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September 13, 2015

Parish Announcements for Sunday, September 13th, 2015


Holy Mass: We will have two holy masses on Sundays 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM and CCD will be after the 10:00 AM holy mass but 8:00 AM holy mass will start only from Sunday, October 4th.


CCD Classes: Our CCD for the new academic year was started last Sunday. The fee per family for the registration is $100.00. All old registration also needs to be renewed. For more details, please contact Renny polo, Mariella Payyapilly or the trustees.

Onam Celebrations: Our Church Onam Celebrations will be on coming Sunday, September 20th after the 10:00 Holy mass and CCD. Please come in your Onam attire. Everyone, please join the Onam Sadya. 

Academy Classes: Syro-Malabar academy classes for the new academic year will be starting from coming Sunday. We will only have Bharathanatyam class starting next Sunday, Sep 20th and all other classes will start from Sep 27th. Whoever has been enrolled in any academy class as of last June is automatically enrolled for the new academic year. If anyone wants to opt out of the class, please let the academy coordinators know.  

Academy offers classes in Bharathanatyam, Piano, Malayalam, Cinematic Dance, TaeKwondo & Vocal music. Overall class timings will be from 1pm to 5pm.  If anyone likes to join any class, please let academy coordinators know, send email to or register online at Academy coordinators are Sojimon James, Sebastian Antony and Suja Perumpail.

Church Blessing Fund: Thanks to the 102 families who contributed to our new Church blessing expense fund. If anyone would like to contribute to the fund, kindly bring your payment of $100 per family and handover to Vijoy Alexander, Jerry George or the Trustees.


Pilgrimage Trip: Our pilgrimage trip to Canada was well organized. Thanks to Thomas Varkey for coordinating the pilgrimage trip to Canada.

Church Picnic: Our Church picnic was a grant success. It was a fun filled, colorful and well organized event. Thanks to Shijo Menachery for his leadership and also thanks to all the volunteers and attendees. Special thanks to our youth, especially Luke Manjooran, Gem George and Sneha Panakal.

Theology Class: We are planning to start the Theology class in October. Those who are interested should register the program at the earliest. The UG and PG courses are approved by the UGC of India, whose recognition is universally valid. The program is valid ecclesiastically as well. In order to register the course, you may download the application form from website, . The fee for the program is $500. For more details contact Jaison Alex or trustees.

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.

Sponsorship: We are planning to do the sponsorship plaques by October. For this we need to complete the final list by end of September. If you would like to sponsor any church items, please contact Molly Nellikunnel or the Trustees before September 30th.

Pledge Collections: Our expected average weekly pledge collection is $8795. Last week our pledge collection was $ 4250. 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: 
Sep 13, 2015