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.