Weekly Newsletter-January 25, 2022

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. 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:

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.

2. Include Registration No. when writing 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 statement sent to you. If you still do not know your registration number, please contact James achan.

3. Solemn First Holy Communion on April 30th

This year's solemn First Holy Communion will be celebrated on April 30th.

4. Inter Parish Sports Festival 2022

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


If anyone would like to sponsor one of our St. Thomas teams, please contact the coordinators, Mr. Binish Mathew and Mrs. Tessy Thomas. Our parishioners could definitely use all the encouragement and support from our church. 

5. 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.

6. 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, trustee@syromalabarchurchdallas.org, secretary@syromalabarchurchdallas.org

7. 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.

8. Society of St. Vincent De Paul Announcement

The St. Vincent De Paul Society members want to thank our parish vicar and all our parishioners for their overwhelming support with financial help and prayers, without which we would not have been able to support so many needy families in 2021. We look forward to another successful year in 2022.

We are looking for more parishioners to join our society as SVDP members. If you are interested, please contact one of the SVDP members.

If you know any family that needs financial assistance in India or here in the USA, please bring their application to our SVDP members. We will need the following documents supporting the application:

  1. Letter from the person/family explaining the need for financial help
  2. Letter from the applicant’s parish vicar endorsing the financial need
  3. Letter from the applicant’s parish St. Vincent De Paul society endorsing the financial need
  4. Any other supporting documents like a doctor's letter, panchayat letter, medical bills, etc.

Here is a snapshot of SVDP 2021 activities:

Total number of families helped


Total amount

$ 92,526.00

Total number of adopted families helped


Total amount

$ 4,400.00

Grand total

$ 96,926.00

2021 Income

Application Support (Parishioners)

$ 13,201.00

Donation (Parishioners)

$ 16,367.00

SVDP Day Collection

$ 13,401.00

2021 Christmas Raffle

$ 41,720.00

Money from church SVDP box

$ 257.00

Secret Collection from SVDP members

$ 167.00

Grand Total

$ 119,213.00

God Bless You.
Fr. James Nirappel

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4922 Rosehill Rd, Garland, Texas, 75043. All rights reserved.
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