Weekly Newsletter-May 23, 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 23, 2023

Dear Parishioners,

1. Holy Qurbana


    8:30 am: Holy Qurbana in Malayalam (Rosary will be at 7:53 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.
    • We will be celebrating the Feast of Pentecost on Sunday, May 28th. 
    • Parish Council meeting will be held on Sunday, May 28th at 12:00 pm.
    • St. Thomas Perunnal, will be celebrated in our parish from Friday, June 30th through Sunday, July 2nd. Those who are interested to sponsor the Thirunnal, either individually or as a group, please contact the trustees before June 3rd.
    • James achan will be traveling to India from June 4th through June 15th. If anyone needs a letter or any official communication from achan in writing, please contact achan at the earliest.

    3. Inter-Parish Talent Fest (IPTF)

    • IPTF 2023 Website is now LIVE! Please see IPTF2023.org for further details.
    • 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 

    Children Living with Disabilities and Risk for Child Maltreatment and Victimization:

    Children living with disabilities have long been recognized to be at higher risk for experiencing various forms of child maltreatment and other forms of victimization. Emerging research shows that specific types of disabilities are associated with different forms of maltreatment and victimization. We all share the aspiration to prevent child maltreatment and victimization among all children before any harm takes place. To aid us in this mission, we need to be aware of special vulnerabilities that place children living with disabilities at higher risk, so that we can increase the safety of all children within our care.

    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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