Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on September 23, 2019. 



Welcome to (the “Site”). This site is managed by St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Church (“SMCB”) and has been created to provide information about our church products and services. The SMCB policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our users. SMCB collect, use, disclose, transfer, store, retain or otherwise process your information, whether provided through the website, or acquired directly by any other means, and will be dealt with in accordance with the Law.


By continuing to browse and use this website you are accepting the terms and conditions of use, which govern the SMCB’s relationship with you. You can use the Site without providing any Personal Data.


Information We Collect:

We collect Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information, such as when you fill the family registration form, contact us with inquiries, register for access to SMCB Services or use certain SMCB Services. Wherever SMCB collects Personal Data we make an effort to provide a link to this Privacy Policy.


By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data to SMCB, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of SMCB and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States.


Additionally, when you interact with SMCB through the Site, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. SMCB may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by SMCB affiliates, agents or service providers. This Site may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, and the domain names of our visitors' Internet service providers. It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process. 


In operating this Site, we may use a technology called "cookies." A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our Site gives to your browser when you access the Site. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the Site and help us analyze Site usage more accurately.

Our Use of Your Information:

SMCB uses the Personal Data you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, we may use the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by e-mail, we will use the Personal Data you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. Also, if you provide Personal Data in order to obtain access to the SMCB Services, we will use your Personal Data to provide you with access to such services and to monitor your use of such services. SMCB and its affiliates may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about services we believe will be of interest to you.

If SMCB intends on using any Personal Data in any manner that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy, you will be informed of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which the Personal Data is collected.

Our Disclosure of Your Information:

SMCB is not in the business of selling your information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below: 

  • Related Companies: We may also share your Personal Data with our Related Companies for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.
  • Church Directory: SMCB, publishes your Personal Data to the online church directory and the mobile app.
  • Legal Requirements: Diocese may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Diocese, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.



SMCB does collect Personal Data such as Name, Date of Birth, and Sacrament Dates for children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Data but inform your parents. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s information and instruct their children never to provide Personal Data without their permission.


Data Security:

SMCB takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to.

Other Terms and Conditions:

By accessing, browsing or using this Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this Agreement.  If you do not accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement, do not use the Site.


Changes to SMCB’s Privacy Policy:

The Site and our business may change from time to time. As a result, at times it may be necessary for SMCB to make changes to this Privacy Policy. SMCB reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Data. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the Site after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.

Contact Information:

Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you wish not to receive any future SMCB communications or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists or you have any questions about SMCB’s Privacy Policy.



June 2021 Updates

Per the medical advice, unvaccinated people are more prone to COVID-19 infection, if proper precautions are not taken. Precautions include, wearing a mask and keeping the 6 feet distance. Always stay at home if you feel sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19. 

As the state re-opens, as a precautionary measure we will be doing phased re-opening. Following directives are effective for the month of June

We will be continuing to stream the weekly Holy Mass. 

Relaxing the pe-registration requirement to attend the Holy Mass. 

Mask Advisory 

Though not mandatory, we advise the members to wear the mask while inside the church. 

However, non-vaccinated members expected to wear the mask at all times (per the State mandate). 

Social Distancing 

Seating downstairs will be relaxed and alternate aisle will be opened for seating. 

Balcony reserved for Non-vaccinated parishioners and parishioners who prefer social distancing. 


Wiping down pews We will continue the existing process of parishioners wiping down pew weekday and Saturday masses. 

Disinfecting For Sunday mass Church will be sanitized by Volunteers assigned by family unit assignment. 

Sanitizer We have placed auto dispensing hand-sanitizers in the main foyer of the church. Please apply first for you, before you help the young kids in sanitizing 


When giving “Peace” please do so from a distance. 

During Communion, please remain in your pews. Priest will bring Communion to you. Please stand and receive the communion in your hands. 

During feast on your way out, when venerating the saints, please offer so without touching

Church Facility Rental 

Rental of the church facility continues to be on-hold.


As we are exercising caution in the reopening the church, we would encourage our Parishioners to follow the guidelines when you do plan to attend Qurbana in the church.




  • Please register for Sunday Mass at link on the home page
  • Please include the exact count and names of the family members who plan to join the Qurbana.
  • A day before the Qurbana, you will receive a confirmation about your participation
  • We don’t encourage walk-ins for the Qurbana during this period, so please do register and share the exact name of the participants before coming to the Qurbana (We are to document all the participants of the events at the church)



  • Before entering the church, please wear your mask. You need to have masks at all time within the Church
  • Kids over 2 are recommended to have masks
  • Please enter the church only through the main entrance
  • All the doors and windows from the entrance to the Sanctum will be kept open for the duration of the Qurbana
  • We have placed auto dispensing hand-sanitizers in the main foyer of the church. Please apply first for you, before you help the young kids in sanitizing
  • Once inside the church, all paths are clearly marked


  • Please always wear your masks within the church
  • When giving “Peace” please do so from a distance
  • During Communion, please remain in your pews. Father will bring Communion to you
  • Please stand and receive the communion in your hands as Father comes to your pew



After the final blessing, please do remain in your pews for the Usher to guide you towards the exit

Please exit the church only through the door on the left of the church (by the Tabernacle) which leads directly to the parking lot

Please maintain 6 feet distance as you approach the exit. The stops are marked on the floor as guidance to maintain the distance


 The basement is closed for renovation so access to restrooms will be restricted. Restroom in the rectory is to be used

We hope that you all understand that in this time of the pandemic, we cannot socialize within the Church Buildings. Thankyou for your consideration 

References :

CDC Guidelines for Communities Of Faith :




Upcoming Events


Please register for each Friday, Saturday and Sundays and any other Holy Day Qurbanas you plan to attend the Qurbana at Church.



We encourage our Parishioners to follow the guidelines when you do plan to attend Qurbana in the church.


COVID-19 Church Opening Guidelines


ST-JOSEPH-PRAYER This year marks the Year of St. Joseph. St. Joseph is the Patron Saint of the Universal Church. To mark this occasion, we will be reciting the following prayer during our daily family prayers.

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