Monday, December 11, 2017

St Mary's Family Night Volunteers Meeting-Thursday, Dec 14 at 8PM

Hi Parishioners,

A meeting of the Parish Council members and interested volunteers will be held in the church social hall this Thursday at 8 p.m.  Achen will preside over the meeting and guide us with preparation for the event.

Thanks

Trustees



Details of the Event

St Mary's Family & Friends Night 2018

Date Time: Saturday, Jan 6th 2018, 3:30PM-9.30PM

Details:   3.30 pm - 4.30 pm -  Social Hour with appetizers.  4.30 pm 9.0Pm   Cultural Program, Dinner.

Venue:   Knanaya Community Center, 370 Willow Grove Rd, Stony Point , NY

 

!!!! Family Night tickets are available from Help Desk, Trustees, Ward Leaders and Family Night Committee Members. Please confirm your tickets as soon as possible on or before December 17th Sunday!!!!

 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Christmas Tree Lighting tomorrow after the Mass

Hi Parishioners,

Please join us for the lighting of the Christmas Tree in the Church Social Hall after the Malayalam Mass tomorrow.

The Christmas tree will be lit shortly after CCD and all the children are requested to stay in the Social Hall for the ceremony.

Thanks

Trustees










 

Friday, December 1, 2017

St Marys Christmas Carol Starting today....


Hi Parishioners,


It is that time of the year again when friends and family gather to share the holiday season with Christmas Carol.  Our Ward based Christmas Carol starting today in St Alphonsa Ward. 


All Parish members are requested to contact their Ward Leaders for the latest schedule of Christmas Carol and to make arrangements for the home caroling. Please see the contact information below.


Enjoy the season!!!!

Thanks


Trustees








St Mary’s Family & Friends Night 2018 -Ticket Kick Off on Sunday Dec 3, 2017


Hi Parishioners,


This Sunday after the Malayalam Mass,  we will kick off the Family Night Ticket Sales in the Church Social Hall.

Ticket Prices: Sponsor: $250 & $100, Family: $100, Adults: $25, Kids Below 12: $15

 

Please contact  Mr Varghese Panthapattu  at 845-300-5881 or any Trustees  for reserving kick off time tickets. Family Night tickets are available from Help Desk, Trustees, Ward Leaders, or During the Christmas Carol through Family Night Committee Members. Please confirm your tickets as soon as possible on or before December 17th  Sunday.

 

St Mary's Family & Friends Night 2018
Date Time: Saturday, Jan 6th 2018, 3:30PM-9.30PM

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

               4.30 pm - 9.00 pm -  Cultural Program

                9.00 pm                     Dinner



Venue:   Knanaya Community Center, 370 Willow Grove Rd, Stony Point , NY.


Thanks in advance for your cooperation,


Trustees

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Family Night 2018 Sign Up - Deadline this Sunday

Hi parishioners, 

A reminder that the deadline to sign up for Family Night performances is this Sunday, December 3, 2017.  You can sign up online by clicking the link below, fill the attached sheet, or at the Help Desk on Sunday after Qurbana. 


Family Night will be held on January 6. 2018 from 3:30 pm to 10 pm at the Knanaya Center in Stony Point, NY.

Please contact Ashley Kadamthottu (845-558-6490) with any questions or concerns. 

Thanks, 

Family Night Team

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fwd: Pastoral Letter for Dec.03,2017

Dear Parishioners,

Here is the Advent message from our Bishop Jacob Angadiath.

have a blessed Advent!

Thadeus achan

 

 

Friday, November 24, 2017

St. Mary’s Youth - Thanksgiving Potluck and Lock In Tonight!

Dear parishioners, 

A quick reminder that we have two events happening today:

Thanksgiving Potluck:

Our annual youth potluck will be on Friday, November 24th from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. We will start with youth mass and adoration and then share a traditional Thanksgiving meal together. 

All young adults (up to age 35) are welcome! 

Please put down what you can bring on this list:



Girls Overnight Lock In:

Following the potluck, there will be a "lock-in" or sleepover for GIRLS 11th grade and above to discuss faith and how to live out a virtuous life in today's world with fellow peers and older young adult girls. 

The lock-in will be Friday, November 24th 10pm - Saturday, November 25th 8:30am in the church basement. Please bring your own sleeping bag and essential toiletries. Food will be provided (including Friday dinner, midnight snacks, and Saturday breakfast). 

See attached flyer for details. 

Thank you, 
St. Mary's Youth Team

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving



A Thanksgiving Prayer

A Thanksgiving Prayer
In gratitude this Thanksgiving Day


Happy Thanksgiving


In gratitude for your service to the Church, I share this prayer on Thanksgiving Day.
 

Jesus in My Heart

 Today, I pray that my heart shall be open
and that I will always have Jesus in my heart.
 
As I welcome all with kindness,
I am blessed and ever-thankful.
 
May my life reflect my Christian faith,
as I share God's Word and gifts.
 
May I never be too busy or too hardened
to have mercy on those in need.
 
May my actions inspire faith and joy
throughout my community and in my home.
 
May I never be too proud to pray
and invite God's grace into my life.
 
May I never forget all that Christ gave
so we could know the power of forgiveness.
 
Today, I pray that my heart shall be open
and that I will always have Jesus in my heart.
 
May you have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

Blessings,

Thadeus Achan 

___________________________________________


Monday, November 13, 2017

Upcoming Youth Events - Thanksgiving Potluck & Girls Overnight Lock In

Dear Parishioners, 

Please see the information below for our upcoming youth events this month:


Thanksgiving Potluck:

Our annual youth potluck will be on Friday, November 24th from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. We will start with youth mass and adoration and then share a traditional Thanksgiving meal together. 

Contact: Teena Roy (teenar27@gmail.com) or Ashley Kadamthottu (ashley.kad@gmail.com) for more info. 


Girls Overnight Lock In:

Following the potluck, there will be a "lock-in" or sleepover for GIRLS 11th grade and above to discuss faith and how to live out a virtuous life in today's world with fellow peers and older young adult girls. 

The lock-in will be Friday, November 24th 10pm - Saturday, November 25th 8:30am in the church basement. Please bring your own sleeping bag and essential toiletries. Food will be provided (including Friday dinner, midnight snacks, and Saturday breakfast). 

See attached flyer for details.
Dear parishioners, 

Please see the information below for our upcoming youth events this month:


Thanksgiving Potluck:

Our annual youth potluck will be on Friday, November 24th from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. We will start with youth mass and adoration and then share a traditional Thanksgiving meal together. 

Contact: Teena Roy (teenar27@gmail.com) or Ashley Kadamthottu (ashley.kad@gmail.com) for more info. 


Girls Overnight Lock In:

Following the potluck, there will be a "lock-in" or sleepover for GIRLS 11th grade and above to discuss faith and how to live out a virtuous life in today's world with fellow peers and older young adult girls. 

The lock-in will be Friday, November 24th 10pm - Saturday, November 25th 8:30am in the church basement. Please bring your own sleeping bag and essential toiletries. Food will be provided (including Friday dinner, midnight snacks, and Saturday breakfast). 

See attached flyer for details.

Contact: Florance Thomas (florancethomas@gmail.com) or Rebecca Vayalumkal (rvayalumkal@gmail.com) for details.

Thank you, 
St. Mary's Youth Team


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Obituary

Nov 8, 2017
FYI

Molly Joseph Mundanchira's dad Peter Pazhayamkottil passed away in Kerala.
I express our parish's deepest sympathy to the Mundanchira family.
Prayerfully,
Thadeus Achan

Sent from my iPhone

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Family Night 2018- Sign Up Information

Hello Parishioners,

As mentioned in today's announcements here is the link to sign up for Family Night 2018. 
Family Night will be held on January 6th, 2018 from 3:30 pm to 10 pm at the Knanaya Center in Stony Point, NY. 


The deadline to sign up is Sunday, December 3 2017. 

Please contact Ashley Kadamthottu (845-558-6490) for questions. 

Thanks,

Family Night Team 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

St Jude Feast, High Mass at 11AM.

Hi Parishioners,

On behalf of St Jude Ward, we invite you all to join us to celebrate the Feast of St Jude today,  Sunday  October 29, 2017.

If anyone wants to become a Presudenthi,  Please come at 10.30am and contact St Jude ward leaders for the sign up.

Lunch will be provided to all on this occasion. There will not be CCD class today, but parents are requested to attend the Feast mass with children.

Thanks,

Trustees.




Friday, October 27, 2017

Youth Meeting Tonight!

Dear Parishioners,

A reminder that tonight we have our first youth meeting. We will start with adoration at 7 pm in the church and then go downstairs for fellowship at 8pm. Food will be served and all are welcome!

In Christ,
St. Mary's Youth Team


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Second Collection for Mission Sunday

Dear Parishioners,
Tomorrow, During the Malayalam and English CCD Mass,  we will have the collection for Mission Sunday.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated. 
Thank You
Trustees

Friday, October 20, 2017

Youth Adoration and October Meeting - Friday, October 27th


Attention all parents and youth,

We are kicking off the new school year with our first monthly youth gathering on next Friday, October 27th from 7-9 pm at our church. We will be adoring the Blessed Sacrament in the first hour and will have food, activities, and fellowship during the remaining hour. 
We will be announcing the new youth team for the 2017-2018 school year during this time so please attend! 

Please send your children (8th grade and above) to this gathering! 

In Christ,

St. Mary's Youth Team

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Wake and Funeral Information - Thresiamma (Ammini) Padavupurackal

Dear Parishioners,
Please see the service information for Thresiamma Padavupurackal.
Thanks,
Trustees


Visitation at Funeral Home

 

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Monday, October 16, 2017

 

Joseph W Sorce Funeral Home

728 West Nyack Road
West Nyack, NY-10994
Tel: (845) 358-4433
Email: jwsorcefh@yahoo.com

 

 

Funeral Mass

10:00 am Tuesday, October 17, 2017

 

St. Anthony Church
36 W Nyack Rd
Nanuet, NY 10954
Ph: (845) 623-2138





Death Notice Information:



With deep sympathy we inform you that  Thresiamma (Ammini) Padavupurackal (71) wife of (Late) Babu Padavupurackal passed away last night at 8:30P.M.

She Survived by:-

Son -Jay Jacob Padavupurackal , Grandson- Caden Jacob Padavupurackal

Siblings-

Rosamma (Lilly Kutty) Nangachiveetil,  Joseph Koppara, Thomas Koppara (NY),  Late -   James Koppara ,George Koppara , Francis Koppara

MaryKutty Koppara.




Service Information provided by  Padavupurackal Family


Saturday, October 14, 2017

SMCC TRIP- "The Miracle of Christmas" Show, December 27, 2017

Dear Parish members,

The SMCC team is informing you that tickets for "The Miracle of Christmas" in the Sight and Sound Theater are sold out for 2 buses. We have already made a waiting list for the 3rd bus.

However, 16 people already paid for the 3rd bus. But if we are not able to fill that bus, then we will have to cancel the 3rd bus.

So if you are interested in the show, please bring full amount of cost and secure your seats for the 3rd bus by this Sunday, October 15, 2017, right after Malayalam Mass.

This trip will have a better, joyful family experience and children will enjoy the birth of Jesus.

All the ticket sales are final, so there will be no refunds issued. We have to pay the full amount in order to secure your seats.

We are also requesting each family to sign a waiver form, which is available at the help desk or attached with this email for use.

 

Details of the Trip

The total cost of this trip which includes: Ticket, Transportation , Food Buffet – include Tax and Tips:

  • Adult:  $90.00
  • Child (3 to 12): $60.00
  • Please pay in favour of " St Marys Syro Malabar Catholic Church"  and include your ENV# in the check memo field. 

Tentative itinerary for the trip:

  • 08.30 AM-        Departure from Church
  • 12.30 PM-         Estimated Lunch Time .
  • 03.00 PM-         Show Time
  • 06.00 PM-         Return

 

Thank you for your support and we please invite you to come witness "The Miracle of Christmas" with us on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.                                                                              

Sincerely,

The SMCC Team


 

!!!!!!   ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL !!!!! NO TICKET REFUNDS!!!!!!!

!!!!!!NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!


A good stage show

This is for your information only:
(Myself or our church have no affiliation with the program.)

Tonight, Sat Oct 14 at Knanaya Center.
This must be a good show worth watching if you are free this evening.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Death Notice - Thresiamma (Ammini) Padavupurackal




Dear Parishioners

With deep sympathy we inform you that Thresiamma (Ammini) Padavupurackal (71) wife of (Late) Babu Padavupurackal passed away last night at 8:30P.M.
She Survived by:-
Son -Jay Jacob Padavupurackal , Grandson- Caden Jacob Padavupurackal 
Siblings-
Rosamma (Lilly Kutty) Nangachiveetil,  Joseph Koppara, Thomas Koppara (NY) Late -   James Koppara ,George Koppara , Francis Koppara 
MaryKutty Koppara.

Please pray for the repose of her soul.  We, as a parish community express our deepest condolences to Padavupurackal Family.  May her soul should rest in peace and let perpetual light shine upon her. 

Thanks

Trustees

Saturday, October 7, 2017

SMCC TRIP-The Miracle of Christmas Show

Hello Parish Members,


This is a reminder that the SMCC Lancaster Show (The Miracle of Christmason Wednesday, December, 27th is almost sold out.

Please secure your seats by paying the full amount via check (St. Mary's Syro Malabar Church) by October 10, 2017.


Because of high demand, we may need to charter 3 buses. So please secure your seat by October 10, 2017.

Please note: If the full amount is not paid, there is no guarantee that you will have a seat. Again this is first come first served basis.


The total cost of this trip which includes: Ticket, Transportation, Food Buffet – include Tax and Tips:
  • Adult:  $90.00
  • Child (3 to 12): $60.00


The SMCC team needs to book the tickets for the show, bus, and lunch. Please take this consideration and assist us in order to make a most joyful family event during Christmas.


Attention all parents who have registered for the show: a waiver must be completed for your children. It will be available at the help desk on October 10, 2017.


Thank you, 

SMCC Team

Saturday, September 30, 2017

2nd Collection tomorrow for Puerto Rico

Dear Parishioners,

Kindly note, a second collection will be taken tomorrow at the Mass to aid victims of the Hurricane Maria  in  Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico is reeling from the effects of Hurricane Maria, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm, suffered devastating loss of life and a complete dismantling of infrastructure in the regions.

Funds given to the collection will support the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Diocese, by providing pastoral and rebuilding support to affected areas in Puerto Rico.

 

Please write checks in favor of '" St Mary's Syro Malabar Catholic Church " and use our regular church provided envelopes for making payments.  

Thanks,

 

Trustees

Trip to the Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, show “MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS”


 Dear Parishioners:
The SMCC chapter is pleased to arrange a fun-filled family trip to the Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, PA to see the show "MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS" on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 at 3 PM.
Miracle Of Christmas:
After decades of crushing Roman rule, the Hebrew people are losing hope. When will the promised Messiah come? Into the midst of this turmoil, young Mary is told she will miraculously bear God's son. Who can even believe such a thing? Celebrate the season with your whole family as the Christmas story unfolds right before your eyes.
See this link for more information.
The total cost of this trip which includes: Ticket, Transportation (55 passengers 2014 model Limo bus with Wi-Fi, Lavatory, wash sink), Food Buffet – include Tax and Tips:
  • Adult:  $90.00
  • Child (3 to 12): $60.00
* The 55 spots will be available on a "first come, first served" basis. Reserve ASAP!
Here is our tentative itinerary for the trip:
  • 8.30 AM-    Departure from Church
  • 12.30 PM-  Estimated Lunch Time at Star Buffet.
  • 3 PM-         Show Time
  • 6 PM-         Return

If you are interested, please secure your seats by paying the full cost of the trip at SMCC's help desk downstairs.  Please note that Bus capacity is only 55 passengers. So please make every effort to reserve your ticket ASAP. 
Sincerely,

SMCC-Rockland Chapter  Team

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Death Notice- V.V Mathai (Valiamplackal), Thodupuzha, Kerala

Death Notice

 

Dear Parishioners,

 

With deep sympathy we  inform you that  V.V  Mathai (Valiamplackal, Retired Headmaster, Kaloorkadu, Thodupuzha), brother  of Mr Joseph Varkey (Our Parish Member) and Annie Jacob, Valiamplackal, passed away in Thodupuzha, Kerala.

 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of the dear departed. We, as a parish community express our deepest condolences to Valiamplackal  Family.  May his soul should rest in peace and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, in India.

 

Thanks

 

Trustees

 

 

For Information Contact ,  Mr Degy Philip Ph 2013747080

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Malayalam School

Hello all,
Mary Matha Malayalam School is entering into its 6th year of service. 

Classes will begin on this Friday (09/22/17) at 7.30 PM. Those who haven't registered for this school year may use the attached registration form for admission. Please bring the children to the Church Social hall few minutes early. And, pick them up from class rooms upon release. 

Looking forward to another great year!

Kids Club

PS: Admission is open to the public (members and non-members). 

Monday, September 18, 2017

NYOYS: National Year of Youth Summit

Hello everyone! 

As discussed, here is all the information for the youth conference in December. 

***Our church is willing to provide a subsidy to cover some costs if needed.***

In case you haven't heard, this year we will be having a National Year of Youth Summit (NYOYS) for all Syro Youth (age 18 and above)!!! 

This is a big deal for our diocese because it's the first national (not regional like other conferences) gathering as youth we're having!! Also this one is more geared towards young adults over the usual high school/middle school crowd. 😊

Here's some quick info:

***NYOYS: National Year of Youth Summit***

Who: Syro youth from around the country who are 18+
What: A weekend long conference/summit filled with prayer, discussion, fellowship and fun! Speakers and plenty of activities will be part of it as well. 
When: December 28-31, 2017
Where: Houston, TX 
How: Registration is open from now till October 31! But register ASAP so you can book flights earlier. Registration (includes hotel/food) is $200. The church will provide a subsidy! 



***Please let Ashley Kadamthottu (845-558-5490) know if you/your child is interested (or have questions) in going ***

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

CCD Registration Fees and St Mary's Feast Sponsorship Dues- Payment Reminder


Hi CCD Parents and Feast Sponsors,


If you have not yet paid the  St Mary's Feast Sponsorship dues  or  CCD Registration fees, the payments are due by tomorrow.    


St Mary's Feast Dues-  Please drop the checks to the Sunday Collecton basket during the Malayalam mass tomorrow. 

 

CCD Registration Dues- Payments  for the year 2017-18 can be given directly to CCD Directors after the  mass in the Social Hall.


All checks should be made payable to "St Mary's Syro Malabar Catholic Church" and include your  ENV# in the memo field.

 

If you have already submitted the payments, we extend our sincere thanks.

With Prayers,


Trustees

Sunday, September 10, 2017

CCD Registration 2017-18 deadline ends today!!!!!

Hi Parishioners,

Today is the last day for CCD registration and if anyone wants to register for the class,  please see the below email for details. Our CCD team finalizing the registration process and the online access may  be discontinued from tomorrow.
When making payments for CCD registration, please write the ENV number on the check, in order to identify the students.
Thanks 
Trustees 




Begin forwarded message:

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, 11:08


On Sunday, September 3, 2017, 9:20 AM, CCD SyroMalabarRockland <ccdadmin@syromalabarrockland.org> wrote:

Hello Parents,

This is a gentle reminder to complete registering your children online for the CCD year 2017-18.
The registration link is below. You have to fill out one form per child.





Thank you to all the parents who have already registered online.

The fees for the upcoming year has to be paid via check made out to St. Mary's Syro Malabar Catholic Church, and handed over to the CCD team collecting them after mass today and next Sunday.

We will close online registrations on Sunday Sept 10th, to create the student roster, develop communication and teaching plans with teachers, and organize textbooks for class.
The first day of CCD is Sunday Sept 17th. Parents will also have a safe environment training and an opportunity to meet the CCD teachers on that day.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Happy Onam and look forward to seeing you all at the celebration today!

With prayers,

The CCD Team.

Friday, September 8, 2017

St Mary's Feast 2018- Sponsorship Sign Up starting today!!!!

Hi Parishioners,
The sign up for the St Mary's Feast- 2018 starting today after the 7pm Holy Mass. All are requested to be the part of our main feast for next year. We will distribute the Sign Up Sheets in the church and also in the Helpdesk.

The Feast Sponsorship cost will be $200 per sponsor. The blessing of the sponsors for 2018 will be done after the 4PM High mass on Sunday.

Non Parishioners also can be a Sponsor. We will form a Feast Committee after the Mass on Sunday to plan for the feast of 2018.

If anyone wants to include their name to the Feast Sponsors Sign-up sheet of 2018, (for those not able to use the church sign up sheet) please reply to this email with the information.

1) ENV NO 
2) NAME and ADDRESS OF THE FEAST SPONSOR
3) PARENT'S NAME (FOR CHILDREN'S SPONSORSHIP)
4) PHONE NO
5) EMAIL ADDRESS


Once again, we are inviting all to attend the Feast of St Mary during this weekend and see below for schedule.

Friday 7pm - Sacred Liturgy of Flag Hoisting, High Mass, Dinner and Fellowship.
Saturday 7pm - Litany, Holy Mass, Sermon, Blessing of Sponsors -2017, Dinner and Fellowship.
Sunday 4 pm - High Mass, Sermon, Blessing of Sponsors-2018, Procession, Dinner and Fellowship.
Thanks,
Trustees