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, 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