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Dated : 12/10/2017
10th DECEMBER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
1. SCC Announcements
• On Friday 15th  December Perpetual Adoration by Our Lady of Grace  Community
• On Saturday 16th December Church Cleaning by members of St. Joseph Vaz, 
St Paul and St. Peter Community. Church decorations by members of               St. Dominic Savio, St. Teresa of Avila and St. Teresa of Kolkata Community.
• On Sunday 17th December 8.15am Liturgy by Our Lady of Lourdes Community.
 
2. Tomorrow / Today St. Anthony Community have put up a cafeteria with homemade snacks and food items. Kindly patronize. 
 
3. Programmes for Sunday10th December 
• Children will have catechism classes as usual. We remind parents to send the children without fail
• Xavier Nite with thanksgiving Mass at 5pm followed by function on the church grounds. Coupons for the same are available at the desk counter outside.
• 2nd Deanery Catechist Recollection at Our Lady of Nazareth Church, Bhayander from 5pm to 8pm. Attendance is compulsory.
• PPC meeting at 6pm in the Little Flower Hall.
 
4. On Tuesday 12th December Gujarati Mass at 8pm in the Infant Jesus Hall.
 
5. The feast of St. Jerome at Kashmira will be on Tuesday 26th of December. Novenas in preparation for the same will begin from Friday15th December. For further details see the notice board.
 
6. Altar Servers have put up the Christmas Stall, kindly encourage and patronize their stall.
 
7. Diocesan Centre for Social Action has come forward with the campaign against hunger and disease. The envelopes for the same will be distributed after the Mass which you can drop in the box on next Sunday.
 
8. Bible diary and calendars are available at the book stall.
 
9. A box has been placed in the sanctuary for your advent contribution for the formation of the seminarians. Please be generous towards this good cause.
 
10. The foundation day celebration on last Sunday was really wonderful. We thank all those who were part f this celebration.  
 
11. Deacon Peter Pereira who was here for a short time will be ordained Priest on 30th December in Loanda – Belgaum. You are all cordially invited for the same. We thank him for his services and wish him all the best. 
 
12. Programmes for coming Sunday 17th December
• We will have zone wise carol singing competition from 4pm to 7pm in the St. Josephs Hall. Please come in large numbers and encourage our participants. If anyone would like to sponsor the prizes for the competition please meet us in the parish office.
• Sunday school children to report directly for Mass at 8.15am in the St. Joseph Hall for Std IV to VII and church terrace for Std VIII to confirmation after which there will be Christmas celebration till 10.45am. Adults Mass will be in the church.
 
13. Last Sunday Mass collection was Rs.100899. This amount will be sent to the Archdiocese of Bombay. Feast Mass collection was Rss.47215. The total  expenses for the foundation day was Rs.101791.
 
14. Donations received this week towards the church
• 4 Family have contributed Rs.18000.
• Rocky and Marita Castelino – St. Patrick Community Rs.10000. 
• Cecelia Pinto Sacred Heart of Jesus Community Rs.5000. 
• Carmel Fernandes Our Lady of Lourdes Community Rs.2000. 
• Doris Pinto Our Lady of Lourdes Community Rs.2000. 
Thanks your generosity. 
 
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Daily Readings
 Dec 15th, 2017
IS 48:17-19
Thought of the day
    Dec 15th, 2017 IS 48:17-19 Friday of the Second Week of Advent Lectionary: 185 Reading 1 Thus says the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I, the LORD, your God, teach you what is for your good, and lead you on the way you should go. If you would hearken to my commandments, your prosperity would be like a river, and your vindication like the waves of the sea; Your descendants would be like the sand, and those born of your stock like its grains, Their name never cut off or blotted out from my presence. Responsorial Psalm PS 1:1-2, 3, 4 AND 6 R. (see John 8:12) Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life. Blessed the man who follows not the counsel of the wicked Nor walks in the way of sinners, nor sits in the company of the insolent, But delights in the law of the LORD and meditates on his law day and night. R. Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life. He is like a tree planted near running water, That yields its fruit in due season, and whose leaves never fade. Whatever he does, prospers. R. Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life. Not so the wicked, not so; they are like chaff which the wind drives away. For the LORD watches over the way of the just, but the way of the wicked vanishes. R. Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life. Alleluia R. Alleluia, alleluia. The Lord will come; go out to meet him! He is the prince of peace. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel MT 11:16-19 Jesus said to the crowds: "To what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in marketplaces and call to one another, 'We played the flute for you, but you did not dance, we sang a dirge but you did not mourn.' For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, 'He is possessed by a demon.' The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they said, 'Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.' But wisdom is vindicated by her works."
     
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