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September 23, 2017

 Parish Picnic

Last Sunday we had our parish picnic which was a great success. Thanks to the co-ordinators Joyal Jose, Emirose, Ann Muricken, Shawn Menachery and Benoy Varghese. Thanks to all the volunteers who worked to make it a fun-filled event.   



We celebrated Onam today in our church. We thank the Marian Mothers & Joseph Fathers in organizing the Onam program & Sadya.

Masses this Week: Please note we will not have weekday masses from Monday to Thursday this week as Achan is travelling to Chicago for a meeting of the priests. We will resume normal schedule from Friday onwards.

Sunday Mass Timings: Please note the change in mass timings effective today. 

· 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. 

New Member Orientation: We will have a "New Member Orientation" session next Sunday, September 24th in the Church from 10:30 to 11:30 am. If you have registered as a parishioner recently or would like to know more about the church and parish community, please plan to attend this informative session. 

CCD registration: CCD registration for the new school year has 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.

Academy Classes: Academy classes for Bharatanatyam and Piano have started today. Other classes will start next week.


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). As you may know, it is an important fund raising event for our church. If you haven’t bought tickets so far, we request you to buy one ticket. 


Joseph Father’s Blood Drive: Joseph Fathers is organizing the next blood drive on October 1st especially to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. Please mark your calendars and plan to participate. 


Volunteer for Parish Calendar: We need a volunteer to co-ordinate the printing of parish calendar for next year. If you are interested, please contact the Trustees or Achan.


Mass sponsor Co-ordinator: We thank James Mukaddan for co-ordinating the mass sponsors for last so many years. We welcome Sophia Kairen who will be the new mass sponsor co-ordinator. 



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 $9225. Thank you for your contributions and support.


St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Forane Church 

508 Elizabeth Avenue,

Somerset, NJ 08873

Announcement Date: 
Sep 23, 2017