Weekly Newsletter-August 1, 2023

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

  St. Thomas the Apostle Syro-Malabar Forane Catholic Church

Weekly Announcements,
August 1, 2023

Dear Parishioners,

1. Holy Qurbana 


    8:30 am: Holy Qurbana in Malayalam 

    10:30 am: Holy Qurbana in English


    Tuesday through Thursday: Holy Qurbana at 8:30 am. 

    First Friday: Eucharistic adoration from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, followed by Holy Qurbana. Confessions from 6:05 pm - 6:40 pm.

    Saturday: Holy Qurbana at 8:30 am, followed by the Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

    Note: Those attending Holy Qurbana are requested to follow CDC guidelines to protect yourselves and others. Please note that the Holy Qurbana Offering Book kept in the church narthex should be used only for writing Holy Qurbana intentions. Please clearly state the intention along with the contact person's name, phone number and what date it is to be offered. Please contact achan for any questions or concerns.

    2. August 2023 Highlights

    • August 4th, First Friday Eucharistic Adoration. All are welcome to attend.
    • Gratitude to everyone who assisted with this year's Vacation Bible School, including the Senior Youth, CCD teachers and a special thanks to Sr. Maria Thengumthottam.
    • CCD Updates:
      • On Sunday, August 6th, there will be a meeting for all the (New) CCD teachers.
      • On Sunday, August 13th at 10:00 am, there will be a meeting for all CCD teachers.
      • CCD classes for the academic year 2023-2024 will begin on Sunday, August 20th.
      • There will be a meeting of all CCD students' parents meeting on August 27th.
      • If anyone would like to volunteer for CCD or become a CCD teacher, please contact James achan.

    3. Safe Environment

    Overcoming the bystander effect: The "bystander effect" is when a person is less likely to take action or intervene in an emergency or harmful situation when there are other people around. The more people that are present to witness the emergency or harmful situation, the less likely it is that any one person will take action. Please click the link to view this week's article.

    4. Marriage Prep Course 

    • The Family Apostolate in Chicago has decided to do the Marriage Preparation Course (Pre-Cana) in person in 2023. Young adults planning to get married, please register for this course. Our St. Thomas parish is hosting the Pre-Cana in August.
      • Date: August 25 - 27th
      • Place: Mt. Lebanon Retreat and Conference Center
      • Address: 1701 Texas Plume Rd, Cedar Hill, Texas 75104
    • Applicants, please contact: 

    5. Additional Church related information

    Mathru Jyothis, Senior Ministry, Prayer Ministry, etc. Please click the link to view additional church information.

    God Bless You
    Fr. James Nirappel

    Church Main Office (972) 240-1100

    Kaikkarans (Trustees):
    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

    Liturgy Coordinator:
    Jose Paul (972) 589-0434

    Parish Vicar:
    Fr. James Nirappel (443) 414-2250

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