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)
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.
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.
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> On Nov 1, 2018, at 11:47 AM, Thadeus Aravindathu <email@example.com> 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
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