Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Fwd: Sign Up Still Available for Solo Vocalists - Family Night

Please note a change of policy relative to the 
Cultural Program for Family Night.

As we have only 4 soloists signed up for singing in the school cafeteria (that's only 20 minutes) during Social Hour on Jan 2, in consideration of the task of setting up an extra stage etc, we have decided to let all soloists perform on main stage. 

Hence, we offer one opportunity each for those interested in performing solo songs or duets in addition to those who already had signed up. Take only five minutes each and avoid singing medley that could be much longer.

If interested, please send your name, phone number and track to rvayalumkal@gmail.com by Wednesday 
​Thursday, ​
December 3

*All those participate in the cultural programs must obtain a wrist band from the front desk at the school to enter the stage and back stage.

​*All​ group leaders should give the names of all their team members by Dec 31 if you haven't done it.

*Plan and arrange your own make ups, props and stage items in advance. The stage managers will not able to provide anything on the spot.

*Clean up the stage, back stage and changing rooms right after your program. 

*Check your belongings before you leave the changing rooms. 

*Strictly avoid food and beverages inside the auditorium and back stage.

*Children of all performers should be entrusted to the care of an adult family member or a friend and do not allow them to run around. Let us not invite accidents!!

If you have additional questions please contact Father Thadeus, 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

​TEAM, Cultural Programs​

Fwd: Circular Letter by Major Archbishop

Dear members of St Mary's,

As we get ready to welcome the new year, please find the time to read and reflect on the attachment that contains Cardinal George Alencherry's pastoral letter that he wrote to all the faithful of the worldwide Syro Malabar Catholic Church.

In Jesus,
Thadeus Achan 

Sent from my iPhone

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Family Night 2016 Tickets

Hello all,
Please secure your seats for the family night 2016. Buy tickets online today. Tickets will be available at the help desk tomorrow after mass. We will be ordering food as per the tickets sale as of tomorrow. Please bring your checks and payments when you come to church tomorrow. Thanks.  


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Fwd: Merry Christmas to all

Dear Members of St. Mary's,

It was an awesome very spiritual evening with the singing, Nativity show, Holy Mass, Choir, dinner and fellowship. Thank you for all your cooperation. God be praised! 

I thank everyone who participated/organized and welcomed the door-to-door caroling and organizing the Christmas events, especially Trustees, Parish Council members, worship/liturgy team, our Little Angel's and Adult Choirs, children and Santa who participated in the nativity scene, CCD teachers, Altar servers/coordinators, lighting/decorating team and Tech/Media crew for launching the TV displays. 

I thank all who helped in big and small ways to make this mid-winter-summer Christmas a memorable one.

Celebrate Christmas with your families and I will also be celebrating with one of the Trustees and family for lunch, and will have dinner with a few priest friends.

God bless all of you!
Merry Christmas once again!
Thadeus Achan

Monday, December 21, 2015

Fwd: Circular 35-2015 Priests' Provident Fund


This is in reference to my mention after this Sunday Mass of the priests' pension fund and our participation in the same.

I thought you should read the circular of Bishop Jacob Angadiath regarding the priests' pension fund the diocese of Chicago Syro malabar is implementing this year.
The letter is in the attachment.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Thadeus achan

Begin forwarded message:

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Family Night Tickets

Hello members,

Family night tickets are available from help desk, trustees, ward leaders, or online next two weeks. Please confirm your tickets as soon as possible on or before December 27th Sunday. 


Please use this link to purchase tickets online







                         Family & Friends Night 2016


Date Time:      Saturday, Jan 2nd 2016, 3:00PM-9.30PM


Details:                                         3.30 pm - 4.30 pm    Social Hour with appetizers.

                                                      4.30 pm - 9.00 pm    Cultural Programs

                                                      9.00 pm          -Dinner

Venue:   North Rockland High School, 106 Hammond Road, Thiells (near Stony Point) 10984 



Thanks in advance for your cooperation,




Thursday, December 17, 2015


​Friends in Jesus,
Please see a letter from Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath about some programs run by our diocesan youth movement in the attachment.

Please consider to participate if you are able to.

Wishing you a continued spiritual journey in the Advent,

Thadeus achan

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Next Choir practice

Next Choir practice (Bell Choir singers) will be on next Saturday (12/19/15), at 12.30 PM in class room # 4. 

Tomorrow, nativity show and Bell players practice after the second mass at 1.30 PM. 

Kids Club

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Practice schedule for children

Bell choir practice for the singers will be conducted on next Sat. 12/12/15 at 12.30 pm. Nativity show practice and Bell players' practice will be after the second mass on Sunday. 

Kids Club

Fwd: Malayalam version of the Pastoral letter No. 24 and Prayer for the Year of Mercy

From the Vicar:  
"The angel told her, "Mary, do not be afraid; you have found favor with God" (Luke, 1:30)

Good afternoon Friends,

Blessings of Advent to all!

Please see the attachment that contains our Bishop Angadiath's pastoral letter about the Jubilee Year of Mercy that commences on Dec 8, Tue.
Please read it and see the activities we can be part of to celebrate this year faithfully and fruitfully.

There is a prayer on the last page that can be said every day as part of your family prayer or in private.

A special thanks to Nevin Mathew and team who helped with the Christmas lighting decoration this afternoon! It looks absolutely fabulous!!

Today's announcements were several and I wish to remind you that by tomorrow you can read them on our website, www.syromalabarrockland.org by clicking on either parish news or Media. Thanks a lot to Ronny Muricken for managing our website keeping it current and George Padavil for adding the translated Sunday announcements to the same.

May Jesus whom we wait for, come and reside in our hearts!

Thadeus achan

PS: Please see the Bishop's letter attached below:

Friday, December 4, 2015

Reminder - Bell choir practice today

There will be a Bell Choir practice (only for the kids who are registered as bell choir singers) today at 6.30 PM after mass. Please arrive on time. 

Kids Club

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Family Night 2016 and Sunday Lunch 2016

Dear parishioners,
Our annual family and friends get-together is scheduled on 01/02/16at North Rockland High School, 106 Hammond Road, Thiells, NY 10984
3.30pm to 4.30pm Social Hour with appetizers.
4.30pm to 9.00pm Cultural Programs.
Dinner at 9.00pm.
Tickets are required for admission. Adults $25 and children (5 to 12) $15. Children below 5 yrs. free. Tickets can be purchased at the help desk or on online from the church website. People buying tickets online need to bring a paper print out of the receipt for the admission.
Please click on the link below to purchase tickets online:
As the entertainments will be staged only for 4 hrs 30 minutes, once programs for that much time are signed up, we will be ending the sign-up process.
Passes (tickets) for entry for family night must be bought or book-and-pay-at-the event by Dec 27, Sunday for the sake of ordering food and making necessary arrangements.
There will be opportunity at church hall for rehearsals. The school auditorium will not be available for practice.
All participants should bring their own props, makeup and costumes. If furniture are needed for acts, and please let us know by Dec 27, Sunday.
All CDs and scripts should be submitted by Dec 27 or we will be unable to approve and prepare. Groups that do not keep this deadline will not be able to perform.
Members who are completing 25 and 50 years of their marriage will be honored during the program. Please give your names at the help desk by 12/13/2015.
Unlike last year there will be no seating arrangements in this year's program. Seats shall be occupied upon your admission to the hall. Those who are interested to be a sponsor, their names will be displayed in a slide show for a fee of $100.
We invite and welcome all of you and your friends for the Family Night 2016.
Sunday lunch Reminder:
Parishioners who need to join Sunday Lunch for the year 2016 should register their names at the help desk  Last date for sign-up is 12/06/2015 (next Sunday). 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Two reminders for this weekend

1. The last day to sign-up for the Nativity show and Bell choir will be on this Sunday (11/22/15). Registered CCD students are eligible to participate. There will be a practice of the same after the second mass on this Sunday at 1.30 PM.

2. St. Vincent DePaul's GALA night is on this Saturday at 7 pm at Parish Hall.


Monday, November 9, 2015

Little Angels Choir

Christmas is fast approaching and Little Angels choir is getting ready for the Christmas mass. Children must attend all the practice sessions. The first practice for the Christmas mass will be held on this Friday (11/13/15) after mass from 6.30 PM to 7.30 PM. Jim Coakley will lead the practice. Please bring all the Angels promptly to the church. 

Kids Club 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Fees for CPR training is only $5 per person for 1 hr and 30 minutes


Fees for CPR training is only $5 per person for 1 hr and 30 minutes. It will start after lunch around 1.00 pm in the social hall. I strongly recommend that the CCD parents make use of this opportunity. This will be more helpful for those who work in Non-medical areas.

For Women's Forum
Fr Thadeus

We are offering Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/ Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Course on Nov 8th around 1p.m. which includes

                        -           Video presentation

                        -           Chest compressions on manikins

                        -           Hands on practice sessions with AEDs

                        -           Demonstration of breathing techniques

                        -           Relief of chocking in adults, children and infants.


Course is intended for anyone with limited or no medical training. Also there is no age limit for learning CPR skills. Because of the time constraints a full BLS course is not provided.

Cardio vascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Studies have shown that CPR started by a bystander doubles the likelihood of survival for victims of cardiac arrest.

CPR is to restore and maintain breathing and circulation to those who have stopped breathing (respiratory arrest) and whose heart stopped (cardiac arrest), to provide oxygen and blood supply to the heart, brain and other vital organs.

AED delivers electric shocks to stop a type of irregular heart beat called VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION (VF), which is a very fast, uncoordinated, ineffective series of contractions of heart. Unless stopped, these are FATAL. Ventricular Fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrest rhythm. Every minute that passes, reduces the chances of conversion of VF to a normal heart rhythm.

American Heart Association initiated access of AEDs throughout the community- in airports, restaurants, malls etc. to decrease the time interval from cardiac arrest to defibrillation.

CHOCKING is a leading cause of death among children especially younger than 3 years of age. Chocking occurs when food or small objects gets lodged and block the throat/windpipe. During chocking not enough oxygen reaches the lungs and without oxygen brain damage occurs in as little as 4-6 minutes and irreversible brain death occurs in 10 minutes. During the course we will go over the 'universal sign of chocking'  'Heimlich maneuver' etc.


Recommended comfortable clothing's……No mandatory fees……


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Fwd: Revised CPR Memo

Dear friends,

Please see the attachment regarding the class on this Sunday (Nov 8) for CPR training and handling chocking incidents. The class is after lunch. Please pay $20 as registration fees. (It comes up to $60 per person. Women's Forum takes care of the rest.)


Fr Thadeus
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Reena Jacob <reenamd@optonline.net>
Date: Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 6:09 PM
Subject: Revised CPR Memo
To: Thadeus Aravindathu <thadeusa@gmail.com>, Theresa Jacob <theresajacob1010@gmail.com>


Friday, November 6, 2015

Lunch Fund & Walkway Repair

Hello All,

Ward Leaders are available to receive your lunch fund for 2016 the following 5 Sundays after mass. Please pay the lunch fund as soon as possible if you are interested to join lunch program in 2016.


St. Boniface church is requesting our support for a fundraising raffle to repair all walkways of the church. There will be 4 cash prizes and each ticket cost only 10 dollars. Tickets are available at our help desk.   Please support their efforts, since we are using the facility. More information is available in the church bulletin.


With prayers,


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Night Vigil

Dear Parishioners,

As mentioned earlier, we will have our monthly Night Vigil tomorrow, Friday the 6th of November from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM. As usual, Holy Mass is at 5:30 PM followed by novena and Eucharistic  Adoration. 

Spiritual Life Team   

Monday, November 2, 2015

Night Vigil

Hello All,
As usual we will have our 1st friday Holy Mass and Night Vigil at St. Mary's Syro Malabar Catholic Church (at St. Boniface Catholic Church) on friday the November 6th, at 5:30 PM. Hope to see you all there. 

Spiritual Life Team 

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Keyboard lesson time change

As per the parents' request, key board lesson time is now changed to 1.30 PM, after the English mass. The new time is 1.30 PM to 3.00 PM. 

Kids Club

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Mass for All Sauls on October 31st Saturday

Hello all,
We are offering our all souls mass on October 31st Saturday at 9:00 am. All parishioners who signed up for the mass for their beloved ones are requested to bring a flower or candle on that day for the procession to alter before the mass.

With Prayers,


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Annual Home Blessing

Hello all,

Our annual home blessings are scheduled as follows. The priest will visit your home to the following order:

October 13th to October 31st 2015 -St. Jude Ward

November 2015 -St. Alphosa ward

January 2016-St. Sebastian Ward

February 2016- St. Joseph ward

March 2016- St. George Ward

April 2016- St. Mary Ward

We are expecting every family has a Sacred Heart Picture and Holy Family Picture in their homes during this visit. If you don't have any or both of these pictures, please contact the help desk to get one. 

Friday, October 9, 2015

Grandparents Day

We are honoring all the grandparents of our church on this Sunday (10/11/15) during the 11.00 AM mass. All the grandparents are welcome to join the special intention, prayers and the feast thereafter. 


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Error in Financial Statement

Hello parish registered members,

There is an error in the financial statement delivered at the help desk on last Sunday.

Please note the statement is for 2015 not 2014, but marked as 2014.


Sorry for your inconvenience in this matter.


Thanks for your cooperation,



Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Rosary Schedule October 2015

Hello All,

A friendly reminder,

Rosary starts on October 8th Thursday and ends on October 17th 2015. The Mass will start every day at 7:00pm, except Saturday and Sunday followed by the Rosary and Adoration.

Saturday mass at 9:00 am

Sunday Mass at 11:00 am

After the Rosary a light food (such as Kanji and Payar) will be served by respective wards/sponsors.

The Rosary scheduled as follows:

Thursday October 8th 2015- St. Alphonsa Ward

Friday October 9th 2015- St. Sebastian Ward

Saturday October 10th 2015 - St. George Ward

Sunday October 11th 2015- Sunday School

Monday October 12th 2015- St. Joseph Ward

Tuesday October 13th 2015 St. Mary Ward

Wednesday October 14th 2015- St. Jude Ward

Thursday October 15th 2015- SMCC

Friday October 16th 2015- St. Vincent DePaul Society

Saturday October 17th 2015- Women's forum


All are welcome to gain spiritual benefits of this Rosary prayer.

With prayers,


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Piano Lessons

Piano instructor Dennis Paul is unable to come tomorrow. So, there will be no Piano class tomorrow. Class will begin next Sunday (10/11/15) at 9 AM. Class time - 9.00 AM to 10.30 AM.

Kids Club 

Friday, October 2, 2015

No Night Vigil today, October 2nd


We apologize for the inconvenience but due to unforeseen circumstances, there will be no night vigil today. However, as usual we will have Mass and Benediction.

Spiritual Life Team

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Re: Night Vigil

Wrong date 
Plz correct it.

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 1, 2015, at 8:21 PM, Spiritual Life <spirituallife@syromalabarrockland.org> wrote:

As usual we will have our 1st friday, Holy Mass and Eucharistic Adoration at St. Mary's Syro Malabar Catholic Church (at St. Boniface Catholic Church) on friday the October 4th at 5:30 PM. Hope to see you all there. 

Spiritual Life Team 

Night Vigil

As usual we will have our 1st friday, Holy Mass and Eucharistic Adoration at St. Mary's Syro Malabar Catholic Church (at St. Boniface Catholic Church) on friday the October 4th at 5:30 PM. Hope to see you all there. 

Spiritual Life Team 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Prayer at St Patricks

I prayed for all of you with our Holy Father this evening!
On my way back home from Grand Central.
Thadeus Achan

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Little Angels Choir practice


Little Angels Choir practice for today's English mass - 2 PM to 3 PM at church. 

(Children who haven't attended any practice need not to come).

Kids Club

Friday, September 11, 2015

St. Mary's feast

On behalf of our Mission Director Fr. Thadeus and all the thirunnaal prasudenthise, we would like to welcome all the parish members, their families and friends to the St. Mary's feast celebrations starting today through Sunday. Please see the attached thirunnaal flyer for details.

There will be a sign-up sheet passed during the mass on Friday and Saturday for next year's Prasudenthis. As our Achan has announced in the church, unlike the previous years, we want maximum parish members to become presudenthis for the coming years and conduct the feast with their participation and involvement. The fee will be $200/person. The interested members shall sign-up their names today or tomorrow. The names will be announced on this Sunday (09/13/15). If you cannot come on Friday and Saturday for the sign-up and would like to become a presudenthi for next year, please let one of the Trustees know of your interest. The signed-up people will be called-upon on Sunday for 'Presudenthis vazhikal' after the procession. Please know that there will be no additions of names after this Sunday. 

Once again, we invite all of you to the feast holy mass and seek the abundant blessings from the holy mother. 


PS: This years presudenthis will be blessed before Mass on Friday and Sat.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Little Angels Choir practice

Little Angels Choir practice today 6 PM to 7 PM. 

Kids Club

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Little Angels Choir practice schedule

There will be few more practices for the Little Angels Choir for the Sept. 12 mass, as follows:
09/06/15 - Sunday after mass 12 to 1 PM. 
09/08/15 - Tuesday 6 to 7 PM
09/12/15 - Saturday 2 to 3 PM

All the choir members must come for the practices. 

Kids Club

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Eucharistic Adoration


The Spiritual Life Team, invite you to the Holy Mass, and Eucharistic Adoration at St. Mary's Syro Malabar Catholic Church (at St. Boniface Catholic Church) on friday the September the 4th. As announced the Holy Mass is at 7:00 PM followed by novena and Eucharistic Adoration.   

Spiritual Life Team

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Back home to NY

I reached home safe by 6pm after my trip to Kerala. I had a good vacation. Thank God!

In Jesus' love,
Thadeus Achan

Sent from my iPhone

Friday, August 14, 2015

Jerry Amaldev show proceeding goes to the poor.

The St. Mary's Syro-Malabar Mission in Rockland has made a donation for the poor in Gorakhpur. Earlier, in last year, the church had initiated a Missionary partnership with the north Indian mission diocese of Gorakhpur. The money was donated from the fund raised through the recent successful Jerry Amaldev show. The check was given by the show committee chairperson Mr. Jacob Chooravady during the General body meeting of the church on Aug. 2nd, 2015 to Mar Thomas Thuruthimattom, the Bishop of Gorakhpur diocese during his visit to the Rockland Mission. 
Mar Thuruthimattam has offered the Mass with the St. Mary's church to thank God for all the prayerful support in the past year. Members have made collections to build up an orphanage in Gorakhpur for about 40 street children. The St. Mary's mission Director Fr. Thadeus said that the partnership with Gorakhpur diocese is an important call from God that all participate in the Mission of the Church in small and big ways, through prayers, visits, service and donations. 

During the meeting, the general body payed its tribute to the Late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India who passed away on July 27th. Trustee Sajan Thomas in his speech, paid respect and homage to Dr. Kalam and remembered that he was a people's president who was loved and admired by all masses of India and abroad. The general body observed a minute of silence to pay its respect to the late President. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Little Angels Choir

There will be a practice for the 'Little Angels choir' by Jim Coakley on Aug, 16 after mass at 1.30 to 2.30 PM. The practice is in preparation for the St. Mary's feast day mass on Saturday (9/13/15).  All the angels must attend. Thanks. 

Kids Club

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Reached safe

Dear friends in Jesus,
I had a good trip to Kochi. I am with my family.
If you need to contact me or just to say hello either use email or call at my Vodafone cell # 0017034511864.
Look forward to returning to our church on Aug 25.
Let's be mutually united in prayer.
Have a blessed summer time!

Much love to every one,
Yours in Our Lord,
Thadeus Achan
(Fr T)

Sent from my iPhone

Monday, August 3, 2015

Death Notice

Hello all, 
Mr. Philip Chacko Chenkroth, father of our parishioner Laila Shaji, has passed away on Aug 2nd in Perumthuruthy, Thiruvalla. Shaji Jiseph and Laila have left to Kerala to attend the funeral. 
As a community, we support Shaji and Laila in this difficult time and  pray for the departed soul. 


Friday, July 31, 2015

Bishop Mar Thomas Thuruthimattam's visit and Mass -Sun, Aug 2

Dear Friends in Christ,

Remember, last year about this time, Bishop Thuruthimattam of Gorakhpur, India had visited us and offered Holy Mass with us? At that time we had initiated a Missionary Partnership with his north Indian Mission diocese and many of you had made donations also. Thank you and may God bless you for your generosity.

This Sunday, Aug 2, Mar Thuruthimattam will offer the 11.00 AM Mass with us to thank God along with us for all our prayerful support in the past year.

Let us cordially welcome the Bishop. If you are able to make donations to build up an orphanage in Gorakhpur for about 40 street children, please write your checks to St Mary's Syro Malabar Church with the memo underneath, For Gorakhpur Diocese. The Bishop will have lunch with us and you will have the opportunity to meet with him. 

It is an important call from God that all of us participate in the Mission of the Church in small and big ways, through prayers, visits, service and donations. God will sure reward us when we share for the poor from what we have and especially if we give when we do not have much as the 'widow's mite' won praise by Jesus in Luke 21, 1-4.

Today is the feast of St Ignatius of Loyola. May the great saint's prayers support our families in all our struggles and efforts to live a dedicated Christian life.

PS: I will be on vacation to Kerala during, Tue, Aug 4 (Qatar flt at 10 pm)  to Aug 25. If I can be of help for anything before that, please contact me at my cell 8454909307 or email me.

In Jesus' love,

Thadeus achan

Monday, July 27, 2015

Youth Adoration and Game Night

Hello Parish Members, 

The following is an invitation from our youth leaders. Those who have teens and youth in your family may send them as per below given schedule for their benefit. I strongly endorse and support this program as it is very important that our kids develop friendships and networks based on their spiritual life.

With best wishes and prayers to our YOUTH!!
Thadeus achan

This Thursday, July 30th at 7 pm the youth of our parish are all invited to Youth Adoration and Game Night at St. Boniface. 

Please send your children (ages 13 and up) for this wonderful event to be exposed to the Blessed Sacrament and have fun with their peers!  We will have adoration, followed by dinner and games too! 

Once again it is this Thursday at 7 pm

We look forward to a blessed and fun event. 

Thank you, 
St. Mary's Youth Leaders

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Haiti July 23, 2015

Haiti July 23, 2015

Haiti July 23, 2015

Haiti Mission Team will return tonight.

Dear friends in Christ,
After an amazing time with the brothers of the Missionaries of Poor and the inmates of four homes for seniors, orphaned children, HIV positive kids, physically and mentally challenged - all abandoned and many sick, the 13 member team from our parish will start our return trip today at 3.18pm by AA flight from Cap Haitien, Haiti.

We thank our compassionate God for this opportunity to serve God's poor on behalf of our church, keeping us safe and healthy and also for the life changing experience. There were also two young ladies from Canada serving along with us. They are in the picture with us.

Please say a prayer for all the brothers and volunteers of this house so that they will stay firm in their religious vocation and the inmates they daily take care of in the homes for the poor that they run.

We remembered you all in our prayers and Masses. As we followed the time table of the brothers, we could pray five times a day besides 7 hours of services. We have wifi in a common area and that has been a big blessing.

We should plan to send more batches to this place as they are in need of more medical volunteers. Some of the inmates have not seen a medical person in 10 years! Many of the teachable children, brothers and volunteers need to learn English. The needs are never ending!

So big is the harvest and laborers are few. Please pray to the Lord of the harvest to send more missionaries to places like this.

Please pray for our safe return also.

With loving regards,

Fr Thadeus Achan,
Florance Thomas and team.

PS: This photo was taken this morning after Mass this morning.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Song for the feast of St. Alphonsa.

Dear parishioners,

Attached, you will find the Hymn to St. Alphonsa. Please print a copy for July 26th, the feast of St. Alphonsa.

Spiritual Life Team.

St. Alphonsa's feast

Hello all,
On behalf of the St. Alphonsa ward, sponsors of the feast, the Parish Committee and the Mission Director Fr. Thadeus, we invite you all to join us to celebrate the feast of St. Alphonsa - the first native woman saint of India, on Sunday July 26, 2015 at 11 AM. This year, there will be a special collection of used or new Saree donations for the poor. Let us make this occasion a time of grace and blessing for our church and to appreciate the goodness in each and every one. 


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Hymn to St. Alphonsa

Dear friends in Jesus,

Good morning!

This email contains the attached song honoring St Alphonsa composed sung by Mr Jerry Amaldev while he stayed with us.
Remember, he had taught us the song at church in May.

Please listen to this and learn. We will sing together on the day of Alphonsamma's feast (July 26)

Have a blessed day!

Thadeus Achan


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Parish Picnic

​Dear Parishioners:

Please see the attached pdf file with a list of sports & games planned for our parish picnic scheduled for this Saturday, July 11, 2015. The sports & games will start immediately after the mass, at 10:30 AM.

Thank you

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Parish Picnic 2015

Hello All,

We would like to invite you and your family for our Annual Parish Picnic on Saturday July 11th 2015 after the  9 am mass. Please try to bring one of your favorite dishes for breakfast to share with others.

We have different activities and games for kids, youth, adults, and senior citizens respectively.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation in this big event.


With Prayers,


Fr. T and Trustees

Saturday, July 4, 2015


FYI: see the attachment for details.
Marriage Prep Courses: Nov 20-22
Dear friend in Christ,
St. Mary's Syro- Malabar Catholic Church, Long Island will be conducting a Pre Cana Course at 440 West neck Road, Huntington, NY 11743 from November 20th , 2015  6:00 PM to November 22nd 2015 1:00 PM. Applications are available at our website, www.stmaryssyromalabr.org under downloads/forms. Filled application along with the fee should be sent to St. Mary's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, 926 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804. For further information please contact Joy Myladoor at 516 474 8571 or Mathew Joseph at 718 343 7109 or Fr. Ligory Johnson Philips at 281 935 7275.
Thanks and prayers.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Death Notice: Alekutty Joseph, mother of Nirmala Sebastian

Dear Parishioners,

It is with great sorrow that we inform you that Nirmala's mother, Aleykutty Joseph (96), Thadathil, Vayala,  Kottayam has passed away today 7/3/15 in India.

There will be a prayer for the sake of the dear departed at  Sebastian (Babu) and Nirmala's residence tonight (Friday, July 3) , at 7.30pm.

(We will still have the scheduled Night Vigil after Mass at our church.)

7  Verona Ct , New City , NY 10956.
Phone : 845 634 1801

Informed by:
Emmanuel Sebastian
Julia and Joe.

Sincerely in Christ with the deepest sympathy,

Fr. Thadeus Aravindathu and Trustees

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Night Vigil

Dear Friends in Christ,

The spiritual life Team, invite you all to the Holy Mass, and Eucharistic Adoration on friday, July 3rd from 5:30 PM to 10:PM.

Spiritual Life Team

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Death notice

Hello all, 

George Clement (63), Francis Clement's brother 
passed away in Mumbai, India last night.
There will be a prayer at Clement residence this morning at 11.am. As a community, we support Francis Clement and his family and pray for the departed soul. 

Address: 41 Etna Place, Nanuet, NY 10954


Bishop George Ninan Wake and Funeral Details.pdf

Dear friends,

Let us all pray for Bishop George Ninan, CSI (Protestant) who passed away at age 80 in Nyack. Please see the details of the Wake and Funeral services in the attached PDF file.
Please pay respect and express your sympathy to the family according to the program given at your convenience or remember the departed soul in you prayers.

In Christ,

Fr Thadeus Aravindathu

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Annamma Devasia - Wake & Funeral

Hello all, 

Please see the info about the Wake and Funeral Mass of Annamma Devasia Panachickal. 

Viewing and Wake Service: 
Sunday, June 21, 5pm to 9pm 
at St Boniface/St Mary's Church

Funeral Holy Mass: 
Monday, June 22 at 10am 
at St Boniface/St Mary's Church

May she rest in peace!

Please see the attached flyer for all details.
Fr Thadeus Aravindathu

Friday, June 19, 2015

Fwd: Annamma Devasia - Wake & Funeral

Hello all, 
Please see the attached file for the details about the Wake and Funeral of Annamma Devasia Panachickal. 


Death Notice

Hello all,
This is to you that the mother of John Devasia, Annamma Devasia Panachickal, has passed away at the age of 96. There will be a prayer service at 7pm today at his residence (18 Clay St New City, NY 10956).

On behalf of the Syro-Malabar community in Rockland, we extend our condolences to the sorrowing family and prayers to the departed soul. 


Monday, June 8, 2015

Music Appreciation, New York, with Jerry Amaldev” June 28, Sun 3pm to 6pm

Hello All,

Music Appreciation, New York, with Jerry Amaldev" June 28, Sun 3pm to 6pm at St Boniface Church Hall

On June 28, Sunday, from 3.00pm to 6.00pm at St Mary's Syro Malabar Catholic Church, (at St Boniface) 5 Willow Tree Rd, Wesley Hills, NY 10952, there will be an opportunity for music lovers of all religious and cultural backgrounds to meet and chat with the famous music director Jerry Amaldev. The program is named "Music Appreciation, New York, with Jerry Amaldev". This is meant for all  who love to listen to good music, wish to know about the birth of different songs, comparison between Western and Eastern music, Hindustani and Carnatic music, light music, folk music, popular-cinema music, classical music including the musical career of Jerry Amaldev for the past 40 years. All (including youth) are welcome to attend and there will be no entrance fee.

DINER RECEPTION TO JERRY AMALDEV June 28, Sun 7pm at Karavally Restaurant
There is going to be a dinner reception for Jerry Amaldev at Karavally Restaurant 416 NANUET MALL SOUTH, NANUET, NEW YORK 10954 Tel: 845 215 9794  on the same day (June 28, Sun) at 7.00 pm to honor and celebrate his 75th birthday. It will be a self-paid sit down buffet dinner. There shall be only 60 seats available for the dinner. 

For both events previous registration is required  for planning purposes. For details about both events, please contact Jain Jacob at 845-661-0084 email: jainjacobcpa@gmail.com or Sajan Thomas at 8453210781 email: SAJANCTHOMAS@HOTMAIL.COM 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Night Vigil

Dear Friends in Christ,

The spiritual life Team, invite you all to the Holy Mass, and Eucharistic Adoration on friday, June 5th from 5:30 PM to 10:PM.

Spiritual Life Team

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sing New York with Jerry Amaldev show

Hello all,
The wait is over! The show - 'Sing, New York with Jerry Amaldev' is tomorrow at South Clarkstown High School Auditorium. The gate will be open at 6 PM for admission and the program begins at 6.45 PM. Please bring your tickets for admission. All adults and children must have a ticket for entry. Those who still didn't pay, must bring their money to avoid unnecessary delay. Checks need to be made out to St. Mary's church with your envelop number and memo - 'Jerry show'. 

Secure your tickets ASAP for your friends and relatives. We welcome you all to come and pay your tribute to the Malayalam music legend  - Jerry Amaldev and experience his magic. 

Our church youth and volunteers will be helping with the admission and seating. Please cooperate with their instructions for the smooth conduct of the show. 

Vincent De'Paul society members will be running a snack bar. All benefits will go to charity work.

See you all at the show. 


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Death Notice

​Hello all, 

With deep sympathy, we like to inform you Susan's (W/O Raju Kadumthottu) mother Thankamma Mathai 90yrs passed away in India on May 24th Sunday night.  Susan and her sister Aleyamma Eapen went to India with their brother for funeral arrangements.

Please keep them and family in your prayers,


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Jerry Amaldev Show May 29th Friday

Hello all,

A friendly reminder, if you are not paid your ticket price please bring your cash or check tomorrow along with Sunday offerings. We are in the final stage of ticket sale. If you wish to buy the tickets, few more tickets available. Please contact help desk tomorrow.


Make sure bring your original tickets when you are coming for the show. The gate will be opened from 6:00 pm on Friday May 29th. We are planning to start the program by 6:45 pm.


All are welcome for this fabulous music show with your original tickets.



Friday, May 22, 2015

Jerry Amaldev show, Vidyarambham, Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, Mass time change

Dear Brothers and sisters in Christ,

JERRY AMALDEV teaching us a song on Alphonsa
This Sunday, at 11.45am, the great music director, Jerry Amaldev will teach us a new song on St Alphonsa before our Mass.
Welcome all to come early and learn from the master!

Also this Sunday after Mass along with me, Jerry master also will participate in the Vidyarambham (Ezhuthiniruth) "Initiation into learning" of our little ones after the Holy Mass.

Sing, New York with, Jerry Amaldev
I cordially welcome all of you once again to the Jerry Amaldev music night on May 29, Friday at 6.30PM at Clarkstown South HS in West Nyack. I heard that several of our parishioners are not aware of this great and unique event. 
Tickets will be available after Mass this Sunday, or call me at 845-490-9307 at my cell number. 

The show will start exactly at 6.45pm and there will be no dances or public meeting/speeches/MCs etc. Jerry master will do all the talking! At 6.45PM Jerry Master will be formally introduced through a short video. Thereafter there will be a three minute welcome. Right away  American national Anthem will be sung with Jerry master accompanying on piano. The traditional light will be lit and without a word spoken, and the first song "Athappoovum nully" will begin. 

I personally guarantee that the show will be entirely different from our Stephen Devassy's in June 2014. This will feature Jerry Amaldev's smooth and melodious songs from his Malayalam movies from 1980 onwards. This show by its very nature and conception will not be noisy at all. (Any band would normally be noisy. Ours is not a band) I assure you that this is going to be the one and only show of this nature conducted by Jerry Amaldev and featuring 12 piece live orchestra, and excellent singers who trained under Jerry master since April 28. A group of our kids selected by Jerry master also will sing on stage. 

So much of preparation and hard work has been put into the making of this extraordinary music night. We have already filled around 750 seats and we expect a sold out show as we had with Stephen Devasy's band last year. Last year, lots of our parishioners could not get seats as they waited for the last minute. Reserve your seats and you can pay at the counter. Make a phone call or approach the help desk.  Four members of a family can watch the show for just $75 and there are individual tickets for $40 and $20. This is going to be the best artistic work I have ever had the opportunity of being part of the organization. Do not miss out on this rear live show.  Let us go back to the 80's, 90's and 2000's nostalgic, beautiful, melodious and most different movie songs of the beloved music director of all Malayalees of all times! Especially the Ayiram kannumai and Mizhiyoram!!!!

Please note that as it has been announced and seen in the church calendar, on June 7, Sunday, our Mass schedule will change to 11.00 AM. 
From June 7th onwards, at St Boniface church, there will be only one morning Mass on Sundays; (at 9.00AM)

Eucharistic Procession for The feast of CORPUS CHRISTI (Body and Blood of Christ)
On June 7, Sun, at 10am, we will have a Vishudhakurbanayude Pradakhinam (Eucharistic Procession and Benediction). All are welcome to join the procession and receive the special blessings. It will take about 45 minutes and thereafter we will have our first Mass at 11AM. CCD will start at 10.45am and the English Syro Malabar Mass will be at 12.30pm after lunch.

Thank you for all cooperation and support in my ministry as your priest!


Much love,

Thadeus achan

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Death Notice


It is with deep sympathy that we inform you of the demise of Aliyamma Mathew Poothakuzhiyil (98), mother of Theresa Vaniapilli. She passed away on Wednesday, May 20th and will be buried in Pala, Kerala. 

On behalf of our parish, we extend our prayers for her soul and the sorrowing family. 

Sincerely in Christ,


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Little Angles - Audition schedule for tomorrow

Please see tomorrow's audition schedule for Little Angels with Jerry Master. Remember to keep your time and bring a small amount, of your choice, as 'DHAKSHINA'. 

There will be a choir practice with Jerry Mastet after the 1.30 mass. 


Children who are registered for tomorrow's audition:

Joseph Vayalumkal  9.00 AM
Neha Joe 9.05
Antony Paramibil 9.10
Sneha George 9.15
Amala Mathew 9.20
Alwyn Veliathu 9.25
Helen Joseph 9.30
Evania Mathew 9.35
Jocelyn Joseph 9.40
Gia Akkakkattu 9.45
Noel Joseph 9.50
Akhil Mathew 9.55
Edwin Mathew 10.00
Steven Mathew 10.05
Elaina Mathew 10.10
Sandra Jojo 10.15
Amy Chacko 10.20
Rishone K. 10.25
Rhia K. 10.30 
Nikita Jiseph 10.35
Julia Joseph 11.40
Marina Thomas 10.45
Gabriella George 11.50
Serina Thomas 10.55
Christine Ouseph 11.00
Ryan Thomas 11.05
Christopher Thomas 11.10
Anna Tom 11.15
Alan Tom 11.20
Alina Jojo 11.25
Sneha Philip 11.30

Friday, May 15, 2015

Audition 5/17/15

As announced before, there will be an audition for the Little Angels choir members on this Sunday from 9:00 AM to 11. 30 AM with Master Jerry Amaldev. Those who did not register last Sunday and would like to attend the audition, please email us today for a time slot and further instructions. 

There will be a choir practice session with the master after the 1.30 mass as well. 

Kids Club

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Automatic Payment

Automatic Payment Scheme


Hello all,

We have an option to pay automatically your weekly or special offerings to the church from your checking or saving account either monthly or weekly basis.

Please send your offerings to:

St. Mary's Syro-Malabar Church

PO BOX: 683

NEW CITY, NY 10956


Please make sure to add your Envelop number (account number)

If any special offering please mention in the memo:

Please contact trustees or help desk for any questions or concerns.