nativity-w-blue-backgroundDear Friends,

Hope you are all ready for Christmas. I thank you for your love and generous support to St. Alphonsa Syro- Malabar Church. I wish you a Merry Christmas. May the Child Jesus bless you and your family with His Love, Joy and Peace.

Mass schedule for Christmas and New Year:
Saturday, Dec 24th 09:00 am: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Holy Qurbana.
Saturday, Dec 24th 09:30pm: Christmas Vigil Holy Qurbana and Christmas celebration.
Sunday, Dec 25th 10:00am: Christmas Day and Sunday Holy Qurbana.
Monday, Dec 26th 09:00am: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Holy Qurbana (No evening Mass)
Saturday, December 31, 08:00 pm: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Holy Qurbana. I request you to join to thank the Lord in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for the blessing that we have received from Him in the year 2016 and to offer the year 2017 for His blessing. (We will have an hour of adoration at 8:00pm) No morning Mass on this day.
Sunday, January 01, 2017 10:00am: Holy Qurbana (Only one Mass)

Other Announcements:
1. December 18th was an important day for our parish. We took the next step in the construction of the new church with the foundation stone blessing and ground breaking by our Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath. I thank all who participated in the Holy Mass, blessing of the foundation stone and offered a portion of the pledged amount to the Bishop.
I request, those of you who could not join the celebration due to various reasons to prayerfully consider in offering a portion of your pledge towards the new church during the Christmas Mass.
2. A friendly reminder to bring your contribution to the Diocesan Appeal. Be generous to build a Seminary for our Diocese.
3. Mark your calendar for the Lenten Retreat by Rev.Fr. Jacob Manjaly: Friday, March 24th to Sunday, March 26th.

Wish you Blessed Christmas and a Joyful New Year,

Mathew Achen