Greetings and New Year Wishes from Regina Parish!
NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
Regina Parish's New Year Celebration started with the Holy Mass at 10:00 pm on New Years Eve,followed by Adoration and Eucharistic Blessings. Special Thanksgiving prayers were offered, and many parishioners attended the service and started their New Year with God’s blessing.
PIOUS ASSOCIATION FOR CHILDREN (PAC)
PIOUS Association along with Catechism department organized Christmas programs at Parish on
December 25th, Kids from JK to Grade 8 performed lovely Carol songs, action songs and
devotional songs. This certainly lifted the Christmas spirit of Parishioners.
PAC members attended the Virtual Christmas celebration Eparchy level in Jan.8th, it was a 90m marvelous program which includes songs, nativity skit, games, dance etc.
We (St John Paul II Parish) offered Spiritual Bouquet of 500 Hail Mary Prayers on Jan 8th for our
Christmas friend / partner St Alphonsa Parish Edmonton and we received over 1000 prayers from
Our parish celebrated Christmas night on 25th December after evening Holy Mass. Catechism Department performed different programs. Catechism Department welcome New Year 2022 along
with parish night vigil and Holy Mass.
Catechism Department students participated in Mission Quest 2022 organized by Syro-Malabar
Teachers and Students are preparing for Catechism First Term exam. Exam guidelines and dates
are shared to teachers and parents via class groups.
Parish Priest Fr.Daris’s 5th Ordination Anniversary was celebrated in the Church on January 21,
2022.Due to Covid concerns, Greetings and wishes from teachers and students were collected and created as a visual treat to Achan as a gift from Catechism Department.
KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS # 17190 Jan 2022
The council held its monthly meeting for this month on Sunday, January 23, 2022, and District
Deputy Jim Langen was the chief guest. There were thirteen knights including most of the
members of the Executive council attended this in person meeting. Abhigail Camellia was selected
for the Council’s scholarship for the top grade 12 student for the year 2021. It was decided to
distribute winter coats for children this winter. Council chaplain Fr. Daris has been presented with
a greeting card signed by the knights upon his feast and fifth anniversary of priesthood. Pamphlets
for Vocations Endowment have been distributed among the knights. Council members started to
say rosary before Sunday Holy Mass from this month on-wards. Knights have also been actively
participating in the adoration on every Fridays after the Mass. More men are joining the order and
the total membership has reached to 64 as of January 24, 2022
Parish Council held on Jan.9th evaluated and discussed the Christmas and New Year celebration
and the planning for future activities. Parish Council decided to implement PAD system in the
parish actively to have a stable financial basis. Annual retreat of our Parish would be conducted
on March 4,5,6. family day of the parish will be celebrated on February 20th. Parish council
acknowledged the dedicated service of Jancy Mathew as the catechism principle and active parish
council member who moved from our parish. She served our community in different departments
for the past 12 years.
FAREWELL TO Mr. MATHEW THOMAS AND FAMILY
St. John Paul II Syro-Malabar Catholic Parish and members wholeheartedly acknowledged the
dedicated Service, support and al the Contributions from Mr. Mathew Thomas and family while
they were a part of this Parish. It is with great sadness the parishioners bid them a farewell. We
wish you a happy and peaceful life in Mississauga.
Feast of Danaha was celebrated with special Solemn Mass and prayers in the Parish.
FEAST OF St. SEBASTIAN
January 20th was the Feast of St. Sebastian, and it was celebrated with evening Mass and special
prayers and blessings were done for the parishioners who bears the name of the saint. It was the
feast day of vicar, Fr. Daris as well. Parishioners wished Fr. Daris and prayed for him. Many people
attended the Holy Mass and Novena and received the blessings.
ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY OF THE PARISH PRIEST
It was Fr. Daris’s 5th Ordination Anniversary on January 21st. Parish Priest celebrated this special
day with his parishioners in the church. He offered special Mass and the parishioners wished and
prayed for him.
On December 28th Nurses Ministry members Bissy and Surya represented Canada Nurses
Ministry on behalf of all other members to greet Fr. Pathrose Chambakkara on his Presbyteral
Ordination Day. Also, they cut cake and gave bouquet to honor father on this special day. In
addition, Nurses Ministry Members conducted a chain Rosary on January 13th Marian Day for the
whole world, begging for the intercession of the Holy Mother. This week (January 17th ) weekly
prayer was led by Regina team and the word of God shared by Fr. Daris. After that Jeethu
representing Canada Nurses Ministry on behalf of other members, wished Fr.Daris on his
ordination anniversary as well as feast day and she talked for about 10 minutes regarding the
initiative that made by Fr. Daris for the formation of Nurses Ministry and Parish Choir group in
Regina. Also, Jeethu used this opportunity to talk about Fr.Daris’s creative activities in the Parish
during the past years. Besides, Nurses Ministry Regina members celebrated Fr. Daris Priestly
Ordination Day and Feast in Hotel Idine by cutting cake and honored with a bouquet on this special day and everyone left after a happy meal.