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208, 2022

Parish Bulletin

By |August 2nd, 2022|Categories: News|

Weekly Bulletin August 3, Wednesday7:00 PM: Confession7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. JosephAugust 5, First Friday Adoration 7:00 PM: Confession7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Alphonsa08.20 - 9 pm: Adoration (St. Paul Family Unit)August 6, Saturday | No Holy QurbanaAugust 7, Sunday | Season of Summer (Qaita) III10.15 am: Holy Qurbana (Malayalam)Qurbana Readings: Ruth 1:6-18, Prov 33:7-13, Rom 12:3-8,  Lk 10:38-42.Bakersfield: No Holy QurbanaLet us remember:August 6: No [...]

1507, 2022

Another Love.

By |July 15th, 2022|Categories: Art|

Another Love Janvi Shaji What is love? No seriously, what is it? Is it a shy, timid dove? Maybe a baby throwing a fit? It is indeed a most curious thought of mine, And I don’t mean the love you share with kin, Nor with fond and funny friends, But the one which connects with your soul, To create wings hueful and divine. The one that makes [...]

1507, 2022

ദുക്റാന: എന്റെ തോറാനപ്പെരുന്നാൾ സ്മരണകൾ!

By |July 15th, 2022|Categories: Religion|

ദുക്റാന: എന്റെ തോറാനപ്പെരുന്നാൾ സ്മരണകൾ! ജെസ്സി റോബർട്ട് ദുക്റാനത്തിരുനാളിനെപ്പറ്റി എഴുതണമെന്ന് എന്നോടാവശ്യപ്പെട്ടപ്പോൾ വലിയ ഉൽകണ്ഠയും ഭയവുമാണ് ആദ്യമെനിക്കുണ്ടായത്. കഴിഞ്ഞ കുറേക്കാലം കാര്യമായി ഒന്നുംതന്നെ എഴുതേണ്ട ആവശ്യം വന്നിട്ടില്ലാത്തതിനാൽ എന്തെഴുതണം, എങ്ങിനെ എഴുതണം എന്ന് ഒരു പിടിയുമില്ലായിരുന്നു. തന്നെയുമല്ല, എഴുതേണ്ടത് ദുക്റാനത്തിരുനാളിനെക്കുറിച്ചാണെന്നോർത്തപ്പോൾ ഭയം വർദ്ധിക്കുകയും ചെയ്തു. ഭാരതത്തിന്റെ അപ്പസ്തോലനും നമ്മുടെ പിതാവുമായ മാർത്തോമാശ്ലീഹായെക്കുറിച്ച് എഴുതുകയെന്നാൽ ദുഷ്കരം തന്നെ എന്നതാണ് കാരണം! പക്ഷെ, പിന്നീടാലോചിച്ചപ്പോൾ എനിക്കു മനസ്സിലായി ഇതെനിക്കു ദൈവം കനിഞ്ഞു നല്കിയ ഒരവസരമാണെന്ന്. കാരണം, വിശുദ്ധ തോമാശ്ലീഹായുടെ ഭാരതത്തിലെ സുവിശേഷപ്രഘോഷണചരിത്രവുമായി വളരെ അടുത്ത ബന്ധമുള്ള ചേർത്തല - പള്ളിപ്പുറം സെൻറ് മേരീസ്‌ ഫൊറോനാ ദേവാലയമാണ് എന്റെ മാതൃഇടവക. വൈക്കം [...]

1507, 2022

Lady of Mount Carmel

By |July 15th, 2022|Categories: Youth|

Lady of Mount Carmel Stanley J Muzhuthettu July 16th is a day of great importance to many Catholics. We celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel but the meaning and purpose of this feast is often forgotten. The goal of this article is to shed light on the significance of our Lady of Mount Carmel and the powerful way she leads us to union with God. Additionally, I [...]

1507, 2022

Art and Painting

By |July 15th, 2022|Categories: Art|

Art and Painting Raisa Marangattu Benecia Jude Jose The following illustration is by Benecia Jude Jose for Grandparents' day and displays the many landscapes of Kerala. Together let's celebrate our grandparents who cared, loved, and nurtured us.

1507, 2022

കാലൻകുട:

By |July 15th, 2022|Categories: Art|

കാലൻകുട: സോമി പുതനപ്ര മഴകൊണ്ടു, വെയിൽകൊണ്ടു, മഞ്ഞുകൊണ്ടങ്ങനെ പാടേ നരച്ചൊരു കാലൻകുട, വേർപെട്ട ശീലയിൽ വെളുവെളെ തെളിയുന്ന- തസ്ഥികളോ അതിൻ കമ്പികളോ? ഉത്തരമില്ലാത്തോരിത്തിരി ചോദ്യംപോ- ലുത്തരത്തിൽ തൂങ്ങിയാടും കുട, ഒത്തിരി നാളായ് കാത്തിരിപ്പേതൊരു കൈകളെ,യേതൊരു സ്നേഹത്തെ നീ? ഉമ്മറത്തിണ്ണയിൽ ചാരുകസേരയിൽ ഒറ്റയ്ക്കിരുന്നുറങ്ങുന്നു വൃദ്ധൻ; ആരോ മറന്നൊരു ചാരുചിത്രം പോൽ മൂകവിഷാദതപസ്സുപോലെ! ഭീതിതം സ്വപ്നം സുഷുപ്തി മുറിക്കവേ പീഡിതം മാനസം പിടയുന്നുവോ; ചറപറെ പെയ്യും മഴപോൽ പുലമ്പുവാൻ വേറെന്തു കാരണം തിരയേണ്ടൂ ഞാൻ? മക്കൾ, മരുമക്കളൊത്തു വിദേശത്തു നിന്നു പറന്നെത്തുവാൻ കൊതിച്ചു വഴിക്കണ്ണുമായവൻ കാത്തിരിക്കുന്നിതാ കൊഴിയുവാൻ വെമ്പുന്ന പൂവു പോലെ!

1507, 2022

Editorial

By |July 15th, 2022|Categories: Editorial|

Editorial - July Team L’ALPHA “I believe in the sun, even when it is not shining, I believe in love, even when it is not shown, And I believe in God, even when He is silent!” This is an inscription on the wall of a cellar in the city of Cologne attributed to a Jew who was dying at the hands of the Nazis during holocausts. On the third of [...]

1507, 2022

‘ക്രൂശിതന്റെ പാതയിൽ വീണലിഞ്ഞ മുട്ടത്തുപാടത്തെ പൊൻകതിർ

By |July 15th, 2022|Categories: Religion|

‘ക്രൂശിതന്റെ പാതയിൽ വീണലിഞ്ഞ മുട്ടത്തുപാടത്തെ പൊൻകതിർ’ Soly Mathew “കുരിശു തന്നാണ് ഈശോ സ്നേഹിക്കുന്നത്. സഹിക്കുന്നത് എനിക്ക് സന്തോഷം ആണ്. സഹിക്കാൻ ലഭിക്കാത്ത ദിവസം ശൂന്യമായിട്ടാണ് എനിക്ക് തോന്നുന്നത്.” -വി. അൽഫോൻസാ "സത്യം സത്യമായി ഞാൻ നിങ്ങളോടു പറയുന്നു. ഗോതമ്പുമണി നിലത്തുവീണ് അഴിയുന്നില്ലെങ്കിൽ അത് അതേപടിയിരിക്കും. അഴിയുന്നെങ്കിലോ അതു വളരെ ഫലം പുറപ്പെടുവിക്കും. തൻറെ ജീവനെ സ്നേഹിക്കുന്നവൻ അതു നഷ്ടപ്പെടുത്തുന്നു. ഈ ലോകത്തിൽ തൻറെ ജീവനെ ദ്വേഷിക്കുന്നവൻ നിത്യജീവനിലേക്ക് അതിനെ കാത്തുസൂക്ഷിക്കും. എന്നെ ശുശ്രൂഷിക്കാൻ ആഗ്രഹിക്കുന്നവൻ എന്നെ അനുഗമിക്കട്ടെ. അപ്പോൾ ഞാൻ ആയിരിക്കുന്നിടത്ത് എന്റെ ശുശ്രൂഷകനും ആയിരിക്കും." John 12: 24-26 ഈശോയുടെ കൂടെയായിരിക്കുക എന്നതായിരുന്നു [...]

1507, 2022

What is Artificial Intelligence?

By |July 15th, 2022|Categories: Science|

What is Artificial Intelligence? Tomin Kappiarumalayil Artificial Intelligence… What’s the first thing that comes to mind when hearing this word? Often, we associate this word with machines that look and act like humans, acting at the extremes of malice and benevolence. However, AI is a huge field that encompasses more than just sentient robots. It’s any system that can function independently to solve a problem. We have divided AI into [...]

1507, 2022

St. Thomas & Dukhrana

By |July 15th, 2022|Categories: Youth|

St. Thomas & Dukhrana Solomon Puthiakunnel On the third of this month, we celebrate the feast of Saint Thomas the apostle, our father in faith. St. Thomas, unlike the other disciples of Jesus, traveled outside the Roman Empire to preach the Word of God He is believed to have preached in many countries, but is known for his work in India, and for bringing our very own ancestors to [...]

1507, 2022

Don’t OverUse Antibiotics, They Can’t Go Viral!

By |July 15th, 2022|Categories: Health|

DON'T OVERUSE ANTIBIOTICS,THEY CAN'T GO VIRAL! Bincy Rose Thannickal, RPh A sore throat, cough, throbbing headache, body ache, "oh no!" signs of getting sick! Looking at the busy week ahead, you feel exhausted - this is not the time to get sick! The first thought rushing into your mind is to run to the doctor and get some medicine for a speedy recovery. You cannot be blamed if you [...]

1507, 2022

ലോസ് ആഞ്ചലസിൽ വിശുദ്ധ അൽഫോൻസാമ്മയുടെ തിരുനാൾ

By |July 15th, 2022|Categories: News|

ലോസ് ആഞ്ചലസിൽ വിശുദ്ധ അൽഫോൻസാമ്മയുടെ തിരുനാൾ വിശുദ്ധ അൽഫോൻസാമ്മയുടെ ജീവിതവഴികളെ ഓർമ്മിച്ചെടുക്കാനും ധന്യമായ ആ ജീവിതത്തിൽ നിന്നു പ്രകാശം സ്വീകരിക്കാനും ലോസ് ആഞ്ചലസ്‌ സെൻറ് അൽഫോൻസാ സീറോ മലബാർ ദേവാലയം ഒരുങ്ങിക്കഴിഞ്ഞു! ജൂലൈ 22, 2022 മുതൽ ജൂലൈ 31, 2022 വരെ നടത്തപ്പെടുന്ന ആഘോഷമായ തിരുനാൾ തിരുക്കർമ്മങ്ങൾ നഗരത്തെ ഭക്തിസാന്ദ്രമാക്കും. ഗോതമ്പുമണി അഴിഞ്ഞില്ലാതാകുന്നതുപോലെയും മെഴുകുതിരി കത്തിയമരുന്നതുപോലെയും തന്റെ ജീവിതം സഹനത്തിന്റെ തീച്ചൂളയിൽ എരിയാൻ വിട്ടുകൊടുത്ത ആ മഹാത്യാഗത്തിന്റെ ഓർമ്മകൾ അയവിറക്കുവാനും അനുഗ്രഹങ്ങൾ പ്രാപിക്കുവാനും ഏവരെയും സഹർഷം സ്വാഗതം ചെയ്‌തുകൊള്ളുന്നു. ജൂലൈ 22 നു വൈകിട്ട് 7:30 ന് കൊടിയേറുന്ന തിരുനാൾ ആഘോഷങ്ങൾ, ദിവസേനയുള്ള വിശുദ്ധകുർബ്ബാനയേയും വിശുദ്ധയോടുള്ള [...]

1507, 2022

Vatican News

By |July 15th, 2022|Categories: News|

Vatican astronomer: Webb telescope images ‘beyond a dream’ The Director of the Vatican Observatory, Br Guy Consolmagno SJ, describes the new photos from the James Webb telescope as “jaw droppingly exciting,” images that offer “a tantalizing glimpse of what we’ll be able to learn about the universe with this telescope in the future.” Read more https://www.vaticannews.va/en/world/news/2022-07/vatican-astronomer-webb-telescope-images-beyond-a-dream.html

1207, 2022

Parish Bulletin

By |July 12th, 2022|Categories: News|

Weekly Bulletin July 13, Wednesday Feast of Rosa Mystica 7:00 PM: Rosa Mystica Prayer 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Joseph, Office of the dead, Memorial Mass for Joseph Thomas Mudavankunnel (Father of Mary Prothasis), and for Augustine Kappiarumalayil (Brother of Prothasis) July 15, Friday  7:00 PM: Confession 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Alphonsa July 16, Saturday  10:00 AM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to Mother of [...]

507, 2022

Parish Bulletin

By |July 5th, 2022|Categories: News|

Weekly Bulletin July 6, Wednesday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Joseph July 8, Friday  7:00 PM: Confession 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Alphonsa July 9, Saturday  10:30 AM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to Mother of Perpetual Help, Office of the dead, Memorial Qurbana for Paul Choondakaran July 10, Sunday | Season of Apostles VI 10.15 am: Holy Qurbana (Malayalam) Qurbana Readings: Lev 8:1-13, Is 6:1-8, [...]

2906, 2022

Parish Bulletin

By |June 29th, 2022|Categories: News|

Weekly Bulletin June 29, Wednesday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Joseph July 1, Friday  7:00 PM: Confession 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Alphonsa 8:20-9.00 PM: First Friday Adoration July 2, Saturday  10:00 AM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to Mother of Perpetual Help June 26, Sunday | Season of Apostles V - Feast of Dukhrana 10.15 am: Holy Qurbana (Malayalam - Feast of St. Thomas Family [...]

2206, 2022

Parish Bulletin

By |June 22nd, 2022|Categories: News|

Weekly Bulletin June 22, Wednesday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Joseph June 24, Friday  7:00 PM: Confession 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Alphonsa 8:20-9.00 PM: Youth Adoration 9:00 PM: Fellowship, Talk by Fr. Simmy Thomas June 25, Saturday  10:00 AM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to Mother of Perpetual Help June 26, Sunday | Season of Apostles IV 10.15 am: Holy Qurbana (Malayalam) Qurbana Readings: [...]

1506, 2022

Parish Bulletin

By |June 15th, 2022|Categories: News|

Weekly Bulletin June 15, Wednesday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Office for the Deceased, Novena to St. Joseph, (Memorial Qurbana for Fr. Mathew Pottukalam, SDB (Brother of Tommy Pottukalam) and Joseph Michael Pinamarukil (father of Mini Aby, 2nd death Anniversary)) June 17, Friday  7:00 PM: Confession 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Alphonsa June 18, Saturday  10:00 AM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to Mother of Perpetual Help June [...]

1006, 2022

Great Fathers!

By |June 10th, 2022|Categories: Youth|

Great Fathers! Jo sungchul Jojo Father’s Day is a beautiful time of the year when all of us can collectively come together and honor and appreciate our fathers. This year, Father’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 19. I hope we all take this time to do something to let our fathers know that their efforts are recognized. Something as little as saying “I love you, Dad!” can go [...]

1006, 2022

തിരുഹൃദയം:

By |June 10th, 2022|Categories: Art|

തിരുഹൃദയം: സോമി പുതനപ്ര അയാളുടെ ഹൃദയം സ്നേഹത്താൽ കത്തിജ്വലിച്ചു; മുള്ളും മുൾച്ചെടികളും ആ തീയിൽ കരിഞ്ഞു പോയി.. പൊടുന്നനെ, മുൾക്കാട്ടിൽ നിന്നൊരു സർപ്പം ഉയർന്നു പൊങ്ങി അയാളുടെ മാറിടത്തിൽ കൊത്തി! അവിടെ നിന്നു രക്തവും വെള്ളവുമൊഴുകി; അതു ഭൂമിയെ മുഴുവൻ നനച്ചു.. അന്നു മുതൽ, ഭൂമിയിൽ എല്ലാത്തരം സസ്യങ്ങളും കായ്കനികളും വീണ്ടുമുണ്ടായി, വയലുകൾ നൂറും അറുപതും മുപ്പതും മേനി വിളവു നല്കി.. അയാളാകട്ടെ, ഉറക്കെ വിളിച്ചു പറഞ്ഞു: "എല്ലാം പൂർത്തിയായി .."

1006, 2022

Food shortage and Starvation

By |June 10th, 2022|Categories: News|

Food shortage and Starvation Post COVID season has posed unprecedented physical, psychological and financial problems to everyone. To add coal to the burning oil, the Russian war on Ukraine has accelerated inflation and food shortage globally. The worst hit nations are Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea which were already devastated by drought, locust plagues and other political turmoils. Addressing the food crisis and starvation in these regions is a challenge because [...]

1006, 2022

ഈശോയുടെ തിരുഹൃദയം

By |June 10th, 2022|Categories: Religion|

ഈശോയുടെ തിരുഹൃദയം Shinitha Sony ഈശോ മിശിഹായ്ക്ക് സ്തുതിയായിരിക്കട്ടെ 🙏 ജൂൺ മാസത്തിൽ, ഈശോയുടെ തിരുഹൃദയത്തെക്കുറിച്ചെഴുതണം, എന്തെങ്കിലുമൊക്കെ പറയണം എന്നാവശ്യപ്പെട്ടപ്പോൾ, ആദ്യം മനസ്സിലേയ്ക്കു വന്ന ചിന്ത ഇതാണ്: യൂദാസ് ഈശോയെ ഒറ്റിക്കൊടുത്തിട്ടു പോലും 'സ്നേഹിതാ' എന്നു വിളിച്ച, ഉപാധികളില്ലാത്ത സ്നേഹം! അതിന്റെ ഉറവ എവിടെ നിന്നായിരിക്കും? എന്റെ ആശ്ചര്യകരമായ ചിന്ത ചെന്നെത്തി നിന്നത് എവിടെയാണെന്ന് അറിയാമോ ? ഈശോയുടെ തിരുഹൃദയത്തിൽ തന്നെ; സ്നേഹം വറ്റാത്ത തിരുഹൃദയത്തിൽ ! ഈ വാക്കുകൾ പറയുമ്പോൾ തന്നെ എന്തു മധുരമാണല്ലെ? സ്നേഹം വറ്റാത്ത തിരുഹൃദയം.. സ്നേഹം വറ്റാത്ത തിരുഹൃദയം കാന്തം പോലെ ആകർഷിക്കുന്ന വാക്കും അനുഭവവും. ഈ സ്നേഹ കടലിൽ ആവോളം നീന്തിത്തുടിച്ചവർക്കെല്ലാം [...]

1006, 2022

St. Mariam Thresia

By |June 10th, 2022|Categories: Religion|

St. Mariam Thresia Anitha Mechery Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan was born in Puthenchira in Irinjalakuda, Thrissur district on April 26, 1876 as the third of five children of Thoma and Thanda and was later baptized on May 3, 1876 at the church of Saint Mary. She was named ‘Thresia’ in honor of Teresa of Ávila. Her paternal uncle Antony Chiramel Mankidiyan was her godfather, and his wife Anna was the godmother. [...]

1006, 2022

COVID-19 and Diabetes

By |June 10th, 2022|Categories: Science|

COVID-19 and Diabetes Ann Thannickal COVID-19 is continuing to spread worldwide. More than 510 million confirmed cases and more than 6 million deaths occur across almost 200 countries. The pandemic has played a pivotal role in changing the health landscape by challenging chronic disease management. COVID-19 impact was profound on chronic diseases. Researchers are learning how the virus affects people with chronic disease conditions. One of the most common disease [...]

1006, 2022

The Feast of Corpus Christi

By |June 10th, 2022|Categories: Youth|

The Feast of Corpus Christi Eric Kannampuzha This coming June we will be celebrating a feast we often forget the importance of, the Feast of Corpus Christi. This feast is observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday but is a movable observance that is often observed on Sunday. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, “The Feast of Corpus Christi originated in 1246 when Robert de Torote, bishop of Liège, ordered the [...]

1006, 2022

You Have a Big Heart: Take Care of It!

By |June 10th, 2022|Categories: Health|

You Have a Big Heart: Take Care of It! Bilma Pellissery Three weeks ago, a 37 years old nurse died of a heart attack. The only pre-symptom she had was, in her husband’s words, “she threw up once. Since she was tired after vomiting, she wanted to sleep for sometime.. and she went to our Lord in her sleep!” We are familiar with the saying, ‘If I knew this earlier, [...]

1006, 2022

Happy Father’s Day!

By |June 10th, 2022|Categories: Youth|

Happy Father’s Day! 💙 MaryGrace Antony Happy Father’s Day to all the beloved Fathers in our parish! May the chocolates distributed in celebration of today’s joyous occasion be allocated gleefully amongst the masses. The first time I ever heard of Father’s Day was at St. Augustine church in Culver City at the age of 10. The only reason I paid attention was because I saw Papa receiving a chocolate bar from [...]

1006, 2022

Editorial

By |June 10th, 2022|Categories: Editorial|

Editorial - June Team L’ALPHA French Philosopher Pierre Teilhard De Chardin conceived creation as “spirit moving slowly enough to be seen,” and believed that “we are spiritual beings having a physical experience.” St. Paul comprehends this truth in a similar way and says, “We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time” (Romans 8:22). He adds, “Oh, [...]

706, 2022

Parish Bulletin

By |June 7th, 2022|Categories: News|

Weekly Bulletin June 8, Wednesday7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. JosephJune 10, Friday 7:00 PM: Confession7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. AlphonsaJune 11, Saturday 10:00 AM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to Mother of Perpetual Help June 12, Sunday | Season of Apostles II10.15 am: Holy Qurbana (Malayalam), Ladeenju (Feast of Mariam Thesia) Qurbana Readings: Ex 19: 1-8, Ez 2: 1-7, 1Tim 1: 12-19, Jn 11: 1-16Bakersfield - June 12, 4.30 [...]

3105, 2022

Parish Bulletin

By |May 31st, 2022|Categories: News|

Please join to celebrate the life of Paul Joseph Choondakaran (02/26/1937 - 05/23/2022) Viewing Monday, June 6th, 2022, 4.30 pm to 8 pm San Fernando Mission Cemetery & Mortuary Rooms B-C 11160 Stanwood Ave, Mission Hills, CA 91345 Funeral Mass Tuesday, June 7th, 2022, 10 am St. Alphonsa Syro Malabar Church 215 N Macneil St, San Fernando, CA 91340 Weekly Bulletin The [...]

2305, 2022

Parish Bulletin

By |May 23rd, 2022|Categories: News|

Special Announcement It's with deep sorrow I inform you the sad demise of Paul Joseph Choondakaran (85), husband of Reethamma Choondakaran. St Alphonsa parish family convey our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the bereaved family, especially to Reethamma, Joshi and Shibu. The details of the funeral will be updated soon. Weekly Bulletin May 25, Wednesday 7:00 PM: Confession 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena [...]

1705, 2022

Parish Bulletin

By |May 17th, 2022|Categories: News|

Weekly Bulletin May 18, Wednesday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Joseph May 20, Friday  7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Alphonsa May 21, Saturday  4:00 PM: Jubilee Qurbana Felicitations / Cultural Programs Dinner May 22, Sunday | Season of Resurrection VI 9.45 am: CCD Graduation ( Parish Hall) 10.45 am: Holy Qurbana (Malayalam) Qurbana Readings: Gen 9:8-17, II Kings 2:1-15, Rom 8:1-11, Jn 5:19-29 Bakersfield [...]

905, 2022

The Pentacostal Acceptance

By |May 9th, 2022|Categories: Youth|

The Pentacostal Acceptance Adarsh Mattappally Pentecost is a day celebrated by all Christians on the 50th day of the Resurrection of Jesus. After the Ascension of Jesus, the apostles were frightened and refused to leave their room out of fear of being treated harshly due to their association with Jesus. They prayed day and night until eventually, “there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind” [...]

905, 2022

NSAID induced nephropathy

By |May 9th, 2022|Categories: Health|

NSAID induced nephropathy Meena Parackal Will use of NSAID (Motrin, Ibuprofen and Advil) cause kidney disease? Long-term NSAID use can lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD). Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Motrin, ibuprofen, Advil naproxen sodium etc.. are commonly used medications for pain and fever which can lead to kidney disease, especially when used for a long time. How are the kidneys affected? NSAID can cause inflammation in the [...]

905, 2022

How do Aircrafts Fly

By |May 9th, 2022|Categories: Science|

How do Aircrafts Fly? Jomin Kappiarumalayil This question may sound simple at first, and many would answer "using its engine," but there's a lot more than people initially think. Let's go back to the third grade when everyone threw a paper plane and watched it fly. Some would bend different parts of the paper claiming it would fly longer or faster, and some would throw it as hard [...]

905, 2022

St. Joseph, the Worker

By |May 9th, 2022|Categories: Religion|

St. Joseph, the Worker Vinod Joseph Mark Twain once said that the two most important days in your life are, the day you are born and the day you find out why!. Right from the moment, that the divine purpose was revealed to St. Joseph in a dream, St. Joseph’s every act was towards enabling that divine purpose of being a part of God’s plan of divine mercy, [...]

905, 2022

Epiclesis

By |May 9th, 2022|Categories: Religion|

Epiclesis Nathan Thomas CCD Grade 5 One day, I was using the Holy Qurbana book during Holy Mass and my eyes got stuck on a strange word I didn’t know. I was perplexed and asked my parents who were next to me, what the word actually meant. Then, I heard the bell ringing at the altar and I looked around and saw people bowing their heads. Can [...]

905, 2022

അമ്മയെ ഓർക്കുമ്പോൾ:

By |May 9th, 2022|Categories: Art|

അമ്മയെ ഓർക്കുമ്പോൾ: സോമി പുതനപ്ര അമ്മയെ ഓർക്കുമ്പോൾ, ഒരായിരം കൈകൾ എന്നെ പൊതിഞ്ഞു നില്ക്കും; അപ്പോൾ, ഞാനൊരു ഗർഭസ്ഥ ശിശുവെന്ന പോൽ കുതിച്ചു ചാടും.. അമ്മയെ ഓർക്കുമ്പോൾ, ഒരു സ്നേഹപ്പാലാഴി ഉള്ളിൽ തിര തല്ലും; അപ്പോൾ, ഞാനൊരു വിശക്കുന്ന കുട്ടിയെ പോലെ കരയും.. അമ്മയെ ഓർക്കുമ്പോൾ, ഒരു താരാട്ടു പാട്ടു കാറ്റിൽ ഒഴുകിയൊഴുകി വരും; അപ്പോൾ, ഞാനൊരു തൊട്ടിലിന്റെ താളം കൊതിക്കും ..

905, 2022

Motherhood

By |May 9th, 2022|Categories: Youth|

Motherhood Kevin Zavier I believe God created motherhood as a challenge. Mothers are tested on their patience, their fortitude, and their strength in the process of bringing a baby into this world. Motherhood is a big responsibility. A mother needs to nurse her baby and attend to it even at late hours of the night. Not only does she need to be very caring of her child,  but [...]

905, 2022

Nurses week celebration and role of nurses

By |May 9th, 2022|Categories: Health|

Nurses week celebration and role of nurses Mary Kappiarumalayil Nurses: The image of dedication and care Every profession has its own significance in serving the community; however, nursing is a unique field that has the most opportunity to assist fellow beings from birth to the end of life. The everyday act of caring for the patients allows nurses to live out their faith. As we celebrate nurse’s week during [...]

905, 2022

Kids CCD Activities

By |May 9th, 2022|Categories: Kids|

Kids CCD Activities Team L'ALPHA A Letter to Jesus - David Chellakudam CCD  Field Trip - Angelina Joby The St. Andrew’s Abbey field trip was truly a wonderful and unique experience! Not only did it help me grow closer to my church friends, but also I had a nice social event after a long period of social distancing due to the Covid 19 [...]

905, 2022

CCD Field Trip

By |May 9th, 2022|Categories: Video|

CCD Field Trip Shaji Mattappally A day of exploration and rejuvenation. CCD Field Trip - Video 1 St. Andrew’s Abbey, a seven-minute drive away from the park, was a very serene and peaceful area, home to a Benedictine monastery. There are currently nineteen monks in the monastery, eleven of them priests.  One of the priests actually showed us around the Abbey. We visited their bell, [...]

905, 2022

Editorial

By |May 9th, 2022|Categories: Editorial|

Rise to His Call Chief Editor & Sub Editors Dear fellow parishioners Pope Francis has inspired all our young people to rise and listen to His call and His love. He says, “We can no longer assume that everyone knows Jesus, even in the age of the internet. The question that many people are asking of Jesus and His Church is precisely this: ‘Who are you?’ How many times [...]

805, 2022

Parish Bulletin

By |May 8th, 2022|Categories: News|

Weekly Bulletin May 11, Wednesday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Joseph May 13, Friday  7:00 PM: Confessions, Rosa Mystica Prayer 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Alphonsa, Office of the Deceased (Memorial Qurbana for Mulakkampilly Joseph (f/o Shalini Perappadan, 5th anniversary)) May 14, Saturday  10:00 AM: Holy Qurbana, Office of the deceased, Novena to Mother of Perpetual help (Memorial Qurbana for Rosa Kappiaumalayil (13th Anniversary) [...]

305, 2022

Parish Bulletin

By |May 3rd, 2022|Categories: News|

Weekly Bulletin May 4, Wednesday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Joseph, Thanksgiving Qurbana, Office of the Deceased (Memorial Qurbana for Rosa Chellakudam) May 6, Friday  7:00 PM: Confession 7:30 PM:Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Alphonsa May 7, Saturday  10:00 AM: Holy Qurbana, Office of the deceased, Novena to Mother of Perpetual help, (Memorial Qurbana for Johny Choondakkaran (2nd Anniversary)) 11:00 AM: Confession Family Unit meeting – St. [...]

2604, 2022

Parish Bulletin

By |April 26th, 2022|Categories: News|

Weekly Bulletin The tradition of St. Joseph as the patron of workers got more emphasis by Pope Leo XIII through the encyclical “Rerum novarum.”. St. John Paul II Said, “Along with the humanity of the Son of God, work too has been taken up in the mystery of the Incarnation, and has also been redeemed in a special way. At the workbench where he plied his trade together [...]

704, 2022

Art and Painting

By |April 7th, 2022|Categories: Art|

Art and Painting Mabel Joseph Neyyan This drawing is of a person breaking apart unleavened bread with their hands. In anticipation for Holy Week, I wanted to celebrate Passover and depict our unique Syro-Malabar tradition of breaking apart Pesaha Appam on Maundy Thursday. Ziona Somy In commemoration of the upcoming Earth Day, this art piece depicts a lush, healthy forest. I hoped to represent the type of [...]

704, 2022

Kids CCD Activities

By |April 7th, 2022|Categories: Kids|

Kids' CCD Activities Team L'ALPHA കേരളത്തെ ഒരിക്കലും മറക്കാത്ത പ്രവാസികൾ! അവരെപ്പോലെ തന്നെ അവരുടെ മക്കളും!! എല്ലാവർക്കും വിദ്യാഭ്യാസം എന്ന ആശയവുമായി ലോസ് ആഞ്ചലസ്‌ അൽഫോൻസാ ദേവാലയത്തിലെ വേദപാഠ കുട്ടികൾ പരിത്യാഗ പ്രവൃത്തികൾ, കാർ വാഷ്, കാർണിവൽ മുതലായ പരിപാടികളിലൂടെ ചെറിയ ചെറിയ തുകകൾ സ്വരുക്കൂട്ടുന്നു. അണ്ണാറക്കണ്ണനും തന്നാലായത്. പല തുള്ളി പെരു വെള്ളം. പഴഞ്ചൊല്ലുകൾ പതിരില്ലാതെ തുടരുന്നു. രണ്ടു വർഷം മുമ്പ് അവർ നാട്ടിലേയ്ക്കയച്ചത് 1500 ഡോളർ ആണ്. കുട്ടികൾ മറ്റുള്ളവരുടെ ഇല്ലായ്മകളെക്കുറിച്ചു ബോധവാന്മാരാകട്ടെ. Fundraiser Brochure Designed by William Binson Earth Day [...]

604, 2022

Editorial

By |April 6th, 2022|Categories: Editorial|

Empty Tomb and Ray of Hope Chief Editor's Desk Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan was born In central Vietnam in a place called Phu on April 17, 1928. He endured a lot of suffering during the communist regime in Vietnam. While he was about to take leadership as the Archbishop of Saigon on August 15, 1975, he was arrested and held without ever being tried or sentenced, [...]

504, 2022

Drugs, Teenagers and Parenting

By |April 5th, 2022|Categories: Health|

Drugs, Teenagers and Parenting/Why Do  Teenagers Experiment with Drugs? Bindu Thomas RN BSN CPN There is a common misconception that teenagers who experiment with drugs and alcohol are inherently “bad kids.” Many parents assume that teenagers experiment because they are rebellious and want to lash out. That may be the reason a small percentage of teenagers try drugs and alcohol today, but the dangerous trend is not that simple [...]

504, 2022

Happy Couples

By |April 5th, 2022|Categories: Health|

Happy Couples! Zavier Padayatty Want a happy married life? Just remember this tip: "Wife is not a servant!" Of course, vice versa is applicable too... It is not fair when the wife is cooking, the husband spends time on social media, TV, news, etc. If he also joins and cuts ingredients, sauteing onions, or wash dishes, etc, the whole work will be finished sooner and she will also [...]

504, 2022

The True Meaning of Easter

By |April 5th, 2022|Categories: Youth|

True Meaning of Easter Annette Mattappally As Easter approaches, I hope we can all find time to reflect upon and share the true meaning of Easter. Growing up as children, we looked forward to Easter season for the easter candies and the egg hunts. But, have we tried to understand what Easter really means to us as a Christians and persons?! As we read from the Bible, and [...]

404, 2022

Did you know?

By |April 4th, 2022|Categories: Religion|

Did you know? Minu Jose Mark the Evangelist is the patron saint of Venice, lions, lawyers, painters, interpreters and prisoners. Mark the Evangelist is traditionally believed to be the author of the ‘Gospel of Mark’, second of the four new testament Gospels. It is one of the three synoptic Gospels (those presenting a common view), along with Mathew and Luke. According to the Greek manuscripts of the [...]

404, 2022

എഴുതപ്പെടാത്ത വചനം:

By |April 4th, 2022|Categories: Art|

എഴുതപ്പെടാത്ത വചനം: സോമി പുതനപ്ര രക്തവും വെള്ളവും ചാലുകീറിയ നിൻ വിരിമാറിൽ, വലിഞ്ഞു മുറുകിയ നീല ഞരമ്പുകളിൽ, മരണത്തോളം ആഴമുള്ള സ്നേഹവും, സ്നേഹത്തോളം ഉയരമുള്ള മരണവും ഞാൻ കണ്ടു! വിനാഗിരിയിൽ മുക്കിയ നീർപ്പഞ്ഞി, ഒരു ഹിസോപ്പു തണ്ടിൽ വച്ച്, ഞാൻ നിന്റെ ചുണ്ടോടു ചേർത്തു; എന്നാൽ, നിന്റെ ഉച്ച്വാസ വായുവിൻ ഗതിയിൽ അതു താഴെ വീണുടഞ്ഞുപോയ്.. അപ്പോൾ, പാതി കൂമ്പിയ മിഴിപ്പൂക്കൾ മെല്ലെ തുറന്ന്, ആർദ്രമൊരു നിമന്ത്രണം പോൽ നീ എന്നോടു ചോദിച്ചു: “അല്പം കൂടി ആത്മാർഥമായ് നിനക്കു സ്നേഹിക്കാമോ?”

404, 2022

News

By |April 4th, 2022|Categories: News|

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2022“Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up. So then, while we have the opportunity,let us do good to all” (Gal 6:9-10) Dear Brothers and Sisters,Lent is a favourable time for personal and community renewal, as it leads us to the paschal mystery of the death and [...]

404, 2022

What route are you taking?

By |April 4th, 2022|Categories: Religion|

What route are you taking? Asha Joshi Saint Augustine states, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” God created us to know Him, love Him, serve Him, and be happy with Him forever in Heaven. We realize how hard it is to even imagine reaching the destination we are designed for. No matter how hard we [...]

404, 2022

Cybersecurity

By |April 4th, 2022|Categories: Science|

Cybersecurity Jo Sungchul Jojo As our world continues to advance technologically, computers collect and use more and more data. With the rise in data, the importance of cybersecurity exponentially increases. Cybersecurity is the state or process of protecting and recovering computer systems, networks, devices, and programs from any type of cyberattack. Cybersecurity is important to individuals, families, and businesses. All of us have data stored in our computers [...]

304, 2022

ഒരു പെസഹാ ചിന്ത

By |April 3rd, 2022|Categories: Religion|

ഒരു പെസഹാ ചിന്ത ജിനോൾ ജോസ് പെസഹാ ആചരണം എന്നും എന്റെ മനസ്സിൽ ഒരുപാടു നല്ല ഓർമ്മകൾ നൽകിയിട്ടുണ്ട്. ചെറുപ്പകാലത്ത് പെസഹാ ദിവസം രാവിലെ വല്യമ്മച്ചിയുടെ കൂടെ അമ്മച്ചിയുടെ കൂട്ടുകാരുമൊത്താണു പള്ളിയിൽ പോയിരുന്നത്. അവരുടെ അന്നത്തെ സംസാരം, മിക്കവാറും, വൈകുന്നേരം അപ്പം ഉണ്ടാക്കുന്നതിനെക്കുറിച്ചായിരുന്നു. പള്ളിയിൽ ചെന്നു കഴിഞ്ഞാൽ, അച്ചൻ കാലു കഴുകുന്നതു കാണുവാൻ കൂട്ടുകാരുമൊത്ത് പള്ളിയുടെ ഒത്ത നടുക്കുള്ള സീറ്റിൽ ഇരിപ്പുറപ്പിക്കുന്നതും, പെസഹായുടെ എല്ലാ കർമ്മങ്ങളും സാകൂതം വീക്ഷിക്കുന്നതും ഇന്നും പച്ചയായ ഓർമ്മയായി മനസ്സിലുണ്ട്. അന്നത്തെ ദിവസം, വല്യമ്മച്ചിയും മമ്മിയും അടുക്കളയിൽ അപ്പവും പാലും ഒരുക്കുന്നതിനുള്ള തിരക്കിലായിരിക്കും. എനിക്കും ചേട്ടനുമുള്ള ജോലിയാകട്ടെ, വീടുമുഴുവൻ വൃത്തിയാക്കുകയാണ്. പിന്നീട്, [...]

304, 2022

Earth Day

By |April 3rd, 2022|Categories: Youth|

Earth Day Raina Marangattu Nature is God’s gift. Everything from the smallest microorganism to the largest tree is God’s gift to us. Our job as children of God is to protect these treasures. In our modern world, there is a lack of respect for these treasures. Our Earth’s natural beauty is many times destroyed in order to make space for our industrial comforts. Ocean pollution, deforestation, and extinction [...]

2903, 2022

Holy Week Celebrations

By |March 29th, 2022|Categories: News|

Holy Week Celebrations – Time Table (April 10-17, 2022) PALM SUNDAY (April 10) 10:15 AM Holy Qurbana Palm Sunday Ceremonies MAUNDY THURSDAY (April 14) 7:30 PM Holy Qurbana Institution of Eucharist Washing of Feet GOOD FRIDAY (April 15) 4:00 PM Adoration 5:00 PM Good Friday Ceremonies Way of the cross SATURDAY EASTER VIGIL (April 16) 8:00 PM Easter Vigil Ceremonies Agape (No [...]

2803, 2022

Parish Bulletin

By |March 28th, 2022|Categories: News|

Weekly Bulletin March 30th Wednesday: 7:00 PM: Confession 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Joseph April 01 Friday: 7:00 PM: Adoration 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana 8:15 PM: Way of the Cross (led by Mariam Thresia Family Unit) April  02 Saturday: 10:00 AM: Holy Qurbana (Thanksgiving Qurbana for Kevin-Jessica Paliakara) April 03 Sunday: Season of Lent VI 9:40 AM: Adoration, Intercessory Prayers (Chapel) 9:45 AM: Holy Qurbana (English) [...]

2603, 2022

2022 APRIL

By |March 26th, 2022|Categories: April, Calendar|

01 -  Friday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, First Friday Adoration and Way of the Cross led by St. Mariam Thresia Family Unit 02 -  Saturday 10:00 AM: Holy Qurbana Holy Qurbana & Novena to our Our Mother of Perpetual Help 03 -  Sunday 9:45 AM: Second Sunday [...]

1903, 2022

നമ്മുടെ സ്വന്തം ഡേവിഡ്

By |March 19th, 2022|Categories: Art|

നമ്മുടെ സ്വന്തം ഡേവിഡ് സോമി പുതനപ്ര ഉമ്മകൾ കൊണ്ടു നമ്മെ പൊതിയും ഡേവിഡ്, ഉമ്മകൾ തൻ കലവറയാം ഡേവിഡ്, ദൈവത്തിൻ ഹൃത്തിനു ചേർന്നവൻ ഡേവിഡ്, ദൈവസ്നേഹത്തിൻ സാക്ഷ്യം ഡേവിഡ്, ദൈവരാജ്യത്തിൻ സ്മൃതിയുണർത്തും ഡേവിഡ്, ശിശുവിൻ മനമുള്ളവൻ ഡേവിഡ്, ദൈവവേലയിൽ കേമൻ ഡേവിഡ്, ദൈവസാന്നിദ്ധ്യ ബോധം ഡേവിഡ്, ദൈവാലയത്തിൻ അഴകായവൻ ഡേവിഡ്.

1903, 2022

News

By |March 19th, 2022|Categories: News|

Current affairs Ziona Somy & Mabel Neyyan Pope Francis and the Orthodox Patriarch Kirill expressed anguish over the current affairs in Russia and Ukraine. “The Church must not use the language of politics, but the language of Jesus,” they said in a joint statement. Vatican news reports that they expressed a deep desire for peace because it is the right of the children of God. “Wars are always [...]

1903, 2022

Ite Ad Ioseph – Go to Joseph

By |March 19th, 2022|Categories: Youth|

Ite Ad Ioseph - Go to Joseph (Gen 41: 55) Ashley Joshi We read in the Old Testament Bible that there was a severe famine in Egypt and the Pharaoh instructed his people to ‘Go to Joseph’ (‘Ite ad Ioseph’) to obtain grain for themselves and their households. Accordingly, Joseph opened the storehouses and gave them what they needed. Similarly, the Holy Catholic Church instructs her children to [...]

1903, 2022

Parish Bulletin

By |March 19th, 2022|Categories: News|

Weekly Bulletin April 20, Wednesday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Office of the Dead, Novena to St. Joseph (Memorial Qurbana for Thomas T. Thomas, 3rd Death Anniversary, f/o Veena Thomson) April 22, Friday 7.30 pm: Holy Qurbana, Office of the Dead, (Memorial Qurbana for Joseph Jose Thandiakkal (f/o Saiju Thankdiakkal), Annakutty and Paulose Kurisinkal (parents of Ancy Kurian Mattappally), and for Joseph Abraham (brother, Susha Louis Nalavumthara), Novena to St. [...]

1903, 2022

The Voice of the Voiceless: NAS Babies Cry

By |March 19th, 2022|Categories: Science|

The Voice of the Voiceless: NAS Babies Cry Thomas Thannickal The sound of the newborn baby’s first cry (vagitus) is magical for parents. The infant needs to take the first breath. The first cry is critical to the transition from fetal circulation to living outside the womb successfully. The only way young babies know how to communicate is through crying. The pitch and sound of a baby’s cry [...]

1503, 2022

Are You Connected?

By |March 15th, 2022|Categories: Religion|

Are You Connected? Saino Thomas Lent is a season of penitential preparation for Easter which the Church observes in imitation of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting and prayer. The Latin Church observes forty days of lent starting from Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Thursday (Sundays excluded). The Syro-Malabar church is unique; we observe fifty days or ‘50 Nombu,’ starting from Ash Monday or ‘Vibhoothi,’ and include all the [...]

1303, 2022

പ്രാർത്ഥിക്കാൻ മറന്നുപോയോ?

By |March 13th, 2022|Categories: Religion|

പ്രാർത്ഥിക്കാൻ മറന്നുപോയോ? ജിമ്മിച്ചൻ മുളവന പൗരോഹിത്യവും സന്യാസവും   വിമർശിക്കപ്പെടുകയും അവഹേളിക്കപ്പെടുകയും ചെയ്യുന്ന ഒരു കാലത്തിലൂടെയാണ് നാം ഇന്ന് കടന്നുപോകുന്നത്. ചാനൽ ചർച്ചകളിലെ ജഡ്ജിമാരും ഓൺലൈൻ മാധ്യമങ്ങളും പൗരോഹിത്യ-സന്യാസ ജീവിതങ്ങളെ, പ്രത്യകിച്ചും, കത്തോലിക്കാ സഭയെ, സത്യമറിയാതെയും മനഃപൂർവമായും  കരിവാരിത്തേക്കാൻ ഇറങ്ങിപ്പുറപ്പെട്ടിരിക്കുന്ന ഇക്കാലഘട്ടത്തിൽ, തിരുസഭയോടും വൈദികരോടും സന്യസ്ഥരോടും ക്രൈസ്തവരായ നമുക്കുള്ള കടമകൾ നമ്മൾ മറന്നുപോകുന്നോ എന്ന് നാം പുനർവിചിന്തനം നടത്തേണ്ടിയിരിക്കുന്നു. "പിന്നെ അവൻ മലമുകളിലേക്ക് കയറി,തനിക്കു ഇഷ്ടമുള്ളവരെ അവൻ അടുത്തേക്കു വിളിച്ചു” (മർക്കോസ് 3 :13). നമ്മുടെ കർത്താവിന്റെ വിശുദ്ധമായ വിളിയാണ് പൗരോഹിത്യവും സന്യാസവും. അത് എല്ലാവർക്കും ലഭ്യമായ ഒന്നല്ല. അവരെ ദൈവം പ്രത്യേകമായി പേരു [...]

1203, 2022

Parish Bulletin

By |March 12th, 2022|Categories: News|

Wish you all a Happy Easter! Easter is the celebration of the Hope that Jesus gives to humanity. Ancient Indian Upanishad speaks about 'Asato ma sadgamaya' (From ignorance, lead me to truth) 'Tamaso ma jyotirgamaya' ( From darkness, lead me to light) Mrtyorma amrtam gamaya ( From death, lead me to immortality). Thus, it is the answer to the cry of humanity for the future. A Christian unites all his [...]

1003, 2022

Lent – The True Opportunity

By |March 10th, 2022|Categories: Youth|

Lent - The True Opportunity Jerom Aappatt The Season of Lent is a period of fasting and abstinence observed by Catholics across the globe in preparation for the commemoration of the Paschal Mysteries of Jesus which culminates in the celebration of the great feast of Resurrection. They try to emulate the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross of Calvary by partaking of his sufferings through abstaining from their [...]

503, 2022

Parish Bulletin

By |March 5th, 2022|Categories: News|

Weekly Bulletin As we are entering the Holy Week, let us reflect on the paschal mysteries of Jesus, the death, burial, and resurrection. Carrying the palm leaves takes us to the spirit the entrance of this holy week’s reflections. The cry of the people, Hosana, (save us Lord), be our cry too to be saved from our sins. It was the cry for the liberation of mankind from [...]

303, 2022

Covid Variants & The Covid-19 Vaccine

By |March 3rd, 2022|Categories: Health|

Covid Variants & The Covid-19 Vaccine Selin Roy What is a variant? Viruses constantly change through mutation and sometimes these mutations result in a new variant of the virus. Some variants emerge and disappear while others persist. New variants will continue to emerge Do COVID-19 vaccines cause variants? NO, they do not. More person-to-person spread of a virus gives it more opportunities to change. Every new change in [...]

1902, 2022

Parish Bulletin

By |February 19th, 2022|Categories: News|

Weekly Bulletin Rev. Dr. Sebastian Valiaparambil Qurbana for this Week March 16th Wednesday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Joseph 8:30 PM: Youth Meeting with Bishop Mar Thomas Tharayil March 17th Thursday 6:30 PM: Holy Qurbana 7:15 PM: Meeting/Q&A session with Bishop Mar Thomas Tharayil March 18th Friday: Retreat Day I 6:30 PM: Adoration Rosary 7:00 PM: Holy Qurbana 7:45 PM: Way of the Cross 8:15 PM: [...]

1802, 2022

Parish Bulletin

By |February 18th, 2022|Categories: News|

Weekly Bulletin March 23rd Wednesday: 7:00 PM: Confession 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Joseph 9:00 PM: High School Parent's Meeting via Zoom March 25th Friday: 7:00 PM: Adoration 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana 8:15 PM: Way of the Cross (led by St. Chavara Family Unit) March 26th Saturday: 10:00 AM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to Mother Mary of Perpetual Help 11:00 AM: Confession 11:00 AM: Angel's Army Meeting (in-person) [...]

3001, 2022

2022 MAY

By |January 30th, 2022|Categories: Calendar, May|

01 -  Sunday 9:45 AM: Third Sunday of Resurrection, St. Joseph, the Patron of the working class Holy Qurbana in English 10:45 AM: Holy Qurbana in Malayalam 10:45 AM: CCD 04 -  Wednesday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana Holy Qurbana & Novena to St. Joseph 06 -  Friday [...]

2801, 2022

2022 MARCH

By |January 28th, 2022|Categories: Calendar, March|

02 -  Wednesday 7:30 PM : Holy Qurbana & Novena to St. Joseph 04 -  Friday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana Holy Qurbana & Novena of St. Alphonsa,  First Friday Adoration and Way of the Cross led by St Mother Teresa Family Unit 05 -  Saturday 10:00 AM: [...]

2001, 2022

Editorial

By |January 20th, 2022|Categories: Editorial|

Editorial Chief Editor & Sub Editors Every moment is a call to a new beginning. In order to discern the call, it is imperative that one becomes wise. The addition of years to chronological age doesn’t necessarily make one wise; wisdom is the gift of God! The Psalmist knew it, and thus prayed: “ Lord, teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of [...]

1505, 2020

2022 November

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: Calendar, November|

01 -  Tuesday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana Feast of All Saints 02 - Wednesday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana & Novena to St. Joseph, Commemoration of the dead 03 -  Thursday 21st Year of First General Body 04 - Friday 7:30 [...]

1505, 2020

2022 October

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: Calendar, October|

01 -  Saturday 10:00 AM: Holy Qurbana, Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help, & St. Mary’s Family Unit Meeting 02 - Sunday 9:45 AM: Fourth Sunday of Elijah-Cross-Moses, Holy Qurbana in English at 9:45 AM and Malayalam at 10:45 AM, & CCD at 10:45 AM 04 -  Tuesday [...]

1505, 2020

2022 September

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: Calendar, September|

01 -  Sunday 9:45 AM: Third Sunday of Resurrection, St. Joseph, the Patron of the working class Holy Qurbana in English 10:45 AM: Holy Qurbana in Malayalam 10:45 AM: CCD 04 -  Wednesday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana Holy Qurbana & Novena to St. Joseph 06 -  Friday [...]

1505, 2020

2022 August

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: August, Calendar|

01 -  Sunday 9:45 AM: Third Sunday of Resurrection, St. Joseph, the Patron of the working class Holy Qurbana in English 10:45 AM: Holy Qurbana in Malayalam 10:45 AM: CCD 04 -  Wednesday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana Holy Qurbana & Novena to St. Joseph 06 -  Friday [...]

1505, 2020

2022 July

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: Calendar, July|

01 -  Sunday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana & Novena of St. Alphonsa 02 -  Saturday 10:00 AM: Holy Qurbana & Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help, St. Chavara Family Unit Meeting 03 -  Sunday 10:45 AM: Dukhrana of St. Thomas the Apostle, Fifth Sunday of Apostles [...]

1505, 2020

2022 June

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: Calendar, June|

01 -  Wednesday 7:30 PM:  Holy Qurbana & Novena to St. Joseph 03 -  Friday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana & Novena to St. Alphonsa, First Friday Adoration led by St. Mary's Family Unit 04 -  Saturday 10:00 AM: Holy Qurbana & Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual [...]

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