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September 9, 2017

 Feast of St. Evuprasiamma:  Special thanks to the sponsors of the Feast of Evuprasiamma which we celebrated this Sunday. Thanks to James Puthumana for the wonderful decoration on the altar.  


Mass timings this week: 

·        There will be no mass on Wednesday September 6th.

·       On Friday, Sept 8th we will celebrate the feast of nativity of Mother Mary starting with St Jude Novena at 7:15pm followed by Holy Qurbana and Rosary.


Teachers Seminar: We will have our first teacher’s seminar next Saturday, September 9th from 10 am to 3pm. All teachers please plan to attend.


Collection for Harvey Disaster:  Per the attached circular from our Bishop, we will have a second collection next Sunday September 10th benefiting the relief efforts of Harvey Disaster.

Parish Picnic: Please mark your calendars for this year’s Parish Picnic, to be held next Sunday, September 10th which 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 CCD program and, then will head to the park for Lunch and Picnic)


Mass Timings from September 17th: 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 start with assembly at 10:15 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 request your continued co-operation as always.

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


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 memo of your payment.


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.


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 $7375. Thank you for your contributions and support.


St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Forane Church 

508 Elizabeth Avenue,

Somerset, NJ 08873

Announcement Date: 
Sep 9, 2017