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April 30, 2017

 First Friday: Tomorrow May 5th is the first Friday of the month and we will have full night adoration and it will conclude with holy mass on Saturday 5.00 AM. Everyone please plan to join.



Ward meeting: St. Thomas ward meeting was held last Saturday and thanks to Babu and Valsamma Perumpail in hosting the meeting and thanks to Anoy Antony in coordinating the meeting.


St. Mary ward meeting will be held on coming Saturday May 6th at 5.30 PM at Sunil and Dhanya's house and St. Paul ward meeting will be held on coming Sunday May 7th at 5.30 PM at Tom & Helen's house. All ward members are kindly requested to attend the meeting.


Thank You: Thanks to all the sponsors of the St. George Feast and to Georgekutty Pulikiyil for coordinating the feast.


Holy Communion invitation: The parents of the kids receiving First Holy Communion would like to invite all parishioners to be part of this special event on May 13th at 10:00 am. Also please respond to the evite you have received. 


CCD Teachers Meeting: There will be a CCD teachers meeting scheduled for May 14th Sunday at 1:30 PM. Please mark your calendars.

The Bible quiz: Final Bible Quiz for Elementary, Middle School and High School and a grand finale will be held during CCD time on May 21st Sunday after the 9:30 AM mass. There will only be no CCD that day. Also note that there will no 11.15 AM holy mass that day.

CCD/Academy annual day: CCD/Academy annual day will be held on Sunday Jun 18th at 2 PM. Please mark your calendar

Divine Mercy Pilgrimage: Those who reserved the seats for the pilgrimage to divine mercy shrine, please make the payment to confirm the reservations as we have 25 seats on waiting list.

Vacation Bible School: We are arranging a Vacation Bible School, like last year for children from 2nd Grade to 6th Grade on June 26, 27 & 28. Registration forms are available at the CCD Office. Early registration rates applicable only until May 15th.

Shalom Fire Retreat: Shalom Fire retreat will be held at our church on July 14, 15 & 16. Please mark your calendar. For registration and more details please contact Joseph Perumpail or the trustees. Online registration is also available and the link for the same is

Stay-in Retreat: In conjunction with our diocese Youth Ministry we are planning a  Teen & Youth Summer Meet at Melvin Retreat Center led by famous speaker Rev. Fr. Augustino Torres from July 23rd evening to July 26th. Registration has already started. For additional details, please contact: Annie Nellikunnel / Monagi Thomas/ Youth Team leads/ CCD office.

Pledge Collections: Our expected average weekly pledge collection is $9032. Last week our pledge collection was $5230. We have sent out the commitment gap email last week. Please review it and let the trustees know in case if any corrections are needed. Please catchup with your pledge commitments. Thank you for your contributions and support.

St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Forane Church 
508 Elizabeth Avenue,
Somerset, NJ 08873

Announcement Date: 
Apr 30, 2017