Weekly Announcements

1. Feast of St. Joseph

Our church celebrated the feast of St. Joseph on Monday, March 19th. The feast was sponsored by Jolly and Ancy Kochuputhenpurackal. Holy Qurbana was at 7:00 pm.

2. Annual Parish Retreat

The annual parish retreat will be held on Thursday, March 22nd to Sunday, March 25th. The retreat will be led by Fr. Joseph Puthenpurackal OFM, Cap. The retreat will start with Holy Qurbana at 5:00 pm on Thursday. Please plan your schedule accordingly in order to attend the retreat.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, March 22nd:   5:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Holy Qurbana at 5:00 pm

Friday, March 23rd:         5:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Holy Qurbana at 5:00 pm

Saturday, March 24th:     8:30 am to 5:00 pm - Holy Qurbana at 8:30 am

Sunday, March 25th:       8:30 am to 4:00 pm - NO CCD, ONE Holy Qurbana at 8:30 am

The retreat will begin every day with Holy Qurbana. On Sunday, March 25th (Palm Sunday) there will be only ONE Holy Qurbana at 8:30 am. Confessions will be available on Saturday. The retreat will also include special sessions for the youth and small children. Babysitting for children (3-5 yrs.) will be available on Saturday and Sunday.

(If you would like to sponsor food during the parish annual retreat, please contact the parish office)


3. Youth and Children's Retreat

The Annual Lenten Retreat for the youth and children (Pre-K to 12th Grade) will be held on Friday, March 23rd to Sunday, March 25th. The retreat will be led by the Anointing Fire Youth Ministry and also by a team from our parish. The retreat will start with Holy Qurbana at 5:00 pm on Friday. For details, please contact Ginu Scaria (214-404-0632), Dr. Marina Vengalil (214-236-8250) or the youth coordinators.

4. Day of Prayer and Fasting

As per the circular from the diocese, on Friday, March 23rd we will be observing a "Day of Prayer and Fasting" with a special intention to pray for our Mother Church for resolving the current crisis she is facing. The church will be open all day. Please plan to participate at a time that is convenient for you.

5. Holy Week Schedule
March 29th Holy Thursday 7:00 pm: Holy Thursday Liturgy - Holy Qurbana and washing of the feet. Adoration till midnight. 

“Appam Murickal" (sharing of the Paschal meal)

Parishioners, please prepare and bring “Pesaha appam” and “Pal”
(For the recipe, please click on the following links)

Pesaha Appam and Pal Recipe - NEW Pesaha Appam and Pal Recipe - NEW (484 KB)  [Last Updated:09-Apr-2017 09:19 PM]


Holy Thursday collections will be taken for our Diocesan Seminarians.

March 30th Good Friday

(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.

March 31st Holy Saturday 8:30 am: Holy Qurbana - The "Great" Saturday Liturgy

The blessing of "Puthen" Water & Light along with the Renewal of Baptismal vows.

March 31st Easter Eve 7:00 pm: Solemn Holy Qurbana - Liturgy of the Resurrection "Agape" followed by Snehavirunnu
April 1st Easter Sunday 8:30 am: Holy Qurbana - There will be NO CCD Class
6. Family Camp

Our annual parish family camping will be from Friday, April 27th to Sunday, April 29th. This year, the camp will be at the Fort Parker State Park (194 Park Rd 28, Mexia, TX 76667). The cost will be $150 per family and $50 for individuals. For more information, please contact Sabu Mukkaladiyil (469-774-8326).

7. First Solemn Holy Communion Updates

The First Solemn Holy Communion and Confirmation will be held on Sunday, April 15th. If there are any 3rd grade children or children in upper grades who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation at the time of Baptism, they are requested to get confirmed on this day as well. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Holy Communion teachers, Sherly Shaji (214-287-2051) or Dawnia Nellikunnel (732-397-6633).

8. 2018 IPSF

The 2018 Inter-Parish Sports Festival (IPSF) will be held at the St. Alphonsa Church in Coppell, from Friday, August 10th to Sunday, August 12th. Our parish level registration began on January 7th and ended on February 4th. Please go to the following link for more details. See the attached flyer for the coordinator's information and the list of games and dates for first tryouts/practices/selections. The kick-off for the IPSF for our parish level was conducted on January 14th in the parish hall. Please contact the IPSF Event Directors, Sonia Thomas or Bjiu Chathampadathil for any questions or assistance. 

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9. Mathru Jyothi

The Mathru Jyothi monthly meeting was held on Sunday, March 18th. Mrs. Sonia Thekkenath presented a very good cooking demonstration on how to make an easy pistachio pudding salad and the sample distributed was delicious. Thanks to Sonia and a special thanks to Mathru Jyothi for conducting such an informative session.

The Mathru Jyothi are coordinating a baby items drive for a pro-life facility in Dallas. A box will be available in the parish hall for collecting the required items.
The requested items are: Gender Neutral Onesies, Baby Shampoo, Baby Wash, Baby Lotion, Boy's & Girl's Onesies and Sleepers (newborn - 12 months), New Toys (infant - 24 months) and Diapers (all sizes). Please do not bring big boxes from Costco and/or Sam's Club.
For details, please contact the Mathru Jyothi coordinators, Sophy Kuriakose (469-278-0732), Sonia Thekkenath (214-668-6335) or Sonia Thomas (972-765-0308). 

10. May 13th: CCD Day/Mother's Day

The 12th grade graduation and CCD Day will be celebrated on Sunday, May 13th along with Mother's Day celebrations. There will be only ONE Holy Qurbana. Please mark your calendar, more details will follow. 

11. Summer Retreat led by Vattayil Achan

There will be another retreat in our church led by Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil. The retreat dates are from July 6th to July 8th, please mark your calendar.

12. Santhome Life Center

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. 

Santhome Life Center Pledge Form

13. Marriage Preparation Course (Pre-Cana) 2018

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, Texas 75104) on Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 20th. The course 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. Offerings

On Sunday, March 18th the flowers were offered by Liju and Deena Antony in thanksgiving for their daughter Naomi's 13th birthday.