Friday, November 16, 2018

Today's evening 5.30 pm Mass is cancelled. (Nov 16, Fri,)

Due to weather conditions and that the snow removal from near the church doors are delayed, I regret that our 5.30 evening Mass is cancelled.

We will have Mass tomorrow morning at 9am.

Be safe!

In Christ,
Thadeus achan

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Winter Clothing Drive & Youth Thanksgiving Potluck

Dear friends,

The Young Adults Youth Team is organizing a Thanksgiving Winter Clothing Drive:

When: Sunday Nov 11th- Sunday Nov 25th
Where: Items will be donated to Covenant House, a Catholic nonprofit organization helping homeless youth. 
What: Any new or used clothing item like coats, scarves, gloves, sweaters etc are accepted. 
There is a donation box next to the Help Desk. Your donations are much appreciated and let's help youth in need this Thanksgiving!


The Youth Team would like to invite you to our Annual Thanksgiving Potluck:
When: Friday Nov 23rd
Where: St. Boniface basement 
What: Join us for fellowship, food, and games
Who: Ages 13-35 welcome!
Please bring a food item in a 13 x 9 tray. You can sign up here. Thank you!

With prayers,
Rockland's Young Adult & High School Youth Team

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Advent Retreat (25 Nomb Dhyanam)

Advent Retreat at our church.- Dec 22, 23, Sat, Sun- 2018

Dear friends,

Please mark your calendars to attend the Advent Retreat to prepare for Christmas:

Saturday, Dec 22, 8AM to 3.45PM (Mass at 9.00am)

Sunday, Dec 23, 10.30AM to 5.00PM. (Mass at 11.00AM)

Retreat Preaching team leader: 
Bro Regi Kottaram.

Separate retreat for  teens and youth in English at the same time: team leader 
Babloo Chacko

Praise the Lord!

Thadeus achan

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Fr Regi Pazhoor will offer 11am Mass

Dear St Mary's parishioners,
Fr Regi (Mathew) Pazhoor who serves at Buchanan church is returning to India by the end of this month to take up position as the Principle of Marian College, Kuttikanam (MBA section). He is from Kanjirappally diocese.

Fr Regi has helped us on several occasions to cover for Holy Masses and has been a great friend and supporter of our community.

Today is the only Sunday available for him to be with us. Therefore Fr Regi will offer the 11am Malayalam Mass.
Please bid farewell to him and offer your prayers.

As I informed you in a previous mail, we are expecting Bp Alappat to address us after the 11am Mass about the Syro Malabar Convention- 2019 and thereafter Fr Francis Nambiaparambil will offer the 12.30pm English SM Mass.

(Remember to change your time to one hour behind for daylight saving)

Sincerely in Our Lord

Fr Thadeus

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Friday, November 2, 2018

KICK OFF: Syro Malabar Diocesan Convention- 2019- Huston, Texas

Dear Parishioners,

This Sunday, Nov 4, Bishop Joy Alappatt will be visiting us to make a small presentation about the Syo-Malabar Diocese's National Convention that happens in Aug 2019 in Huston, TX. 

I will be offering the 11.00 AM Malayalam Mass, skip the homily and the Bishop will use that time at the end of the Mass to address us. The CCD classes will come up to the church at that time to join us. Thereafter we will have the usual English Mass at 12.30 pm.

Bishop Joy is visiting the Bronx church in the morning and after ours, he will go to Buchanan church for the same purpose. 

This information is shared with you this 'last minute', because I came to know about this visit only a couple of days ago.

Please take a look at the website given below. You may register online for a reduced rate until Dec 31 and also up to April 2019
Or you may print out the reg. form and bring it on Sunday to present to the Bishop in person publicly. 

website of the Convention:   

In Christ,
Thadeus achan

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Re: All Souls Mass tomorrow Fri Nov 2, 6.30pm

Tomorrow Friday, Nov 2

Adoration will be from 5.30pm to 6.30pm before Mass.

After Holy Mass and 'Oppeese' we will have Benediction or 'Vazhvu' and Consecration of our Families to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Thadeus achan

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> On Nov 1, 2018, at 11:47 AM, Thadeus Aravindathu <> wrote:
> All Souls Mass (Malayalam):
> Friday, tomorrow, 6.30pm followed by Remembrance prayer for the dead.
> Those who would like to bring a candle to offer at the altar at the beginning or end of the Mass in remembrance of their loved ones who passed away since last November are welcome to do so.
> May all souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God Rest In Peace!
> Thadeus achan
> Sent from my iPhone

All Saints Day Mass today, Nov 1, 6.30pm

All Saints Day Syro Malabar Mass:

Today, Thursday, Nov 1, at 6.30pm (Malayalam)

All are welcome!

Thadeus achan

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