Weekly Announcements from St. Thomas the Apostle Syro Malabar Forane Catholic Church, Dallas, Texas.
1. CCD will resume on January 9th as ONLINE
The CCD will be continuing ONLINE from January 9th until further notice.
2. Second Collection on January 9th for the Syro Malabar Mission
There will be a special collection on Sunday, January 9th for the Syro Malabar Mission week.
Major Archbishop Mar George Alencherry is requesting support from everyone for the Syro Malabar Mission. Please plan to support this mission week.
3. Feast of the Epiphany (Denaha) on January 6th - Holy Qurbana at 8:30 am
Thursday, January 6th is the Feast of Denaha (Epiphany) also known as Pindikuthiperunnal. Holy Qurbana will be at the regular time at 8:30 am.
4. New Parish Council 2022 - 2023 meeting on January 9th
There will be a parish council meeting on Sunday, January 9th at 10:00 am in the parish hall. All parish council members (2022-2023) are requested to attend.
5. 2022 Calendar
The 2022 Calendar is available in the narthex. Please take one for your family.
6. 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.
7. Word of Thanks from James achan
James achan appreciates and thanks everyone who sent Christmas greetings and gifts.
8. 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.
9. Solemn First Holy Communion on April 30th
This year's solemn First Holy Communion will be celebrated on April 30th.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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
14. 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