Weekly Annoucements – 08/20/2017

  1. Weekly Fasting Prayer – Our weekly fasting prayer will be held this Friday from 10am- 12pm at the parish. Rides can be arranged for those who need them.
  2. FOCUS Meeting – Our next FOCUS Meeting will be held this Friday, August 25th, at 7pm at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Sinu and Giby Jacob. All FOCUS members are kindly requested to attend.
  3. Parish OVBS – Our Parish OVBS will be held this Saturday at the Parish. Those who have registered kindly make sure that you come on time since we have a full day schedule planned.
  4. BQLI Area Convention – The annual B/Q/LI area convention. The main speaker for all three days will be Rev. Dr. Ninan. K. George, professor of Orthodox Theological Seminary in Kottayam. August 25, 26, 27 Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30pm at Our Lady of Snow Roman Catholic Church.
  5. Parish Sunday School Trip – The Sunday school children, parents, teachers took a trip to a Minor League baseball game of the Long Island Ducks.  We wanted to thank everyone who took the time to attend. Please see some pics below.

BQLI Combined Area Convention

Weekly Announcements – 08/13/2017

  1. Weekly Fasting Prayer– Our weekly fasting prayer will be held this Friday from 10am-12pm at the parish. All are kindly requested to attend.
  2. St. Mary West Sayville Church Parish Perunal – St. Mary’s West Sayville is conducting their Parish Perunal this Friday the 18th at 6pm and Saturday the 19th at 8:30am. The Chief celebrant is Rev. Dr. Ninan. K. George, professor of Orthodox Theological Seminary in Kottayam. The flyer for the perunal is below. Those who are available are requested to attend.
  3. Sunday School Year 2017-18– First day of Sunday School for the year 2017-2018 will be Sunday, September 17th.
  4. Sunday School Talent Competition – will be held on Sunday, September 10th, those who are interested to participate, please register your names by contacting the principal or the vice- principal.
  5. BQLI Area Convention – The annual BQLI area convention. The main speaker for all three days will be Rev. Dr. Ninan. K. George, professor of Orthodox Theological Seminary in Kottayam. August 25, 26, 27 Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30pm at Our Lady of Snow Roman Catholic Church.
  6. Parish General Body Meeting – Next Sunday, August 20th, we will be having our Parish General Body Meeting after service. All eligible members are requested to attend.
  7. FOCUS Meeting –  Our next FOCUS Meeting will be held on Friday, August 25th, 2017 at 7pm at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Sinu and Giby Jacob. All FOCUS members are kindly requested to attend.

BQLI Combined Area Convention

St. Mary’s West Sayville Parish Perunal

Weekly Announcements – 08/06/2017

  1. Holy Qurbana– On Monday, August 14th evening we will have Holy Qurbana for the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. Evening prayer will begin at 6:30pm.
  2. Weekly Fasting Prayer– Our weekly fasting prayer will be held this Friday from 10am-
    12PM at the home of Dr. Thomas Mathew and Mrs. Smitha Mathew. All are kindly requested to attend.
  3. Parish General Body Meeting– Our Parish General Body meeting will be held on Sunday August 20th after service. All eligible members are requested to attend.
  4. Area Martura Conference Our parish will be hosting this year’s MGOCSM Area Martura Conference which will be held on this Friday, August 11th- Saturday August 12th from 9am-5pm. The theme for the conference is “What is Christian Legacy” and “What are the steps in leaving our legacy”. The speakers for the conference will be Rev. Fr. Alexander Kurian and Rev. Dn. Abu Koshy. All MGOCSM members are requested to attend. Information on how to register online is posted on the Flyer which will be posted on the parish website.
  5. Parish OVBS– Our parish will be hosting a one-day OVBS on Saturday, August 26th from 9am – 7pm. Reach out to either Mrs. Giby Jacob or Ms. Shilpa Mathew to register. The deadline for the registration will be tomorrow, Monday July 31st . There will be a $5 charge for each student signing up. Kindly see Mr. Nevin Joseph for more details.

Weekly Announcements – 07/31/2017

  1. Fast of the Dormition– This Tuesday, August 1st , we are starting the Lent of the Dormition of the Mother of God.
  2. Holy Qurbana– On Monday, August 14th evening we will have Holy Qurbana for the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. Evening prayer will begin at 6:30pm.
  3. Weekly Fasting Prayer– Our weekly fasting prayer will be held this Friday from 10am-
    Noon at the parish. All are kindly requested to attend.
  4. Parish Committee Meeting– Our Parish Committee meeting will be held next Sunday after service. All committee members are requested to attend this meeting.
  5. Parish General Body Meeting– Our Parish General Body meeting will be held on Sunday August 20th after service. All eligible members are requested to attend.
  6. Area Martura Conference Just a friendly reminder that our parish will be hosting this year’s area MGOCSM Martura conference. All MGOCSM members from our parish are requested to register.
  7. Parish OVBS– Our parish will be hosting a one-day OVBS on Saturday, August 26th from 9am – 7pm. Reach out to either Mrs. Giby Jacob or Ms. Shilpa Mathew to register. The deadline for the registration will be tomorrow, Monday July 31st . There will be a $5 charge for each student signing up. Kindly see Mr. Nevin Joseph for more details.

Weekly Announcements – 07/23/2017

1. Weekly Fasting Prayer– Our weekly fasting prayer will be held this Friday from 10am-12pm at the parish. All are kindly requested to attend.

2. Parish Picnic– Our Parish Summer Picnic was held yesterday. Special thanks to all the volunteers, especially the youth who helped out.

3. MGOCSM Meeting– Our next MGOCSM Meeting will be held this Saturday, July 29th at 4pm here at the Church. All MGOCSM Members are requested to attend.

4. Parish OVBS– Our parish will be hosting a one day OVBS on Saturday, August 26th from 9am – 7pm. If you are interested in signup for registration will begins today. Reach out to either Mrs. Giby Jacob or Ms. Shilpa Mathew for registration. The deadline for the registration will be Monday July 31 st . The Theme for the Conference is “Be Perfect as your heavenly father is perfect” There will be a $5 charge for each student signing up. Kindly see Mr. Nevin Joseph for more details.

5. 2017 AJM Tournament Pics – Click the following link to see photos from the 2017 Anil John Memorial Basketball Tournament.

Parish Picnic 2017

Weekly Announcements – 07/16/2017

  1. Weekly Fasting Prayer– Our weekly fasting prayer will be held this Friday from 10am-Noon at the parish. All are kindly requested to attend.
  2. Parish Picnic– Our Parish Summer Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 22nd at Belmont State Park at Bethpage at 9am. Everyone please bring your church t-shirts. If you need to purchase one the youth will be selling them downstairs during refreshments. Bring your own breakfast and lunch will be served at the park.
  3. MGOCSM Meeting– Our next MGOCSM Meeting will be held this Saturday, July 29th at 4pm here at the Church. All MGOCSM Members are requested to attend.
  4. Parish Committee Meeting – our next Parish Committee Meeting will be held Sunday, August 6th after service. All committee members are requested to attend
  5. Parish General Body meeting – our next Parish General Body meeting will be Sunday August 20th after service.
  6. Area Martura Conference: Our parish will be hosting this year’s MGOCSM Area Martura Conference which will be held on Friday, August 11th– Saturday August 12th from 9am-5pm. The theme for the conference is “What is Christian Legacy” and “What are the steps in leaving our legacy”. The speakers for the conference will be Rev. Fr. Alexander Kurian and Rev. Dn. Abu Koshy. All MGOCSM members are requested to attend. Information on how to register online is posted on the Flyer which will be posted on the parish website.
  7. MMVS Trip – The Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam of our area are planning a trip to Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary and Monastery in Jordanville, NY on Wednesday, August 16th. Those who are interested to attending this trip kindly provide your names to Mrs. Mary Varghese or Mrs. Sandhya Thomas as soon as possible.
  8. Parish OVBS– Our parish will be hosting a one day OVBS on Saturday, August 26th from 9am – 7pm. If you are interested in signup for registration will begins today. Reach out to either Mrs. Giby Jacob or Ms. Shilpa Mathew for registration. The Theme for the Conference is “be Perfect as your heavenly father is perfect” There will be a $5 charge for each student signing up. Kindly see Mr. Nevin Joseph for more details.
  9. His Holiness the Catholicos – will be leaving back to India Monday afternoon. Let us pray for his safe return back to India.
  10. First Day at Church – Kindly join me in welcoming the newborn baby girl, Maya George, of Finny and Anila George. Let us uphold the new born baby and her family in our prayers.

Weekly Announcements – 07/09/2017

  1. Parish Perunal – We celebrated our Parish Perunal for this this past Friday and Saturday. We want to thank all those who made arrangements to attend and all the volunteers who helped out, please see 2017 St. Thomas Perunal Album for pictures from the Rasa.
  2. Weekly Fasting Prayer– Our weekly fasting prayer will be held this Friday from 10am-Noon at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Vinod and Mibby Abraham. All are requested to attend.
  3. Parish Picnic– Our Parish Summer Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 22nd at Belmont State Park at Bethpage.
  4. MGOCSM Meeting– Our next MGOCSM meeting will be held on Saturday, July 29th at 4pm here at the Church. All MGOCSM Members are requested to attend.
  5. The Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam – of our area are planning a trip to Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary and Monastery in Jordanville, NY on Wednesday, August 16th. Those who are interested to attending this trip kindly provide your names to Mary Varghese or Sandhya Thomas as soon as possible.
  6. Sunday School Family Outing– The Sunday School is arranging a family outing to go and see the Long Island Ducks Baseball game. It will be held on Friday, August 18th at 6:30pm. We have reserved tickets and if you are interested in attending kindly let Mr. Ajit Thomas know as soon as possible. Just a friendly reminder that parents are responsible for arranging rides and supervising their children.
  7. Parish OVBS– Our parish will be hosting a one day OVBS on Saturday, August 26th from 9am – 7pm. If you are interested in signup for registration will begins today. Reach out to either Mrs. Giby Jacob or Ms. Shilpa Mathew for registration. There will be a $5 charge for each student signing up. Kindly see Mr. Nevin Joseph for more details. Please see the flyer below.
  8. Open Office Hours at the Diocesan Chancery -The first of such office hours will be on Tuesday July 11th at our Diocesan Chancery, 2158 Route 106, Muttontown, New York. The open office hours are from 9AM to 12PM and 3PM to 6PM.
  9. His Holiness the Catholicos –His Holiness the Catholicos will be arriving to NY this Wednesday. Let us pray for His safe arrival.

Weekly Announcements – 07/02/2017

1. Anil John Memorial Basketball Tournament– We had our basketball tournament yesterday. We are pleased to announce that our Basketball team won 2nd place in the Tournament. On the 3 on 3 competitions, our team won 1st Place. Congratulations and thank you for your hard work and dedication you put into this. I especially want to thank this year’s organizers and volunteers. Also, special thanks to all the parents who showed up to the tournament to show their support and love.

2. Weekly Fasting Prayer – Our weekly fasting prayer will be held at the Church this Friday from 10am-Noon. All are requested to attend.

3. Parish Perunal – A reminder that our Parish Perunal will be held this Friday and Saturday July 7th and 8th. Friday evening we will be having Rev. Fr. Paulose Peter, the Vicar of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, White Plains, NY as our guest speaker. All are to attend on a timely manner. Friday evening at 6:30pm and Saturday morning at 8am.

4. FOCUS Meeting – Our next FOCUS Meeting will be held next Sunday at 5pm at the Residence of Mr. and Mrs. Arun and Sheba Joseph. All FOCUS members are requested to attend

5. Parish Picnic – Our Parish Summer Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 22nd. Kindly make arrangements to attend.

6. Parish Committee Meeting – There will be a parish committee meeting on Sunday, July 23rd after service. All Committee members are requested to attend.

7. Parish OVBS – Our parish will be hosting a one day OVBS on Saturday, August 26th from 9am – 7pm. If you are interested in signup for registration will begins today. Reach out to either Mrs. Giby Jacob or Ms. Shilpa Mathew for registration. The flyer are available and will be posted. There will be a $5 charge for each student signing up. Kindly see Mr. Nevin Joseph for more details.

Passing of Mrs. Licy Oonnoonny

It is with great sadness that we wish to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Licy Oonnoonny. She is survived by her children and grand children.  Please see the wake & funereal details below.

Weekly Announcements – 06/25/2017

  1. Anil John Memorial Basketball Tournament – A friendly reminder that July 1st Saturday is the annual basketball tournament at Island Garden Gym. Kindly make arrangements to attend to show your support.
  2. Fasting Prayer – Our weekly fasting prayer will be held at the Church from 10am-Noon. All are requested to attend.
  3. Service Next Week – Kindly note the time change for service for next Sunday. Morning prayer will begin at 7:30am because of a baptism which will be held right after morning prayer.
  4. Parish Perunal – A reminder that our Parish Perunal will be held on July 7th and 8th Friday and Saturday. As our guest speaker we will have Rev. Fr. Paulose Peter, the Vicar of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, White Plains, NY.
  5. Parish Picnic – Our Parish Summer Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 22nd. Kindly make arrangements to attend.
  6. Sunday School Family Outing – The Sunday School is arranging a family outing to go and see the Long Island Ducks Baseball game. It will be held on Friday, August 18th at 6:30pm. We have reserved tickets and if you are interested in attending kindly let Mr. Ajit Thomas know as soon as possible. Just a friendly reminder that parents are responsible for arranging rides and supervising their children.
  7. Parish OVBS – Our parish will be hosting a one day OVBS on Saturday, August 26th from 9am – 6pm. If you are interested in signup pre-registration will begin next week. There will be a $5 charge for each student signing up. Kindly approach Mr. Nevin Joseph for more details.
  8. Annual GROW Conference – This year’s annual GROW (God Renewing Orthodox Women) conference was held at the newly purchased Holy Transfiguration Retreat Center. Special thanks to all our members who participated and attended the conference.

St. Thomas LI GROW Conference Participants