Sunday, December 30, 2018

Fwd: Parish/Mission Council 2019-20 Approval Document

To St. Mary's Community,

Today after Holy Communion, our new trustees will take their oath. The letter from the bishop and the list of the parish council members are attached herewith.

Please bring all your children for a special blessing on this feast of Holy Family.

There will be only one Mass at 11 AM in Malayalam.

In Christ,
Thadeus achan


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From: Chancellor fr <>
Date: Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 10:02 PM
Subject: Parish/Mission Council 2019-20 Approval Document
To: Thadeus Aravindathu <>

Dear and Rev.Fr. Thadeus,
Kindly find the attachment for the approval Document.
Thank you and God Bless us
Fr.Johnykutty George Puleessery
St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago
372 S Prairie Ave Elmhurst IL 60126
Tel: (630)279-1383; (630)279-1386
Fax: (630)279-1479-fax

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Today no CCD but; is 2nd Day of Advent Retreat

Good morning all!
Please fully read and note this email.

People are asking me if there is CCD today, Sun, Dec 23.
No CCD today, but bring all kids/teens/youth to the retreat. 11am to 5pm
Lunch will be served for all.

In the future, when there is CCD Mass as usual at 12.30pm
When there is no CCD, and on holidays and feast days still we will have separate English Mass in the social hall at the same time.

Make sure that you bring your children to church no matter whether there is CCD or not. It's important that:
"we do not want to give our children the impression that it's not important to go to church if there is no CCD"

On Thanksgiving Sunday, we had common English Mass and we only had about 50% of our children present.

On Dec 30, Sun, we don't have CCD; but all should attend church if you are in town because after both Masses (up and down) we will all gather at church to introduce and swear in our new trustees for 2019-2020.

Please get your passes for the Family after Masses from the help desk.

Merry Christmas to all!
May the Holy Family of Jesus bless and protect all our families!

Call me, WhatsApp or test at 8454909307 if you have any questions or concerns.

Thadeus achan

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Advent Retreat - day -2 and Christmas Schedule

Tomorrow Sunday, Dec 23:
We have adoration from 10.15am at church to intercede for the retreat.

Masses and retreat 11am to 5pm:
at 11.00 AM
1) Malayalam in the Church and retreat
2) English in the Social Hall and retreat

Monday, Dec 24- Christmas Eve:
7.00 PM: Christmas Pageant:
common in the church
After the Pageant/Carol songs we have separate Masses in Malayalam and English.
And thereafter common fellowship in the social hall.

Christmas Day Mass:
Dec 25, 11.00am

(St. Boniface Mass Times:
Dec 24th at 4.00pm and 12.00am (Midnight) and on Dec 25th at 9.00am)

All are welcome!
Merry Christmas!
Thadeus achan

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

False message may have come using my name and an email ID looks like mine but has added 127 to it.

Please ignore an email asking for favor using my Full name.
The email they created is not mine.
It's not a hacking. It's a email similar to mine, check it out closely. But the use of my name could easily mislead.

My email is
I will never ask for any favor in an email; if needed I will only call.
Do not give money ever you buy/order things for me.
I don't need anything!
If I need I will buy.
For the church; it will be sure announced from the pulpit.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Fr T
Romans 8/28

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Special Pothuyogam tomorrow after Mass

Dear members of St Mary's Mission,

Tomorrow, Dec 16, Sunday after the 11.00 AM Mass, please remain in the church for a short meeting in-order for me to announce to you all an important news about our church.

I ask the CCD students and teachers also to be present in the church around 11.50am after the classes and lunch. Please shorten the classes if needed.

It may take approximately half hour. I will shorten my homily and try to finish up before the 12.30pm Mass.

Thank you for your kind cooperation within this short notice.

Sincerely in Christ,

Thadeus achan

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Christmas Carol 2018- Schedule

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 starts today from St Jude Ward.  All Parish members are requested to contact their Ward Leaders for the latest schedule of Christmas Carol.

Please see the schedule below and contact below representatives for more information. St Sebastian Ward carol will be doing their carol on Dec 15 only.

Enjoy the season!!!!



Saturday, December 1, 2018 St Jude Nanuet, Bardonia, Chestnut Ridge Siby Chacko-845-558-9415, Manju Mathew-845-538-7946
Friday, December 7, 2018 St Mary's Blavelt,Northvale,New Jersey,Orangeburg,Tappan, Pearl River Rajesh Mathew-201-207-9512, Shaji Joseph-845-613-7533
Saturday, December 8, 2018 St Joseph Sloatsburg,Suffern,Spring Valley, Airmont Jessy Joseph-845-893-9665, Teeno Joseph-845-538-3203
Sunday, December 9, 2018 St Alphonsa Congers, West Nyack, Nyack and Valley Cottage Lijo Joseph-845-270-0855,  Johncy Jacob-845-709-1938
Friday, December 14, 2018 St George New City Roy Joseph-914-419-2017, Cherian Mathew-845-269-5418
Saturday, December 15, 2018 St Sebastian New City, Haverstraw, Stony Point Jain Jacob-845-639-1915, Jose Akkakattu-845-461-1052
Sunday, December 16, 2018 Mother Theresa/ St Marys Woodbury, Highland Mills Rajesh Mathew-201-207-9512, Shaji Joseph-845-613-7533
Friday, December 21, 2018 St Mary's Blavelt,Northvale,New Jersey,Orangeburg,Tappan, Pearl River Rajesh Mathew-201-207-9512, Shaji Joseph-845-613-7533
Saturday, December 22, 2018 St George New City Roy Joseph-914-419-2017, Cherian Mathew-845-269-5418


Bob Chamberlain's Funeral mass - today at 11.00 AM- A short tribute from me!

Dear Friends,

I ask my dear friends of Syro-Malabar to attend Bob's funeral Mass today, Saturday Dec 1, at 11.00 AM if you are free. We owe him immensely for how much we have progressed at St. Boniface in communion with the Latin Rite parish group that existed here when we arrived in 2012.

Mr. Chamberlain passed away a few days ago at age 75. Bob had cancer on the lungs. He is the person whom we saw with a gray 'pony tail' hairstyle and beard. He spoke to most every one of us with a welcoming smile. He was a forensic accountant by profession. During the past year he was seen on a wheelchair. Bob is survived by his wife candy and children Bobby and Ryan. 

As a founding member of St. Boniface Church, Bob has been a great friend of our St. Mary's Community ever since we moved here in 2012. He helped me to pacify and make sense to many existing parishioners who could not really grasp the benefit of St. Mary's group moving to this church. He was the Chair of Finance Committee and prior to that had been the Chair of the Parish Council. He also edited the bulletins and was very eager to include all our parish details and publish all important news. 

Bob's constant assistance and due diligence that he applied in giving me directions regarding the administration of this bi-ritual-twin parish has been greatly helpful in all discussions with the Archdiocese of New York in relation to the sale of this church to our community.  He hasn't lived to see the completion of that process; but took leadership in collecting signatures from the St. Boniface people asking the Archdiocese to sell this church building and property to ONLY the SYRO-MALABAR group. Bob passed away a week after the letter was sent to Cardinal Timothy Dolan. While in his death-bed, a day before his demise, tears of joy rolled down his cheek when I told him that the Cardinal's response to the request is positive. 

He considered us perfectly equal to the St. Boniface Community in status as one of the Rites of the Universal Catholic Church. He worked with all our trustees since 2012 and remained throughout as a bridge between both groups in regards to the planning of common functions, solving issues and protecting our rights as people who worship under the same roof. At the same time he acted wisely by being neutral and impartial creating great impression and contentment among the St. Boniface group as well. Bob was a peacemaker and a believer in fairly promoting the pursuit of the American dream for all God's children. I will miss this trustworthy friend and counselor during all my remaining times on earth. It's an immense personal loss for me.

If any one of us is free today to show up and thank Candy and children for what was to us and pray for his soul, you have done your duty.

May Bob Chamberlain rest in peace and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Sincerely in Christ,
Fr Thadeus