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St. Catherine’s Home Visit

The morning of 2nd October saw around 26 kids of the GNC (mostly first holy communicant candidates), bright,charged and eager to climb on to that bus which would take them to The St.Catherine's Home at Andheri. Their mission was to reach out, meet and share with the...

Senior Citizens Bible Quiz 2014

The second of October (International Elders’ Day) became another day to look forward to and remember. On that day St. Peter’s Parish, under the able directorship of Fr. Errol Fernandes, saw ten parishes competing for the championship at the Seniors’ Bible Quiz...

Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary was conducted by the Good News Club during the evening Mass from the 30th of August to the 8th of September. Each day, a different class was responsible for preparing the liturgy according to the Theme for the day.  The focus was...

St. Andrew’s All-Bandra Zonal Contest 2014

Champions – North-West Zone (The North-West Zone represented the parishes of St. Anne, St. Vincent de Paul and a part of St. Andrew.) The  Poster Theme  Unity through Talent  for the 59th St. Andrew’s All-Bandra Zonal Contest was aptly chosen; the cover page of the...

GNC Celebrates Teacher’s Day

Teacher's Day is celebrated on the 5th of September. On the following Sunday - 7th September, the teachers of the Good News Club were given a special blessing and a token of appreciation at the 8am Children's Mass celebrated by Fr. Leon. We thank our teachers and Fr....

Presentation of The Our Father

On 31st August, the First Holy Communicants and Confirmandi candidates did the Presentation of the Our Father at the 8am Children's Mass. They were given a special blessing and a bookmark with the Lord's Prayer printed on it....

Faith Celebration for Stds. V & VI

On Sunday 24th August 2014, 16 children from our parish (class V & VI) participated in the Faith Celebration program held at St Aloysius School Hall (Mt. Carmel Church) along with children of seven other parishes of the Bandra Deanery. 218 children along with 30...

GNC Activities & Teacher Meetings

GNC Activities Children from Classes 5th onwards who attend the GNC are given an opportunity to participate in the Liturgy of the 8.00am Mass each Sunday. Post the 8:00am Mass, class sessions are held in St. Anne School premises for students of standard 1 - X, the...

Vianney Sunday Celebration

The Priest of our Parish were felicitated by the parishioners after the 9.15am Mass. Maxy read out a short speech which included the poem "The Beautiful Hands of a Priest" (you can view this on our Facebook page). Token gift envelopes were given to parish Fathers. To...

Celebrating 70 Glorious Year

The Ladies Sodality of St. Anne's is celebrating this year, 70 glorious years of its existence, with a 9 day Novena to Our Lady of the Assumption, their patroness, which commenced on 6th August with the celebration of the Eucharist at 7.00 p.m. each evening. The theme...

GNC Celebrates Vianney Sunday

The Good News Club went all out in showing their love and appreciation to the Priests of our Parish on Vianney Sunday - 10th Aug 2014. Immediately after Mass, there was a short speech by Sr. Rita Macwan. The Priests were then presented with gift envelopes and a...

2014 Parish Feast Celebration

Our Parish feast was celebrated on Sunday 27th July 2014. The Feast Mass was celebrated by the Episcopal Vicar of St. Andrew's Parish - Fr. Caesar D'Mello. Photographs from the Saturday evening Fete and Sunday dinner can be viewed below.  Photocredits - Judith...

GNC Treasure Hunt

Sunday 20th July 2014, saw the children of Good News Club search for and dig out the hidden treasures in and around St.Anne Church. The Hunt began with formation of teams like "Green Warriors", "Blue Smurfs", "Red Devils" and "Heart Attack". Each team assisted by a...

“PEACE” Committee meet

Six Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EOMHC) attended the special session on "THE EUCHARIST" organised by the "PEACE" Committee ( Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Committee) at Salvation Church Community Hall on Sun 13th July 2014 between 4 to 7.00pm. Bishop...

Fr. Clement’s Birthday Celebration

In addition to Sunday being the solemn feast of Corpus Christi, Fr. Clement also reached another birthday milestone. After Mass, parishioners got an opportunity to wish the birthday boy and enjoy some cake. Brutus too joined in the celebration. A few parishioners...

Prayer for Rain

Please join us in praying for a good monsoon season this year.

Installation of Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Communion

The Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Communion were installed at the 8.00am Mass on Sunday 22nd June 2014 being the auspicious feast of Corpus Christi by our Parish Priest, Fr. Clement de Lima. A prayer service was held during the Mass wherein all the Ministers...

GNC Catechism Classes have begun

Sunday 22nd June 2014, saw the reopening of the Good News Club Catechism classes at St.Anne's. The GNC as you know, begins with the 8.00am Eucharistic Celebration, wherein children are given an opportunity to read, participate and sing in the choir, etc. After Mass,...

GNC Teacher Training

On Sunday 8th June, Fr.Leon and Marylou jointly conducted a short training session for the teachers of the Good News Club (GNC). This included the teachers from prior years as well as those who have joined this year to dedicate their time and energies in furthering...

Malla Residents’ Cross Feast

The Malla Community recited the Rosary daily during May, at the Cross in the lane near Arthur Alvares’ house, which was well attended by the members. Berni and Sandra Fernandes who conducted the Rosary, mentioned various intentions not forgetting our housebound, sick...

Sherly Grotto – 100 years!

Over a century and a half ago, in Lourdes, Our Lady appeared to Bernadette. Fifty years later our Sherly Grotto was constructed by Rev J.I D’Silva and the St. Bernadette statue was donated by Mrs. Henriques at Sherly Square. This year marks 100 years for the Grotto...

Cross Feast @ Malla Plague Cross

The Plague Cross was constructed on the slope of Pali-Malla Road en route to the Pali Market in 1897 as a mark of Thanksgiving by the survivors of the Plague epidemic. The Malla Community organised the annual Cross Feast on the 24th May evening. It was attended by...

Cross Feast @ Fisherman’s Cross

The Cross Feast was celebrated at the Fisherman's Cross on the Carter Road Promenade on the 23rd May evening. It was organised by Margaret D'Souza and her family. This Cross was erected in memory of her late daughter, Rachael who passed on at a very young age. Rosary...

Cross Feast @ Pereira Cross

The Cross located behind Gannet Building on the Sherly-Rajan Road, had a celebration on the 1st May evening.  Organised by Louella Pereira and family, it was attended by around 25 parishioners from the area.  Rosary was conducted by Margaret Pereira followed by...

Walking Way of the Cross

Were you There On 18th April 2014, Good Friday morning, our parish team led by Dr. Elaine Charles organised for the first time an open air re-enactment of the Lord’s passion.   The programme began on time at 7:30 am where a large crowd gathered at the Church grotto to...

Easter Greetings

The Priests of our Parish wish you and each of your family members a Very Happy & Holy Easter. May the Peace of the Risen Christ be yours this Easter...

Way of the Cross @ Ambedkar Road/Pali Pathar Community

In this season of Lent, the Ambedkar Road & Pali Pathar Community organized a unique  Way of the Cross, on Sunday 23rd March 2014, which started soon after the 6 p.m. Mass, making its way from St. Anne’s Church along Pali Malla Road, Pali Naka, Ambedkar Road and...

LENT – Leave Every Negative Thing in your life

This Lenten season offers us another opportunity to change our lives. This year, our parish encourages us to make this change in three ways. These are through: Fasting and Abstinence Spending time in Prayer Reaching out to Others For each of these activities,...

GNC Annual Day Programme

The Good News Club wound up its 2013-14 session with their Annual Day Programme on 16 March at the AV Room of the St.Anne High School.An action song-hymn conducted by teacher Natasha was thoroughly enjoyed by one and all. This was followed by a few children from the...

Altar Servers Prize Distribution

As part of the closing programme for the Good News Club, children who had assisted by serving at Mass during the past year were recognized for their effort. Maxy Fernandes took the opportunity to hand over Certificates to the top ten altar servers who served mass...

Sunday with a Difference

It was a Sunday with a difference! One where people came together with a mission – To discover… to learn… to bond. Rather than spend a lazy Sunday at home doing mundane stuff, the various communities of St Anne’s Parish participated in an event titled ‘Discover...

Breakfast Mela by The Ladies Sodality

The Ladies Sodality of our parish hosted their second Breakfast Mela on Sunday 23rd February 2014, from after the 8.00 a.m. Mass, which turned out to be a great success.The Meet & Greet area, outside the church, was lined with stalls, selling all kinds of delicious,...

Sacrament of Confirmation Administered

On 16th Feb 2014, 26 young boys and girls from our parish received the Sacrament of Confirmation administered by Bishop Dominic Savio Fernandes assisted by our Parish Priest Rev. Fr.Clement de Lima at the 9.30am Mass. It was indeed a Spirit filled Eucharistic...

Celebration of Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes @ Sherly Grotto

A hundred years have gone by, over a thousand Rosaries have been recited and still people faithfully congregate, each year, on the 11th of February to adore Our Lady of Lourdes at our Sherly Grotto. Like every year, the Mass-n-Rosary began with the singing of hymns....

GNC Picnic

The GNC had its annual picnic on the 19th of January. The children met by the Church Grotto bright and early on Sunday morning at 7.30am. Fr. Leon and teachers Sunita, Marylou and Beatrice and Natasha stepped in as guardian angels for the trip. The journey to Gorai...

Thank you Jesus for coming into our Hearts…….

Twenty-One children of our Parish were preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist right since June 2013 with regular preparatory classes, a special Mass, intensive practice sessions and on 12th January 2014, twenty of them received Jesus for the...

Nativity Scene @ Malla

2014 YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST is the Theme chosen by the Malla Community for their crib which has been painstakingly put up on the Malla Cross which is in the heart of the village. Messages relevant to the Eucharist have been displayed on plaques around the crib. Do...

Mass for Sick & Housebound Parishioners

This evening a special mass for the Sick & Homebound along with the senior citizens was held at 5.30pm. It was a beautiful service with around 50 such parishioners in attendance. Fr.Clement preached a very comforting homily urging all those attending to feel free to...

Carolling around Rajan community

A group of enthusiastic parishioners from the Rajan community went around on the 22nd and 23rd of December spreading Christmas cheer in the community by singing carols. They also had placards with different messages for the...

Carol Singing at the Malla Cross

On 22nd December, the residents of the Malla Community comprising children, teenagers, adults (young and old) - gathered at the Malla Cross around 7 p.m. to usher in the spirit of Christmas. A surprise awaited for some of us as we saw a beautifully laid out crib...

Carols by Candelight

Our Parish Mass was rescheduled to 6 p.m. on 21st December to kick-start our Christmas celebrations right after the Mass. “Carols by Candlelight” has now become an annual programme. This time, however, it was held in the School Hall and not open air. The evening...

Senior Citizens Christmas Party

The Senior Citizens Club had their Christmas celebrations on the 8th December in the Kiddies Corner. Santa (played by Joe D'Souza) arrived from Lapland with a bang, loaded with presents for the Goldies. He got a rousing welcome and after doing his usual jig and...

Fr. Prax’s 60th Anniversary

The  Diamond Jubilee Sacerdotal Eucharistic celebration of Fr. Prax was attended by a large gathering of clergy, religious, relatives and parishioners. fr Prax was the main celebrant  alongside was Bishop Bosco Penha, Bishop Dominic Savio, Fr Clement., Fr Leon, Fr...

Sherly Get-Together

December 1st was the first Sunday of Advent, the season that marks the beginning of the church year. It is a joyful Preparation for the coming of Christ both in his birth in Bethlehem and on Judgement day. It was on this day we had one get together that truly ushered...

Feast of Christ the King

Hail Redeemer King Divine !! Priest and Lamb,the throne is thine, King whose reign shall never cease Prince of everlasting Peace On November 24th our Parish honored Christ the Universal King by spending a day in Adoration!! Beginning at 10am each Zone took turns in...

GNC celebrates feast of “Christ the King”

Sunday, 24th November 2013, marks the world-wide celebration of the feast of "CHRIST THE KING". The young children from standards KG to III were given a talk on the meaning of the Feast. This was followed with a hymn session. They sang: "The Time to be happy is now",...

Hope & Life Movement

On November 21st the members of the Hope & Life Movement from all Bandra Parishes met at St. Anne's Church. The Eucharist was celebrated at 5pm for the souls of departed spouses and other family members. Fr Clement was the Celebrant. He made the Eucharist very...