Weekly Newsletter-September 12, 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,
September 12, 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. 

     Friday: Eucharistic adoration from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, followed by St. Jude's Novena and 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 and Eucharistic adoration till 10:45 am.

    Note: Holy Qurbana Intention Request: If you would like to offer Holy Qurbana, there is a Holy Qurbana intention slip kept in the church narthex. Please complete it and submit it to James achan.

    2. September 2023 Highlights

    • September 14-Feast of Exaltation of Cross.
    • Catechetical Sunday, September 17 :This year's theme is" Come to me all who labor and are burdened" (Mathew 11:28). Let us remember to pray for our CCD teachers, and volunteers, and express our gratitude for their ministry.
    • Parish Council meeting on next Sunday, September 17 @12:00 noon.
    • Senior Ministry Road Trip:September 18-23 Visiting Noah's ark, creation Museum in Kentucky & Queen Esther live show in Missouri.
    • General Body Meeting : Scheduled for October 8th at 10:15 a.m. There will be only one Holy Qurbana @08:30 am. There will no CCD. Bishop Joy Alappatt recommended seeking General Body's approval if Sathome Life Center Project and parking lot construction project can be combined as one project. Opinion survey available, kindly complete and return it by October .
    • We require your assistance in filling in the missing information for First Holy Communion and confirmation from the year 2008 to 2019. If anyone possess booklets from their First Holy Communion and Confirmation, please kindly share them with James Achan.
    • Saturday, Nov 11: There will be a teacher's training program from 9:30 am to 4:30pm.
    • Upcoming Bible courses: Those who are interested, please use the link to view details and to register.  Course in September 2023 | Mar Thoma Theologica (marthomatheologicalinstitute.com) 

    3. Upcoming events 

     Mark your calendar for the following events:

    • We have a Diocesan vocation discernment program in Chicago from September 15th - 17th, 2023
    • Parish Picnic on Saturday, October 7th, 2023
    • Marriage Prep Courses. December 1-3,2023,(New York) For more details, please contact:
      • Fr. John Melapuram: (215)-808-4052
      • Fr. Johnsty Thachara : (630)-202-2989
      • Mr.Boban (631)-553-6617
      • December 15-17 (Houston) For more details, please contact: 
      • Fr. John Melapuram (215)-808-4052.
      • Fr.Johnykutty Pulissery (916)-803-5307
      • Mr. Tomy Arackal (713)-398-0567
    • Diocesan High School Youth Conference from December 26th - 29th, 2023 in Houston.

    4. Eucharistic Revival updates

          To view the monthly Newsletter and Zoom meeting link, please click here.

    5. Safe Environment Updates

    Positive experiences promote development and wellness among children and adolescents. Parents and professionals alike have long recognized youth participation in sports as a potentially positive experience—especially regarding physical, social and emotional development.

    Please click the link to view the article: Keeping youth safe in sports.

    6. IPSF: Inter Parish Sports Festival

    • IPSF 2024 in Houston :Cherian Churanadu and Biji Edward have been appointed as coordinators for IPSF, additionally, there is an IPSF sign-up sheet in the Narthex for volunteering.

    7. Additional Church related information

    Mathru Jyothis, Senior Ministry, Adult Bible Study, Prayer Ministry, Church and Hall Bookings, Sacraments for home bound, 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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