Weekly Newsletter-January 18, 2022

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

  St. Thomas the Apostle Syro-Malabar Forane Catholic Church

Weekly Announcements

Dear Member,

Weekly Announcements from St. Thomas the Apostle Syro Malabar Forane Catholic Church, Dallas, Texas.

1. Feast of St. Sebastian

We will celebrate the feast of St. Sebastian on Thursday, January 20th. The Holy Qurbana will be at 08:30 am.

2. Society of St. Vincent De Paul Announcement

The St. Vincent De Paul Society members want to thank our parish vicar and all our parishioners for their overwhelming support with financial help and prayers, without which we would not have been able to support so many needy families in 2021. We look forward to another successful year in 2022.

We are looking for more parishioners to join our society as SVDP members. If you are interested, please contact one of the SVDP members.

If you know any family that needs financial assistance in India or here in the USA, please bring their application to our SVDP members. We will need the following documents supporting the application:

  1. Letter from the person/family explaining the need for financial help
  2. Letter from the applicant’s parish vicar endorsing the financial need
  3. Letter from the applicant’s parish St. Vincent De Paul society endorsing the financial need
  4. Any other supporting documents like a doctor letter, panchayat letter, medical bills, etc.

Here is a snapshot of SVDP 2021 activities:

Total number of families helped


Total amount


Total number of adopted families helped


Total amount


Grand total


3. Include Registration No. when writing checks to the church

Please include your church registration number in the check as part of the memo when you write checks to the church. The registration number for your family is available in the October statement sent to you. If you still do not know your registration number, please contact James achan.

4. 2021 Annual Pledge

The letter with your year to date contributions to the church was sent in October, 2021. If you haven't received it, please contact the Trustees. If your spouse's name is missing in the statement, please contact the parish office. If you are not registered in our church, you will not be receiving a statement. Please contact James achan to register.

Please give your annual pledge or yearly contributions to the church as early as possible if you havent sent it. Even if you haven't pledged last year, please send your contribution. The church has monthly expenses which include a bank loan, utility bills, maintenance costs (church, parish hall, rectory and surroundings), clergy expenses and insurance. In order for us to meet these expenses, a monthly contribution of $100 per registered family is humbly requested. If you have any financial difficulty in contributing, feel free to contact James achan.

5. Solemn First Holy Communion on April 30th

This year's solemn First Holy Communion will be celebrated on April 30th.

6. Inter Parish Sports Festival 2022

The registration for IPSF has begun. Please register at the link below:


If anyone would like to sponsor one of our St. Thomas teams, please contact the coordinators, Mr. Binish Mathew and Mrs. Tessy Thomas. Our parishioners could definitely use all the encouragement and support from our church. 

7. Sunday Holy Qurbana Schedule - 8:30 am and 10:30 am Holy Qurbanas will be live streamed

During this Covid-19 pandemic, there will be an additional Holy Qurbana on Sundays at 7:00 am.

Sunday Holy Qurbana Schedule:

8:30 am: Holy Qurbana in Malayalam

10:30 am: Holy Qurbana in English

8:30 am and 10:30 am Holy Qurbanas will be live streamed.

Note: Those attending Holy Qurbana are required to follow social distancing guidelines, wear masks and sanitize their hands inside the church.

8. Church Bookings

For church bookings, non-parishioners will be able to book the church 12 months in advance of their event date based on availability. Parishioners on the other hand will be able to book any time prior to their event based on availability.

9. Address, Phone number or Email Change

If your address has changed, please contact your ward Representatives/Secretary/Trustees/Parish Vicar via text message or email to change the address in the church database.

If your phone number/email or spouse's phone number/email changes, please provide the new contact information to update the church directory.

Emails: Vicar@syromalabarchurchdallas.org, trustee@syromalabarchurchdallas.org, secretary@syromalabarchurchdallas.org

10. Prayer Ministry

If you have a prayer request, please contact the prayer ministry leaders, Mary and Michael Kallarackal at (201) 563-0727. Everyone is welcome to join the prayer ministry and also to be part of the intercessory prayer sessions. Please contact the prayer ministry leaders if you would like to join the ministry.

God Bless You.
Fr. James Nirappel

Copyright © 2021 St. Thomas the Apostle Syro-Malabar Forane Catholic Church,
4922 Rosehill Rd, Garland, Texas, 75043. All rights reserved.
Unsubscribe from this email list