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Altar Servers Association

 

Established: 1999

Patron: St. John Berchmans


Main Motto: Born To Love Born To Serve

Spiritual Director: Fr. Lancy Mendonca

 

Logo (OCD) Spiritual Director   Main Animator 

3 stars and the Cross

Fr. Lancy Mendonca, OCD

Trency D'Souza

Ast. Animator Animator

Seema Dantis

Animator

Arnette Menezes

Nevil D'Souza

Cheryl D'Souza

 

 

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Adrian Ferreira

 

 

Aaron D'costa

 

 

Sylvan Cordero

 

 

Royston D'costa

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Carol Rebeiro

 

 

Chris Rodrigues

   
Animator Animator    

 

 

 

WHO IS AN ALTAR SERVER?

An altar server is an assistant to priests and deacons during mass and other religious services. Altar servers do the supporting tasks at the altar.

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The Altar Servers League is a parish sodality for young catholic boys and girls studying from the 5th  to the10th  standard in our parish.

 

AIM: Feel close to Jesus during Mass; firm, kind and courteous to all during the day.

 

Motto: Born to Love, Born to serve

 

Patron Saint: St. John Berchmans

 

Meetings: 3.00pm to 4:15pm on Sunday

 

Service: To serve during the Eucharist

 

Commitments: 5 Codes for Altar Servers

1) To serve weekday & Sunday Masses

2) To be regular for the Sunday meetings

3) To recite the Altar Servers' Prayers

4) To do a GOOD DEED every day

5) To take studies and home duties seriously

 

Activities:

  •   Formation, Bible Sharing and games
  •   Half day Recollection
  •   Creative thinking
  •   Sports day
  •   Card making Competition
  •   News paper collection
  •   Christmas stalls
  •   Service to the parish when needed
  •   Annual Picnic
  •   Patrons Day celebration
  •   Visitation/pilgrimages when possible

 

MEANING OF OUR LOGO

THE THREE STARS AND THE CROSS. (OCD)

First star~ OBEDIENCE-Obey your elders who are in the place of God .

Second star~ COMMITMENT-“Come what may, I am committed to my duty”.

Third star~ DEVOTION-May your devotion draw other children closer to God.

THE CROSS~ There is a lot of real love hidden in every sacrifice

 

 

     
 
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 May 24th, 2019
ACTS 15:22-31
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    May 24 2019 Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter Lectionary: 289 Reading 1 ACTS 15:22-31 The Apostles and presbyters, in agreement with the whole Church, decided to choose representatives and to send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. The ones chosen were Judas, who was called Barsabbas, and Silas, leaders among the brothers. This is the letter delivered by them: "The Apostles and the presbyters, your brothers, to the brothers in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia of Gentile origin: greetings. Since we have heard that some of our number who went out without any mandate from us have upset you with their teachings and disturbed your peace of mind, we have with one accord decided to choose representatives and to send them to you along with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, who have dedicated their lives to the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. So we are sending Judas and Silas who will also convey this same message by word of mouth: 'It is the decision of the Holy Spirit and of us not to place on you any burden beyond these necessities, namely, to abstain from meat sacrificed to idols, from blood, from meats of strangled animals, and from unlawful marriage. If you keep free of these, you will be doing what is right. Farewell.'" And so they were sent on their journey. Upon their arrival in Antioch they called the assembly together and delivered the letter. When the people read it, they were delighted with the exhortation. Responsorial Psalm PS 57:8-9, 10 AND 12 R. (10a) I will give you thanks among the peoples, O Lord. or: R. Alleluia. My heart is steadfast, O God; my heart is steadfast; I will sing and chant praise. Awake, O my soul; awake, lyre and harp! I will wake the dawn. R. I will give you thanks among the peoples, O Lord. or: R. Alleluia. I will give thanks to you among the peoples, O LORD, I will chant your praise among the nations. For your mercy towers to the heavens, and your faithfulness to the skies. Be exalted above the heavens, O God; above all the earth be your glory! R. I will give you thanks among the peoples, O Lord. or: R. Alleluia. Alleluia JN 15:15B R. Alleluia, alleluia. I call you my friends, says the Lord, for I have made known to you all that the Father has told me. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel JN 15:12-17 Jesus said to his disciples: "This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father. It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you. This I command you: love one another."
     
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