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August 19, 2017

 Feast of Assumption of Mother Mary:  Please note coming Tuesday, August 15th is the Feast of Assumption of Mother Mary. It is a day of obligation. All parishioners are requested to attend the mass at 7:30 pm on that day. 


Youth Big/Little Lock-in:  The Youth Big/Little Lock-in will be held in the Fellowship Hall from 9PM this Friday, August 18th until Saturday, August 19th at 7am. All youth and especially all incoming youth (rising ninth and tenth graders), please plan to attend as this is your official welcome to our youth community. For more details, please contact the youth leads.

Parish Council Meeting:  The next Parish Council Meeting will be held next week August 20th in the conference room at 1:00 pm. All parish council members please plan to attend.


Parish Picnic: Please mark your calendars for this year’s Parish Picnic to be held on Sunday, September 10thwhich is also the first day of our faith formation program. The picnic will be conducted by the youth and Benoy Varghese who will be the adult co-ordinator.  Please plan to attend and make it a great success.

Feast of Our Lady of Good Health Vailankanni: The Syro Malabar Church in Philadelphia is celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Good Health Vailankanni at Miraculous Medal Shrine in Germantown on Saturday, September 9th at 4pm. Please make a note and attend if possible. Please see attached flyer for more details. 

Mega Show: As announced earlier our Fund Raising Mega Show “Ningalodu Oppam” will be held on Sept 23rd Saturday at Franklin High school. 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.


Pledge Report: The gap report for pledge and other contributions was sent out last week. Please review and address any gap in your pledges or if possible, pre pay your pledge for the year. This would greatly help the current cash situation of the church. Also let us know if any corrections are needed.

Pledge Collections: Our expected average weekly pledge collection is $9,032 and per family suggested minimum weekly contribution is $40. Last week our pledge collection was $8250. Thank you for your contributions and support.


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

Announcement Date: 
Aug 19, 2017