1. The Solemnity of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15th
Holy Qurbana, followed by Ladeenju on Monday, August 15 @08:30 and @07:30 pm.
2. CCD Updates
Our CCD team is in the final stages of preparation, and are all set to start this year's classes on Sunday, August 21st @8:30 AM. All CCD children will assemble in Jubilee Hall. After an initial prayer, they will be dismissed to their respective classes along with their teachers.
The second Holy Qurbana (for CCD children) is @10:30 AM. There will be a teacher's meeting after the Holy Qurbana (From 12:00 PM to 2:00PM)
Please pray for our CCD team and children.
3. Inter Parish Talent Fest (IPTF) 2023
It is our Parish's turn to host IPTF 2023. Those who are interested to volunteer for this event, please contact Trustees before August 28.
4. Safe Environment News: Online Child Sexual Exploitation and the NCMEC Cyber Tip Line
Today, as we deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is noteworthy that the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) reports that child safety has also been affected as a result of the pandemic. "In 2021, NCMEC stated that they had experienced a 97.5% increase in online enticement reports between January 2020 and December 2020, versus the same time period in 2019." Please read the article pertaining to child sexual exploitation below.
Online Child Sexual Exploitation
5. Mathru Jyothis
Our parish's Mathru Jyothis have resumed their activities after a brief pause due to the COVID pandemic. All mothers are encouraged to participate and support this ministry. Please click the link below to see a flyer for the Onam Charity Fundraiser event.
Onam Charity Fundraiser event
To help with Mathru Jyothis activities, please contact:
Lisa Kochuparambil: (214) 336-4340
Sherly Shaji: (214) 287-2051
Enat Earnest: (469) 688-0201
Ancy Mathew: (972) 953-6369
6. Holy Land, Europe & Marian Trip
The following trips will be happening this year.
- Holy Land Trip, August 20th - 30th
- Europe Trip, September 11th - 26th
- Marian Trip, October 2nd - 17th
Those who are interested, please contact Mathew Thomas (Jose) for further details @ (214) 714-0833.
7. Annual Picnic
This year's Annual Parish Picnic Day is planned for Saturday, September 10th.
Venue : One Eleven Ranch Park, 2021 E Brand Rd, Garland, TX 75044
8. Safety concerns
Several parishioners have voiced their safety concerns to achan and the trustees in the wake of increased mass shootings recently in the US. It was decided in the Parish Council meeting to have a safety officer at the front of our church on all Sundays from 8 am to 12 pm. This will continue until the next General Body meeting. All parishioners are encouraged to enter the church in through the front door, but upon exiting, you may use the front or side doors.
9. "Reading the Bible" plans, make it a Family Reading Plan this Summer
Please make an effort to read the entire Bible. You can choose to read it in 100 days, 180 days or even 300 days. Everyone is encouraged to take up this challenge to read the entire Bible.
Please click the link to follow the relevant Bible reading plans
Read entire Bible in 100 days
Read entire Bible in 180 days
Read entire Bible in 300 days
For any questions, please contact James Perumbillikunnel @ (972) 303-1890 (Home).
10. Adult Bible Study
Adult Bible study classes have resumed after a brief pause due to the COVID pandemic. It is now held every Sunday after the 10:30 am Holy Qurbana in the CCD classroom, which is led by Mr. Mathew (Mathew Sir). Everyone is encouraged to participate.
11. Senior's Ministry
As you all know, our parish's Senior Ministry activities were on hold during the COVID pandemic. The ministry has resumed their activities. Anyone who is 55 years old and above are welcome to join this ministry.
12. The Sacrament of Marriage
Those who are planning to get married need to contact achan at least 6 months before the marriage, especially if either party belongs to a non-Catholic Christian Community.
For more details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr. Paul Chalissery - (919) 749-7175
Mr. Jose Prakash - (954) 540-7286
13. Sacrament of Holy Communion and Confession for the home bound
The Sacrament of Holy Communion and Confession are available for those parishioners who would like to receive, but are unable to attend mass due to injury, illness or advanced age. Please put in a written request in the log book kept in the trustee's parish office.
14. House blessings, Baptism & Marriage Information
If you are interested in scheduling a Baptism, Marriage, House blessing or would like to get a certificate/letter, please put in a written request in the log book kept in the trustee's office. Please include the date, time of request, your address and phone number.
15. Access to Church, Parish Hall, CCD rooms & Founder's building
To access/use the church, parish hall, CCD rooms or the Founder's building, please put in a written request in the log book kept in the trustee's office. Please include the date, time of request, your address and phone number.
16. Include Registration Number to write 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 2021 statement that was sent to you. If you still do not know your registration number, please contact James achan.
17. 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.
18. 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, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
19. 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
Church Main Office (972) 240-1100
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
Jose Paul (972) 589-0434
Fr. James Nirappel (443) 414-2250