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CHURCH NOTICES- 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT- 13TH DECEMBER, 2020



1. SECOND COLLECTION: Today, being the Second Sunday of the month, there will be a second collection towards seminary fund.


2. Next Saturday from 10 am to 12 noon, we will have THE CLEANING OF THE CHURCH.  All those who can come, kindly join for this.


3. On 18th and 19th of December, priests will be available for the sacrament of confession from 5 pm to 7 pm.


4. ANTICIPATED CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE: Due to the situation created by Covid-19 Pandemic, we will not have the usual Midnight Service at Cathedral this year.  Instead, we will have anticipated Christmas Mass on 24th evening, in the Church. Hindi Mass will be at 6.00 pm and Mass in English will be at 8.00 pm. Kindly note: There will not be 1.00 pm mass on 24th December.


5. CHRISTMAS DAY MASS SCHEDULE:  On 25th of December, we will have four Masses in Cathedral as follows:  7.00 am in Malayalam, 9.00 am in English, 10.30 am in Hindi and at 11.45 am in English.  There will not be any mass in the evening on 25th of December.


6. KINDLY NOTE: on 24th and 25th of December, limited entry will be allowed on the basis of Online Registration only.  The Main Gate of the Church will remain closed. Visitors will not be allowed to visit the Church on 24th evening and on the Christmas Day.  Entry for the Masses will be from St. Columba’s School Gate at Bhai Veer Singh Marg. Registration link for masses on 24th and 25th December, 2020 will be shared through WhatsApp and also will be posted at the Cathedral Website. For more details, kindly look at the Notice Board or the Cathedral Calling.


7. ONLINE COMPETITIONS: In view of Christmas, various online competitions like Crib competition, Essay writing and Carol-Singing competition is organized. 


CRIB COMPETITION: The Crib Competition is for all the Parishioners. You are encouraged to prepare Crib at Home and send two photographs and one video of the Crib to the Cathedral email-id “sacredheartcathedralnewdelhi@gmail.com”.  Please register your participation at the Help Desk.


CAROL SINGING COMPETITION: Carol Singing competition is only for the Catechism Children.  All the participants can sing a Carol song either in Hindi or in English and record a video of it and send it to the Cathedral email-id.


ESSAY COMPETITION:  Essay competition is open for all the parishioners. The topic for the competition is “CHRISTMAS – A REASON FOR HOPE DURING COVID SEASON”.  The essay can be of 2000 to 2500 words.  Submit your essays to cathedral email-id.  For all these competitions, the Last Date for submission is 22nd of December. 


8. SPONSORS FOR CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: -All those who would like to sponsor cake, coffee and snacks for the ‘Christmas services’ may kindly do so by making your contribution at the help desk.


Fr. Lawrence PR

Parish Priest.