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November 1, 2015

 Parish Announcements for Sunday, November 1st, 2015 

Adoration: Please note today is First Friday, we will have full night adoration. It will start after the 7:30 PM holy mass and St. Jude Novena and will end tomorrow morning 6:00 AM with holy mass. Everyone, please plan to join.

Holy Mass: Please note starting from coming Sunday, November 8th, Holy Mass will be at 9.45 AM instead of 10.00 AM.

St. Jude Thirunal: Thanks to all the families who offered the Feast, Holy Mass & Novena with special intentions. Thanks to all the ward members in making each day’s Novena prayer beautiful and for the nercha every day. Thanks to Jojo Chirayil, Thomas Vengathadam and Sebastian Antony in coordinating the Novena and Thirunaal for this year. Special thank to James Puthumana for beatifully decorating the St. Jude Statue.

Ward Meeting: Ward 3 meeting was held at Gigi & Bindu Medayil's house on October 24th. Thank you Gigi & Bindu for hosting the prayer meeting. Ward 6 prayer meeting was last Saturday, October 31st at Jaison and Beena's house. Thank you Jaison & Beena for hosting the prayer meeting. Upcoming ward meetings are :

Ward 1 on Sunday, November 22nd at Jyothis and Jasmine Pulikottil's home at 5:00 PM.

Ward 2 on Sunday, November 15th at Thomas and Priya's home at 5:00 PM.

Ward 4 on Saturday, November 21st at Minesh and Sheena's home at 2:00 PM.

Ward 5 on Saturday, November 21st at Rony and Mamatha's home at 5:00 PM

Ward 7 on Sunday, November 8th at Martin and Juliet's home at 5:00 PM

Family Conference: As we continue to move on with various renewal programs in this Year of Families, the Diocesan Family Apostolate is conducting an Inter-Forane gathering of family representatives in the Northeast Region (Philadelphia – New York – New Jersy Foranes).This two-day, stay-in conference will be conducted in collaboration with St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Forane Church, Philadelphia, PA, during November 14 -15, 2015. More details to follow.

* When: Saturday, Nov. 14, 9.00 am to Sunday, Nov. 15, 2.00 pm.

* Where: Philadelphia, PA.

* Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath will be graciously present throughout the conference!

* The details of the event and accommodation are forthcoming.

* The Expense: About $100.00 per person including food and accommodation. ( but there is NO MANDATORY REGISTRATION FEE)

*This will be a leadership/coordinator training event. The participants are expected to be going back to their own parishes and work for the renewal and enrichment of families in their own communities with the direction of their respective parish priests.

Youth Meeting: Please note there will be a youth meeting on coming Sunday, November 8th after CCD. All youth are expected to attend. Annual Youth Thanksgiving Potluck dinner will be on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 28th. An email will be send out for food signups. Please mark your calendars.

Youth Retreat: There will be separate retreat for high school-ers and Youth on Dec. 11-13 led by Sehion team. Please mark your calendars . Registration and more details to follow.

Pledge Collections: Our expected average weekly pledge collection is $9345. Last week our pledge collection was $ 4075. 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: 
Nov 1, 2015