Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Condolence Notice: Babu Pathil passed away this morning.

All Families of St. Mary's:
Sub: Passing away of Babu Pathil

We express our heartfelt sympathy to Mary Pathil, children and the whole family at the passing away of Babu Pathil. 
May he rest in peace and let perpetual light shine upon him!

Tonight at 7.00PM I will lead a prayer service for Babu at their residence, 1 Park Ave. Valley Cottage, NY 10989

Friday, Jan 27,  7.00PM to 9.00PM at Joseph W. Source Funeral Home 728 West Nyack Road, West Nyack, NY

Saturday, January 28, at 10.00 AM at St. Paul's Church, Congers, NY


Thadeus achan

Monday, January 23, 2017

Family Night on July 8, Sat?

All Families of St. Mary's:

After thoroughly reviewing the calendar of events, at the Parish Council yesterday, we made a decision to conduct our Family Night, CCD and Malayalam School Anniversaries all together on Sat. July 8, at the Knanaya Center.
If there is any serious objection due to anything huge happening, please let me now through a reply by tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan 24 6pm.

Hope this will be convenient to most of us, although may not be for all of us. Some of us may start traveling even before that time; however the same happened when the date was set for the first weekend of this month as well. No time is the best; but we took in to consideration mostly the availability of our College Students and free time of school kids.

Please note also that our Parish Picnic is scheduled for June 24, Saturday.

Thadeus Achan

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

YOY: Year of Youth, St. Sebastian's Feast and Adult Altar Servers

To all members of St. Mary's 

Our parish will have the inauguration of the Youth Year, announced by our Bishop Jacob, on January 22, next Sunday.
It will be a simple ceremony with the lighting of the lamp and a short prayer after the sermon.

As our HS youth are very active, we wish to invigorate and encourage the faith and social life of the young adults (17 to 35 ages) of our parish.

Here is a news letter from Fr. Vinod, the Diocesan Director of Youth Apostolate about the first month of the year. 

Condolence Message

Death notice:
With deep sorrow we inform you the passing away of John George, (90) Nedumkallel house, Kalloorkad
( Father of Aney Paul, George Joseph, Thomas George and Renny George)
Born. 6/16/1927 - Died. 1/16/2017
Funeral in Kerala and details TBD

A Prayer Service will be held today Tue, Jan 17, at 6pm
At the home of
George Joseph(Jimmychan)

Address: 73 Gilchrest road
Valley cottage
NY 10989

May he Rest In Peace and let perpetual light shine upon him!

With confidences on behalf of the parish to all members of the family,

Prayerfully in CHRIST,
Thadeus Achan and Trustees

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Three messages for your attention and action

To all parishioners of St. Mary's:

Cardinal Dolan's Mass on Dec 17 will be telecast on
PRAVASI CHANNEL 4pm today Sunday, Jan 15,

Pravasi Chanel will telecast via United Media service or online or Smart Phone or iPad 
Or tabloid by just clicking

Sunil Tristar send me the information.


Today we will take up a second collection for helping the Missions run by the Syro Malabar priests, nuns and lay people in North India and many other poor countries.

Half of the amount collected will be donated to Gorakhpur Diocese in North India, with which we have agreed upon a missionary partnership. 
The other half will be sent to the Mission office of the Syro Malabar center in Kakanad for distribution.

Census of all men and women of age between 17 and 35

Today, all men and women of age between 17 and 35 please write your names, phone and email for contact on the sign up sheet that will be passed on in the church and later available in the social hall. 
We will inaugurate the Youth Year on next Sunday, January 22 in connection with the feast of St Sebastian, a youth who accepted martyrdom for the name of Jesus.

See you at church soon!

Thadeus achan

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Condolence Message

Condolence Message:
We express our deepest sympathy to Joseph (Papooty) Thottathimyalil, Cicily Kizhakekattil and Mary Francis Avimootil and all members of family as they mourn the passing away of their grand nephew Cijoy Joseph Kanat (42) in Southampton UK.

Please pray!

May he Rest In Peace!
Thadeus Achan and parishioners

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tonight 8.00PM Pravasi Channel will telecast Cardinal Dolan's visit on Dec 17, 2016


Pravasi Channel informed me that the recordings of Cardinal's visit to our church on Dec 17 it will be telecast tonight on 
PRAVASI at 8.00 PM.

Jan 16, Sunday afternoon repeat time will be announced soon.

Thadeus achan

Monday, January 9, 2017

A quick message: Lent & Holy Week 2017 and Lenten Retreat- 2017

To All Members of St. Mary's, Rockland

Our Annual Lenten Retreat will be preached by
Fr. Jose Mulangattil, MCBS

Please mark your calendars on:

Friday March 31 (Evening)

Saturday April 01 (Day time)

Sunday April 02 (Afternoon- Evening)

(Exact time table will be given ASAP)

Other Important dates:

Ash Monday:  February 27, 6.30 PM

Holy Thursday: April 13, 8.00 PM

Good Friday: April 14, 7.30 PM

Holy Saturday: April 15, 10.00 AM and Easter Vigil at 9.30 PM 
Easter Sunday: April 16, 11.00 AM

Divine Mercy Sunday: April 23, 11.00 AM CCD and Mass, 
12 Noon Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction, 12.30 PM English Mass

Jose Mulangattil Achan's Contact:
(The Picture is of Jose Achan's ministry for the poor and underprivileged kids at risk.)

Fr. Jose Mulangattil MCBS (Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament)
Director, Mary Matha Boys Cottage
P O Perumpilavu-680 519
Thrissur, Kerala, India.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

First Friday Holy Hour after Mass tomorrow upto 8.00PM

To all Members of St. Mary's Syro Malabar: 

If we are thirsting for spiritual growth and experience of God's endless love, it is very important that we all spend minimum an hour every month before the Blessed Sacrament. 
Adoration gives us the best opportunity to place before Jesus all our burdens and also to pray, praise and worship Him.
Being in His presence will give us lots of strength and peace of mind. All of you who are able to come and adore the Lord with me are welcome!!

Tomorrow, January 6 is First Friday. We will have Holy Hour after the 5.30 PM Mass up to 8.00 PM
There will be opportunity for confession; Fr Kuzhichali will be available during the Holy Hour.
There will be prayers in Malayalam and English.

Praise the Lord!

Thadeus achan

Part- 2- Calendar 2017- July, Aug, Sep, and Oct, Nov, Dec- (Two files -Three months each)

Calendar 2017 Jan- March and to April- June - two files - (Three months each)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Song in honor of Our Blessed Mother-- "Kanyaka Mathave kayak nee..."

Fr Thadeus Aravindathu

Dear Friends,

Wish you a very Happy New Year!

May this year bring you spiritual growth, health, joy and prosperity.

My New year gift:
The song in honor of Our Blessed Mother is in the link that I am sending you all.

God used me to create this song for his glory God in June 2016.

It was requested and published in Kerala by a priest, Fr Charles Alookaran from Iringalakuda,  as part of the celebration of his 25th anniversary of priesthood.

The singer is Elizabeth Raju.

God bless all of you in this New Year!

Thadeus Achan