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Daily Liturgy

Wed, Oct 04

Reading 1: Nehemiah 2:1-8

In the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, when wine was before him, I picked up the wine, and gave it to the king. Now I had not been sad before in his presence.
The king said to me, “Why is your face sad, since you are not sick? This is nothing else but sorrow of heart.”
Then I was very much afraid.
I said to the king, “Let the king live forever! Why shouldn’t my face be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers’ tombs, lies waste, and its gates have been consumed with fire?”
Then the king said to me, “What is your request?”
So I prayed to the God of heaven.
I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your sight, that you would send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may build it.”
The king said to me (the queen was also sitting by him), “How long will your journey be? When will you return?”
So it pleased the king to send me, and I set a time for him.
Moreover I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the River, that they may let me pass through until I come to Judah;
and a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king’s forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the citadel by the temple, for the wall of the city, and for the house that I will occupy.”
The king granted my requests, because of the good hand of my God on me.

Psalm: Psalms 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down.
Yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
On the willows in that land,
we hung up our harps.
For there, those who led us captive asked us for songs.
Those who tormented us demanded songs of joy:
“Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”
How can we sing Yahweh’s song in a foreign land?
If I forget you, Jerusalem,
let my right hand forget its skill.
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don’t remember you;
if I don’t prefer Jerusalem above my chief joy.

Gospel: Luke 9:57-62

As they went on the way, a certain man said to him, “I want to follow you wherever you go, Lord.”
Jesus said to him,
“The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”
He said to another,
“Follow me!”
But he said, “Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.”
But Jesus said to him,
“Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce God’s Kingdom.”
Another also said, “I want to follow you, Lord, but first allow me to say good-bye to those who are at my house.”
But Jesus said to him,
“No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for God’s Kingdom.”

About the Church

St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangalore in India. Initially, Bangalore was the seat of the diocese of Mysore from 1886 to 1940 and during this time, St. Patrick's church in Bangalore was the cathedral of the diocese. When the diocese of Mysore was bifurcated on 13 February 1940 to form the diocese of Bangalore, St. Francis Xavier's church was chosen as its cathedral.

The first church of St. Francis Xavier was constructed in 1851 by French missionaries of the Paris Foreign Missions Society. Due to the huge increase in the catholic population, this church eventually became inadequate. Hence in 1911, the foundation stone was laid for a new church. This church was inaugurated on 26 May 1932, which would become a cathedral in 1940. Two new domes of the facade were inaugurated on its platinum jubilee in the year 2009. Bangalore archbishop Bernard Moras re-dedicated the cathedral to St. Francis Xavier. The domes had been constructed along with several other renovations. Though they were part of the original plan of the cathedral, they could not be completed due to lack of funds.

The cathedral's large compound has three schools: St. Aloysius', St. Anthony's and St. Rock's. There is also a Shrine dedicated to St. Anthony.


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Church Time Schedule

Monday, Wednesday & Saturday

Kannada: 6.15 am 

Tamil: 6.45 am

English: 6.00 pm

Tuesday & Friday

Kannada: 6.15 am 

Tamil: 6 pm

English: 6.45 am


English: 6.15 am 

Tamil: 6.45 am 

Kannada: 6.00 pm


English: 6.15 am, 9.45 am, 5.00 pm 

Kannada: 8.30 am 

Tamil: 7.15 am, 6.00 pm

30/04/2023 4th Sunday of Easter View

  1. February  22nd Ash Wednesday (A Day of Fasting and Abstinence)
    1. 6am Holy Mass in Kannada
    2. 7am Holy Mass in Tamil
    3. 8.30am Holy Mass in English
    4. 6pm Holy Mass in English.
    5. (Note: There is no way of the cross on Ash Wednesday)
  2. Stations of the Cross
    1. Every Wednesday at 5pm Station of the cross in English. 
    2. Every Friday at 10. 30am – Station of the cross in Tamil. 
    3. Every Friday at 5pm - Stations of the Cross in Kannada & 6pm – Mass in Tamil. 
  3. The dates for the First Holy Communion is fixed on 30th April at 9.45am mass by Mgrs C. Francis and following day being  holiday on the 1st may at 5pm Confirmation is administered by Most. Rev. Dr. Peter Machado.
    1. Classes begins for the same from 17th  of April onwards at 3pm.
    2. Please collect the registration forms from the Parish office and summit the duly filled forms along with the baptism certificate.
  4. Konkani Catholic Association, Bangalore has organized a day’s Retreat in Konkani on Sunday 26th February, from 9am to 5pm at Konkan Samudai Bhavan, Chellekere.
  5. Sunday’s offering amounted to Rs. 78,180/-Thank you God Bless you.

23/04/2023 3rd Sunday of Easter View

  1. Next Sunday, 30th April, our children will be receiving the 1st Holy Communion during 9.45am mass. The 1st Holy Communion is not a photo or video session. Kindly allow the children to receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit without any distraction.
  2. Tuesday is the Feast of St Mark, the Evangelist.
  3. Admissions to Classes Pre-KG to Grade I for the year 2023-2024  are open at Mount Carmel Central School, Palace Road. Please apply online.
  4. Next Week, Adonai Films is conducting a breakfast programme in aid of needy school children. They are having a fund raising concept in the form of sale of candles, stationery, pouches, writing pads etc.
  5. St Anthony’s chapel is under renovation. Kindly contribute towards the cause generously.
  6. For those who are interested in pursuing a priestly vocation, application forms for our Archdiocesan minor seminary are available through Whatsapp. Please contact the parish priest for further details. We request all the faithful to continuously pray for good vocations so that many young persons may come forward to serve the Lord as priests and religious. If you know of any good candidates for priesthood or religious life, kindly send them to meet the parish priest.
  7. Last Sunday’s offering amounted to Rs. 85, 278/- . God Bless you. 
  8. Br. Stephen R, SCJ, from our parish Benson Town,  as joined  Sacred Heart Father's of Betharram his Father: Late Mr. Raghu John and Mother: Mrs. Nirmala Mary, his Diaconate Ordination is on 31st May 2023, in Mangalore, by Most Rev. Dr. Peter Paul Saldhana, Bishop of Mangalore.

16/04/2023 2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) View

  1. The First Holy Communion & Confirmation students are requested to attend the preparation classes without fail on Sundays from 8.30am to 9.30am. From 17th of  April to 29th April, the timing will be 9am to 12.30pm
  2. St. Joseph’s Institute of skills at Fr. Briand Square, Mysore Road, offers a one-year diploma to school and college dropout students and economically poor students.  Hundred-percent job placement is assured after the course. Interested candidates may contact Fr. Deepak smm, Director. For more details, kindly see the notice board.
  3. St. Anthony’s chapel is under renovation. Kindly contribute towards the cause generously.
  4. St. Vincent De Paul Society’s last month’s collection was Rs. 23,404/- There will be a collection after every Mass today.
  5. Last Sunday’s offering amounted to Rs. 2,28,160/- . God Bless you.

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St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangalore in India.



Mr. Vincent -  9740186894 / Ms. Shamili - 9742779396 / Ms. Maria - 8951162703


Fr. Edwin - 9611637422


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