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.  




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. 

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.







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 ***


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,


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.

Begin forwarded message:

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, 11:08

On Sunday, September 3, 2017, 9:20 AM, CCD SyroMalabarRockland <> 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 

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.

Monday, September 4, 2017

St Mary's Feast-Volunteers Needed today 5pm-7pm

Hi All,

As informed before, We are doing the lighting and other outdoor arrangements today from 5pm to 7pm.

If available, Please join us and help to decorate the church and statue of Mother Mary today.



Saturday, September 2, 2017

Hurricane Harvey 2nd Collection-Tomorrow

Hi Parishioners,

Hurricane Harvey 2nd collection will be held during the Sunday mass (11AM)tomorrow.

Funds given to the collection will support the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Arch Diocese of New York.