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December 9, 2017


  • Christmas Caroling: The Christmas caroling program in our parish kicked off yesterday and will continue over the coming weekends. Please be flexible in your times as the ward leads try to schedule the caroling times. If you have not been approached for scheduling caroling at your home, please contact the Trustees.  
  • SVDP: Please generously support the canned food collection and gift to homeless organized by the Sisters of charity. SVDP is also organizing a Santa Shop - a charity fund raising event, next Sunday Dec. 10th including variety gift items made by our own parish community.
  • Mass Schedule for the Week:  Please note there will be no mass on Monday & Wednesday this week as Achan will be out of town.
  • Friday Adoration: Please use the link below to sign for the adoration during the day this Friday.


        Friday Silent Eucharistic Adoration Sign Up - 12/08/2017


  • Breakfast with Santa: The youth and young adults will be coordinating this year’s Breakfast with Santa event on December 16th, 2017 from 9am to Noon in the fellowship hall. All families are requested to attend this great annual event of fun, arts and crafts activities, 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. More details will follow.


  • 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 $5,730. Thank you for your contributions and support.

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

Announcement Date: 
Dec 9, 2017