On Sunday, July 7th, 2015, Rev. Dr. Jacob Thekkeparambil led a Syriac Study, the second of its type, with the MCYM members at the Jesus Youth house in Roselle, IL. After evening prayers, dinner, and an initial immersion into the area of Syriac Studies, students learned to write the letters of the Syriac alphabet. We especially thank Fr. Jacob who passionately teaches us about our rich heritage and faith tradition.
On June 27th 2015, the Chicago Malankara Catholic Church conducted their fourth basketball tournament. This is a tournament that involves sportsmanship from the multiple Malayalee churches in Chicago. Along with the tournament, our MCYM members incorporated a bake sale to raise funds for the charity Sneha Veedu. The bake sale ranged from home-baked brownies, cookies, cupcakes, granola bars, puppy chow, fruits, and energy drinks.
On Friday, May 22, 2015, the MCYM youth gathered together for Friday Night Light (FNL), a youth gathering that reflects on life's journey in the light of faith. The focus of this gathering was on Faith Life and the College Experience. Talks were prepared and led by older MCYM youth (Lejoe Joseph, Minoy Varghese, Alena Thomas, Jessa Varghese), followed by a time of discussion through a Q&A session. We had a special guest join us for this gathering in the person of Rev. Dr.