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Dated : 4/30/2017
30th APRIL2017
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
1. SCC Announcements
• On Friday 5th May Perpetual Adoration by St. Mathews Community.      
• On Sunday 7th May 8.15am Liturgy by Good Shepherd Community.
 
2. Being holidays, from 1st May to June 17th there will be only one Mass in the morning at   6.30 am on weekdays. Evening Mass is as usual at 7.15 pm. Month of May is dedicated to Our Lady of Rosary. Hence Rosary devotion at 6.30 pm and on Sundays after the 5 pm Mass.
 
3. Total 151 children from our parish received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. We congratulate all the children and parents and seek 
God’s blessings on them.  We also thank all the catechist for their dedicated service.
 
4. 5th May is First Friday of the month. Hindi retreat from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Please attend in large numbers. 
 
5. There will be a seminar conducted on 6th and 7th of May in the Little Flower Hall from 7pm to 8pm for Government sector jobs to guide students for Government exams. For further details kindly refer the notice board.
 
6. On coming Sunday 7th May Malayalam Mass at 9.30 am in the Little Flower Hall.
 
7. Our parish choir will be conducting VBJ-Vacation Bible Joy once again this year from 15th May to 19th May from 9.30 am to 12.00 pm for Students from 1st Std to 10th Std. Registration forms are available at the parish office
 
8. Our Lady of Forsaken Church is organizing Apologetics and Evangelization training courses from 7th to 12th May and 14th to 19th May at Our Lady’s Home for boys, Dadar. For registration kindly refer the notice board. 
 
9. St. Pauls Institute, Bandra is offering three year Degree Courses and one year post graduate programmes / short term courses for this Academic Year 2017-18. For further details kindly refer the notice board.
 
10. The total Easter Ball collection was Rs.238650 and the total expenses was Rs.31099. A big thanks to all the teachers, sponsors, all those who patronized and others who worked tirelessly for the success of this event. God bless you all. 
 
11. Last Sunday Mass collection was Rs.148141 and Dumb Box collection was Rs.61687 . Lenten Alms collection was Rs.48987 This amount will be sent to the Archdiocese of Bombay. Thanks for your generosity.
 
12. Donations received this week towards the painting and renovation of the church
• Anonymous Well Wishers 4 families contributed Rs.8600
 
 
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A Matter Of Style
Posted On : 21 Sep 2016  
Posted by Fr. Fr. Daniel Christian
 
FAMILY – GOD’S FUNDAMENTAL INSTITUTION.
Posted On : 04 Jan 2017  
Posted by Fr. Editorial
 
Homily 23rd April 2017 by  Fr Daniel
Date: 23 Apr 2017
Homily 9th April 2017 by  Fr. Victor
Date: 09 Apr 2017
Homily 2nd April 2017 by  Fr Lancy
Date: 02 Apr 2017
 
 
Daily Readings
 April 28th, 2017
ACTS 5:34-42
Thought of the day
    April 28th, 2017 ACTS 5:34-42 Friday of the Second Week of Easter Lectionary: 271 Reading 1 A Pharisee in the Sanhedrin named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, respected by all the people, stood up, ordered the Apostles to be put outside for a short time, and said to the Sanhedrin, "Fellow children of Israel, be careful what you are about to do to these men. Some time ago, Theudas appeared, claiming to be someone important, and about four hundred men joined him, but he was killed, and all those who were loyal to him were disbanded and came to nothing. After him came Judas the Galilean at the time of the census. He also drew people after him, but he too perished and all who were loyal to him were scattered. So now I tell you, have nothing to do with these men, and let them go. For if this endeavor or this activity is of human origin, it will destroy itself. But if it comes from God, you will not be able to destroy them; you may even find yourselves fighting against God." They were persuaded by him. After recalling the Apostles, they had them flogged, ordered them to stop speaking in the name of Jesus, and dismissed them. So they left the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they had been found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name. And all day long, both at the temple and in their homes, they did not stop teaching and proclaiming the Christ, Jesus. Responsorial Psalm PS 27:1, 4, 13-14 R. (see 4abc) One thing I seek: to dwell in the house of the Lord. or: R. Alleluia. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The LORD is my life's refuge; of whom should I be afraid? R. One thing I seek: to dwell in the house of the Lord. or: R. Alleluia. One thing I ask of the LORD this I seek: To dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, That I may gaze on the loveliness of the LORD and contemplate his temple. R. One thing I seek: to dwell in the house of the Lord. or: R. Alleluia. I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD with courage; be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD. R. One thing I seek: to dwell in the house of the Lord. or: R. Alleluia. Alleluia MT 4:4B R. Alleluia, alleluia. One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel JN 6:1-15 Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee. A large crowd followed him, because they saw the signs he was performing on the sick. Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. The Jewish feast of Passover was near. When Jesus raised his eyes and saw that a large crowd was coming to him, he said to Philip, "Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?" He said this to test him, because he himself knew what he was going to do. Philip answered him, "Two hundred days' wages worth of food would not be enough for each of them to have a little." One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, said to him, "There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what good are these for so many?" Jesus said, "Have the people recline." Now there was a great deal of grass in that place. So the men reclined, about five thousand in number. Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted. When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples, "Gather the fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted." So they collected them, and filled twelve wicker baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat. When the people saw the sign he had done, they said, "This is truly the Prophet, the one who is to come into the world." Since Jesus knew that they were going to come and carry him off to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain alone.
     
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