January 2013 Bulletin

 

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                                                                                                                      Bulletin Vol. V111 # 1

Date: January 1, 2013                                   

2013

Happy New Year!  Let me thank God and all the good people like you who made 2012 beautiful for our Parish. I appreciate all the good works you have done for the growth of our Church. I pray that you be blessed with faithful and fruitful year ahead.

How to build confidence (contd.)

 

We are in the New Year with great dreams and plans. To make 2013 beautiful and successful, we have to work hard with confidence and Grace of God. In our previous bulletin ( November, 12 ) , we saw one of the four ways to build confidence. Today let us see the other three.

2. Make life systematic: Personal discipline is the backbone of achievement; without it we become lost in half forgotten obligations, remain mediocre and uncertain. Make a programme for daily life – rising, prayer, meals, work, revise, play, sleep etc. and follow it strictly. Find out the aims of life; and the ways and means to acquire them. Evaluate it now and then. Remember the old saying “sow a thought and reap an action; sow an action and reap a habit; sow a habit and reap a character; sow a character and reap a destiny.”

3. Cultivate a natural relationship: A woman once said “I can’t get along with the people; I feel the world is against me.” Why she feels so? The embarrassment and fear she experienced in her past life became the pattern for her life. Even after so many years, she meets the people as if they are cruel towards her. Many people in fact, intend to be friendly by mingling and mixing with them. Some people appear friendly, may not be really so. They may be afraid of you, or they may be immersed in troubles of their own. If you can show good humor, you can win their confidence.

4. Cultivate warmth (generosity) in your personality: Remember that the other person also has his own problems. If you want his confidence, become interested in him and in his concerns. People are very human; more warmth you display, the more confidence you will win. Cultivate a kindly brand of humor. Recognize and appreciate others of their little things; and you will be rewarded a thousand fold. Sincerity, humor and affection must be in your personality. Then you will think that you are wanted, needed and you are a must for your family and for your society.

“My Grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness…” According to St.Paul, he was weak, but he was strong and he could do everything with the Grace of God. (2Cor.12, 8-10).

Pothuyogam (General Body Meeting)

 

All are invited to the Pothuyogam scheduled on Sunday Jan.13th 2013, after the H.Qurbana at 11.15 a.m.

Annual Retreat

 

Our Annual Retreat will be in Great Lent from Friday March 15th  to  Sunday March 17th, 2013. Rev.Fr.George Panackal V.C. will be the Retreat Preacher.

 

BIBLE MONTH

It is from Saturday March 30th  to Saturday April 27th, 2013. Coordinator - Don Francis. Tell: 781-353-8999

Prayer Meetings

 

Jan. 11, Second Friday in Sacred Heart unit at Bonus & Reena by 7.00 p.m.

Jan. 12, Second Saturday in Little Flower Unit at Elsy Vidayathil (done on Jan.1st)

Jan.18,Third Friday in Thirukkudumbam Unit at Grace Pullattu by 7.00 p.m.

Jan. 26 Sat ( for Third Saturday ) in Divine Mercy Unit at Sunny & Lini by 7.00 p.m.

Jan.25, Fourth Friday in Marian Unit at Vincent & Tharuni by 7.00 p.m.

Jan. 26 Fourth Saturday in Infant Jesus Unit at Cijo & Lovely by 7.00 p.m.

Jan.20, Third Sunday in Nashua at James & Ranit by 5.00 p.m.

 

Liturgical Schedule (Seasons of Nativity & Epiphany / Manifestation)

Jan.1, Tue: Holy Name of Jesus / New  Year : Adoration & H.Qurbana at 12.00 a.m.

Jan.3, Thu: Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara

Jan.4, Fri:  First Friday of the month. Adoration & H.Qurbana at 7.00 p.m.

Jan.5, Sat: First Saturday of the month. H.Qurbana & Novena at 10.00 a.m. / in Nashua 5.00 p.m.

Jan.6, Sun: First Sunday of Epiphany / Manifestation of Our Lord./ Assignments by Sacred Heart Unit.

     1.  Malayalam Qurbana & CCD at 10.00 a.m. / English Qurbana at 11.30 a.m.

     2.   Parish Council Meeting 1.00 p.m. / Syro-Malabar Mission Sunday (collection next Sunday)

 3.Readings: First – Ex. 3, 1- 12 / Sec. 2Thi. 3, 10 -15 / Gospel. Mt.3, 13-17.

 Jan.12, Sat: H.Qurbana & Novena at 10.00 a.m.

Jan. 13, Sun: Second Sunday of Epiphany / Assignments by Infant Jesus Unit./ Only One Qurbana

  1. CCD at 10.00 a.m.
  2. H.Qurbana 11.15 a.m. /: Second Collection for Syro-Malabar Mission.
  3. Pothuyogam 12.15 p.m.
  4. Readings: First – Is. 45, 11-17 / Sec. Heb.3, 1-6 / Gospel. Jn.1, 14-18

Jan.19, Sat:   Memorial Qurbana & Novena at 10.00 a.m., for  V.C. Kuriakose F/o Lini Sunny

Jan. 20, Sun. Feast of St.Sebastian / Only One Qurbana / Assignments by Little Flower Unit.

  1. CCD at 10.00 a.m.
  2. Festal Qurbana at 11.15 a.m., followed by
  3. Installation of New Parish
  4. .Readings: First – Is. 49, 1-4 / Sec.2Tim, 2, 1-5 / Gospel Jn 1, 29-34

Jan.27, Sun:   Fourth Sunday of Epiphany / Assignments by Thirukkudumbam Unit.

  1. Malayalm Qurbana & CCD at 10.00 a.m. / Elglish Qurbana at 11.30 a.m.
  2. .Readings: First – Is. 46, 5-13 / Sec. Heb. 7, 23-28 / Gospel. Jn.2, 1-11