Thursday, December 29, 2016

Fwd: Job Opening Email Blast

Forwarding an email that I thought would be beneficial to our job seeking parishioners.

Wishing you all a blessed New Year!

Thadeus Achan
>
> _______Job Opportunity ______
>
> Available for immediate hire, full time/part time/per diem nursing staff (RNs/LPNs) in Rockland/Orange/Westchester.
>
> For further details, pl contact: Biju, DPS (Director of Patient Services), Cell: 845-641-8584; Email: biju@sunshinecares.com<mailto:biju@sunshinecares.com>
>
> Sunshine Homecare Services
> 10 Schriever Ln
> New City, NY 10956
>
> Website: www.sunshinecares.com<http://www.sunshinecares.com>
>

Monday, December 26, 2016

Sunday Lunch 2017

Hello all,

We hope that you are having a great time with friends and family. 
This is just a reminder about Sunday Lunch Sign-up for 2017. You may stop at help desk to sign up or call admins. Please make sure to do it before January 15, 2017Sunday lunch fee will be $375.00 for  2017.


Trustees 

Condolences to the Family of Ponnamma Joseph: Wake/Funeral schedule. Open PDF file

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Family Night (Jan 7) cancelled - Will reschedule ASAP

Dear Parish members,

Due to general unpreparedness, and certain unforeseen and overwhelming circumstances, I am asking your permission to postpone our Family Night from the scheduled date, January 7,  to another comparatively convenient date. 

This will sure cause great inconvenience to and even may upset some of our people who made certain travel plans, already finished practice and have invested money for the day.

I apologize to all whose who could be badly affected by this change. 

I seek your kind support for this change which I am proposing for the sake of common good.
In Christ,

Thadeus Achan
PS: Will reschedule soon after necessary arrangements are made. Please share this message with all concerned.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Noel Augustine - Funeral Service update

Hello all,
This is to inform you that Noel Augustine (23 yr), son of Augustine George Kappiarumalayil and Elsy Augustine passed away on 12/20/16. Noel is also survived by his only sister Neha Augustine. 

Viewing will be held on 12/22/16 (Thursday) at Higgins Funeral Home, New City, New York - 10956. Time: 5 PM to 8.30 PM. 

Funeral Services will be held on 12/23/16 (Friday) at St. Boniface church, 5 Willow Tree Rd, Wesley Hills, NY 10952 at 10.30 AM, followed by burial at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Nanuet, NY10954. 

Trustees

Death Notice

Hello all,
With profound sadness, we announce the sudden demise of Noel Augustine (23) son of Augustine George (Kappiarumalayil) and Elsy Augustine and brother of Neha Augustine on 12/20/16. 

Viewing and Funeral details will be announced soon. We extend our condolences to the sorrowing family. Please pray for the family and the departed soul. 

Trustees

Monday, December 19, 2016

Sunday Lunch 2017

Hello all,

 

We are kindly request your opinion whether we need to continue our Sunday Lunch Program in 2017.


Please express your opinion at help desk by December 31th 2016.


We need to know an approximate number of participants to order food appropriately and timely.


If you prefers to continue Sunday Lunch Program; you have an option to make payments either by check or cash onetime payment by January 15th 2017. You can also submit a dated check to ease your financial burden.

 

Trustees

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Death notice

Hello all,
Our Trustee Shajan Thottakara's Brother-in-law George Curichiyil (78) passed away. He is survived by his wife Annakutty and daughter Ruby. He was originally from Thalayolaparambu near Vaikkam, Kerala. Viewing will be held on Wednesday followed by mass at St. Ephrem church, Bensalem, PA. 

We express our condolences to Shajan's family and pray for the sorrowing family and the departed soul. 

Trustees

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Little Angels choir practice

Hello all, 
Due to the inclement weather the Little Angels choir practice at 10 AM is moved to 4 PM today. Please have the children come in white top and black bottom. After the practice they will stay for the 5 PM High Mass of the Cardinal. 

Thanks.


KidsClub

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

MTA examinations schedule for 2017

Good morning everyone!
Nevin Mathew send this to me for public awareness for the sake of job-seekers.
Fr Thad

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Little Angels Choir

Hello,
There will be a Choir practice for the Little Angels on Saturday (12/17/16) at 10 AM. 

Thanks. 


KidsClub

Monday, December 5, 2016

Fwd: Registration form to sign up for stage acts for Family Night, 3pm to 10pm, Sat, Jan 7, 2017-

Dear Parishioners,

For the Family Night Cultural programs, if you have been emailing the forms to Ashley Kadamthottu, please rend them again at ashley.kad@gmail.com.
Sorry that her email was typed wrong by me in the previous mail with the reg. form.

In the form attached, Ashley's email address has been corrected. You may sign up until next Sunday, Dec, 11.

Sorry for any inconvenience.
In Jesus,

Thadeus achan



Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner

Hello Parishioners, 

Last night the youth of St Mary's hosted another successful Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner. We were able to share a meal with plenty of food and fun, as well as pray and worship the Blessed Sacrament together. There were over 40 youth in attendance as well as a few parents who participated. We would like to continue to build our Syro youth with your blessings and support. Please continue to keep the youth of our parish in your prayers.

Please see all the pictures of the night by clicking on this link. The pictures will also be available on the Parish Facebook group as well as the Youth Facebook Group. 

Thank you, 
St. Mary's Youth Leaders

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Youth Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner

Hello everyone,


Good evening! The youth leaders would like to inform you that the youth will be having its annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner on Friday, November 25th. We will be having food and activities from 6-9 PM in the social hall, followed by an adoration from 9-10. All children 8th grade and above are invited to join us! Additionally, we would like to invite parents to come to the adoration in the church. We are very excited to have this event!


Sincerely,

       Joseph Vayalumkal

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Family Night 2017

Hello all,

Welcome to our Friends and Family Night 2017

Tickets are available online from our church website. 

or

Please use the following link



Date :January 7th Saturday 2017 

Place: North Rockland High School

 

​ ​
106 Hammond Road,    
​ ​
Thiells
, NY 10984



Tickets Rates

Adults (12 and above)  $25
Children 5-12  $15
Under 5 -Free
Sponsorship $ 100

With Prayers,

Trustees

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Reminder: today's practice

Hello all,
There will be a practice for the Bell song participants from 2 PM to 4 PM. 

Nativity and Carol practices are cancelled. 

Kids Club




Friday, November 18, 2016

Christmas pageant practice

Hello,
As per the Christmas Pageant team, the practice scheduled for this weekend for both the pageant and the Christmas carol are cancelled. 

But, the Bell Song practice will take place on Saturday from 2 PM to 4 PM as scheduled by Jim Coakley. 

Thanks. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fwd: Death announcement

Siby Chacko's address:
2 Pittsford way, Nanuet, NY 10954

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Syro Malabar Catholic Mission Rockland <trustee@syromalabarrockland.org>
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Subject: Death announcement
To: Parish Group <Parish@syromalabarrockland.org>


Hello all, 
Our parishioner Siby Chacko Joseph's father Thomas Joseph Thakadiyil (93) passed away this morning in Kerala. Funeral will be held on Saturday at Lourdes Matha Church, Paipadu, Changanacherry. There will be a prayer at Siby's house, today at 5.30PM. 

As a community, we extend our prayers and condolences to Siby and his sorrowing family. 

Trustees


Death announcement

Hello all, 
Our parishioner Siby Chacko Joseph's father Thomas Joseph Thakadiyil (93) passed away this morning in Kerala. Funeral will be held on Saturday at Lourdes Matha Church, Paipadu, Changanacherry. There will be a prayer at Siby's house, today at 5.30PM. 

As a community, we extend our prayers and condolences to Siby and his sorrowing family. 

Trustees

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Fwd: Christmas choir practice

FYI

Reminder: Xmas carol practice today at 2 pm to 4 pm in church with Jim



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Shine Kelanthara <shinekelanthara@aol.com>
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Subject: Christmas choir practice
To: KidsClub SyroMalabarRockland <kidsclub@syromalabarrockland.org>


Reminding you of the Xmas carol practice today at 2 pm to 4 pm in church with Jim
Thanks

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 4, 2016, at 1:00 PM, KidsClub SyroMalabarRockland <kidsclub@syromalabarrockland.org> wrote:
>
> Hello all,
> There will be a Christmas choir practice for the adult choir, Christmas pageant participants and the little angels choir on this Sunday (11/6/16) after the children's mass.
>
> Thanks


Friday, November 4, 2016

Christmas choir practice

Hello all,
There will be a Christmas choir practice for the adult choir, Christmas pageant participants and the little angels choir on this Sunday (11/6/16) after the children's mass. 

Thanks

60th Birthday of Kerala 🎂

Hello all,

November 1st is commomerated as Kerala's birthday. There will be snacks and juice for all the Malayalam School Children today after the class. 😊

Mary Matha Malayalam School Team 

Kids Club

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Checks

Good Morning all,

Welcome to the feast of St. Jude Thadeus, High mass at 11 am today.

 

A notification from bank:

 

When you are writing checks to our church please make sure payable to St. Mary's Syro Malabar Catholic Church or St. Mary's Syro Malabar Church instead of SMCC.​

Friday, October 28, 2016

Weekend mass reminder

Hello all,
Tomorrow is All Souls' Day. There will be a special mass for the departed. Please bring a candle for your loved ones who are deceased in the recent past or at anytime. Also, bring homemade unniappam as 'nercha'. 

On Sunday, we are celebrating St. Jude's feast. If anyone still wants to be a presudenthi, please contact one of the trustees or the St. Jude ward leaders (Viju Chacko or Skaria Thomas). 

There will be common mass and no CCD on this Sunday due to the feast day. As announced on last Sunday. there will be an all saints parade before the mass. Please bring your children in their favorite saint's costume and start to line up early before the mass. 

Thanks and Goodnight. 

Trustees

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Grandparents Day

Hello all,
Today is Grandparents Day. Let us remember them in today's mass. And, also let's celebrate their faith, commitment, suffering and love for the parenthood. 

Have a blessed day.

Trustees. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Death Notice

Hello all,
Our church member Reethamma Manalil's sister Molly Joseph, Maliackel (69) passed away in Kerala this morning. Funeral will be held on Saturday at Thrikkodithanam Catholic Church, Changanacherry. 
Please join us to send our condolences to the sorrowing family and pray for the departed soul. 

Trustees

Saturday, October 15, 2016

St. Jude Feast

Hello all,

1) We are celebrating Feast of St. Jude on October 30th 2016 Sunday.

2) Sign up sheets will be available for tomorrow and next Sunday to become a Predudenthi  for this feast. All are welcome.

3) Your Weekly Contribution Status (up to October 9th 2016) will be available at help desk.

With prayers,
Trustees

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Malayalam School

Hello all,
Due to the Rosary and Adoration, there will be no Malayalam school for the next two Fridays (10/7 & 10/14).

Kids Club

Friday, September 30, 2016

Child Safety Course for the parents

Hello, 
There will be an annual refreshment session on Child Safety for the CCD parents on Sunday after the mass from 1 PM to 2 PM. The session includes a video segment called 'Safer Spaces' and a discussion led by Mr. Patrick McGuire from NY Archdiocese Safe-Enviornment program. 

All the parents must attend this session. The attendance is part of our compliance to the 'Safe-Enviornment Program' and is subject to audit annually. 

Thanks.

Trustees 


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Piano classes starting this week

Hello all,
Piano classes by Angela Argenzio for the year 2016-'17 will be starting this Friday (9/23/16) from 6 pm to 7.30 pm. 

Kids Club

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mary Matha Malayalam School

Hello,
This is just a reminder that the Mary Matha Malayalam School for the year 2016-17 is starting tomorrow (Friday). Class time will be 7.30 PM to 8.30 PM. Those who haven't registered should meet with our new Principal Nirmala for help. 

Welcome back for another great year. 

Kids Club

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Feast dues - Reminder

Hello Presudenthies,

We have a few more payments pending for this year's St. Mary's feast. Presudenthies who haven't paid so far please bring a check of $200 per intention. 

Thanks.

Trustees

Friday, September 9, 2016

Reminder

Hello,
Please bring the choir children an hour before the mass.

Kids Club

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Day of Prayer for our Communities- Sept 9

Dear friends,

Please pray this prayer tomorrow alone with your family.

In Christ,
Thadeus achan


PRAYER FOR PEACE IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Let us pray . . .

O Lord our God, in your mercy and kindness, no thought of ours is left unnoticed, no desire or

concern ignored.

You have proven that blessings abound when we fall on our knees in prayer,
and so we turn to you in our hour of need.

Surrounded by violence and
cries for justice, we hear your voice telling us what is

required . . .
"
Only to do justice and to love goodness,
and to walk humbly with your God
" (Mi 6:8).

Fill us with your mercy so that we, in turn, may be merciful to others.

Strip away pride, suspicion, and racism
so that we may seek peace and justice in our

communities.

Strengthen our hearts so that they beat only to the rhythm of your holy will.

Flood our path with your light as we walk humbly toward a future

lled with encounter and unity.

Be with us, O Lord, in our efforts, for only by the prompting of your grace

can we progress toward virtue.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Copyright © 2016, Therese Wilson-Favors. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Scripture quote taken from the New American Bible, Revised Edition, copyright © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, DC. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Photo: CNS/Gregory A. Shemitz. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

St.Mary's Feast Presudethies 2016

Hello Presudenthies,

Just a friendly reminder, we have few more payments pending. Presudenthies who are not paid so far please make sure to pay by Friday Sept 9th 2016.

 

Thanks in advance for your kind attention and cooperation in this matter,


Trustees

Monday, September 5, 2016

Final practice

Hello,
Little Angels Choir feast mass final practice is tomorrow (Tuesday) 5.45 PM to 6.45 PM. 

Kids Club

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sermon of Pope Francis at the canonization of St Teresa of Culcutta- For Spiritual reading

Pope Francis' Homily for the Canonization of Mother Teresa: 

Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis

Holy Mass and Rite of Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Saint Peter's Square, 4 September 2016

"Who can learn the counsel of God?" (Wis 9:13). This question from the Book of Wisdom that we have just heard in the first reading suggests that our life is a mystery and that we do not possess the key to understanding it. There are always two protagonists in history: God and man. Our task is to perceive the call of God and then to do his will. But in order to do his will, we must ask ourselves, "What is God's will in my life?"

We find the answer in the same passage of the Book of Wisdom: "People were taught what pleases you" (Wis 9:18). In order to ascertain the call of God, we must ask ourselves and understand what pleases God. On many occasions the prophets proclaimed what was pleasing to God. Their message found a wonderful synthesis in the words "I want mercy, not sacrifice" (Hos 6:6; Mt 9:13). God is pleased by every act of mercy, because in the brother or sister that we assist, we recognize the face of God which no one can see (cf. Jn 1:18). Each time we bend down to the needs of our brothers and sisters, we give Jesus something to eat and drink; we clothe, we help, and we visit the Son of God (cf. Mt 25:40).

We are thus called to translate into concrete acts that which we invoke in prayer and profess in faith. There is no alternative to charity: those who put themselves at the service of others, even when they don't know it, are those who love God (cf. 1 Jn 3:16-18; Jas 2:14-18). The Christian life, however, is not merely extending a hand in times of need. If it is just this, it can be, certainly, a lovely expression of human solidarity which offers immediate benefits, but it is sterile because it lacks roots. The task which the Lord gives us, on the contrary, is the vocation to charity in which each of Christ's disciples puts his or her entire life at his service, so to grow each day in love.

We heard in the Gospel, "Large crowds were travelling with Jesus" (Lk 14:25). Today, this "large crowd" is seen in the great number of volunteers who have come together for the Jubilee of Mercy. You are that crowd who follows the Master and who makes visible his concrete love for each person. I repeat to you the words of the Apostle Paul: "I have indeed received much joy and comfort from your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you" (Philem 1:7). How many hearts have been comforted by volunteers! How many hands they have held; how many tears they have wiped away; how much love has been poured out in hidden, humble and selfless service! This praiseworthy service gives voice to the faith and expresses the mercy of the Father, who draws near to those in need.

Following Jesus is a serious task, and, at the same time, one filled with joy; it takes a certain daring and courage to recognize the divine Master in the poorest of the poor and to give oneself in their service. In order to do so, volunteers, who out of love of Jesus serve the poor and the needy, do not expect any thanks or recompense; rather they renounce all this because they have discovered true love. Just as the Lord has come to meet me and has stooped down to my level in my hour of need, so too do I go to meet him, bending low before those who have lost faith or who live as though God did not exist, before young people without values or ideals, before families in crisis, before the ill and the imprisoned, before refugees and immigrants, before the weak and defenceless in body and spirit, before abandoned children, before the elderly who are on their own. Wherever someone is reaching out, asking for a helping hand in order to get up, this is where our presence – and the presence of the Church which sustains and offers hope – must be.

Mother Teresa, in all aspects of her life, was a generous dispenser of divine mercy, making herself available for everyone through her welcome and defence of human life, those unborn and those abandoned and discarded. She was committed to defending life, ceaselessly proclaiming that "the unborn are the weakest, the smallest, the most vulnerable". 

She bowed down before those who were spent, left to die on the side of the road, seeing in them their God-given dignity; she made her voice heard before the powers of this world, so that they might recognize their guilt for the crime of poverty they created. 

For Mother Teresa, mercy was the "salt" which gave flavour to her work, it was the "light" which shone in the darkness of the many who no longer had tears to shed for their poverty and suffering.

Her mission to the urban and existential peripheries remains for us today an eloquent witness to God's closeness to the poorest of the poor. 

Today, I pass on this emblematic figure of womanhood and of consecrated life to the whole world of volunteers: may she be your model of holiness! May this tireless worker of mercy help us to increasingly understand that our only criterion for action is gratuitous love, free from every ideology and all obligations, offered freely to everyone without distinction of language, culture, race or religion. 

Mother Teresa loved to say, "Perhaps I don't speak their language, but I can smile". Let us carry her smile in our hearts and give it to those whom we meet along our journey, especially those who suffer. In this way, we will open up opportunities of joy and hope for our many brothers and sisters who are discouraged and who stand in need of understanding and tenderness.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Fwd: Bible Quiz - October 9th (First Round) & November 13th (Final Round)

Dear Parishioners, 

As announced previously in church, there will be a Bible Quiz, open to anyone in 8th grade and above, based on the Acts of the Apostles. Please see the attached rules and regulations for more information. 

If you are interested, please email or phone Ashley Kadamthottu (ashley.kad@gmail.com845-558-6490) or Leenu Vayalumkal (leenuvayalumkal@hotmail.com845-729-5095). Additionally, there will be an opportunity to sign up after mass this Sunday, September 4th. The last day for sign ups will be Sunday, October 2nd

In Christ,
Thadeus Achan 

Time change

Hello, 
Due to the change in mass time, Today's choir practice for the Little Angels will be from 5.30 PM to 7.00 PM. 

Kids Club

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Reminder: parish retreat cancelled

Retreat is cancelled.

Dear friends,
Just wanted to remind you that, as announced a couple of months ago, the retreat scheduled for this Friday to Sunday, Sept 2, 3, 4 has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We will have it another time.

I wish all those who observe the 8 day Lent special blessings through the prayers of our Blessed Mother.

Thadeus Achan

Sent from my iPhone

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Re: Mother Mary's Feast Notice - Thursday Sept 1- Sunday 11 with Ettunomb Masses (8 days Lent)

The first mail has the names of the presudendis. (Sponsors)
Fr T
> On Aug 27, 2016, at 11:31 AM, Thadeus Aravindathu <THADEUSA@GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>
> Dear Parishioners,
>
> In the name of 101 Sponsors, I invite you all to the most blessed times of the 8 day Lent and the three day Feast. All details are in the flyer given below. Sponsors' names are on the second page in the next mail. Printed notice will be distributed on Sept 3-4 weekend.
>
> God bless your families!
>
> Thadeus achan
>>
>>
> <Notice 2016F.pdf><Notice 2016B.pdf>

Mother Mary's Feast Notice - Thursday Sept 1- Sunday 11 with Ettunomb Masses (8 days Lent)

Dear Parishioners,

In the name of 101 Sponsors, I invite you all to the most blessed times of the 8 day Lent and the three day Feast. All details are in the flyer given below. Sponsors' names are on the second page in the next mail. Printed notice will be distributed on Sept 3-4 weekend.

God bless your families!

Thadeus achan
>
>

Sunday General body Meeting Canceled

Hello all,

Our scheduled Pothuyogam on this Sunday (8/28/2016) will be cancelled due to the construction works in the social hall. We do not have social time either this Saturday (8/27/2016) or Sunday after mass due to the same reason. We apologize for your inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

 

Sincerely,

Trustees

 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Reminder: Choir practice

Hello, 
Little Angels choir will be practicing today from 7 PM to 8 PM.  Children who wish to participate for the St. Mary's feast mass choir must attend today's and next Friday's practice. 

Kids Club

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Fwd: Job posting

Please see the attached job opportunities in MTA.  

Thanks to John Devasia for sharing. 






Sent from my iPhone

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Fwd: DYA Praise Concert - Thank You Email

Hello fellow parishioners, 
Yesterday night over 65 youth attended the Praise Concert at the St. George Syro Malabar Church in NJ! About 30 of those youth were from our parish (see the attached photo)!! Our youth had the chance to meet other youth from around the Northeast area, hear original songs from Father Stan Fortuna and take part in adoration afterwards. Thank you to all of our parents that allowed their children to attend - please look out for more youth events this year! Please also pray for our youth as they go back to high school, college and continue work. 
With prayers,
Youth Leaders







Saturday, August 20, 2016

Praise concert - Reminder

Dear parishioners,

This is one final reminder that the Youth Praise Concert will be tonight at 5 pm at 408 Getty Ave Paterson, NJ. The cost of the event is $5 which covers dinner. 

Parents: Please arrange transportation for your child to and from Paterson. There will NOT be a group leaving from St. Boniface tomorrow (no carpooling). 

Please keep all youth in attendance in your prayers. 

Thank you, 
Youth Leaders

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Little Angels Choir practice

Hello, 
Little Angels will be singing choir for the St. Mary's feast mass on Sept. 9. There will be practices on the upcoming three Friday's (8/19, 8/26 and 9/02) from 7 PM to 8. 30 PM. 

Kids Club

Monday, August 15, 2016

Youth Bible Study

Bible study team has requested to send the following message - 
Trustees

Dear fellow parishioners,
The bible study will have a a fee of $10 in order to pay for lunch, snacks and drinks for the 3 days. There will be no breakfast. Thank you and may God bless you.
Sincerely, the bible study team


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Youth Bible Study

Dear fellow parishioners,

This email is regarding the youth bible study happening this week at our church. The sessions will be on TuesdayWednesday, and Thursday of this week from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm. If your child is interested please contact Francis Thomas via text or email so we can have an accurate headcount for food arrangements.

Number: 845-422-7551

Thank you and God bless,
Bible study team

Saturday, August 13, 2016

St.Mary's Feast Presudenthies Meeting

Hello,

As we all know, our main feast is scheduled on September 9th, 10th and 11th 2016.

We have a St. Mary's Feast Presudenthies meeting after mass tomorrow in our social hall. We kindly request all presudethies try to attend this meeting.

 

With Prayers,

Trustees

Sunday, August 7, 2016

St. Mary's Church, Bible Study in August 16th-18th

Dear fellow parishioners,

On August 16th, 17th, and 18th 2016, there will be a bible study meant for kids from seventh to twelfth grades, and the registration sheet is attached to this email. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Francis Tomas at francispanchithomas@gmail.com

Thank you for your time, and may God bless you all.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Revised time for Malayalam School

Hello, 
Due to the way of the cross in the Lent and the First Friday Adoration,  we are changing the Malayalam School time to Friday 7.30 PM to 8.30 PM. 

Registration starts this Sunday. The first 25 children  register will be given a free string bag. 

Piano school - new time Friday 6.00  PM to 7. 30 PM. 

Kids Club 

Northeast Regional Praise and Worship Concert

Hello All! 

Calling all of St. Mary's Youth! 

On Saturday, August 20th at 5 pm at the St. George Church in Paterson, NJ there will be a Northeast Regional Praise and Worship Concert! The concert will feature youth from the whole northeast region (NY, NJ, CT and Boston churches) and our special guest is Father Stan Fortuna, a priest who will lead us in worship and adoration. There will be faith, fun, and fellowship so all youth (high school and above are invited)! Parents, this a great way for youth to reconnect with God before school starts again. There is a $5 fee to cover dinner.  

If you or your child are interested, please see the attached flyer and consent form. The form must be signed and given to a Youth Leader (Anjali Vettom, Amanda Kadamthottu or Ashley Kadamthottu) as soon as possible to coordinate transportation.

*Parents: We are in great need of chaperones and drivers to Paterson, NJ. Please consider donating your Saturday evening to help our youth! Please email Ashley Kadamthottu at ashley.kad@gmail.com if you can help in any way. 

Once again, we are encouraging ALL youth to attend this great event! Thank you for your continued cooperation, support and prayers. 

With prayers, 
St. Mary's Youth Leaders

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Program time change

Hello,
The following Kids Club program time change will be in effect from September. 

Mary Matha Malayalam School - new time Friday 7 PM to 8 PM.
Registration starts from Next Sunday. 

Piano school - new time Friday 5.30 PM to 7 PM. Please register your name at the Help desk. 

Thanks. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Job opportunities in MTA.

Hello,
Open the link below to find more job opportunities in MTA. No written test. Practical test only. Best wishes. 


Thanks to Nevin Mathew for sharing. (If you have job opportunities at your work, please let us know). 

Trustees





Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Job opportunities

Hello, 
If you have a new graduate or other relative who is job hunting, the NYC  MTA Police Department is hiring.  The application is available online.  Please see the attached poster.

Trustees

Friday, July 15, 2016

Reminder: Alter Severs Appreciation and Training

Event: Alter Severs Appreciation and Training.
When: July 18, Monday. 
Time: 10am to 4.30pm
Venue: Church Hall

From 2.30 to 4.30pm will be Barbecue and fellowship on the patio of Fr T's home: 
There will be a sharing by Seminarian Savio Paul about his life journey. 

Current servers and those who wish to join to serve are welcome .

Coordinators: 
Aney Chacko & Viju Chacko


~ Trustees


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Death Notice

Hello,
Our parishioner Rosmi Mathew's (w/o Saji Mathew) grand mother Rosamma David (90 y/o), Maliamveettil passed away in Kerala. Funeral will be held on July 14, at St. James Church Poonithura, Eranakulam.  

As a community we express our condolences to the sorrowing family and pray for the departed soul. 

Trustees

Monday, July 11, 2016

Parish Picnic 2016

Hello Members,


All are welcome for our parish picnic on Saturday July 16th 2016.

Please note the mass time is changed to 8.30 am on Saturday July 16th.

Fee $20 per family.

Please see the details on attached Flyer


Thanks,

Fr.T and trustees

Sunday, July 3, 2016

September Parish Retreat

Hello All,

Our parish retreat scheduled in September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th will be cancelled due to some unexpected reasons. We are planning to arrange another retreat later months of this year. Sorry for your inconvenience. 


Thanks,


Trustees

 

Fwd: clothing drive

Dear Friends,
This message is on behalf of the Haiti Mission Trip from our Syro Malabar parish.

In this Year of Mercy, something beautiful is happening!

As you all know, we have a group of adults and children from our church going to an orphanage in Haiti July 9th - July 14th. They will be working with physically and mentally disabled children with the ages of 5-15 years. 
 
If you have any clothes that you no longer use and would like to donate them, the group will be happy to take it along with them. We ask that the clothes are:
 
- hot weather appropriate (no sweatshirts/sweatpants or jackets)
- in decent usable condition (no torn or really worn out clothes)
- for ages 5-15 years old
 
Today, July 3, we will leave a donation box in church to drop the clothes.

You may also drop cloths tomorrow July 4, 9am to 11am, Friday evening and Sat morning around Mass times. And at the parish office from July 6th in the morning hours.

Or some one from the Haiti group will come to pick it up. Please contact me, Fr Thadeus at 845-490-9307, Dr. Reena Jacob 845-661-0085, Aney Chacko 845-709-9349, Florence Thomas- 845-323-0709  if you have clothes you would like to donate and would like it picked up from your house. 

Please keep all 18 missionaries and the poor they are going to serve in your prayers.

Wish you a very happy feast of our father in faith St. Thomas and a Happy Independence Day!

Sincerely in Our Lord,

Thadeus achan

Friday, July 1, 2016

Employment opportunities

Hello,
For those who are looking for a job, WestChester Post Office is now hiring mail handlers and clerks. 
For more information visit - http://usps.com/employment

Trustees

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Death Notice- Aleyamma Devasia (80) - Grandmother of Leetha Kurien Chacko

Dear Parishioners,

With deep sympathy I inform you that Aleyamma Devasia grand mother of Leetha Chacko passed away in India, Kondakal, Champakulam. Please pray for the repose of the soul of the dear departed.

We, as a parish express our deepest condolences to all members of the family who are in India and also in the US. We promise our remembrance of this dear AMMACHY at our Masses and prayers.

May her should rest in peace and let perpetual light shine upon her.

In Christ,
Thadeus achan

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Fwd: VBC Flyer for July 12 to 14, Tue to Thu

Dear Parents,

Please call Sindhu or Viju at the given numbers to register or do it at church on July 3 or July 10 Sundays.

Fr Thadeus

Death Notice

Hello Parishioners,

With deep sorrow to announce that our parish member Subin Muttathu's Uncle George Sebastian Kulakkattuvayalil (61 yrs) passed away in India yesterday morning. 

We express our deepest sympathy on behalf of our community to all family members, especially Thresiamma Kallukulam, Subin, and Pooja in their difficult time. 

Please remember in your prayers.

 

Trustees

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Fwd: Reminder: SAT SEMINAR

Good afternoon Parish,
>
> Please share and invite your friends and family to this seminar.
>
> SMCC conducting a SAT seminar on June 26th from 1PM to 3PM. The target of the audience is students from 8th grade to 12th grade.
>
> Mr.Jaison Thomas(NY certified Math Teacher will handle the seminar onMaths from 1 PM to 2 PM.He will cover the new changes and subject details.
>
> Mrs.Sara Leslie(NY Certified English Teacher will handle the seminar onEnglish from 2 PM to 3 PM. She will also cover the new changes and subject details.
>
> Thank you

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Death Notice

Dear friends,
It is with deep sorrow that I inform you of the demise of Paulose Johny father of Tintumol, wife of MATHEW Francis.
We offer our deepest sympathy. This morning I had prayed for Johny during Holy Mass.
We will continue to pray for the repose of the soul of the dear departed.

Other details:
Kottaram House
Kandanad,Ernakulam
Funeral will at 12 PM Friday in Kerala
St. George Church Mulanthruthy

Message was passed on by MATHEW Francis Avimoottil.

In Our Lord,
Thadeus Achan

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Reminder: SAT SEMINAR

Good morning Parish,

Please share and invite your friends and family to this seminar.

SMCC conducting a SAT seminar on June 26th from 1PM to 3PM. The target of the audience is students from 8th grade to 12th grade.

Mr.Jaison Thomas(NY certified Math Teacher will handle the seminar onMaths from 1 PM to 2 PM.He will cover the new changes and subject details.

Mrs.Sara Leslie(NY Certified English Teacher will handle the seminar onEnglish from 2 PM to 3 PM. She will also cover the new changes and subject details.

Thank you

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Re: Youth Event this Friday

Hello All,

As a reminder the youth of St. Mary's Syro Malabar Church will be having a summer kick off event featuring fun, food and fellowship. All youth in 8th grade and above are welcome to join tomorrow, Friday June 17th at 6:30 pm to 10:15 pm. We will have adoration from 9pm to 10pm - parents are invited to join us! Parents, please arrive at 10:15to pick up your child or arrange rides accordingly. We hope to see all of our youth there! 

Thank you, 
Youth Leaders

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Fwd: Magazine June 2016 - PDF format

Matrimonial Profiles of Catholic Adults from Kerala: 
SYRO MALABAR MATRIMONY NETWORK
A magazine dedicated to help families looking for alliances 

Dear Friends,

Here I am forwarding a very good resource for all families who look forward to the marriages of their children in the near future. This news letter contains good information including the profiles of many marriageable Catholic adults. 

Please open the attachment that says Magazine.

God bless our families!

Thadeus achan

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Reminder: Bone Marrow Drive at St.Boniface Church on June 12 Sunday From 1PM-3PM

Dear Parishoners,

SAMAR (South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters) is conducting bone Marrow drive for Shibu Arnold on June 12 Sunday from 1PM to 3PM at St.Bonfiace Church(5 Willow Tree Rd, Wesely Hills, NY). We are requesting  every parishoners age between 18-44 to come forward and participate in this driveway. We need to fill a form and give cheek swap.


Please click the below linlk to get more info.

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SMCC- Rockland Chapter

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Fwd: Prayer service.

Info about prayer service at Padavupurackal house:

From: Siji George <siji_george@hotmail.com>
Date: June 5, 2016 at 4:47:38 


  Dear Acha,


 We would like to have a prayer service at Babuchayan's house tomorrow 6/6/16 at 6.30PM.


 Babuchaya's house address is:  10 High Mountain Rd, Pomona, NY 10970


Appreciate if you could communicate about this prayer service it to our community.


Regards


Siji George


Fwd: Joseph (BABU) Padavupurackal's Wake and Funeral Schedule


Subject: Joseph (BABU) Padavupurackal's Wake and Funeral Schedule

 Dear Acha,

 

 I would like to let you know the detailed schedule for Babuchayan's wake and funeral services.

 

 Wake on 6/8/16 from 5PM to 9PM at Joseph W Sorce Funeral Home

  Address: 728 W Nyack Rd, West Nyack, NY 10994

 

 Funeral Service: At St Anthony's Church on 6/9/16, Service starts at 10AM.


 Appreciate if you could share this with our community.



Regards

Siji George

 


Bone Marrow Drive at St.Boniface Church on June 12 Sunday From 1PM-3PM


Dear Parishoners,

SAMAR (South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters) is conducting bone Marrow drive for Shibu Arnold and Sujit Nair in Texas on June 12 Sunday from 1PM to 3PM at St.Bonfiace Church(5 Willow Tree Rd, Wesely Hills, NY). We are requesting  every parishoners age between 18-44 to come forward and participate in this driveway. We need to fill a form and give cheek swap.


Please click the below linlk to get more info.



സ്വാബ് ഫോര്‍ ഷിബു: മുന്‍ സൈനികന്റെ പുതിയ പോരാട്ടത്തില്‍ മജ്ജ നല്‍കി പങ്കു ചേരാം

ന്യു യോര്‍ക്ക്: സെന്യത്തിലും ജീവിതത്തിലും പോരാട്ടത്തിന്റെചരിത്രമുള്ള ഷിബു ആര്‍നോള്‍ഡ് (35) ഇപ്പോള്‍ വീണ്ടുമൊരു പോരാട്ടത്തിന്റെ മധ്യത്തില്‍. ആരോഗ്യപൂര്‍ണമായ ജീവിതത്തിലേക്കു തിരിച്ചു വരാനുള്ള ഈ പോരാട്ടത്തില്‍ വിജയം വരിക്കാന്‍ സുമനസുകളുടേ ചെറിയൊരു സഹായം വേണം -ഒരു തുള്ളീ ഉമിനീര്‍.

യു.എസ്. വ്യോമസേനയില്‍ സിവില്‍ എഞ്ച്‌നിയറിംഗ് സ്‌ക്വാഡ്രണില്‍ സ്റ്റ്രക്ചറല്‍ ജേര്‍ണിമാന്‍ ആയിരുന്ന ഷിബുവിനു രണ്ടു മാസം മുന്‍പാണു എം.ഡി.എസ് (മൈലോഡിസ്പ്ലാസ്റ്റിക് സിന്‍ഡ്രോംസ്) കണ്ടെത്തിയത്. ബോണ്‍ മാരോയുടെ (മജ്ജ) പ്രവര്‍ത്തനം ശരിയായി നടക്കാത്ത അവസ്ഥയാണത്. ഇതുരക്തത്തിലെ സെല്ലുകളെ ദോഷമായി ബാധിക്കുന്നു.

അനുയോജ്യമായ മജ്ജ/സ്റ്റെം സെല്‍ മാറ്റി വച്ചാല്‍ തീരുന്ന പ്രശ്‌നമാണത്. വീട്ടിലുള്ളവരുടെ മജ്ജ യോജിക്കുന്നില്ല. യോജിക്കുന്ന മജ്ജ/സ്റ്റെം സെല്‍ കിട്ടാന്‍ സാധ്യത കൂടുതല്‍ മലയാളികളില്‍ നിന്നോ ഇന്ത്യാക്കാരില്‍ നിന്നോ ആണു. പക്ഷെ മജ്ജ കൊടുക്കാന്‍ തയ്യാറുള്ളവരുടെ രെജിസ്റ്റ്രിയില്‍ അധികം മലയാളികളോ ഇന്ത്യാക്കാരോ ഇല്ലെന്നതാണു പ്രശ്‌നം. നേറെ മറിച്ച് ഇത്തരമൊരു പ്രശ്‌നം ഒരു വെള്ളക്കാരനാണു വരുന്നതെങ്കില്‍ രെജിസ്റ്റ്രിയില്‍ പരതിയാല്‍ അനുയോജ്യമായ മാച്ച് കിട്ടുക ഏറെ എളുപ്പം. ലക്ഷക്കണക്കിനു വെള്ളക്കാര്‍ രെജിസ്റ്റ്രിയിലുണ്ട്.

ഒരു ഫോം പൂരിപ്പിച്ച് കൊടുത്ത് ഒരു തുള്ളി ഉമിനീരും കൊടുത്താല്‍പരിശോധനക്കു ശേഷം മാച്ച് ആണെങ്കില്‍ അറിയിക്കും. ഇല്ലെങ്കില്‍ രെജിസ്റ്റ്രിയില്‍ ചേര്‍ത്ത് വയ്ക്കും. എപ്പോഴെങ്കിലും അനുയോജ്യരാവര്‍ വന്നാല്‍ അത് ഉപകരിക്കും.

മാരോ/സ്റ്റെം സെല്‍ കൊടുക്കാന്‍ കുറച്ചു സമയമേ എടുക്കു. അതു കൊണ്ട് ദോഷഫലങ്ങളൊന്നുമില്ല. വേദനാജനകവുമല്ല. ഒരു ജീവന്‍ രക്ഷിക്കാന്‍ കിട്ടുന്ന അവസരമണത്.
പതിനെട്ടു മുതല്‍ 44 വയസ് വരെയുള്ളവരുടെ മജ്ജ/സ്റ്റെം സെല്‍ ആണ് വേണ്ടത്.

ന്യു യോര്‍ക്കിലുള്ള പ്രശസ്ത എഴുത്തുകാരി ഡോ. എന്‍.പി. ഷീലയുടെ പുത്രനാണു ഷിബു. ഒന്നോ രണ്ടൊ മാസത്തിനുള്ളില്‍ മജ്ജ/സ്റ്റെം സെല്‍ കിട്ടണമെന്നു സഹോദരി എം.ഐ.ടിയിലുള്ള 
ഡോ.  ഷീബ ജോസഫ്‌  പറഞ്ഞു. അല്ലെങ്കില്‍ അതു എ.എം.എല്‍ (ഒരു തരം രക്താര്‍ബുദം) ആയി മാറാം.

ഈ സാഹചര്യത്തില്‍ അനുയോജ്യമായ മജ്ജ കണ്ടെത്താന്‍ വേണ്ടി 'ബി ദി മാച്ച്' രെജിസ്‌ട്രെഷന്‍ സമാറിന്റെ നേത്രുത്വത്തില്‍ (സൗത്ത് ഏഷ്യന്‍മാരോ അസോസിയേഷന്‍ ഓഫ് റിക്രൂട്ടേഴ്‌സ്) നടത്തുന്നു. പള്ളികളിലും ക്ഷേത്രങ്ങളിലുമൊക്കെ ഡൊണേഷന്‍ ഡ്രൈവ് സംഘടിപ്പിക്കണമെന്നു സമാര്‍ അഭ്യര്‍ഥിക്കുന്നു.

പത്തു വര്‍ഷം മുന്‍പ് വലിയൊരു കാറപകടത്തില്‍ നിന്നു ഷിബു രക്ഷപ്പെട്ടതാണ്. കാര്‍ പലവട്ടം കുട്ടിക്കരണം മറിഞ്ഞു. ശരീരരത്തിലും തലയിലും അതീവ ഗുരുത്രമായ പരുക്കുകള്‍ ഉണ്ടായി. ഒരു മാസത്തില്‍ കൂടുതല്‍ കോമയില്‍ കിടന്നു. അത്തരം സ്ഥിതിയില്‍ നിന്നു സാദാ ജീവിതത്തിലേക്കു മടങ്ങിയ ഷിബു ഈ പോരാട്ടത്തിലും വിജയിക്കും - ചെറിയൊരു സഹായം കിട്ടിയാല്‍. അതിനു കഴിയുന്നത്ര പേര്‍ മുന്നോട്ടു വരണം.

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SMCC- Rockland Chapter

Joseph (BABU) Padavupurackal passed away.

Dear Parishioners,
This is to inform you of the sad news of the death of Joseph (BABU)Padavupurackal who returned to his heavenly home this morning.
Please pray for the repose of his soul.

On behalf of our parish community I express our deepest sympathy to the family, especially to his wife Amminy and son Jay.
Funeral details TBD.

May he rest in peace!
In Christ,
Thadeus Achan

Sent from my iPhone

Friday, June 3, 2016

Last day of Malayalam School

Hello,
The last day of the school is tomorrow. 

PS: Mary Matha Malayalam School will celebrate its anniversary along with CCD on Saturday, June 11 at 6 pm.

Have a Happy and Safe Summer. 

Kids Club 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thaikkudam Bridge Program Cancellation on May 20th 2016

Hello all,
This is message from Fr. Joseph Pullikattil.


Subject: May 20th "Thaikkudam Bridge" Program is Cancelled

Dear Friends, 
 
We deeply regret to inform you that the "Thaikkudam Bridge" Fundraiser event scheduled for May 20, 2016 at East Catholic High School Manchester CT has been canceled due to some unforeseen delays and complications with travel Visas for some of the performers. We are hoping to reschedule the program for the last weekend in June (24, 25 or 26) but will only be able to confirm if we are able to do so by the end of next week (by May 27, 2016).
 
We will make a full refund for all tickets bought so far without questions if you do not wish to attend the rescheduled the program in June (to be confirmed by May 27). If for any reason, we are unable to reschedule this program, we will issue a full refund for all tickets.
 
We want to thank you for your support and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may have caused.
 
Please feel free to email us at info@thaikkudamlivect.com if you wish to request for a refund or have any additional questions/concerns. Thanks again for your support!
 
Sincerely,
 
The Thaikkudam event team of St. Thomas Syro Malabar Church, Hartford, CT