Weekly Newsletter-August 22, 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 22, 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 6:00 pm to 6:45 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 11 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. August 2023 Highlights

    • CCD Updates:
      • Parents, please ensure that your CCD children reach the parish hall by 8:20 am. There will be an assembly followed by the class. Additionally, kindly ensure that your children do not miss Holy Qurbana after attending CCD.
      • There will be a meeting of all CCD students' parents on August 27th in the parish hall at 11:45 am.
      • Parents, please consider sponsoring donuts in celebration of your children's birthdays.
    • Please contact the parish office if you have an address change or if you are not receiving emails from the church.
    • We have a Diocesan marriage preparation course this weekend. Jokutty and Nancy Kurian are leading the program. Please pray for its success.
    • Rest Haven Funeral home is offering a prepaid package for $8,814. This special offer is available until August 31st. For further information, please get in touch with Baby Kuzhippillil at (972) 365-5906.

    3. Upcoming events

     Mark your calendar for the following events:

    • Parish Council meeting on September 3rd at 12 pm.
    • We have a Diocesan vocation discernment program in Chicago from September 15th - 17th.
    • Parish Picnic on Saturday, October 7th. 
    • Diocesan High School Youth Conference from December 26th - 29th in Houston.

    4. Eucharistic Revival updates

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

    5. Safe Environment Updates

    One of the best ways we can help children recover from abuse is to listen to them when they disclose sexual abuse to us, to believe them and to take action by making a report to the authorities. However, it can take time for a child to disclose if they are being abused and it is often done in stages that we might miss if we aren't paying attention. Please click the link to read this week's article, A Prelude to Outcry

    6. 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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