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June 18, 2017

 Mass Schedule: This week there will be NO holy mass on Monday (today), Wednesday and Thursday. Our Achan is in Chicago for priests retreat and will be back on Friday. On Tuesday we will have holy mass and novena to Infant Jesus as usual.

 

Pothupani:  We will have a pothupani on coming Saturday (Jun 24th) after the holy mass to clean up the church and rectory premises before the parish feast. Everyone please plan to join and come prepared with gloves, some tools to dismantle the screens outside FH.

 

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

 

Thank youThe pilgrimage to Divine Mercy shrine was last Saturday and thanks to SVDP in coordinating the trip.

 

The Teen Driver Safety class organized by Knights of Columbus last Sunday was a great success. Thanks to Jojo Chirayil in coordinating the event.

 

You might have seen the recent changes like door stop at various places, kids diaper changing station, motion sensor switch in restrooms etc… Thanks to Joy Cherian, James Puthumana and Thomas Meledath in helping with all these works.

 

Please do not turn off the switch manually when you exit the restrooms. It will automatically be turned off after few minutes.

 

 

Syro 5K Run: Our Syro Youth is hosting its 2nd Annual 5K Run / Walk on Saturday July 1st at Skillman Park. As everyone knows the final work in the FH GYM to be completed and we need to raise additional fund for that. All the proceeds from this 5K Run will be utilized for finishing the GYM work. Everyone please support generously.

 

Confirmation Day: We will have the confirmation for our kids on  July 8th at 10.00 AM. Everyone please mark your calendar.

 

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. We will have volunteers at the FH to accept the registrations. Online registration is also available and the link for the same ishttps://www.shalomworld.org/festivals/events/153


Stay-in Retreat: In conjunction with our diocese Youth Ministry we are planning a  Teen & Youth Summer Meet at Malvern  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 and per family minimum weekly contribution is $40. Last week our pledge collection was $9120. Please catchup with your pledge commitments. Thank you for your contributions and support.

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

http://stthomassyronj.org

 
Announcement Date: 
Jun 18, 2017