Weekly Newsletter-May 9, 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,
May 9, 2023

Dear Parishioners,

1. Holy Qurbana


    8:30 am: Holy Qurbana in Malayalam and CCD (Rosary will be at 7:50 am along with morning prayers at 8:12 am)

    10:30 am: Holy Qurbana in English


    Tuesday to Thursday: Holy Qurbana at 8:30 am (Rosary will be at 7:53 am along with morning prayers at 8:14 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. May 2023 Highlights

    • May is the month of Mary: After the Holy Sacrifice of the Holy Mass, the Holy Rosary is the prayer most pleasing to our Lady. Why? Because it brings us closer to Jesus. Let us find time this month to pray the rosary daily. We will recite the rosary before each Holy Qurbana, therefore please try to participate.
    • Solemn Holy Communion will be held on Saturday, May 13th at 10:00 am, which will be presided by Bishop Emeritus Jacob Angadiath. Please note, there will be no 8:30 am mass on that day. We have 22 children receiving Holy Communion and 5 of them are receiving Confirmation as well. Let us pray for all our children, may this day be the step toward a life-long love of the Eucharist.

    * Agnes Joji Thomas * Angelina Philip * Anna Sajith * Annabel Elsa Alexander 
    * Ashton George * Benjamin Emmanuel Stepp * Blessy John
    * David George * Dylan James Kuncheria * Gilchrist Aison
    * Isabel Ann Alexander * Joanna John * Joel Sojan
    * Jonathan M Vengalil * Jordin Mathew * Joseph Renish
    * Joseph Sojan * Liya Treasa Nebu * Luke Deepak Mathews
    * Paul Reni Mathew * Sanaya Elizabeth Joseph * Serah Bijoy Parokkaran

    • Mother's Day : This year, Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 14th. Please remember to pray and thank our mothers for the gift of life and all the sacrifices they have endured for us. May our Blessed Mother Mary intercede for all our mothers who are with us, and especially for those who have gone before us.
    • Bible class for Adults is being held every Sunday at 10:00 am in the parish hall, which is led by Sir Mathew. 
    • Dei Verbum Diocesan Final Bible Quiz will be held on Saturday, May 20th. 
    • CCD Day will be held on Sunday, May 21st. Please note, there will be only one Holy Qurbana at 8:30 am.
    • 2023-2024 CCD Registration commenced from Sunday, April 23rd and will continue until Sunday, May 21st. Timely registration helps us to plan and arrange for next year's CCD. Parents, please support by registering on time. Registration Link
    • Parish Council meeting will be held on May 28th at 12:00 pm.

    3. Inter-Parish Talent Fest (IPTF)

    • IPTF 2023 Website is now LIVE! Please see IPTF2023.org for further details.
    • Category I competitions (Pre-K through Second Grade) are scheduled for Sunday, May 14th and Sunday, May 21st from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
    • IPTF Volunteers are needed to assist for main day events. Please update the Sign-up sheet if you are interested to volunteer.
    • 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 

    Barriers to implementing Stronger Boundaries: Relationships matter. They're foundational to ministry and both relationships and ministry must be built upon proper boundaries. Proper boundaries can serve to protect us, the people around us and the people in our care from problematic situations. We take particular care when addressing environments and interactions involving minors because of their inherent vulnerability as children. Please click the link to read this week's article

    6. Additional Church related information

    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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