Announcements

Announcement for January 13 and 14th

Announcements 13th/14th January 2018

1. Cardinal Oswald Gracias, all the Parish Fathers and Archbishop’s House priests wish all our Parishioners a Very Happy Feast. May all families experience God’s abundant blessings of Good health and joy. After the 6.30 p.m. evening mass you are invited to the quadrangle of Holy Name School for an evening of fun, food and games.

 2. Sunday School and Confirmation Classes as usual.

 3. Alpha course starting shortly at St. Teresa, Girgaum, in January 2018, for details see the notice board.

4. The Holy Name Prayer group invites you, your family and friends to LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR from Monday 22nd January to Friday 26th January 2018 at the Holy Name Cathedral  from 7 pm onwards.

 5. Vacancies for the post of teachers, at St. Peter’s School, Mazagaon. For details see the notice Board.

 6. Parents who wish to have their children baptized need to meet any one of the parish Fathers and Participate in pre-baptismal Catechism, which will be scheduled as per mutual convenience.

14/Jan/2018


Announcements 06th/07th January 2018

Anenouncements 06th/07th January 2018

1. Senior Citizen will meet on 7th Jan, after the 10.00 a.m. mass in the Holy Name School Hall.  [n.b. Please do not announce at Sunday evening mass]

 2. Sunday School and Confirmation classes begins from Sunday 7th January 2018.

 3. The Parish Pastoral Council meeting will be on 8th Jan, after the evening mass in the parlour.

 4. Next Sunday, 14th Jan, Cardinal Oswald Gracias will celebrate our Parish Feast Mass at 6.30 p.m. After the 6.30 p.m. evening mass you are invited to the quadrangle of Holy Name School  for an evening of fun, food and games.

 5. Alpha course starting shortly at St. Teresa, Girgaum, in January 2018, for details see the notice board.

6. The Holy Name Prayer group invites you, your family and friends to LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR from Monday 22nd January to Friday 26th January 2018 at the Holy Name Cathedral from 7 pm onwards.
  1. Registration Forms for Admission to Pre. K.G. for the Academic year 2018-2019 at Convent of Jesus and Mary (Fort Convent) will be available online, school portal will be open from 1st Jan, 18 to 5th Feb’18. Kindly refer to the school notice board for further details.

07/Jan/2018


Announcements 30 and 31st 2017

Announcements 30th/31stDecember 2017

  1. This Sunday 31st Dec, there will be a Thanksgiving service in English immediately after the 6.30 pm mass. The Thanksgiving Holy Hour in Konkani will be at 11 pm, followed by New Years Mass at 12.00 midnight in English and Konkani. All these services will be in the Cathedral.

  2. On 1st Jan, News Years day all morning masses will be as per the usual Sunday schedule. Please note, no Konkani mass at 5 pm.

    1. On 5th January’18, First Friday, there will be a Holy Half hour in Konkani after the 5.30 p.m. mass and a Holy Hour in English after the 6.30 p.m. mass.

    2. St. Padre Pio Mass will be on Saturday 6th Jan, at 4.00 p.m. in the Holy Name School Conference Room on the 1st floor.

    3. Senior Citizen will meet on 7th Jan, after the 10.00 a.m. mass in the Holy Name School Hall.

    4. The Parish Pastoral Council meeting will be on 8th Jan, after the evening mass in the parlour.

    5. Registration Forms for Admission to Pre. K.G. for the Academic year 2018-2019 at Convent of Jesus and Mary (Fort Convent) will be available on line, school portal will be open from 1st Jan 18 to 5th Feb’18. Kindly refer to the school notice board for further details.

31/Dec/2017


Announcements 23rd/24thDecember 2017

  1. Please note this Sunday there will no evening masses at 5 pm and 6.30 pm. Instead there is the Christmas Vigil Mass at 10 pm, presided by Cardinal Oswald Gracias. Carols begin at 9.30 pm.

  2. Altar servers will meet tomorrow/today at 11 am for a Christmas night mass practice.

  3. Envelopes with your enclosed contributions for the Advent Campaign against Hunger and Disease are to be inserted into the marked collection boxes at the doors.

  4. On Sunday 31st Dec, after the usual 6.30 pm evening mass, there will be a Thanksgiving service in English. The Thanksgiving Holy Hour in Konkani will be at 11 pm, followed by New Years Mass at 12.00 midnight in Konkani and English. All wil

23/Dec/2017


Announcement 16 & 17 December

Announcements 16th/17thDecember 2017

  1. This Sunday, 17th December, Fr. Harry will give a Biblical teaching on the Infancy Narratives in Luke at 5 pm in the Conference Room on the first floor of Holy Name School. You are reminded that for the First Holy Communion Mass at 10 am, seating in the Church’s main wing will be reserved for the children, their parents and close relatives.

  2. Those who have not collected your family copy the Christmas issue of the Holy Name Record, please do so today at the church doors.

  3. Priests will be available for Confessions on Friday 22nd Dec, from 5 to 6.30 & 7 to 8.15 p.m.

  4. Next Sunday, 24th December, please note: no evening masses at 5 pm and 6.30 pm. Instead there is the Christmas Vigil Mass at 10 pm, presided by Cardinal Oswald Gracias. Carols begin at 9.30 pm.

  5. Envelopes for your contributions of the Advent Campaign against Hunger and Disease are placed at the Cathedral doors this weekend. Boxes to collect them will be placed next weekend.

  6. For information regarding Admissions to the Jr. K.G. of Campion School and St Xavier’s Boys Academy for the year 2018 – 2019 please refer to the Notice board

17/Dec/2017


Announcements 09th/10thDecember 2017

 1. The Holy Name Record copies of the December issue are placed at the Church doors this weekend. Please collect one copy per family.

 2. A teaching on the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be conducted by Fr John Lopes on Thursday 14th December in the Cathedral after the evening mass. Please attend in large numbers.

 3. On Friday 15th December, from 9 am till 11 am, priests will be available in the Cathedral for Confessions of Students of four schools and others who find the time suitable. Priests will also for confession the same evening from 5-6.30 pm.

 4. Our Parish Carol-Nite and Christmas Bazaar will be held on Friday 15th December in the School quadrangle from 7 pm. Parishioners and their guests are invited to this fun evening entrance free.

 5. Next Sunday 17th December, the First Holy Communion Mass will be at 10 am. The Church main wing will be reserved for the children, their parents and close relatives.

 6. For information regarding Admissions to the Jr. K.G. of Campion School and St Xavier’s Boys Academy for the year 2018 – 2019 please refer to the Notice Board.

 7. Envelopes for your contributions of the Advent Campaign against Hunger and Disease are placed at the Cathedral doors this weekend. Boxes to collect them will be placed next weekend.

09/Dec/2017


Announcement 2nd and 3rd December 2017

Announcements 02nd/03rd December 2017

  1. Senior Citizens will meet on Sunday 3rd December, after the 10.00 a.m. mass in the School Hall.
  2. Fr. K.T Emmanuel will give the first Advent biblical teaching on the Infancy Narratives in the School Hall on Sunday 3rd Dec from 5 pm till 6.15 pm. Please attend in good numbers.
  3. Our Parish Youth are organizing a Newspaper drive on 3rd December. Please keep ready your old Newspapers, magazines and books which they will pick up from your doorsteps. The proceeds will help to meet the expenditure for the Christmas crib, star and other youth activities.
  4. The Parish Pastoral Council will meet on Monday 4th Dec, after the 6.30 p.m. mass in the parlour.
  5. Bishop John Rodrigues will conduct the third session of theology from the pews on Thursday 7th Dec after the 6.30 pm mass in the School Hall.
  6. The next JESUS ENCOUNTER HEALING RETREATis from Friday 8th Dec 7:30 am to Sunday 10th December 5.00 pm. at Vinayalaya, Andheri East. Those interested please contact the prayer group

02/Dec/2017


Announcement for Christ the King

Announcements 25th/26th November 2017

  1. As we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King, the adoration hours commence after the 10 am mass as per the community wise schedule on the Notice Board. The procession will begin immediately after the 5 pm Konkani mass and return to the Cathedral in time for the 6.30 evening mass to be celebrated by Cardinal Oswald Gracias.

  2. This Tuesday, 28th November, the Charismatic Prayer Group will have its Healing Service in our Church from 7 pm to 8.15 p.m. All are invited. ?

  3. On 1st December, First Friday, there will be a Holy Half hour in Konkani after the 5.30 p.m. mass, and a Holy Hour in English after the 6.30 p.m. mass.

  4. Campion School is celebrating its Platinum Jubilee on Friday 1st December with a special mass in the Cathedral at 9.00 a.m. All are invited

  5. St. Padre Pio’s Mass will be on Saturday 2nd December, at 4.00 p.m. in the Holy Name School Conference Room on the 1st floor.

  6. Senior Citizens will meet on Sunday 3rd December, after the 10.00 a.m. mass in the School Hall.

  7. The Parish Youth are organizing a Newspaper drive on 3rd December. Please keep ready your old Newspapers, magazines and books which they will pick up from your doorsteps. The proceeds will help to meet the expenditure for the Christmas crib, star and other youth activities.

  8. The next JESUS ENCOUNTER HEALING RETREATis from Friday 8th Dec 7:30 am to Sunday 10th December 5.00 pm. at Vinayalaya, Andheri East. Those interested please contact the prayer group

26/Nov/2017


Announcement for sunday 19th November

Announcements 18th/19th November 2017

  1. As we observe ‘World Day of the Poor’ this Sunday, families are urged to participate in our Archdiocese’s project called ACTS (Actively Called to Serve). Please pick up a donation bag from the sacristy or parish office, read the check-list, fill the bag accordingly and drop it back in the office during this week. The contents will be distributed to less fortunate families.

  2. All Altar Servers will meet this Thursday at 5.00 p.m

  3. Also this Thursday, 23rd November, we have the second session of “Theology from the Pews”. on a deeper and fuller understanding of the Catholic celebration of the Mass on Sundays and the Liturgical Year. Please use this opportunity to grow in the knowledge and practices of faith.

  4. Next Sunday, 26th November is the Feast of Christ the King, the community-wise adoration hours will begin after the 10 am mass. Please refer to the Notice Board for the schedule. The usual procession will commence immediately after the Konkani mass and return to the Cathedral in time for the 6.30 evening mass which will be celebrated by Cardinal Oswald Gracias.

  5. Parishioners are reminded of the 5 course formal dinner on Sunday 2nd December in the Holy Name quadrangle to be cooked and served by the priests of our parish and Archdiocese offices. After Monday 20th November, as already announced, the few remaining seats will be made available also to non- parishioners. Hence, please obtain entry passes in good time.

  6. The Parish Christmas Carol Nite this year will be on 15th Dec after the 6.30 pm mass. PPC members representing communities interested in participating please register in the parish office by Saturday 25th November. Our Youth will put up a play on the same day.

  7. The next issue of the Holy Name Record is scheduled for the first week of December 2017. Interested advertisers and donors, please contact the parish office by Saturday25th November.

19/Nov/2017


Announcement 11th and 12th November

Announcements 11th/12th November 2017

  1. The Holy Father has declared 19th November as ‘World Day of the Poor’. Our Archdiocese is launching a project called ACTS (Actively Called to Serve). It’s time to love not with words but with deeds. You can participate by picking up a donation bag from the parish office. Please follow the instructions and fill the bag with a little love and care and drop it back in the office.

  2. On Thursday 23rd November, our parish will have its second session of the “Theology from the Pews”. Fr Melroy Fernandes will be the speaker. The topic will be “Is Sunday Mass, an obligation or necessity? It will help us to understand, appreciate and participate more deeply and fully in our Sunday and Feast-day Liturgies.

  3. Parishioners are given preferential notice of a fund raising 5 course sit down dinner cooked and served by the priests of our parish and Archdiocese offices. Formal dress and entry passes will be required. Seating and serving capacity is limited to 160 persons. To obtain entry passes on first come basis, please contact your community animators latest by Monday 20th November.

  4. The next issue of the Holy Name Record is scheduled for the first week of December 2017. Anyone interested in advertising, may please send their advertisement matter to the parish office latest by Saturday25th November.

    1. Cultural Program at St. Francis Xavier Church, Dabul, from 30th Nov to 2nd Dec, 2017. Please see the Notice Board for further details.

12/Nov/2017


Announcements 28th/29th October 2017

  1. Next week, on All Saints day, 1st November, and All Souls Day, 2nd November, all masses will be as per the usual Wednesday and Thursday schedules.

  2. On 3rd November, First Friday, there will be a Holy Half hour in Konkani after the 5.30 p.m. mass and after the 6.30 p.m. mass there will be Bible Program, conducted by Fr. Michael D’ Cunha.

  3. St. Padre Pio’s mass will be on Saturday 4th Nov,’17 at 4.00 p.m. in the Holy Name School Conference Room on the 1st floor.

  4. The Bombay Intercessory Network will be having the NIGHT VIGIL on 4th November. 2017 from 10.30 p.m. to 5.00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Vile Parle, with Eucharist.

  5. Senior Citizens will meet on Sunday 5th Nov’17, after the 10.00 a.m. mass in the Holy Name School Hall.

  6. Parishioners are given advance notice to reserve Thursdays 9th and 23rd November; 7th and 14th December from 7-8.15 pm for the “Theology from the Pews” Interactive Talks in the Holy Name High School Hall. Interesting Topics and Speakers will make it worth your time as well as benefit your faith.

  7. The Charismatic team will be having their next JESUS ENCOUNTER HEALING RETREAT from Friday 10th November at 7:30 am to Sunday 12th November 2017 at 5.00 pm. at Vinalaya Retreat Center Andheri (E) Mumbai. Contact your Parish prayer group leader/core team.

  8. Those who wish to offer Masses for their dear ones on all Souls Day, may drop an envelope with their intentions and contribution in the white box near the alter rail.

28/Oct/2017


Announcement for 21st and 22nd October 2017

Announcements 21st/22nd October 2017

  1. As we observe Mission Sunday, our parish SCC communities have set up stalls in the School Hall as usual offering tasty home cooked snacks and food. The proceeds will go to the Missions as our parish contribution besides collections. You are urged to patronize the mission stalls after all Sunday masses beginning with the 7.30 am mass.

  2. The Mission Sunday Rally organized by the CCR at Rosary Church, Mazagaon, is tomorrow/today from 4 pm onwards. Details are on their banner. Their next Healing Retreat at Andheri East is from 10th to 14th November. All are invited.

  3. Fr. Michael D’Cunha will conduct a two session overview of the Bible in the Cathedral on 27th October and 3rd November, after the 6.30 pm mass. It introduces our Bible Program planned for Sundays in the coming Advent season. Please invite your friends and attend in large numbers.

  4. Parishioners are given advance notice to reserve Thursdays 9th and 23rd November; 7th and 14th December from 7-8.15 pm for the “Theology from the Pews” Interactive Talks in the Holy Name High School Hall. Interesting Topics and Speakers will make it worth your time as well as benefit your faith.

  5. To join the Stop Gaps Choir and to avail of Don Bosco’s Recruitment services, those interested please look up their respective posters on the board in the main porch.

21/Oct/2017


Announcement 14th and 15th October

Announcements 14th/15th October 2017

  1. The Caregivers Group will have their meeting on Monday 16th October, after the evening Mass in the Parish parlour.

  2. The CCR South zone has organized a Mission Sunday Rally on Sunday 22nd October 2017 at Rosary Church, Mazagaon, from 4 pm onwards. It includes Mass. The Guest speaker is Fr. Anthony J. Fernandes. All are invited. Program details on the banner in the compound.

  3. A two session overview of the Bible will be conducted by Fr. Michael D’Cunha on 27th October and 3rd November, in the Cathedral after the 6.30 pm mass. It introduces our Bible Program planned for Sundays in Advent Parishioners are encouraged to attend in great numbers and also invite friends

  4. The RJM sisters inaugurated the bicentennial anniversary of the founding of their congregation on 6th October with a special Mass in Agra, their first mission in India. On 13th November there will be special masses in St Anne’s School and in the Cathedral. We appreciate the dedicated services the RJM Sisters have rendered in our parish since 1905 and pray for them.

14/Oct/2017


Announcements 23rd/24th September 2017

Announcements 23rd/24th September 2017

  1. The Holy Name Record September issue copies are placed at the Church doors this weekend. Please collect one copy per family.

  2. All Senior Citizen parishioners are reminded of the program on Sunday 1st October, from 11am to 2 pm in the Holy Name School Hall. It will begin with Fr. Harry’s short talk on enjoying Sunset Years followed by lively sing along and dance session led by Kim Cardoz, fun games and a Biryani lunch. Please register this weekend at the desk or at the office on weekdays with a token payment of Rs 30.

  3. October 2nd will be observed as Intercession Day. Special intentions for intercessory hours from 8 am till 8 pm will be prayed for in the parish Blessed Sacrament Chapel. The list is on the Notice Board. Please cooperate with this initiative of the Prayer Group

  4. All Youth of our parish and of the South Mumbai deanery are invited to a fellowship day on 15th October from 11 am to 1 pm at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Colaba.

  5. Citizencredit Co-op. Bank Ltd. has announced Annual Award for Academic Excellence, for the academic year 2016-2017. For details contact the nearest branch or refer to the Notice Board.

23/Sep/2017


Announcements 09th/10th September 2017

Tomorrow / Today, there will be no Sunday Catechism for children and Confirmation Youth in view of the Feast at Mt. Mary’s Basilica, Bandra

  1. The Parish Pastoral Council will meet on Monday 11th September, after the evening mass in the Parish parlour. All members are expected to attend.

  2. Our Parish Prayer Group will have a Eucharist Adoration Healing Service on Tuesday, 19th Sept,from 7 pm to 8.15 pm, in Church. It will be conducted by a Service Team member. All are invited.

09/Sep/2017


Announcements 26th/27th August 2017


  1. From Wednesday 30th August at the 6.30 pm evening mass, we begin a very creative and interesting Novena for children and families in preparation for Our Lady’s Feast. The Perpetual Succour Novena Prayer will be after mass. On Sunday 3rd September, the Novena service will be at the 8.30 am morning mass. Children, parents and all parishioners are urged to participate in large numbers.

    1. On 1st Sept’ First Friday, there will be No Holy half hour in Konkani and English after the 5.30 & 6.30 pm. masses.

    2. St. Padre Pio’s mass will be on Saturday 2nd Sept’17, at 4.00 p.m. in the Holy Name School Conference Room on the 1st floor.

    3. The Parish Pastoral Council meeting is postponed from 4th Sept to 11th in view of the Noveana Services

    4. Senior Citizens will meet on Sunday 3rd Sept’17, after the 10.00 a.m. mass in the Holy Name School Hall.

    5. Those interested in the Parish Prayer Group services, other cultural programs and job opportunities please refer to posters on the notice or display boards.

26/Aug/2017


Announcement for 19th and 20th august

  1. The Parish Novena in preparation for the Feast to the Nativity on 8th September will be an interesting and beneficial one to children and families. Please reserve the 6.30 pm evening mass from Wednesday 30th August on Weekdays and the 8.30 am mass on Sunday 3rd September. You are urged to participate in large numbers.

  2. The Youth of the Parish and all who are young at heart and yearn to fulfill a dream project are reminded to register online. Please refer to the Notice Board for the requirements.

  3. On 25th August, Fr. Gerard Rodricks, S. J. will conduct a one-day programme of discourses and Meditation, organized by the Community for Christian Meditation. Participation is open to all. Details on the poster.

  4. The next Charismatic JESUS ENCOUNTER HEALING RETREAT will be held from Friday 8th Sept’ 2017 at 7.30 am to Sunday 10th Sept’2017, to 5.00 pm. at Vinalaya Retreat Center, Andheri (E) Mumbai. Those interested please contact the Parish prayer group leader or any core team member.

19/Aug/2017


Announcements 05th/06th August 2017

Announcements 05th/06th August 2017

  1. Tomorrow/Today, Transfiguration Sunday is also celebrated as Vianney Day in our Archdiocese to pray for and felicitate Diocesan Priests. The 6.30 pm special mass will be followed by a felicitation program in the School Hall. Please participate as a manifestation of your appreciation.

  2. The Parish Pastoral Council, will meet on Monday 7th August, after the evening mass in the parlour.

  3. The Archdiocese Bible Committee has organized a Bible Cell members’ seminar on 12th August from 5-8 pm and a Short Term Course on the New Testament on five Bank Holiday Weekends.

  4. Our parish dream-catchers initiative project to foster guide and assist young at heart parishioners is open has for online registrations. Those interested in the last two announcements kindly look up the Notice Board for details.

05/Aug/2017


Announcements 29th and 30th July 2017

1 Hearty thanks to all members of our Parish Youth Group inspired and led by Fr Nigel and Sandra for the Parents Day program last Sunday, and also to Mr Kim & Loraine Cardoz for the special guest performance, to the children and youth performers, their trainers and to all who participated and played in various roles ways to make the program enjoyable for all.

  1. Tomorrow after the 10 am mass is the Volleyball match and badminton tournament in the School premises. Please join in to watch and cheer the Parents versus Youth contestants.

  2. Monday, 31st July, is the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.

  3. On 4th August, First Friday, there will be a Holy half hour in Konkani after the 5.30 pm. mass and a Holy Hour in English after the 6.30 pm. mass. On Saturday 5th the St. Padre Pio’s mass at 4.00 p.m. will be in the Holy Name School 1st floor Conference Room. ?

  4. Next Sunday 6th August we celebrate Vianney Sunday with a special mass at 6.30 pm followed by a free entry program in the School Hall to felicitate the Parish and Archbishop’s House clergy organized by the Parish Council. The Senior Citizen’s meeting has been postponed to Sunday 13th August, after the 10.00 a.m. Mass.

  5. The Archdiocese Bible Committee has organized a Bible Cell members seminar on 12th August from 5-8 pm and a Short Term Course on the New Testament on five Bank Holiday Weekends. Those interested kindly look up the Notice Board for details.

  6. Last reminder of the JESUS ENCOUNTER HEALING RETREAT from 11th to 13th August and the Divine Mercy Recollection on Sunday 13th August as announced earlier.

29/Jul/2017


July 15th 16th

Announcements 15th/16th July 2017

  1. Our Parish Prayer Group will have a Eucharistic Adoration Healing on Tuesday, 18th July 18, from 7 till 8.15 pm, in the Church. It will be conducted by C. C. R. Bombay Service Team member. You are encouraged to attend and also invite family members and friends.

  2. All are reminded of the ‘Parents Day Show 2017’ next Sunday 23rd July, after the 6.30 p.m. mass in the School Hall organized by our Parish Youth Group in Games Show style. Please obtain Entry coupons in advance from your community or from the parish office during working hours this week.

3..The Parents versus Youth volleyball match and badminton tournament will be on Sunday 30th July. You are invited to participate or watch.

  1. Sunday 6th August will be celebrated as Vianney Day. Please extend active cooperation to the Parish Council and Community animators who are organizing the felicitation program for our priests.

16/Jul/2017