Weekly Announcements

    
1. St. Thomas Parish Thirunnal - 2021

We will be celebrating a 10 day parish Thirunnal this year from June 25th to July 4th. If any family or families are interested to be the Presudentis for the main Thirunnal (3 days), please contact the trustees. Kindly note that the sponsorship will be $250 per family.

    
2. CCD Graduation and Mother's Day on May 9th

This year's CCD graduation will be on May 9th during the 10:30 am Holy Qurbana. We will also be recognizing all the CCD graduates from 2020.

There will also be a special blessing for mothers on May 9th after the Holy Qurbanas.

    
3. CCD Announcements

The CCD exam was conducted on Sunday, May 2nd.

Following is the schedule for the rest of the school year:

May 9th: The graduation for this year's 12th grade and last year's will happen during the 10:30 am Holy Qurbana. All the 12th grade kids from both years are requested to attend. Graduation mementos will be handed out after the Holy Qurbana. Group pictures will be taken as well.

There will be CCD classes for all other grades on May 9th.

May 16th: Theology of the Body Session 1 for grades 6 - 12. Regular CCD timing (12 to 1:30 pm). No classes for other grades.

May 23rd: Theology of the Body Session 2 for grades 6 - 12. Regular CCD timing (12 to 1:30 pm). No classes for other grades.

May 30th: Holy Communion for our 3rd and 4th graders.

    
4. Church Accountants

Mr. Jose Thekkakara and Mr. Cyriac Thomas will serve as the temporary Accountants for our church effective May 1st.

    
5. Church Badminton Coordinators for Hall Booking

Mr. Shaji Panickassery, Mrs. Biji Edward and Mrs. Rekha Benny will serve as the Coordinators for Hall Bookings for Badminton events.

    
6. Special Seminar for 11th and 12th grade CCD students

There will be a special class for the 11th and 12th grade students on June 12th and June 13th. The topic is "Be Catholic and Stay Catholic, College and Beyond".

The speakers are Dr. Thomas Mathew (Professor at the University of Maryland and also a CCD 12th grade teacher - Baltimore, MD) and Mr. Tison Thomas (Catechism Secretary for the Syro Malabar Diocese of Chicago and also a Division Manager for the U.S Department of Health & Human Services).

Schedule:

June 12th, Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

June 13th, Sunday: 10:30 am to 2:00 pm

    
7. Volunteers Day - May 8th

We have an volunteer day scheduled for general cleaning of church and parish hall on Saturday, May 8th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

    
8. Address Change

If your address has changed, please contact your ward Representatives/Secretary/Trustees/Parish Vicar via text message or email to change the address in the church database.

Emails: Vicar@syromalabarchurchdallas.org, trustee@syromalabarchurchdallas.org, secretary@syromalabarchurchdallas.org

    
9. Annex Building for our Chicago Syro Malabar Diocese

As we communicated earlier, the Chicago diocese is planning to construct a new annex building adjacent to the current bishop’s house in Chicago. This will be used by our Seminarians. Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath would like to thank all the beneficiaries who came forward to provide financial support for this endeavor from our parish.

If you would like to extend financial support for this project, please contact Elsy Philip, Manjith Kainickara, Jerin Thenayan or our Vicar, Fr. James Nirappel.

    
10. Solemn Holy Communion & Confirmation - May 30th and June 5th

This year's Solemn Holy Communion and Confirmation for our CCD children will be held on Sunday, May 30th. Both sacraments will be administered by Auxiliary Bishop Mar Joy Alapatt. The Solemn Holy Communion for 4th graders will be at 10:30 am and for the 3rd graders at 4 pm.

Holy Communion will be scheduled for June 5th if there is an inconvenience for any families on May 30th.

    
11. Sunday Holy Qurbana Schedule

During this Covid-19 pandemic, there will be an additional Holy Qurbana on Sundays at 7:00 am.

Sunday Holy Qurbana Schedule:

7:00 am: Holy Qurbana in Malayalam 

8:30 am: Holy Qurbana in Malayalam

10:30 am: Holy Qurbana in English

Note: Those attending Holy Qurbana are required to follow social distancing guidelines, wear masks and sanitize their hands inside the church. 

    
12. Year of St. Joseph from Dec. 8th, 2020 - Dec. 8th, 2021

Pope Francis announced a special year dedicated to St. Joseph starting from December 8, 2020 until December 8, 2021, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church, as well as the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady.

    
13. Prayer Ministry

If you have a prayer request, please 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.