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September 20, 2015

 Parish Announcements for Sunday, September 20th, 2015


Holy Mass: Please note this week and next week we will have week day holy mass only on Tuesday’s and Friday’s since our Thomas Achan has gone for a Marian pilgrimage trip to Europe.


CCD Classes: Our CCD for the new academic year has started. If any new families still need to be registered, please contact Renny Polo or Mariella Payyapally or Trustees. A reminder for those who have not paid their registration fee of $100.00 per family, please do so at the earliest to CCD office or the Trustees.


Pope visit: CML Leadership Team is planning to have a "Visit pope in our church"event on next weekend at our church.  Planning to arrange special family entertainment with live streaming of Papal visits at Philadelphia & New York  along with live musicals and commentaries and snacks. For details contact Teseline James, John Nellikunnel, Sophia Mathews, and Lisa Jerry.

Onam Celebrations: Hope you enjoyed our Onam Celebrations yesterday. Thanks and congratulations to our Marian mothers and all other volunteers, for the grand home cooked Onasadhya, fantastic Pookkalam, Onam songs and celebrations. Excellent team work and co-ordination among our Marian mothers, Joseph fathers, Youth and the Children! Thanks again to everyone, and special thanks to all Marian mother leaders for the exceptional leadership. 


Academy Classes: Academy Bharathanatyam classes have started. Classes will be held at Church Mezzanine level conference room, not at fellowship hall. Senior batch class will start at 1:15pm, all others as per the schedule sent out in the email, same order as last year. If anyone wants to join for the first time, please contact academy coordinators, Beginner's class will be at 4:30pm.


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 or register online at Academy coordinators are Sojimon James, Sebastian Antony and Suja Perumpail. 


Church Blessing Fund: Thanks to the 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.


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 $ 5120. 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 20, 2015