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November 15, 2015

 Parish Announcements for Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Ward Meeting: Ward 5 prayer meeting was held at Rony and Mamatha’s house last Saturday. Thanks to Rony and Mamatha for hosting the prayer meeting and Ward 2 prayer meeting was held at Thomas and Priya's home last Sunday. Thanks to Thomas and Priya for hosting the prayer meeting.

Upcoming ward meeting are:

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

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

Ward 8 will be on tomorrow, Friday at Roy and Mini’s home at 6:00 PM. All ward 8 members please plan to attend.

Thanksgiving Dinner: The youth annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner will be held in the fellowship hall on Saturday, November 28th. Please mark your calendars. An email has been sent out for food signups.


Retreat: As announced earlier there will be a Retreat for High School children and Youth from Dec. 11-13th. It will be led by Sehion retreat team.


Marian Mothers Get-together: All Marian Mothers are invited for a get together on Nov 21st. The program starts with special Mass at 9 AM in our Church followed by get together and brunch in the fellowship hall. This meeting is also an opportunity to meet the new members of our Church. 


SVDP News: St. Vincent DePaul Society is organizing a Christmas Carol service event for Children 4th grade and above. As in the past years the children will sing at the nursing home located in Bridgewater on Dec 5th morning.  Those who are interested to be part of this event please give their names to Jolly Thadikaran. These children must be able to come for all the practice sessions. Practice dates and other details to be announced soon.


Socialization: We plan to start a Socialization gathering of our parishioners in our fellowship hall after the Friday adorations with the exception of first Fridays. This would enable the parishioners including children to catch up with each other at the end of the work/week.


Parish Council Meeting: Please note we will have parish council meeting on coming Sunday, November 22nd at 1:00 PM in Achan’s office. All parish council members please plan to attend.

Bill Pay: If you are currently contributing to the church using “ Bill Pay” facility of your bank, please update the church address as 508 Elizabeth Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873. We still receive “Bill Pay ‘checks which are being forwarded from our old address 44 Livingston avenue.

Pledge collections: Our expected average weekly pledge collection is $9345. Last week our pledge collection was $ 9575. 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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Nov 15, 2015