The Feast of the Annunciation, also known as the Feast of the Incarnation (Mangalavartha Thirunnal), is on Monday, March 25th. This feast commemorates the Archangel Gabriel's visit to the Virgin Mary, during which he informed her that she would be the mother of Jesus, the Son of God.
Holy Qurbana will be at the regular time at 8:30 am.
The Annual General Body Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 31st. The agenda of the meeting will be the 2018 Annual and Financial Report.
There will be only ONE Holy Qurbana at 10:00 am. CCD will be at 8:30 am.
All good standing parish members are requested to attend this meeting.
Saturday, March 30th is the church volunteer day. We are planning to start after the 8:30 am Holy Qurbana. We are in need of more volunteers for the cleanup and organization of our church buildings and surroundings. Let us all join together to support the volunteer initiatives on this day. All parishioners are welcome to join this team effort.
The annual parish retreat for the year 2019 will held from April 11th through April 14th. The retreat will be led by Fr. Biju Koonan VC and Br. Jameskutty Champakkulam. Please plan ahead to attend this retreat.
The retreat will be starting with Holy Qurbana everyday. The schedule for the retreat will be as follows:
Thursday, April 11th: 4 pm to 9 pm
Friday, April 12th: 4 pm to 9 pm
Saturday, April 13th: 4 pm to 9 pm
Sunday, April 14th (Palm Sunday): 9 am to 4 pm
|April 18th||Holy Thursday||6:00 pm: Holy Thursday Liturgy - Holy Qurbana and washing of the feet. Adoration will be till midnight.
“Appam Murickal" (sharing of the Paschal meal)
Parishioners, please prepare and bring “Pesaha appam” and “Pal”
Holy Thursday collection will be used to support Diocesan Seminarians.
(Day of Fasting and Obligation)
| 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Adoration
10:00 am: Good Friday Liturgy and Solemn "Way of the Cross" followed by Kangi
Good Friday collections will be sent to the Holy land.
|April 20th||Holy Saturday|| 8:30 am: Holy Qurbana - The "Great" Saturday Liturgy
The blessing of "Puthen" Water & Light along with the Renewal of Baptismal vows.
|April 20th||Easter Eve||6:00 pm: Solemn Holy Qurbana - Liturgy of the Resurrection "Agape" followed by Snehavirunnu|
|April 21st||Easter Sunday||8:30 am: Holy Qurbana - There will be NO CCD Class|
We celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph on Tuesday, March 19th. Thanks to Mathew and Cici Ozhukayil for sponsoring the feast.
We celebrated the St. Joseph Feast as an Oottuperunnal. Your contributions for the Oottuperunnal will be used to feed the poor in
our community. Our parish prepared and delivered food to the homeless people in Dallas on March 23rd. Thanks to the Mathru Jyothi for leading
During this Lenten season, Fr. Joshy will be visiting homes for house blessings. Please contact your ward representatives to schedule your house blessing at the earliest.
A friendly reminder from Joshy achan: Please note that the main purpose of this visit is to bless your home during this lenten season. No donations or gifts are expected, so please do not plan for donations/gifts.
The house blessing schedule for this year is as follows:
|Days||Prayer Ward||Time Frame|
|Monday, March 25||Rowlett||11:00 am - 9:00 pm|
|Tuesday, March 26||North Mesquite||11:00 am - 9:00 pm|
|Wednesday, March 27||South Mesquite||11:00 am - 9:00 pm|
|Thursday, March 28||Rowlett||11:00 am - 9:00 pm|
|Sunday, March 31||Murphy||3:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
|Saturday, April 6||Sunnyvale||11:00 am - 9:00 pm|
|Sunday, April 7||Sunnyvale||2:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
|Monday, April 8||Murphy||11:00 am - 9:00 pm|
The Mother’s Day, 12th Grade Graduation and CCD Day will be celebrated on May 12th. Please mark your calendars.
The Solemn Holy Communion and Confirmation will be held on Sunday, April 28th. Please contact the CCD teachers, Shirly Shaji (214) 287-2051 or Dawnia Nellikunnel (732) 397-6633 for further details.
The 2019 Syro Malabar Convention committee from Houston has requested us to contribute articles from our parish to publish in the Syro Malabar Convention Souvenir. The articles can be in English or Malayalam. The deadline to submit the articles is March 31st. For further details, please contact Mr. Paul Thomas Edattukaran at (214) 608-2046.
Please note, due to the high demand and registrations received for the convention, rates will increase for late registrations received after Sunday, March 31st.
Please make your reservations as soon as possible.
There will be a summer retreat led by Fr. Daniel Poovannathil. The retreat dates are scheduled to be from Thursday, May 23rd to Sunday, May 26th. Please mark your calendars and make arrangements to attend this retreat.
Our annual Family Camp will be from May 17th to the 19th at Bonham State Park. Please mark your calendars. For more details, please contact Mathew Ozhukayil at (214) 864-5106 or Thomas Varkey at (347) 722-0091.
The Prayer Ministry will be having intercessory prayer in our chapel every second Sunday from 12 pm to 1 pm.
If you have a prayer request, please place your request in the box available in the chapel or contact the prayer ministry leaders, Mary and Michael Kallarackal
at (201) 563-0727. Everyone is welcome to join the prayer ministry and also to be part of the intercessory prayer sessions. Please contact the prayer
ministry leaders if you would like to join the ministry.
The upcoming 2019 Diocesan Syro Malabar Family Convention will be held in Houston, Texas. The following details are listed below:
Date: August 1, (Thursday) to August 4, (Sunday)
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Houston
Theme: The Way of St. Thomas, the Way to Holiness
Hosting Parish: St. Joseph Syro Malabar Forane Catholic Church, Houston
The Purpose of this convention:
To manifest our unity; to be proud of our heritage and culture
To celebrate our Liturgy as One Body and to be nourished by the Word of God
To experience the warmth of Christian Love and Fellowship.
The Registration kick-off for the upcoming convention was held in our church on Sunday, October 14th. Our convention Patron, His Excellency, Bishop Mar. Jacob Angadiath, officially started the kick-off. A team from the hosting parish, St. Joseph's in Houston, was also present to facilitate the registration process. Special thanks to all who cooperated on the kick-off day. Please see the highlighted packages below. For details, view the attached Brochure and promo video link.
For more details, please contact Mr. Paul Thomas Edattukaran (214) 608-2046.
|Family of 4||$ 1500.00||Family to share 2 Queen beds|
|Family of 2||$ 1300.00||Couple to share 1 King bed|
|Single||$ 1100.00||Non sharing 1 King bed|
|Youth Shared||$ 450.00||2 Queen beds to share with 3 others of the same gender|
Registration can also be done online at the Convention website (link below):
The convention team has released a promo video announcing the 7th Syro Malabar National Convention in Houston.
Please see the attached registration form and the brochure.
If anyone would like to join the Youth and Adult Altar Service Ministry, please contact Manjith Kainickara at (972) 679-8555.
17. Choir Ministry
If anyone would like to join the Choir Ministry, please contact Vincent Valiaveetil (214) 934-0371 for the Adult Choir and Irene Kalloor (469) 463-6098 or Simi Pulikkiel (214) 934-6119 for the Youth and Children’s choirs.
The Pre-Marriage Course (Pre-Cana) will be hosted by the St. Thomas Forane Catholic Church at Mount Lebanon Retreat Center (1701 Texas Plume Rd, Cedar Hill, TX 75104) on Friday, May 17th through Sunday, May 19th. The course will start at 4:00 pm on Friday and will conclude on Sunday at 1:00 pm.
For more information, please contact:
Fr. Joshy Elambasseril (248) 794-4343 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Kurian Joseph (214) 507-9892 email@example.com
Please make reservations by email with your full name and as early as possible. http://www.syromalabarchurchdallas.org/ministries/marriage-ministry
Thank you to all the parishioners who have offered a pledge for the Santhome Life Center. Those who still wish to make a pledge, the pledge forms are available in the narthex and on the following link. The completed pledge forms can be submitted to the parish office.
See below for the attached pledge form.
Saturday, March 30th: The Sunnyvale ward prayer meeting will be at Jacob and Jolly's house at 6 pm.
Sunday, March 31st: The South Mesquite ward prayer meeting will be at Austin and Usha Sebastian's house at 6:30 pm.
Sunday, April 7th: The Allen/Plano ward prayer meeting will be at Sujith and Leena's house at 6:30 pm.
Sunday, April 7th: The North Garland ward prayer meeting will be at Gracy and Jilson Mancheril's house at 6:30 pm.
On Sunday, March 24th the flowers/donuts were offered by John and Anthony Churanadu in memory of their grandparents John and Marykutty Churanadu.