Weekly Newsletter-August 15, 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,
August 15, 2023

Dear Parishioners,

1. Holy Qurbana 


    8:30 am: Holy Qurbana in Malayalam 

    10:30 am: Holy Qurbana in English


    Tuesday, August 15th is a day of obligation. We will have Holy Qurbana at 8:30 am and also 7:00 pm, please plan to attend.

    Wednesday through Thursday: Holy Qurbana at 8:30 am. 

    Friday: Eucharistic adoration from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm, followed by St. Jude's Novena and Holy Qurbana. Confessions from 6:05 pm - 6:40 pm.

    Saturday: Holy Qurbana at 8:30 am, followed by the Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Eucharistic adoration will be from 9:45 am to 11 am.

    Note: Those attending Holy Qurbana are requested to follow CDC guidelines to protect yourselves and others.  Please contact achan for any questions or concerns.

    2. August 2023 Highlights

    • CCD Updates:
      • CCD classes for the academic year 2023-2024 will begin on Sunday, August 20th at 8:30 am.
      • There will be a meeting of all CCD students' parents on August 27th.
    • Holy Qurbana Intention Request: If you would like to offer Holy Qurbana, there is a Holy Qurbana intention slip kept in the church narthex. Please complete it and submit it to James achan.
    • IPSF (Inter Parish Sports Festival) 2024: St. Joseph Church, Houston has made the decision to host IPSF 2024. We need 2 coordinators from our parish. If you are interested, please write your name in the parish office logbook before August 20th. There will be a meeting of all the coordinators on August 27th.
    • Rest Haven Funeral home is offering a prepaid package for $8,814. This special offer is available until August 31st. For further information, please get in touch with Baby Kuzhippillil at (972) 365-5906.
    • Bible Reading Plan: Two minutes a day with the Gospel will change your life, says Pope Francis. Why? Because you will encounter Jesus. You are encountering the word. Please click the link to read the entire Bible in 100 days/ to read it in 180 days / or to read it in 300 days.

    3. Eucharistic Revival updates

    Please take a note of the updates on the Eucharistic revival by Fr. Thomas Kadukapilli of our Diocese, namely in regard to a monthly newsletter, a Zoom meeting every Thursday and a parish level prayer group formation. Please click the link to know more about Eucharistic revival updates.

    Eucharistic Revival Zoom meeting:
    Click the link to join: Join Here
    Zoom Meeting ID: 847 6196 1026 
    Passcode: 422028 
    Dial by your location  +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
    • Eucharistic adoration: As part of the Parish Level Eucharistic Revival, we will have an additional Eucharistic adoration on Saturday, August 19th from 9:45 am to 11 am. Your presence is encouraged, as it will provide an opportunity for spiritual strengthening.

    4. Safe Environment Updates

    • Ongoing VIRTUS training is being conducted for new CCD teachers/volunteers. The initial training session concluded on August 12th. There is another session scheduled for August 20th. We extend our gratitude to the CCD ministry for their ongoing support. 
    • One of the best ways we can help children recover from abuse is to listen to them when they disclose sexual abuse to us, to believe them and to take action by making a report to the authorities. However, it can take time for a child to disclose if they are being abused and it is often done in stages that we might miss if we aren't paying attention. Please click the link to read this week's article, A Prelude to Outcry.

    5. Upcoming events

     Mark your calendar for the Parish Picnic on Saturday, October 7th. 

    6. Additional Church related information

    Mathru Jyothis, Senior Ministry, Adult Bible Study, Prayer Ministry, Church and Hall Bookings, Sacraments for home bound, 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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