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August 9, 2015

 Parish Announcements for Sunday, August 9th, 2015 

August 15th - Day of Obligation & Candle procession on August 14th: Next Saturday August 15th is the day of Assumption of Mother Mary. We will have the Holy Mass at 9.00 AM in the morning. We will have a candle procession on August 14th Friday (tomorrow) immediately after the 7.30 PM holy mass and St. Jude Novena.

Youth and kids meeting with George Devassy: Our teens and youth have a wonderful opportunity to meet Mr. George Devassy a great devotional speaker, next Wednesday August 19th 7:30-9:30 PM. George Devassy has a real passion for the youth and for his faith as a Catholic. It is this passion that led him to become the international coordinator of the Jesus Youth lay movement at the age of 26. The sessions will be done in two age groups (Group 1 - 7th/8th/9th, Group 2 - Youth (10th grade and above). Don't miss this great opportunity meet this young evangelist of our times, and allow your teen/youth to be inspired and evangelized.

Pothupani: We will have pothupani right after the Saturday August 15th 9.00 AM mass to prepare for the retreat. Need more people to help. So please come prepared.

Abhishekagni Retreat: All the parishioners who have registered for the retreat, please collect your retreat admission badges on Sunday August 16th (which is next Sunday) to avoid rush on retreat days and those who haven't paid the registration fees, please make the payments today or on next Sunday to any committee members or the Trustees.

Special Vigil Mass: We will have a special vigil mass on Saturday 22nd  August (retreat weekend) at 7.30 PM, for the people who are not attending the Sunday Retreat mass. Also please note that the Sunday retreat mass may not be exactly at 10.30 AM as usual mass time.

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

Church blessing expense fund: Thanks to the 98 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 $5900. 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 9, 2015