2017 Parish Feast (Thirunnal) of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Ettu Nombu (Eight Day Fast)

Parish Feast (Thirunnal) of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Ettu Nombu (Eight Day Fast)

St. Mary's Malankara Catholic Church - 1208 Ashland Avenue, Evanston IL 60202

Sunday August 27th to Sunday September 10th, 2017

Let us commemorate the life of our Mother, the ever Blessed Virgin Mary, and invoke her intercession to her Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Schedule of Programs:

August 27, 2017 (Sunday) - 10:30 AM
Morning Prayer
Holy Qurbono
First Communion
Thirunnal Flag Hoisting

Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius Pastoral Visit (October 14th weekend)

His Excellency Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius made his pastoral visit on the weekend of Friday, October 14, 2016. On Friday, his Excellency met with the MCYM at 6:30 pm at the Jesus Youth residence. On Saturday the 15th, a family prayer meeting was held at the residence of Mr. Pramod Zacharias and family; it was led by Bishop Mar Eusebius. On Sunday, all the church members gathered at the front doors of the church and Mar Eusebius gave a liturgical reception. Morning prayer was next followed by the Holy Qurbono at 11 am.

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2017 Holy Week Schedule

Here is the Holy Week Schedule for 2017:

April 1, 2017 - Lenten Retreat
Holy Qurbono at 10:00 AM followed by Retreat until 5:00 PM followed by Agape

April 7, 2017 - 40th Day of Lent (Friday)
Holy Qurbono at 6:30 PM

April 9, 2017 - Palm Sunday
Service begins at 10 AM followed by Agape

April 9th - April 12th - Evening Prayer
Evening Prayer at 6:30PM (from Sunday through Wednesday)

Chicago Malankara Christmas Service

Christmas 2011 in Thiruvananthapuram by Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis

St. Mary's Malankara Catholic Church in Evanston will be celebrating our Christmas celebration on Saturday, December 24th, 2016 at 7 pm. This vigil service will incorporate an evening prayer followed by the burning of palms that were distributed on Palm Sunday, so please bring all your old palms from your house on the 24th. The above image demonstrates the process of burning the palms, called "Thee Uzhalicha" in Malayalam. Everybody circling the fire pit must throw the incense that was given to them from the priest, which symbolizes the birth of hope for mankind.

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