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MAR THOMA SLEEHA

SYRO MALABAR CATHEDRAL


5000 St. Charles Rd., Bellwood IL 60104 Tel: (708) 544-7250 Fax: (708) 544-5890
www.smchicago.org, news2smc@gmail.com
Thought of the Day

Holy Week Schedule - 2015

"Live in faith and


hope, though it be
in darkness, for in
this darkness God
protects the soul.
Cast your care
upon God for you
are His and He will
not forget you. Do
not think that He is
leaving you alone,
for that would be to
wrong Him.

Palm Sunday - March 29, 2015

8:00 am - Holy Qurbana- Malayalam


10:00 am - Palm Sunday Liturgy & Procession
Holy Qurbana (English) Basement Chapel
Holy Qurbana (Malayalam) Main Church
Celebration begins in the Parish Hall
12: 15 pm Thamukku Nercha
1:15 pm Retreat, Adoration
4:15 pm Retreat Ends
5:30 pm Holy Qurbana

-St.John of the
cross

Monday, March 30 & Tuesday, March 31

8:30 am Holy Qurbana


7:00 pm Holy Qurbana-Malayalam and Way of the Cross

Holy Week Schedule - 2015 (Cont..)

Wednesday - April 01, 2015

Holy Thursday- April 02, 2015

6:30 pm - Passion Narration and Veneration of the Crucifix - Malayalam


6:30 pm - Passion Narration and Veneration of the Crucifix - English
in the Basement
8:00 pm - Supper (Light veg food) in the Parish Hall

Good Friday - April 03, 2015

Holy Saturday - April 04, 2015


9:30 am Blessing of New Water and Fire, Holy Qurbana- Malayalam
7:00 pm - Easter Vigil Resurrection services, Holy Qurbana- Malayalam
7:00 pm - English Liturgy in the Church Basement

8:30 am Holy Qurbana


6:30 pm Blessing of Chrism, Holy Qurbana, Way of the
Cross

7:00 pm - Solemn Holy Qurbana & Washing of the feet


(Only one H. Qurbana, No separate Service in English)
9:00 pm -Eucharistic Procession to Chapel and Adoration
till mid night
9:30 pm "-Pesaha Appam Murical" in Parish Hall

9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Adoration in the Chapel by various Wards and OrganiEaster Sunday - April 05, 2015
zations
5:00 pm - Reflection of the Passion of Christ and Solemn Way of the Cross 10:00 am Holy Qurbana- Malayalam
(No other Qurbana on Easter Sunday)
Vicar: Rev. Fr. Augustine Palackaparambil
1-714-800-3648
Asst. Vicar: Rev. Fr. Roy Moolechalil
1-630-880-8520

03/22/2015
Trustees:

Season of LentNombu

Collection for 03/15$4312.00


Shabu Mathew
Paul Pulikkan
Antony Francis
Manish Joseph

1-630-649-4103
1-708-743-6505
1-847-219-4987
1-847-387-7384

Mass Schedule
SUNDAY
08:00 AM
09:30 AM
11:00 AM
05:30 P M

HOLY
HOLY
HOLY
HOLY

MASS
MASS
MASS
MASS

MALAYALAM
ENGLISH
MALAYALAM
MALAYALAM

WEEKDAYS & SATURDAY


08:30 AM HOLY MASS - MALAYALAM
FRIDAY
7:00 PM : HOLY MASS
ON FIRST FRIDAYS
7:00 PM : HOLY MASS
8:00 PM : ADORATION and NIGHT VIGIL
CONFESSION
MON_SAT: 9:30 AM10:30 AM
FRIDAY
: BEFORE & AFTER 7:00 PM MASS

Obituary

It is with great sorrow that we share with you the news that Lucy Chirayil, wife of
Joseph Chirayil, passed away on Friday, March 20, at 4:45 PM at her residence.
She was 65 years old.
Lucy Chirayil is survived by her husband, Joseph Chirayil and her children, Luka,
Jomon, Joby, Jenu, George and Jaimy (all
from our parish).
There will be Wake Service on Tuesday,
March 24 at St. Thomas Syro Malabar Cathedral from 3 P.M to 9 P.M.
Funeral mass is scheduled for 10
A.M on Wednesday, March 25 at the Syro
Malabar Cathedral.
For more information: Ph :
847 421 2071 (Jomon),
630 290 1524 (Luka)
Please pray for her soul and keep her family
and closed ones in your thoughts and

prayers..

Obituary

Brigit Konnannikkatt(90), grand mother of Joseph Chamakala passed away in

Arakuzha, Kerala on 20th March.

CCD News

School of Religious Education would like to thank all parents


for making the annual 7th and 8th grade retreat at Cabrini Center a
great experience for our children. Lenten reflection for CCD
students: School of Religious Administration is organizing a day
of Lenten Reflection from 9.00 AM to 4.30 PM on Saturday:
March 28, 2015 on the sidelines of Parish Lenten Retreat. Programs of the day are organized by Diocese Youth Apostolate, Sehion Youth Retreat group and the CCD teachers. Please encourage your child to participate in various activities reflecting the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ward based Jeopardy Competition is on April 19th. Ward officials: Please give the names of the participants (2-4 members) to
the CCD office not later than April 12, 2015. The topics for the
jeopardy are Proverbs and Book of Daniel

Senior Students Graduation: April 26, 2016. Please mark your


calendar

Prayer Meetings March


Ward: St.James (Elmhurst)
Host: Celine and Thomas Purathur
Addr: 949 Cedar Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Phone 1-(630)-832-3920
Please do not plan for prayer meetings on Fridays during Lent

A n n o u n c e m e n t s
1. There will be a way of the cross on every Friday
along with the 7:00 PM mass. Separate session for
adults and kids.
2. Today at 11am Mass we will be celebrating
St.Joseph's feast. The main celebrant is
Mar.Lawrence Mukkuzhi.
3. Next Sunday(3/29/15) is Palm Sunday. Please
bring grated coconut and coarse roasted rice from
your home for making 'Thamukku Nercha '
4. Cultural Academy: Youth festival will be on
May 9th. No classes for Cultural Academy on next
Saturday.March28th.
5. Night vigil: April month night vigil is shifted
from April 3rd to April10th(the following week)
due to GOOD FRIDAY on April 3rd.
6. Women's Forum : (a) Women's Forum in our
parish leading a telephonic ROSARY AND
INTERCESSIONAL PRAYER with a spiritual
message and final blessings from a Priest on mondays and Thursdays of every week.To join with
this prayer line dial 712-432-1438 and the access
code: 422133 (b) Also they are doing a pickle sale
today for raising funds.

Alter Servers and Lectors

Palm Sunday March 29, 2015


8:00 am Holy Qurbana- Malayalam
Jose Kadavil, Santi Thomas

10:00 am Holy Qurbana and Distribution of Palms


Celebration begins in the Parish Hall
Solemn Procession to Church
Cheriachan Kizhakkebhagam (1st Reading)
Jose Kadavil (2nd Reading)
John Thayilpeedika, Santi Thomas, Jomi Jacob
10:00 am Holy Qurbana- English in Church Basement
Melvin Paul (1st Reading)
Joe Parayil (2nd Reading)
George Parayil, Aljo Abraham, Brian Kuncheria,
Lestin Kandakudy, Alfred Joseph, Alex Thoppil
Scripture Readings: Genesis 49:8-12, 22-26
Zechariah 9:9-12, Romans 11:13-24
Gospel Mathew 21:1-17