Saturday, July 14, 2018

To members of Parish Council, Finance Committee and Building Committee

Please know that the proposed joint meeting of Parish Council, Finance Committee and Building Committee is NOT happening due to the inconvenience of most of the expected attendees.
Thadeus Achan

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Rockland's Jesus Youth Summer Retreat

Hello everyone,

Our parish is hosting a 3 day Jesus Youth retreat this summer! This retreat is for high school youth, college youth, and young adults (up to age 30). 

Please register using this link:

July 27th from 5pm  - 9:30pm
July 28th from 8am - 7pm 
July 29th from 9am - 4pm

St. Mary's Syro Malabar Parish 

Early Registration by July 21st:  $15 for Rockland parishioners/ $20 for non-parishioners 
After July 21st: registration cost will increase to $30 for everyone

Additionally, we are looking for homes who are willing to provide accommodation for youth from other parishes. All meals will be provided by the parish. Please respond to this email if you're interested.

This retreat is open to all parishes in the Northeast so please help us spread the word! More information can be found in the attached flyer.

With prayers, 
St.Mary's Rockland Youth Team

Saturday, July 7, 2018

CCD and Malayalam School Anniversary Day today at 6.30pm.

Hi Parishioners,

Our CCD  and Malayalam School Anniversary day is Today and all are invited to join us at church social  hall by 6.30pm.

With prayers,


Friday, July 6, 2018

Jesus Youth Retreat July 27-28-29

Hi Parishioners 
Please see the attached flyer for the Information about the Jesus Youth retreat.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Funeral Mass July 4, 2pm - Mathai Thekkekunnel, (dad of Cherian Mathew- Jaya)

Update: Mass and Viewing:

On July 4th, Wednesday, at 2pm there will be a Funeral Mass for Mathai Thekkekunnel (Father of Cherian Mathew- Jaya) at our church (St. Boniface, 5 Willow Tree Rd, Wesley Hills, NY 10952) followed by viewing until 5.30pm. 

The  Family has decided to have Mr. Mathai's  burial at the Kothamangakam Cathedral cemetery in Kerala by this weekend.

Prayerfully in CHRIST,
Thadeus Achan 

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Begin forwarded message:

From: Thadeus Aravindathu <>
Date: July 1, 2018 at 8:16:30 AM EDT
To: Parish Group <>
Subject: Obituary: Mathai Thekkekunnel, Cherian Mathew's Father

Dear Friends in Jesus,

It is with profound sadness that I inform you that dad of our Cherian Mathew, Shri. Mathai Thekkekunnel, (91) passed to eternal life this morning.
All other details TBD.

We, as a Parish express our deepest sympathy to the Thekkekunnel family at this time of great pain.

Please pray for the repose of Mathai Chettan's soul.

May he Rest In Peace and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Thadeus Achan
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Parish Picnic- Thank you All

Dear Parishioners

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us on our annual Picnic/Sports day June 23 2018!! 

By the grace of God and Mother Mary the weather stayed dry and the sun shone some of the time. Thank you Fr. Thadeus for prayers and continuous guidance.

We appreciate the time taken from your busy schedule to come along and support the event. It was so nice to see both parishes working together as a family to help organize the event. We would like to thank everyone who helped some way or other, whether it was by praying, encouraging, planning, purchasing, organizing, preparing/cooking food and cleaning to make our picnic one of the best. Nearly 300 people from both parish's attended the picnic. We are sure you will all agree it was a huge success, because not only did the children have a great time but the adults/ parents did too! 

Well done to the Green Team who came in first place. The day was organized in an extremely impressive manner by our Sports coordinators and team captains. 

Thanks to the Padannamakkal Family for sponsoring the ever rolling trophy. The bouncy house and Tattukada was the highlight of the picnic which kept going until the end. The raffle tickets and 50/50 was an easy and simple fundraiser that brought more donors and kept people engaged and having fun throughout the event. 

Thank you for all the donations and welcoming new ideas.

The variety of food we had added more flavours and spices to the day. The purchasing team and cooking team did a great job preparing food and getting the food ready for us. We can't forget the people who kicked start our day with warm homemade breakfast starters and goodies.

Thank you to the photographers for the amazing photos and videos, people who couldn't make it on saturday for the picnic were able to relive the day through pictures.

Cleaning is usually the hardest part but the great help from kids and adults made it easy.

I am also very grateful to all my coordinators for playing their part in ensuring that everything ran so smoothly. These include everyone who was running an event as well as planning. 

A special thank you for the unseen work we all did and we look forward to next year.


Achen, Trustees & Parish Picnic Team