Parish Pastoral Council
Confession Time etc
Pope Francis warmly welcomed the "24 Hours for the Lord" initiative during his public audience on March 22, and urged all Catholic parishes to join in the movement.
Holy Week Programme (Palm Sunday (7-9 Apr), Chrism Mass (11 Apr), Maundy Thursday (13 Apr), Good Friday (14 Apr), Holy Saturday (15 Apr) to Easter Sunday (16 Apr))
Acclamation, ringing of bells, and incessant waving of white-yellow flags of Vatican City welcomed jubilantly Pope Francis pastoral visit on Sunday, March 12, 2017, to the local parish of Santa Maddalena.
"The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift" is the title of Pope Francis' message for Lent 2017 (1 March to 15 April).
The Apostleship of Prayer has published the prayer intention chosen by Pope Francis for February 2017.
Once a year, during Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Christians are reminded of Jesus' prayer for his disciples that "they may be one so that the world may believe" ( John 17.21).
Pope Francis prayer intention for January is for "Christians at the service of the challenges of humanity"
Continuing his weekly series of catechetical addresses on Christian hope, Pope Francis devoted his January 11 general audience to the "false hope of idols."
On January 1 "the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God" Pope Francis celebrated Mass in St. Peter's Basilica and emphasized in his homily that 'we are a people with a Mother; we are not orphans.'
The Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia has issued an official statement on video claiming to show Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.