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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, December|

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 November

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

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 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 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 June

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

01 -  Wednesday 7:30 PM:  Holy Qurbana & Novena to St. Joseph 04 -  Wednesday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana Holy Qurbana & Novena to St. Joseph 06 -  Friday 7:30 PM: Holy Qurbana & Novena of St. Alphonsa, First Friday Adoration led by St Thomas Family Unit [...]

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