Friday, November 28, 2014

Kids Club news


1). No Malayalam School tomorrow.

2). Little Angels are joining for this Sunday's mass choir with our bishop Mar. Jacob Angadiyath. Please arrive an hour early (at 11.00 AM). 

Have a peaceful and blessed Christmas Season.

Kids Club

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fwd: Pastoral Letter Prot. No. 2075/2014

Dear Parishioners,

The Pastoral Letter of Major Archbishop Mar George Cardinal Alencherril is attached herewith. The letter is about the canonization of Saints Chavara Elias Kuriakose and Euprasia Elavuthinkal.

We will remember both saints on Nov 30, Sun with our 12noon Holy Mass presided over by Our Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath. We will also celebrate his 70th birth day. I urge all families to attend with your youth and children. We will have the CCD children lead the reception when our bishop arrives at the entrance of the church.

We need volunteers for cooking turkey and other dishes for the Thanksgiving lunch to be served on the same day. You may reply to this email about your willingness.

In Christ,

PS: Please open the attachment to read the Cardinal's letter.

St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago
372 S Prairie Ave Elmhurst IL 60126
Fax: (630)279-1479-fax

​Dear and Reverend Father,

Greetings from Diocesan Curia.
Kindly see the attached copy of the Pastoral letter by Major Archbishop, to be read on November 23rd ​Sunday 2014 in our parishes and missions.

Fr. Sebastian Vethanath

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Please not a couple of corrections to my email of this morning (Nov 16, 2014)

1) Ticket price for Children single is not $10 but $15

2) Date of Thanksgiving Mass and dinner: Nov 30, Sun

Today's Kick off: Will not be in the church; but in the social hall to include children after CCD
Please do not serve lunch until the kick off is over.

Today's 12 noon (Sun, Nov 16) Mass will be offered by Rev Fr. Renny Kattel.

I will visit the CCD classes and then we have class teacher's meeting at 11.30 in the rectory living room.

Parents must bring your children to classes at 11.45 am when there is CCD. In a couple of weeks, for security reasons, we will have a fire drill and a training for lock out for all children and teachers. Parents are encouraged to attend. 

In Christ,


Rules for the stage acts and sign up sheet (open attachments)

Please see the Rules for Stage Acts for Family Night (on Jan 10, 2015) and the updated signup sheets.

All the best!


Family Night 2015- Passes kickoff

Dear Friends,

Today after Mass we will have the kick off of the distribution of passes for the Family Night 2015 which happens on January 10, 2015 at 3pm at North Rockland High School in Stony Point.

Please come forward to the altar to receive the tickets. You may pay before Dec 7.

Sponsor: $250 (6 seats)

Family: $100 (5 seats)

Individual Adult: $25

Individual child (below age 12) $10

Tickets will be available with the following  people:

Team Family Night-2015: Shajan Thottakara, Joseph Kadamthottu and Johncy Chooravady and18 Current Ward leaders of our 6 wards.

Stage Program: Please note the correction in the rules: 
Our non parishioner friends can participate in any group acts. Restriction is only for single acts. Dec 7 is the lat date for sign ups.

Parish Council: 
Parish Council of 2013-14 meets for the last time today after Mass. We have a fews important items to discuss and decide.
I wish to thank all members of the Council and welcome them to the meeting after lunch in the social hall.

Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov 29, Sun:
We ask families to come forward to cook the turkey and other dishes for the Thanksgiving dinner for Nov 29. You may respond to this email or call the kaikarans.

CCD Classes: 
On Nov 23, Sun, we will have CCD classes and on Nov 29, Sun, we will not have classes; but it is important that all children and youth attend the Thanksgiving Mass and dinner.

In Jesus love,


Fwd: Upcoming Marriage Preparation Courses


Here is the latest schedule for Marriage Prep Courses in our Diocese.

Fr. Thadeus
Dear and Rev. Father,
Greetings from  Chicago Bishop's House.

This is to just remind you about the upcoming Marriage preparation Courses in our Diocese. 

Please do announce about the program after the Holy  Masses on Sundays and encourage our Youth and young adults to attend the program as a spiritual preparation for their marriage.

Marriage Preparation Program

​1. Chicago - 2014, November ​, 28, 29,30 - ( Fri, Sat,Sun)

   Contact persons : 
Fr Paul Chalissery (cell No: 919-7497175)
​                                     email :
                                : Mr Thomas Moolayil​ (630 - 779 - 0140)

                                    email :

2. West Hempstead - NY -  2014, December, 5, 6 ( Fri , Sat)
      contact :          Fr Ligory Philips.  Phone : 281-935-7275
                            email :
                               Mr James Thomas .Phone : 516 - 782-6855
                             email :
Fr Paul Chalissery Antony
       St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago
       372 S. Prairie Ave, Elmhurst, IL, 60126, USA
       Cell (919)749-7175
       Tel (630)279-1383; (630)-279-1479 - Fax

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Night Vigil

We will conduct our Night Vigil as scheduled on Friday, November 7, starting 5:30 PM until 10:00 PM. Rev. Father Renny Kattel will offer Holy Qurbana, and lead the Novena as well as the Adoration.

Hope to see you all!


Spiritual Life Team

Monday, November 3, 2014

Family and Friends Night - Christmas and New Year

Dear all,

Please mask your calendars for our celebration of 
Family and Friends Night-2015:

Saturday, January 10, 3.00 pm to 9.30 pm

Note the change of venue:
North Rockland High School
106 Hammond Rd, Thiells, (Stony Point) NY 10984

Sign up for Religious-Cultural Performances will start on Sun Nov 9 and end on Dec 7. NO SIGN UP AFTER SUN, DEC 7. Out of town college students may sign up during Thanksgiving holidays.

Talented performers who are members of the parish may participate with one solo act and within one group act and either one of two appearances should directly be based of Christian faith.

Entry passes and all details with order of the evening will be made available within a couple of weeks.

Let us plan our 5th Family Night and make it the best! Please plan and rehearsal ahead. This time, Shajan Thottakara, Joseph Kadamthottu and Johncy Chooravady will assist our trustees in this regard. Many more volunteers are needed. Please come forward to help. Youth who are interested in being part of our existing Stage program Team also are welcome. 

There separate special help desk will be erected for Family Night alone in the Social Hall after Sunday Masses to stay open until Sun, Dec 7.

Each ward will have to do a group performance (6 minutes) and we need some one from every ward to coordinate that act. Please let us know if interested.  (That is a group act)

All the best

Fr. Thad

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Little Angels Choir tomorrow

Hello parents,
There will be a practice for the Little Angels Choir tomorrow after the 12'O clock mass. Please bring the children upstairs to the alter after lunch @ 1.45 PM. Thanks.