Last Sunday’s Collection towards Priest Aid Fund was Rs 41,700/-

Monday we will be taking Communion to the sick and aged for remaining houses of Calvary & Holy Cross Wards.

Monday, there will be confessions for Confirmation children and their parents at 8.00am. Confirmation will be on 15th during 5.00pm mass. Confirmation Children & their parents are requested to be present at 4.15pm in the Platinum Jubilee Hall.

Monday, there will be various sports organized in the morning from 9.00am onwards. At 9.00am we have March-Fast. Zone leaders are requested to organize zonewise March-Fast. We encourage everyone to participate in individual as well as zone wise competitions. Participants are requested to be in the St Agnes P.U. College grounds at 8.45am. We request all to come and encourage your team members and support them.

Tuesday, there will be Secular Franciscan III order meeting at 4.30pm.

Ward meeting of Mother Theresa ward is postponed from 16th to 23rd January.

The wards for House Blessing for this week as follows:

Remaining houses of Mother Theresa Ward

Wednesday

Lower Bendur II Ward

Thursday & Friday

St Theresa of Child Jesus

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

House blessing list for this week is put up on the notice Board.

The wards for House Blessing for the next week :

Remaining houses of Lower Bendur II ward, Lower Bendur I ward & Kadri II ward.

We celebrate the feast of our Patron, St Sebastian on next Sunday. We have Novena in honour of St Sebastian during all masses. As on previous years we are collecting Pirgenth of Rs. 1000/- & Murdom of Rs. 100/- or more towards the Parish Feast. Festive mass will be offered for their intentions.

On the feast day, that is next Sunday, mass will be at 8.00am and the Festive mass at 5.15 pm. Both the masses will be in Konkani. We request you all to come for the festive mass. For details see this month’s voice of Bendur.

Saturday, we request the volunteers to come and arrange the chairs on the ground at 4.00 pm. Volunteers are also needed to help at the Festive mass at 5.15 pm. We request the vehicle owners to park their vehicles in St Agnes Special School or St Agnes school grounds on Saturday & Sunday (both the days).

There will not be Sunday catechism for children.

Children who will be promoted to fourth standard & above will receive the first Holy Communion this year on 5th May. There will be a meeting on 27th at 8.00am in the parish hall for the parents of the children who will be receiving the First Holy Communion. We request the parents to attend this meeting.

Parish Priest of St Francis Xavier Church, Bajai has requested us to announce the draw of the Centenary Mega Raffle which was to be held on the 24.12.2012 is postponed to 30.03.2013.

There will be a special retreat in Konkani for the people who are 50 years and above at Divine Call Centre, Mulki, from 27th to 31st January.

Association for the Blind, holds, Free Eye Camp, today, from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Bhagini Samaj near Jeppu Market. Free Eye testing, medicine, Spectacles & Cataract operation etc.

List of donors towards Padua Educational Institutions Building Fund is put up on the notice board. Wardwise collection is as follows:

Kadri I ward – 7,000

St Theresa ward – 10,000

Others -1,21,000

We thank the donors and pray for God’s blessing on them and their families.

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