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June 25, 2017

 Day of Obligation: Tomorrow June 29th Thursday is the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul. It is a day of obligation and everyone please plan to join for the holy mass at 7.30 PM.


Parish Feast Schedule:  Next Sunday July 2nd at 10.30 AM - Holy Qurbana followed by Kodiyettu.

Thirunaal Day - July 9th - We will start the Roopa parathishta at 2.00 PM and Thirunaal Qurbana will be at 2.30 PM. Main celebrant will be Bishop Mar Joy Alappattu.


Schedule for remaining days and other details will be communicated soon.

If anyone would like to sponsor the 2018 St. Thomas feast, please contact Achan or the Trustees.


Thank you: CCD Annual Day / Academy day was a great success and thanks to all the coordinators, teachers, parents and kids in making it a great one. Thank you all.


Thanks to all the Joseph Fathers who helped with cleaning the church premises yesterday. On July 4th Tuesday we will do the decoration of the church areas and inviting all mothers and kids also to join the fun. We will have lunch served for everyone that day.


First Friday Adoration: Next month July we will not have first Friday night vigil due to confirmation on the next day. Instead we will have the night vigil this Friday June 30thtill midnight and if anyone would like to continue the adoration till morning you are welcomed to be in the perpetual adoration chapel.


Mega Show: As announced earlier our Fund Raising Mega Show “Ningalodu Oppam” will be held on Sept 23rd Saturday at Franklin High school. All existing tickets taken for the cancelled show "Time Machine" are still valid for this show. If you have not taken tickets so far, we request you to get a ticket for you and help by selling one to your friend outside church.


Safe Environment Class: It is mandated from our diocese that all volunteers who come in contact with minors are required to attend a safe environment class prior to beginning any work at the parish level. The next safe environment class is scheduled for June 30th 7 PM to 9 PM. Anyone who has not yet completed the training, please register for the class by contacting Jaison Alex or Theresa Tomy. or



Syro 5K Run: Our Syro Youth is hosting its 2nd Annual 5K Run / Walk on Saturday July 1st at Skillman Park at 8.00 AM sharp. Requesting all the volunteers to be there by 7.00 AM. If you have any questions please reach out to Leona or Gracious Anithanam.

Shalom Fire Retreat: Shalom Fire retreat will be held at our church on July 14, 15 & 16. Please mark your calendar. We will have volunteers at the FH to accept the registrations. Online registration is also available and the link for the same is

Pledge Collections: Our expected average weekly pledge collection is $9032 and per family minimum weekly contribution is $40. Last week our pledge collection was $8120. 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: 
Jun 25, 2017