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September 2, 2017

 First Friday Adoration: This Friday, September 1st is the first Friday of the month. We will have full night adoration after mass on Friday night which will end with Holy Qurbana at 5:00 am on Saturday, September 2nd. All parishioners are encouraged to participate in the adoration. 

Feast of St. Evuprasiamma: We will be celebrating the feast of St. Evuprasiamma this Sunday, September 3rd with Holy Qurbana at 10:30 am. All parishioners please plan to participate in this feast. 

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. Benoy Varghese will be the adult co-ordinator. Joyal Jose, EmiRose, Ann Varghese, and Shawn Menachery will be the youth co-ordinators.  Please plan to attend and make it a great success.  Also note that there will be only one mass at 9:00 AM on the picnic day. (After the 9:00 AM Mass, we will have the CCD, then we will head to the Park for Lunch and Picnic)

Mass Timings: To better serve the needs of the faith formation program, Parish Council has decided to make some changes to the Sunday Mass Schedule, which are as follows. 


  • Holy Qurbana in Malayalam starts at 9:00 AM. 
  • CCD classes will be held from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  
  • Holy Qurbana in English for CCD students starts at 11:30 AM. 
  • Please note, this schedule change will be effective from September 17th and we are requesting your continued co-operation as always.

Onam: This year we will be celebrating Onam on Sunday, Sept 17th. Please mark your calendar.

Mega Show: As announced earlier, our Fund Raising Mega Show “Ningalodu Oppam” will be held on Sept 23rd Saturday at Franklin High school(this is the school behind our church). If you haven’t bought tickets so far, we request you to buy one ticket for you and help selling one to your friend outside the church.


CCD registration: CCD registration for the new school year is started and all existing registration will automatically be rolled over to the new year. For new registrations, forms are available at the CCD office. All existing and new registrations will have an annual fee of $125 per family. Please mark "CCD 2017" in the check memo.


Pledge Report: The gap report for pledge and other contributions was sent out earlier this month. Please review and address any gap in your pledges, or if possible, pre pay your pledges for the year. This would greatly help the current cash situation of the church. Also let us know if any corrections needed to be made on those gap reports.


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 $8350. Thank you for your contributions and support.

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

Announcement Date: 
Sep 2, 2017