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).