News Update

December 8, 2023 / current, Parish

Common Absolution Prayer all Communicants

There will be no individual absolution prayer for communicants to prepare for Holy Communion. Instead, there will be a common absolution prayer for all communicants to prepare for Holy Communion. A hand waving machine is placed at the entrance for taking count of the communicants. Whoever wishes to take Holy Communion, on entering the temple, please wave your hand once at the machine. 

December 8, 2023 / current, Parish

Christmas Service

Nativity lent began on December 01, 2023.Another season of Nativity is here. In these days of Lent, let us prepare ourselves to receive Christ. Because He came, we are here today. Let us pray earnestly, seek fervently for solutions to difficulties that others face and let us uphold each other in sincere love.

Christmas Service Schedule
Monday, December 25, 2023
06:00 am: Night Prayer
06:50 am: Procession & Holy Fire
07:00 am: Morning Prayer
08:00 am: Christmas Liturgy
09:00 am: Holy Qurbana

Tender Leaves of previous Palm Sunday to be brought back to church
Please be reminded to bring the tender leaves of the previous Palm Sunday to church before the Nativity service. It will be offered into the divine fire during the Christmas Liturgy.

December 8, 2023 / current, Parish

Area Christmas Carol

St Mary’s Area this Sunday (December 10, 2023)We request our members who wish to join the area carol, please be ready to leave by 01:00 pm. The bus will be here by 12:30 pm. Also, we request our families in the respective areas to find suitable venues to join. The list of venues shall be available to check for convenience.

St George Area was held on Sunday, December 03, 2023We had a wonderful evening with carol visit in Brampton area. The participation and dedication of our members was highly appreciable. Taking time and effort on a Sunday evening, especially the evening before a working day can be too tiring. Participation of our children was so encouraging and exciting. Our families in the area hosted us with much warmth, they served homemade snacks. Nearby families joined at the venues. The fellowship we share and the cooperation we have for hosting and cohosting events like area carol is exemplary and highly encouraging. Sincere thanks to all the participants, hosts, cohosts, and the area coordinator Shibu Cherian for the support. 

Area Carol Schedule
Sunday, December 03, 2023
Time: 01:00 pm
Area: St George Prayer Group

Sunday, December 10, 2023
Time: 01:00 pm
Area: St Mary’s Prayer Group

Sunday, December 17, 2023
Time: 01:00 pm
Area: St Paul’s Prayer Group

December 8, 2023 / current, Parish

Christmas – New Year Celebration

Christmas New year celebration on Saturday, December 23, 2023.We request all the parish organizations to plan, prepare and practice for the Christmas New year celebration  scheduled in our church to be on Saturday, December 23, 2023. 

December 8, 2023 / current, Parish

Parish Annual General Body Meeting

Parish Annual General Body Meeting held on Sunday, November 26, 2023We sincerely thank all our eligible members for their participation in the AGBM held on Sunday November 26th. The GB elected new office bearers for the year 2024. After obtaining the approval from the Diocesan Office, the names shall be formally announced. Congratulations to the newly elected members of the Management Committee. Sincere thanks to the MC members for the year 2023 for their hard work and dedication. 

December 8, 2023 / current, Parish

New Parish Directory Released

Parish Directory was released on Sunday, November 19, 2023A copy was handed over to Santhosh Kallupalam Mathew, our parish member and mega sponsor for the directory. Copies are available for our members to pick from the parish office. Please get your copies on your next visit.

December 8, 2023 / current, Parish

Earnestine Women Shelter

Visit of Khadija Kathy Ali, Coordinator- Engagement & Volunteers from Earnestine Women’s Shelter. 
Our parish has been supporting the Earnestine project for the last few years. Ms. Khadija visited us on Sunday Dec 03. She spoke on the Shelter project and the issues and challenges women face. She thanked us for the support we have been giving to the project in the past years. She has also invited us to visit the shelter.All charity projects are to be viewed as the follow up of Christ’s ministry and to support as they serve the purpose of the Kingdom of God where the poor and the needy are taken care of. 

December 8, 2023 / current, Parish

Central & Diocesan Funds Collection Envelope

Central & Diocesan Funds Collection Envelope
Please bring the envelope with contribution, distributed for various fund collections of the Malankara Orthodox Church (Catholicate Day, Diocesan Day, funds for Sunday School, Theological Seminaries and Mission Board). We need to send the collections to the Diocesan Office and Catholicate Office before December 31st.

December 8, 2023 / current, Parish

Holy Transfiguration Retreat Centre

Holy Transfiguration Retreat Centre Giving Tuesday, Nov 28th. Kindly donate.
Towards supporting the Holy Transfiguration Retreat Centre and various programs aimed to equip our members especially youth and children, the Diocese of Northeast America has initiated a fundraiser named ‘Giving Tuesday’ (Nov 28th). It is now open and will close within 12 days. The goal is to fund $ 50,000/- for essential upgrades. The Diocese wishes our members to donate a minimum of $ 100/- per person.Please access the link below and kindly donate.

December 8, 2023 / current, Parish

Ecumenical Christmas Carol Competition at Niagara

Ecumenical Christmas Carol Competition at Niagara was on Saturday December 02Our parish choir participated in the carol singing competition. There were twelve teams presenting songs. Our team sang excellently well. We got a lot of appreciation from the participants and audience and secured the fourth place. We congratulate our team for their beautiful presentation.

November 24, 2023 / current, OCYM, Parish

Urava-Volume 5

URAVA-Volume 5, Theme – Parumala Thirumeni, released on November 5, 2023Urava Vol 5 was released on Sunday November 05. The soft copy has been uploaded on our website. 

Click below for the soft copies:

Those who wish to have hard copies, please reach out to OCYM office and order copies. It may incur a cost for the printing which can be paid by the buyers.