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Carbon Fast 2017

Feb. 23, 2017

During Lent, a Carbon Fast can honour God’s creation

A carbon fast challenges people to examine their daily actions and reflect on how they have an impact on the environment.  The carbon fast campaigns are designed so that, during Lent, people can take small steps to reduce carbon dioxide output with the hope of helping the environment and bringing the world one step closer to a sustainable existence.  The steps that we practice during Lent are meant to be continued so as to make the change lasting.

In India, a carbon fast has great meaning because so many in the country are not only aware of climate change but are already negatively affected by it, noted CSI moderator Most Rev. Thomas K. Oommen.

For Catholics and many others, Lent is the time when we remember the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness, facing challenge and temptation.  It is a time when we reflect on God’s purpose for our life.  Many take this opportunity to fast from smoking, alcohol or chocolates.

But this year our challenge is deeper, to take a carbon fast – to reduce the actions which damage God’s Creation; to reduce our use of petrol, electricity, plastic, paper, water and toxins.  Each Parish is allotted and invited to take small steps for a more sustainable world, and by doing so rediscover a different relationship with God, with Creation, and with one another.  Each Parish of the Archdiocese will plan a Carbon Fast on the day allotted to them.  The Archdiocese will have a Carbon Fast from Ash Wednesday 1 March to Saturday 8 April 2017.


Ash Wednesday, March 1
Cathedral Of Holy Name, Fort
Our Lady Of Health, Sahar
St. Ignatius, Jacob Circle

Thursday, March 2
Infant Jesus, Jogeshwari (E)
Our Lady Of Velankanni, Irla
St Joseph, Vikhroli

Friday, March 3
Our Lady Of Fatima, Ambernath
Our Lady Of Mercy, Pokhran
St. Sebastian, Marouli

Saturday, March 4
Our Lady Of Lourdes, Kalyan (E)
Our Lady Of Lourdes, Kalyan (W)
St. Peter, Bandra (W)

Sunday, March 5
Our Lady Of Fatima, Karjat
St. Francis Xavier, Mahad
St. Joseph, Mira Road

Monday, March 6
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Ulhasnagar
St. Dominic Savio, Wadala (E)
St. Francis Xavier, Vile Parle

Tuesday, March 7
Our Lady Of Fatima, Majiwada
Our Lady Of The Assumption, Kandivali (W)
St. Francis De Sales, Koparkhairane
St. Jude, Malad (E)

Wednesday, March 8
St. Francis Xavier, Kanjur
St. Theresa, Bandra (W)
Holy Spirit, Kalamboli

Thursday, March 9
Most Holy Trinity, Powai
St. Anthony, Saki Naka
St. Francis Xavier, Parksite
St. Joseph, Colaba

Friday, March 10
Christ The King, Borivali (E)
Mother Vellankanni, Cheetah Camp
 St. Anthony, Malwani

Saturday, March 11
Our Lady Of The Rosary, Goregaon (W)
St. Francis Xavier, Panvel
St. Joseph, Juhu

Sunday, March 12
Mary of Nazareth, Alibag
Our Lady Of The Immaculate Conception, Borivali (W)
Sacred Heart, Roha

Monday, March 13
St. Francis Of Assisi, Bandra (W)
St. Joseph The Worker, Bandra (E)
St. Thomas, Goregaon (E)

Tuesday, March 14
Infant Jesus, Ghatkopar (E)
St. Anne, Bandra (W)
St. Anthony Of Padua, Kalwa
St. Paul, Dadar (E)

Wednesday, March 15
Our Lady Of Health, Versova
Our Lady Of The Rosary, Mazagaon
Sacred Heart, Vashi

Thursday, March 16
Good Shepherd, Andheri (W)
St. John Bosco, Borivali (W)
St. Theresa Of The Child Jesus, Airoli

Friday, March 17
Our Lady Of Bethlehem, Dongri
Our Lady Of The Visitation, Nerul
St. Andrew, Bandra (W)

Saturday, March 18
Holy Cross, Juhu-Tara
Holy Family, Pestom Sagar
Our Lady Of Dolours, Sonapur
Our Lady Of Glory, Byculla

Sunday, March 19
Christ The King, Rasayani
Our Lady Of Lourdes, Orlem
St. Ignatius, Mandvi

Monday, March 20
Our Lady Of Lourdes, Uttan-Pali
Our Lady Of Victories, Mahim
Sacred Heart, Worli

Tuesday, March 21
Our Lady Of Fatima, Kirol
Our Lady Of Perpetual Succour, Chembur
St. Michael, Mahim

Wednesday, March 22
Infant Jesus, Dombivali
St. Jude, Jeri Meri
St. Vincent De Paul, Khar

Thursday, March 23
Nativity Of Our Lord, Kandivali (E)
St. Francis Xavier, Dabul
St. Louis, Dahisar

Friday, March 24
Divine Mercy, Bhayandar (E)
Holy Magi, Gorai
Our Lady Of Dolours, Wadala (W)
St. John The Evangelist, Fort

Saturday, March 25
Our Lady Of Good Counsel, Sion
St. Anthony, Tembipada
St. Joseph, Goregaon (E)

Sunday, March 26
Our Lady Of Health, Cavel
Our Lady Of the Forsaken, Ghansoli
St. Anthony, Vakola

Monday, March 27
St. Jerome, Kashimira
Our Lady Of Fatima, Sewri
St. Anthony, Dharavi
St. Lawrence, Wagle Estate

Tuesday, March 28
Our Lady Of Remedy, Poinsur
St. Stephen, Cumballa Hill
St. Vincent Pallotti, Marol

Wednesday, March 29
Divya Kripa, Khargar
Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel, Korlai
Our Lady Of Salvation, Dadar (W)
Our Lady Of the Sea, Madh

Thursday, March 30
Christ The King, Jogeshwari (W) - Oshiwara
Sacred Heart, Santa Cruz (W)
St. Pius The Tenth, Mulund

Friday, March 31
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Bandra (W)
St. Andrew, Chowk (Dongri-Chowk, Uttan)
St. Joseph, Kurla

Saturday, April 1
St. Anne, Mazagaon
St. John The Baptist, Thane
St. Joseph, Belapur CBD

Sunday, April 2
Holy Redeemer, Khopoli
Our Lady Of The Sea, Uttan
St. Anthony, Mankhurd

Monday, April 3
Our Lady Of Egypt, Kalina
Our Lady Of The Purification, Uran
St. Joseph The Worker, Mumbra

Tuesday, April 4
Christ The King, Shivaji Nagar
Holy Cross, Kurla
Our Lady Of Perpetual Succour, Manori

Wednesday, April 5
Our Lady Of Lourdes, Sion
Sacred Heart, Andheri (E)
St. Teresa, Girgaum

Thursday, April 6
Good Shepherd, Sanpada
Holy Cross, Lower Parel
Our Lady Of Nazareth, Bhayander (W)

Friday, April 7
St. Francis Xavier, Badlapur
St. John The Evangelist, Marol
Our Lady Of The Forsaken, Malwani Colony

Saturday, April 8
Holy Family, Andheri (E)
St. Blaise, Andheri (W)
St. Joseph, Umerkhadi

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