Weekly Newsletter-June 27, 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,
June 27, 2023

Dear Parishioners,

1. Holy Qurbana


    8:30 am: Holy Qurbana in Malayalam. (Morning Sapra and rosary prior to the Holy Qurbana)

    10:30 am: Holy Qurbana in English.


    Tuesday through Thursday: Holy Qurbana at 8:30 am. (Morning Sapra and rosary prior to the Holy Qurbana)

    Friday: Eucharistic Adoration from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm, followed by the St. Jude Novena and Holy Qurbana.

    Saturday: Holy Qurbana at 8:30 am, followed by the Novena to our Mother 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. June 2023 Highlights

    • Faith Formation is the heart of any Parish ministry. CCD Teachers play a decisive role in Jesus' command in Mark 16:15 "Go throughout the whole world and preach the gospel to all people" by passing on the faith to the next generation. Our children will go to different places and share the faith they received. May our Lord bless all the teachers who have sacrificed their time to help our children. We need more teachers and volunteers for the CCD 2023-2024 academic year. Please prayerfully consider helping our children. Those who are interested, please contact James achan.
    • Pray for Manipur: In your daily rosary prayer, please pray for an end to the violence in Manipur.
    • Parish Perunnal Decorations: We will be starting perunnal decorations on Wednesday, June 28th from 6:00 pm onwards. Kindly consider volunteering.
    • St. Thomas Perunnal, schedule:
      1. We will have the St. Thomas Feast Novena after each Holy Qurbana starting from Friday, June 23rd through Saturday, July 1st. Please click the link to view the Novena.
      2. Friday, June 30th, 6:00 pm - Kodiyettu, followed by Holy Qurbana, Ladeenju and the Adults Cultural program.
      3. Saturday, July 1st, 5:00 pm - Holy Qurbana in English, followed by Ladeenju and the Youth & Young Adults Cultural program.
      4. Sunday, July 2nd  -
        • Holy Qurbana at 8:30 am. 
        • Solemn Raza Qurbana at 4:00 pm followed by Ladeenju and a procession.
      5. Monday, July 3rd, Feast of Dukhrana. It's a day of obligation. Holy Qurbana will be at 8:30 am and 7:00 pm, followed by the Office of the Dead and Kodiyarkkum. 
      6. Since no sponsors have come forward to sponsor the Thirunnal this year, all families of our parish are Presudhenties. It has been decided by the Parish Council members to collect at least $100/family to meet the thirunnal expenses. Please kindly support with your contribution. You can write a check or pay by cash/Zelle.
      7. Please click the link to view the Thirunnal Flyer.
    • VBS 2023 is scheduled from Monday, July 24th until Thursday, July 27th. VBS is intended for children from Pre-K through 8th grade. The registration fee is $60 per child, please register in the church narthex. Contact Jeevan James (972) 375-8763 and Silvy Cham (201) 679-1585 with any questions.
    • Bible Reading Plan: Two minutes a day with the Gospel will change your life, says Pope Francis. Why? Because you will encounter Jesus. You are encountering the word. Please click the link to read the entire Bible in 100 days/ to read it in 180 days / or to read it in 300 days.
    • We have replaced 14 Air-Conditioning units in our parish hall. Special thanks to all who have contributed towards the parish hall repairs and to all trustees for their help.

    3. Inter-Parish Talent Fest (IPTF) July 14th - 16th

    • IPTF 2023 Website is now LIVE! There are constant updates being made to the website regarding the Final IPTF Schedule, rules and other relevant information. Please make sure to check the website periodically for any details that are relevant and imperative. See IPTF2023.org for further details.
    • IPTF 2023 Regional and Talent Scan Updates: Please click the link to view details.
    • We need a lot of volunteers for the 3-Main Day events. Please reach out to the IPTF 2023 coordinators: Charly Angadicheril, Janet Josey or Jeevan James.

    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. Safe Environment 

    Children living with Disabilities and Risk for Child Maltreatment and Victimization. Please click the link to read this week's article.

    6. 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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