Weekly Newsletter-November 2, 2021

Weekly Announcements: St. Thomas the Apostle Syro Malabar Forane Catholic Church
4922 Rosehill Rd, Garland, Texas, 75043

  St. Thomas the Apostle Syro-Malabar Forane Catholic Church

Weekly Announcements

Dear Member,

Weekly Announcements from St. Thomas the Apostle Syro Malabar Forane Catholic Church, Dallas, Texas.

1. Holy Qurbana Schedule change on Sunday, November 14th and Monday, November 15th

- There will be NO 7:00 am Holy Qurbana on Sunday, November 14th.
- There will be NO 8:30 am Holy Qurbana on Monday, November 15th.

2. Mission Sunday Collection

We celebrated Mission Sunday on October 24th. We received $6,052 through the Holy Qurbana collection and $8,365 through the auction. Thanks to all who contributed to Mission Sunday. 

3. Safe Environment Training

- There will be a safe environment training for children on Sundays: November 7th, 14th and 28th.
- There will be a safe environment training session for IPSF volunteers on Sunday, November 7th.

4. Ecumenical Christmas Carol

The 2021 Ecumenical Christmas carol will be on Saturday, December 4th at 5 pm at the CSI Congregation of Dallas in Garland. Those who are interested to participate, please contact Mr. Vincent Valiaveetil.

5. Parish Hall Police Monitoring during events

The safety of hosts and participants during the events in the parish hall was discussed during the Parish Council meetings on August 15th and October 10th. Based on the discussion, there will be police monitoring during the events.

6. Parish Council Meeting on November 21st

There will be a parish council meeting on November 21st. All parish council members are requested to attend.

7. Dei-Verbum (Diocesan Bible Quiz) - Coordinators

We will be having a Diocesan Bible Quiz (Dei-Verbum) this year. All CCD students from 4th Grade and up are expected to participate.

The Bible Quiz Coordinators are Jeevan James and Silvy Cham for the Adult and CCD children categories respectively. 

    1. Sub-Junior (Grades 4 - 6)
    2. Junior (Grades 7 - 8)
    3. Senior (Grades 9 - 12)
    4. Adult (College Youth and Adults)
Books (for all groups)
    Parish Level: Gospel of Luke
    Semi-Final: Gospel of Luke & Letter to Romans
    Diocesan Level: Gospel of Luke, Letter to Romans & The Book of Revelation
Bible Quiz Dates
    Parish Level: Sunday, December 5th, 2021
    Semi-Final: Saturday, February 5th, 2022
    Diocesan Level: Saturday, April 23rd, 2022
Adult Bible Quiz
The adult group can choose either the English or Malayalam version of the quiz at all three levels. The English Bible Quiz is based on The New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) whereas the Malayalam Quiz is based on the POC Malayalam Bible. 

Note: The Malayalam Quiz option is only available to the adult group. 

Dei-Verbum Details

Dei-Verbum Flyer

Dei-Verbum Registration

8. Inter Parish Sports Festival

The registration for IPSF has begun. Please register at the link below:


9. Appreciation for medical and paramedical professionals - November 28th

The medical and paramedical professionals of our parish who have been serving our community during the Covid-19 pandemic will be appreciated and honored on November 28th during the 8:30 am Holy Qurbana. All medical and paramedical professionals are requested to attend this Qurbana. The Holy Qubana will be dedicated along with a special blessing for them.

10. Our 10 year Church Consecration Anniversary Celebration

Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath will be celebrating Holy Qurbana at our parish on Sunday, December 12th as a celebration for the 10th year anniversary of our church consecration. The couples who are celebrating 25, 40 and 50 years of wedding anniversaries will also be recognized on this day. The names of the couples are published in the Narthex. If there are any corrections needed for the names, please contact James achan.

50th Wedding Anniversary:
1. Joseph Prakuzhy and Ammal Prakuzhy - April 23rd, 1970
2. Ephreme Sunny and Alice Sunny - March 18th, 1971

40th Wedding Anniversary:

1. Alex and Rose Kainikara - June 21st, 1981
2. Kuncheria and Mariamma Kainikara - June 18th, 1981

25th Wedding Anniversary:
1. Baby Ozhukayil and Jais Abraham - September 2nd, 1995
2. Johnny Sebastian and Mini Sebastian - September 11th, 1995
3. Jestine Mathew and Rigy Mathew - April 24th, 1996
4. Gijo Arancheril & Jiji Gijo - July 22nd, 1996
5. Paul and Lincy Edattukaran - August 19th, 1996
6. Thomas Joseph & Shirly Thomas Puthenveettil – November 28th, 1996
7. Bijus Joseph & Sheena Joseph – November 28th, 1996

11. Marriage Preparation Course (Pre-Cana) 2021

There will be a Pre-Marriage Course (Pre-Cana) from Friday, November 5th - Sunday, November 7th.

This year's last Pre-Marriage Course will be from Friday, December 10th - Sunday, December 12th.

For more details, please send an email to familyapostolate.chicago@gmail.com


Fr. Paul Chalissery (919) 749-7175

Mr. Jose Prakash (954) 540-7286

12. Sunday Holy Qurbana Schedule - 8:30 am and 10:30 am Holy Qurbanas will be live streamed

During this Covid-19 pandemic, there will be an additional Holy Qurbana on Sundays at 7:00 am.

Sunday Holy Qurbana Schedule:

7:00 am: Holy Qurbana in Malayalam 

8:30 am: Holy Qurbana in Malayalam

10:30 am: Holy Qurbana in English

8:30 am and 10:30 am Holy Qurbanas will be live streamed.

Note: Those attending Holy Qurbana are required to follow social distancing guidelines, wear masks and sanitize their hands inside the church.

13. Church Bookings

For church bookings, non-parishioners will be able to book the church 12 months in advance of their event date based on availability. Parishioners on the other hand will be able to book any time prior to their event based on availability.

14. Address, Phone number or Email Change

If your address has changed, please contact your ward Representatives/Secretary/Trustees/Parish Vicar via text message or email to change the address in the church database.

If your phone number/email or spouse's phone number/email changes, please provide the new contact information to update church directory.

Emails: Vicar@syromalabarchurchdallas.org, trustee@syromalabarchurchdallas.org, secretary@syromalabarchurchdallas.org

15. Year of St. Joseph from Dec. 8th, 2020 - Dec. 8th, 2021

Pope Francis announced a special year dedicated to St. Joseph starting from December 8, 2020 until December 8, 2021, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church, as well as the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady.

16. Prayer Ministry

If you have a prayer request, please contact the prayer ministry leaders, Mary and Michael Kallarackal at (201) 563-0727. Everyone is welcome to join the prayer ministry and also to be part of the intercessory prayer sessions. Please contact the prayer ministry leaders if you would like to join the ministry.

God Bless You.
Fr. James Nirappel

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