Weekly Announcements

    
1. Mission Sunday: “Mission at the heart of the Christian faith”- Pope Francis

We are getting ready for 2017 Mission Sunday. This would be an opportunity for all our families to take part in our Pope Francis's effort for his missionary work around the world. We encourage all of our families to contribute something special item for the cause. These items may include Spiritual goods, Plants, Fresh Vegetables, Fruits, Baked Items, Healthy Pickles, Chips and Arts & Crafts items (with name on). If you need any assistance to bring them to the church, please let us know in advance. We are setting up couple of auctioning stations and looking forward for everyone’s active cooperation and participation. Please be generous towards this effort to make it fruitful. 

Please remember that there is only ONE Holy Qurbana at 10:00 am on this day and  the CCD classes will start per the regular schedule at 8:30 am and end at 9.40 am.Mission Sunday Special Collections will be taken by Joshy Achen.

    
2. National Year of Youth Summit : Registration ends on October 28th.

The National Year of Youth Summit (NYOYS) is a good opportunity for older youth to come together to explore the vision of the Syro Malabar Church in America and discern its future to engage more youth. The NYOYS will be held in Houston, TX from Thursday, December 28th to Sunday, December 31st.

This will be an excellent opportunity for our youth to grow in fellowship with other youth from across the diocese while having the forum to suggest ideas in attracting more individuals to the Syro Malabar Church. Registration is currently open and will continue till Saturday, October 28th. For additional information please contact Tiffany Antony (214-909-6726). The registration cost is $200.00 (which includes meals and accommodation). For registering, please visit the link below:

https://stthomasdya.org/index.php/nyoys-registration/

   

 


    
3. Safe Environment Training Session

As per the guidelines provided by the Diocese of Chicago and USCCB, Touching safety training sessions for CCD students are currently going on. These session are conducted by safe environment coordinators of our parish .Christ the King Knanaya church invited safe environment coordinators from our church to train volunteers in their parish. About 45 parishioners attended the training program held on Sunday October 8th. The parish community thanked our parish and extended their appreciation to safe environment team for taking the time to conduct the training in their parish. Special thanks to Safe environment coordinators Mr. Boby Johnson and Mrs. Jeeva Raju for coordinating this training program in our sister churches too. Safe environment team will be conducting their last VIRTUS training for the year of 2017 on November 12, 2017. It is important that all participants complete online registration for the class. Safe team request volunteers of our parish who have not completed the VIRTUS training to participate in this upcoming session. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Boby Johnson and Mrs. Jeeva Raju

 

    
4. 2018 IPSF

2018 Inter Parish Sports Festival will be held at St. Alphonsa Church Coppell, from Friday,  August 10 to Sunday, August 12, 2018.   It is time to start preparations in our church. We need a lot of volunteers for various committee for preparing our children. Please contact Parish Council Representatives Mrs.Sonia Thomas or Mr.Biju Chathampadathil if you are interested to help .

    
5. Ushers Schedule For Second Holy Qurbana

Please look at the notice board in the Jubilee hall for the Ushers schedule and information on how to sign up to become an usher for the second Holy Qurbana.

    
6. Mathru Jyothis

Mathru Jyothis monthly meeting was held on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Ms.Amy Oommen presented a very good informative session on Medicare Insurance Plan. Special thanks to Amy and Mathru Jyothis to coordinate such wonderful program. 

    
7. Special Thanks

Special thanks to Rev. Fr. John Kattattu VC, for a special talk on “Mother Mary and the importance of the Holy Rosary prayer” on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the last day of our 10-days of Holy Rosary Devotion. Special thanks to all the CCD teachers and Children for conducting the 10 days of Holy Rosary Devotion.

    
8. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul Society would like to thank all parishioners for your support for the St. Vincent de Paul day celebration. With your help the Society collected $6,666 this year through special collection. Special thanks to Vincent de Paul coordinators and to all those who supported this ministry.

    
9. 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima Apparitions

On Friday, October 13, 2017 our church celebrated the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima Apparitions in a special way with one hour adoration at the chapel followed by the Holy Rosary and the Holy Qurbana. The Holy Rosary was in the Church Courtyard in front of the Mother Mary Shrine. Special thanks to Cherupushpam Mission League coordinators for conducting the Rosary prayer.

    
10. Cherupushpam Mission League

Cherupushpam Mission League ministry  is still collecting Blankets, Jackets and T-Shirts till Sunday, October 22nd.  Drop boxes are  available in the Jubilee hall. For details please contact Prini Sebastian(214-478-3166),Mini Shaji(214-966-6524) or Nisha Bins( 215-275-4985)

    
11. Parking Guidelines

Parking lot lanes are marked in accordance with the City of Garland guidelines in our church compound. Now we have only THREE parking drop-off stops, between the church and parish hall. DROP-OFFS should be in the RIGHT LANE ONLY so that the left lane vehicles can easily move ahead. Traffic and safety volunteers will be in the parking lots every Sunday to assist the parishioners. Please follow their instructions for the safety of everyone.

    
12. Adult Altar Service Ministry

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

    
13. Marriage Preparation Course (Pre-Cana) 2018

The Pre Marriage Course (Pre-Cana) will be hosted by St. Thomas The Apostle Forane Catholic Church, Garland, Texas at Mount Lebanon Retreat Center, (1701 Texas Plume Rd, Cedar Hill, Texas 75104) on Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 20th 2018. The class will start at 4:00 PM on Friday and will conclude on Sunday at 2:00 PM. For more information, please contact:

Fr. Joshy Elambasseril at (248-794-4343) [gelambasseril@gmail.com] or
Mr. Kurian Joseph at (214-507-9892) [jokuttyusa@gmail.com]

Please make reservations by email with your full name and parish as early as possible.

    
14. Ward Prayer Meetings

Sunnyvale ward prayer meeting will be held at Gigi and Tessy Panikayil’s house on Saturday, October 21st  at 7:00 PM 

Murphy Ward prayer meeting will be held at Mathew and Elsa Pulikal’s house on, Saturday, October 21st at 7:00 PM.

South Garland ward prayer will be held at Benny and Rekha's home on Sunday, October 22nd at 6:30 PM.

North Garland ward prayer will be held at Josekutty and Aaga's home on Sunday, October 22nd at 6:30 PM.

 

 

    
15. Offerings

On Sunday, October 15th the flowers were offered by:

Jilson and Gracy Jilson in thanksgiving. 

Amala Shaji for her Birthday

Sneha Biju in thanksgiving.