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December 16, 2017

 Breakfast with Santa: The youth and young adults will be coordinating this year’s Breakfast with Santa event in the Fellowship Hall on December 16th after the 9 am Holy Mass till Noon. All families are requested to attend this great annual event of fun, arts and crafts activities including pictures with Santa. Breakfast will also be served. For more details, please contact Jonathan Perumpail, Hannah Manjooran or the youth leads.

Christmas Schedule: Please note the schedule for this year’s Christmas program: 

Sunday – December 24th

First Mass at 9:00 am and Second Mass at 11:30 am. There will be no CCD or Academy classes.

Christmas Eve Program starts at 6:30 pm with carol singing by children, youth & adults.

Holy Qurbana will start at 7:30 pm followed by dinner in the Fellowship Hall.

Monday – December 25th

There will be only one Holy Qurbana at 9:00 am on Christmas Day.

Family Night: The 2018 Family Night is scheduled for Saturday January 6th.  As in prior year, programs will on organization basis e.g. Marian Mothers, Joseph Fathers etc. The CML christmas nativity show will also be part of the Family Night program. 

Mass timings from Sunday, January 7th 2018: There will be a change in mass timings next year starting Sunday, January 7th 2018. The new timings will be as follows:

9:30 am: Holy Qurbana for Faith Formation Kids

11:15 to 12:30: Faith Formation Program followed by lunch for kids.

11:30 am: Holy Qurbana for Adults followed by lunch for adults.

Friday Adoration: Please use the sign up link below for adoration this Friday

Amazon Smile Program: As many of you may already know, our church is a registered charity in the Amazon Smile program. Through this  program Amazon will contribute 0.5% of your purchase to your selected charity at no cost to you. All you have to do is start your shopping at  . Once you are signed in, you will be asked to select your charity. Search for “St Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church Inc.” in Somerset. This is a onetime setup. Pricing does not change due to selection of a charity. As we enter the shopping season, let us use this feature and help Amazon contribute to our church.

Pledge Collections: We have emailed the status of your current pledge and other contributions. Please review and let us know if any corrections are needed. As we near the end of the year, please try to catch up on any gaps you may have. Our expected average weekly pledge collection is $9,032. Last week our pledge collection was $13,475. Thank you for your contributions and support.

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

Announcement Date: 
Dec 16, 2017