Prayers and Greetings from St. John Paul II Syro-Malabar Catholic Church,
Monthly meeting for the February was conducted on the 17th. The meeting started
with an opening prayer by Fr. Daris. After the prayer, the team discussed about the
Oath taking ceremony for the coordinators and decided to conduct it on Sunday,
February 28th. SMYM members discussed and shared ideas about conducting
different programs for the church community during the Lenten season and for
Easter. Fr. Daris expressed his eagerness to offer one Holy Mass specifically for
the youth on Easter Sunday, adhering all the guidelines of COVID -19 restrictions.
Father had received a donation of some new clothes and blankets which can be
distributed to those who are in need. The group discussed the possibilities of
finding different locations to donate by the end of February. The meeting was
adjourned with a closing prayer by Fr. Daris.
The monthly Pious Associations meeting at St. John Paul II parish was held on
Saturday, Feb.20th. The leaders had put great effort into making the virtual
sessions lively and enjoyable for the kids. The meeting commenced with an
opening prayer. The main topics were on the life of Kunjettan and the virtue of
hospitality. Additionally, there was a presentation prepared by our team on Lent.
Children were able to discuss and discover various approaches to observe Lent.
The meeting was made more fun with the inclusion of story time and action songs.
At the end of the session, our leaders conducted a fun quiz to revise what they have
St. John Paul II Syro-Malabar Parish’s Nurses Ministry conducted the first meeting with blessings of His Excellency Bishop Mar Jose Kalluvelil and Nurses Ministry Director Rev.Fr. Pathrose Chembakkara, Animator Sr.Celin on January 30th, 2021 at 7:00 Pm Via Zoom. Western Region Nurses Ministry Director Rev. Fr. Plogen Kannampuzha, Parish Priest Rev.Fr.Daris Cherian, National Coordinator Elsy ,and other 20 members were present in the meeting. Rev.Fr.Plogen and Mrs.Elsy explained the need and formation of ministry to strengthen our community
Later we elected the Nurses Ministry coordinators and other members for our parish Chapter
The Elected Members are as follows
1. Coordinator : Jaisy Bestin
2. Asst: Coordinator : Anu Mathew
3. Intercession Ministry : Danny Rajeev
: Jayarani Bijo
4. Welcome Ministry : Deena Stephan
5. Media Ministry : Shinta Ditto
: Geethu Joy
6. Outreach Ministry : Jeethu
7. Music Ministry :Divya Nithin
Nurses Ministry Monthly Activities:
In the Leadership of National Nurses Ministry , we participated a Bible reading spiritual activity from Feb 5th 2021 to Feb 9th 2021. Regina Parish members were also presented in the allocated time slots during the program.On February 13th Saturday Regina Parish Nurses Ministry Members conducted a intercessory prayer to our mother Mary by organizing chain Rosary, Merciful rosary and recited Psalm 91
Mid-term exam and evaluation are now complete for all classes.
There was a Teachers meeting for grade 9 and up and a Principals meeting to
discuss the centralized mode of examination for the finals and this meeting was
attended by our teachers/principal. Planning is in progress for the Easter programs
for our students.
The Parish Council meeting was on January 2021 via zoom in the presence of Rev.
Fr. Daris Cherian. The meeting started at 7:30 pm; it was to discuss the church
inventory, updates of CMT, Catechism, and SMYM. Also, evaluated the Christmas
and New Year programs. Furthermore, the council discussed the parish Accounts
and further actions to elaborate the income of the church. The Parish priest also
informed the starting of the Nursing Ministry. The council also discussed the Lent
season activities and additional Holy masses on Sundays. The meeting ended with
a prayer at 9 pm.
Ash Monday Service
Ash Monday service was celebrated on Feb.15th with solemn Holy Mass at 6:00
pm, followed by The Way of Cross. The ash was blessed and distributed in the
church. Maximum number of church capacity was observed and the mass was also
telecast-ed online. The priest reminded everyone of the importance of observing
Lent, abstaining from eating meat and other tempting activities, He urged
parishioners to attend Holy Mass every day if possible and do the confession to
prepare well for a blessed Easter. The importance of forgiveness and sharing your
blessings and wealth with the needy people was reflected in the homily. To give an
opportunity to all the parishioners to attend the mass and do confession, the Vicar
suggested that two families can register for the daily evening mass at 6:00 pm and
do confession. They can offer mass with their special intentions. This gives all
families a chance to prepare spiritually for the Lent and Easter and the vicar keep
connected with the parishioners at this time of pandemic. In order to accommodate
more people on Sunday, there are two masses now at 5:00 pm and 6:45 pm