Inspired by the life and example of Mother Veronica, the Carmelite sisters reach out to the people, particularly the youth through education and faith formation in schools, colleges, welfare centres, etc. by employing formal and non-formal techniques.

Bahrain (Centrally Governed House)

Our main apostolate is Education – the running of Sacred Heart School, which is an international, multinational English medium school preparing students for the London G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination. LKG classes are conducted in Manama (Sacred Heart Church premises) and Prep to Senior 5 classes are conducted at Sacred Heart School, Isa Town.

The Education and Faith Formation of Youth and children through Catechism and Catechetics, is our priority. All of us are engaged in the teaching of Christian religion at Sacred Heart School (2¼ hours a week). We have 71% Christians in our school out of which 60% are Roman Catholics. We also prepare Senior 5 students to appear for O level Religion paper (Christian Religion and Morality).

Sisters prepare the children for First Holy Communion and for the Sacrament of Confirmation in school. This year we had children’s mass on Saturdays where we helped the children in the participation of the Eucharist in a better way. They were also prepared for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Christmas, Diwali, Foundress’ Day and National Days are celebrated with assemblies. Christmas Party is organized annually for the senior section. Besides we have the Awards Day and Sports Day held annually. Fun day was organized for the entire school for the last two years. Our students have participated in interschool competitions and have come out with flying colours bringing laurels to the school.

Social concern is developed in students through outreach programmes – visit to the home for the aged and orphanage.

All the sisters are actively involved in the parish work. Supervising sacristy work when required. Coordinating the activities of Youtheens - attending meetings when required, helping and guiding them, attending to the Bengali group of adults, helping them by preparing sermons for mass during Christmas and Easter and attending their prayer meetings. Being in charge of Catechesis, coordinating all the programmes pertaining to catechesis along with catechists and the Parish Priest. Attending Legion of Mary meetings once a week and giving a little orientation to the children along with other animators. Conducting catechetical course for those interested to teach catechism in the parish. Helping in counting of the Church collections twice a week along with one of the assistant priests.

All the sisters are actively involved in family day celebration. We make time to attend the activities of various groups of the parish at Christmas.