Monday, December 29, 2014

Family Night Cultural Programs- Group list, Music CDs, and meeting of presenters. Sat, Jan 3 and Sun 4.

All participants of stage programs for Jan 10, Family Night. 
Meeting Saturday, January 3 at 11.00AM or on Sunday, Jan 4 after 2.30PM- Social Hall

1) Dec 7 was the last date for submitting the names of the group members. Some of you have not given them yet. It is important that we have a record (full name) all who are going to be part of the performances.  If you do not give names of all group members by Dec 31 through email or at church after the 7pm Year End Mass, we won't be able to include your program. Group leaders  may send their lists by email to:
Emil Chacko at or 

2) The last date for submitting music CDs for dances and songs was Dec 23. If you do to submit them by Dec 31, we won't be able to include your program.

3) On Jan 3 and 4, you do not need to perform the whole act for preview. 
Only individuals (for children parents, family members or trainers) and group leaders or reps who will have submitted music CD and group list by Dec 31 should attend a meeting with Fr Thadeus and Stage Acts Coordinators either on Saturday, January 3 at 11.00AM or on Sunday, Jan 4 after 2.30PM in the social hall to discuss their theme, timing and special needs if any.  If you do not show up and disregard this message, we won't be able to include your act on Family Night. At the above meeting, all who qualify will be given a special ID to bring to the back stage on Jan 10.

I hereby attach the Rules and Guidelines provided with signup and emailed to every one in November.

Best wishes to all participants and thank you for your hard work!

Happy New Year!

Fr. Thadeus
December 28, 2014

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Honoring couples who have completed 25th,40th or 50th Wedding Anniversary this year

Dear Parishioners,

Couples who have completed 25th, 40th , 50th wedding anniversary on this year are going to be honored during the Family night Jan 10th. Please contact Dr.Jacob Ouseph ( for further details. If any couples missed last year's ceremony for 25th years and up  can also join this year. 

Thank you
St.Mary's Syro Malabar Catholic Church Rockland

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas from St Mary's Syro Malabar Church!

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, 
we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, 
have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. 
The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, 
who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, 
who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and 
face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.

Merry Christmas 

to all friends at St Mary's

Thadeus achan, Ousepachan, Ronny and James

Thursday, December 18, 2014



Here is an invitation from Garfiled Syro Malabar Church for the Consecration of their newly purchased church in Patterson, NJ.

In Christ,

Fr. Thadeus
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jacob Christy <>
Date: Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 8:01 PM
To: "Fr. Jacob Christy" <>

Dear Father:
I am so glad to invite you for the consecration of our new church  which is scheduled to be done  on Dec. 21st Sunday at 10 AM. 
We also invite you for the blessing of the rectory and the auditorium on the previous day - Saturday the Dec. 20th evening at 6.30 PM.
Please see the attached invitation for the details
May God bless you
Yours sincerely in our Lord
Fr. Jacob Christy

"Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain".( Ps.127,1)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Advent Retreat

Additional Information about this weekend's Retreat

  • Please come to adore the Lord on Friday at 4.30 pm and Saturday at 8.00 am to intercede for the fruitfulness retreat.
  • Priests will be available for hearing confessions on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Kids will not have separate sessions; but they can attend with parents or make use of the baby sitting that will be provided by our assisting teachers in the class rooms.
  • Food will be served during retreat times on all three days. 
  • Your generous offerings will be greatly appreciated to defray the costs.
  • Mass times will be as usual.
  • Those who have to keep the babies with them please use the Baby's Room in the back of the church as needed.
  • Please switch off your mobile phones during the preaching.
  • Let us pray for each other and make use of this great opportunity with Fr. Joseph Puthenpurackal OFM Cap. to prepare for the coming of the Lord.

Spiritual Life Team

Fwd: Reconciliation Monday

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Archdiocese of New York <>
Date: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 9:42 AM
Subject: Reconciliation Monday
To: Rev Thadeus Aravindathu <>

Archdiocese of New York   Archdiocese of New York
December 15, 2014

Dear Friends in the Lord,

I hope you're having a blessed Advent.  Here is something to make your Advent a little more special.  Today is Reconciliation Monday, which means that the sacrament of reconciliation – confession – will be available in all parishes of the archdiocese between 4 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Why not take advantage of this opportunity to prepare for the Lord's coming at Christmas by stopping in at one of our parishes for this wonderful sacrament?  Don't be worried if it's been a long time; God is always waiting to greet us with His arms open wide!  And, if you need a refresher in the "how-to's" of going to confession, we've got that covered as well.  Just check out the resources on our website, which you can find here.

Faithfully in Christ,

Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan

  Sent by Cardinal Timothy Dolan Archdiocese of New York

Advent Retreat 2014 - All are welcome!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fwd: Pastoral Letter 22-2014 (English & Malayalam)

Please see the attached Pastoral Letter from our Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath. This is meant for our reading and reflection during the season of Advent, Christmas and New Year.

Have a blessed day!

Fr. Thadeus

St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago
372 S Prairie Ave Elmhurst IL 60126
Tel: (630)279-1383; (630)279-1386
Fax: (630)279-1479-fax

​Dear and Reverend Father,

Greetings from Diocesan Curia.
Kindly see the attached copy of the Pastoral letter 22-2014 (English & Malayalam)​ 

Fr. Sebastian Vethanath

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Advent Retreat

On behalf of the Spiritual Life Team, I cordially invite you along your family and friends to the Advent Retreat, on 19th, 20th, and 21st of this month. Rev. Fr. Joseph Puthenpurackal will preside over the Retreat. Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to prepare yourselves to recieve Jesus this Christmas.


Spiritual Life Team