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Administrative Information
OUR OFFICE  :  Holy Family Church,
Chakala, Andheri (E)
Mumbai 400 093
India .
Tel: 91-22-2687 8542 / 91-22-2687 1912 / 91-22-2687 2133
PARISH OFFICE  :  8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. to 7:00p.m.
from Monday to Saturday
OFFICE ASSISTANT  :  Ms. Vitaline Serrao
PARISH LIBRARY  :  Spirituality, Better Yourself and Children books available during Parish Office Hours.
BOOKINGS  :  Parish / Ashankur Halls booked by the Receptionist, Parish Office (Only for Parish Activities and Programmes)

School Hall - Mr Victor Dias (School Office - During working hours)
MASSES  : 
Sundays  :  Morning 6.30, 7.30 (Konkani), 9.30, 10.30 & evening 6.00 p.m.
8.30 a.m. The Jesus Fan Club, Children's Mass in the Church followed by Sunday School.
Weekdays  :  6.00 a.m., 6.45 a.m., 7.30 a.m. & 7.00 p.m.
Konkani  :  Wednesday Novena Mass at 6.00 p.m.
First Fridays  :  English Mass at 1.00 p.m. and evening Holy Half-Hour at 7.00 p.m. followed by Mass. Other masses as on weekdays
ADORATION CHAPEL  :  Daily 5.30 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. (only for individual silent prayer. Group prayer is discouraged)

Confession
Every Saturday from 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. in the Church.
You are also welcome to meet any priest in the rectory on any other day.
 
Pre-Baptism
Co-ordinator     :     Mr. & Mrs. Frank Ferrao and Anthony Corriea.
Before the birth of your child the 'parents-to-be' have to undergo a 'Pre-Baptismal' Catechises, for which they will have to register at the Parish Office. These 4 session courses are conducted only 5 times a year. The course is compulsory. To get your child baptised, register your name at the Parish Office soon after the birth of your child.

Baptisms conducted on all Sundays after the 10.30a.m.
and during the 10.30 a.m. Mass on 5th Sunday.
 
Adult Baptism
(Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
Co-ordinator     :     Anthony Corriea.
This is an official program of catechesis for those adults who wish to be baptised. This program which includes weekly classes and sharings, starts in June and ends with baptism on Easter Sunday. Meet the priest in charge in June.
These classes are on every Tuesday in Parish Hall at 7.00 p.m. onwards.
 
First Holy Communion
Co-ordinator     :     Fr. Leo S.J.
For those who are in the 4th standard. Please register at the Parish Office at the beginning of June. Classes are held ever Sunday after children's Mass. First Holy Communion Mass is usually held on the first Sunday or Saturday of January. There are also special classes held during the Diwali vacations which are compulsory.
 
Confirmation
Co-ordinator     :     Fr. Gerard S.J.
For those who are in the first year Junior College, please register at the Parish Office at the end of May. At our parish, Confirmation is usually held in December. Classes are held once a week from June to December. Attendance is compulsory.
 
Marriages
Co-ordinator     :     Priest on duty
Those intending to get married should :
  • Do one of the Marriage Course organised officially for the Diocese atleast six months before the marriage
  • Meet any priest of the parish at least 3 months before the wedding to have enough time for the necessary papers to be done
  • Marriages are not allowed to take place on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Marriages during Lent, especially on Sundays are STRONGLY DISCOURAGED and to a lesser degree during the season of Advent.
Please note : No single couple Weddings are guaranteed at our Church.
(Timings: 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sundays; 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays excluding Wednesdays) .
 
Sick Calls
Co-ordinator     :     Priest on duty
When someone falls sick and needs the sacrament of Anointing. Please contact the Parish Office or get in touch with the Priest-on-duty.

 
Funerals
Co-ordinator     :     Priest on duty
When there is a death in the family and funeral arrangements have to be made, please contact the Priest-on-Duty. Get the death certificate from the doctor, the Burial Certificate from the Municipality and make arrangements with the Undertaker.
 
Cemetry
Co-ordinator     :     Parish Priest
For exhumation from temporary graves and transfer of the remains to niches (after a period of 18 months), the parish should be informed before the lapse of the above-mentioned period, failing which the grave will be made available for other burials.