Weekly Announcements

    
1. CCD Class Starts on August 27th

The CCD classes for the year 2017-18 will start on Sunday, August 27, 2017. There are a few more students that need to complete the registration. If anyone still needs to complete the registration, please submit forms to the CCD office as early as possible.
Please see the attached CCD registration form 

2017-18 CCD Registration Form 2017-18 CCD Registration Form (445 KB)  [Last Updated:15-Aug-2017 06:51 AM]


    
2. Health Seminar

Mathru Jyothis is conducting a seminar on "Breast and Ovarian Cancer screening" on Sunday, August 27th after the first Holy Qurbana. The seminar is very informative and everyone is welcome to join.

    
3. Parish Council Meeting

The Parish council meeting for the month of August will be on Sunday, August 27th after the second Holy Qurbana.

    
4. Safe Environment

The Safe Environment training was held on Sunday, August 13th and on Sunday, August 20th. More than 20 volunteers participated in these training sessions. Volunteers from Christ the King Knanaya Catholic Church were also in attendance. The last session of volunteer training for 2017 will be towards the end of October or in the beginning of November. Special thanks to Mr. Boby Johnson and Mrs. Jeeva Raju for conducting the well-organized training sessions.

    
5. Special Thanks to Fr. Scaria Kanyakonil

Special thanks to Fr. Scaria Kanyakonil for giving an exceptional in-service class for the CCD teachers. Fr. Scaria is a theology professor in Vadavathoor seminary who gave an informational presentation about the crisis we face in transforming our faith and how we overcome it by cultivating a strong faith which we should reflect in our daily lives. Valuable topics were covered with illustrations and quotes from the saints. He explained how we can TASTE our FAITH in our daily lives through a very beautiful and musical presentation. 

    
6. Back To School Bash!

The youth group will be holding a BACK TO SCHOOL BASH on Sunday, September 3rd from 12:30 to 3:30 pm in the Jubilee hall for kids in pre-k to 12th grade. Bring a change of clothes so you can enjoy all the fun games and events! We are also looking for both adult and youth volunteers for this event, so if you are interested, please contact Sharon Shaji or Angel Wilson.

    
7. Ettunoyambu

We would like to request all parishioners to observe the eight days of lent ("Ettunoyambu") that starts on Friday, September 1, 2017 and ends on Friday, September 8, 2017 with the feast of the Nativity of Mother Mary. This is a very special celebration of our Syro-Malabar Rite and tradition. Please see the ward wise schedule for the Ettunoyambu: 

Ward Name Dates Time
Rowlett Friday, September 1, 2017 Holy Qurbana at 7:00 pm followed by Holy Rosary
Allen/Plano Saturday, September 2, 2017 Holy Qurbana at 8:30 am followed by Holy Rosary 
Arlington/Grand Prairie Sunday, September 3, 2017

Holy Qurbana at 8:30 am followed by Holy Rosary

Holy Qurbana at 10:30 am followed by Holy Rosary

Murphy  Monday, September 4, 2017 Holy Qurbana at 7:00 pm followed by Holy Rosary
North Garland  Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Holy Qurbana at 7:00 pm followed by Holy Rosary
North and South Mesquite Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Holy Qurbana at 7:00 pm followed by Holy Rosary
Sunnyvale Thursday, September 7, 2017 Holy Qurbana at 7:00 pm followed by Holy Rosary
South Garland Friday, September 8, 2017 Holy Qurbana at 7:00 pm followed by Holy Rosary 
    
8. Karshaka Shree Award

The Karshakashree judging is progressing and this week we will visit more gardens. Unfortunately, the weekends are busy with church activities, so the weekdays are when the judging committee will be visiting.

    
9. Parish Picnic

The 2017 Parish picnic will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the One Eleven Ranch Park, Garland (address: 111 Ranch Pavilion, 2121 Brand Rd, Garland, TX 75044). We plan to start at 10:00 am; please mark your calendars and plan to attend. All parishioners are welcome to attend this event that will involve food (barbeque), games, other events, and even prizes. This picnic will be an enjoyable experience for all ages. It will be a great opportunity for us to come together as a parish and enjoy fellowship with one another.

    
10. CCD Choir

CCD Children who are interested in joining the CCD choir, please register your names with the CCD choir coordinators, Subi Alex (214-984-9423) or Simi Pulikkiel (214-934-6119).    

    
11. Adult Altar Service Ministry

Adult Altar Service Ministry is still open for registration and if anyone is interested, please contact Achan.

    
12. Ward Prayer Meetings

The Murphy ward prayer meeting will be held on Saturday, August 26th at Austin and Rosemarie Arancheril’s home at 6:30 pm. 

The Allen/Plano ward prayer meeting will be held at Joseph and Binalfa Kattampally's residence in Allen on Sunday, August 27th at 6:30 pm.

The North Mesquite ward prayer meeting will be at Antony and Chinnamma‘s house on Sunday, August 27th at 7pm.

The Arlington/Grand Prairie ward prayer meeting will be at Joseph Varghese and Valsa Joseph’s residence on Sunday, August 27th at 6:30 pm.

The Rowlett ward prayer meeting will be held at Michael and Kunjumol's house on Sunday, August 27th at 6:30pm.