Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Parent-Teacher meeting 03/28/15

Hello,
This is to remind you that there will be a Parent - Teacher meeting for Malayalam School on Saturday, 03/28/15 at 10.30 AM. Meeting will be held in class room # 4. 

Please know that following the Malayalam School, there will be a practice for the Little Angels Choir @ 12.30 PM and one on 03/29/15, Palm Sunday, @ 2.30 PM after the mass. Thanks.  

Have a blessed Lent Season.


Kids Club

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fwd: Prayer & Fasting, Way of the Cross, Blood Donation



Our Mother church is asking us to offer the Way of the Cross on this Good Friday in Solidarity with the persecuted Christians in the middle east. The church also encourages us to donate blood in connection with the Holy Week.

Have a blessed day!

Thadeus achan

Friday, March 20, 2015

Malayalam School 03/21/15

Hello, 
There will be no Malayalam School tomorrow. Please bring the children for the Lenten Retreat. 

Kids Club

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Choir Practice

Hello all,
There will be a practice for the Little Angels Choir on 03/28/15 (Saturday @ 12.30 PM)  and on 03/29/15, Palm Sunday, @ 2.30 PM after the mass.  Please mark your calendar. 

Kids Club

Healing Mass tonight (March 19) at 6.30 PM at St Mary's

Dear Friends in Jesus,

Happy Feast of St Joseph, powerful protector of families!

Just a reminder: 
Our Annual Parish Retreat is starting tonight.

The anointed retreat preacher Rev Fr Mathew Elavumkal VC (Kochumathew achan) is already here from Divine Retreat center Kerala.

Make sure we all attend tonight's healing Mass.

The Mass will begin only by 7pm as there will be music to begin with at 6.30pm.

So, even if you return home a bit late from work, do not miss this great opportunity.
Please pray three Hail Mary for the fruitfulness of the retreat. 

Welcome all!

Your Achan 
Fr Thadeus


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Lenten Retreat

 Additional Information about this weekend's Retreat

-      As we all know our Lenten Retreat tomorrow Thursday, March 19th with the Healing Mass at 6:30 pm.

-      The following days will begin with an hour of Adoration to intercede for the fruitfulness of the retreat. Friday at 4.30 pm, Saturday at 8.00 am and Sunday at 11:00 am. All are welcome to join us.

-      Priests will be available for hearing confessions on Saturday and Sunday.

-      Youth will have separate sessions at the same time in the basement on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Rev. Fr. Rijo will lead the sessions for youth all three days. Encourage your children to attend and make use of this great opportunity.

-       Kids under thirteen will have separate session. 

-      Food will be served during retreat times on all three days. 

-      Your generous offerings will be greatly appreciated to cover the costs.

-      Those who have babies with them please use the Baby's Room in the back of the church as needed.

-      Please either switch off or keep your phones on silent mode during the retreat.

 

    Prayerfully,

 

    Spiritual Life Team

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Lenten Retreat

 Additional Information about this weekend's Retreat

-      As we all know our Lenten Retreat starts on Thursday, March 19th with the Healing Mass at 6:30 pm.

-      The following days will begin with an hour of Adoration to intercede for the fruitfulness of the retreat. Friday at 4.30 pm, Saturday at 8.00 am and Sunday at 11:00 am. All are welcome to join us.

-      Priests will be available for hearing confessions on Saturday and Sunday.

-      Youth will have separate sessions at the same time in the basement on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Rev. Fr. Rijo will lead the sessions for youth all three days. Encourage your children to attend and make use of this great opportunity.

-       Kids under thirteen will have separate session from the youth.

-      Food will be served during retreat times on all three days. 

-      Your generous offerings will be greatly appreciated to cover the costs.

-      Those who have babies with them please use the Baby's Room in the back of the church as needed.

-      Please either switch off or keep your phones on silent mode during the retreat.

 

    Prayerfully,

 

    Spiritual Life Team

 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Info about Jerry Amaldev Show 7pm, Friday, May 29

When you pay for tickets please write "JERRY AMALDEV SHOW" on the memo area of the check.

Team 
Sing, New York, 
with Jerry Amaldev

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Little Angels Choir practice on 03/14/15

Hello all,
There will be a practice for the Little Angels Choir on 03/14/15 (Saturday @ 12.30 PM) at the church. Please bring the children on time. Food will be provided. 

Kids Club

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Night Vigil

 As usual we will  conduct our monthly  Night Vigil  on Friday, March 6, starting at 5:30 PM until 10:00 PM. Rev. Father Thadeus Aravindathu will offer Holy Mass, and lead the Novena as well as the Adoration.

On behalf of the Spiritual Life Team, I cordially invite all parishioners to the Night Vigil. Please come to adore the Lord.

prayerfully, 
Spiritual Life Team

Death of Cardinal Egan, Retired Archbishop of New York

Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2015 3:14 PM
Subject: Death of His Eminence, Edward Cardinal Egan

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS BEING SENT TO YOU ON BEHALF OF:
THE OFFICE OF THE CARDINAL
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE


My brother priests and deacons,

I am saddened to tell you that our beloved Cardinal Edward Egan, the Archbishop of New York from 2000-2009, has gone home to the Lord.

Thank God he had a peaceful death, passing away right after lunch today, with the prayers and  sacraments of his loyal priest secretary, Father Douglas Crawford, in his residence at the Chapel of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.  He was rushed to NYU Langone Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 2:20 pm this afternoon.

Join me, please, in thanking God for his life, especially his generous and faithful priesthood.

Pray as well that the powerful mercy of Jesus, in which our Cardinal had such trust, has ushered him into heaven.

My sympathy to his natural family, who will grieve for their uncle, and to you, his spiritual family here in the Archdiocese of New York.

I'll keep in touch as our arrangements are made.

May he rest in peace.



Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan

Archbishop of New York

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Fwd: Circular No. 26 Solidarity with the suffering Christians

Friends in Jesus,

Please read and reflect on the circular from our Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath.

In Christ,

Thadeus achan
CURIA
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,

Kindly see the attached circular by His Excellency Mar Jacob Angadiath to be read during all Holy Qurbana in our parishes and missions on Sunday March 1, 2015.

Fr. Sebastian Vethanath 
Chancellor​

Fwd: Notice

Dear friends in Christ,

Please see the Lenten Retreat and Holy Week schedule in this mail. Print out and keep it somewhere you can always see it and be reminded of those important days of the memory of our Salvation History.
Hope you can also save it on your smart phone or tablets for reference.

We will send you a detailed program of the retreat for the youth and children in a few days. 

See you at CCD and Mass this afternoon.

In Jesus who died and rose again for us!

Thadeus achan and Trustees