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October 25, 2015

 Parish Announcements for Sunday, October 25th, 2015 

Holy Mass: Please note coming Sunday, November 1st, Mass will be in Malayalam due to the St. Jude Thirunal and next Sunday, November 8th mass will be in English. Everyone, please plan to attend.


St. Jude Thirunal: We will be celebrating the St. Jude Thirunaal on coming Sunday, November 1st. The nine days of Novena has started. We will have ward-wise mass and novena offerings this year. Parishioners have an opportunity to offer the Novena / sponsor the Holy Qurbana each day as well as the final Thirunal day. Interested parishioners may contact Jojo Chirayil, Thomas Vengathadam and Sebastian Antony who are coordinating the Novena and Thirunaal for this year. As we move forward in our completion of the St Jude Chapel, let us all get together in prayers in celebrating the Thirunal.

Theological Class: As you already know, the Alpha Institute of Thalassery is starting a new Theology Study Center in our parish. Rev. Dr. Joseph Pamplany is the director of Alpha Institute. The UG and PG courses offered by the Institute are approved by the UGC of India, whose recognition is universally and ecclesiastically valid.

The opening sessions of the center is scheduled for coming Sunday, November 1st,2015. The first session will be during Adult CCD and the second one at 2:30 PM. Rev. Dr. Thomas Kochukarottu, Dean of Alpha Institute will cover the opening sessions.

The institute will be providing all the course materials - books (in Malayalam or English) necessary for studying. The students can write exams either in Malayalam or English. The classes covering the entire syllabus are available on YouTube and other social media. The Bachelor’s Degree in Theology is offered for $500 for three years and Master’s Degree in Theology is offered for $500 for two years. The fee is for the degree certificate and course materials only.

Please make use of this wonderful opportunity to know more about divinity. 

For more details, please contact Jaison Alex or check the website below.   

Youth Meeting: Please note there will be a youth meeting on coming Sunday, November 8th after CCD. All youth are expected to attend. 

Pledge Collections: Our expected average weekly pledge collection is $9345. Last week our pledge collection was $ 9975. 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 25, 2015