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Apr 1, 2017
Palm Sunday Apr 9, 2017

Next Sunday is Palm Sunday. The Palms will be blessed before the 8.30am Mass at the Parking Lot. This will be followed by a solemn procession to the Church. Blessed Palms will be distributed outside the church after the 9.45am, 11am and 6pm Masses.

Faith Formators Required
We are in need of more faith formators for the coming year, beginning from June. Those who are interested in taking faith formation classes, kindly give your names at the Parish Office.

Mar 25, 2017
Pro-Life Camp - Mar 26th

On Mar 26th, a Pro-life camp will be conducted in the Boarding campus. Kindly spare your time to visit and benefit from it.

Cleaning Up of the Church
There will be a two-day cleaning up of the entire church between the 29th to the 30th of March. All Masses will be held at St. Antony's Shrine on these two days. We request your kind co-operation.

Volunteers for Holy Week Services
All those who would like to serve as volunteers during the Holy Week Services are requested to give your names and contact numbers to the Parish Office. There will be a meeting on April 9th at 5.30 pm for all the volunteers.

Country Gospel Music Concert - Apr 8th
Catholic Club is hosting a Gospel Music Concert titled an Evening with Jesus, presented by White Dove, on the 8th of April at 7pm. The Concet features leading musicians from Mumbai, Bangalore and Mangalore.

Come and See Camp - Apr 22nd
A Come and See Camp will be conducted at Bhakti Bhavan, Da Costa Layout (behind Ascension Church) on Saturday, April 22nd from 9.30am to 5pm. The Camp is for the 10th Std and PUC boys. We request the boys to attend this camp.

Summer Camp for Music and Dance
De Sales Music Academy will conduct a Summer Camp for music from April 24th to May 20th. For more information kindly contact the Parish Office.

Mar 18, 2017
Youth Lenten Mission - Mar 19th

The youth of our parish are having their Lenten Mission on March 19th from 9am to 12pm at the Parish Hall. The youth are requested to join the retreat.

Curia Retreat - Mar 26th
The Tamil Legionary will have the Curia Retreat in Tamil on March 26th from 10am to 4pm at St. Antony's Shrine. You are invited to attend the retreat.

Youth Night Vigil - Apr 1st
The youth of our parish will be conducting a night vigil for all the youth of our parish on April 1st from 9pm to 5am. We request all the youth of our parish to attend this night vigil.

First Holy Communion - Jun 25th
The First Holy Communion for the children of our parish will be held on Sunday, June 25th. Preparatory classes will begin on May 1st and go on till May end. We request the parents to register the names of your children in the Parish Office along with the baptism certificate.

Way of the Cross at Sacred Heart Church Cemetery - Mar 26th
The Stations of the Cross will be conducted at the Sacred Heart Church Cemetery - Gate No 5 on March 26th at 10.30am and will be followed by Holy Mass. We request you to participate in this solemn programme.

"In His Footsteps through Calvary" by Fr. Adolf Washington
"In His Footsteps through Calvary" is the tenth Lenten book of Fr. Adolf Washington. Those of you who are interested may kindly buy it from the Parish Office.

Mar 11, 2017
Solemnity of St. Patrick - March 17th

Friday, March 17th, is the feast of St. Patrick. All the Masses on that day will be celebrated as on the day of Solemnity.

Blood Donation Cards
Blood Donor Cards have arrived from St. John's Medical College Hospital. We request all the blood donors who donated blood during the Blood Donation Camp here at St. Patrick's Parish Hall to kindly collect your blood donor card from the Parish Office.

Holy Hour on Thursday, March 16th
The Holy Hour on March 16th will be conducted by the Light of Christ led by Mr. Christopher Correa. As part of the Adoration, a creative Way of the Cross will be conducted by him. We request you all to participate in this Adoration.

Mar 4, 2017
Faith Formation

Faith Formation classes will begin in the first week of June.

Parish Council Meeting on March 13th
The next Parish Council meeting is scheduled on the 13th of March at 6.30pm at the Parish Council Hall. All the Parish Council Members are requested to attend this meeting.

Blood Donation Camp
On behalf of the parish we thank the youth who have done a good job of organizing the Blood Donation Camp in our parish on Feb 26th.

Feb 25, 2017
Lenten Advice

All Catholics 14 years and older are to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays of Lent. Catholics who are 18 to 59 years old are expected to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

The following suggestions are proposed by the Episcopal Conference in this Lenten Season:
1. Attending Mass
2. Making at least a 15 minute visit to the Blessed Sacrament
3. Reading the Holy Bible for 15 minutes
4. Meditation on the Passion of the Lord for 15 minutes
5. Making the Way of the Cross
6. Missing Breakfast or any one meal
7. Making strictly vegetarian meals (avoiding fish and egg as well)
8. Giving 10% of one's daily earnings in charity

Confessions
Confessions will be heard at any time at your request and Confessions will also be heard on Saturdays between 5pm to 6pm in the Adoration Chapel. Kindly make your confessions.

Stations of the Cross
During the Season of Lent, the Stations of the Cross will be conducted every Friday at 10.30am in Tamil, followed by the Holy Mass in Tamil; at 4.30pm in Konkani and at 6pm in English, after the Evening Mass. On Sundays we will have a brief Way of the Cross in English after the 6pm English Mass.

Faith Formation
This week is the Closing Week for the Faith Formation Classes for our children and the faith formators. There will be songs and skits based on the Gospel performed both by the children and the faith formators, in the Mini Hall immediately after the 8.30am Mass. We request the parents and children to attend this celebration.

International Women's Day - Special Conference
In view of the International Women's Day our parish has organized a special conference to be addressed by a prominent woman. The Conference will be held at the Parish Hall on March 12th at 5pm. All the women of our parish are invited.

Counselling Center
Our Counselling Center is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. We have a trained and experienced panel of counsellors and confidentiality is assured. Those interested are welcome to utilize this facility.

Feb 18, 2017
Faith Formation

This Sunday, after the 8.30am Mass, the children in faith formation will have an Annual Exam. We request the parents to bring your children for the 8.30am Mass and for the Exam.

Feb 11, 2017
Reserved Seats for the Elderly

The first two rows in all sections of our Church, except the choir wing, will be reserved for the sick and the elderly (those above 70 years of age) at all the Sunday Masses excluding the 8.30 am Mass for children. We request others to kindly refrain from occupying these seats - you may occupy these seats only if they are still vacant 10 minutes after the Mass has started.

Blessed Palms
Kindly bring your last year's blessed palms to prepare ashes for Ash Wednesday.

Lenten Retreat
We have organised a special Lenten Retreat for all the faithful of our parish from March 6th to 8th from 5.30pm to 8pm. The preacher for the retreat will be Fr. Adolf Washington.

School Admissions
Admissions are now open for girls and boys in Pre-nursery, LKG and UKG at Mount Carmel Central School. Application forms are available at the PUC Office of Mount Carmel College.

Feb 4, 2017
Thanksgiving for Mission Sunday Collection

We thank the Parish Youth, Mr. John and his team, the Yeshua Adonai Youth Group, Mr. Don and his team, and Mr. Vijay and his team, for generously volunteering to help raise funds for missions.

Jan 28, 2017
Faith App Release - Jan 29th

We will be releasing the Faith App in our parish after the 11am Mass on Sunday, January 29th.

Car Wash - Jan 28th and 29th
To help raise funds for the Missions, the Youth of our Parish will be washing cars in our parish on Saturday the 28th, after the evening Mass, and on Sunday the 29th of January. The charge for washing a four-wheeler is Rs. 200/- and for a two-wheeler Rs. 100/-. Kindly encourage their effort for the missions.

Fortis Health Camp - Jan 29th
Fortis Hospital invites you for a health camp, by a specialized team of medical experts, for women and children. The health camp will be on Sunday, January 29th, in our Parish complex. Those who are interested may have a check up.

Engaged Encounter - Feb 10-12
Engaged Encounter Weekend will be conducted for the engaged and the newly married couples from February 10th to 12th at 6pm at Ashirwad, St. Mark's Road.

Jan 21, 2017
Faith App Release
We will be releasing the Faith App in our parish shortly. The date for the same will be announced soon.

Mission Sunday Food Fete
We are grateful to all the volunteers, the Zonal Leaders, the Mission Sunday Core Committee, the Youth, the Pious Associations, the Religious Societies and all the Donors for successfully organizing the Mission Sunday Food Fete. The response for the Food Fest far exceeded our expectations and though we had provisioned for adequate quantities of food, we regret that several of the food stalls were sold out by around 12pm. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. We thank you all for your participation and presence.

Jumble Sale - Jan 22nd
We will be having a Jumble Sale on Sunday the 22nd of January, to raise funds for the Missions. We have also arranged for a few food stalls where Breakfast, Lunch and Ice cream will be available. Kindly patronize and support the Missions.

Blood Donation Camp - Feb 26th
In view of the 175th Year Celebration of our Church, the Youth will be organizing a Blood Donation Camp on Sunday the 26th of February. Those of you who would like to donate blood, kindly be available.

Jan 14, 2017
Jumble Sale - Jan 22nd

The Ladies of Charity will be having a Jumble Sale on Sunday, the 22nd of January. The funds collected will be used for contributions to the Missions. You are requested to patronize the sale and make your generous contribution to the Missions.

Car Wash - Jan 29th
To help raise funds for the Missions, the Youth of our Parish will be washing cars in our parish on Sunday the 29th of January. We request you to support the missions and have your cars washed by the Youth.

Old newspapers
We request you all to deposit your old news papers in the Parish Office. We will be selling the same and be contributing the amount collected to the Missions.

Jan 7, 2017
First Holy Communion and Confirmation

Those children who would like to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and Confirmation, kindly register your names at the Parish Office.

Mission Sunday Fete - Jan 15th
Next Sunday, January 15th, we will be having the Mission Sunday Food Fete in our Parish. The world Missions are in need of our support through prayers and finance. We have to show them our solidarity. So, we request our parishioners to participate wholeheartedly in all the events organized throughout the day. Kindly do not prepare any food at home. Do come along with your relatives, friends, neighbours and children and have breakfast and lunch at the food stalls set up specially for you. Enjoy the chicken biryani, pork, sannas, idlis and many other food items. There will be also game-stalls for people of all age groups. We invite you to enjoy a leisurely time.

Mission Sunday Collection - Jan 15th
On coming Sunday, January 15th, the Parish Clergy and the religious of our Parish will be making a Mission Sunday Collection. Kindly extend your generous contribution towards the Missions worldwide.

Coffee Table Book and Souvenir
In view of the 175th Year Celebration of our Church, we will be releasing a Souvenir and a Coffee Table Book. There will be a write up about priests and religious of our Parish. Those who have any priests or religious in their family are requested to share some information about them along with a passport size photo, to the Parish Clergy by January 15th, for inclusion in the book.

Articles for Coffee Table Book
Those interested in contributing any article about St. Patrick's Church and it's significance in your life may kindly do so by January 15th. The articles can be handed over to the Parish Clergy.

MEP - Jan 20-22
The Retrouvaille, Bangalore, will be conducting a weekend residential program for couples from 20th to 22nd Jan 2017. This program is intended to strengthen and heal spousal relationships. It enables couples to enrich their relationship, rediscover each other and examine their lives together in a new and positive way. For further details kindly see the notice board or visit their website www.helpourmarriage.com

Winners of the Crib Competition
The results of the Crib Competition are out. We winners are:

We congratulate the winners and thank all those who participated in the competition.

Dec 31, 2016
Revised Charges for Mass booking

From the 1st of January, the charges for Mass bookings will be revised as under:

Thanks to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
We thank the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for sponsoring the lunch, on the 30th of December, for 200 people from the poorer section of society.

New Year Wishes
The Parish Clergy, the Parish Pastoral Council and all the Pious Associations of our parish wish you all a very Prosperous New Year 2017!

Dec 24, 2016
Faith Formation

Faith Formation Classes will resume on January 8th 2017.

Coffee and Snacks
Coffee and snacks are being sold tonight. Part of the collection will be used for contribution to the Missions. Kindly patronize.

New Year Calendars
New Year Calendars are available for sale. Each calendar costs only Rs.20/-. The funds collected will be used for contribution to the Missions. Kindly patronize.

Mission Sunday Food Fest
We would like to invite those interested in participating in the Food Fest - either by preparing any food item, making a cash contribution and / or volunteering - to kindly inform the Mission Sunday Core Committee. To facilitate the same, a chart has been placed at the exit of the Church. Those interested may kindly enter your name and contact number on the chart.

Congratulations to the St. Patrick's Youth
On behalf of the parish, we congratulate our youth for winning the First Prize in the Inter-Church Gospel Choreography Event.

Lunch for the Poor - Dec 30th
In view of the 175th Year of our parish, and on the occasion of the Feast of the Holy Family, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) will be serving lunch on December 30th, to 200 people from the poorer sections of the society. The Zonal Representatives are expected to collect the food coupons from the SVP.

Christmas Wishes
The Parish Clergy, the Parish Pastoral Council and all the Pious Associations of our parish wish you all a Joyous and a Prayerful Christmas and a very Prosperous New Year 2017!

Dec 17, 2016
Faith Formation

Faith Formation Classes will resume in January. The dates will be notified to you later.

Advent Confession
To help us prepare for Christmas, the Parish has organized confession on Dec 19th and 20th. On Monday, December 19th, priests will be available after the 5.30pm Mass, to hear confessions in English. On Tuesday, December 20th priests will be available after the 5.30pm Mass, to hear confessions in Tamil.

Confessions will also be heard on December 22nd and December 23rd from 9am to 12pm and again from 4pm to 7pm. On December 24th, confessions will be heard only in the morning from 9am to 12pm.

Christmas Mass Timings
Christmas Midnight Service on December 24th will begin with Carol Singing at 11.15pm and will be followed by the Christmas Mass at 11.45pm. The doors of the Church will be opened at 10pm. Mass timings on Christmas Day, December 25th will be as on Sunday.

Vehicle Parking for Christmas
Parking will be available at St. Patrick's Complex Ground, St. Patrick's School Ground and at St. Joseph's College of Commerce Grounds.

Require Volunteers to serve as Ushers
All those who would like to volunteer as ushers on December 24th night for the Midnight Service are requested to give their names at the parish office latest by December 22nd. We request you to come forward to volunteer your service.

New Year Mass Timings
In consideration of the traffic situation and the safety concerns on the 31st night, the Parish Council along with the Parish Clergy have decided not to have the Midnight Mass on December 31st. However, Thanksgiving Adoration Service will be held from 5.30 pm to 6.30pm and the New Year Eve Mass will be celebrated at 6.30pm on December 31st. On January 1st, Mass timings will be as on Sunday.

St. Agnes Higher Secondary School - Nursery Admission
St. Agnes' Higher Secondary School will issue information sheets for Nursery Admission for the academic year 2017-2018 on 5th, 6th and 7th of January 2017.

St. Joseph's Institute of Management - PGD Admissions
St. Joseph's Institute of Management, Bangalore is a college run by the Jesuit Fathers. This institution is offering admissions at their New campus for 2 year PGD program. Preference is given to the Catholic students. Meritorious students are considered for substantial scholarship. For further details, refer college Website www.sjim.edu.in

Dec 10, 2016 Faith-formation Christmas Tree Celebration - Dec 18, 2016
Faith Formators and the Faith Formation children will have a Christmas Tree celebration on December 18th after the 8.30am Mass. We request all of you to come for the celebration.

Christmas Tableau
Those children who would like to take part in the Christmas Tableau, may contact Mrs. Catherine Correya or Mrs. Reji Danny.

Advent Confession
To help us prepare for Christmas, the Parish has organized confession on Dec 19th and 20th. On Monday, December 19th, priests will be available after the 5.30pm Mass, to hear confessions in English. On Tuesday, December 20th priests will be available after the 5.30pm Mass, to hear confessions in Tamil.

Mission Sunday Fete - Jan 15, 2017
Mission Sunday celebration in our Parish will be held on January 15th to raise money for the Missions. In this connection, we request you to kindly sponsor any food item that you may be interested in. We also request you to drop your financial contributions in the Mission Sunday Collection-box placed in front of the altar.

Crib Competition
As part of our Christmas celebrations, we will have a Crib Competition in our parish. Making a crib is a good Catholic practice which was initiated by the great saint Francis of Assisi. It is one of the ways to express our love for the Child Jesus during Christmas. Therefore we encourage all the families in our parish to make a crib in your house. The parish clergy will come around to see your cribs. The top three cribs will be rewarded by our parish.

Live Sound and Light Crib
The Heralds of the Gospel Congregation is organizing a twenty-two-minute live Sound and Light Crib at Jaibharath Nagar from December 15th 2016 to January 12th 2017 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. You are encouraged to pay a visit to this unique presentation.

Jesus My Bethlehem Star
Members of the Karnataka State United Christian Forum are organizing a Christmas program called Jesus My Bethlehem Star, on Saturday, December 17th from 5pm onwards at St. Joseph's Arts and Science College in Shanti Nagar. You are invited to attend the program.

Dec 3, 2016 Gospel Choreography - Dec 18, 2016
In view of 175th year celebration of our Parish, the youth of our parish have organised an inter-church Gospel choreography based on the theme 'Mercy of God' on Saturday, 18th December from 4pm to 7pm. It will be organised in our parish hall. Those of you who are interested are most welcome for this cultural evening.

Mission Sunday fete - Jan 15, 2017
This year the mission Sunday fete in our parish will be held on the 15th of January 2017.Those of you who like to donate household goods for sale during the fete, kindly hand them over to the parish office.

Liturgical Ordo
The Liturgical Ordo for the new liturgical year, published by the Archdiocese Liturgy Commission is being sold at the main door of the church. Each copy costs Rs.75/- .Those of you who need it may kindly purchase.

Senior citizens Christmas get-together - Dec 21, 2016
The senior citizens Christmas get-together will be organised in the Mini-hall on the 21st of December between 4-5pm.We request all the senior citizens to participate in this event.

Welcome to Deacon Martin
We welcome Deacon Martin of Betharam Congregation to our parish. He will be with us for his diaconate ministry.

Nov 26, 2016 Advent
Tomorrow, we begin the Season of Advent. Advent marks the beginning of the Liturgical Year of Worship. This season comprises of four weeks prior to Christmas. The Intent of Advent is to prepare us spiritually for celebrating the birthday of Jesus. Advent helps us focus on gratitude and love for Jesus whose birth we celebrate on Christmas.

Advent Retreat
St. Patrick's is organizing an Advent Retreat for all the families of our Parish from December 15th to December 17th from 5.30pm to 8 pm. The Preachers are the Redemptorist Priests, Fr. David, CSSR and Fr. Elangovan, CSSR. We sincerely request you to kindly make use of this opportunity to enhance your spiritual and family life. For further details please see the notice board.

Mission Sunday Fete - Jan 15, 2017
Mission Sunday celebration in our Parish will be on January 15th to raise money for the Missions. In this connection, we request you to kindly donate any items that you may possess, which are in good usable condition, but no longer required by you, so that they may be put for sale at the fete.

Nov 19, 2016
St. Peter's Zonal Mass - Nov 16th

St. Peter's Zone will have its zonal Mass on November 16th at 6.30 pm at St. Xavier Hall.

Mission Sunday Fete - Jan 15th
Mission Sunday celebration in our Parish will be on January 15th.

North East and Nepali Catholic Gathering
The Commission of the migrants and CRI Bangalore have organized a Bangalore North East and Nepali Catholic Gathering with the Archbishop of Bangalore on November 27th from 9am to 4pm at St. Joseph's Boys' High School, Museum Road.

Farewell to Deacon Martin SDB
Deacon Martin is a Salesian who has rendered his diaconate ministry in our parish since June. We thank him for all that he has done in our parish and we assure him of our prayers for his ordination and his priestly ministry.

Nov 12, 2016
Children's Day - Special Blessing for children on Nov 13th
In view of the Children's Day on November 14th, Monday we will offer a special Mass for our children on Sunday, Nov 13th at 8.30am. We request the parents to send your children for the 8.30am Mass for a special blessing.

Confirmation Photos
The Confirmation photos are available at the parish office. Our parish will give the children a group photo and one individual photo free of cost. Those of you who are interested in getting other Confirmation photos, kindly contact the photographer through the parish office.

Gospel Choreography - Nov 19th
In view of 175th year celebration of our Parish, the youth of our parish have organised an inter-church Gospel choreography based on the theme 'Mercy of God' on Saturday, 19th November from 4pm to 7pm. It will be organised in our parish hall. Those of you who are interested are most welcome for this cultural evening.

The Closing Day of the Year of Mercy - Nov 20th
On November 20th, Sunday the Door of Mercy will be closed at Infant Jesus Church, St. Mary's Basilica and St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. In our parish we will close the Year of Mercy with the Prayer of the Jubilee Year of Mercy followed by singing of the Magnificat after the post-communion prayer.

All Souls Day
A plenary Indulgence, applicable only to the souls in purgatory, is granted to the faithful who on one of the days from 1-8 Nov. visit devoutly a Cemetery or who simply pray for the dead. Praying for the Souls in Purgatory is not only an act of charity but also the Christian obligation as they are a part of the Church. Prayer for the dead is one of the greatest acts of charity we can perform. Our prayers help them during their time in Purgatory, so that they can enter the fullness of joy in heaven. We encourage our people in our parish to pray for their departed and offer Masses for the repose of their souls.

Liturgical Norms
According to the new liturgical norms announcements will be made from the ambo on your right hand side and the proclamation of the Word will be from the pulpit on your left hand side. The altar will be empty except with two candles until the breaking of the Bread.

Oct 29, 2016
Rosary Procession on Oct 31

October is the month of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. Therefore on the 31st of October, Monday we will have the Rosary Procession after the evening Mass at 5.30 from the old Grotto to the New Grotto.

All Saints Day & Kannada Rajyotsava - Nov 1st
On November 1st we will celebrate All Saints Day. This Solemnity recognizes the sainthood of many and their glorification with Jesus in heaven. This gives us the hope of reaching same destiny through their intercession to Jesus. November 1st is also a special day for us, because we celebrate Kannada Rajyotsava. As faithful Christians it is our duty to pray in a special manner for our Karnataka State, for our leaders and also for our people.

All Souls Day - Nov 2nd
November 2nd is commemorated as All Souls Day. The Mass schedule at St. Patrick's Cemetery for the All Souls Day is as follows: There will be a Mass in English at 11.00am and another Mass in English at 4.30pm, for our dear departed brethren. For more information kindly have a look at the Notice Board.

Important Announcement regarding the Cemetery
Due to acute shortage of space for burial at the cemetery, the Parish Pastoral Council along with the Parish Clergy, have taken a decision to henceforth allot only temporary graves for burial. Please note that all new graves will be only MUD GRAVES. These graves may be claimed by the family of the departed, only for a period of 3 years, after which it may be reused to bury others. However, there is also a provision of vaults in the cemetery where the bones of the dear departed may be preserved. All those who possess existing family graves will be allowed burial in the same grave. No new graves will be allotted.

Oct 22, 2016
Universal Mission Sunday

Last Sunday was the Universal Mission Sunday. The collections and your contributions will be sent for the spread of the Good News. The Mission Sunday envelops were already distributed to you last Sunday. So kindly be generous and drop your envelops along with your contribution in the dumb box. In our parish we will have the Mission Sunday fete in the month of January.

Rosary at the grotto on Oct 31st
October is the month of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. Therefore on the 31st of October, Monday we will have the Rosary after the evening Mass at 5.30 near the grotto.

Mass Schedule at the cemetery on All Souls Day - Nov 2, 2016
The Mass schedule of the Sacred Heart Cemetery for All Souls Day has been displayed on the Parish Notice Board. On All Souls Day, we will be having 2 English Masses at 11.00am and 4.30pm at St. Patrick's Cemetery. For more information kindly have a look at the Notice Board.

Oct 15, 2016
Faith formation classes for those who received the sacrament of Confirmation

There will be post confirmation classes for all those children who received confirmation last Sunday. Therefore we request the parents to send their children for the faith formation classes.

Administration of the sacrament of Confirmation on Oct 23
Next Sunday, the sacrament of Confirmation will be administered to the five candidates who were not able to receive it last week.

Jubilee Celebration - Thanks
We thank the Almighty God for having blessed us abundantly on the occasion of our Jubilee Celebration. His Excellency, Most Rev. Dr. Salvatore Pennacchio, Apostolic Nuncio to India and His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras, the Archbishop of Bangalore have congratulated the Parish Priest Msgr. C. Francis and his Assistants, the Parish Council, the parishioners and various associations of the parish. We thank all those who participated and made this celebration a grand success.

Oct 8, 2016
Blessing of the grotto

Tomorrow after the 11.00am Mass His Grace, our Archbishop Most Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras, will bless the newly constructed grotto near the central main gate on Residency Road.

Pilgrim statue of Mother Mary
This month is the month of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. Those who are interested to keep the statue of Mother Mary in their house and pray, please contact your zonal leaders.

Universal Mission Sunday on Oct 16
Next Sunday is Universal Mission Sunday. The collections will be sent for the spread of the Good News. Last year, our Archdiocesan contribution to the missions was Rs. 1,62,93,501.00/-, which was the second highest among the 170 dioceses in the country. St. Patrick's will have a Mission Sunday fete in the month of January.

Inter-church sports event
We congratulate our Parish youth for organizing the inter-church youth tournament and for winning the 1st place in the Basketball tournament and the 2nd place in the Throwball tournament.

Healing and Deliverance Service by Rev. Fr. Elias Vella on Oct 29th and 30th
Rev. Fr. Elias Vella, OFM, an official exorcist of the Archdiocese of Malta will do Healing and Deliverance through the Eucharistic Celebrations on October 29th at 5.30pm and on October 30th at 5.30pm at St. Joseph's Boys High School Hall, Museum Road. The programme has been organized by the Institute of World Evangelisation and the Light of Christ Covenant Community, in association with the BCCRS.

Oct 1, 2016
Arrangements for Confirmation Mass

On October 9th for the 11.00am Mass, all the rows of benches on both the sides till the middle of the church and four rows of benches on both the wings of the church be reserved for the confirmation children and their parents. Therefore we request you to kindly adjust yourselves to the available space or re-schedule your Mass next Sunday.

Inter-parish sports event
Tomorrow will be the final day of the inter-parish youth tournament in our parish which is being held at the grounds of St. Joseph's College of Commerce. The tournament will end at 6.30pm with the distribution of trophies to the winning teams by the chief guest. Therefore we request all of you to come and encourage the teams.

175th Year Celebrations
We are happy to inform you that this year St. Patrick's Church is celebrating the 175th year of its existence. We cordially invite you all - Parish Priest and his team, parishioners, well-wishers and friends - for this great celebration of our parish.

We have special Triduum Spiritual Preparations for the 175th Year Celebration:

On October 7th, Friday at 5.30pm, there will be flag hoisting followed by Holy Mass and preaching in Tamil by Rev. Fr. Raphael Kuthoor V.C., Director of Anbalaya Retreat Center, Denkanikottai.

On October 8th, Saturday at 5.30pm, there will be Holy Mass and preaching in English by Rev. Fr. Jose Vettiyankal V.C., Director of Logos Retreat Center, Bangalore.

On October 9th, Sunday at 5.30pm, there will be Holy Mass and preaching in Kannada by Rev. Fr. C. Peter, Manager and Correspondent of Sacred Heart Educational Institutions.

On October 10th, Monday at 5.15pm, there will be a procession followed by Holy Mass celebrated by His Excellency Most Rev. Salvatore Pennacchio, Apostolic Nuncio to India and His Grace Most Rev. Bernard Moras, Archbishop of Bangalore.

We request all of you who come for the jubilee celebration on October 10, to kindly park your vehicles at St. Joseph's College of Commerce ground and at Good Shepherd Convent ground.

Annual mini fete of the Little Sisters of the Poor on October 9
The Little Sisters of the Poor are organizing their Annual Mini-Fete on October 9th at the Home for the Aged on Hosur Road. The proceeds of this event will be utilized to provide medicines and for other expenses of the Home.

Sep 24, 2016
Feast of St. Vincent de Paul

On Sunday, Sep 25th, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul celebrates the feast of their patron saint, Vincent de Paul, in our parish. We wish them a very happy feast and thank them for all the good work that they are doing in our parish.

Retreat for those receiving the sacrament of Confirmation on Oct 9
On 1st and 2nd October there will be retreat for those about to receive the sacrament of confirmation on Oct 9th. The retreat will be from 9.00am to 4.30pm on Saturday and from 8.30am to 4.00pm on Sunday. Therefore we request the parents to send their children for the retreat without fail.

Inter-parish sports event on Oct 1st and 2nd
The Parish youth have organized inter-parish football, basket ball and throw ball tournaments on the 1st and 2nd of October at the grounds of St. Joseph's College of Commerce. The matches will begin at 2.00pm on the 1st and at 10.00am on the 2nd. We request you all to come and encourage the teams.

Sep 17, 2016
Telecast of annual feast of our Basilica
Today at 8.30 p.m. Chandana TV will be telecasting a 30 minute programme on the event of the Annual Feast of our Basilica. Hence we request all the faithful to view the glimpses of the Feast on the TV.

Sep 10, 2016
Administration of the sacrament of Confirmation on Oct 9th

Confirmation will be administered on the 9th of October by our Archbishop Bernard Moras, at the 11.00 a.m. Mass. We therefore request the children who have undergone the confirmation instruction classes to kindly submit a copy of their Baptism Certificate at the parish office by October 2nd.

175 years celebration of St. Patrick's - you are invited
We are joyful to inform you that St.Patrick's Church is celebrating the 175th year of its existence this year. We cordially invite you all - Parish Priest and his team, Parishioners, well-wishers and friends - for this great celebration of our parish.

Programme for the 175th Year Celebration
The detailed programme of the 175th year celebration is displayed on the notice board and is also available here.


Friday, 7th October: Flag hoisting at 5.30pm, followed by Mass and praise and worship in Tamil.

Saturday, 8th October: Mass in English at 5.30pm

Sunday, 9th October: Administration of the Sacrament of Confirmation to our children by His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras, the Archbishop of Bangalore at the 11am Mass. Mass in Kannada at 6pm followed by a movie on the life of St. Patrick.

Monday, 10th October: Pontifical High Mass at 5.15pm, celebrated by His Grace Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, the Apostolic Nuncio to India and several other bishops. We request you all to participate in these events in large numbers.

Advertisement rates for the Souvenir
The rates for advertisement in the Souvenir are as below:

Page Amount (Rs.)
Front Inner Cover 100,000
Back Cover Page 200,000
Back Inner Cover 100,000
Inside Full Page 10,000
Inside Half Page 5,000
Inside Quarter Page 2,500

Sep 3, 2016
Souvenir

We are happy to inform you that St.Patrick's Church is celebrating the 175th year of its existence, this year. On this memorable Dodransbicentennial year we have organized several programmes, one among which is the release of a souvenir. We request your encouragement and support through advertising in our Souvenir. Those who are interested may kindly meet the Parish Clergy. Also, those who are interested to write articles for the souvenir are requested to do so and to hand over the same to the souvenir committee. If any of you posses any historical photographs or other details about the Church, you are requested to give a copy of the same to the parish clergy.

Photographs for the Souvenir
All the pious associations like the Legion of Mary, SVP, Ladies of Charity, Youth, Altar Servers, Faith Formators, choir members will have their group photographs taken on the 18th of September soon after the 11am Mass, for publication in the souvenir. We request the members to kindly be present.

Contributions for 175th year celebrations
In view of the 175th year celebrations of our Church, we will be illuminating our church and making food arrangements. We request contributions from our parishioners. Next Sunday onwards covers will be given to you during the Masses. You are requested to drop in your generous contributions in the contribution box.

Book-fest at Pauline Book and Media Centre
The daughters of St. Paul will be organizing a book-fest at the Pauline Book and Media Centre, 21 Museum Road, Bangalore from 9th September to 19th September from 10am to 7 pm.

Canonisation of Blessed Mother Teresa
On Sunday, Aug 5, Mother Teresa is to be canonized a saint. On Monday evening at 5.30pm we have a special Mass followed by a video presentation on the life of St. Mother Teresa of Kolkata. All are welcome. Today there will be telecast of the Canonisation of Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata from 1pm to 4pm on Doordharshan, CNN and BBC. Kindly watch it.

Job opportunity
There is a job opportunity for those who have passed +2 and completed their graduation. Those who are interested may kindly have a look at the notice board for further details.

Seminar for youth on Youth in Social Media
On 11th September the Somascan Fathers are organizing a seminar for youth on Youth in Social Media from 9am onwards at Yuva Vikas. Lunch will be provided. The youth who are interested are requested to kindly attend this seminar.

Aug 27, 2016
Monti Fest Celebrations

September 8th being the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, there will be a special Mass in Konkani at 8.30am to celebrate "Monti Fest" at which the new paddy will be blessed and distributed. The sponsors are invited to sponsor the sugarcane, sweets and other items. The children are requested to gather the flowers for the procession of our Lady's Statue.

Parish Council Meeting on Sep 1
We will have the parish council meeting on 1st September 2016 at 6.15pm with regard to the celebration of the 175th year of our Church.

Souvenir
In view of 175th year of our parish, we will be releasing a souvenir and hence articles and advertisements are invited from those who are interested.

Aug 20, 2016
Community Week - Thanks

We thank all the Committee members, volunteers, youth, the parish council, Mr.Clinton and Mr.Clement for successfully organizing the Community Week 2016 celebrations. We thank all those who actively participated in these events.

Youth visit to TREDA Center
On Sunday, Aug 21st, we will have the parish youth day celebration and we request all the youth to attend the 11am Mass and then to visit the TREDA Center at Sarjapur Road.

Inter-parish Sports on 1st and 2nd Oct
The parish youth will organize inter-parish matches in football, throwball and basketball on the 1st and 2nd of October 2016 at the St.Joseph's Commerce College ground on the eve of the 175th year of our church. We request the youth who are interested in these games to register in the parish team.

Honouring the Students who have achieved Academic Excellence
Students who secured 80% and above marks in the SSLC and PUC examinations in the year 2015-2016 will be honoured on 17th September, 2016 at 4pm at St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral.

Aug 13, 2016
Community Week Dinner coupons

Community Week Dinner coupons cost Rs 50. Coupons are available with the Zonal Representatives. Kindly collect them.

Mass timings on Aug 15 and Flag Hoisting
Tomorrow is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and it is also the Independence day of our country. Therefore all the masses will be celebrated as per the Sunday Mass schedule. Flag Hosting will be after the 7.15am Mass.

Feast of St. Bernard, patron of our Archbishop
Saturday, August 20th is the feast of St. Bernard, patron of our Archbishop. We thank God for our Chief shepherd and exhort all the faithful to pray for his good health of mind and body.

Annual Jumble Sale at the Little Sisters of the Poor
On Sunday, August 14th, there will be the Annual Jumble Sale from 10am to 3pm at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 26, Hosur Road, Bangalore, for the benefit of their Home for the Aged.

Aug 6, 2016
Adoration timing rescheduled - Aug 12
On 12th August, Friday Adoration is re-scheduled to 5 pm as we begin our Community Week celebration with the Holy Eucharist at 5.30 pm. This will be followed by the Movie and popcorn programme.

No Faith Formation - Aug 14
Next Sunday on August 14th there will not be faith formation classes due to the community day celebrations.

Prison Ministry Sunday - Aug 14
Next Sunday is the prison ministry Sunday in our parish. Therefore the second collection will be used for the purpose of helping the prisoners and their families.

Evening Mass timing Rescheduled - Aug 14
Next Sunday, 14th August the evening mass is rescheduled to 5.30 pm to facilitate the Community Week's Variety Entertainment Programme and Community Dinner, and will be celebrated as the Community Mass.

Altar Servers needed
Our parish is in need of altar servers. Dear parents, kindly encourage your children to join the altar service to assist at the altar in offering the Holy Mass.

Celebration - Canonisation of St. Elizabeth Hesselblad - Aug 9
We are happy to let you know that the Foundress of the Bridgettine Sisters, St. Elizabeth Hesselblad was canonized on 5th June in Rome by Pope Francis. The Bridgettine Sisters who are in our parish would like to celebrate this event on 9th August, Tuesday, at 5.30 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Papal Nuncio, H.E. Salvatore Pennaccio will be the main celebrant. The Bridgettine Sisters invite all of you to join them for this celebration.

75th birthday of our Archbishop - Aug 10
Our Archbishop is celebrating his 75th platinum Birthday on 10th August. In view of this the Archdiocese has organised a Thanksgiving Holy Eucharist on 10th August at 5.30 pm at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. You are all invited for this celebration and the fellowship dinner thereafter.

Annual Jumble Sale at Little Sisters of the Poor - Aug 14
The Annual Jumble Sale will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2016, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Little Sisters of the Poor for the benefit of their Home for the Aged, 26, Hosur Road, Bangalore 560025

Jul 30, 2016
Teachers for Faith Formation
Our parish is in need of more teachers for faith formation classes. Those who are interested, kindly give your names and your contact numbers to the parish office.

Community Week Dinner
Community Week Dinner coupons cost Rs. 50. Coupons are available with the zonal representatives. Kindly collect them.

Participation in Community Week Games
Kindly give the list of participants for the games on the Community Day to the Zonal representatives by August 7th.

History of St. Patrick's Church
If you have the history and the old photographs of our Church, kindly give it to the parish clergy.

Thanks - Senior Citizen's Day
We thank all the organizers and the Senior citizens who participated in the program and the Holy Mass on the Senior Citizen Day.

Thanks - Visit to Old Age Home
We thank the youth who participated in the visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor, the Old Age Home on Hosur Road.

Marriage Encounter Weekend
Marriage Encounter Weekend will be conducted from August 12th evening till August 14th evening at the Monfort Spirituality Center on Old Madras Road. Kindly avail this opportunity.

Jul 23, 2016
Bible Study

The parish is organizing Bible Study on weekends in collaboration with professors from St. Peter's Pontifical Seminary. Those of you who are interested kindly register your names and email id at the parish office.

Receiving Holy Communion
The faithful are encouraged to receive Holy Communion on their palms by making a throne formation, that is by placing the left palm above the right palm in the form of the cross. When the priest says "The body of Christ," the faithful are expected to respond "Amen" with devotion. Kindly note, after receiving the Sacred body of Christ on your palms you are expected to consume it then and there before you leave. Last Sunday it was found some one carried the sacred host to their place. This is not allowed.

Annual Pastoral Visits
Our parish clergy will start the annual pastoral visit to your houses, kindly give your convenient timing for house visit to your Zonal Representatives.

Counseling Married Couples
The upcoming session of the COMPAS workshop series is scheduled to be held on July 30th 2016 (Saturday) at 9.30 am at The Brothers of Holy Cross, Bangalore. The theme of the workshop is 'Counseling Married Couples' and will be facilitated by Fr. Dr. Divya Paul, Former Dean, Dept. of Psychology and Counseling, Sampurna Montfort College, Bangalore. For more information on the workshop, kindly contact the parish office.

Jul 16, 2016
St. Patrick's Parish to honour Meritorious Students

Our parish will honour all those students who have secured 80 per cent and above in the recent SSLC and II PUC Exams during Next Sunday 8.30 am Mass. The deserving students are requested to meet the parish priest with a copy of your marks card within this week. They are also requested to be present personally to receive the award.

7th International Magnificat
On Saturday, July 23rd, Divine Retreat Center, Potta will conduct the 7th International Magnificat at St. Joseph's Boys' High School from 4 pm to 8 pm. We request you all to avail this opportunity.

Scholarships for UG, PGD and professional courses in Media and Management Studies
St. Pauls from Nagasandra provides scholarships of Rs. 10,000 for UG and Rs. 80,000 for PGD and more for the students who are interested in pursuing professional courses in Media and Management Studies. For more information kindly contact our parish office.

Fund-raising for ASHA Charitable Trust
On July 24th there will be fund raising in our parish for the education of the poor children of the Archdiocese of Bangalore by ASHA Charitable Trust.

Community Week
The community week celebration of our parish is scheduled to be held on 12th, 13th, 14th of August 2016. The syllabus for the Bible quiz for the community day is displayed on the notice board and on this website. We request you to kindly participate wholeheartedly. For more information kindly have a look at the notice board.

Jul 9, 2016
Mass Readers (Lectors)

Those who are interested to read the Word of God during the Holy Mass are requested to give their names to the respective Mass Animators or in the parish office. The names and contact details of the Mass Animators are displayed on the notice board.

Senior Citizen's Day
On July 25th, Monday, our parish is organizing a "Senior Citizen's Day" in view of the feast of Ss. Joachim and Ann, the Parents of Our Blessed Mother Mary. On 25th at 4pm we begin with games in the Mini hall, followed by Holy Mass and refreshments. The senior citizens are requested to give your names to your respective Zonal Representatives. The Zonal Representatives are requested to give the list of names to the parish office by the 17th of July so that necessary arrangements can be made. We request all the elders who are above 60 years to participate in this event wholeheartedly.

Zonal Mass
St. Thomas Zone will have their Zonal Mass on July 14th, Thursday at 6pm at the Bothers of the Holy Cross Chapel.

Jul 2, 2016
Mass Marriage and Thanksgiving Mass for 50th Wedding Anniversary

On 4th September 2016, St. Mary's Basilica in Shivajinagar will be organizing a mass marriage and a special Mass of Thanksgiving for those couples celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Those of you who would like to avail of this opportunity may kindly meet the Parish Priest. For more details kindly have a look at the notice board.

Jun 25, 2016
Zonal Mass Schedule:

DATE TIME ZONE PLACE
27-06-2016 6.30pm Marian Chapel of Daughters of St. Paul
30-06-2016 6.30pm St.Francis Xavier and St.Antony St. Antony's Shrine
04-07-2016 6pm St.Francis Xavier and St.Antony St. Antony's Shrine
06-07-2016 6.30PM St.Joseph Brigittine Convent Chapel
07-07-2016 6.00 PM St.Paul Loyola Mandir Chapel

Jun 18, 2016
Annual Feast of St. Antony, June 13th

The annual feast of St. Antony, co-patron of our parish, was celebrated last Monday with much devotion and prayer. We thank all those who put their hearts and hands together for the successful celebration of the feast.

Family Record Book
We request you to update your old family record book with the new ones at the parish office. Those of you who live in our Parish limits and do not have a permanent family record book are requested to have temporary one which will be handy in emergency situations.

First Holy Communion
Today we have the first Holy Communion Mass for our children at 11am. We thank Fr. Sunny Richard, Fr. Mac Donald, Ms. Juliana D'Cunha, Ms. Clara Alvares, Ms. Rohni D'Silva, Mr. Christopher Correya, Ms. Catherine Correya and Ms. Rosaline Farias for training the children for their First Holy Communion.

Marriage Enrichment Program, 25th June
The Marriage Enrichment Program is being conducted from 9.30 am to 5 pm at The Brothers of Holy Cross, St. Marks Road, Bangalore, next Saturday, the 25th of June. Couples who are interested are requested to benefit from this programme.

Youth Group and Choir
The youth who belong to our parish are requested to join the Youth Group and the choir. Those who are interested, please contact the parish office.

Service to the Church
Those who wish to render your service to the church as volunteers are requested to register your names at the parish office.

Jun 11, 2016
Visiting the Sick

There is an initiative to visit the sick in our parish and to pray for them. Those who are interested to have this prayer service and the visit of the sick are requested to give their names to Zonal leaders.

Altar Servers Meetings
We have altar servers meetings on every Saturday at 1.45 pm. Parents are requested to send their children for the meetings.

Awards for Meritorious Students
The Archdiocesan Board of Education will honour the meritorious students, who have secured more than 80% marks in SSLC/ICSE/CBSE/XII/II PUC Examinations. Eligible students are requested to enroll their names to The Secretary of the Archdiocesan Board of Education, 1st Floor at Pastoral Centre with the Provisional Marks card copy/internet copy duly attested by respective school authorities along with a letter from the parish priest.

Marriage Enrichment Programme
The Marriage Enrichment Program is being conducted today from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm at The Brothers of Holy Cross, St. Marks Road, Bangalore. Couples who are interested are requested to benefit from this programme.

First Holy Communion
Next Sunday 19th we have the first Holy Communion Mass for our children at 11am.

Drop-box for used text-books
Next Sunday there will be a drop box kept at the Church door to collect the used textbooks for the needy kids. Those of you who like to donate the used text books may do so.

Jun 4, 2016
Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Mr. Walter D'Sousa has been elected as the new president of society of St. Vincent de Paul of our parish.

Welcome to new Assistants and Regent
We welcome Fr. Bala Francis, Fr. Julian, new assistants and Br. David Kumar, the new regent to our parish.

May 28, 2016
Faith Formation

Faith Formation classes will resume from next Sunday. Parents are reminded to please send their children for the Faith Formation classes.

May 21, 2016
Catholic Wed Match

The Christian Employees' Co-ordination group is organizing the 25th Catholic Wed Match Meet program shortly at the Christian Workers' Center at Paalana Bhavan, Nandidurg Road. Parents who are looking for a match for their children may please register their names at the Christian Workers' Center. Contact details are available on the parish notice board.

150th Anniversary of the handing over of the Icon of our Mother of Perpetual Help
The Redemptorist Fathers and Brothers are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the handing over of the icon of our Mother of Perpetual Help by Pope Pius IX with the mandate to "make her known" throughout the world. In this connection the Redemptorists are organizing an evening of Marian music at the Holy Ghost church on Saturday 4th June after the evening mass. There will be a short explanation of the icon followed by a concert which will be performed by a classical choir from Mumbai. The faithful are invited to attend this evening of Marian music. The same choir will perform in our parish on Sunday 5th June 2016.

St. Patrick's Educational Institutions
Admissions are open to St. Patrick's Educational Institutions for the ITI and Pre-university College for those children who have passed their 10th Standard exams, and for school drop-outs at the Community College. Details of courses offered are available on the parish notice board and school notice board.

St. John's Medical College Hospital
St. John's Medical College Hospital is offering a variety of certificate courses related to hospital management and training of technicians in various fields. Those interested to apply for these courses may please see the notice board for further details.

Annual Feast of St. Antony June 13th
The annual feast of St. Antony, co-patron of our parish, will be celebrated as in the past years on Monday 13th June with much solemnity and devotion. The detailed program will be displayed on the notice board. Flag hoisting will be on Friday 10th June at 6:00pm followed by Holy Mass. Sponsors are invited to cover the cost of decorations, lighting, band, food, flowers, etc. we request you to please come forward generously.

Transfers
We wish to inform you that His Grace, the Archbishop, has transferred our two assistant priests Fr. Mac Donald and Fr. Sunny. Fr. Mac Donald is appointed as the Parish Priest of St. Francis Xavier's Church, Somanahalli and Manager of St. Francis Xavier's School. Fr. Sunny is being sent for higher studies. He will be doing his Master's in Family Studies in Kerala. Let us wish them all the best in their new assignments and thank them sincerely for all their valuable services in our parish. May God bless them and their good work. Next Sunday we will give them the official farewell.

Feast of Corpus Christi (Body and Blood of Christ)
Next Sunday is the feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ. Our Liturgy Committee is organizing a 12-hour adoration from 6:00am to 6:00pm at the Adoration Chapel. Hourly slots have been allotted to various groups of our parish to conduct the Holy Hour. We request our parishioners to spend at least one hour before the Eucharistic Lord and experience His unconditional love, mercy and blessings in this year of Mercy.

Rosary Devotion on 31st of May
To close the Marian Devotion in this month of May there will be a special recitation of the Rosary in front of the grotto on 31st May at 6:00pm after the Evening Mass. We request the faithful to attend.

Corporal Work of Mercy
In this Year of Mercy our Holy Father Pope Francis encourages us to undertake some corporal works of mercy. In view of this St. Patrick's Church has decided to help a village called Theresapura which is near Kanakapura. The farmers here are affected by drought. This has resulted in the farmers' doing menial work outside the village instead of cultivation. This has led to hunger and suffering. Therefore to help these farmers who depend solely on the monsoon for cultivation, St. Patrick's Church has come forward to offer an alternative by digging a borewell for them. This will help the farmers to be self employed and regain their livelihood. This decision was taken in consultation with the parish priest and members of the village. The project is expected to cost over Rs. 1 Lakh and we request you to kindly come forward to contribute generously to help our farmers to feed themselves.

May 7, 2016
Marian Devotions

During this month of May which is specially dedicated to our Mother Mary we encourage every family to pray the Rosary daily at home. The Rosary will also be recited every afternoon before the 1:15pm Mass and every evening between Monday to Thursday after the 5:30pm Mass, in the Church. We request as many of you as possible to be a part of this Rosary prayer. To conclude the Rosary devotion this month, there will be special community recitation of the Rosary in front of the Grotto on 31st May at 6.00pm after the evening Mass. We request that you make a special effort to be present at this recitation of the Rosary to honor our Blessed Mother and seek her blessings.

Pentecost - A Special Night Vigil
The Bangalore Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (BCCRS), Archdiocese of Bangalore, is organizing a multi-lingual Night Vigil on the theme "Consecrated Life and Family" on the Feast of the Pentecost at St. Patrick's Church premises on 14th May 2016 (Sat.) from 9.30 pm to 15th May 5.00am (Sun). Services in English, Kannada and Malayalam will be at St. Patrick's Church Campus, Konkani service will be at St. Joseph's Commerce College, Brigade Road and Tamil service will be at Sacred Heart Church, Richmond Road. We cordially invite all the Priests, Religious and Laity in the Archdiocese of Bangalore to come together to participate in this Night Vigil, and pray for our Archdiocese.

Feast of Corpus Christi - the Body and Blood of Christ, May 29th 2016
On the occasion of Corpus Christi which falls on 29th of May our Liturgy Committee is organizing a 12-hour adoration from 6.00am to 6.00pm at the Adoration Chapel. Hourly slots will be allotted to the various groups of our parish to conduct the Holy Hour. The schedule of timings will be put up on the notice board. We request all our parishioners to spend at least one hour before the Eucharistic Lord and experience his Unconditional Love, Mercy and Blessings in the Year of Mercy. The final hour of adoration from 5.00pm to 6.00pm on 29th May will be held in the main church and will conclude with benediction. The evening mass will follow at 6.00pm.

Mass Readers (Lectors)
Anybody who desires to read at the daily Masses or Sunday Masses may please leave their name and phone number with the Mass Animator. Training sessions will be conducted for those interested.

April 30, 2016
Cushioning of Kneelers in the Church

As you are aware the cushioning of the kneelers in the church is in progress. Major General George Lazrado, our parishioner has donated Rs. 50,000/- which will cover part of the cost incurred. Since the total cost will be around Rs. 90,000/-, we shall be grateful for additional donors towards this major expense.

Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis
The apostolic exhortation AMORIS LAETITIA written by our Holy Father on Love in the Family, after the recent Synod on the family is available for sale. We encourage every family in our parish to buy a copy of the book and benefit from the wisdom of the Holy Father and his advice to the faithful on the true joy of love in the family. For your information the book is available at St. Paul's book shop and Asian Trading Corporation.

April 23, 2016
House Blessings

Easter house blessings are almost complete except in St. Paul's Zone. If any homes have been left out in other Zones you may contact the parish clergy.

Hymn Books
The new hymn books are ready and will henceforth be used in the church. Kindly ensure that the books are handled with care. We sincerely thank Mr. Walter Fernandes for having sponsored the printing of these books. A few copies of the hymn books are available for sale. Anyone who wishes to have a personal copy may get the same from the parish office at Rs.100/- per copy. The same will be available from Monday, 25th of April.

Census Forms
During our home visits we have realized that many parishioners have not submitted their census forms. We request you to kindly ensure that your form is filled in and submitted at the earliest if you have not already done so.

April 16, 2016
House Blessings

Easter house blessings are continuing. Blessings have been completed in St. Joseph's Zone, St. Antony's Zone, St. Francis Xavier's Zone and St. Thomas' Zone. If any homes have been left out in these Zones you may contact the parish clergy. From Monday 18th April blessings will commence in St. Peter's Zone, Marian Zone and St. Paul's Zone.

April 9, 2016
Vocation Sunday

Next Sunday is celebrated as Good Shepherd Sunday or Vocation Sunday. The faithful are called to pray for vocations and motivate children for priesthood and religious life to serve the Lord. The collections taken during the mass will be sent to Archdiocese for the maintenance of Seminarians.

House Blessings
Easter house blessings are continuing. Zonal representatives will inform you about the schedule.

April 2, 2016
Prayer Service and Vigil for Fr. Tom

We are all saddened and pained by the gruesome murder of the MC Sisters and their staff in Yemen and the abduction of Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil Sdb, who belongs to the Bangalore Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco. Since his capture on 4th March 2016 we have no news about Fr. Tom from any reliable sources. However, we believe that Fr. Tom is in the hands of the abductors and we have to intensify our prayers and efforts for his safety and release. All over the world people individually and in common have been praying and expressing their concern for Fr. Tom. On 4th April, it will be one month since Fr. Tom is kidnapped. The Archdiocese of Bangalore is organizing a three-hour prayer vigil for Fr. Tom with Holy Mass and Prayer Service on 4th April from 6pm to 9pm in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Bangalore. We request you all to kindly make it a point to attend this Prayer Service.

March 26, 2016
Greetings

The Easter message is "Put the truth in the grave and it will not be there". Jesus, who claimed Himself to be the Truth was buried, but He rose again to prove to the world that He is truly the Son of God. May the Risen Lord bestow on all of you his choicest blessings of Peace, Joy and Happiness. May He walk before you all the days of your life.

Thanks
We gratefully acknowledge all those who assisted us in conducting the Holy Triduum so well: the Parish Council Members, Choir, Stage and Chairs by Mr. Benedict, Mr. David Lobo for supplying us with palms, James, Sacristan, Sisters, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers and Ushers.

House Blessing
As we have entered the Easter Season we would be beginning the House Blessing this Monday starting from St. Antony's Zone.

March 19, 2016
Palm Sunday

Today is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. Let us try to dedicate more time this week in contemplating and commemorating the great mysteries of our religion, namely the Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ and gain graces for ourselves, our family and our society. The English Triduum Services will be held at the St. Joseph's Commerce College grounds and the Tamil Triduum Services in the Church. The detailed program for Holy Week has been put on the Notice Board. The handbills are also being distributed.

Penitential Service
We will be having a Penitential Service in English on Monday 21st March, at 5:30pm in the church and in Tamil on Tuesday 22nd March, at 6:00pm at St. Antony's Shrine. Kindly attend these Masses and make the best use of these penitential services so that you may make a good confession before Easter.

Confessions
Priests will be available for confessions on Tuesday and Wednesday between 10:00am to 1:00pm and 4:00pm to 6:00pm and on Thursday between 10:00am to 1:00pm

Holy week Services
Maundy Thursday: The Mass of the Last Supper will be at 6:00pm
Good Friday: Liturgy of the Passion at 6:00pm
Easter: Vigil Service at 9:00pm. Easter Sunday, Masses as on other Sundays.

March 12, 2016
Palm Sunday
20th of March is Palm Sunday. We will have the blessing of palms before the 8:30am Mass at the parking lot, followed by a solemn procession to the Church. Blessed palms will be distributed outside the Church after the 9:45am, 11:00am and 6:00pm Masses.

Volunteers to help with the Patrician
The Editorial Board of the Patrician is looking for volunteers to help source articles for publication in the Patrician. Anyone who is interested to help may please contact Mr. Larry Furtado on 9945278765.

Volunteers to computerize Church documents
The Parish is looking for somebody who can help to computerize church documents, census details and other parish data. Anyone who is interested to help may please contact the parish clergy in this connection.

St. Patrick's Feast
There will be a special Mass on 17th March at 5:30pm on the occasion of the Feast of St. Patrick. Consequently there will be no weekly Adoration on that day.

Temporary Parish Membership
All students and working people who are living within the boundaries of St. Patrick's Parish on a temporary basis and attend regular services here, are requested to apply for Temporary Parish Membership, as per the rule of the Archdiocese.

Altar Servers' Meeting
There will be a special meeting for Altar Servers on Saturday 19th March immediately after the midday mass to plan and prepare for Holy Week Services.

Volunteers for Holy Week
As usual, we require volunteers to help during the Holy Week English Services to be held at the St. Joseph's Commerce College grounds. We request you to please come forward to offer your services. A meeting of the volunteers will be held next Sunday 20th March at 5:00pm at the council hall. You are requested to please attend.

First Holy Communion Classes
Classes for Children who are going to receive First Holy Communion in our parish, will begin on 1st May 2016 and go on till May end. The First Holy Communion Service will be held on 19th June 2016. Please register your names at the parish office along with your baptism certificate.

March 5, 2016
Election Of The Secretary Of The Parish Pastoral Council
We are happy to inform you that at the first meeting of the new Parish Pastoral Council, Ms. Wilma Pinto, Zonal representative of Marian Zone was elected as the new Secretary of the Council. The term of this council will be from February 2016 to December 2017. We thank Ms. Wilma Pinto for accepting the responsibility and wish her all the best during her tenure. We also take this opportunity to specially thank Ms. Rosaline Farias, who was the Secretary of the Council for the last 4 years, for her dedication, commitment and service to the Parish.

Washing Of The Feet - Maundy Thursday
According to the tradition of the Church, the feet of 12 chosen men are washed on Maundy Thursday at the Mass of the Last Supper. In order that the full meaning of this rite may be expressed to those who participate in the service, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, wishes to vary the norm from "men who are chosen" to "those who are chosen from amongst the people of God." In keeping with the role of women in the Church today, the Holy Father feels that women too may be included in this rite and requests all Pastors to choose from a larger group, in order to represent all sections of society - namely men and women, young and old, healthy and sick, clerics, consecrated men and women and the laity to make up the 12 apostles.

Therefore, we request the zonal representatives to suggest the names of 2-3 persons from their zone, so that we can suitably form the group as per the directives of the Holy Father. This will become a permanent change in the Roman Missal and the Holy Father reminds all Pastors to adequately instruct both the chosen faithful as well as others, so that all may participate consciously, actively and fruitfully in this rite.

24 Hours Adoration
Our Holy Father, Pope Francis desires that during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, we should observe 24 Hours Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in all Parishes around the world. In response to his request, as per the directives of the Archdiocese of Bangalore, our Parish has opted to have the Adoration on the 11th and 12th of March 2016 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on both days. Each Holy Hour will be conducted at the Adoration Chapel, by a special group from the Parish, and the faithful are exhorted to make every effort to spend at least an hour each day with the Eucharistic Lord. The timings of the groups will be put up on the Notice Board.

February 27, 2016
Faith Formation Classes

There will be no Faith Formation classes from next Sunday (Marh 6th) due to the forthcoming exams of the children.

First Holy Communion for our Parish Children
The First Holy Communion for the children of our parish will be held on Sunday, 19th June 2016. The preparatory classes for these children will be held in the month of May. However, the exact dates will be intimated later.

February 13, 2016
Lenten Mission

The Parish has organized a Lenten Mission for five days, starting from Monday 22nd Feb up to Friday 26th Feb 2016. The Mission will be preached by Rev. Dr. Ayres Fernandes. It will begin with evening Mass at 5.30pm, followed by preaching of the Lenten Message and will close at 8.00pm. Please do not miss this opportunity to enhance your spiritual life.

OP Shop Sale
We are very grateful to all the donors, the members of the Ladies of Charity and other volunteers who rendered their help and service so willingly to conduct the OP Shop Sale last Sunday. The amount collected from this sale will be added on to our Mission Sunday collection and will be sent to support the Worldwide Missions.

Induction of the New Parish Pastoral Council
The new Parish Pastoral Council will be inducted next Sunday at the 9.45 am Parish Mass. All members are requested to be present for the Mass at which there will be an oath-taking ceremony and a short meeting that will follow thereafter.

February 6, 2016
Timings of Masses on Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 10th is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lenten Season. It is a day of fast and abstinence. Kindly note the change in Morning Mass Timings for Ash Wednesday: 5:45am in English, 6:30am in Tamil, 7:15am in English. There will be an additional Mass in the evening at 6:30pm after the regular 5:30pm Mass. We request you to hand in by Tuesday evening any blessed palms that you may have at home. Parking on Ash Wednesday in the evening is also available at St. Patrick's School Grounds.

Lenten Fasting and Abstinence
All Catholics 14 years and older are to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and the Fridays of Lent. Catholics who are 18 to 59 years old are expected to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

The following devotions are suggested by the Episcopal Conference in this Lenten Season:
1. Attending Mass
2. Making at least a 15 minute-visit to the Blessed Sacrament
3. Reading the Bible for 15 minutes
4. Meditation on the Passion of the Lord for 15 minutes
5. Making the Way of the Cross
6. Missing Breakfast or any one meal
7. Making strictly vegetarian meals (avoiding fish and egg as well)
8. Giving 10% of one's daily earnings in Charity

Lenten Missions
The parish has organized a mission during the season of Lent for five days starting from 22nd Feb to 26th Feb 2016. It will begin with evening mass at 5.30pm followed by preaching of the Lenten Message and will close at 8.00pm. Please do not miss this opportunity to enhance your spiritual life.

Adoration
Kindly note that the weekly adoration will be moved to Thursdays instead of Fridays during the Season of Lent.

Stations Of The Cross
During the Season of Lent the Stations of the Cross will be conducted every Friday at 10:30am in Tamil followed by the Holy Mass in Tamil, 10:30am in Konkani and 6:00pm in English after the evening Mass. On Sundays we have a Short Way of the Cross in English after the 6:00pm English Mass.

Zonal Mass
There will be a Zonal Mass for St. Joseph's Zone on Monday 8th of February at 6:15pm at the Bridgettine Convent Chapel. Zonal Members are requested to attend.

January 30, 2016
Timings of Masses on Ash Wednesday

February 10th is Ash Wednesday. It is a day of fast and abstinence. Kindly note the change in Morning Mass Timings: 5:45am in English, 6:30am in Tamil, 7:15am in English. There will be an additional Mass in the evening at 6:30pm after the regular 5:30pm Mass.

Migrants
As per the direction of the Archdiocese, all the migrants residing in our parish limits are kindly requested to enroll their names and addresses in our parish office as soon as possible.

January 23, 2016
OP Shop Sale

There will be an OP Shop Sale at our Church on Sunday 7th of February 2016 from 8:00am to 1:00pm. A variety of items will be on sale at very attractive prices. The proceeds from the sale will also be sent to support the Missions World Wide.

January 16, 2016
Mission Sunday Fete

We would like to thank all the people who participated in the Mission Sunday Food & Fun Festival and made it a grand success. Special thanks to all the Volunteers and Core Committee Members who made the effort to organize, plan and execute the various decisions to make the fete a successful and meaningful event. We witnessed good participation and co-operation for the fete. Thanks to all.

Special Retreat for Married Couples
A special retreat is being organized for married couples by our NBCLC from 20th February to 23rd February 2016. The Married couples could make use of this opportunity for better understanding and to live a happy married life. For more information you may see the Notice Board.

Family Subscription
All the faithful are requested to pay their Family Subscription.

January 9, 2016
International Day for Migrants

On Sunday, 17th January, we have the celebration of International Day of Migrants at St. Joseph's Boy's High School, Museum Road starting from 9:30 AM till 4:00 PM. We request all the migrants who attend mass in our parish to partake in this celebration.

January 2, 2016
Crib Competition

The Crib Competition has come to a completion. The Judges had visited the homes of those who had registered their names in the parish office, as requested, to see the cribs. The results of the competition are as below:

First Place: Mr. Ryan Miranda
Second Place: Mrs. Veronica Mathias
Third Place: Mr. Ramesh
Consolation Prizes: Mr. C.K. Jacob, Mr. Deepak D'Souza, Ms. Shashi Christina, Mrs. C. Marisha Charis, Mr. Anthony E.T.

Mission Sunday Fete
Once again we remind you about the Mission Sunday Fete that we will be having on Sunday, the 10th of January 2016. With the view to extend our support to the Missions all over the world, and in order to make this event a great success, we seek your whole-hearted cooperation and request you to come forward and help by way of donations of food items, household articles, money, gifts for prizes towards games that will be conducted, volunteer your services and offer any other form of help towards this cause. Please contact the parish clergy to see how you can help. We earnestly request your sincere involvement in this parish event.

We cordially invite all our parishioners and all those who attend services at St. Patrick's Church, along with your family and friends, to come and spend an enjoyable day at our parish on Sunday, 10th January. There will be plenty of fun and food - so take a break, close your kitchens and relax away from home, for a good cause!

December 26, 2015
Mission Sunday Fete

Once again we would like to remind you about the Mission Sunday Fete planned for Sunday, 10th January 2016. With the view to extend our support to the Missions all over the world, and in order to make this event a great success, we request your whole-hearted cooperation and request you to come forward and help by way of donations of food items, household articles, money, gifts for prizes towards games that will be conducted, your voluntary services and any other form of help towards this cause. Please contact the parish clergy to see how you can help. We seek your sincere involvement in this parish event.

Confessions
Confessions will be heard on Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Thanksgiving
The Parish clergy whole heartedly thanks the ICPE mission, Prema Shanthi, Bread of Life, Catholic Enquiry Centre, the Daughters of St. Paul, the Donors - Mr. Cherian Rampuram and Mr. Mark Braganza, for helping and supporting us in making the Christmas evening programme a beautiful and meaningful one.

Dec 22, 2015
New Year Mass Timings

Thanksgiving Service on December 31st at 11.15pm followed by New Year Mass at 11.45pm. Masses on New Year's Day, 1st January 2016, will be as on Sundays.

Dec 19, 2015
Christmas Mass Timings

Christmas Midnight Service on 24th of December will begin with carol singing at 11:15pm and will be followed by the Christmas Mass at 11:45pm. The doors of the church will be opened at 10:00pm. Masses on Christmas Day, 25th December, will be as on Sundays.

Parking arrangements for Christmas Midnight Service
Parking for Vehicles on 24th night has been arranged at St. Patrick's School Grounds, St. Patrick's Complex and St. Joseph's Commerce College Grounds. Please remove your vehicles from the Commerce College Grounds immediately after the Service has ended.

Penitential Service
There will be a Penitential Service in English on Monday 21st December during the 5:30pm Mass and on Tuesday 22nd of December evening in Tamil at the 6:00pm Tamil Mass, in preparation for the feast of Christmas. Confessions will be heard during these Masses. Please make an effort to attend these services.

Ushers
All those who would like to volunteer as ushers on 24th night for the midnight service are requested to please give in their names at the parish office latest by 22nd December. We request you to please come forward to volunteer your services on 24th night.

Confessions
The parish has organized priests for confessions on 22nd and 23rd of December from 9:00am to 12:00 noon and from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and on 24th of December from 9:00am to 12:00 noon. Kindly make use of this opportunity to prepare yourselves for the coming of the Lord.

December 12, 2015
Christmas Tableau

Children who would like to take part in the Christmas Tableau on 24th night at the midnight service, may please contact Ms. Catherine Correa or Ms. Reji Danny.

Crib Competition
The parish is organizing a crib competition during this season of Christmas. All those who would like to take part in this competition may kindly give in their name and address in the parish office. A team of judges will visit your homes to view how meaningfully you present Christ's birth.

Welcome to Deacon Paul Raj
We are happy to introduce and welcome Deacon Paul Raj who will serve in our parish for a few months, starting now. Let us pray that his ministry among us may be truly fruitful.

Relief Funds for Flooded Areas
Most of us are well aware that the Chennai, Pondicherry and parts of Andhra Pradesh have been flooded due to heavy rains. Many people in these places are suffering and struggling even for basic necessities. The Archbishop has therefore decided to raise some relief funds to help them in their need and has called upon all the faithful to support this cause. Those interested in helping these people can do so by dropping your monetary offerings in the dumb box placed in the church.

Senior Citizens Christmas
The Christmas celebration for the Senior Citizens of our parish will be held on the 17th of December at 4.00pm at the Mini Hall. All the senior citizens are welcome for the celebration. Those who would like to take part in this celebration may kindly give their names to the respective Zonal Representatives.

December 5, 2015
Zonal Mass

On Monday, 7th of December, there will be a Zonal Mass for St. Peter's Zone at Xavier's Nilaya at 6.15pm.

Counseling Centre
Our counseling centre is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. You can walk into the centre or make an appointment by ringing the Parish Office and they will put you in touch with the counselor in charge of the centre. They will then assess your need and decide which counselor you should meet. Please do not hesitate to use this facility. Our counselors are experienced and trained. Complete confidentiality is assured.

Application Forms For Nursery Classes
Application Forms for the nursery classes will be issued at St. Agnes Higher Primary School for the academic year 2016-17 on Friday and Saturday. Similarly, Sacred Heart Nursery School will also issue Information Sheets to the parents for the Nursery Classes for the Academic Year 2016-17. Those interested may kindly see the notice board.

November 29, 2015
Season of Advent

Today we begin the Season of Advent. Advent marks the beginning of the liturgical year of worship. This season comprises of four weeks prior to Christmas. The intent of Advent is to prepare us spiritually for celebrating the birthday of Jesus. Advent helps us focus on gratitude and love for Jesus whose birth we celebrate on Christmas. During advent the faithful are invited to:

- prepare themselves worthily to celebrate the anniversary of the Lord's coming into the world as the incarnate God of love;
- make their souls fitting abodes for the Redeemer coming in Holy Communion and through grace;
- make themselves ready for his final coming as judge, at death and at the end of the world; and
- share his love with others by giving and forgiving

Mission Sunday Fete - Core Committee Meeting
There is will be a Core Committee Meeting for the Mission Sunday Fete on 9th of December at 6.30pm. All members are kindly requested to attend this meeting.

Year of Mercy
The Holy Father, Pope Francis announced the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy last year. This Jubilee will be celebrated from 8th December 2015 to 20th November 2016. The motto of the holy year of mercy, "Merciful like the Father," (Lk6/36) serves as an invitation to follow the example of the compassionate Father who asks us not to judge or condemn but to forgive and give love and forgiveness without measure. Many proposals are made in the calendar jubilee year of mercy by Pope Francis. We in the Archdiocese will be following this calendar of events.

November 21, 2015
Mission Sunday Fete

St. Patrick's Parish we will be organizing a Fete in the month of January to raise funds for the Missions. In this connection, we request you to kindly donate any items that you may possess, which are in good usable condition but no longer required by you, so that they may be put up for sale at the fete.

Census Forms
We remind all our parishioners once again, to kindly fill up the Census Form and return the same to the Parish Office or to your zonal representative at the earliest. There is an urgent need to conduct a parish census and hence the forms have been distributed. Please consider this reminder as MOST URGENT.

Nov 14, 2015
We will be having Zonal Masses as per the below schedule:

Zone Date Time Venue
Marian Monday, November 16, 2015 6:15:00 PM Daughter's of St. Paul Chapel
St. Joseph Wednesday, November 18, 2015 6:15:00 PM Bridgittine Convent
St. Thomas Wednesday, November 18, 2015 6:15:00 PM Holy Cross Father's Chapel
St. Antony & St. Francis Xavier Thursday, November 19, 2015 6:15:00 PM St. Antony's Shrine
St. Paul Thursday, November 19, 2015 5:30:00 PM Loyola Mandir

Nov 7, 2015
Parish Family Retreat

St. Patrick's Parish is organizing a Parish Family Retreat from the 23rd to the 27th of November. The retreat program will start with the evening Mass at 5.30pm and will end at 8.00pm daily. We sincerely request you to please make use of this opportunity to enhance your spiritual and family life. It is targeted towards every Christian family. For further details please see the Church notice board.

Oct 24, 2015
All Souls Day

November 2nd is commemorated as All Souls Day, when we specially remember our dear departed. There will be two Masses at the cemetery at 11 am and 4:30 pm to pray for all the departed souls. Special collections will be made at the cemetery for Mass offerings and maintenance of the grounds.

Important Announcement regarding Cemetery
Due to acute shortage of space for burial at the cemetery, the Parish Pastoral Council along with the Parish clergy, have taken a decision to henceforth allot only temporary graves for burial. Please note that all new graves will be only MUD GRAVES. These graves may be claimed only for a period of 3 years by the family of the departed, after which it may be reused to bury others. However, there is also a provision of vaults in the cemetery where the bones of the dear departed may be preserved. All those who possess existing family graves will be allowed burial in the same grave. No new graves will be allotted.

Mission Sunday
We thank you all for your generous contributions on Mission Sunday. There is a dumb box placed at the altar for those who would like to drop their contribution. There is a proposal to organize a fund raising event, by way of a food fest, for the Missions. The date and time will be intimated shortly. We sincerely seek the whole-hearted cooperation of the parishioners for the success of this event. Kindly come forward to generously do your bit for the Missions.

Oct 10, 2015
Pastoral Visit

In response to requests from the parishioners, the parish clergy will begin pastoral visits to the families of our parish every evening beginning from this week, starting with the Marian Zone and St. Paul's Zone.

The Civil Services Institute
This institute which is located on the second floor of the St. Patrick's Complex is conducting coaching classes for those interested in appearing for IAS/IPS/IFS/KAS etc. Special concession is offered for our catholic students.

Mission Sunday
Next Sunday, 18th of October, is World Mission Sunday. Special collections will be made for the mission activities of the church. Kindly be generous. All those who would like to contribute through Mission Sunday Envelopes can do so. The envelopes are kept at the entrance doors of the church. Please collect them when you leave the church.

Parish Record Book
Those of you who live within the boundaries of St. Patrick's parish are hereby requested to ensure that you have the family record book. Every family must fill in the census form and submit it to the parish office or to their respective Zonal Representative.

Lectors and Choir Members
Those of you interested to read the word of God during the holy Mass or join the choirs may please contact the Mass Animators of the particular Mass. Please click here for contact details of the Mass Animators...

October 3, 2015
Mini Fete at the Little Sisters of the Poor

The Annual Fund Raising Mini Fete at the Little Sisters of the Poor, Home for the Aged on Hosur Road will be held on 11th of October 2015 from 9.30am to 5.00pm. You are requested to kindly patronize the stalls.

Workshop Series on Building a Healthy Family
On Saturday, October 10th, Fr. Morisette from the Holy Cross Fathers will conduct a program on the "Faith Formation of Children in the Family" as well as "Family Prayer". The Program will take place at the Brothers of Holy Cross, St. Mark's Road, from 9.30am to 5.30pm. The purpose of the sessions is to help the parents become familiar with the different ways of helping their children grow in the faith and pray in the family. For further details please see the notice board.

September 26, 2015
Month of the Holy Rosary

October is the month of the Holy Rosary. All the faithful are exhorted to recite the Holy Rosary every day, especially in your families. Those who would like to have the statue of Our Lady may contact your respective Zonal Leaders. Please click here to get the contact details of your Zonal Representatives.

September 19, 2015
Daily Recitation of the Rosary

Every weekday we have a tradition of reciting the rosary after the evening mass. We invite those of you who find it difficult to join your family in praying the rosary and all others who are interested to join us in reciting the rosary as one catholic parish family.

Eucharistic Adoration
Every Friday, after the evening Mass, we have 45 minutes of Eucharistic Adoration. We encourage you to come and spend this special time before the Eucharistic Lord to receive his blessings.

September 5, 2015
Census:

A New Census Form has been prepared by the parish office in order to help us update our records. We request that every family complete the census form, which will be distributed by the Zonal Representatives. The completed form can be handed over to the priest when he comes to your home for his pastoral visit which will begin shortly.

August 29, 2015
Altar Servers' Ministry

The Altar Servers' Ministry is a special one in the Catholic Church. Other than priests and deacons, no one else is allowed to so closely play a part in the preparation of the Eucharist. When you serve the priests and deacons, you serve the People of God, and above all, you serve Christ. Unfortunately, many times at St. Patrick's, the priest has to manage on his own at the Altar due to lack of Altar Servers. We therefore earnestly request the parents to encourage your children to come forward to serve at the Altar. The meeting for Altar Servers is held every Saturday at 1:45pm after the Mid-day Mass. The meeting will last approximately 45 minutes. Those interested may kindly contact Fr. Mac Donald Fernandis at +91 89712 16787.

Monthi Fest
Tuesday being the Feast of the Nativity of BVM there will be a special Mass in Konkani at 8.30 am to celebrate the "Monthi Fest", at which the new paddy will be blessed and distributed.

Society of St. Vincent De Paul
Starting this month, the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, will be making an outdoor collection on the 2nd Sunday of each month for their charitable works. Kindly donate generously towards this cause.

August 29, 2015
St. Patrick's Youth

St. Patrick's Youth (SPY) has decided to take a few steps to increase their members. SPY has also planned to help the children of St. Patrick's Boys Home in dance, music, computers and musical instruments. The objectives of the youth group are focused on psycho-spiritual development, service to the Church and society. This Sunday, the members of the youth group will distribute forms after every mass. The youth are requested to kindly fill in these forms.

August 15, 2015

Archbishop's Feast Day
Thursday, 20th of August is the feast of St. Bernard, patron of our Archbishop. We thank God for our Chief Shepherd and exhort all the faithful to pray for his good health of mind and body.

Community Day
We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to all the generous persons who tirelessly worked for the community weekend celebrations Our special thanks to the Parish Council Secretary and members, members of various pious associations, volunteers, choir members, musicians and singers, sacristans, altar servers and ushers.

Counseling
Our Counselors are available for consultation at our counseling centre on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. All those in need of counseling may please contact the parish office for appointments.

B.B.M.P. Elections
We the Metropolitan City of Bangalore are well aware of the forthcoming BBMP Elections to be on Saturday, 22nd August in Bengaluru. Voting is our right and choosing the right candidate to serve the people is our incumbent Christian duty. All of us should take it seriously and exercise our franchise in the right spirit.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a pious association in the Church through it reaches out to the poor, widows and orphans and helps them financially and materially by providing rice, clothes, groceries etc to support their daily living. We have this association in our Parish too, but it has only a few members. We would like to revive this pious association and therefore request you to come forward to join this association in reaching out to the poor people in our parish.

Jul 18, 2015
Community Week

St. Patrick's is celebrating its Community Week over two weekends this year, namely 1st/2nd and 7th/8th/9th Aug 2015. The theme for the Community Week is "Joining Hands in Praise, Love and Service." The Parish Pastoral Council has designed a variety of programmes to suit all age groups and tastes. Please contact your respective Zonal Representative and participate in as many events as possible. Let's build a strong and vibrant St. Patrick's Community.

Volunteers For Faith Formation Classes
We need more faith formators to teach faith and morals to our children on Sundays. We would be conducting a training programme for those willing to teach before we allocate classes to them. We kindly request you to come forward and help our children to grow in the love of God and in their spiritual life.

Confirmation Classes
Confirmation classes for children wishing to receive Confirmation begin this Sunday. All those who wish to receive confirmation in October 2016 must register their names at the parish office immediately. Attendance at these classes is compulsory.

Parent's Day Celebration
We would be celebrating parent's day on Sunday the 26th of July. We have organized a special talk by Ms. Aloma Lobo, after the 8.30am Mass, on parenting styles. Ms. Aloma Lobo had served in the Family Welfare Center for 26 years. We request all parents to attend this session on parenting styles which will be addressed from a psychological and spiritual point of view. This session will last for less than an hour.

June 20, 2015
Welcome to Msgr. C. Francis
The installation of Msgr. C. Francis as the new Parish Priest of St. Patrick's will be on Sunday, 28th June 2015 at 6pm. The ceremony and the Holy Mass will be officiated by His Grace Archbishop Bernard Moras. All are welcome.

May 24, 2015
Honouring of Merit Students

The Archdiocesan Board of Education (ABE), as in the past, will honour all Catholic boys and girls who have secured more than 80% marks in 2015 SSLC/ICSE/CBSE and P.U.C. examinations. The concerned candidates are informed to send their applications by attaching the photocopy of their marks card to:

The Secretary,
ABE Paalanaa Bhavana,
No. 5, Nndidurg Road,
Jayamahal Extension,
Bangalore 560046

May 9, 2015
Transfers and Appointments
Fr. Sagayanathan,
the present Parish Priest has been transferred to Christa Prabhalaya Epiphany Church, Jayanagar. Msgr. C. Francis from Resurrection Church will take charge as the new Parish Priest of St. Patrick's on the 21st of June 2015.

Fr. Edward David, the present Financial Administrator of the Archdiocese has been appointed as the Manager/Correspondent of St. Patrick' Educational Institutions. He will take charge on the 2nd of June 2015.

Fr. Arun Santosh has been appointed as Associate Rector of Bhakti Bhavan, the Archdiocesan minor seminary and he will be succeeded by Fr. Sunny Richard from St. Anthony's Church, T.C. Palaya.

May 2, 2015
Archbishop Bernard Moras Appeals for the Earthquake Victims

Archbishop Bernard Moras has expressed his deep sympathy for the earthquake victims and their families and all those who have suffered injuries or lost their belongings due to this natural disaster in the northern parts of India and several parts of Nepal. He has appealed to all clergy, pastors, religious men and women, and the Christian faithful in the Archdiocese of Bangalore and all over Karnataka, and people of good will in the State to come forward to exercise charity, solidarity and provide generous financial assistance, and requested them to conduct special prayer services in all the churches, religious communities and institutions during the coming week, and to give financial assistance to help the earthquake victims in India and Nepal. He has announced that

A special goodwill collection will be made on Sunday, 3rd May in all the churches and institutions for the earthquake victims of India and Nepal. Cheques in favour of "Archdiocese of Bangalore" and donations can also be sent directly to: Financial Administrator, Archbishop's House, 75 Miller's Road, Bengaluru - 560 046.

April 25, 2015
New Priest from St. Patrick's

We are extremely happy to announce the good news that after many long years, we have a priest ordained from our Parish. Deacon Sandeep Menezes of the Redemptorist Congregation, S/o of Fausto and Lalita Menezes of our Parish was ordained to priesthood on Tuesday, 21st April 2015 at this very Church by Archbishop Bernard Moras. We congratulate the new priest and wish him all the very best in his future ministry.

March 17, 2015
First Holy Communion Classes

First Holy Communion will be administered to the children of our Parish on 7th June 2015, the Feast of Corpus Christi. Preparatory Classes begin on 1st May 2015 from 9am to 11am and will go on for the whole month of May. The classes will be held at the Mini Hall. Attendance at these Classes is compulsory. Please register your child's name along with the Baptism Certificate at the Parish Office.