Updated: 9 DECEMBER 2016
Rev. Fr. Lennie J.A. Connully OFM Cap.
The SportsFest Committee is inviting all parishioners to witness the awards ceremony of 2016 St. Mary’s Church SportsFest at the football ground tonight (9 Friday 2016) from 9.00 pm onwards.
Monday, 12th December: Wedding Anniversary Mass at 7.00 pm for couples celebrating their wedding anniversary in the month of December. Please register ONLINE at www.saintmarysdubai.org.
The Young Adults Ministry is pleased to welcome all the youth for the Youth Mass on Monday, 12th December at 8 pm in the Chapel. It will be time to remember and rejoice with Mother Mary in her “Immaculate Conception.”
Lighting of the Christmas Tree will be held on Wednesday, 14th December after the 7.00 pm mass. All parishioners are welcome.
Simbang Gabi for the Filipino Community will be from 15th until 23rd December at 8.30 pm. All Filipino parishioners are invited to attend the masses.
CANTICLE Choir is looking for talented Filipino singers and musicians who want to join them in their choir service every Monday at 7:00pm and practices every Monday after mass & Wednesday from 7 to 8 pm. For interested you may approach them after their mass choir service or you may also call Choir Masters Lhen 05440016479 / Paula 0565340039 / Francis 0554123132.
Samaritans Ministry is organizing a fun filled cultural evening for children with special needs. Those parents who wish their children to participate are requested to register on email@example.com. More details are on the Samaritans notice board.
The St Mary's Church Usher's Sodality's General Body meeting will be held on 16th December at 10.15 am, Main Hall. All chief captains, captains and usher's including those recently inducted are required to attend.
As we are celebrating the Golden Jubilee of our parish, we humbly appeal to your generosity to support your church financially to cover the expenses of the various jubilee events. Boxes are placed at the entrances of the church for your voluntary contribution. Gold souvenirs, Jubilee candles and other mementos will also be made available for your take.
As an initiative towards the Jubilee Celebration, the Choirs of our Parish have united for a musical programme. This is the third and final week and will be held on Saturday, 10th and on Sunday, 11th December at 8.30 pm. We encourage all families to join and participate in this fun-filled evening. For more details check the Samaritans notice board next to the Parish Office
In continuation with the Golden Jubilee celebrations, a quiz based on the history of the Catholic Church in the Arabian Peninsula and Catholic general knowledge will be conducted online on Friday, 16th December from 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm. For online registration and further details, please follow this link.
Please be advised that due to the change in the governmental holiday, the CCST- Malayalam Charisma anniversary celebrations & Launching of the Jubilee year will take place on Sunday, 11th December at Saint Joseph's Cathedral premises, Abu Dhabi from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.
UAE Inter-Parish Bible Quiz:
Our Parish participated in the five categories:
The final result – Family – Dubai, 2nd place
Seniors – Dubai, 1st place
Adults – Dubai, 1st place
Juniors – Dubai, 2nd place
Kids – Dubai, 1st place
Congratulations to all participants who brought honor to our Parish.
Posters on dress code in the church are placed at different places. Please do not leave them unnoticed. Make a difference when you are in the House of the Lord.
Attention parents in the babies’ room: Educate your children when they are young on how to behave in the Church. Do not give them the impression that Church is a playground.
The Christmas 2016 and New Year’s 2017 Programme is now available on the website – www.saintmarysdubai.org.
Bible Alive, Church Calendar 2017 and the Didache book are now available in the church compound and in the bookshop.