1. Holy Qurbana
There will be NO Holy Qurbana the following days this week as James Achan is recovering from Covid. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Monday, August 1st
Tuesday, August 2nd
Wednesday, August 3rd
Thursday, August 4th
2. Feast of St. John Marie Vianney on Thursday, August 4th
St. John Marie Vianney is the patron saint of parish priests. Please remember James achan and all priests during your valuable prayers.
3. Inter Parish Sports Festival (IPSF) 2022
IPSF is from August 5th - 7th in Austin, Texas.
Please show your support by showing up in Austin this week and cheer our IPSF team
The IPSF team also needs your prayers.
If you have any questions and/or concerns, please reach out to the IPSF coordinators. Mr. Binish Pampackal @ (972) 799-6855
and Mrs. Tessy Changankerry @ (469) 618-1715.
4. Marian Army Junior
All interested youth and kids are encouraged to join the summer Marian consecration which started on July 13th. Please join and be renewed in spirit before the next school year, God bless everyone. For any questions, please contact Nisha Bins @ (215) 275-4985.
Click the link below to join the Marian Army Junior WhatsApp group.
5. Safe Environment News: Consequences of failing to report Child Maltreatment
We never know when we may be called upon to report suspected abuse that could potentially save the life of a child. Whether you are a mandated reporter by your state or organization, we are all ethical and moral reporters. Failing to report suspected abuse have tremendous consequences for not only the child, but also for teachers, principals, school administrators and staff, coaches, volunteers and the clergy—and other children.
Please click the link below to read this week's article:
The Consequences of failing to report child maltreatment
6. Holy Land, Europe & Marian Trip
The following trips will be happening this year.
- Holy Land Trip, August 20th - 30th
- Europe Trip, September 11th - 26th
- Marian Trip, October 2nd - 17th
Those who are interested, please contact Mathew Thomas (Jose) for further details @ (214) 714-0833.
7. Annual Picnic
This year's Annual Parish Picnic Day is planned for Saturday, September 10th.
8. Safety concerns
Several parishioners have voiced their safety concerns to achan and the trustees in the wake of increased mass shootings recently in the US. It was decided in the Parish Council meeting to have a safety officer at the front of our church on all Sundays from 8 am to 12 pm. This will continue until the next General Body meeting. All parishioners are encouraged to enter the church in through the front door, but upon exiting, you may use the front or side doors.
9. "Reading the Bible" plans, make it a Family Reading Plan this Summer
Please make an effort to read the entire Bible. You can choose to read it in 100 days, 180 days or even 300 days. Everyone is encouraged to take up this challenge to read the entire Bible.
Please click the link to follow the relevant Bible reading plans
Read entire Bible in 100 days
Read entire Bible in 180 days
Read entire Bible in 300 days
For any questions, please contact James Perumbillikunnel @ (972) 303-1890 (Home).
10. Adult Bible Study
Adult Bible study classes have resumed after a brief pause due to the COVID pandemic. It is now held every Sunday after the 10:30 am Holy Qurbana in the CCD classroom, which is led by Mr. Mathew (Mathew Sir). Everyone is encouraged to participate.
11. Senior's Ministry
As you all know, our parish's Senior Ministry activities were on hold during the COVID pandemic. The ministry has resumed their activities. Anyone who is 55 years old and above are welcome to join this ministry.
12. Mathru Jyothis
Our parish's Mathru Jyothis have resumed their activities after a brief pause due to the COVID pandemic. All mothers are encouraged to participate and support this ministry.
To help with Mathru Jyothis activities, please contact:
Lisa Kochuparambil: (214) 336-4340
Sherly Shaji: (214) 287-2051
Enat Earnest: (469) 688-0201
Ancy Mathew: (972) 953-6369
13. The Sacrament of Marriage
Those who are planning to get married need to contact achan at least 6 months before the marriage, especially if either party belongs to a non-Catholic Christian Community.
For more details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr. Paul Chalissery - (919) 749-7175
Mr. Jose Prakash - (954) 540-7286
14. Sacrament of Holy Communion and Confession for the home bound
The Sacrament of Holy Communion and Confession are available for those parishioners who would like to receive, but are unable to attend mass due to injury, illness or advanced age. Please put in a written request in the log book kept in the trustee's parish office.
15. House blessings, Baptism & Marriage Information
If you are interested in scheduling a Baptism, Marriage, House blessing or would like to get a certificate/letter, please put in a written request in the log book kept in the trustee's office. Please include the date, time of request, your address and phone number.
16. Access to Church, Parish Hall, CCD rooms & Founder's building
To access/use the church, parish hall, CCD rooms or the Founder's building, please put in a written request in the log book kept in the trustee's office. Please include the date, time of request, your address and phone number.
17. Include Registration Number to write checks to the church
Please include your church registration number in the check as part of the memo when you write checks to the church. The registration number for your family is available in the October 2021 statement that was sent to you. If you still do not know your registration number, please contact James achan.
18. 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.
19. 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 the church directory.
Emails: Vicar@syromalabarchurchdallas.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
20. 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
Church Main Office (972) 240-1100
Jimmy Mathew (972) 951-7304
Charly Angadicheril (817) 296-8255
Tomy Joseph (469) 951-6639
Jeevan James (972) 375-8763
Parish Council Secretary & Asst. Secretary:
Molly Varghese (214) 912-7663
Janet Josey (Asst. Secretary) (551) 482-5529
Jose Paul (972) 589-0434
Fr. James Nirappel (443) 414-2250