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October 11, 2015

 Parish announcements for Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Mission Sunday: Please note, coming Sunday, October 18th is Mission Sunday. Our Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath will be the main celebrant for the 10:00 AM holy mass. We will have a second collection to support our missionaries. Please encourage your children also to participate in the second collection. 

Holy Mass: We will have only 2 holy masses on Sundays at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM. There will be no 2:00 PM mass until further notice.CCD will be after the 10:00 AM holy mass.

Pothuyogam: Please note we will have our Parish Pothuyogam on Sunday, October 25th after the 10:00 AM holy mass. Everyone please plan to attend.

St. Jude Feast: We will be celebrating St. Jude thirunal on Sunday, November 1st. It will start with 9 days of Novena. There will be an opportunity to offer the Novena of each day or to sponsor the Holy Qurbana and Novena of each day as well as the final Thirunal day. Jojo chirayil ,Thomas Vengathadam  and Sebastian Antony will co-ordinate the Novena and Thuruinal for this year. If anyone would like to sponsor, please contact Jojo Chirayil , Thomas Vengathadam , Sebastian Antony or the Trustees.

World Youth Day: Next year’s world youth day conference will be in Poland from July 26th to 31st, 2016. The deadline for registration is October 31st, i.e., the end of this month! This is to ensure that the world youth day pilgrims would have a proper training and spiritual preparation so that, it will be a pilgrimage, not a tour.  If any youth would like to attend the conference please contact John Nellikunnel or any youth leaders before October 31st.

More information and registration online forms are available at the following link.

Youth event: The youth are having their annual Big-Little event in two weeks, on Saturday, October 24th at 2:30 PM.  They will be visiting the beautiful Norz Hill Farm in Hillsborough for hay rides, pumpkin picking, and other fun activities!  Afterwards, they will come back to church for pumpkin carving and dinner. The price is $5 for admission to the park plus $5 for buying a pumpkin.  For more details, please contact Sabrina Alex, Brittany Perumpail, Jewel George, or Kevin Stephen.

Church Calendar: Justin Joseph will co-ordinate our 2016 Church Calendar Program. If anyone would like to sponsor each month for the calendar, please contact Justin Joseph or the Trustees.

Pledge Collections: Our expected average weekly pledge collection is $ 8795. Last week our pledge collection was $ 6130. 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: 
Oct 11, 2015