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August 02, 2015

 Parish Announcements for Sunday, August 2nd, 2015


New Exarchate and Bishop: Let us thank Almighty God for the gift of the new Exarchate for the faithful of the Syro Malabar Church in Canada and the Apostolic Exarch-Elect, His Excellency Mar Jose Kalluvelil. St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Forane Church extends best wishes and prayerful greetings to Mar Jose Kalluvelil. May the Good Lord bless the New Exarchate and the Bishop.


Parish Council Meeting: We will have a parish council meeting on Sunday August 16th at 1.30 PM. All parish council members please plan to attend and assemble at Achan’s office.


Public Relations Officer:  As we all know, for the past 8 years, our CCD principal Thomas Vengathadam has been selflessly committed and dedicated in working for our community, especially in leading the children‘s faith formation in our church. We are very grateful to him for his efforts & dedication over these years. We are also happy to note that he has agreed to continue his services as our new Public Relations Officer.


CCD Principal: Congratulations to Renny Polo who will be the new CCD principal. We wish him the very best as he continues to expand our faith formation initiatives.


Church blessing expense fund : Thanks to the 92 families who have contributed so far towards the new Church blessing expense fund. If you have not already contributed, kindly bring your payment of $100 per family to Vijoy Alexander, Jerry George or the Trustees.


Parish Picnic: Our parish picnic is scheduled in Montgomery Park in Skillman, NJ on Sunday, September 13th at 12 noon after the CCD classes. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend. The Adult lead for the parish picnic is Shijo Menachery and the youth leads are Luke Manjooran, Gemma George and Sneha Panakkal. Please contact them for additional details.



Food Program: If you have not already paid for the food program, please bring your payments to Jerry George, Sojimon James or the trustees with memo on the check as “Food Program 2015”. The payment options are: Family $400, Two members $ 250, Single $ 150. For occasional lunch, the cost is $15 for a family and $5 for one person.


Construction updates & Pledge Collections: Our construction of this new church continues as we finish the Perpetual Adoration Chapel, St. Jude Chapel, elevator in Fellowship Hall, CCD Rooms, Grotto, Kalkurissu and Kodimaram. We look forward to your continuous prayers, financial contributions and support as always. Our expected average weekly pledge collection is $8795. Last week our pledge collection was $6200. Please catch up with your pledge, Onetime and sponsorship payments. Thank you for your contributions and support

St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Forane Church 
508 Elizabeth Avenue,
Somerset, NJ 08873

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Announcement Date: 
Aug 2, 2015