • Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be making their Lenten collection on behalf of the poor this weekend at all Masses on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April outside the Church. A stall selling various gift items at nominal prices will also be put up to raise funds for the SVP.
  • The Social Outreach Cell is organizing a SPA day for the housebound on Monday, 10th Aprilfrom 9:30 am  Kindly register at the Parish Office.
  • The Mt. Carmel’s Confraternity is organizing the East Indian Manoranjan on Easter Sunday from 6.00 pm onwards at their Quadrangle. Entry passes are available in their Church compound.
  • The YSS is holding the Agnelo Murzello Floodlit Volleyball and Throw ball Tournament from 20th to 23rd April on St. Peter’s Square. Entry forms are available at the YSS office.
  • The Holy Family Hospital is having a “Diabetes & Pregnancy” programme with Dr Vaishali Naik on 22nd April at 11 am. Included in this programme is an educational lecture with a question/answer session and a 20% discount on related tests.
  • Anne’s Church presents, “In the footsteps of the Master” a short Lenten play in music and dance on Palm Sunday evening 9th April at 7.00 pm on the Church grounds.

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 26th March, 2017

  • The Parish Priest Fr. Frazer would like you to know that disappointment has turned to gratitude, with our special Lenten programmes drawing a full house, both for the Bible Study on Thursdays as well as the Ignatian spirituality sessions. We encourage a wider participation in such special programmes of enrichment – we think the participants will bear witness to their value. The Ignatian Spirituality Course will begin with the Eucharist this Sunday 26th at 9.00 am in the School Museum, first floor.
  • Bandra school students, boys and girls, can now switch to Cambridge education from the 8th Std onwards. Parents and girls and boys interested, are invited to an Interactive Session on the Cambridge (IGCSE) board curriculum, on the 1st of April at 9.00 am in the St Stanislaus High School Hall. All parents of students from St. Stanislaus are expected at 8.30 am for a prior meeting on academic programmes for the next year.
  • The Parish Unit of the Bombay Catholic Sabha invites you to register by Tuesday 28th, for the Lenten Pilgrimage to the shrine of our Lady at Uttan, Bhatti, on the 2nd of April. Details regarding registration are on the Parish Notice board.
  • The Social Outreach Cell is organizing a SPA day for the housebound on Monday, 10th Aprilfrom 9:30 am  Kindly register at the Parish Office.
  • The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme at 5.30 pm on Thursday, 30th March, in Our Lady’s room.
  • Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be making their Lenten collection on behalf of the poor at all Masses on Saturday 1st and Sunday, 2nd April outside the Church. A stall selling various gift items at nominal prices will also be put up to raise funds for the SVP.
  • The NGO: SNEHA has launched the Romila Palliative Care Centre in the campus of Holy Family Hospital, offering OPD and home-based Palliative care, free of cost, to patients with life-limiting conditions, primarily cancer. Parishioners are encouraged to use this facility.
  • The Bassein Catholic Co-op. Bank Ltd cordially invites you to the inauguration of the Bank’s Bandra West branch at “Turner Heights”, Turner Road, on Thursday, 30th March at 11 am sharp.
  • There will be three family holiday camps at our Villa in Lonavala from 8th to 29th May, 2017. Forms are available at the Church reception.

Please check the Notice Boards for the following:

  • Recollection on 2nd April at Premankur, St Pius Complex, Goregaon for young working women, by the Daughters of the Heart of Mary (Nirmala Niketan Sisters).
  • Technical courses at Joseph Cardijn Technical School in April and May.
  • Other courses for the young in Nursing, Early Child Care and Teacher’s Certificate.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices  for the Week – Sunday, 12th March, 2017

  • The Parish Priest Fr. Frazer would like to express disappointment at the poor response to the Special Lenten Programmes of the Parish. A special Biblical Study Programme commenced on Thursday, 9th March on the Passion Narratives. Those of you who have missed the first session may come for the sessions on the remaining 3 Thursdays of March, from 7 to 8 pm.
  • Similarly, we offer Parishioners a practical method to relate to God and to understand His plans for us in our daily lives, through sessions on the Ignatian Way, on Sundays 19th and 26th March, from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm in the School Museum. Please register at the Parish Reception as soon as possible as the number of participants is limited to 50.
  • The Children’s Sunday School will remain closed from 19th March till mid June.
  • The Hope & Life group will have their meeting on Wednesday, 15th March at 5.00 pm in the Holy Cross room.
  • Advocates will render advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 14th February from 7.15 pm onward in the Church parlours.
  • The Diocesan Human Life Committee will be celebrating the annual Pro Life day, on Sunday, 26th This 20th anniversary will commence with Mass at St. Michael’s church at 8.30 am followed by the programme at the Church auditorium. Members of the Pro Life, Family Cell and Hope & Life groups may please try to go for the celebration.

Please check the Notice Boards for the following:

  • Holy Week Net Retreat by Fr Errol Fernandes, s.j.
  • Way of the Cross in song, drama and dance on Sunday, 19th March at 7.15 pm at St. Andrew’s Church.
  • Admissions open to Diploma Early Childhood Care and Education Course at St Xavier’s Institute of Education Society.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 5th March, 2017

  • Registrations are open at the Parish Reception for the 2 special Lenten programmes:

A Biblical Study Programme  which will be held on the Thursdays of Lent beginning from this Thursday, 9th March, from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, on the Passion Narratives, to be held in Our Lady’s Room and given by the Staff of the Catholic Bible Institute, Hill Road –  Dr Renu Silvano and Fr. Fio Mascarenhas S.J.

AND Sessions on Ignatian Spirituality – a practical method to relate to God and to understand His plans for us in our daily lives – on Sundays 19th and 26th March, from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm in the School Museum on the 1st Floor, conducted by Fr. Charles Rodrigues S.J. and Fr. Gerard Rodrigues S.J. The number of participants is limited to 50 and so, early registration is important.

  • The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 10th March at 8.00 pm in Our Lady’s room.
  • There will be a Lenten recollection for Eucharistic ministers on Monday, 13th March at the Villa in Lonavala. All Eucharistic ministers are invited to attend. Kindly register with Damian.
  • For our observance of a CARBON FAST this Lent, encouraged by Pope Francis, each of us is reminded of our sacred duty to protect creation, through reducing our use of electricity, water and plastic. Each Parishioner is urged to adopt practical measures towards a Carbon Fast. We pray that our change in lifestyle will be creative and inspired by God’s Spirit.
  • St Theresa’s Parish will have a Lenten Mission preached by the Redemptorist Fathers from Bangalore from Sunday 5th March to Saturday 11th The Main preaching is from 7.30 to 9.00 pm.
  • Mobai Gaothan Panchayat will hold their Annual Rally on Sunday, 5th March at about 10.30 a.m. starting from Mount Mary Basilica via St Andrew’s Church and ending at St Stanislaus School grounds.

Please check the Notice Boards for the following:

  • The post of a Marketing & Business Development Manager at St. Paul’s Institute of Communication Education.
  • The post of a Data Entry Operator at Better Yourself Books and Media Pvt. Ltd. run by the St. Paul Fathers.

First Death Anniversary Masses:

  • Monday, 6th March at 7.15 pm for Mavis Dias
  • Friday, 10th March at 8.30 am for Fr Albert Jou, S.J.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 26th Feb, 2017

  • We are happy to announce that Fr. Luke Rodrigues has been appointed by the Jesuit Father General as Assistant to the Provincial of the Bombay Province. He will leave for the Provincial’s residence this Sunday. Congratulations and God’s blessings on his work ahead.
  • This Wednesday, 1st March, is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the holy season of Lent. Ashes will be blessed at the 6 am Mass, with imposition of ashes after every Mass. Besides the weekday Masses, there will be two extra masses on Ash Wednesday at 5.15 and 6.15 pm.
    The evening Mass on all Fridays in the season of Lent has been rescheduled to 7 pm and will be followed by the Stations of the Cross.
  • A special Biblical Study Programme will be held on the Thursdays of Lent beginning from 9th March, from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, on the Passion Narratives, to be held in Our Lady’s Room. The Staff of the Catholic Bible Institute, Hill Road: Dr Renu Silvano, Director and Fr. Fio Mascarenhas S.J., will guide the study. The Bible must nourish our spirituality. Register at the Parish Reception.
  • No member of our Jesuit Parish can claim to be a Parishioner, without a deeper knowledge of Ignatian Spirituality. We offer Parishioners a practical method to relate to God and to understand His plans for us in our daily lives, through sessions on Sundays 19th and 26th March, from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm in the School Museum on the 1st Conducted by Fr. Charles Rodrigues S.J. and Fr. Gerard Rodrigues S.J. Please register at the Parish Reception.
  • In response to Pope Francis’ request to protect creation, the Archdiocesan Office for Environment has planned a Carbon Fast during Lent for all the parishes in the Archdiocese. St. Peter’s Parish has been allotted next Saturday, 4th March for the fast. Our fast would be to use less water, electricity and plastic. Let’s commit to this not just on the 4th but all through Lent.
  • There will be a Lenten recollection for Eucharistic ministers on Monday, 13th March at the Villa in Lonavala. All Eucharistic ministers are invited to attend. Kindly register at the Parish Office.
  • Registrations are open for Batch 12 of Power to Lead – A transformational Christian Leadership Programme based on Gospel Values. The programme develops thinking and leadership skills and enables participants to discover their life’s purpose. It inspires Catholics to take up leadership positions in Society. We would be happy if some of our young Parishioners sign up for this programme which is held every Sunday for 7 months.
  • To mark International Women’s Day the Archdiocesan Women’s Commission has organized a function on Sunday, March 5that St. Joseph Secondary School Hall, from 30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Women and men are invited to attend. Registration charges are Rs.30 per head inclusive of breakfast and lunch.
  • Mobai Gaothan Panchayat will hold their Annual Rally on Sunday, 5th March at about 10.30 a.m. starting from Mount Mary Basilica and ending at St Stanislaus School grounds.
  • Bulletin distributors are requested to pick up copies of the Lenten Programme 2017 for distribution from Monday, 27th

First Death Anniversary Masses:

  • Thursday, 2nd March at 8.30 am for Edward Mendes
  • Saturday, 4th March at 6.45 pm for Anthony Julius D’Silva

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 19th February, 2017

  • The Parish team encourages all our Parishioners to ensure they vote in the local elections on Tuesday, as this is a constitutional duty/ We should take to the Lord for discernment the choice of candidates that are suitable to work for the good of all, including the disadvantaged. It is very important to judge the agenda and track record of Political parties which play such an important part in our political system.
  • The Health Cell of our parish will conduct a Mineral Bone Density Camp this Sunday 19th February from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Please get yourself tested to detect Osteopenia and Osteoporosis.
    The Physiotherapy unit is pleased to announce that apart from Dr Zenia Irani who is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Dr Nigel Gonsalves will attend to patients on Sundays from 9.30 a.m. onwards.
  • There will be a meeting of all Cantors and Musicians of our parish on Thursday, 23rd February in Our Lady’s room after the 7.15 p.m. Mass.
  • We request all our Parishioners to join the Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Mt. Mary’s Basilica on Friday, 24th It is an occasion to give thanks to our Blessed Mother. There will be no 7.30 and 8.30 a.m. Masses in the Church on this day. Please assemble on St. Peter’s Square at 7.30 a.m.
  • Registrations are open for Batch 012 of Power to Lead – A transformational Christian Leadership Programme based on Gospel Values. The programme inspires Catholics to take up leadership positions in society. Sr Nimiksha and her team will be sitting outside the Church for registration after Masses on Sunday. Details about this course are on the notice board.
  • On the occasion of the Catholic Press Month, a symposium on ‘Print Media in a Digital World’ will be organized by the Daughters of St Paul on Saturday, 25th February from 4.30 to 7.00 p.m. at their multi-purposed hall on Waterfield Road.
  • To mark International Women’s Day the Archdiocesan Women’s Commission has organized a function on Sunday, 5th Marchat St. Joseph Secondary School Hall from 30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Women and men are invited to attend. Registration charges are Rs.30 per head for breakfast and lunch. Please check the poster.

Please check the Notice Boards for the following:

  • Applications are open online for standard 8 Checkpoint and standard 9 IGCSE for the academic year 2017-2018 at St Stanislaus International School for boys and St. Joseph’s Convent International School for girls.
  • Inner Healing Retreat in preparation for Lent from 24th to 26th February at St Francis of Assisi Church, Bandra.
  • A gathering of eligibles looking for life partners, at the Infant Jesus Bureau, Jogeshwari East on Sunday, 19th February from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
  • St Joseph’s Convent High School Ex-students’ Association invites you to their Food festival on Sunday, 19th February from 5 to 10 pm at the Joseph’s Dreamland grounds.

First Death Anniversary Masses:

  • Tuesday 21st February at 7.15 p.m. for Ann Pinheiro
  • Wednesday, 22nd February at 7.15 p.m. for Stella Rodrigues
  • Friday, 24th February at 7.15 p.m. for Maximana Gomes

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 12th February, 2017

  • A special Mass to pray for students appearing for their 10th, 12th and Final Year examinations will be celebrated on Sunday, 12th February at 11 am in the Church. This Mass will be conducted by the Youth. We encourage all students appearing for these examinations and their parents to attend. This mass will also be offered for the intentions received at the crib during Christmas.
  • World Marriage Day will be celebrated onSunday, 12th February at the 6 pm Eucharist followed by a get together on St. Peter’s Square. Coupons will be available at the Parish Office and the Parish Reception.
  • The Bombay Catholic Sabha in association with AGNI invites you to attend a “MEET YOUR CANDIDATE” PROGRAM for Ward 101 (old ward no.96) on Sunday, 12th February at 11 am sharp at St Joseph’s Convent Secondary School Hall.
  • Advocates will render advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 14th February from 7.15 pm onward in the Church parlours.
  • The Hope and Life Group will have their meeting on Wednesday, 15th February at 5.30 p.m. in the Holy Cross room. All widows are welcome.
  • The Health Cell of our parish will conduct a Mineral Bone Density Camp on Sunday 19th February from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please get yourself tested to detect Osteopenia and Osteoporosis. Kindly register at the Centre from Monday to Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m.
  • The Physiotherapy unit is pleased to announce that apart from Dr Zenia Irani who is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Dr Nigel Gonsalves will attend to patients on Sundays from 9.30 am onwards.
  • There will be a meeting of all Cantors and Musicians of our parish on Thursday, 23rd February in Our Lady’s room after the 7.15 pm Mass. Do come with your suggestions.
  • We request all our Parishioners to join the Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Mt. Mary’s Basilica on Friday, 24th It is an occasion to give thanks to our Blessed Mother for all the graces received through her intercession. There will be no 7.30 and 8.30 am Masses in the Church on this day. Please assemble on St. Peter’s Square at 7.30 am.

 Please check the Notice Boards for the following:

  • Applications are open online for standard 8 Checkpoint and standard 9 IGCSE for the academic year 2017-2018 at St Stanislaus International School and St. Joseph’s Convent International School.
  • Inner Healing Retreat in preparation for Lent from 24th to 26th February at St Francis of Assisi Church, Bandra.
  • A gathering of eligibles looking for life partners, at the Infant Jesus Bureau, Jogeshwari East on Sunday, 19th February from 10 am to 4.30 pm.
  • St Joseph’s Convent high School Ex-students’ Association invites you to their Food festival on 18th and 19th February from 5 to 10 pm at the Joseph’s Dreamland grounds.

First Death Anniversary Masses:

  • Thursday, 16th February at 8.30 a.m. for Mary Mascarenhas and at 7.15 p.m. for Romeo Francis Remedios.
  • Saturday, 18th February at 6.45 p.m. for Leticia Gonsalves

Feast of Jesuit Saints:

  • Wednesday, 15th February, Claude la Colombiere, Apostle of devotion to the Sacred Heart.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 5th February, 2017

  • The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on 25 of our Parish youth on Sunday, 5th February at the 10 am Mass. Please come and encourage them as they take this step into adult faith.
  • The youth will have a screening of the movie ‘Saved’ on Tuesday, 7th February at 7 pm in Our Lady’s room. All youth are invited.
  • A special Mass to pray for students appearing for their 10th, 12th and Final Year examinations will be celebrated on Sunday, 12th February at 11 am in the Church. This Mass will be conducted by the Youth. We encourage all students appearing for these examinations and their parents to attend. This mass will also be offered for the intentions received at the crib during Christmas.
  • The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 10th February at 8.00 pm in Our Lady’s room.
  • World Marriage Day will be celebrated onSunday, 12th February at the 6 pm Eucharist followed by a get together on St. Peter’s Square. Coupons will be available at the Parish Office and the Parish Reception.
  • The third Quest 2017 weekend programme titled, “Discerning God’s Will in My Life” for working youth, both men and women, will be at Muktisagar Prabodhan Kendra, Uttan on Sunday, 12th Last date for registration is 8th February. The group leaves at 4 pm sharp from St Pius X Seminary, Goregaon.
  • The Bombay Catholic Sabha in association with AGNI invites you to attend a “MEET YOUR CANDIDATE” PROGRAM FOR Ward 101 (old ward no.96) on Sunday, 12th February at 11 am sharp at St Joseph’s Convent Secondary School Hall. Please attend this important meeting to make an informed choice of candidate.
  • Bulletin distributors are requested to pick up copies of the Keystone from Monday, 6th

Please check the Notice Boards for the following:

  • Applications are open online for standard 8 Checkpoint and standard 9 IGCSE for the academic year 2017-2018 at St Stanislaus International School and St. Joseph’s Convent International School.
  • Inner Healing Retreat in preparation for Lent from 24th to 26th February at St Francis of Assisi Church, Bandra.
  • A gathering of eligibles looking for life partners, at the Infant Jesus Bureau, Jogeshwari East on Sunday, 19th February from 10 am to 4.30 pm.

First Death Anniversary

Sunday 12th February at 10 am for Mary Mascarenhas.

Feast of Jesuit Saints:

Monday, 6th February, SS Paul Miki, was a Jesuit Novice who was crucified in Nagasaki, Japan with 25 companions – Japanese Laymen, Jesuits, and Franciscans, among them, our Indian Saint Gonsalo Garcia. These 26 were the First Martyrs in the Great Persecution at the end of the 16th century.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 29th January, 2017

  • The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on 26 of our Parish youth next Sunday, 5th February at the 10 am Mass. Please come and encourage them as they take this step into adult faith.
  • A special Mass to pray for students appearing for their 10th, 12th and Final Year examinations will be celebrated on Sunday, 12th February at 11 am in the Church. This Mass will be conducted by the Youth. We encourage all students appearing for these examinations and their parents to attend.
  • We mourn the passing away of Jesuit Fr. Fred Sopenya, on the 25th of January at the age of 90. Spanish by birth, he spent his life in India and finally secured Indian citizenship last year. His ministry in Andheri and Raigad was especially blessed by God.
  • Jesuit Father Velinkar of St. Xavier’s College is offering for sale in our Church Lobby, two books authored by him:  one on 16thcentury Goa entitled, “On the Spice Trail”, and the other about the 25-year history of 16th century Salcete entitled, “India and the West”. They treat of different aspects of Goa but especially of its reception of the Christian faith. Jesuit Bro. Manoel Gomes, who played an important part in this work in Goa, was transferred to Bandra and with other Jesuits, built St Andrew’s Church (now celebrating its 4th centenary). They are reported to have converted nearly the whole of Bandra to the Catholic Faith. Bro. Gomes was so successful that his surname was assumed by many in the neighbouring Jesuit parishes, Marol, Kondita, Thana and Powai. The two books are sold at a concessional price of Rs.200/- and Rs.100/- .
  • World Marriage Day will be celebrated onSunday 12th February at the 6pm Eucharist followed by a get together on St. Peter’s Square. Coupons will be available next weekend onwards.
  • The third Quest 2017 weekend programme titled, “Discerning God’s Will in My Life” for working youth, both men and women, will be at Muktisagar Prabodhan Kendra, Uttan on Sunday, 12th Last date for registration is 8th February. The group leaves at 4 pm sharp from St Pius X Seminary, Goregaon.
  • Citizen Credit Cooperative Bank invites you for the presentation of the Annual Awards for Academic Excellence on Thursday, 2nd February at 4.30 pm at St. Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra, including an Interactive Session on “Career Opportunities” by Mr. Roger Pereira, Director.

Please check the Notice Boards for the following:

  • Life Enhancing and Relationship Management Course organised by the Laity Training Centre at St John the Evangelist Church, Marol and the Pauline Fathers’ Institute, Bandra.
  • The Rendezvous Program for unmarried Catholic Singles will be held on Sunday, 5th February 2017 at the Goregaon Seminary from 8 am to 6 pm.

Feast  of Jesuit Saints

  • Saturday, 4th February: S. John de Brito, B Rudolph Aquaviva & Companions – John de Brito, from a princely family of Portugal, was one of the earliest Jesuit missionaries in India to adopt elements of the local culture in his evangelization. He was eventually martyred in Tamil Nadu, because of his success in bringing people of all castes to Christ.

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 22nd  January, 2017

  • Registration for the Workshop for Youth on Sundays 22nd and 29th from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm is still open. Please register at the venue, St. Stanislaus School Museum, on the first floor, at 8.40 am.
  • The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on 26 of our Parish youth on Sunday, 5th February at the 10 am Mass. Please come and encourage them as they take this step into adult faith.
  • The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme on Thursday, 26th January at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room. All are welcome
  • Andrew’s College presents “A Streak of Blue” – a Musical on the life of St. Mother Teresa on Wednesday, 25th January at St. Andrew’s Auditorium at 7.00 pm. Passes will be available at St. Andrew’s Church office at the Church office timings, and at our Parish Reception after this Mass.

Please check the Notice Boards for the following:

  • The Rendezvous Program for unmarried Catholic Singles will be held on Sunday, 5th February 2017 at the Goregaon Seminary from 8 am to 6 pm.
  • The Republic Day Parade with our Bandra School Children and the Armed Forces at 7.00 am, Band Stand.

First Death Anniversary:

Sunday, 29th January at 6.00 pm for Michael Baptista

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 15th  January, 2017

  1. Registration for the Workshop for our young people between the ages of 20 and 35, on Spirituality for the 21st Century, to be held on Sundays 22nd and 29th January from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm will be accepted after these Sunday Masses at the Church Entrance and during the week at the Parish Reception. A golden opportunity for our Youth to learn methods of self awareness and sound decision-making for life.
  2. The Archdiocese requests participation in a Service for the Christian Unity Octave to be held at Dadar, Salvation Church on January 20th from 7.45 pm to 9.00 pm. A bus will be arranged for our parishioners to attend this programme, leaving our Church compound at 6.30 pm. We welcome your participation. Please register your name at the Church Reception.
  3. The Hope and Life group will have their meeting on Wednesday, 18th January at 5.30 pm in the Holy Cross room. All widows are welcome.

Please check the Notice Boards for the following:

  • Carmel Fiesta 2017 by the Ex-student Association of Apostolic Carmel on 18th and 19th January on the school grounds from 4 pm onwards.
  • 24th All-Religion Prayer and Get-together on Monday, 30th January at National College Auditorium, Linking Road.

First Death Anniversary:

  • Tuesday, 17th January at 8.30 am for Rudy Rodrigues
  • Friday, 20th January at at 7.15 pm for Conrad Bruno Da Almeida
  • Sunday, 22nd January at 9.00 am for Oscar Patel

Jesuit Saint of the week:

  • 19th January, St John Ogilvie, Scottish Martyr.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 8th January, 2017

  1. We are very happy to announce that Jesuit Father Luke Rodrigues has been appointed by His Eminence, as Assistant Parish Priest at St. Peter’ Church. Fr. Luke has just returned from 6 years in Rome where he was the International Director of the Christian Life Communities or CLC. We welcome Fr. Luke back home, since he and his family lived in our Parish. It may be of interest to mention that Fr. Luke is the brother of Bishop John Rodrigues and of Diocesan Parish Priest Fr. Savio.
  2. 32 children of our Parish will receive Jesus in Holy Communion for the first time today, 8th January 2017 at the 10 am Mass. We encourage as many of our Parishioners as possible to be present to encourage them on this very important day.
  3. Registration for the Workshop for our young people between the ages of 20 and 35, on Ignatian Spirituality, to be held on Sundays 22nd and 29th January from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm will be accepted after these Sunday Masses at the Church Entrance and during the week in the Parish Office. A golden opportunity for our Youth to practice meaningful religion and to learn sound decision-making for life.
  4. The Jesus Club will resume organising the 8 am Children’s Eucharistic celebration and Sunday School classes on 15th January, 2017.
  5. The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 12th January at 8 pm in Our Lady’s room.
  6. The Couples for Christ is organising a one hour session for married couples entitled “Are Marriages made in Heaven?” on Sunday, 15th January at 10.30 am in the Bosco Hall, St Andrew’s Church.
  7. Advocates will render advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 9th February from 7.15 pm onward at the Church parlours.
  8. The St Peter’s Unit of the Bombay Catholic Sabha is organising ”A Glaucoma Camp” by Dr Ryan D’Souza with a presentation and free eye pressure check-up on Sunday 15th January from 9 am to 12 noon in the Therapy Room. You may contact the Church reception for registration.
  9. The 148th Birth anniversary of Venerable Fr Agnelo will be celebrated on 21st January with novena services from 12th January for the beatification. There will be a solemn concelebrated Mass at 6 pm on 21st Please check the notice board for details.

Please check the Notice Boards for the following:

  • Job seekers are to register at the Mahim unit of the Bombay Catholic Sabha office, for various vacancies available at RACE, Mahim.
  • Leny Serrao’s invitation to “Never the Same”, an evening of song and dance at 7.30 pm on 26th January, at St. Andrew’s Auditorium.

First Death Anniversary:

  • Wednesday, 11th Jan at 7.15 pm for Roquelina Crescilda Fernandes
  • Thursday, 12th Jan at 7.15 pm Anthony Francis D’Costa; Trofina Martins
  • Saturday, 14th Jan at 6.45 pm for Allen Fernandes

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 1st January, 2017

  1. The Parish Pastoral Council, the Parish Jesuit Team, the Faith Celebration Committee and all our Readers and Cantors wish you, a very happy New Year 2017.
  2. Masses today will be as on regular Sundays, including the Konkani Mass at 5.00 pm and the evening Mass at 6 .00 pm.
  3. 32 children of our Parish will receive Jesus in Holy Communion for the first time on Sunday, 8th January 2017 at the 10 am Mass. We encourage as many of our Parishioners as possible to be present to encourage them on this very important day.
  4. The Jesus Club will resume organising the 8 am Children’s Eucharistic celebration and Sunday School classes on 15th January, 2017.
  5. We announce a special invitation to all young people of the Parish between the ages of 20 and 35 years of age, for a Workshop on Ignatian Spirituality over two Sundays, the 22nd and the 29th of January, from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm in the School Museum premises on the first floor. These will be conducted by Jesuit Fathers Charlie Rodrigues and Luke Rodrigues. The workshop is especially designed for young people of the 21st Century, to deepen our understanding of meaningful religious practice. Please register with the Parish Office in the week ahead. A maximum of 30 participants will be accepted.
  6. The coordinator of our Cantors, Ms. Leny Serrao, invites you to “Never the Same”, an evening of song and dance at 7.30 pm on 26th January, at St. Andrew’s Auditorium. Kindly check the Notice board.
  7. We invite you to thank God for the good success in imparting quality education, at a very affordable cost, at our St. Stanislaus High School. An all-round formation of the whole person is attempted through good classroom teaching-learning, excellent infrastructure, co-curricular activities, sports and social outreach. This year the Hindustan Times awarded St. Stanislaus a rank among the best schools of West Mumbai – the only SSC school to be so awarded. And in Sports, our Coach Mr. Hyacinth Cardoz was awarded the best Coach award in Mumbai by the Mumbai Schools Sports Association. In hockey this year, Stanislaus regained after 10 years the under 16 Junior Aga Khan Trophy, after 5 years the under 16 Ahmed Sailor Trophy and also won the under 14 St. Andrew’s Challenge Trophy. 4 of our boys represented Maharashtra in hockey and one in football at the Nationals. In athletics our boys won the Ahmed Sailor Shield at the MSSA – all evidence of a good sporting tradition.
  8. The newly created St. Stanislaus International School has this year adopted the IGCSE curriculum from Cambridge, with a small beginning in the 8th From June 2017 we invite applications for the 8th and 9th standards under this international curriculum which is best suited for personal attention to each student and which seeks to prepare students of an international standard, given the good prospects which globalisation offers to Indian human resource. This International School will also incorporate the Jesuit ethos and value system, forming men for others, while being internationally competitive.

Please check the Notice Boards for the following:

  • Nirmala Niketan offers short term certificate course in tailoring and dress designing
  • Apprentices for the food and beverage Service at Taj Lands End – Mumbai
  • Canossa Annual Alumni Reunion on Sunday, 8th January in Canossa High School Hall, Mahim.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 25th December, 2016

  1. The Parish Pastoral Council, the Parish Jesuit Team, the Faith Celebration Committee and the Readers and Cantors wish you all, a blessed Christmas season.
  2. Please pass the word around that there will be Masses on Christmas morning as for any Sunday, with one Mass in the evening at 6.00 pm).
  3. The Feast of the Holy Innocents will be celebrated on Wednesday 28th There will be a special blessing of children after the 8.30 am and 7.15 pm Masses.
  4. On 31st December, the last day of the Calendar year, there will be a thanksgiving prayer service in the Church at 11.30 pm followed by a midnight thanksgiving Eucharist. All our Parishioners are encouraged to participate in the celebration.
  5. On 1st January 2017, we have a Triple liturgical celebration: The giving of the name of Jesus, Mary, Mother of God and New Year’s Day. Masses will be as on Sundays, including the Konkani Mass at 5.00 pm and the evening Mass at 6 .00 pm.
  6. 32 children of our Parish will receive Jesus in Holy Communion for the first time on Sunday, 8th January 2017 at the 10 am Mass. We encourage as many of our Parishioners as possible to be present to encourage them on this very important day.
  7. The Parish Calendars for 2017 have been distributed to all our Parishioners. If any Parishioner has not received the Calendar, please contact the SCC Office. Those from other Parishes who want a Calendar may purchase it from our SCC Office.
  8. St Stanislaus Ex-Students’ Association welcomes all Alumni to their Annual Reunion hosted by Darryl Loyola on Friday, 6th January 2017 from 7.30 pm onward on the School Grounds. Donor passes are available at the School Office and also at Bandra Medical and Hill Road Dry Cleaners, opp. Mehboob Studio. All are welcome.

First Anniversary Masses:

Monday, 26th December at 7.15 pm for Julie D’Souza and Dhanraj Pereira

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 18th December, 2016

  1. We invite you to take note of the late Advent and the Christmas events in the Parish. In preparation for Christmas, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be administered on 21st, 22nd and 23rd December from 5.00 p.m. onward in the Church and School Shed.
  2. The Christmas Mass for the Housebound will be on 24th December at 11 am in the Church. Kindly register at the Reception Counter if not done already. Those willing to transport the housebound to and from the Church are also requested to give their names at the Reception Counter.
  3. The Christmas Night Mass will be at 10.30 pm on Saturday, 24th The Sunday Masses will be as usual on 25th December morning. There will be one Evening Mass on Christmas Day at 6.00 pm for those who cannot attend the late night or morning Masses. Please note this change in our Christmas printed schedule.
  4. The Feast of the Holy Innocents will be celebrated on Wednesday 28th There will be a special blessing of children after the 8.30 am and 7.15 pm Masses. We encourage all children to come for this special blessing.
  5. The Stop-Gaps Cultural Academy presents the Festival of Festive Christmas music at the Tata Theatre on Sunday 18th
  6. Captain Allwyn Saldanha invites you to an evening of Christmas Carols by the Shillong Chamber Orchestra and Others, on Thursday 22nd Dec from 5 pm onwards at the Taj Lands End Sea Side lawns, with seating at the Bandstand Amphitheatre.
  7. The Hope and Life group will have their meeting on 21st December at 5.30 pm in the Holy Cross room. All widows are welcome.
  8. Kindly pick up your Christmas issue of the Examiner by this evening, 17th December or on Sunday 18th December morning. Thereafter the Book Stall will remain closed and will reopen only on Saturday, 31st December, 2016.
  9. Snehalaya Family Service Centre has marriage preparation courses from Jan to July 2017. Those contemplating marriage are requested to participate in a Marriage Preparation course at least 6 months before the marriage. The schedule for the Courses conducted in English and Marathi are put up on our Notice board.
  10. The Parish Calendar for 2017 will be distributed to all our Parishioners during the coming week.
  11. The members of the Society of St Vincent de Paul wish to thank you for your generous contribution to the works of mercy towards the less fortunate brethren of the parish. The amount collected thus far is Rs 5,69,400/-. They are indeed grateful for your generosity and large heartedness.

First Anniversary Masses:

Tuesday, 20th December at 7.15 pm for Ashlyn Lopes and Joseph Parmar

Friday, 23rd December at 7.30 am for Grace D’Souza

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 11th December, 2016

  1. The 13th Annual Choir Festival of Sacred & Religious Music will be held in our Church this Sunday, 11th Dec at 7.30 pm. Choirs from all over the city will perform. You are especially invited.
  2. The Children’s Christmas party organised by the YSS will be on Thursday, 15th December from 6 pm onwards on St Peter’s Square. Passes are available at the YSS office. Donations in cash or kind will be welcomed at the YSS office.
  3. Advocates will render legal advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday 13th December from 7.15 pm in the Church parlours.
  4. The NSS UNIT of St Andrew’s College, is conducting a blood donation camp on 14th December in the College premises from 8 am to 4 pm.
  5. They are also staging a Christmas Music Concert by Felix Flor featuring leading Choirs on Friday, 16th December at St Andrew’s Auditorium.
  6. The St Andrew’s “EverGreen Senior Citizens group will be celebrating their annual Christmas get-together on Wednesday, 14th December at 7 pm at the School quadrangle.
  7. The Stop-Gaps Cultural Academy presents the Festival of Festive Christmas music at the Tata Theatre on Saturday, 17th and Sunday 18th
  8. Kindly pick up your Christmas issue of the Examiner by Saturday, 17th December evening or on Sunday 18th December morning. Thereafter the Book Stall will remain closed and will reopen only on Saturday, 31st December, 2016.
  9. The Christmas Mass for the Housebound will be on 24th December at 11 am in the Church. Kindly register at the Reception Counter. Those willing to transport the housebound to and from the Church are also requested to give their names at the Reception Counter.
  10. There will be an Evening Mass on Christmas Day at 6.00 pm for those who cannot attend the late night or morning Masses. Please note this change in our Christmas printed schedule.
  11. Admissions to the Nursery and Jr. K.G in the Carmel Primary School are open on line from 8th to 15th December on the school website. Christians may apply online or go the Pre-Primary school office from 5th December onward.
  12. Donation envelopes for the Advent campaign of the Archdiocese against Hunger and disease are available in the Church. We urge you to be generous.

 Please see the Notice Boards for details of the following:

Admissions to the Nursery and Jr. K.G. of Sacred Heart International Co-ed School, Santa Cruz (W).

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 4th December, 2016

  1. The 13th Annual Choir Festival of Sacred & Religious Music will be held in our Church on 11th Dec at 7.30 pm. Choirs from all over the city will perform. You are especially invited.
  2. Mass booking for January and February 2017 will commence on 7th December 2016.
    Please note a change in the way Mass bookings are being done for Masses from the 1st of January 2017. As per Archdiocesan directives, only one intention will be accepted for each Mass celebrated by one priest. Only regular Parishioners will be able to book a Mass one month in advance. Non-Parishioners are welcome to approach the Office one week in advance of the desired date, in case the Mass is still unbooked.
    A Pluri-Intentions Mass will be celebrated every Saturday at 8.30 am, for which Parishioners are welcome to book intentions, and a Box-intentions Mass (with intentions put into the box at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel), will continue to be celebrated every Friday at the 7.15 pm Mass.
  1. The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 9th December at 8 pm in Our Lady’s room.
  2. Our Parish “Feed the Hungry” Project has got off to a slow and steady start. We invite you to register with us any individual or family that could benefit from a hot meal every weekday evening from 7.00 to 8.00 pm and would be willing to come to the campus.
  3. Holy Family Hospital is conducting a programme on, “Osteoporosis – Do’s and Don’ts” on Wednesday, 7th December in the Hospital Basement, especially for Senior Citizens. Several tests will also be at a discount”.
  4. An eminent consultant at Holy Family Hospital, Dr Smitha Bagreecha will be conducting a programme on Glaucoma & Cataract on Saturday, 9th Included in this programme is a 20% discount on Perimetry and OCT eye tests. The programme is open to all, however, it would be preferred if Senior Citizens could avail of this opportunity.
  5. The Children’s Christmas party organised by the YSS will be on Thursday, 15th December from 6 pm onwards on St Peter’s Square. Passes are available at the YSS office. Donations in cash or kind will be welcomed at the YSS office.
  6. Members of the Society of St Vincent de Paul will be making their Advent Collection on behalf of the poor at all Masses on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December outside the Church. A stall selling various gift items at nominal prices will also be put up outside the Church to raise funds for the SVP. Besides, two buckets will be placed near the statues of Our Lady and St Peter to collect your love-offerings of grain and toilet articles to be distributed to the needy at Christmas time.
  7. Donation envelopes for the Advent campaign of the Archdiocese against Hunger and disease are available in the Church. We urge you to be generous.
  8. Bulletin distributors are requested to pick up copies of the Keystone for distribution from Monday, 5th

 

Please see the New Notice Boards on either side of the Church Entrance Lobby for details of the following:

  • Christmas Ball 2016 on December 14 at St Andrew’s School Quadrangle.
  • Grand Christmas Bazaar organised by Saint Theresa Seva Parivar on 17th and 18th
  • Admissions to our St. Peter’s Junior K.G.
  • Admissions to the Nursery and Jr K.G. of Sacred Heart International Co-ed School, Santa Cruz (W).

First Death Anniversary Masses:

  • Friday, 9th December at 7.15 pm for Raphael Donald
  • Saturday, 10th December at 6.45 pm for Connie Coelho

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 27th November, 2016

  1. The Parish Council announces a new venture of service to the under-nourished people of our Parish zones, starting this Advent, from Monday 28th A “Feed the Hungry” project is being offered to individuals of all faiths, identified by animators in our Small Human Communities, every weekday from Monday to Saturday in the late evenings from 7.00 to 8.00 pm. The project will be financed by the Parish Community Fund and by generous individual donors. A committee of committed Parishioners will supervise the hot dinner at the YFY Centre, to ensure quality and loving service.
  2. There will be a Recollection conducted by Fr Aubrey for all our Eucharistic Ministers tomorrow, Sunday, 27th November at 11 am in Our Lady’s room.
  3. The Children’s Christmas party organised by the YSS will be on Thursday, 15th December from 6 pm onwards on St Peter’s Square. Passes are available at the YSS office. Donations in cash or kind will be welcomed at the YSS office.
  4. Members of the Society of St Vincent de Paul will be making their Advent Collection on behalf of the poor at all Masses on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December outside the Church. A stall selling various gift items at nominal prices will also be put up outside the Church to raise funds for the SVP. Besides, two buckets will be placed near the statues of Our Lady and St Peter to collect your love-offerings of grain and toilet articles to be distributed to the needy at Christmas time.
  5. The Social Outreach Cell is organizing a SPA day for the housebound on Monday, 12th Decemberfrom 9:30 am  Kindly register at the Parish Office.
  6. Donation envelopes for the Advent campaign of the Archdiocese against Hunger and disease are available in the Church. We urge you to be generous.

Please see the New Notice Boards on either side of the Church Entrance Lobby for details of the following

  • The Festival of Books & Music by the Daughters of St Paul from 3rd to 11th
  • Christmas Ball 2016 on December 14 at St Andrew’s School Quadrangle.
  • Grand Christmas Bazaar organised by Saint Theresa Seva Parivar on 17th and 18th December.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 20th November, 2016

  1. For the feast of Christ the King, there will be Adoration in the Church from 11 am to 1 pm conducted by the Youth. There is only one English Mass on Sunday evening at 4.00 pm. No 6.00 pm Mass will be celebrated. You are all invited to join the Procession to Mt Mary’s in groups of 3 or 4 Communities which will start from St Peter’s Square at 5 pm for a rally of all Bandra Deanery Parishes.
  2. Some information about our school, which celebrated its patron’s feast last week: Stanislaus was the only SSC school to feature in the Hindustan Times list of top schools in the city. It continues to do very well in Sports and its students feature as winners in several academic competitions. This is inspite of the poorer financial support that the Government offers, with about 20 aided posts lying vacant for lack of Government permissions, which the Management has to fill on a temporary basis at increasing cost. But in true Jesuit tradition, the Principal Ms Anna and the Faculty continue efforts at an all-round education that encourages creativity, critical thinking and Christian values.

We now invite applications to the St. Peter’s Junior K.G. – the feeder school to St. Stanislaus. This year applications will only be accepted online and will be from the 24th of November to the 10th of December. Please see the Notice Bd.

  1. There will be a Recollection conducted by Fr Aubrey for all our Eucharistic Ministers on Sunday, 27th November at 11 am in Our Lady’s room.
  2. St Theresa’s parish announces an Outreach programme by Dr Mario Joseph from Potta and Fr. Biju Koonan from Tabor Ashram from 24th to 27th from 5 to 9.30 pm with a special programme for the youth on 26th Nov from 9.30 am
  3. The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme at 5.30 pm on Thursday, 24th November, in Our Lady’s room. All seniors are welcome.
  4. The Family Cell of St John Bosco Church, Borivli is organising a programme for all eligible singles called ‘Lilac’, on Sunday, 4th December from 10 am to 5 pm. Last date for registrations is Sunday, 27th

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following

  • The Festival of Books & Music by the Daughters of St Paul from 3rd to 11th
  • “The Encounter” a musical by the parish of Our Lady of Health, Sahar on 26th and 27th
  • Tuji Dhuv – Moji Bail, a Konkani drama by Our Lady of Dolours Conference of SVP, Sonapur on 27th, 28th and 29th November.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 13th November, 2016

  1. The Newman Choir will perform sacred music entitled, “Sing His Mercy”, in our Church, on Sunday, 13th Nov, from 7.15 pm. All are invited.
  2. The closing of the Door of Mercy at the Mt. Mary’s Basilica will be done at the 11 am Mass on Sunday 13th
  3. There will be a meeting of all Parish Cantors and Musicians on Wednesday, 16th Nov after the 7.15 pm Mass. New members wishing to join are welcome. Please note the change of date to: Wed. 16th.
  4. St Theresa’s parish announces an Outreach programme by Dr Mario Joseph from Potta and Fr Biju Koonan from Tabor Ashram from 24th to 27th from 5 to 9.30 pm, along with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. There will be a special programme for the youth on 26th November from 9.30 am to 1 pm.
  5. The feast of Christ the King: Adoration in the Church from 11 am to 1 pm conducted by the Youth. There will be only one English Mass in the evening and this will be at 4.00 pm. No 6.00 pm Mass will be celebrated. Procession in groups of 3 to 4 Communities will start from St Peter’s Square at 5 pm to Mt Mary’s for a rally of all Bandra Deanery Parishes scheduled to start at 6 pm. Please join us.
  6. The Archdiocesan Women’s Commission is organising a program to mark “Violence Free Families Day” on 27th November from 9 am to 12 noon at St. Michael’s Auditorium, Mahim. All, especially youth, are invited but registration is compulsory.
  7. All SCC coordinators, animators and other parishioners are invited to a session with Fr. Felix D’Souza on “Spirituality in the SCCs”, in our Parish, St. Peter’s Mini Hall, on 17th at 7.15 pm. Snacks will be available at 7 pm.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following

  • The Palliative Care Centre at Holy Family Hospital, for patients with life-limiting diseases, requests volunteers to help with the care.
  • The Catholic Sabha unit of St Theresa’s parish will hold “The Catholic Sabha Social 2016” on 19th November from 7 pm onwards.

First Death Anniversary Masses

  • Sunday, 20th November at 9 am for Annabelle D’Silva

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 6th November, 2016

  1. The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 11th November at 8 pm in Our Lady’s room. Please make it convenient to attend.
  2. The Newman Choir will perform sacred music entitled, “Sing His Mercy”, in our Church next Sunday, 13th Nov, after the evening Mass, from 7.15 pm. All are invited.
  3. There will be a meeting of all Parish Cantors and Musicians on Thursday, 17th Nov after the 7.15 pm Mass. New members wishing to join are welcome.
  4. Advocates will render legal advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 8th November from 7.15 pm onwards in the Church parlour rooms.
  5. Fr Agnel’s Ashram announces Novena Services to pray for the Beatification of Venerable Fr Agnelo D’Souza beginning from 11th November and culminating in a Concelebrated Mass on 20th All are invited.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following

  • Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is organising a visit to the Home for the aged at Vikramgad on Saturday 12th
  • The Palliative Care Centre at Holy Family Hospital, for patients with life-limiting diseases, requests volunteers to help with the care. Please check the notice board for details.

First Death Anniversary Masses

  • Tuesday, 8th November at 7.15 pm for Virginia Aguiar

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 30th October, 2016

  1. The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed or All Souls Day is on Wednesday, 2nd Besides the regular weekday Masses we will have two extra Masses in the Church at 5 and 6 pm. We will also have a Mass at the Seaside cemetery at 5.15 pm. The Blessing of graves at the Church will be done after the 7.30 am and 6 pm Masses.
  2. There will be no Mass and Class due to Diwali vacations for our Jesus Club, from 30th October to 6th These will resume on 13th November.
  3. The Adivasis of Ashagad and the Jesuit Team are tremendously grateful for your generosity at the Mission Sunday special collection which has amounted to Rs 17.5 Lakhs, making possible the projects appealed for. Your generosity in supporting this work is astounding. May you experience the joy of knowing that your sacrifice enriches the lives of your adivasi brothers and sisters!

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 23rd October, 2016

  1. The Medical Centre of our Parish will conduct a free Diabetic Camp tomorrow, Sunday, 23rd October from 9 am to 12 noon.
  2. The Faith Formation group will be meeting on 26th Oct at 7 pm in the church  Those wishing to join this group – especially the youth – are most welcome.
  3. The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme at 5.30 pm on Thursday, 27th October, in Our Lady’s room. All seniors are welcome.
  4. We request those holding temporary graves from 2014 to kindly pay the maintenance fees of Rs 500 per year and those holding permanent graves to pay Rs 1,200 per year, as soon as possible. Temporary graves till 2013 have to be handed over to the Church. For further enquiries, kindly contact Fr Juan.
  5. There will be no Mass and Class due to Diwali vacation for our Jesus Club, from 30th October to 6th These will resume on 13th November.
  6. The Jesuit Mission at Ashagad thank you for your generosity last weekend. The Jesuits will be available after each Mass to receive the envelopes not yet submitted. We are very hopeful of reaching our target which will enable the special projects planned.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 16th October, 2016

  1. The Jesuits are happy to announce a new Leader of our Religious Order, Fr General Arturo Sosa from Venezuela, South America. We request your prayers for Fr Sosa and for the General Congregation of the Jesuits which is taking place in Rome to reflect on our mission today.
  2. Sunday 16th October is WORLD MISSION SUNDAY. The Sunday Collection will be sent to the Archdiocese. The Jesuits from Ashagad, working among adivasis, are in our Parish to collect funds for their works. We invite your generosity, as the adivasis are in great need.
  3. Our annual Mission Sunday sale of homemade delicacies will be after the Saturday and Sunday Masses in order to raise funds for our twinned Mission Station Ashagad. This sale is being hosted by our small Christian communities and we urge you to patronise the stalls.
  4. There will be a Youth Mass celebrated by Fr Ryan Alex on Sunday 16th October at 11 am in the Church. All youth are encouraged to attend.
  5. The Hope and Life Group will meet on Wednesday, 19th October at 5.30 pm in the Holy Cross room. All widows are welcome.
  6. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Diocesan Human Life Committee of the Archdiocese a national symposium on a call to Human Freedom and Justice in the family and society is being organised from 21st to 23rd October at St Pius College. The symposium will end with a March For 0Life from St Andrew’s Church, Bandra to Mt Mary’s Basilica at 4 pm on the 23rd.
  7. The Medical Centre of our Parish will conduct a free Diabetic Camp on Sunday, 23rd Please register in advance at the Centre from 5 to 7 pm Monday to Friday this week.
  8. Subscribers to the Examiner are requested to renew their subscription for the year 2017 @ Rs. 450/ for the year. Non-subscribers can book their Christmas issue @ Rs. 50/ per copy.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • The 111th Annual Khandala Laity Retreat
  • Awards for Academic Excellence by the Citizens Bank

Feasts of Jesuit Saints:

  • Tuesday, 18th October – St John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues & Companions; Martyrs for the Huron Indian tribes in New France, Canada
  • Friday, 21st October – Blessed Diego de San Victores, & St Peter Calungsod – who founded the Catholic Church on the Island of Guam

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 9th October, 2016

  1. The Parish Seminar on Ignatian Spirituality will begin tomorrow, Sunday, at 9.00 am in the Retreat House Bandra. You are welcome to register on the spot tomorrow at 8.45 am. The Sunday Eucharist will also be celebrated there.
  2. Next Sunday 16th October is WORLD MISSION SUNDAY. The Jesuits from Ashaghad, working among tribals, will in our Parish to collect funds for their works on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th Kindly be generous, as the people are in great need.
  3. Our annual Mission Sunday sale of homemade delicacies will be after the Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th Masses in order to raise funds for our twinned Mission Station Ashaghad. This sale is being conducted by a number of our small Christian communities and we urge you to patronise the stalls.
  4. The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 14th October at 8 pm in Our Lady’s room. Members are requested to make it a point to attend.
  5. A reminder to all parishioners to participate in the recitation of the Rosary during the month of October which will be recited at 6.45 pm at the Grotto.
  6. Advocates will render legal advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 11th October from 7.15 pm onward in our Church parlour.
  7. The Social Outreach Cell is hosting a session on “What to do in the event of a Medical Emergency”, a demonstrative talk by eminent Drs. Anil Ballani and Khushrav Bajan of P D Hinduja Hospital, Mahim, on 9th October at 11 am in the Therapy Room. Kindly register at the Parish reception.
  8. The Eye Camp organized by the Catholic Sabha this Sunday has had to be postponed for unavoidable reasons. The new date will be intimated later. The inconvenience is regretted.
  9. There will be a Youth Mass celebrated by Fr Ryan Alex on Sunday 16th October at 11 am in the Church. All youth are encouraged to attend.
  10. Here’s an opportunity for Graphic Designers, coders and anyone who knows how to make a website work. St. Peter’s is on the verge of creating a fun, happening, and an uber friendly website and we want you to be part of it. We need volunteers to sign up by 9th October 2016. You may get in touch with Fr. Ambrose for further details.
  11. Subscribers to the Examiner are requested to renew their subscription for the year 2017 @ Rs. 450/ for the year. Non-subscribers can book their Christmas issue @ Rs. 50/ per copy.
  12. St Andrew’s Church will be conducting Bible Study classes commencing 12th October, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month until August 2017. These classes will be in the Bosco Hall from 6.45 to 8 p.m. Kindly register at St Andrew’s Parish office between 9.30 am and 12 noon and from 5.30 to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • The Stop Gaps Cultural Academy and the WSD present a concert titled “All Things Bright and Beautiful” on Friday, 14th October at 7.30 pm at St Andrew’s Auditorium.
  • The 111th Annual Khandala Laity Retreat – 2016 from 20th to 23rd October at St Xavier’s Villa, Khandala.
  • Awards for Academic Excellence for 2015-16 by the Bombay Catholic Sabha.

First Death Anniversary Masses:

  • Wednesday 12th October at 7.15 pm for Albert Castalino.
  • Saturday, 15th October at 6.45 pm for Teresa Mascarenhas.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

  Notices for the Week – Sunday, 2nd October, 2016

  1. The Faith Formation Committee and the Parish Council announce an Ignatian Spirituality Seminar and Retreat on the 9th, 11th and 12th of October (all public holidays) conducted by Fr. Charles Rodrigues, in the Retreat House. Those interested may please register their names in the Parish Office or at a table in the Church lobby after Mass, by 5th
  2. The Family Cell of our Parish is celebrating Thanksgiving Day on Sunday 2nd October at the 8 am Mass, followed by a Power point presentation on ‘Mercy in the Family’ from 9 to 10 am in the Therapy room. The session is open to all, as a celebration of family life.
  3. The Agera Thanksgiving Festival will be celebrated at the 9 am Mass on Sunday, 2nd October with the blessing of the first paddy before the Mass. A stall selling East Indian specialities will be in the St Peter’s Square after this evening and Sunday Masses.
  4. All parishioners are encouraged to participate in the recitation of the Rosary during the month of October which will be recited at 6.45 pm at the Grotto commencing 3rd October, Mondays to Fridays. On the occasion of the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, the Youth will conduct the recitation of the Rosary on Thursday, 6th October from 6.15 pm onward at the Grotto. We encourage as many as possible to attend.
  1. Here’s an opportunity for Graphic Designers, coders and anyone who knows how to make a website work. St. Peter’s is on the verge of creating a fun, happening, and an uber friendly website and we want you to be part of it. We need volunteers to sign up by 9th October 2016. You may get in touch with Fr. Ambrose for further details.
  2. To coincide with the 400 year celebrations, St Andrew’s Parish is organising a programme on 2nd October entitled: POPE FRANCIS SHOWS THE WAY…in the church compound from 7 to 8.30 p.m. All are welcome. Please take along your friends from other faiths.
  3. The Social Outreach Cell is hosting a session on “What to do in the event of a Medical Emergency”, a demonstrative talk by eminent Drs. Anil Ballani and Khushrav Bajan of P D Hinduja Hospital, Mahim, on 9th October at 11 am in the Therapy Room. Kindly register at the Parish reception.
  4. The St Peter’s unit of the Catholic Sabha has invited Dr Ryan for an eye camp on 9th Oct from 9 am to 12. This will begin with a presentation on Glaucoma for about 90 minutes followed by a free eye pressure check up.
  5. St Andrew’s Church will be conducting Bible Study classes commencing 12th October, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month until August 2017. These classes will be in the Bosco Hall from 6.45 to 8 p.m. Kindly register at St Andrew’s Parish office between 9.30 am and 12 noon and from 5.30 to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday.

 Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • The Stop Gaps Cultural Academy and the WSD present a concert titled “All Things Bright and Beautiful” on Friday, 14th October at 7.30 pm at St Andrew’s Auditorium.
  • The 111th Annual Khandala Laity Retreat – 2016 from 20th to 23rd October at St Xavier’s Villa, Khandala.

Feasts of Jesuit Saints:

  • Tuesday, 4th October – St Francis Borgia, Fourth Duke of Gandia and third General of the Society of Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

  Notices for the Week – Sunday, 25th September, 2016

  1. The Faith Celebration Committee and the Jesuit team thank you for your comments on and your response to, the announcements regarding participation in the liturgical prayers and singing, and for your effort to sit together in the front of the Church as one Parish family. May God help us to have a rich liturgical experience – the best motivation for living our Christian lives effectively.
  2. The Archdiocese announces the second round of its leadership program for Catholic youth – The Take Charge Mentoring Program. Those between 16 and 21 years can apply. Every selected youth will be paired with a professional for an 18 month period. Register by the 25th of September online.
  3. The Faith Formation Committee and the Parish Council announce an Ignatian Spirituality Seminar and Retreat on the 9th, 11th and 12th of October (all public holidays) in the Retreat House. Those interested may please register their names in the Parish Office by the 5th of October.
  4. The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme at 5.30 pm on Thursday 29th September, in Our Lady’s room. All are welcome.
  5. The Family Cell of our Parish is celebrating Thanksgiving Day on Sunday 2nd The Mass will be at 8 am followed by a Power point presentation on ‘Mercy in the Family’ from 9 to 10 am in the Therapy room. The session is open to all, as a celebration of family life. Please do keep the 2nd of Oct free for this.
  6. To coincide with the 400 year celebration of St Andrew’s parish, they are organising a programme on 2nd October entitled: POPE FRANCIS SHOWS THE WAY…in the church compound from 7 to 8.30 p.m. All are welcome and take your friends from other faiths along.
  7. The Social Outreach Cell is hosting a session on “What to do in the event of a Medical Emergency”, a demonstrative talk by eminent Drs. Anil Ballani and Khushrav Bajan of P D Hinduja Hospital, Mahim, on 9th October at 11 am in the Therapy Room. Kindly register at the Parish reception at the earliest.
  8. The St Peter’s unit of the Catholic Sabha has invited Dr Ryan for an eye camp on 9th Oct from 9 am to 12.This will begin with a presentation on Glaucoma for about 90 minutes followed by a free eye pressure check up.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • “Singing the mercies of the Lord”, a musical evening on Sunday, 25th September in Auxilium School campus, Wadala.
  • In celebration of Teacher’s Day, St Joseph’s Convent Ex-students Association celebrates ‘Tea Cheers’ Theme party on Sunday 25th from 5 to 8 pm in the High School Hall.
  • The Stop Gaps Cultural Academy and the WSD present a concert titled “All Things Bright and Beautiful” on Friday, 14th October at 7.30 pm at St Andrew’s Auditorium.
  • The 111th Annual Khandala Laity Retreat – 2016 from 20th to 23rd October at St Xavier’s Villa, Khandala.

Feasts of Jesuit Saints:

  • Tuesday, 27th September – 476th Anniversary of the Approval of the Society of Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

  Notices for the Week – Sunday, 18th September, 2016

  1. There will be a Youth Mass at 11 am on Sunday, 18th September, in the Church. All youth are encouraged to attend.
  2. The Hope and Life group will have their meeting at 5.30 pm on Wednesday, 22nd September in the Holy Cross room. All widows are welcome.
  3. The Family Cell of our Parish is celebrating Thanksgiving Day on Sunday 2nd The Mass will be at 8 am followed by a Power point presentation on ‘Mercy in the Family’ from 9 to 10 am in the Therapy room. The session is open to all, as a celebration of family life. Please do keep the 2nd of Oct free for this.
  4. The Pastoral Parish Council and the Jesuit Parish Team feel the need to encourage all our Parishioners to take the front pews of the Church as you enter, so that we sit together while we pray as one Parish family. We would also like to encourage you to respond strongly to the Mass prayers and to take an active part in the singing, as part of your commitment to the Liturgy. The choirs or cantors will lead us all in the singing and will not be performing for us.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • “Singing the mercies of the Lord”, a musical evening on Sunday, 25th September in Auxilium School campus, Wadala.
  • In celebration of Teacher’s Day, St Joseph’s Convent Ex-students Association celebrates ‘Tea Cheers’ Theme party on Sunday 25th September from 5 to 8 pm in the High School Hall.
  • Mass for St Teresa of Kolkata at 8 am on 22nd September at St Andrew’s by Mother Teresa’s Roses.
  • Free Eye check-up Camp on Sunday, 18th Sept at Dr Yogesh Bhadange’s Pristine Eye Clinic.

First Anniversary Mass:

  • On 22nd September at 7.15 pm for Julia Campos

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

  Notices for the Week – Sunday, 11th September, 2016

  1. The St Peter’s Youth Group is organising a Treasure Hunt on Tuesday, 13th Kindly contact the Youth animators for further details.
    There will be a Youth Mass at 11 am on Sunday, 18th September, in the Church.
  2. Advocates will render legal advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 13th September from 7.15 pm onward in the Church parlours.
  3. Bulletin distributers are requested to pick up copies of the Keystone for distribution from Monday 12th September.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Dilkhush Teachers’ Training Centre, Juhu are offering an Advanced Certificate course on Disability and Remedial Teaching.
  • Leadership program me for youth – an Archdiocesan run initiative.
  • Riya Holidays Tours to Holy Land
  • Annual Awards by Citizencredit Bank for Academic Excellence for the year 2015-16.

First Anniversary Mass:

  • On Sunday, 11th September at 6 pm for Zita Margaret (Mary) Pereira
  • On Saturday, 17th September at 6.45 pm for Isaac Gonsalves

Feast of Jesuit Saint:

  • Thursday, 17th September – St Robert Bellarmine, Italian Jesuit and Doctor of the Church.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

  Notices for the Week – Sunday, 4th September, 2016

  1. We celebrate, with great joy, the canonization today of Mother Teresa. An exhibition of stamps and coins commemorating Mother Teresa is being held in the Church porch from 7.30 to 11 am on Sunday, 4th courtesy Mr. Pascal Lopes of Vasai.
  2. On Monday, 5th Sept, which is also the death anniversary of Mother Teresa, the Parish will host a Musical and Multi Media programme entitled, “Tribute to Mother Teresa” in the Church after the evening Mass, from 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, featuring the Stop Gaps Choral and Junior Ensemble, the Combined Choir of St. Peter’s Church and the choir of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Chembur, with solo performances from Ella Atai, Edward Mendes and others. A short film on Mother Teresa by Joe and Celeste Cordo, will also be screened. All are welcome to this multi media musical programme in honour of St. Teresa of Kolkata.
  3. The Parish Health Cell will hold a free BMD (Bone Mineral Density Camp) tomorrow, Sunday, 4th September from 8.15 am to 12 noon.
  4. We will celebrate ‘Teachers’ Day on Sunday, 4th September with the Eucharist at 8 am followed by a programme in the School Hall. All Teachers and ex-teachers from our parish are welcome.
  5. To celebrate the canonisation of Mother Teresa, the Stop-Gaps Cultural Academy presents a concert titled ‘Teach us to love’ at the Tata Theatre, NCPA, on Sunday, 4th September at 6.30 pm.
  6. There will be a Youth meeting on Tuesday, 6th September at 7 pm in the Youth room. The theme for this meeting will be ‘Our Image – The Born Identity’. Do come and bring a friend along.
  7. SPY is also organising a Treasure Hunt on 13th September 2016. More details and forms for the same will be available at the Youth Meeting on Tuesday, 6th Sept.
  8. The Parish Council will meet at 8 pm on Thursday, 8th September in Our Lady’s room. Please note the change of day to Thursday and oblige by attending.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • The Couples for Christ are organising a 2-day session by Brother Mario Joseph from Divine Retreat Centre, Pota at St Joseph’s Convent, Bandra on the 9th and 10th of September.

First Anniversary Mass:

  • On Friday, 9th September at 7.15 pm for Robin Menezes

Feast of Jesuit Saint:

  • September 9 -St Peter Claver, Slave of the slaves.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 21st August, 2016

  1. There will be a Youth Mass at 11 am on Sunday, 21st August in the Church. All youth are invited and encouraged to attend.
  2. The Social Outreach Cell is hosting ‘Dhanyavaad’, an evening of fun and entertainment for all domestic workers on 21st August from 5 pm onwards at St Peter’s K.G. Hall. A guest speaker from Women’s India Trust will speak on various teaching courses available for women.
  3. The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme on Thursday, 25th August at 5.30 in Our Lady’s room.
  4. The Parish Health Cell will hold a Bone Mineral Density Camp on Sunday, 4th September from 8.15 am to 12 noon. All those who wish to get tested on the latest ultra sound machine must register at the Centre from Monday to Friday between 5 to 7 pm.
  5. We will celebrate ‘Teachers’ Day on Sunday, 4th September with the Eucharist at 8 am followed by a programme in the School Hall. All Teachers and ex-teachers from our Parish and School are welcome to attend. Kindly register at the Parish Office by 29th
  6. To celebrate the canonisation of Mother Teresa, the Stop-Gaps Cultural Academy presents a concert titled ‘Teach us to love’ at the Tata Theatre, NCPA, on Sunday, 4th September at 6.30 pm. Please see the notice board for details.
  7. Preparations for the Parish Calendar 2017 will begin soon. Those interested in helping out may please leave their name and contact details with Sr. Sumitra at the SCC Office as soon as possible.
  8. The Couples for Christ are organising a 2-day session by Brother Mario Joseph from Divine Retreat Centre, Pota at St Joseph’s Convent, Bandra on the 9th and 10th of September. Please check the Notice Board for further details.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Jevnnacha Sann (Food Fiesta) by St Andrew’s College on Sept 3rd and 4th from 4 to 8 pm at St Andrew’s High School, Bandra.

First Anniversary Mass:

  • Monday, 22nd August at 7.15 pm for Martin Romanus D’Souza

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 7th August, 2016

  1. On the Feast of John Vianney, the Parish team renews an invitation to all parishioners to the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturdays from 5 pm to 6.45 pm on First Thursdays of the month from 6 pm to 7.15 pm and every evening from 6.30 pm to 7 pm. Confession brings healing and strength to live full Christian lives.
  2. We are happy to accord a warm welcome to the Jesuit Community at St. Peter’s a senior and distinguished Jesuit, Fr. Lancy Pereira –  scientist, writer and higher education administrator. He will help at our Parish.
  3. On a recent trip to Nagaland two parishioners were shown the way donations from St Peter’s Church, Bandra, had been utilized. They would like to share this experience with anyone who is interested. They will make a quick presentation after the 6.00 pm Mass on Sunday, 7th August in the Church. All are welcome.
  4. St Peter’s Medical Health Cell has organised a free Consultation and Seminar on “Wonders of Homeopathy” at 11 am on Sunday, 7th August in the Centre. All are invited.
  5. Dr Nigel Gonsalves, Physiotherapist will be available every Sunday of the month from 10 am onward with immediate effect.
  6. Advocates will render legal advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 9th August from 7.15 onward in the Church parlours
  7. The Parish Council will meet on Thursday, 11th August at 8 pm in Our Lady’s room. All members are expected to attend.
  8. There will be a meeting for all Cantors and Choir leaders at 7.45 pm on Friday, 12th August in the Holy Cross room. We will be proposing some changes in the weekly schedule and introducing a rotation system for which your presence and suggestions are required.
  9. St Peter’s Youth Social Service (YSS) and Holy Family Hospital is organising a Blood Donation Drive on Monday, 15th August from 8 am to 12 noon at the YSS office.
  10. Vinayalaya is offering upcoming Ignatian Retreats for adults and youth. Please see posters on our parish notice board for more details.
  11. Monday, 15th August is the feast of the Assumption of our Blessed Mother and Independence Day. Masses in the morning will be as on Sundays. We will hoist the National Flag at 9.45 am on St Peter’s Square. We encourage all our parishioners to come. Kindly note that the evening Masses on 15th August will as on Sundays.
  12. The Social Outreach Cell is hosting ‘Dhanyavaad’, an evening of fun and entertainment for all domestic workers on 21st August from 5 pm onwards at St Peter’s K.G. Hall. At this event a guest speaker from the Women’s India Trust will also be speaking on various teaching courses available for women. Registration forms are available at the Parish office.
  13.  There will be a Youth Mass at 11 am on Sunday, 21st August in the Church. All youth are invited and encouraged to attend.
  14. Bulletin distributors are requested to pick up copies of the Keystone for distribution from Monday 8th

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Kripa Foundation is presenting “A Musical Evening at St Andrew’s Auditorium on 15th Invitation cards are available at the Kripa Office, Mt Carmel Church, Bandra.
  • The 28th Marian Night Vigil at Sacred Heart Church, Santa Cruz West on 14th August from 10 pm to 5.30 am with Mass.
  • Learning Biblical Hebrew every Saturday from 20th
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences jointly with St Paul’s Inst. of Communication Education, Bandra is offering part-time certified professional courses on Digital Marketing, Public Relations and Event Management.

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Wednesday, 10th August at 8.30 am for Joyce Fonseca

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 31st July, 2016

  1. The feast of St Ignatius of Loyola the founder of the Society of Jesus or the Jesuits will be celebrated at all Masses on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st
  2. There will be a Youth meeting on Tuesday, 2nd August in the Youth room. All youth are invited.
  3. A reminder to register at the Church parlour between 6 and 7 pm for a Monsoon Picnic from 6th night to 7th August evening at St. Stanislaus Villa, Lonavala organised by the Senior Citizens’ group. The picnic is open to all seniors.
  4. St Peter’s Medical Health Cell has organised a free Consultation and Seminar on “Wonders of Homeopathy” at 11 am on Sunday, 7th August in the Centre. All are invited.
  5. Dr Nigel Gonsalves, Physiotherapist will be available every Sunday of the month from 10 am onward with immediate effect.
  6. The Diocesan Vocation Service Centre is organising a special QUEST program (a time of interactive sessions getting to meet other youngsters who are also discerning a vocation) for college and working youth both men and women, on Monday, August 15 at St Pius X College, Goregaon from 4 to 6 pm.
  7. An invitation to participate in the 61st St Andrew All Bandra Parish Talent contest which will be held on 14th, 21st and 28th August and 3rd and 4th September 2016, at St Andrew Auditorium. Participation is invited in the Music vocal and instrumental categories, Choir, Elocution, Dance, Poster, and Drama contests. An appeal to assist in the Zone committee is solicited.
  8. A meeting of Ushers and Volunteers who wish to assist during the Novena / Octave week will be held at Mount Mary’s Basilica on 15th August at 6 pm.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • The 7th Edition of the Essay Contest for Potential Christian Entrepreneurs, “The Power of Brands”
  • The Ex-student Association of the Apostolic Carmel is holding a White Elephant sale on Saturday, 6th August from 9 am to 1 pm.
  • Kripa Foundation is presenting “A Musical Evening at St Andrew’s Auditorium on 15th Invitation cards are available at the Kripa Office, Mt Carmel Church, Bandra.
  • The Holy Family hospital is organising a talk on Diabetic & Hypertensive Eye Disease.
  • Better Yourself Books and Media Pvt Ltd run by the St Paul Fathers at Bandra is looking for a suitable candidate for the post of an online sales executive.
  • Learning Biblical Hebrew every Saturday from 20th

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Monday, 1st August at 8.30 am for Joyce Fonseca

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 24thJuly, 2016

  1. The retreat, scheduled to be held fromThursday, July 28 (7 pm) to Saturday, July 30 (4 pm), at Vinayalaya Retreat House, Andheri (E) has been postponed to some time in August. Necessary announcement will be made with regard to the date and time.
  2. The Senior Citizens will have their Fun and Fellowship Housie on Thursday, 28th July at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room. All seniors are welcome.
  3. The feast of St Ignatius of Loyola the founder of the Jesuits will be celebrated at all Masses on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st The Novena to prepare for the Feast began on Friday, 22nd July and will be recited before all the Masses. We encourage all our parishioners to participate in the Novena.
  4. The Bombay Catholic Sabha invites you to the Porch after Mass to fill objection letters to the D.P. Plan of the Municipality since the Church and School property and even the graveyards are shown wrongly. Further clarifications are possible after the 10 am Mass.
  5. St Peter’s Medical Health Cell has organised a free consultation and Seminar on “Wonders of Homeopathy” at 11 am on Sunday, 7th August in the Centre. All are invited.
  6. An invitation to participate in the 61st St Andrew All Bandra Parish Talent contest which will be held on 14th, 21st and 28th August and 3rd and 4th September 2016, at St Andrew Auditorium. Participation is invited in the Music vocal and instrumental categories, Choir, Elocution, Dance, Poster, and Drama contests. Your assistance in the Zone committee is solicited.
  7. We continue to pray for the World Youth days in Poland.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Invitation to Catholic Professionals to register in the Catholic Directory.
  • Marriage preparation courses from July to December 2016 organised by Snehalaya Family Service Centre.
  • The Holy Family hospital is organising a talk on Diabetic & Hypertensive Eye Disease.

First Anniversary Mass:

  • Saturday, 30th July at 6.45 pm for Joseph Tavares

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 17thJuly, 2016

  1. There will be a Youth Mass on Sunday, 17 July at 11 am in the Church. All youth are encouraged to attend.
  2. There will be a meeting of our Eucharistic Ministers on Sunday, July 17 after the 10 am Mass in Our Lady’s room. All Eucharistic members are expected to attend.
  3. The Hope and Life Group will have their meeting at 5.30 pm on Wednesday, 20th July in the Holy Cross room. All widows are welcome.
  4. In preparation for the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Jesuits at Vinayalaya are offering a retreat from Thursday, July 28 (7 pm) to Saturday, July 30 (4 pm), at Vinayalaya Retreat House, Andheri (E). Please contact the parish office for further details.
  5. A reminder to register at the Church parlour between 6 and 7 pm for a Monsoon Picnic from 6th night to 7th August evening at St. Stanislaus Villa, Lonavala organised by the Senior Citizens’ group. The picnic is open to all seniors.
  6. The Bombay Catholic Sabha is organising a silent Protest on Monday 18th June from 3 to 5 pm at Azad Maidan for demanding changes in the Development Plan Free transport is available leaving the Church at 2 pm. Those able to come please give your names to the volunteers outside the Church doors after Mass.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • To celebrate their feast day, the Ex-student association of Apostolic Carmel School is organising a get-together on Saturday, 23rd July from 5.30 pm onward.
  • G.M. of St. Joseph’s Convent High School Ex-students Association at 11 am and Annual Monsoon Mela from 9 am to 2 pm on Sunday 17th July.
  • The St. Stanislaus  Ex Students AGM to be held on Sunday 17th July 2016 at 11.15 am in the school museum.
  • Invitation to Catholic Professionals to register in the Catholic Directory.
  • Deepen Your Faith course 2016-17 on ‘MERCY’ to be held at St Andrew’s College.
  • Marriage preparation courses from July to December 2016
  • Holy Family hospital is organising a talk on Diabetic & Hypertensive Eye Disease.
  • Certificate course in Healthcare Ethics organised by F.I.A.M.C Bio-Medical Centre.

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Monday, 18th July at 7.15 pm for Daphne Almeida

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 10thJuly, 2016

  1. There will be a Youth Mass on Sunday, 17th July at 11 am in the Church. All youth are invited and encouraged to attend.
  2. Advocates will render advice and assistance to parishioners free of charge on Tuesday, 12th July from 7.15 pm onward at the Church parlours.
  3. There will be a meeting of our Eucharistic Ministers on Sunday, July 17 after the 10 am Mass in our Lady’s room. All Eucharistic members please attend.
  4. Mt Carmel’s unit of The Bombay Catholic Sabha, is hosting an important and informative Seminar on the DP plan 2034 in their Church hall on Sunday 10th July at 7:00 pm. Architects are invited to make the public wiser on this issue. Our Parish has several important objections to the present plan, as our Church has not been marked as such, nor have the structures housing the Youth and Medical facilities along Hill Road. Parishioners are urged to attend this Seminar in large numbers as it is a very important issue.
  5. In preparation for the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Jesuits at Vinayalaya are offering a retreat from Thursday, July 28 (7 pm) to Saturday, July 30 (4 pm), at Vinayalaya Retreat House, Andheri (E). Please contact the parish office for further details.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • G.M. of St. Joseph’s Convent High School Ex-students Association at 11 am and Annual Monsoon Mela from 9 am to 2 pm on 17th July.
  • Invitation to Catholic Professionals to register in the Catholic Directory.
  • Deepen Your Faith course 2016-17 on ‘MERCY’ to be held at St Andrew’s College.
  • Training of SCC Animators to begin on July 17. Forms available with the SCC Office.
  • Marriage preparation courses from July to December 2016 organised by Snehalaya Family Service Centre.
  • Certificate course in Healthcare Ethics organised by F.I.A.M.C Bio-Medical Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 3rd July, 2016

  1. The Parish Feast will be celebrated at all the Sunday Masses on the 2nd and 3rd of July. The Feast Mass will be at 10 am on Sunday, 3rd There will be Food stalls after the Sunday morning masses in the School Shed. There will be a Community Social in our school shed from 7 to 10 pm on Sunday 3rd. All parishioners are invited to participate. Contact your zonal coordinators for passes. Please do help yourself to some cake at the Church exits after Mass, as a symbol of our shared celebration.
  2. The Parish Council will meet on Thursday, 7th July at 8 pm in Our Lady’s room. Please note the change in the date.
  3. The Bible Study Group will meet on 6th July at 7 pm in the Holy Cross Room.
  4. There will be a meeting of our Eucharistic Ministers on Sunday, July 17 after the 10 am Mass in our Lady’s room. All Eucharistic members are expected to attend.
  5. Kindly register at the Church Parlour between 6 and 7 pm. for the Senior Citizens Group which is organising a Monsoon Picnic from 6th night to 7th August evening at St. Stanislaus Villa, Lonavala. The picnic is open to all seniors.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Deepen Your Faith course 2016-17 on ‘MERCY’ to be held at St Andrew’s College.
  • Training of SCC Animators to begin on July 17. Forms available with the SCC Office.
  • Short term courses conducted by the College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan.
  • Admissions to St Margaret’s Training College for the courses “Trained Teacher’s Certificate” & “Early Childhood Care and Education”.
  • Marriage preparation courses from July to December 2016 organised by Snehalaya Family Service Centre.
  • Certificate course in Healthcare Ethics organised by F.I.A.M.C Bio-Medical Centre.

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Tuesday, 5th July at 7.15 pm for Mercy Dixon
  • Wednesday, 6th July at 7.15 pm for James Machado

Jesuit Saint of the Week

  • Saturday, 9th July – St Leo Mangin, Priest and Chinese martyr

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 26th June, 2016

 

  1. The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme on Thursday, 30th June at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room. All seniors are welcome.
  2. The Parish Feast will be celebrated on 2nd and 3rd of July this year. The Feast Mass will be at 10 am on Sunday, 3rd There will be Food stalls after the Saturday evening and Sunday morning masses. Passes are available with the receptionist and zone coordinators for a Community Social in our school shed from 7 to 10 pm on Sunday evening. All parishioners are invited to participate.
  3. The Senior Citizens Group is organising a Monsoon Picnic from 6th night to 7th August evening at St. Stanislaus Villa, Lonavala. The picnic is open to all seniors. Kindly register at the Church Parlour between 6 and 7 pm.
  4. The First Communion next year will be on Sunday, 8th January 2017. Parents of children who wish to receive first communion are requested to pick up and fill a form from the Parish Office.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Deepen Your Faith course 2016-2017 on ‘MERCY’ to be held at St Andrew’s College.
  • Training of SCC Animators to begin on July 17. Forms available with the SCC Office.
  • Short term courses conducted by the College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan.
  • Admissions to St Margaret’s Training College for the courses “Trained Teacher’s Certificate” & “Early Childhood Care and Education”.

First Anniversary Masses:

On Tuesday, 28th June at 7.15 pm for Isaac Crasto

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 19th June, 2016

  1. We encourage all parents to send their children for the Mass and sessions of The Jesus Club which will begin tomorrow Sunday, 19th June 2016.
  2. There will be a Youth Mass on Sunday, 19th June at 11 am. All youth are encouraged to attend.
  3. The Parish Feast of St. Peter will be celebrated on Sunday 3rd July 2016.
  4. There will be a meeting of all Cantors and choir leaders on Wednesday, 22nd June in the Holy Cross room, after the 7.15 pm. Since it is the first important meeting of the academic year, all members are requested to be present.
  5. The Senior Citizens’ Group is organising a Monsoon Picnic on August 6th night to 7th evening at St. Stanislaus Villa, Lonavala. The picnic is open to all Seniors. Kindly register at the Church Parlour between 6 and 7 pm.
  6. The First Communion next year will be on Sunday, 8th January 2017. Parents of children who wish to receive first communion are requested to pick and fill up a form from the Parish Office.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Bombay YMCA’s one year Diploma Course in Hotel and Catering Management.
  • Vacancy for Project Coordinator for Marketing and E-Store Management at Better Yourself Books & Media Pvt Ltd., Bandra.
  • Deakin University, Australia with St Paul’s Institute of Communication is offering an international Master’s Degree in Communication.
  • Short term courses conducted by College of Social Work at Nirmala Niketan.
  • Admissions to FYJC at Apostolic Carmel High School & Junior College.
  • Admission to Sophia College for degree courses for girls; and BSc in Hospitality Studies for boys as well.
  • Women’s Leadership Training program by the Archdiocesan Women’s Commission.
  • Programme for all eligible singles by the Family Cell of St John Bosco church, Borivli.

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Tuesday, 21st June at 8.30 am for Prudence Browne
  • Wednesday, 22nd June at 6.45 am for Dale Bocarro
  • Thursday, 23rd June at 7.15 pm for Shammi Khan

Feasts of Jesuit Saints:

  • Tuesday, 21st June; St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Patron of youth.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 12th June, 2016

  1. The first session for the Confirmandi and their parents will be on Sunday, 12th June at 11 am in Our Lady’s room. All Confirmandi who register and their parents are expected to attend
  2. The Bombay Catholic Sabha (St. Peter’s Unit) will have their Annual General Body Meeting on Sunday 12th June at 11 am in the Holy Cross Room. All are welcome. 
  3. Advocates will render advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 14th June from 7.15 pm onward at the Church parlours.
  4. The Bible group will meet at 7.45 pm on Tuesday, 14th June in the Holy Cross room.
  5. The Hope and Life Group will have their meeting at 5.30 pm on Wednesday, 15th June in the Holy Cross Room. All widows are welcome.
  6. We encourage all parents to send their children for the Mass and sessions of The Jesus Club which will begin on next Sunday, 19th June 2016
  7. The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 17th June at 8 pm in Our Lady’s room. All members are expected to attend.
  8. There will be a Youth Mass at on Sunday, 19th June at 11 am in the Church. All youth are encouraged to attend.
  9. The First Communion next year will be on Sunday, 8th January 2017. Parents of children who wish to receive first communion are requested to pick and fill up a form from the Parish Office.
  10. Admissions to St. Stanislaus Stepping Stones N.I.O.S. are still open. Kindly contact the N.I.O.S. Office for admission.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Bombay YMCA’s one year Diploma Course in Hotel and Catering Management.
  • Vacancy for Project Coordinator for Marketing and E-Store Management at Better Yourself Books & Media Pvt Ltd., Bandra.
  • Deakin University, Australia with St Paul’s Institute of Communication is offering an international Master’s Degree in Communication.
  • Short term courses conducted by College of Social Work at Nirmala Niketan.
  • Admissions to FYJC at Apostolic Carmel High School & Junior College.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 5th June, 2016

  1. The morning Mass timings on weekdays have been reverted to 6, 6.45, 7.30 and 8.30 am from Wednesday, 1st
  2. We encourage all parents to send their children for the Mass and sessions of The Jesus Club which will begin on Sunday, 19th June 2016.
  3. The First Communion next year will be on Sunday, 8th January 2017. Parents of children who wish to receive first communion are requested to pick and fill up a form from the Parish Office.
  4. The first session for the Confirmandi and their parents will be on Sunday, 12th June at 11 am in Our Lady’s room. All Confirmandi who register and their parents are expected to attend.
  5. Peter’s Youth is organising an evening of retro games like Atya Patya and French Cricket on Sunday, 5th June after the 6 pm mass on St. Peter’s Square. Do come and cheer.
  6. Bulletin distributors are requested to collect copies of the Keystone from Monday 6th June onward.
  7. The Bombay Catholic Sabha (St. Peter’s Unit) will have their Annual General Body Meeting on Sunday 12th June at 11 am in the Holy Cross Room. All are welcome.
  8. The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 17th June at 8 pm in Our Lady’s room. All members are expected to attend.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • A concert entitled Ave Maria, a musical tribute to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour presented by the Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble on 10th June at St Andrew’s Auditorium. Passes are available at the Auditorium.
  • A Musical Opera titled “Godspell” on Saturday, 11th June at St Andrew’s Auditorium. Donor passes available at Sacred Heart Church, St Andrew’s Church and Louchelles Cold Storage, Bandra.
  • Jesus Youth Mumbai is organising its annual youth Retreat FIRE at Divine School, Andheri East from 8th to 11th
  • Bombay YMCA’s one year Diploma Course in Hotel and Catering Management.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 29th  May, 2016

  1. Frazer Mascarenhas will be inducted as Parish Priest of St. Peter’s by Bishop John Rodrigues on the feast of the Sacred Heart, Friday, 3rd June at the 7.15 pm Mass. All Parishioners are encouraged to be part of this celebration.
  2. The Eucharistic Ministers of our Parish will be inducted at the 10 am Mass on Sunday, 29th Kindly keep them in your prayers.
  3. The morning Mass timings on weekdays will revert to 6, 6.45, 7.30 and 8.30 am from Wednesday, 1st
  4. The St. Peter’s Youth is organising “Rewind” – an evening of Retro games for children, youth and adults on Sunday, 5th June at St. Peters square from 7 pm onward. Forms will be available at the reception from 18th May onward.
  5. The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 17th June at 8 pm in Our Lady’s room. All members are expected to attend.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • A concert entitled Ave Maria, a musical tribute to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour presented by the Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble on 10th June at St Andrew’s Auditorium. Passes are available at the Reception.
  • Jesus Youth Mumbai is organising its annual youth Retreat FIRE at Divine School, Andheri East from 8th to 11th
  • Students who have completed Std X and seeking college admissions online are encouraged to attend the seminar at Sacred Heart church, Santacruz (W) on Sat. 4th June at 5 pm

First Anniversary Masses:

  • On Wednesday, 1st June at 6.45 am for Richard Bocarro

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 22nd  May, 2016

  1. Frazer Mascarenhas will be inducted as Parish Priest of St. Peter’s by Bishop John Rodrigues on the feast of the Sacred Heart, Friday, 3rd June at the 7.15 pm Mass. All Parishioners are encouraged to be part of this celebration.
  2. The Novena in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus begins on Wednesday 25th May and will be recited at all Masses.
  3. The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme on Thursday, 26th May at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room. All are welcome.
  4. The Eucharistic Ministers of our Parish will be inducted at the 10 am Mass on Sunday, 29th Kindly keep them in your prayers.
  5. The St. Peter’s Youth is organising “Rewind” – an evening of Retro games for children, youth and adults on Sunday, 5th June on St. Peter’s Square from 7 pm onward. All are welcome.
  6. The morning Mass timings on weekdays will revert to 6, 6.45, 7.30 and 8.30 am from Wednesday, 1st June 2016.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Don Bosco College, Kurla is offering a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Media
  • A concert entitled Ave Maria, a musical tribute to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour on 10th June at St Andrew’s Auditorium
  • Job opportunities at Aseema Charitable Trust, Khar

First Anniversary Masses

  • On Tuesday, 24th May at 7.15 pm for Jacinto Pereira

Feasts of Jesuit Saints:

  • Tuesday, 24th May – Our Lady of the Way.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 15th May, 2016

  1. There will be a meeting of Eucharistic Ministers at 11 am on Sunday, 15th All Eucharistic Ministers are expected to attend.
  2. The St. Peter’s Youth is organising “Rewind” – an evening of Retro games for children, youth and adults on Sunday, 5th June at St. Peters square from 7 pm onward. Forms will be available at the reception from 18th May onward.
  3. Frazer Mascarenhas will be inducted as Parish Priest of St. Peter’s by Bishop John Rodrigues on the feast of the Sacred Heart, Friday, 3rd June at the 7.15 pm Mass. All Parishioners are encouraged to be part of this celebration.
  4. Please visit our Bookstall to purchase inspirational books of the Late Fr. Peter Ribes.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • ‘The Journey Goes On’ an evening of music, praise and worship on Sunday, May 15th from 7 to 10 pm at Don Bosco Quadrangle, Matunga.
  • An Interactive Seminar on Marriage and Family at Seva Kendra Hall, Our Lady of Salvation Church Dadar on Sunday, 22nd

First Anniversary Mass

  • Thursday, 19th May at 8.30 am for Jose Godinho

Feasts of Jesuit Saints:

  • Monday, 16th May, St Andrew Bobola, Martyr of Poland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 1st  May, 2016

  1. A blood donation drive will be conducted by the St Stanislaus Ex-students Association along with Holy Family Hospital on May 1 from 9 am to 1 pm in the Therapy Room of St Stanislaus School.
  2. There will be a meeting of Eucharistic Ministers at 11 am on Sunday, 15th All Eucharistic Ministers are expected to attend.
  3. The timings of Masses in the morning on weekdays in the month of May will be 6.30, 7.30 and 8.30 am. The timings of other Masses will be as usual.
  4. During the month of May the Rosary will be recited on weekdays at 6.45 pm in the Church. All parishioners are encouraged to participate.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Vacation Bible joy for children at St. Theresa’s Church from 2nd May onward.
  • Vocation Discernment for Priesthood & Religious Life at Society of St Paul, Bandra
  • Mariapolis by the Focolare Movement from 26th May onward at Pune.

First Anniversary Masses

  • Friday, 6th May at 7.15 pm for Phil D’Souza
  • Saturday, 7th May at 6.45 pm for Edwin Pinto

Feasts of Jesuit Saints:

  • Wednesday, 4th May – St. Jose Rubio known as the Apostle of Madrid.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 24th  April, 2016

  1. The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme on Thursday, 28th April at 5.30 in Our Lady’s room.
  2. There will be three family holiday camps at our Villa in Lonavala from 6th to 27th Forms are available at the Church reception.
  3. The timings of Masses in the morning on weekdays in the month of May will be 6.30, 7.30 and 8.30 am. The timings of other Masses will be as usual.
  4. The findings of the Parish Survey are being presented at all Masses on Saturday 23rd April and Sunday 24th April at all Masses.
  5. During the month of May the Rosary will be recited at 6.45 pm in the Church. All parishioners are encouraged to participate.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Vacation Bible joy for children at St. Theresa’s Church from 2nd May onward.
  • Ed course in Special Education at Dilkush Teachers’ Training Centre at Juhu.
  • Mariapolis by the Focolare Movement from 26th May onward at Pune.
  • Summer Courses at Xavier Institute of Communication (XIC)

First Anniversary Mass:

  • Monday, 25th April at 7.15 pm for Evelyn Pinto

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 17th  April, 2016

  1. Those who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the year 2016-17 are required to fill up an Application form and submit it to the Parish Office on or before 23rd April 2016. Forms are available at the Parish office.
  2. The Family Cell & Social Outreach Cell are jointly organizing a “Family Fun Evening” on 19thApril on the school grounds from 5:30 pm onwards.  Please see the notice board for details.
  3. The Hope and Life group will meet on Wednesday, 20th April at 5.30 pm in the Holy Cross room. All widows are welcome.
  4. There will be three family holiday camps at our Villa in Lonavala from 6th to 27th Forms are available at the Church reception.
  5. The timings of Masses in the morning on weekdays in the month of May will be 6.30, 7.30 and 8.30 am. The timings of other Masses will be as usual.
  6. The Financial Accounts of the Parish for the year ended 31st March 2015 will be presented at all Masses on Saturday, 16th and Sunday 17th
  7. The findings of the Parish Survey will be presented at all Masses on Saturday 23rd April and Sunday 24th April at all Masses.
  8. The Y.S.S. is organising a Summer Club for children in May.
  9. During the month of May the Rosary will be recited at 6.45 pm in the Church. All parishioners are encouraged to participate.
  10. Parishioners who are members of the Bombay Catholic Sabha and would be interested in joining the Managing Committee are requested to attend the monthly meeting at 7pm on Sunday 17th

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • “The Mass Effect”, a Special Youth Mass on 23rd April at Mount Mary’s Basilica at 7 pm followed by fellowship and music.
  • Vacation Bible joy for children at St. Theresa’s Church from 2nd May onward.
  • Ed course in Special Education at Dilkush Teachers’ Training Centre at Juhu.
  • Inaugural Mass of St. Joseph’s Convent High School Ex-students’ Association on 24th
  • Mariapolis by the Focolare Movement from 26th May onward at Pune.
  • Summer Courses at Xavier Institute of Communication (XIC)

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 10th  April, 2016

  1. The Jesus Club is organising Vacation Bible Joy for all children from 11th to 15th April from 2 till 4 pm in Our Lady’s room. We encourage all parents to register their children so that they can learn more about the Bible.
  2. Advocates will render advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 12th April from 7.15 pm onward at the Church parlours.
  3. The Parish Council will meet on Wednesday, 13th April at 8 p.m. in Our Lady’s room. All members are expected to attend.
  4. Those who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the year 2016-17 are required to fill up an Application form and submit it to the Parish Office on or before 16th April 2016. Forms are available at the Parish office.
  5. The Family Cell & Social Outreach Cell are jointly organizing a “Family Fun Evening” on 19thApril on the school grounds from 5:30 pm onwards.  Please see the notice board for details.
  6. There will be three family holiday camps at our Villa in Lonavala from 6th to 27th Forms are available at the Church reception.
  7. The timings of Masses in the morning on weekdays in the month of May will be 6.30, 7.30 and 8.30 am. The timings of other Masses will be as usual.
  8. The Y.S.S. is organising a Volley-ball and Throw-ball tournament in April and a Summer Club for children in May.
  9. Parishioners who are members of the Bombay Catholic Sabha and would be interested in joining the Managing Committee are requested to attend the monthly meeting at 7pm on Sun 17th April.
  10. The Financial Accounts of the Parish for the year ended 31st March 2015 will be presented at all Masses on Saturday, 16th and Sunday 17th
  11. The findings of the Parish Survey will be presented at all Masses on Saturday 23rd April and Sunday 24th April at all Masses.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • A Musical Opera titled “Godspell” at Sacred Heart Parish, Santacruz on 15th April at 7 pm.
  • Technical courses at Joseph Cardijn Technical School in April and May.
  • Carnival on Sunday, 17th April from 8.30 am to 5 pm at The Home for the Aged, Andheri (E)
  • Registration available at St Theresa’s parish for Football coaching camp from 25th April to 28th

First Anniversary Mass:

  • Sunday, 17th April at 6 pm for Alzira Gonsalves

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 3rd April, 2016

  1. The feast of the Annunciation is being celebrated on Monday, 4th April which is also prolife day. We will have a prayer service at the prolife monument next to the grotto after the 8.30 am mass. All are welcome.
  2. The Bible Study group will meet on Tuesday, 5th April at 7.45 pm in Holy Cross room.
  3. The Jesus Club is organising Vacation Bible Joy for all children from 11th to 15th April from 2 till 4 pm in Our Lady’s room. Kindly register at the Reception. We encourage all parents to register their children so that they can learn more about the Bible.
  4. Those who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the year 2016-17 are required to fill up an Application form and submit it to the Parish Office on or before 16th April 2016. Forms are available at the Parish office.
  5. The Family Cell & Social Outreach Cell are jointly organizing a “Family Fun Evening” on 19thApril on the school grounds from 5:30 pm onwards.  Please see the notice board for details.
  6. There will be three family holiday camps at our Villa in Lonavala from 6th to 27th Forms are available at the Church reception.
  7. The timings of Masses in the morning on weekdays in the month of May will be 6.30, 7.30 and 8.30 am. The timings of other Masses will be as usual.
  8. The Y.S.S. is organising a Volley-ball and Throw-ball tournament in April and a Summer Club for children in May.
  9. The Parishioners of Sacred Heart Parish, Santacruz are outside the Church selling tickets for the musical Opera titled “Godspell”.
  10. The Financial Accounts of the Parish for the year ended 31st March 2015 will be presented at all Masses on Saturday, 16th and Sunday 17th
  11. The findings of the Parish Survey will be presented at all Masses on Saturday 23rd April and Sunday 24th April at all Masses.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • A Musical Opera titled “Godspell” at Sacred Heart Parish, Santacruz on 15th April at 7 pm.
  • Technical courses at Joseph Cardijn Technical School in April and May.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 27th March, 2016

  1. The timings of Masses today will be as on Sundays, however, there will be no evening Masses.
  2. The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme on Thursday, 31st March at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room. All are welcome.
  3. The Jesus Club is organising Vacation Bible Joy for all children from 11th to 15th April from 2 till 4 pm in Our Lady’s room. Kindly register at the Reception. We encourage all parents to register their children so that they can learn more about the Bible.
  4. There will be three family holiday camps at our Villa in Lonavala from 6th to 27th Forms are available at the Church reception.
  5. The timings of Masses in the morning on weekdays in the month of May will be 6.30, 7.30 and 8.30 am. The timings of other Masses will be as usual.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • A Musical Opera titled “Godspell” at Sacred Heart Parish, Santacruz on 15th April at 7 pm.
  • East Indian Manoranjan 4 at Mount Carmel’s compound on 27th March from 5.30 pm onward.
  • Technical courses at Joseph Cardijn Technical School in April and May.
  • A talk on Right to Information on 2nd April, at 5.30 pm.

First Anniversary Mass:

  • Saturday, 2nd April at 7.30 am for Agnelo Murzello

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BANDRA

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 20th March, 2016

  1. Today is Palm and Passion Sunday. Masses on Sunday will be at 6, 7.30, 9 and 10 am. The evening Mass timings will be as usual. We will have a procession and blessing of palms at the 7.30 am Mass. Those participating in other Masses are requested to pick up a palm before entering the Church.
  2. In preparation for Easter, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be administered from Monday, 21st to Wednesday, 23rd from 5 pm onwards in the Church and School Assembly shed.
  3. The Mass for the sick on Maundy Thursday, 24th March will be at 5.30 pm and the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30 pm on the School grounds. The adoration from 11 pm that night will be conducted by the St. Peter’s Youth Group. Kindly note that there will be NO masses on Maundy Thursday morning.
  4. In order to celebrate an Eco Easter we request as many of our Parishioners to walk to Church or car pool when coming to Mass.
  5. The YouTube videos of Fr. Errol will be played in the Church after the 8.30 am and 7.15 pm Masses on weekdays. All are welcome.
  6. There will be three family holiday camps at our Villa in Lonavala from 6th to 27th Forms are available at the Church reception.
  7. The timings of Masses in the morning on weekdays in the month of May will be 6.30, 7.30 and 8.30 am. The timings of other Masses will be as usual.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Musical Opera titled “Godspell” at Sacred Heart Parish, Santacruz on 15th April at 7 pm.
  • East Indian Manoranjan 4 at Mount Carmel’s compound on 27th March from 5.30 pm onward.
  • Technical courses at Joseph Cardijn Technical School in April and May.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 13th March, 2016

  1. There will be a Lenten recollection for Eucharistic ministers on Sunday, 13th March after the 10 a.m. mass. All Eucharistic ministers are expected to attend.
  2. The Parish Council will meet on Monday, 14th March at 8 p.m. in Our Lady’s room. All members are expected to attend.
  3. The Hope and Life group will meet on Wednesday, 16th March at 5.30 pm in the Holy Cross room. All widows are welcome.
  4. “Earth Hour” is on Saturday, 19th March from 8.30 – 9.30 pm. We request you to kindly use minimum electricity during this hour.
  5. Next Sunday is Palm and Passion Sunday. Masses on Saturday evening will be as usual and palms will be blessed at the 6.45 pm Mass. Masses on Sunday will be at 6, 7.30, 9 and 10 am. The evening Mass timings will be as usual. We will have a procession and blessing of palms at the 7.30 am. Mass. Those participating in other Masses are requested to pick up a palm before entering the Church.
  6. Jesuit Fr. Anand Pereira, from Nagaland is in our Parish to collect funds for their work among the tribes in the North East. We request you to kindly be generous.
  7. Dr Nigel Joel Gonsalves, will be available at our Medical Centre for Physiotherapy on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.30 to 7 p.m.
  8. Holy Week Retreat from Wednesday to Saturday of Holy Week at Vinayalaya. For further details please see the notice board.
  9. The youtube videos of Fr. Errol will be played in the Church after the 8.30 and 7.15 pm Masses. All are welcome.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Free Health Check-up at Citizen Credit Bank, Hill Road Branch on 14th March between 10 am and 3 pm.
  • Musical Opera titled “Godspell” at Sacred Heart Parish, Santacruz on 15th April at 7 pm.
  • Retreat in English and Hindi at St. Joseph the Worker from 17th till 19th March from 6 till 9 pm.
  • All Mumbai Walking Pilgrimage on 19th March from Cross Maidan to Mount Mary’s Basilica beginning at 10.30 pm.
  • East Indian Manoranjan 4 at Mount Carmel’s compound on 27th March from 5.30 pm onward.
  • Technical courses at Joseph Cardijn Technical School in April and May.

First Anniversary Mass:

  • Friday, 18th March at 7.00 pm for Maria C. D’Lima

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 6th March, 2016

  1. We request all our Parishioners to join the Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Mount Mary’s Basilica on Monday, 7th It is an occasion to give thanks to our Blessed Mother for all the graces received through her intercession. There will be no 7.30 am and 8.30 am Masses in the Church on 7th March. Please assemble on St. Peter’s Square at 7.30 am to reach Mount Mary’s for Mass at 8.30 am.
  2. Legion of Mary annual Prayer service on Sunday, 6th March at 5.30 pm at Mount Mary’s Basilica.
  3. The Parish Council will meet on Monday, 14th March at 8 p.m. in Our Lady’s room. All members are expected to attend.
  4. There will be a Lenten recollection for Eucharistic ministers on Sunday, 13th March after the 10 a.m. mass.  All Eucharistic ministers are expected to attend.
  5. Admissions are open for the 8th Standard (IGCSE) in St. Stanislaus’ International School and St. Joseph’s Convent International School, Bandra, for the academic year 2016-2017. Those interested are requested to contact the Secondary School Office in these Schools from 10 am till 11.30 am on all working days. The Annual fees are Rupees Two Lakh and covers all fees.
  6. Jesuit Fr. Anand Pereira, from Nagaland will be in our Parish on Saturday, 12th and Sunday 13th March to collect funds for their work among the tribes in the North East. We request you to kindly be generous.
  7. Dr Nigel Joel Gonsalves, will be available at our Medical Centre for Physiotherapy on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.30 to 7 p.m.
  8. Lenten Recollection on Saturday, 12th March and a Holy Week Retreat from Wednesday to Saturday of Holy Week at Vinayalaya. For further details please see the notice board.
  9. Bulletin Distributors are requested to pick up copies of Keystone for distribution from Monday, 7th

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Scholarships for Media Studies by St. Paul’s Institute of Communication Education.
  • Celebration of International Women’s day on 6th March at Canossa Convent, Mahim.
  • Lenten Recollection for working women on 13th March from 9.30 am to 4 pm at St Pius Complex, Goregaon
  • “Change of Heart” a Retreat for Married couples from 11th March – 13th March at Vinayalaya.
  • Lenten Recollection for working women on 13th March at St. Pius X Seminary, Goregaon.
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Care at Xavier Institute of Education.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 28th February, 2016

  1. We request all our Parishioners to join the Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Mount Mary’s Basilica on Monday, 7th It is an occasion to give thanks to our Blessed Mother for all the graces received through her intercession. There will be no 7.30 am and 8.30 am Masses in the Church on 7th March. Please assemble on St. Peter’s Square at 7.30 am to reach Mount Mary’s for Mass at 8.30 am.
  2. The Women’s Cell of our Parish is celebrating “Women’s Day” on Sunday, 28th with Mass at 6.00 p.m. followed by the Get-together.
  3. The ‘Bible study’ group will meet on Tuesday, 1st March at 7.45 pm in the Holy Cross room.
  4. Vinayalaya Retreat House is offering you a Lenten Recollection on Saturday, March 12 and a Holy Week Retreat from Wednesday to Saturday of Holy Week. For further details please see the notice board.
  5. Admissions are open for the 8th Standard (IGCSE) in St. Stanislaus’ International School and St. Joseph’s Convent International School, Bandra, for the academic year 2016-2017. Those interested are requested to contact the Secondary School Office in these Schools from 10 am till 11.30 am on all working days. The Annual fees are Rupees Two Lakh and covers all fees.
  6. Jesuit Fr. Anand Pereira, from Nagaland will be in our Parish on Saturday, 12th and Sunday 13th March to collect funds for their work among the tribes in the North East. We request you to kindly be generous.
  7. Albert Jou continues to be in Holy Family Hospital. Kindly keep him in your prayers.
  8. In the Bandra Deanery, Mount Carmel’s Church has been designated to conduct the Adoration: 24 Hours for the Lord from Thursday, 3rd, 8.00 am till Friday, 4th March 6.00 am. Priests will be available for Confession.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Three day Lenten Retreat by the Potta team at Mount Carmel’s Church on 26th-27th-28th
  • Scholarships for Media Studies by St. Paul’s Institute of Communication Education.
  • Celebration of International Women’s day on 6th March at Canossa Convent, Mahim.

First Anniversary Mass:

  • Friday, 4th March at 8.30 a.m. for Myrtle Duarte
  • Sunday, 6th March at 10 a.m. for Roland Pereira

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 21st  February, 2016

  1. The Women’s cell is celebrating Women’s Day on Sunday, 28th February at the 6 pm Mass followed by a get-together at St. Peter’s K.G. Tickets are available with the members of the Women’s Cell.
  2. We request all our Parishioners to join the Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Mount Mary’s Basilica on Monday, 7th March. It is an occasion to give thanks to our Blessed Mother for all the graces received through her intercession. There will be no 7.30 and 8.30 am Mass in the Church on this date. Please assemble on St. Peter’s Square at 7.30 am.
  3. The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme on Thursday, 25th February at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room. All are welcome.
  4. From March 2016 we will accept four intentions at every Mass.
  5. Admissions to class 8 of the IGCSE Section of St. Stanislaus International School and St. Joseph’s Convent International School, Bandra for the academic year 2016-2017 are open. Those interested are requested to get in touch with the Secondary School Office in these Schools from 10 – 11.30 am on all working days. The Annual fees are Rs. 2,00,000 and covers all fees.
  6. We are in the process of taking a decision on the future of the Children’s cemetery. If anyone has any suggestion, kindly meet Fr. Juan or give it in writing at the Parish Office.
  7. Fr. Albert Jou continues to be in Holy Family Hospital. Kindly keep him in your prayers.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • 48 hour Eucharistic Adoration at Prathanalaya beginning on 27th
  • A talk titled “A Remedy to stress related diseases” on Sunday, 21st February at St. Joseph Cardijn Technical Institute, Parel.
  • Three day Lenten Retreat by the Potta team at Mount Carmel’s Church from 26th
  • Scholarships for Media Studies by St. Paul’s Institute of Communication Education.
  • Celebration of International Women’s day on 6th March at Canossa Convent, Mahim.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 14th February, 2016

  1. The evening Mass on all Fridays in the season of Lent will be at 7 pm and followed by the Stations of the Cross.
  2. The Family Cell of our Parish invites all to the Eucharistic celebration of Marriage Day with renewal of Marriage Vows on Sunday, 14th Feb at the 10 am Mass. All married couples, widows, widowers and those contemplating marriage are especially welcome. Others are also welcome.
  3. The Hope and Life group will meet on Wednesday, 17th February at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room.
  4. The Medical Centre is conducting a bone density camp on Sunday, 21st February from 8.45 am. Kindly register at the Centre.
  5. The Women’s cell is celebrating Women’s Day on Sunday, 28th February at the 6 pm Mass followed by a get-together at St. Peter’s K.G. Tickets are available with the members of the Women’s Cell.
  6. We request all our Parishioners to join the Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Mount Mary’s Basilica on Monday, 7th March. It is an occasion to give thanks to our Blessed Mother for all the graces received through her intercession. There will be no 7.30 and 8.30 am Mass in the Church on this date. Please assemble on St. Peter’s Square at 7.30 am.
  7. Admissions to class 8 of the IGCSE Section of St. Stanislaus International School and St. Joseph’s Convent International School, Bandra for the academic year 2016-2017 are open. Those interested are requested to get in touch with the Secondary School Office in these Schools from 10 – 11.30 am on all working days.
  8. We are in the process of taking a decision on the future of the Children’s cemetery. If anyone has any suggestion, kindly meet Fr. Juan or give it in writing at the parish Office.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Olivet to Calvary by the Fr. J.B. Fernandes Sacred Music Foundation at Mount Mary’s Basilica on 14th
  • 48 hour Eucharistic Adoration at Prathanalaya on 27th

Feast of Jesuit Saints

  • Monday, 15th Feb., Claude la Colombiere, Apostle of devotion to the Sacred Heart.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 7th February, 2016

  1. The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on 30 of our Parish youth on Sunday, 7th February at the 10 am Mass. Please come and encourage them as they take this step into adult faith.
  2. Advocates will render advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 9th February from 7.15 pm onward at the Church parlours.
  3. Wednesday, 10th February is Ash Wednesday and begins the holy season of Lent. Besides the regular weekday Masses, there will be two extra masses on that day at 5.15 and 6.15 pm. Ashes will be blessed at the 6 am Mass and imposed on the forehead after every Mass. The evening Mass on all Fridays in the season of Lent will be at 7 pm and followed by the Stations of the Cross.
  4. Thursday, 11th February is the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and World day of the sick. The Rosary will be recited at the Grotto at 6.15 pm. We encourage all our Parishioners to attend.
  5. The Parish Council will meet on Thursday, 11th February at 8 pm in Our Lady’s room. All members are expected to attend.
  6. The Family Cell of our Parish invites all to the Eucharistic celebration of Marriage Day with renewal of Marriage Vows on Sunday, 14th Feb at the 10 am Mass. All married couples, widows, widowers and those contemplating marriage are especially welcome. Others are also welcome.
  7. The Medical Centre is conducting a bone density camp on Sunday, 21st February from 8.45 am. Kindly register at the Centre.
  8. The Women’s cell is celebrating Women’s Day on Sunday, 28th February at the 6 pm Mass followed by a get-together at St. Peter’s K.G. Tickets are available with the members of the Women’s Cell.
  9. Bulletin distributors are requested to pick up copies of the Keystone, Lenten Calendar and programme for distribution from Monday, 8th February.
  10. We request you to support the cause of the Advasi Catholics of Chikaldara by buying coffee which is being sold by the members of the SVP.
  11. Fr Jou has been in hospital since last week and is improving. Please keep him in your prayers.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Olivet to Calvary by the Fr. J.B. Fernandes Sacred Music Foundation at Mount Mary’s Basilica on 14th

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 31st January, 2016

  1. A special Mass to pray for students appearing for their 10th, 12th and Final Year examinations will be celebrated on Sunday, 31st January at 10 am. This mass will be conducted by the Youth. We encourage all students appearing for these examinations and their parents to attend.
  2. The ‘Bible study’ group will meet on Tuesday, 2nd February at 7.45 pm in Our Lady’s room.
  3. All Cantors will meet on Thursday, 4th February after the 7.15 pm Mass in the Holy Cross room. All are expected to attend.
  4. The Bombay Catholic Sabha is organising a Lenten Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Vellankanni, Uttan-Bhatti from St. Peter’s Church on 27th February, 2016. Please see the Notice Board for further details.
  5. The Sisters of St. Paul will be in our Parish to sell books connected with the Year of Mercy.
  6. The MSFS French Fathers came to Chikaldarain about 120 years ago and started growing coffee to support the poor Advasis in Melghat. Melghat has witnessed a lot of malnutrition deaths every year.  It would therefore be good if we can support their cause by buying coffee which is being sold by the members of the SVP. Chikaldara Parish consists of 100% adivasi Catholics.

First Anniversary Mass:

  • Saturday, 6th Feb at 6.45 pm for Joseph Pereira

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 24th January, 2016

  1. A special Mass to pray for students appearing for their 10th, 12th and Final Year examinations will be celebrated on Sunday, 31st January at 10 am. This mass will be conducted by the Youth. We encourage all students appearing for these examinations and their parents to attend.
  2. The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme on Thursday, 28th January at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room. All are welcome.
  3. Admissions to class 8 of the IGCSE Section of St. Joseph’s Convent School, Bandra for the academic year 2016-2017 are open. Those interested are requested to get in touch with the Secondary School Office between 10.30 and 11.30 am on working days.
  4. Please check the Notice Board for the timing and venue of Interfaith Prayer service on Republic day.
  5. The Bombay Catholic Sabha is organising a Lenten Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Vellankanni, Uttan-Bhatti from St. Peter’s Church on 27th February, 2016. Please see the Notice Board for further details.
  6. The Sisters of St. Paul will be in our Parish next Saturday and Sunday to sell books connected with the Year of Mercy.

First Anniversary Mass:

  • Wednesday, 27th January at 7.15 pm for Eunice Saldanha

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 17th January, 2016

  1. A special Mass to pray for students appearing for their 10th, 12th and Final Year examinations will be celebrated on Sunday, 31st January at 10 am. This mass will be conducted by the Youth. We encourage all students appearing for these examinations and their parents to attend.
  2. Christian Unity Octave begins from 18thJanuary. The Prayer for Unity of all Christians will be recited at all Masses daily till 25th January.
  3. The Hope and Life group will meet on Wednesday, 20th January at 5.30 pm in the Holy Cross Room.
  4. Admissions to Class 8 of the IGCSE Section of St. Joseph’s Convent School, Bandra for the academic year 2016-2017 are open. Those interested are requested to get in touch with the Secondary School Office between 10.30 and 11.30 am on working days.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Republic Day celebrations and parade by all Bandra Schools at B.J. Road, Bandstand from 7 am onward.

First Anniversary Mass:

  • Wednesday, 20th January at 7.15 pm for Florence Pereira

Feast of Jesuit Saints:

  • Tuesday, 19th January, St. John Ogilvie, Scottish Martyr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday 10th January 2016

  1. The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 15th January at 8 pm in Our Lady’s room. All members are expected to attend.
  2. The Bombay Catholic  Sabha will have their monthly meeting on Sun 10th Jan at 6 pm. All Managing Committee members are requested to attend.
  3. Advocates will render legal advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 12th Jan. from 7.15 pm onward in the Church parlours.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  1. Novena in honour of Fr. Agnel from 12th to 20th
  2. Teacher Training Programme at St. Margaret’s Training College, Byculla.
  3. Job vacancy at St Paul’s Institute of Communication Education.

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Mon. 11th Jan at 7.15 pm for Zena Marcia Marquis
  • Tues. 12th Jan at 7.15 pm for Millagrina Tellis
  • Thurs. 14th Jan at 7.15 pm for Simon Peter Rodrigues
  • Sat. 16th Jan at 6.45 pm for Cynthia Pereira

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday 3rd January 2016

  1. 39 children of our Parish will receive Jesus in Holy Communion for the first time on Sunday, 3rd January at the 10 am Mass. We encourage as many of our Parishioners as possible to join and encourage them.
  2. We hope all our Parishioners have received the Parish Calendar. If any parishioner has not received it please contact the SCC Office.
  3. Those from other Parishes who want a Calendar may purchase it from our SCC Office.
  4. Bulletin distributors are requested to pick up copies of the Keystone for distribution from Monday, 4th

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Novena in honour of Fr. Agnel from 12th to 20th
  • Teacher Training Programme at St. Margaret’s Training College, Byculla.

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Tuesday, 5th January at 7.15 pm for Claude Dias

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – December 27, 2015

  1. Monday, 28th December is the Feast of the Holy Innocents. Blessing of children will be after the 8.30 am and 7.15 pm Masses. We encourage all children to come and be blessed.
  2. On 31st December, the last day of the Calendar year, we will have a thanksgiving prayer service in the Church at 11.30 pm followed by a thanksgiving Eucharist. All our Parishioners are encouraged to participate in this celebration.
  3. On 1st January 2016, we have a Triple liturgical celebration: The giving of the name of Jesus, Mary, Mother of God and New Year’s Day. Masses in the morning will be as on Sundays. There will be two evening Masses at 6 and 7.15 pm.
  4. 39 children of our Parish will receive Jesus in Holy Communion for the first time on Sunday, 3rd January 2016 at the 10 am Mass. We encourage as many of our Parishioners as possible to join and encourage them on this very important day in their lives.
  5. St. Stanislaus Ex-Students Association celebrates “Bond of Boys” on Thursday, 7th January 2016 from 6.30 pm onward on the School grounds. Donor passes are available at the School Office between 10 am till 2 pm and also at Bandra Medical and Hill Road Launderers. All are welcome.

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Wednesday, 30th December for Lourdes Fernandes
  • Saturday, 2nd January for Cynthia Pereira

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 20th December, 2015

  1. Night beneath the stars – A Christmas Carol Karaoke Festival will be held on Sunday, 20th December at St. Peter’s Square from 7pm onwards. It will be a fun evening filled with stalls and carols. To sign up and for more details please see the notice boards.
  2. In preparation for Christmas, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be administered on 21st, 22nd and 23rd December from 5.00 p.m. onward in the Church and School Shed.
  3. The Shillong Chamber Orchestra and others will have a Christmas Carol programme on the front grounds of our School on Wednesday, 23rd December from 5 pm onward. Entry is free.
  4. The Bombay Catholic Sabha Unit of St. Peter’s will be conducting a Star, Crib,  and X’Mas tree competition on 28th and 29th Dec 2015.Last day for submission of entries is 23rd Dec 2015.  Please see the Notice board for further details.
  5. The Christmas Mass for the Housebound will be on 24th December at 11am in the Church.
  6. The Christmas Night Mass will be at 10.30 pm on Thursday, 24th There will be no evening Mass at 7.15 pm.
  7. The timings of Masses on Christmas day will be as on Sundays. There will be no Evening Mass on Christmas Day.
  8. The Feast of the Holy Family will be celebrated on Monday, 28th There will be a special blessing of children after the 8.30 am and 7.15 pm Masses. We encourage all our children to come and be blessed.
  9. Stanislaus Ex-Students Association celebrates “Bond of Boys” on Saturday, 7th January 2016 from 6.30 pm onward on the School grounds. Donor passes are available at the School Office between 10 am till 2 pm and also at Bandra Medical and Hill Road Launderers. All are welcome.
  10. The Diocesan Youth Centre is organizing the biggest Youth Choir Competition titled “Diocesan Youth Singing Competition” at St Andrew’s Auditorium on 3rd January 2016 at 6 pm sharp. The event is open to all. Tickets priced at Rs 100 are available at the Parish Reception. Please see the Notice board for further details.
  11. Donation envelopes for the Advent campaign against Hunger and disease are available in the Church. We urge you to be generous.
  12. Subscribers to the Examiner are reminded to renew their subscription and to collect the Christmas Issue of the Examiner on Saturday, 19th (evening) or Sunday 20th December (morning). The Bookstall will remain closed from Sunday 20th December evening and will reopen only on Saturday, 2nd January 2016.
  13. The Parish Calendar for 2016 has been distributed to all our Parishioners. If any Parishioner has not received the Calendar, please contact the SCC Office.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Online admissions to the Pre-Primary (Nursery & Jr K.G.) in the Carmel Pre-Primary are on till 5th January 2016 on the school website.

First Anniversary Masses:

  •   Monday, 21st December at 7.15 pm for Felix John Cornelio and Sophie Bocarro

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday,13th December, 2015

  1. On Sunday, 13th December, the door of The Basilica of Saint John Lateran in Rome will be officially opened by Pope Francis. We will have a special Mass at 10 am on that day to celebrate this event. We request those attending this Mass to gather on the porch. We will open the doors of our Church and enter, singing with joy.
  2. There will be a Recollection for Eucharistic Ministers at 11 am on 13th December in the Holy Cross Room.
  3. The Hope and Life group will meet on Wednesday, 16th December at 5.30 pm in the Holy Cross room. All widows are welcome.
  4. Advent Recollection by Fr. Charles Rodrigues on Saturday, December 19th, from 9 am to 4 pm at Vinayalaya. Those interested may register at the SCC Office.
  5. Night beneath the Stars – A Christmas Carol Karaoke Festival will be held on Sunday, 20th December at St. Peter’s Square from 7pm onwards. It will be a fun evening filled with competitions, stalls and carols. To sign up and for more details please see the notice boards.
  6. The Christmas Mass for the Housebound will be on 24th December at 11am in the Church. Kindly register at the Reception Counter. Those willing to transport the housebound to the Church are also requested to give their names at the Reception Counter.
  7. Booking for Masses for January and February 2016 will commence from Monday, 14th December onward in the Parish Office.
  8. Donation envelopes for the Advent campaign against Hunger and disease are available in the Church. We urge you to be generous.
  9. In preparation for Christmas, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be administered on 19th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December from 5.00 p.m. onward in the Church and School Shed.
  10. The Shillong Chamber Orchestra and others will have a Christmas Carol programme on the front grounds of our School on Wednesday, 23rd December from 5 pm onward. Entry is free.
  11. Subscribers to the Examiner are reminded to renew their subscription and to collect the Christmas Issue of the Examiner on Saturday, 19th (evening) or Sunday 20th December (morning). The Bookstall will remain closed from Sunday 20th December evening and will reopen only on Saturday, 2nd
  12. The Parish Calendar for 2016 has been distributed to all our Parishioners. If any Parishioner has not received the Calendar, please contact the SCC Office.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Online admission to St. Joseph’s K.G. till 15th
  • Christmas Music Concert in aid of Navjeet Community Centre of Holy Family Hospital on Thursday 17th December at St. Andrew’s Auditorium.
  • An evening of Christmas music by the Bandra Gymkhana with the Stop Gaps Cultural Academy on Saturday, 19th December, 2015.
  • Jr and Sr K.G. (Cambridge) admissions at Sacred Heart School, Santacruz.

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Saturday, 19th December at 6.45 pm for Prem Aranha

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 6th December, 2015

  1. Pope Francis will inaugurate the Year of Mercy on Tuesday, 8th December by opening the doors of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome as a symbolic expression of the gracious mercy of God. We will have a special Mass at 7.15 pm on that day to celebrate this event. We urge as many as possible to come and join us.
  2. On Sunday, 13th December, the door of The Basilica of Saint John Lateran in Rome will be officially opened by Pope Francis. We will have a special Mass at 10 am on that day to celebrate this event. We request those attending to gather on the porch. We will symbolically open the doors of our Church and enter singing with joy.
  3. The Bombay Catholic Sabha will meet on Sunday, 6th December at 7 pm in the Holy Cross room. All members are expected to attend.
  4. The members of St. Vincent de Paul will make their Advent Collection on Saturday, 5th and Sunday 6th Please be generous.
  5. Advocates will render legal advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 8th December, from 7.15 pm onward in the Church parlours.
  6. The Senior Citizens will have their Advent Recollection on Thursday, 10th December from 9.30 am till 12.30 pm in the Church. The speaker in Deacon Navin D’silva.
  7. The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 11th December at 8 pm in Our Lady’s room. All members are expected to attend.
  8. There will be a Recollection for Eucharistic Ministers at 11 am on Sunday, 13th December in the Holy Cross Room.
  9. Deacon Ambrose will be ordained a Priest along with five other Jesuits on Saturday, 12th December at 4.30 pm at Holy Family Parish, Andheri. Kindly keep them all in your prayers. Bus arrangements are made. Those interested in going may register at the SCC office.
  10. The YSS is organizing a Christmas tree for children on Thursday, 17th December from 7.30 pm onward. Those who attended the retina check up at the YSS are requested to pick up their reports from the YSS Office.
  11. Advent Recollection by Fr. Charles Rodrigues on Saturday, December 19th, from 9 am to 4 pm at Vinayalaya. Those interested may register at the SCC Office.
  12. Subscribers to the Examiner are reminded to renew their subscription and to collect the Christmas Issue of the Examiner on Saturday, 19th (evening) or Sunday 20th December (morning). The Bookstall will remain closed from Sunday 20th December evening and will reopen only on Saturday, 2nd
  13. The Christmas Mass for the Housebound will be on 24th December at 11am in the Church. Kindly register at the Reception Counter. Those willing to transport the housebound to the Church are also requested to give their names at the Reception Counter.
  14. Booking for Masses for January and February 2016 will commence from Monday, 14th December onward in the Parish Office.
  15. Zenia Irani of Physiocare will treat patients at our medical centre from 6 to 7 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  16. Donation envelopes for the Advent campaign against Hunger and disease are available in the Church. We urge you to be generous.
  17. In preparation for Christmas, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be administered on 19th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December from 5.00 p.m. onward in the Church and School Shed.
  18. You are invited to an evening of Christmas Carols and music by the celebrated Shillong Chamber Orchestra on Wed. 23d Dec 2015 from 6 pm onward on St Peter’s Church ground. Entry is free. Collection made at the time will be donated to the drought stricken farmers.
  19. The Parish Calendar for 2016 will be distributed to all our Parishioners along with the Keystone during the coming week.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Online admission to St. Joseph’s Primary will from 10th December till 15th December
  • Musical programme on 11th December at St. Andrew’s Auditorium in aid of Mother Teresa’s Roses.
  • Christmas Music Concert in aid of Navjeet Community Centre of Holy Family Hospital on Thursday 17th December at St. Andrew’s Auditorium.
  • Festival of Festive music by the Stop Gaps on 12th and 13th

First Anniversary Masses:

  • On Thursday, 10th December at 7.15 pm for Leslie Fernandes

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday,29th November, 2015

  1. The Year of Mercy will be inaugurated by Pope Francis on December 8. On that day he will open the doors of St Peter’s Basilica in Rome as a symbolic gesture of God’s mercy. We will have a special Mass at 7.15 pm on that day to inaugurate the Year of Mercy in our parish.
  2. The Senior Citizens will have their Advent Recollection on Tuesday, 10th December from 9.30 am till 12.30 pm in the Church. The speaker is Deacon Navin D’Silva.
  3. The members of St. Vincent de Paul will make their Advent Collection on Saturday, 6th and Sunday 7th Please be generous.
  4. Advent Recollection by Charles Rodrigues on Saturday, December 19th, from 9 am to 4 pm at Vinayalaya. Those interested may register at the SCC Office.
  5. Subscribers to the Examiner are reminded to renew their subscription and to collect the Christmas Issue of the Examiner on Saturday, 19th (evening) or Sunday 20th December (morning). The Bookstall will remain closed from Sunday 20th December evening and will reopen only on Saturday, 2nd
  6. The YSS is organizing a Christmas tree for children on Thursday, 17th December from 7.30 pm onward. Those who attended the retina check up at the YSS are requested to pick up their reports from the YSS Office.
  7. Donation envelopes for the Advent campaign against Hunger and disease are available in the Church. We urge you to be generous.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Free Lung Health Check up camp at Holy Family on Sunday, 29th November from 8.30 am till 12 noon.
  • Musical programme on 11th December at St. Andrew’s Auditorium in aid of Mother Teresa’s Roses.
  • Andrean Fair at St. Andrew’s grounds.
  • Christmas Music Concert in aid of Navjeet Community Centre of Holy Family Hospital on Thursday 17th December at St. Andrew’s Auditorium.
  • Festival of Festive music by the Stop Gaps on 12th and 13th

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Tuesday, 1st December at 7.15 pm for Queenie Henriques

Feast of Jesuit Saints

  • Tuesday, 1st December – St. Edmund Campion, English Martyr.
  • Thursday, 3rd December – St. Francis Xavier, Patron of Missions.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday,22nd November, 2015

  1. Today is the Feast of Christ the King. We will have the hourly adoration after the 10 am Mass till 1 pm only. The adoration will be conducted by our present Confirmation students. There will be only one evening Mass at 4.30 pm in English. This year our procession will begin from Rebello House and move to St. Andrew’s grounds where we will join the other Parishes of the Bandra Deanery. The homily and final blessing will be given by Bishop Dominic Savio Fernandes at the grounds. We encourage all our Parishioners to join in the procession.
  2. Forms for admission to St. Peter’s Jr. K.G. will be available on Tuesday, 24th November from 9 – 11 am on the back grounds of St. Stanislaus High School.
  3. The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme on Thursday, 26th November at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room.
  4. Stanislaus and St. Joseph’s are hiring teachers for their IGCSE section beginning in June 2016. Interested teachers may kindly submit their applications to the Managers of these Schools.
  5. We request those holding temporary graves from 2013 to kindly pay the maintenance fees of Rs. 500/= per year as soon as possible. Temporary graves till 2012 have to be handed over to the Church. For further enquiries please contact Fr. Juan.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Concert for peace by the Newman Choir.
  • Musical programme on 30th November at St. Andrew’s Auditorium in aid of Mother Teresa’s Roses.
  • Festival of Festive music presented by the Stop Gaps on 12/13th December 2015.

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Tuesday, 24th November at 7.15 pm for Teddy Cyril Fonseca
  • Saturday, 28th November at 6.45 pm for John Martin D’Souza

Feast of Jesuit Saints

  • Thursday, 26th November – St. John Berchmans, Patron of Altar Servers.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday,15th November, 2015

  1. Peter’s Youth are organizing a Badminton Tournament tomorrow/today 15th November at St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary hall . Please see the Notice Board for details.
  2. There will be a Youth Mass on Sunday 15th November at 10 am in the Church. All youth are encouraged to attend.
  3. The Hope and Life group will meet on Wednesday, 18th November at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room.
  1. The Parish Council will meet on Wednesday, 18th November at 8 pm in Our Lady’s room. All members are expected to attend.
  1. The Feast of Christ the King will be celebrated on Sunday, 22nd We will have the hourly adoration after the 10 am Mass till 1 pm only. There will be only one evening Mass at 4.30 pm in English on that date after which we will have the procession beginning from Rebello House at 5.15 pm and moving to St. Andrew’s grounds where we will join the other Parishes of the Bandra Deanery. The homily and final blessing will be given by Bishop Dominic Fernandes at the grounds. We encourage all our Parishioners to join in the procession.
  2. Forms for admission to St. Peter’s Jr. K.G. will be available on Tuesday, 24th November from 9 – 11 am on the back grounds of St. Stanislaus High School.
  3. Stanislaus and St. Joseph’s are hiring teachers for their IGCSE section beginning in June 2016. Interested teachers may kindly submit their applications to the Managers of these Schools.
  4. The Bombay Catholic Sabha will have a HELPDESK for Senior Citizens Identity Card and other help on Sunday, 15th November from 8 – 11am.
  5. We request those holding temporary graves from 2013 to kindly pay the maintenance fees of Rs. 500/= per year as soon as possible. Temporary graves till 2012 have to be handed over to the Church. For further enquiries please contact Fr. Juan.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Concert for peace by the Newman Choir.

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Tuesday, 17th November at 7.15 pm for Doreen Murzello

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday,8th November, 2015

  1. Peter’s Youth are organizing a Badminton Tournament on 15th November. All youth can sign up for the same at either the Parish reception counter or in the youth room. The last date to register is 11th November.
  2. Advocates will render legal advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 10th November, from 7.15 pm onward in the Church parlours.
  3. The YSS is organizing a Rink Football Tournament from 12th to 14th November from 7.45 pm on St. Peter’s square.
  4. The Feast of Christ the King will be celebrated on Sunday, 22nd We will have the hourly adoration after the 10 am Mass till 1 pm only. There will be only one evening Mass at 4.30 pm in English on that date after which we will have the procession. We encourage all our Parishioners to join in the procession.
  5. Forms for admission to St. Peter’s Jr. K.G. will be available on Tuesday, 24th November from 9 – 11 am on the back grounds of St. Stanislaus High School.
  6. Stanislaus and St. Joseph’s are hiring teachers for their IGCSE section beginning in June 2016. Interested teachers may kindly submit their applications to the Managers of these Schools.
  7. We request those holding temporary graves from 2013 to kindly pay the maintenance fees of Rs. 500/= per year as soon as possible. Temporary graves till 2012 have to be handed over to the Church. For further enquiries please contact Fr. Juan.
  8. Bulletin distributors are requested to pick up copies of the Keystone for distribution from Monday, 9th
  9. “Youth Pitch 2015” at St Pius Seminary, Goregaon from 9 am to 6 pm. Registration at the Parish Office b y 14th

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • East Indian Food and Cultural programme on 14th November on St. Stanislaus School background from 4 to 10 pm
  • Awards for academic excellence by the Bombay Catholic Sabha.
  • Concert for peace by the Newman Choir.
  • Christmas Bazar at UCDC.

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Monday, 9th November at 7.15 pm for Mercy Fernandes
  • Wednesday, 11th November at 7.15 pm for Philomena Fernandes
  • Friday, 13th November at 7.15 pm for Doreen Murzello

Feast of Jesuit Saints

  • Friday, 13th November – St. Stanislaus Kostka, Patron of our School.
  • Saturday, 14th November – St. Joseph Pignatelli, Apostle of the ruins of the Society of Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday,1st November, 2015

  1. The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed or All Souls day is on Monday, 2nd Besides the regular weekday Masses we will have two extra Masses in the Church at 5 and 6 pm. We will also have a Mass at the Seaside cemetery at 5.15 pm. The Blessing of graves at the Church will be done after the 7.30 am and 6 pm Masses.
  2. The Inter-Parish Bible Quiz Competition for Senior Citizens will be held on St. Peter’s square on Sunday, 1st November from 7 pm onward. We encourage as many of our Parishioners to come and cheer them.
  3. There will be a Youth meeting on Tuesday, 3rd November at 7 pm in the Youth room. All youth are welcome.
  4. The Bombay Catholic Sabha, St. Peter’s Unit will have their meeting on Saturday, 7th November at 6 pm in the Holy Cross room. All members are expected to attend.
  5. Peter’s Youth are organizing a Badminton Tournament on 15th November. All youth can sign up for the same at either the Parish reception counter or in the youth room. The last date to register is 11th November.
  6. Subscribers to the Examiner are requested to renew their subscription for the year 2016 @ Rs. 450/. Non-subscribers can book their Christmas issue @ Rs. 50/ per copy.
  7. We request those holding temporary graves from 2013 to kindly pay the maintenance fees of Rs. 500/= per year as soon as possible. Temporary graves till 2012 have to be handed over to the Church. For further enquiries please contact Fr. Juan
  8. Stanislaus and St. Joseph’s are hiring teachers for their IGCSE section beginning in June 2016. Interested teachers may kindly submit their applications to the Managers of these Schools.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • East Indian Food and Cultural programme on 14th November on St. Stanislaus School background from 4 to 10 pm
  • Awards for academic excellence by the Bombay Catholic Sabha.
  • Concert for peace by the Fr. J.B.Fernandes choir.
  • Choral music by the Singspirators.
  • Christmas Bazar at UCDC.

Feast of Jesuit Saints

  • Monday, 2nd November – Blessed Rupert Mayer, Apostle of Munich.
  • Thursday, 5th November – All Saints and Blessed of the Society of Jesus

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday,25th  October, 2015

  1. The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme on Thursday, 29th October at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room. All are welcome.
  2. The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed or All Souls day is on Monday, 2nd Besides the regular weekday Masses we will have two extra Masses in the Church at 5 and 6 pm. We will also have a Mass at the Seaside cemetery at 5.15 pm. The Blessing of graves at the Church will be done after the 7.30 am and 6 pm Masses.
  3. The Inter-Parish Bible Quiz Competition for Senior Citizens will be held on St. Peter’s square on Sunday, 1st November from 7 pm onward. We encourage as many of our Parishioners to come and cheer them.
  4. Subscribers to the Examiner are requested to renew their subscription for the year 2016 @ Rs. 450/ for the year. Non-subscribers can book their Christmas issue @ Rs. 50/ per copy.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • East Indian Sabha is organizing a food and cultural program on St. Stanislaus School background on 14th Nov 2015 from 4 to 10 pm.
  • Don Bosco Centre for Learning, Kurla offers Post Graduate Certificate in Digital Marketing.
  • “Bandra’s Got Spice” Festival 2015
  • Environmental Seminar at Mount Carmel’s Parish from 11 a m onward on Sunday, 1st

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday,18th  October, 2015

  1. There will be a Youth Mass on Sunday, 18th October at 10 am in the Church. All youth are invited and encouraged to attend.
  2. We are having our annual Mission Sunday sale of homemade delicacies on this evening (after both evening Masses) and tomorrow after the 8, 9 and 10 am Masses, in order to raise funds for our twinned Mission Station Ashagad. This sale is being conducted by a number of our small Christian communities and we urge you to be generous.
  3. The Jesuits from Ashagad are in our Parish to collect funds for their works. Kindly be generous.
  4. The Hope and Life group will meet on Wednesday, 21st October at 5.30 pm in the Holy Cross room. All widows are welcome.
  5. The Inter-Parish Bible Quiz Competition for Senior Citizens will be held on St. Peter’s square on Sunday, 1st November from 7 pm onward. We encourage as many of our Parishioners to come and cheer them.
  6. Subscribers to the Examiner are requested to renew their subscription for the year 2016 @ Rs. 450/ for the year. Non-subscribers can book their Christmas issue @ Rs. 50/ per copy.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:`

  • Quest programme for youth on 22nd October at St. Pius X Seminary, Goregaon.
  • One day Interfaith Seminar at the Retreat House on 25th
  • Mission Sunday rally at St. Mary’s Kalina from 4 till 8 pm.

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday,11th  October, 2015

  1. There will be a Youth Mass on Sunday, 18th October. All youth are invited and encouraged to attend.
  2. A programme titled “Rights of Women” will be held on Saturday, 17th October in Our Lady’s room from 3.30 – 6.00 pm. We encourage as many as possible to attend.
  3. Advocates will render advice and assistance free of charge, on Tuesday, 13th October, from 7.15 onwards at the Church parlours.
  4. We will have our annual Mission Sunday sale of homemade delicacies on Saturday 17th (after both evening Masses) and Sunday 18th October (after the 8, 9 and 10 am and 5 and 6 pm Masses) in order to raise funds for our twinned Mission Station Ashagad. This sale is being conducted by a number of our small Christian communities and we urge you to be generous.
  5. The YSS is organising a free retina check-up for those above 40. Kindly register at the YSS Office.
  6. The Inter-Parish Bible Quiz Competition for Senior Citizens will be held on St. Peter’s square on Sunday, 1st November from 6 pm onward. We encourage as many of our Parishioners to come and cheer them.
  7. Dr. Dharmendra, a Physiotherapist will be available at our Health Centre from Monday till Friday from 5 pm onward.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:`

  • A session titled “Be a Witness for Christ” by Fr. K.T. Emmanuel on Monday, 12th October from 7.45 pm in the Mini Hall.
  • Employment vacancies by the Bombay Catholic Sabha.
  • Session for married couples titled, “Are marriages really made in heaven?” on Sunday, 18th October at St. Joseph’s Primary School Hall.
  • Quest programme for youth on 22nd October at St. Pius X Seminary, Goregaon.
  • One day Interfaith Seminar at the Retreat House on 25th

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Friday, 16th October at 7.15 pm for Francis Roman D’souza

Feasts of Jesuit Saints

  • Tuesday, 13th October – St. John Ogilvie, Martyr of the Reformation and Counter Reformation.
  • Sunday, 18th October – St. Jean de Brebeuf, Patron Saint of Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 4th  October, 2015

  1. The Family Cell of our Parish is celebrating Thanksgiving Day on Sunday 4thOctober. The Mass will be at 8 am followed by an interactive session in the Therapy room on “Facing Challenges within the Family”. The resource person is Ms Jacqueline D’Costa, a member of the Archdiocesan Family Commission. All families are invited and encouraged to come.
  2. On the occasion of the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, we will recite the Rosary at the Grotto on 7th October from 6.15 pm onward and continue to recite in the Church. We encourage as many as possible to attend.
  3. The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 9th October at 8 pm in Our Lady’s room. All members are expected to attend.
  4. The Social Outreach cell is organising Spa Day for Senior citizens on 12th October. Kindly register at the Reception.
  5. Dr. Dharmendra, a Physiotherapist will be available at our Health Centre from Monday till Friday from 5 pm onward.
  6. We will have our annual Mission Sunday sale of homemade delicacies on Saturday 17th (after both evening Masses) and Sunday 18th October (after the 8, 9 and 10 am and 5 and 6 pm Masses) in order to raise funds for our twinned Mission Station Ashagad. This sale is being conducted by a number of our small Christian communities and we urge you to be generous.
  7. Personnel from the Election Commission will be in our Parish from 11th till 18thOctober to register new voters and make required changes in the voters list. Please contact them between 10 am and 5 pm in the Youth Room.
  8. The Inter-Parish Bible Quiz Competition for Senior Citizens will be held in the School Hall on Sunday, 1st November from 6 pm onward. We encourage as many of our Parishioners to come and cheer them.
  9. Bulletin distributors are requested to pick up copies of the Keystone for distribution from Monday, 5th October.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:`

  • World Youth day 2016.
  • A session titled “Be a Witness for Christ” by Fr. K.T. Emmanuel on Monday, 12th October from 7.45 pm in the Mini Hall.
  • 110th Laity Retreat at Khandala from 22nd to 25th October.
  • Session for married couples titled, “Are marriages really made in heaven?” on Sunday, 18th October at St. Joseph’s Primary School Hall.
  • Quest programme for youth on 22nd October at St. Pius X Seminary, Goregaon.
  • A programme titled “Rights of Women” on Saturday, 17th October in Our Lady’s room from 3.30 – 6.00 pm.

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Thursday, 8th October at 7.15 pm for Archie Colaco
  • Sunday, 11th October at 10.00 am for Eustace Gonsalves

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 27th  September, 2015

  1. Many of our Parishioners have not yet filled in the Parish feedback questionnaire. We request you to kindly do so as soon as possible, and place in the box near the porch. Your feedback is important and valuable.
  2. The Family Cell of our Parish is celebrating Thanksgiving Day on Sunday 4th October. The Mass will be at 8 am followed by an interactive session in the Therapy room on “Facing Challenges within the Family”. The resource person is Ms Jacqueline D’Costa, a member of the Archdiocesan Family Commission. All families are invited and encouraged to come.
  3. During the month of October the Rosary will be recited at 6.45 pm in the Church. All parishioners are encouraged to participate. On the occasion of the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, we will recite the Rosary at the Grotto on 7th October from 6.15 pm onward and continue to recite in the Church.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • World Youth day 2016.
  • 110th Laity Retreat at Khandala from 22nd to 25th
  • G.M. of St. Joseph’s Convent High School Ex-students Association and annual Monsoon Mela on 27th September. 
  • Sale of clothes at Mount Mary Convent Hall on Sunday, 27th September from 9 am till 12 noon.

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Thursday, 1st October at 8.30 am for Leslie Joseph D’Penha
  • Friday, 2nd October at 8.30 am for Meher Maria Coelho

Feasts of Jesuit Saints

  • Sunday, 4th October – St. Francis Borgia, Fourth Duke of Gandia and third General of the Society of Jesus.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 20th  September, 2015

  1. There will be a Youth Mass on Sunday, 20th September at 10 am in the Church. All youth are encouraged to attend.
  2. We kindly request those who have not yet filled in the Parish feedback questionnaire to do so as soon as possible, and place in the box near the porch. Your feedback is important and valuable.
  3. The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme on Thursday, 24th September at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room. All are welcome.
  4. The Family Cell of our Parish is celebrating Thanksgiving Day on Sunday 4th October. The Mass will be at 8 am followed by an interactive session in the Therapy room on “Facing Challenges within the Family”. The resource person is Ms Jacqueline Dcosta, a member of the Archdiocesan Family Commission. All families are invited and encouraged to come.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Faith at the foothills – A Retreat for youth in Khandala
  • ‘Make a movie’ competition for youth.
  • Programme for unmarried Catholic singles seeking life partners.
  • 110th Laity Retreat at Khandala from 22nd to 25th
  • G.M. of St. Joseph’s Convent High School Ex-students Association and annual Monsoon Mela on 27th September.
  • East Indian Community Meeting at 7 pm on 25th

Feasts of Jesuit Saints

  • Sunday, 27th September – 475th Anniversary of the Approval of the Society of Jesus.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 13th September, 2015

  1. We kindly request those who have not yet filled in the Parish feedback questionnaire to do so as soon as possible, and place in the box near the porch. Your feedback is important and
  2. The Health Cell of our Parish is extending its services to Sunday from 9 am till 12 noon. Dr. Crystal Tuscano, a consulting physiotherapist for stroke, Parkinson’s disease and neurological disorders in the elderly will be available.
  3. The Hope and Life group will meet on Wednesday, 16th September at 5.30 pm in the Holy Cross room.
  4. There will be a Youth Mass on Sunday, 20th September at 10 am in the Church. All youth are encouraged to attend.
  5. The Family Cell of our Parish is celebrating and organising Thanksgiving Day on Sunday 4th October. The Mass will be at 8 am followed by an interactive session in the Therapy room on “Facing Challenges within the Family”. The resource person is Ms Jacqueline D’Costa, a member of the Archdiocesan Family Commission. All families are invited and encouraged to come.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Faith at the foothills – A Retreat for youth in Khandala
  • ‘Make a movie’ competition for youth.
  • Annual awards for academic excellence
  • Programme for unmarried Catholic singles seeking life partners.

First Anniversary Masses

  • Friday, 18th September at 7.15 pm for Thomas Taites
  • Saturday, 19th September at 6.45 pm for Dr. Eustace De Souza

Feasts of Jesuit Saints

  • Thursday, 17th September – St. Robert Bellarmine, Italian Jesuit and Doctor of the Church.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 6th  September, 2015

  1. We have received only 300 Parish Feedback Questionnaires. We kindly request you to fill in a questionnaire and place in the box near the porch. Your feedback is important and valuable.
  2. The Health Cell of our Parish is extending its services on Sunday from 9 am till 12 noon. Dr. Crystal Tuscano, a consulting physiologist for stroke, Parkinson’s disease and neurological disorders in the elderly will be available.
  3. Advocates will render advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 8th September from 7.15 pm onwards at the Church Parlours.
  4. The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 11th September at 8 pm in Our Lady’s room. Members are requested to pick up a copy of the agenda from the SCC Office.
  5. There will be a Youth Mass on Sunday, 20th September at 10 am in the Church. All youth are encouraged to attend.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • Faith at the foothills – A Retreat for youth in Khandala
  • ‘Make a movie’ competition for youth.

First Anniversary Masses

  • Thursday, 10th September at 7.15 pm for Harry D’Souza

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 30th  August, 2015

  1. The Parish Feedback Questionnaire has been delivered to all our Parishioners. We request each family to kindly fill in the questionnaire and place it in the box near the porch. Non- Parishioners are also welcome to fill up a questionnaire and do the same. The form is also available at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/SL1ALY2YY8
  2. The Health Cell of our Parish is extending its services from this Sunday, 30th August from 9 am till 12 noon with the addition of Dr. Crystal Tuscano, a consulting physiologist for stroke, Parkinson’s disease and neurological disorders in the elderly.
  3. World day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in our Church on 1st September from 7.45 pm onward. All are welcome.
  4. All teachers and retired teachers of our School and Parish are invited to participate in the 8 am Eucharistic celebration on Sunday, 6th September, followed by a get-together in the Therapy room. Kindly register at the Reception counter.
  5. The Novena Prayer to our Lady of the Mount will be recited in our Church at all Masses beginning from Sunday, 30th August.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • St Andrew’s All-Bandra Parish Talent Contest on 30th August and 5th and 6th
  • Teachers day entertainment programme at St. Joseph’s High School Hall on 5th

First Anniversary Mass

  • Thursday, 3rd September, 7.15 pm – S/o Edward D’Lima

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 23rd August, 2015

  1. The Parish Feedback Questionnaire has been delivered to all our Parishioners. We request each family to kindly fill in the questionnaire and place it in the box near the porch. Non- Parishioners are also welcome to fill up a questionnaire and do the same.
  2. The Bombay Catholic Sabha, St. Peters Parish unit will be conducting a Help Desk for Senior Citizen ID Cards and Membership Drive during the Environment Programme on 23rd  August 9.30 am onwards in the Therapy room. Those who have not collected their Blood Donation Cards may collect them from the Help Desk
  3. The Senior Citizens will have their monthly Housie programme on Thursday, 27th August at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room. All are welcome.
  4. All teachers and retired teachers of our School and Parish are invited to participate in the 8 am Eucharistic celebration on Sunday, 6th September, followed by a get-together in the Therapy room. Kindly register at the Reception counter.
  5. All Cantors who have volunteered to sing for Masses during the Novena at Mount Mary’s Basilica, are requested to leave a passport size photograph in the Sacristy.  A few mass slots are yet to be filled in.
  6. The Novena Prayer to our Lady of the Mount will be recited in our Church at all Masses beginning from Sunday, 30th August.
  7. Magis 2015 a programme for youth is being organised in Bangalore from 30th October till 2nd November. Kindly register at the Reception by 15th September.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • St Andrew’s All-Bandra Parish Talent Contest on 30th August and 5th and 6th
  • Sale of sundry household articles at Apostolic Carmel High School on 23rd August between 8 am and 12 noon.
  • Musical programme at St. Andrew’s on 25th September.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 16th  August, 2015

  1. There will be a Youth Mass next Sunday, 16th August at 10 am in the Church. All youth are welcome. 
  2. The Parish Feedback Questionnaire has been delivered to all our Parishioners. We request each family to kindly fill in the questionnaire and place it in the box near the porch. Non- Parishioners are also welcome to fill up a questionnaire and do the same.
  3. The Hope and Life Group will meet on Wednesday, 19th August at 5.30 pm in the Holy Cross room. All widows are welcome.
  4. Magis 2015 a programme for youth is being organised in Bangalore from 30th October till 2nd November. Kindly register at the Reception by 15th September.
  5. The Bombay Catholic Sabha will conduct a Seminar on “Care for the Earth” on Sunday, 23rd August at 10 am in the Therapy Room. Academic Awards will be given away. All are welcome.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • St Andrew’s All-Bandra Parish Talent Contest on 16th, 23rd and 30th August and 5th and 6th
  • “PAST PRESENT” by the Stop-Gaps at Tata theatre.

First Anniversary Masses

  • Saturday, 22nd August at 8.30 am for Manuel Pereira
  • Sunday,   23rd  August at 10.00 am for Edward Pereira

Feasts of Jesuit Saints:

  • Tuesday, 18th August – Albert Hurtado, founder of Hogar de Christo in Chile.
  • Saturday, 22nd August – Queenship of Mary.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 9th  August, 2015

  1. Saturday, 15th August is the Feast of the Assumption of Our Blessed Mother and Independence Day. Masses in the morning will be as on Sundays. We will hoist the National Flag at 9.45 a.m. on St. Peter’s Square. We encourage all our Parishioners to come. Kindly note that the evening Masses on 15th August will be at 6.45 and 7.45 pm and will celebrate the Sunday Liturgy.
  2. Advocates will render advice and assistance free of charge, on Tuesday, 11th August, from 7.15 pm onwards at the Church parlours.
  3. A meeting of Ushers and Volunteers who wish to assist during the Novena week will be held at Mount Mary’s Basilica on 15th August at 6 pm.
  4. There will be a Youth Mass next Sunday, 16th August at 10 am in the Church. All youth are welcome.
  5. The Social Outreach Cell is organizing Dhanyavaad – an evening of fun and entertainment for the domestic workers of our parish on Sunday, 16th August from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm. We request all parishioners to enrol their domestic workers for this event. Kindly register at the church parlour.
  6. The Senior Citizens Group is organising a Monsoon Picnic on 18th and 19th August at St. Stanislaus Villa, Lonavala. Kindly register at the Church Parlour between 6 and 7 pm.
  7. The Parish Feedback Questionnaire has been delivered to all our Parishioners. We request each family to kindly fill in the questionnaire and place it in the box near the porch. Non- Parishioners are also welcome to fill up a questionnaire and do the same.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • St Andrew’s All-Bandra Parish Talent Contest on 16th, 23rd and 30th August and 5th and 6th
  • “PAST PRESENT” by the Stop-Gaps at Tata theatre.
  • Musical in aid of Kripa Foundation.

First Anniversary Masses

  • Wednesday, 12th August at 8.30 am for Neil Manuel.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 2nd August, 2015

  1. There will be a Youth meeting on Tuesday, 4th August at 7 pm in the Youth room. All youth are encouraged to attend.
  2. A meeting of Ushers and Volunteers who wish to assist during the Novena week will be held at Mount Mary’s Basilica on 15th August at 6 pm.
  3. The Social Outreach Cell is organizing Dhanyavaad – an evening of fun and entertainment for the domestic workers of our parish on Sunday, 16th August from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm. We request all parishioners to enrol their domestic workers for this event. Kindly register at the church parlour.
  4. The Senior Citizens Group is organising a Monsoon Picnic on 18th and 19th August at St. Stanislaus Villa, Lonavala. Kindly register at the Church Parlour between 6 and 7 pm.
  5. The August issue of Keystone will contain a separate Feedback Questionnaire which will be self explanatory. We request each family to kindly fill in the questionnaire and had it in to the Parish Office as soon as possible.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • St Andrew’s All-Bandra Parish Talent Contest on 16th, 23rd and 30th August and 5th and 6th

First Anniversary Masses

  • Wednesday, 5th August at 7.15 pm for Sr. Mary Bernadine
  • Friday, 9th August at 7.15 pm for Lynette Machado

Feats of Jesuit Saints

  • Sunday, 2nd August – St. Peter Faber, one of the first companions of St. Ignatius

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 26th July, 2015

  1. The Health cell of our Parish will conduct a Mineral Bone Density Camp on Sunday, 2nd August from 8.45 am till 12 noon. Please register at the Medical Centre as soon as possible.
  2. The Novena to St. Ignatius began on Wednesday, 22nd July at all Masses. The Feast Mass will be at 7.15 pm on Friday, 31st July. We invite all our Parishioners to join us in this celebration.
  3. There will be a Youth meeting on Tuesday, 4th August at 7 pm in the Youth room. All youth are encouraged to attend.
  4. A meeting of Ushers and Volunteers who wish to assist during the Novena week will be held at Mount Mary’s Basilica on 15th August at 6 pm.
  5. The Social Outreach Cell is organizing Dhanyavaad – an evening of fun and entertainment for the domestic workers of our parish on Sunday, 16th August from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm. We request all parishioners to enrol their domestic workers for this event. Kindly register at the church parlour.
  6. The Senior Citizens Group is organising a Monsoon Picnic on 18th and 19th August at St. Stanislaus Villa, Lonavala. Kindly register at the Church Parlour between 6 and 7 pm.

Please see the Notice Board for details of the following:

  • St Andrew’s All-Bandra Parish Talent Contest on 16th, 23rd and 30th August and 5th and 6th

First Anniversary Masses

  • Saturday, 1st August at 8.30 am for Candida Fernandes

Feats of Jesuit Saints

  • Thursday, 31st July – St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 19th July, 2015

  1. There will be a Youth Mass on Sunday, 19th July at 10 am in the Church. All youth are encouraged to participate.
  2. The Health cell of our Parish will conduct a Mineral Bone Density Camp on Sunday, 2nd August from 8.45 am till 12 noon. Please register at the Medical Centre as soon as possible.
  3. Those who donated blood on 31st May, can collect their donor cards from 6 pm onwards on 18th July at the Parlour. 
  4. The Novena to St. Ignatius will begin on Wednesday, 22nd July at all Masses. We encourage all our Parishioners to make the Novena.
  5. Preparations for the Parish Calendar 2016 will begin soon. Those interested in helping out may please leave their name and contact details at the SCC Office as soon as possible.

First Anniversary Masses

  • Wednesday, 22nd July at 7.15 pm for Bernadine Pinto and Gerry Coelho
  • Friday, 24th July at 7.15 pm for Camilo Rosario.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 12th July, 2015

  1. Advocates will render advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 14th July from 7.15 pm onward at the Church Parlours.
  2. The Hope and Life group will meet on Wednesday, 15th July at 5.30 pm in the Holy Cross room. All widows are welcome.
  3. There will be a Youth Mass on Sunday, 19th July at 10 am in the Church. All youth are encouraged to participate.
  4. The Health cell of our Parish will conduct a Mineral Bone Density Camp on Sunday, 2nd August from 8.45 am till 12 noon. Please register at the Medical Centre as soon as possible.
  5. Preparations for the Parish Calendar 2016 will begin soon. Those interested in helping out may please leave their name and contact details at the SCC Office as soon as possible.
  6. The Students of St. Xavier’s College will have a yard sale at our Parish on Sunday, 12th July morning. Kindly patronise.

First Anniversary Masses

  • Monday, 13th July at 7.15 pm for Charles Cajetan Gonslaves

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 5th July, 2015

  1. The first session for the Confirmandi and their parents will be on Sunday, 5th July at 11 am in Our Lady’s room. All Confirmandi who register and their parents are expected to attend.
  2. The first youth meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, 7th July at 7 pm in the youth room. All youth and students who have just finished SSC are encouraged to join.
  3. The Parish Council Meeting will meet on Friday, 10th July at 8 pm in Our Lady’s room. All members are expected to attend.
  4. Bulletin distributors are requested to pick up their copies of Keystone from the Parish Office from Monday, 6th July.

Please see the Notice Boards for details of the following:

  • A talk titled “Living with Diabetes’ at Holy Family Hospital.
  • Abundance of Life With Holistic Healthy Living by Diocesan Council of Catholic Women on Sunday, 19th July, 2015.

Feasts of Jesuit Saints:

  • Thursday, 9th July – St Leo Mangin, Priest and Chinese martyr

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 28th June, 2015

  1. The Parish Feast will be celebrated at 10 am on Sunday, 28th June, after which there will be a get-together in the School shed. We encourage all our Parishioners and well wishers to attend.
  2. There will be a meeting for Cantors and musicians on Wednesday, 1st July after the 7.15 pm Mass in the Sacred Heart room. All are expected to attend. New appointments will be made at this meeting and those who do not attend may not be appointed.
  3. Those wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in February 2016 are requested to fill up a form available at the Parish Office and hand it in on or before Friday, 3rd July. The first session for the Confirmandi and their parents will be on Sunday, 5th July at 11 am in Our Lady’s room. All Confirmandi who register and their parents are expected to attend.
  4. The first youth meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, 7th July at 7 pm in the youth room. All youth and students who have just finished SSC are encouraged to join.

Feasts of Jesuit Saints:

  • Thursday, 2nd July, Saints Bernadine Realino and Francis Regis

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 21st June, 2015

  1. There will be a Youth Mass on 21st June at 11 am in the Church. All youth are encouraged to participate.
  2. The Bombay Catholic Sabha (St. Peter’s Unit) will have their Annual General Body Meeting on Sunday 21st June at 11 am in the Sacred Heart room. All are welcome.
  3. The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme on Thursday, 25th June at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room. All are welcome.
  4. The Parish Feast will be celebrated on 27th and 28th June this year. The Feast Mass will be at 10 am on Sunday, 28th June, after which there will be a get-together in the School shed. We encourage all our Parishioners and well wishers to attend. There will also be food stalls after the 8, 9, and 10 am Masses. Those who wish to put up a food stall may kindly contact the Reception.
  5. The First Holy Communion next year will be on Sunday, 3rd January 2016. Parents of children who wish to receive first communion are requested to pick and fill up a form from the Parish Office.

Please see the Notice board for details of the following:

  • Career Fair for youth

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Friday, 26th June at 7.15 pm for Alzira Dias
  • Saturday, 27th June at 6.45 pm for Flory D’Souza

Feasts of Jesuit Saints:

  • Sunday, 21st June; St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Patron of youth.

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 14th June, 2015

  1. There will be a Youth Mass on 21st June at 11 am in the Church. All youth are encouraged to participate.
  2. Those from our Parish who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2016 are required to fill up a form at St. Andrew’s or Mount Carmel’s Parishes.
  3. The Hope and Life group will meet on Wednesday, 17th June at 5.30 pm in the Holy Cross room. All widows are welcome.
  4. We encourage all parents to send their children for the Mass and sessions of The Jesus Club which will begin on Sunday, 21st June.
  5. The First Holy Communion next year will be on Sunday, 3rd January 2016. Parents of children who wish to receive first communion are requested to pick and fill up a form from the Parish Office.
  6. The Parish Feast will be celebrated on 27th and 28th June this year. The Feast Mass will be at 10 am on Sunday, 28th June. After the Feast Mass there will be a get-together in the School shed. We encourage as many of our Parishioners as possible to attend.

Please see the Notice board for details of the following:

  • Admissions to various courses at St. Andrew’s and Don Bosco Colleges.
  • Admission to Apostolic Carmel Jr. College for girls.
  • Career Fair for youth. Please contact the Reception desk for registration from 6 to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday.

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 7th June, 2015

  1. We welcome Fr. Aubrey Mascarenhas SJ to our Parish. He will serve as one of the Assistant Parish Priests.
  2. The Eucharistic Ministers of our Parish will be inducted at the 10 am Mass on Sunday, 7th June. Kindly keep them in your prayers.
  3. Advocates will render advice and assistance free of charge on Tuesday, 9th June from 7.15 pm onward in the Church Parlours.
  4. The Triduum in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be from 9th – 11th June at the 7.15 pm Mass. The Feast Mass will be on 12th June at 7.15 pm. Fr. Caesar D’Mello will be the main celebrant. We encourage as many of our Parishioners as possible to come for the Triduum and the Feast Mass.
  5. There will be a Youth Mass on 21st June at 11 am in the Church. All youth are encouraged to participate.
  6. Bulletin distributors are required to pick up their copies of Keystone for distribution from 8th June onward.
  7. We encourage all parents to send their children for the Mass and sessions of The Jesus Club which will begin on Sunday, 21st.
  8. The First Communion next year will be on Sunday, 3rd January 2016. Parents of children who wish to receive first communion are requested to pick and fill up a form from the Parish Office.

Please see the Notice board for details of the following:

  • Admissions to various courses at St. Andrew’s and Don Bosco
  • Admission to Apostolic Carmel Jr. College for girls.

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Thursday, 11th June at 7.15 pm for Daniel D’Mello

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 31st May, 2015

  1. The Bombay Catholic Sahba is organising a Blood Donation Drive on Sunday, 31st May from 8 am till 12 noon in the Therapy room. We urge as many as possible to donate blood.
  2. The morning Mass timings on weekdays will revert to 6, 6.45, 7.30 and 8.30 am from Monday, 1st June.
  3. The Novena in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus begins on Wednesday 3rd June and will be recited at all Masses.
  4. The St. Peter’s Youth is organising a Telegames fiesta for youth and adults on Thursday, 4th June from 6 pm onward at St. Peter’s K.G. Youth and adults who are interested are requested to register with Amanda or Paloma at the Youth Centre from 6 pm onward.
  5. The Parish Council will meet on Friday, 5th June at 8.00 pm in Our Lady’s room. All members are expected to attend.
  6. The Eucharistic Ministers of our Parish will be inducted at the 10 am Mass on Sunday, 7th June. Kindly keep them in your prayers.

Please see the Notice board for details of the following:

  • Admissions to various courses at St. Andrew’s and Don Bosco Colleges.
  • “Environment day” programme at the Amphitheatre on 5th June, 2015 from 5 pm onward.

First Anniversary Masses:

  • Saturday, 6th June at 6.45 pm for Stephanie Austin D’souza.
  • Sunday, 7th June at 6 pm for Sandra Fernandes

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 24th May, 2015

  1. The Senior Citizens will have their monthly housie programme on Thursday, 28th May at 5.30 pm in Our Lady’s room. All are welcome.
  2. The Bombay Catholic Sahba is organising a Blood Donation Drive on Sunday, 31st May from 8 am till 12 noon in the Therapy room. We urge as many as possible to donate blood.
  3. The morning Mass timings on weekdays will revert to 6, 6.45, 7.30 and 8.30 am from Monday, 1st June.

Please see the Notice board for details of the following:

  • Pentecost rally at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Chuim on Sunday, 24th May from 4 to 8 pm.

First Anniversary Mass:

  • Sunday, 31st May at 10 am for Irene Fernandes

Feasts of Jesuit Saints:

  • Sunday, 24th May – Our Lady of the Way.

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 17th May, 2015

  1. There will be a meeting of Eucharistic Ministers at 11 am on Sunday, 17th May in Our Lady’s room. All Eucharistic Ministers are expected to attend.
  2. The Family Cell Coordinators of the Bandra Deanery are organising “Midsummer Fiesta” for young adults on Saturday, 23rd May from 7.30 pm at St. Aloysius School Hall, Bandra. For passes kindly contact the Family Cell Coordinator.
  3. The Hope and Life Group will meet on Wednesday, 20th May at 5.30 pm in the Holy Cross room.
  4. Applications are being accepted for the “Power to Lead” programme conducted by the Archdiocese. We request as many of our Parishioners as possible to register.

Please see the Notice board for details of the following:

  • Pentecost rally at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Chuim on Sunday, 24th May from 4 to 8 pm.

First Anniversary Mass:

  • Thursday, 21st May for Melvin Falcon

 

 

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 10th May, 2015

  1. We have begun the recitation of the Rosary on weekdays from 6.55 pm onward in the Church. All parishioners are encouraged to participate.
  2. There will be a meeting of Eucharistic Ministers at 11 am on Sunday, 17th May. All Eucharistic Ministers are expected to attend.
  3. Taize Prayer by the Cadenza Kantori on Sunday, 10th May at 7.30 pm in St. Joseph’s Convent Primary School.
  4. The Family Cell Coordinators of the Bandra Deanery are organising “Midsummer Fiesta” for young adults on Saturday, 23rd May from 7.30 pm at St. Aloysius School Hall, Bandra. For passes kindly contact the Family Cell Coordinator.
  5. Applications are being accepted for the “Power to Lead” programme conducted by the Archdiocese. We request as many of our Parishioners as possible to register.

Feasts of Jesuit Saints:

  • Saturday, 16th May, St Andrew Bobola, Martyr of Poland.

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 3rd May, 2015

  1. We encourage our Parishioners to visit our book stall for inspirational books of Fr. Ribes and other inspirational reading material.
  2. We have begun the recitation of the Rosary on weekdays from 6.55 pm onward in the Church. All parishioners are encouraged to participate.
  3. There will be a meeting of Eucharistic Ministers at 11 am on Sunday, 17th May in Our Lady’s room. All Eucharistic Ministers are expected to attend.
  4. Bulletin distributors are requested to pick up copies of Keystone for distribution from Tuesday, 5th May.
  5. Taize Prayer by the Cadenza Kantori on Sunday, 10th May at 7.30 pm in St. Joseph’s Convent Primary School.

Please see the Notice Boards for details of the following:

  • Food and Cultural festival by Mobai Gaothan Panchayat.
  • Admissions to St. Aloysius Night School.
  • Admissions to D.Ed special education at Dilkush Teachers’ Training Centre, Juhu.

First Anniversary Mass:

  • Sunday, 3rd May at 9.00 am for Matty Rodrigues.

Feasts of Jesuit Saints:

  • Monday, 4th May – St. Jose Rubio known as the Apostle of Madrid.

 

 

ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Notices for the Week – Sunday, 26th April, 2015

  1. Admissions to St. Stanislaus Stepping Stones N.I.O.S. have begun. Kindly contact the N.I.O.S. Office for admission.
  2. The Y.S.S. is organising a Throw ball and Volleyball competition from 30th April till 3rd May and a Summer Club for children in May.
  3. We encourage our Parishioners to visit our book stall for inspirational books of Fr. Ribes and other inspirational reading material.
  4. The timings of Masses in the morning on weekdays in the month of May will be 6.30, 7.30 and 8.30 am. The timings of other Masses will be as usual.
  5. During the month of May the Rosary will be recited at 6.45 pm in the Church. All parishioners are encouraged to participate.

Please see the Notice Boards for details of the following:

  • Admissions to St. Aloysius Night School.
  • Admissions to D.Ed special education at Dilkush Teachers’ Training Centre, Juhu.

First Anniversary Mass:

  • Wednesday, 29th April at 8.30 am for Francis Claude dos Remedios

 

 

 

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