Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

Orlem, Malad West, Mumbai 400 064

Parish Office Timings: 

Monday to Friday  :  09.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. &  04.30 p.m. to 08.00 p.m.

Saturday : 09.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. & 04.30 p.m. to 06.30 p.m.

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SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES

SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR : Fr. Michael Pinto
LAY CO-ORDINATOR : Michelle Pinto

SCCs are Small Christian Communities which have been around for 25 years in our Archdiocese and our parish. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Bishop Bosco Penha, and his team of priests and lay faithful.
The purpose of the SCCs is to provide all the lay faithful an opportunity to live their faith in the neighborhood - i.e.,  reflecting on the Bible, praying together, building a bond of caring and sharing, and reaching out in loving service to all, especially the needy.

The Structure of SCCs in our Parish
Our parish is divided into 8 Zones. Each zone further breaks up into Sectors (we call it communities). Some are smaller communities with 50 families and some are as large as with 180 families. For more effective involvement, the communities break-up into clusters for 10 – 12 families. Around 250 enthusiastic team of animators serve in 51 communities of our parish. The animators along with their parish councillors plan and executive programs for the different sections of our communities. 
The SCCs implement programs of various types: religious, socio-cultural, outreach, civic, etc. Many beautiful acts of love and mutual helpfulness take place all around the parish because of these SCCs.
Each Community submits a Quarterly Report of meetings and activities to the Parish Priest and the Archdiocesan Director of SCCs. The Reports are studied and each Parish receives feedback and response with evaluation, appreciation and suggestions, every Quarter. This ensures a clear two-way channel of communication.
Our parish is divided into 8 Zones. Each zone further breaks up into Sectors (we call it communities). Some are smaller communities with 50 families and some are as large as with 180 families. For more effective involvement, the communities break-up into clusters for 10 – 12 families.
Around 250 enthusiastic team of animators serve in 51 communities of our parish. The animators along with their parish councillors plan and executive programs for the different sections of our communities. 
The SCCs implement programs of various types: religious, socio-cultural, outreach, civic, etc. Many beautiful acts of love and mutual helpfulness take place all around the parish because of these SCCs.
Each Community submits a Quarterly Report of meetings and activities to the Parish Priest and the Archdiocesan Director of SCCs. The Reports are studied and each Parish receives feedback and response with evaluation, appreciation and suggestions, every Quarter. This ensures a clear two-way channel of communication.

SCCs have become a priority and have emerged as the main operating structure in all our Parish. People have come to open themselves to others. Liturgical services and socio-cultural activities in parishes have become vibrant and lively.

Community 1 : Baudi

Community 2 : Somwar Bazaar

Community 3 : J.B.C

Community 4 : Tank Colony

Community 5 : Lourdes Colony

Community 6 : Mithchowki

Community 7 : Evershine Nagar

Community 8 : Tamil