*1. Ash Monday**:* We observe February 8,2016 as Ash Monday. It’s a day of
fasting. Ash Monday Mass along with distribution of ashes will be held at 6.00
P.M at the Church of Saint Helena. 50 days of Lent ( Ambathu Noyambu )
begins at midnight on Sunday February 7,2016.

*2. Friday’s** in Lent:* Every Friday in Lent, our Mission will host two
evening events at the Church of Saint Helena- to which all are welcome.

* Holy Mass and Stations of the Cross starting at 6.00 P.M
Light supper at the Church Hall*
Make this part of your Lenten spiritual practice and join your fellow
parishnors in their Lenten journey. On the first Friday of Lent,February 12,
Mass will be held at 6.00 P.M and thanks to Sunil Abraham Mathirampuzha and
family for sponsoring the liturgy and light supper thereafter. Those who
would like to sponsor any of the remaining Friday’s please contact me or
the trustees ASSP.

*3.Lenten Retreat:* Our Lenten retreat will be on February 19,20,21 (
Fri,Sat,Sun) at the Church of Saint Helena. Please make every effort to
attend the retreat during this Year of Mercy.

*4. Thaikkudam Bridge:* We will have Thaikkudam Bridge live concert ticket
sale kick off on Sunday,February 14,2016. Our special team is working hard
to make this a successful event. Parishioners are encouraged to promote
this fundraising event for sponsorship and tickets. Team has successfully
secured Event sponsor and looking for Mega and Grand sponsors.Business can
place their ads on the event souvenir for a nominal rate.Please contact the
committee or your Ward representatives for more details. Tickets will be
available online at www.ThaikkudamLiveCt.com

*5.Tax time:* In accordance with IRS Publication 1771, a donor is
responsible for obtaining a written acknowledgement from a charity for a
single contribution of $250 or more before the donor can claim a charitable
contribution on his/her federal income tax return.If you will be itemizing
your deduction and are in need of a written acknowledgement of your 2015
contribution to Syro Malabar Church Hartford,please contact Baby Mathew,our
trustee at bzmathew@gmail.com and one will be sent to you.

Wishing you God’s Blessings,

Fr. Joseph Pullikattil

Email: info@syromalabarct.org Phone: 860-325-2383