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      08
      Apr 2020

      St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Church : Wednesday of Holy Week Wednesday of Holy Week, April 8, 2020: Holy Qurbana 7:00 p.m. followed by Penitential Service As I stated Sunday, I cannot give general absolution either, the Sacrament of Penance cannot be given through digital/virtual means. Instead, we will be having a penitential service today, April 8, 2020 after the Holy Qurbana at 7:00 p.m. We can follow the practical advice that our Holy Father Pope Francis offered us in a recent homily: “Enumerate your sins, ask the Lord for forgiveness with all your......

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      07
      Apr 2020

      St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Church : Holy Week Schedule Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: In few years, we look at this as the longest Lent of 2020, a time when disease and death suddenly darkened the whole earth. As we enter into Holy Week, the most sacred days for us as Catholics, we are living under quarantine and our country is shut down by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our services will be live streamed at: http://stalphonsachurch.org/live/ Psalm 137:1 says, “By the rivers of Babylon there we sat weeping when we remembered Zion”......

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      04
      Apr 2020

      St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Church : Palm Sunday Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: Palm Sunday marks the transition from Lent into Holy Week.  We are physically separated this year because of the COVID-19 virus. Yet, we know that Palm Sunday is when we celebrate the King of Glory and the Passion of the Lord is read. The anointed king of David enters the royal city of Jerusalem.  Yet, this Palm Sunday is very different that any, one can remember. I will be celebrating the Palm Sunday celebration with Deacon Melvin on Sunday,......

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      03
      Apr 2020

      St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Church : 40th Friday Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: Today is the 40th day of Valiya Noyambu (Great Lent). Jesus fasted for forty days and at the end of the fast he was tempted by the devil. On the 40th day of the Great Lent which is always a Friday, the church commemorates the tempting of Jesus and his triumph over Satan. After Jesus was baptized, Jesus was led up into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil (St. Matthew 4: 1). We who are baptized into......

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      27
      Mar 2020

      Adoration with Holy Father and Plenary Indulgence 27 March 2020 1.00 pm EST കൊറോണാ വ്യാപനത്തിന്റെ പശ്ചാത്തലത്തിൽ, ഫ്രാൻസിസ് പാപ്പ നൽകുന്ന വിശേഷാൽ ‘ഊർബി എത് ഓർബി’ ആശീർവാദം ‘ശാലോം വേൾഡ്’ ടി.വിയിലൂടെ തത്സമയം കാണാൻ  മുകളിൽ കൊടുത്തിരിക്കുന്ന ലിങ്കിൽ ക്ലിക്ക് ചെയ്താൽ മതി.  ഇതിൽ പങ്കുകൊള്ളുന്നവർക്ക്  വത്തിക്കാൻ പൂർണദണ്ഡവിമോചനം പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്. https://www.shalomworld.org/live  സമയക്രമം ചുവടെ: വത്തിക്കാൻ സമയം: 5.55 PM ഇന്ത്യ: 10.30 PM (IST) അമേരിക്ക: 12.55 PM (ET) യൂറോപ്പ്: 4.55 PM (GMT)   ഓസ്‌ട്രേലിയ: മാർച്ച് 28. 3:55 AM (AEDT) ആപ്പിൾസ്റ്റോറിൽ നിന്നോ പ്ലേസ്‌റ്റോറിൽ നിന്നോ ‘ശാലോം വേൾഡ്’ ആപ്പ് ഡൗൺലോഡ് ചെയ്താൽ ശാലോം വേൾഡിന്റെ മൂന്നു ചാനലുകളിലും തത്സമയ സംപ്രേഷണം കാണാവുന്നതാണ്.   This email was sent to...

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      23
      Mar 2020

      Mr. Mathew Dolly Abraham (Brother of Dency Mohan Mavunkal) OBITUARY Dear Brothers and Sisters,        Mr. Mathew Dolly Abraham (56 Years Old), brother of Dency Mohan Mavunkal passed away on March 24th  at 1:40 ((IST). He survived by his wife Lily, daughter Melita, sons Samuel Mathew and Joseph Mathew. Heartfelt condolence to bereaving family. Let us remember Dency Mohan Mavunkal and her family in our prayers that they may be strengthened by the Lord to find peace at this time of loss and grief. We shall pray for the departed soul. “Eternal rest grant......

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      23
      Mar 2020

      St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Church :  COVID-19 Response Updates Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued an order Monday for nonessential businesses to close Monday evening in a more aggressive attempt to quash the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Hogan’s executive order requires closing all nonessential businesses, organizations and establishments in Maryland effective 5 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2020. The order closes all those businesses that are not covered by the federal guidelines defining “critical infrastructure sectors”, and as such our Church building will be closed to everyone effective today. Previously,......

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      20
      Mar 2020

      St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Church  : Holy Qurbana Livesteam Schedule The Service Book For Holy Qurbana Click here Prayer For Ordination Click Here Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: While we were able to meet safely last Sunday, it is prudent and necessary that we move all of our Holy Qurbanas to live streaming.  For last several days we live-streamed the weekday Holy Qurbana: As a reminder – no one is allowed to come to Holy Qurbana, however if you want to receive Holy Communion, you may come the time listed below for......

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