The feast of Mar Mari, Disciple of Mar Addai, will be on Friday, July 20th. The Holy Qurbana will be at 7:00 pm.
The feast of St. Alphonsa will be on Saturday, July 28th. We will have the Holy Qurbana at 8:30 am. The feast will be sponsored by Michael and Mary Kallarackal.
To encourage Bible reading during summer vacation, parents can assign their children some select Bible chapters to read, and with the parents' approval, the church will recognize them. The check-list will be available in the narthex. The completed forms can be returned to the church office on or before August 26th.
VBS was held from Monday, July 9th to Thursday, July 12th. This year, several youth volunteers came forward and took leadership of various sections of the event. Around 90 kids participated in VBS. Thanks to all of the youth and parent volunteers, along with the sponsors of the program. Special thanks to Sonia Pillai and Veena Valiaveedu in coordinating this wonderful event for our children.
Next year, there will be a summer retreat led by Fr. Daniel Poovannathil. The retreat dates are scheduled to be from Thursday, May 23, 2019 to Sunday, May 26, 2019. Please mark your calendars and make arrangements to attend this retreat.
To encourage our children to attend the Holy Qurbana during the summer holidays, the Cherupushpam Mission League is giving some incentives. If your child attends (4) or more weekday Holy Qurbanas in a week in our Church, we will give some attractive prizes. Please contact Mini Shaji (214-966-6524) for more details.
7. IPSF Updates
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 tryouts were completed on April 30th. More than 200 participants which include CCD children, senior youth and adults will be representing our parish in the Inter Parish Sports Festival this year. Our teams are practicing aggressively for the IPSF in August. Congratulations and best of luck to the parish level winners. On behalf of the entire parish community, we would like to thank all the coordinators and special thanks and appreciation to the main coordinators, Mrs. Sonia Thomas (972-765-0308) and Mr. Biju Chathampadathil (601-506-4589).
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.
The St. Jude ward (North Garland) prayer meeting will be held at Raju Kattady and Jeeva's house on Saturday, July 21st at 7:00 pm.
On Sunday, July 15th the flowers were offered by:
Wilson Kainikkara and Blessy in thanksgiving for their daughter Diya's birthday.