Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ignore the fake emails

Dear Parishioners,
Please ignore the fake emails that come with my name, if you get any now or in the future.
Please know that I will NEVER ask for anything personal through email.
I will only call you.
Thadeus Achan
Sent from my iPhone

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Youth Meeting This Thursday, September 13

Dear Parishioners,

We are excited to have a Youth Meeting this week to kick-off the new school year.

The evening will include: food, discussion, and conclude in adoration.  We will also be electing new Youth leaders. 

When: Thursday, Sept 13th from 7 to 9 PM
Where: Parish Hall
Who: Youth ages 13 and above are welcome

We look forward to your child's participation! 

With love and prayers,
St Mary's Youth Team

Saturday, September 8, 2018

St Mary's Feast 2018 Sponsors List, Schedule, Sign Up 2019 Details-----

Hi Parishioners,

We are inviting all to attend the Feast of St Mary during this weekend and see below for the schedule.  We have 88 sponsors this year and on behalf of our parish we would like to thanks all for the Sponsorship. May God Bless through the prayers of our Mother Mary!. 

Please see the attached Final List of Sponsors and schedule below:-

Saturday 6.30 pm:

Novena to Mother of Perpetual Help, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Solemn High Mass (English Syro Malabar)

Rev Fr. Thadeus Aravindathu

Rev Fr. Larry Paolicelli (Homily)

Blessing of Sponsors-2018, (Food and Fellowship)


Sunday, Sept 9, 4.00PM

Solemn High Mass

Rev Fr. Biju Peter Naranath CMI

Rev Fr. Roy Chettaniyil (Homily)

Procession,Benediction the Blessed Sacrament

Blessing of Sponsors-2019, Dinner and Fellowship

Sign Up for the St Mary's Feast 2019 ---Started and Open now…..

The sign up for the sponsorship of St Mary's Feast for the year 2019 already started and all are requested to be the part of our main feast for next year.

The Feast Sponsorship cost will be $200 per sponsor. The blessing of the sponsors for 2019 will be done after the 4PM Feast High mass on Sunday. Non-Parishioners also can be Sponsor.

Please contact any Trustees(Chacko Joseph, Jain Jacob, Rajesh Mathew & Saji Mathew) for more information.

Final List of Sponsors for the ST MARY'S FEAST 2018

1 Ayaan Antony 31 Dion Kalamattom 61 Matthew Padayatti
2 Terick Abraham 32 Joy & Lovely Kallumkal 62 Mary Pallithazathu
3 Vincent John Akkakkattu 33 Annie James Kanacheril 63 Lijo & Christy J.Pallipurathukunnel
4 Lisamma Jose Akkakkattu 34 Rishon Saji Kandamkulathy 64 Betsy Thomas Pallipurathukunnel
5 Siju Chacko 35 Lilly Kavalam 65 Liji Joseph Pallipurathukunnel
6 Sania Chacko 36 Cicily Chacko Kizhakekattil 66 Thankamma Panacherry
7 Anna Tom Chengamthadam 37 Manoj Thomas Kollarathu 67 Merin Panthapattu
8 Catherine Jacob Chooravady 38 Merlin Koppara 68 Albert Parambi
9 Biju Clement 39 Rani Joshy Mampilly 69 Mary Mathew Puthenkalam
10 Sebastian Devasia 40 Joshua Manakatt 70 Alena Regi
11 Lucy Devasia 41 Joel Manakatt 71 Shine Roy
12 Alice Edattel 42 Johana Manakatt 72 Savanna Sebastian
13 Regena  Elampurayidathil 43 Tanya Manalil 73 Joseph Sebastian
14 SnehaGeorge 44 Kochurani Mani 74 Jaison Sebastian
15 Thomas & Philomina George 45 Alphonsa Mathew 75 Sara Thalappillil
16 Aleena George 46 Vince Mathew 76 John Philip Tholany
17 Gemma George 47 Amala Mathew 77 Savannah Thomas
18 Joseph Illiparampil 48 Steven Saji Mathew 78 Antony Thomas
19 Michael James 49 Megha Mary Mathew 79 Marina Thomas
20 Riya Mary Jose 50 Rachel Mathew 80 Teeno Thomas
21 Beena Mary John 51 Sanish & Divya Mundackal 81 Thomas Thottathil
22 Christy Joseph 52 Manju Mundanchira 82 Joseph Vaniapillil
23 Christine Joseph 53 Annette Muricken 83 Evamary Varghese
24 Sereena Joseph 54 Thomas Chacko Neduthakadil 84 Jeswin Joseph Vattapara
25 Cicily Joseph 55 Christine Ouseph 85 Joclin Joseph Vattapara
26 Benny Joseph 56 Christopher Ouseph 86 Leenu Vayalumkal
27 Alan Joy 57 Albert Ouseph 87 Christine Jacob Vettuthottunkal
28 Christina Justine 58 Elora Rose Padannamackal 88 Angeline Jacob Vettuthottunkal
29 Susan Kadamthottu 59 Isabella Mary Padannamackal    
30 Shyla Kalappura 60 Mason  Elara Padavil    

Monday, September 3, 2018

St Mary’s Feast- Volunteers Needed today

St Marys Feast Sponsors, 

As informed before, We are doing the lighting and other decorative arrangements for the St Mary's Feast today from 4 pm to 6pm.

Please join us and help with preparations for the Feast.



Saturday, September 1, 2018

Fr. TOM Uzhunnalil offers Mass on Sept 4, Tue, 6.30pm

Dear Parishioners,
Please see the news that came in the emalayalee online paper.

Fr Thadeus

At our St. Boniface and St Mary's church, Fr Tom Uzhunnalil offers Mass at 6.30pm on Tuesday, Sept 4.

People can meet and greet him after Mass in the social hall.
Fr. Thadeus

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Obituary: Thresiamma Mathai Elampurayidathil, (mother of James Elampurayidathil)

Dear members of St. Mary's Syro Malabar parish,

As requested by James Elampurayidathil, I inform you that his mother Thresiamma Mathai ( 93) passed on to eternal life this evening- India time- in Vapoor, Kerala.
Myself, parish trustees and all parishioners offer our deepest sympathy to James, Jina, Jelvin and Jeffin. Also we join James at this very painful time to pray for the repose of his mother's soul and for his family's consolation.

There will be a prayer service at Elampurayidathil House starting at 7.00PM today, Tuesday, Aug 28. 
Address:  39 Sedge Rd, Valley Cottage, NY 10989. Phone- Home: 845-267-8705

May the soul of the faithful departed rest in peace!

With condolence and prayers,

Thadeus Achan

St Mary’s Feast 2018- Sponsors List

Hi Parishioners 
Please see attached list of St Mary's Feast Sponsors this year. So far we have 83 sponsors for the Feast.  If anyone wants to join new to sponsorship  this year, please contact Trustees immediately.
We are preparing the final list of sponsors for notice and all are requested to verify the name included in the list.
With Prayers 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

CCD Registration Open, St Mary’s Feast 2018 Sponsorship

Hi Parishioners,

Please see below for the payment arrangements.

CCD Registration Fees 

Payments  for the year 2018-19 can be given directly to CCD Team at Helpdesk after the  mass in the Social Hall.  All children currently enrolled are automatically registered when you make the payment. 

The fees are the same as last year and is payable to the church. 

$70.00 (One student in grades Pre-K to 12th)

$100.00 (Two students in grades Pre-K to 12th)

$130.00 (Three or more students in grades Pre-K to 12th)

St Mary's Feast 2018 Sponsorship Dues-  

Please drop the checks to the Sunday Collecton basket during the Malayalam mass ($200 Per Sponsorship). Please write the Church Envelope # and Sponsors name in the check.

Kerala Relif Fund 2018

Payments can be made to the relief fund through the church envelope or by sending the checks to church address. All proceeds from the relief fund will give be given directly to the affected people in Kerala.

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 any questions please contact Trustees.

With Prayers,


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Second Collection today for Kerala Relief Fund- Please Contribute.

Dear Parishioners,

The flood situation in Kerala continues to be grim and many people were lost their lives. More than 3.14 lakh people have been lodged in relief camps across the state.  Kerala battles its worst flood in nearly a century and are in need of our emergent help.

It has been decided to start a Kerala Relief Fund in our church to help victims of the flood. Already we have collected $3500 towards this noble cause. All Parishioners are requested to contribute generously to  this relief  fund.

A second collection will be taken today during the Malayalam Mass to aid victims of the floods in Kerala.  Proceeds from the Kerala Relief Fund will directly send to the affected people in various churches in Kerala.

Please write checks in favor of '" St Mary's Syro Malabar Catholic Church " and mention the 'Kerala Relief Fund" in the memo fieldIf anyone wants to pay by mail, please make checks payable to St Mary's Syro Malabar Church and mail to the Church Address below.

St Mary's Syro Malabar Church
5 Willow Tree Road
Wesley Hills, NY 10952

Please reach Trustees for any help in this regard.

With Prayers


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Youth Prayer Meeting this Thursday!

Hi all,

Thank you for all of your support during Rockland's first Jesus Youth Retreat! However, our journey through faith has just begun.

The "ACTS 29 WORSHIP" prayer meetings will be taking place every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. We'll be kickstarting our bi-weekly prayer meetings this Thursday at 8:30pm! Join us for a night of worship as we build up the "next chapter" of our church's history. 

Youth ages 13 and up are welcome. 

With prayers,
St. Mary's Rockland Youth Team

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Second Collection -for Youth Retreat Sunday Mass

Dear Parishioners,
Tomorrow, During the Malayalam Mass,  we will have a collection for the Youth Retreat.
Your generosity will greatly be appreciated.  
Thank You

Friday, July 27, 2018

Youth Retreat - Final Details / Reminders, Chaperone List, & Adoration List

Hi all,

Below are a few important updates/reminders about the retreat happening at our church today, Friday, July 27th through Sunday, July 29th

Community Mass: All retreat masses will be with the community
  • Friday 5:30 pm (English service)
  • Saturday 9:00 am (English service)
  • Sunday 11:00 am (Malayalam service)
    • There will be a 2nd collection during this time for the retreat
* The hall will not be available to parishioners after Qurbanas as the retreat will be happening downstairs. *

Retreat Chaperones / Volunteers:
  • Friday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    • Philomina Thomas
    • Leenu Vayalamkal
    • Shyla Kalapura
    • Aney Chacko
    • Raju Kadamthottu
    • Alice Edatayil
    • Sindhu Thomas
  • Saturday 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
    • Sajan Thomas
    • Aney Chacko
    • Pushpa Rpy
    • Roy Joseph
    • Shyla Kalapura
    • Lijo Jospeh
    • Christy Joseph
  • Sunday 8:30am - 3:30pm
    • Divya Cysial
    • Sanish Jose
    • Aney Chacko
    • Leenu Vayalamkal
    • Shyla Kalapara
    • Raju Kadamthottu
    • Philomina Thomas
    • Sindhu Thomas
    • Sajan Thomas
Perpetual Adoration Volunteers: (Although the below listed people have signed up to spent time in adoration praying for the retreat participants, we encourage more church member to come and spend time in adoration praying for our children to take something away from the retreat and for everything to go smoothly!)

Day and TimeIntercessor
Friday 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmQURBANA
Friday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmCicily Chacko / Joychayan/ Poulose Joseph
Friday 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmPoulose Joseph
Friday 8:30 pm - 9:30 pmThomas George
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00amPhilomina Thomas
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 am QURBANA
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 amPoulose Joseph
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 pmAney Chacko
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmKochurani Joseph
Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmLucy Devasia
Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmCicily Chacko
Saturday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmLaila Shaji
Saturday 4:00 pm- 5:00 pmReena Jacob
Saturday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmPhilomina Thomas
Saturday 6:00 pm - 7:00pmGroup adoration
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 amPhilomina Thomas
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 amSoniya James
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 pmQURBANA
Sunday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmKochurani Joseph
Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmPhilomina Thomas
Sunday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmAney Chacko
Sunday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmMarykutty/Thresiamma

Please keep this youth retreat in your prayers!!! Thank you for your support.

With Prayers,
Retreat Team