Weekly Newsletter-June 13, 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 13, 2023

Dear Parishioners,

1. Holy Qurbana


    8:30 am: Holy Qurbana in Malayalam (Rosary will be at 7:53 am along with morning prayers at 8:12 am)

    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 the St. Jude Novena and Holy Qurbana.

    Saturday: Holy Qurbana at 8:30 am, followed by the Novena to our Mother of Perpetual Help (Rosary will be at 7:53 am along with morning prayers at 8:14 am)

    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

    • We will be celebrating Father's Day on Sunday, June 18th. As we honor our fathers, let us also pray for them. We are grateful to our fathers for the gift of life and for all the sacrifices they have endured for our family. Let us also remember all the dads who have completed their work on earth.
    • Faith Formation is the heart of any Parish ministry. We appreciate all the teachers who have sacrificed their time to help our children. We need more teachers for the CCD 2023-2024 academic year. Please prayerfully consider helping our children. Those who are interested, please contact James achan.
    • St. Thomas Perunnal, will be celebrated in our parish from Friday, June 30th through Monday, July 3rd. Friday will be the parish perunnal, Saturday will be the youth perunnal and Sunday will be the Raza Qurbana. Since no sponsors have come forward to sponsor the thirunnal this year, 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.
    • This year's VBS is scheduled from July 24th - 27th.
    • James achan will be traveling to India from June 4th - June 15th. Fr. Simi will be assisting in achan's absence. For any parish related needs, please contact our trustees.
    • This year's Annual Parish Picnic Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 7th.

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

    • IPTF 2023 Website is now LIVE! Please see IPTF2023.org for further details.
    • There will be a meeting of the IPTF 2023 Event-based/Regional level coordinators on Sunday, June 18th at 12:00 pm. (after the second Holy Qurbana) This is a mandatory meeting that MUST be attended by all regional level coordinators. 
    • IPTF 2023 Regional and Talent Scan Updates: Please click the link to view details.

    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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