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Ash Monday – An obligatory day for Fasting & Abstinence. We have Church services in our Church on Monday (February 15th) evening at 7:00 PM with the blessing of Ashes and distribution. We have arranged small containers for people to take ashes home if needed. Feast of St. Joseph - This year is especially dedicated to St. Joseph. The 33 days’ preparatory prayer for the consecration to St. Joseph starts on February 15th and continues every day after Mass. The Feast Day is March 19th. Annual Lenten Retreat - This year’s Annual Lenten Retreat, organized by our Diocese, will be conducted online. Two renowned Retreat Preachers are giving the talks in two different weeks. Bishop Prince Panadan (March 12-14, 8-10 PM); and Fr. Roy Palatty (March 26-28, 8-9 PM). Please plan your schedule according to your convenience to attend either one or both. Confessions - The time for confessions will be on two Saturdays, March 20th and 27th, 9-11:45 AM. Kurisinte Vazhi - As usual during the whole Lenten Season in our Church, we will have Short Stations of the Cross (Kurisinte Vazhi) in 50 days, and Full Stations of the Cross (Kurisinte Vazhi) on every Friday at 7:30. I encourage you all to observe Lent with attending liturgy everyday if possible in-person and participate in the ‘Kurisinte Vazhi’. And also, if possible observe abstinence and fasting all through Lent and especially on Fridays.
We will celebrate Syro-Malabar Mass at Notre Dame Church, New Hyde Park, every other Sunday at 3:30 PM, starting from 10/25. Please note that the current schedule is subject to change. Any changes to the schedule will be informed during the mass there.
The First Holy Communion and Confirmation for 2020 is scheduled for October 17, 2020, at 3:00 PM. The celebrant for the ceremony is Fr. John Melepuram.
This year we are following a hybrid model for the CCD classes. With the hybrid model, the students are divided into two groups, with one group in the classrooms (in-person) and the other group in the virtual classrooms (via computer) on a given week. The groups will then alternate between in-person learning and remote learning every week. The hybrid model limits the number of students in the CCD classrooms at a given time and also provides the students an opportunity to attend the Sunday Mass in church every other week. Please refer the "Faith Formation" section on our web site for more information on the CCD program.