Sunday, November 22, 2009

Novena & Feast of St. Francis Xavier

Novena & Feast of St. Francis Xavier - Bahrain

The Goan Community of Bahrain will have the opportunity to attend and pray togather in Konkani as the Sacred Heart Church, Bahrain has made arrengements to conduct the Novenas and feast of St. Francis Xavier (Geoncho Saib) with a priest from Goa.

Fr. Rico Fernandes, will arrive into Bahrain to preach during the Novenas begining on November 24. There will be Rosary and singing of litany in Latin, half an hour before the mass everyday. The mass on Tuesday, November 24 will be at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Hall. For the timings and full schedule of 9 days, parishioners may refer the church notice board.

Those who intend to offer masses during the Novenas may contact Francis Correia
(39659539), GR Crasto (39083239) or Hilary Tellis (39222348). The feast mass on December 3, will be at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Hall and is offered by Young Goans Club. St. Francis Xavier is the patron saint of the club, and the club has been celebrating this feast coinciding with the Annual Day of the Club for the past 55 years.

The club has also announced a get togather of members and their families as a part of this celebrtation, soon after the feast mass on December 3. The event takes place at Baan Saeng Thai Restaurant auditorium, in Adliya and live band 'Night Shades' will be in attendance.

(GR Crasto)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009



Goan Overseas Association (G.O.A Maroons) who were recently crowned the KIFF League Champions for season 2008-2009 for the (late) J.P. D’Mello Memorial Rolling Trophy in the KIFF Silver Jubilee anniversary year, will be traveling to Bahrain to participate in an Exhibition Soccer Match with a Goan Selection on the 12th of November 2009, the match has been organized by the Bahrain Goans League Committee (under the patronage of Young Goans Club) and will be played at the Al Wehda Club, Gudaibiya at 9:00 pm.

G.O.A is one of the oldest Goan association in Kuwait, and recently celebrated their annual Thanksgiving mass at the Holy Family Cathedral in honor of Blessed Jose Vaz followed by a get-together at the residence of the President, Raymond D’Sa.

The Association has also announced the annual X’Mas Tree Program (Let's be Friends) to be held at the Asia Asia Restaurant (Kuwait city) on the 4th of December 2009. As always, the day time program will include the grand entry of Santa Claus, gifts for children, buffet and Novelty dance. For reservations and more details please check the website :