Weekly Announcements – 02/18/2018

  1. Evening Prayer There will be special Lenten Evening Prayer at the church every Wednesday during Great Lent 6:30 PM. All are kindly requested to attend.
  2. Confession — As we are now in the Lenten season, whoever wishes to do Holy Confession, kindly reach out to Achens as soon as possible. We highly suggest that you do not wait until the retreat day to do confession.
  3. FOCUS Meeting — There will be a FOCUS Meeting this Friday, February 23rd at 7 pm at the residence of Mr. & Mrs. George Palakkadan. A friendly reminder to bring your Shehimo prayer book and Beginning to Pray book.
  4. MMVS Attendance Award — The MMVS of our parish would like to award Mrs. Elizabeth Sunny the MMVS Attendance Award, for attending and participating in every MMVS meeting for the past year.
  5. MGOCSM Meeting — There will be an MGOCSM meeting held at the church on Friday, March 2nd at 6:30 pm. All MGOCSM members are requested to attend especially since this will be the MGOCSM’s first meeting of the year.
  6. GROW One Day Conference — The 7th annual One-Day GROW Conference will be held on April 14th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at our church. It will be open to all women ages 13 and up. Registration is $15 online and $20 at the door so please try to register online at your earliest.
  7. Education Day — This coming Saturday, February 24th there will be an Education Day for all the Sunday School students. This event is FREE of cost and is a great opportunity for the Sunday School children to enjoy fellowship with one another and also learn from this year’s theme which is taken from Matthew 6:34. All are asked to arrive by 1:30 pm so that we can start the day promptly and finish the activities in time for evening prayer.
  8. STYL Basketball Tournament — This year’s STYL Basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, June 30th. There will be a STYL Basketball tournament meeting next Sunday after Sunday School. The tickets for the tournament will be inaugurated next week.

    STLI Education Day

Great Lent Week 2 Lectionary

Weekly Announcements – 02/11/2018

  1. Youth Meeting– The Youth meeting for this Friday, February 16th is being postponed and a new date will be announced soon.
  2. MGOCSM Lenten Retreat– The MGOCSM of the Brooklyn/Queens/Long Island area is hosting a Lenten Retreat on Saturday February 17th from 9AM- 1:30 PM at St. Gregorios Cherry Lane. The theme for this event is Jesus and the Wooden Cross and the main speaker will be Seminarian Amal Punnoose. Registration is $10 and all youth are encouraged to attend.
  3. Education Day– There will be an Education Day for all the Sunday School students on Saturday February 24th. All are asked to arrive by 1:30 pm so that we can start the day promptly and finish the activities in time for evening prayer.
  4. FOCUS Meeting – there will be a FOCUS Meeting on Friday, February 23rd at 7pm at the residence of Mr. & Mrs. George Palakkadan.
  5. Family & Youth Conference 2018 – The early bird discount rate period for this year’s Family & Youth Conference will end this Thursday, February 15th. All that are interested please register online at the following site: https://www.fyconf.org/
  6. Wake & Funeral Details – Below are the Wake and Funeral details for Mrs. Mariamma Mathew, mother of Mrs. Rosomma Thomas & Mrs. Susamma Aju Alexander.
    • WAKE: Friday February 16th, 2017 from 6pm-9pm @ St. Vincent de Paul Malankara Catholic Cathedral, Elmont.
    • FUNERAL: The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, February 17th starting at 8am @ St. Vincent de Paul Malankara Catholic Cathedral, Elmont.
    • The address of the church is 1500 DePaul St, Elmont, NY 11003.

Great Lent Week 1 Lectionary

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS – 02/04/2018

  1. Youth Meeting — There will be a youth meeting at our church Friday, February 16th at 6:30 pm. This will be the first meeting of the year for the youth and we hope that all youth will be in attendance.
  2. MGOCSM Lenten Retreat — The MGOCSM of the Brooklyn/Queens/Long Island area is hosting a Lenten Retreat on Saturday, February 17th from 9 AM- 1:30 PM at St. Gregorios Cherry Lane. The theme for this event is Jesus Christ and the Wooden Cross and the main speaker will be Seminarian Amal Punnoose. Registration is $10 and all youth are encouraged to attend. Registration should be completed through the following link: www.tinyurl.com/lentenretreat2018
  3. Education Day — There will be an Education Day for all the Sunday School students on Saturday, February 24th. All are asked to arrive by 1:30 pm so that we can start the day promptly and finish the activities in time for evening prayer.
  4. MMVS Fundraising — Our parish’s MMVS will be conducting a fundraising event where they will be providing food for the parish on Sunday’s during Great Lent (all Sundays before Palm Sunday) for a donation of $600 to the MMVS. Please contact Mrs. Mary Varghese, Mrs. Sandhya Stephen or Mrs. Rosemary Yohannan for further details.
  5. Parish General Body — There will be a Parish General Body Meeting next Sunday, February 11, 2018, after service. Service will start at 8 AM instead of the regularly scheduled 8:15 AM. All members are kindly requested to attend.

    Flyer for the MGOCSM Lenten Retreat

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS – 01/28/2018

  1. MMVS Fundraising — Our parish’s MMVS will be conducting a fundraising event where they will be providing food for the parish on Sunday’s during Great Lent (all Sundays before Palm Sunday) for a donation of $600 to the MMVS. Please contact Mrs. Mary Varghese, Mrs. Sandhya Stephen or Mrs. Rosemary Yohannan for further details.
  2. MGOCSM Lenten Retreat — The MGOCSM of the Brooklyn/Queens/Long Island area is hosting a Lenten Retreat on Saturday, February 17th from 9 AM- 1:30 PM at St. Gregorios Cherry Lane. The theme for this event is Jesus Christ and the Wooden Cross and the main speaker will be Seminarian Amal Punnoose. Registration is $10 and all youth are encouraged to attend. Registration should be completed through the following link: www.tinyurl.com/lentenretreat2018
  3. Youth Meeting — There will be a youth meeting at our church Friday, February 16th at 6:30 pm. This is the first meeting of the year and we hope that all youth will be in attendance.

    Flyer for the MGOCSM Lenten Retreat

 

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS – 01/21/2018

  1. Nineveh Lent (3-Day Lent) — For the Lent, the parish will be having evening prayer on Monday 22nd and Tuesday, 23rd at 6:30 pm. To conclude the fast, on Wednesday, the 24th, we will be having Holy Qurbana starting with evening prayer at 6:30 pm.
  2. FOCUS BQLI Meeting – special thanks to all the FOCUS & MGOCSM members to helped out with the BQLI area level FOCUS meeting.  We had over 60 FOCUS members and their children from the Brooklyn, Queens & Long Island area.
  3. MMVS 3-Day Camp — The MMVS will be having the three-day camp at HTRC on May 25 to May 27, 2018. The deadline for the registration is Jan 31st. Anyone who is interested please contact Mrs. Mary Varghese, Mrs. Sandya Stephen or Mrs. Rosemary Yohannan.
  4. Talent Show — The Talent Show program has been CANCELLED for Friday, January 26th, 2018.
  5. MGOCSM Lenten Retreat — The MGOCSM of the BQLI area will be hosting a Lenten Retreat on Saturday, February 17th from 9 AM- 1:30 PM at St. Gregorios Cherry Lane. The theme for the retreat will be Jesus Christ and the Wooden Cross and the main speaker will be Seminarian Amal Punnoose. Registration can be done through the following link: www.tinyurl.com/lentenretreat2018
  6. Committee Meeting — There will be a committee meeting next Sunday, Jan 28th after church. All Committee Members are kindly requested to attend.

    Flyer for Lenten Retreat

    MMVS 3-Day Camp Flyer

    BQLI FOCUS Meeting

Weekly Announcements – 01/14/2018

  1. Area FOCUS Fellowship – On Friday, January 19th we will be hosting the a meeting of the areawide  FOCUS at our church.  The meeting will be from 6:30pm-9:30pm (See Flyer)
  2. Leadership Conference – This year’s combined annual diocesan Leadership Conference will be in Atlanta.  The camp committee are selling 2018 calendars and bracelets for $10 to raise funds.  If you are interested in purchasing them please speak to Ms. Sonia Joseph.
  3. Nineveh Lent (3-Day Lent) – the Parish will be having evening prayer on Monday 22nd and Tuesday, 23rd at 6:30pm. On Wednesday, the 24th we will be having Holy Qurbana starting with evening prayer at 6:30pm.
  4. Talent Show – Our church will be hosting the annual talent show on Friday January 26th at 6:30pm in our auditorium. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Please submit your programs to the Sunday School principal or Ms. Emily Georgekutty by Sunday the 21st, the latest.
  5. Jeny & Shyni Koshy – will be moving to Dallas later this week. We wish the family all the best and will keep them in our prayers.

Weekly Announcements – 01/07/2017

  1. Service Cancelled – Jan. 7th service was cancelled due to the extreme cold and a partially functioning HVAC system.  There will be service on Jan. 14th.
  2. The Schedule of Worship for 2018 – Please find the schedule of worship for 2018 below.
  3. Talent Show – the annual Sunday School and Youth talent show will be held on Friday, January 26th at 7pm. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Please submit your programs to the Sunday School principal or Ms. Emily Georgekutty by Sunday the 21st, the latest.
  4. Donations towards HTRC – If you have not given the minimum donation of $2000 towards the Holy Transfiguration Retreat Center, kindly do so as soon as possible. The parish treasurer, Mr. Sinu Jacob will collect the donation.
  5. Holy Confession –  A Friendly Reminder to schedule an appointment for Confession with your father confessor. Kindly do not wait till Great Lent or Holy Week to do confession.
  6. Council of Churches Show – special thanks to all the parents and students that came to the Council of Churches Show held at Glen Oaks High School. A short video of the performance is here:  https://youtu.be/BAnGQRyC8v4

2018 Schedule of Worship

 

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS – 12/31/2017

  1. College Winter Summit Conference — From December 27th to December 30th, a few of our parish’s college students attended the Diocese’s Winter Summit Conference at the Holy Transfiguration Retreat Center.
  2. Feast of the Theophany (Denaha) — On Saturday, January 6th, we will be celebrating the Feast of Denaha; matins will begin at 8:00 am followed by the Denaha service and Holy Qurbana. Our Diocesan Metropolitan, His Grace Zachariah Mor Nicholovos, will be leading services.
  3. Fast of Nineveh at HTRC — The Holy Transfiguration Retreat Center is pleased to announce that they will be conducting a retreat during the Fast of Nineveh. The Retreat will begin on the evening of Sunday, January 21, 2018, and end with Holy Qurbana on the morning of Thursday, January 25, 2018. During these days, prayers will be offered in the chapel, along with devotional addresses/meditations offered by our esteemed clergy. Meals will be provided to all the participants. There will be opportunities for Holy Confession and counseling. The registration fee of $250 is to be made payable to the Northeast American Diocese. Participants are encouraged to register online at the link provided here: https://transfigurationretreat.org/events/three-day-lent-retreat-registration-form/
  4. Council of Indian Orthodox Churches — The Council of Indian Orthodox Churches event will take place on Saturday, January 6th, at 4 pm.

    The Council of Indian Churches Event Flyer

    St. Thomas Long Island College Students at the Winter Summit Conference 2017 at HTRC

Weekly Announcements – 12/24/2017

  1. New Year’s Day Service – Monday, January 1st Service will begin regular time as Sundays: 8:15am. New Years, and the Feasts of Sts. Basil the Great and Gregory the Theologian.
  2. Denaha Service – Saturday, January 6th Matins for Denaha Service will begin at 8:00am followed by Holy Qurbana.
  3. Valiya Achen & Kochamma – will be traveling to India on Tuesday, please keep them in your prayers, so that they may have a safe journey and return.
  4. MGOCSM Bowling Night – special thanks to all MGOCSM and FOCUS members for coming to the final event of the year.

MGOCSM Bowling Night

Christmas Service

Christmas Service Fellowship

Weekly Announcements – 12/17/2017

  1. Christmas Caroling – Special Thanks to all who came out for caroling this year. Thank you for making time for it in the midst of your busy schedules.  
  2. 2018 Parish Committee Meeting – 2018 Committee will be meeting this Saturday, Dec. 23rd at 3PM.
  3. Aramana Open House – The Aramana will be having its open house for this month on Thursday Dec. 21st from 9am-12pm and then from 4pm-6pm.
  4. 2018 MGOCSM Elections – Elections for a new Secretary and Treasurer will be conducted on Sunday, Dec. 24th after Service.  Anyone interested in the position should contact Ms. Danniya Samuel at the earliest.
  5. MGOCSM Bowling Night – The MGOCSM will be hosting a bowling night on Friday, Dec 22nd at 6pm at Sheridan Lanes on Jericho Tpk. for all MGOCSM & FOCUS members.
  6. Area FOCUS Fellowship – On Friday, January 19th 2018 at the area FOCUS will be having a a meeting at St. Thomas Long Island from 6:30pm-9:30pm, see the flyer below for more details.

Upcoming Liturgical Services:

  1. Christmas Eve – Evening prayers will be held on Sunday, December 24th at 6:30pm
  2. Christmas Day Service – Divine Liturgy will start at 7am on Christmas Day.
  3. New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1st: Service will begin regular time as Sundays: 8:15am. New Years, and the Feasts of Sts. Basil the Great and Gregory the Theologian.
  4. Denaha Service – Saturday, January 6th: Matins for Denaha Service will begin at 8:00am followed by Holy Qurbana.
  5. Nineveh Lent (3 Days Lent) – In lieu of Nineveh Lent, The Parish will be having evening prayer on Monday 22nd and Tuesday, 23rd at 6:30pm. On Wednesday, the 24th we will be having Holy Qurbana starting with evening prayer at 6:30pm.
  6. Nineveh Lent Retreat – Holy Transfiguration Retreat Center is pleased to announce they will be conducting a Retreat during the Fast of Nineveh. The Retreat will begin on the evening of Sunday, January 21, 2018 and end with Holy Qurbana on the morning of Thursday, January 25, 2018. During these days, prayers will be offered in our chapel, along with devotional addresses/meditations offered by our esteemed clergy. There will be opportunities for Holy Confession and counseling. Participants are encouraged to register online at the link provided here:

https://transfigurationretreat.org/events/three-day-lent-retreat-registration-form/

The registration fee of $250 is to be made payable to the Northeast American Diocese.