Notice Date 19 February, 2023

St Thomas Forane Church, Dharmaram, Bangalore.

                                   Notice              19 February, 2023

1. Thank you to all the Presudentis, Ward Councillors, Committee Convenors, Asso Representatives, Trustees and Parishioners for conducting the Parish Feast in a well mannered way.

2. We officially welcome Mar John Panamthottam, the Bishop of Melbourne, at the 9 am Holy Qurbana next Sunday. All parishioners are expected to attend.

3. Catechism Annual day Celebrations will be held next Sunday from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm at Main Hall. All the students and Parents are expected to participate.  

4. Tomorrow we commemorate Ash day. There will be Solemn Holy Qurbana at 6.15 am and 6.00 pm. It is a day of obligation, fasting and abstinence.

During the period of Lent, there will be a solemn way of the Cross inside the church at 5.30 pm every Sunday, and around the church after 6.00 pm Holy Qurbana, on every Friday. We look forward to the co-operation of all Wards and Convents for the conduct of Way of the Cross. The time schedule is published on the notice board.

Next Friday the Way of the Cross will be led by St John’s Ward and St Mary’s Ward; Saveena Sisters and Samaritan Sisters Udaya Bhavan.

Next Sunday the Way of the Cross will be led by St Francis Assisi Ward and Alphonsa Bhavan FCC Sisters.

5. Mathruvedi meeting will be held on 25th February, next Saturday at 2.30 pm at Parish Administrative Block.

6. Meeting of Santhome Professional Forum will be held next Sunday after 9.00 am Holy Qurbana at Parish Administrative block. All the members are requested to attend.

7. Applications are invited from Parishioners who hold a Degree and are committed to teach Catechism for the next academic year. The interested applicants shall submit their application at the Parish Office.

8. Admissions are open at Santhome Kinder to Play School, Nursery, LKG and UKG for the year 2023-2024. Kindly confirm your seats at the earliest as the seats are limited.

9. Those who are participating in the Bible copying competition conducted by Fiat Mission  and those who wish to join the competition are hereby informed to attend the meeting which will be held today at 3.00 pm at Santhome Hulimavu Church. Vehicle facility is available at 2.00 pm.

10. Under the leadership of St Christopher’s Association, a pilgrimage is organized from this parish to the churches named after St. Thomas in Mayilapur, Chennai. The journey departs on 25th March at 10:30 pm and returns on 27th morning. Seats can be booked at the Parish office.

11. Prayer Meeting

St Xavier’s Ward, at the residence of Mr Shaju Chalackal, 3rd Main, Bharathi Layout; at 6.00 pm

Holy Family Ward, at the residence of Mr Sandesh Peter, 6th Cross, 2nd Main; at 6.00 pm

St Mariam Thresia Ward, at the residence of Mr V T Xavier, 12th cross; at 6.30 pm 

St Sebastian Ward, at 6.45 pm, at Sanjeevana Convent.