A faith that dared to go and die with the Lord (John 11: 16)
A faith that experienced the risen Christ at the centre of life (John 20: 28)
... that is the legacy St.Thomas, the Apostle of India and our father in faith bequeathed to us. We, the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Bristol try to live, share, and celebrate the rich patrimony of our culture and faith in the challenging circumstances of present day England. Being closely related and actively involved in the life of the local parishes, we are committed to the noble task of treasuring the unique faith and imparting it to our new generation.
1.'Pothuyogam' (General body) on 26/2/17
Second part of 'Pothuyogam' will be held on 26th February after the Holy Qurbana.
Catechesis - 1:15pm
Holy Qurbana - 2:30pm
2.Vibhuthi Thinkal - 27/2/17
Holy Qurbana - 7:00pm at St Joseph's
3.Shalom prayer meeting - 28/2/17
Shalom prayer meeting will be held on Tuesday, 28th Feb from 10am ti 12:30pm led by Mr O M Prakash (leader and preacher of shalom festivals in Kerala & Shalom TV night vigils). All are welcome.
4.First Friday Night Vigil - 3/3/17
First Friday Night Vigil from 8:00pm
5.Way of the Cross on every Friday @8pm
Way of the Cross on every Friday at 8pm from 3rd March 2017.
6.Lenten Retreat led by Rev Fr Joseph Puthenpurackal OFM.cap - 31/3/17 & 1/4/17
Lentern retreat on Friday, 31st March & Saturday, 1st April led by Rev Fr Joseph Puthenpurayckal OFM.cap
8.Holy week schedule
9/4/17 - 'Hossana Njayar' (Palm Sunday) : 2pm
13/4/17 - 'Pesaha' (Maundy Thursday) : 4pm
14/4/17 - 'Dukha velli' (Passion Friday) : 9.30am
15/4/17 - 'Dukha sani' (Great Saturday) : 9.30am
16/4/17 - 'Uyirppu njayar' (Easter) : 6.45am
9.First Holy Communion Classes from 21/1/17
First Holy Communion classes will starts from Saturday, 21st January from 3pm to 5pm at St Joseph's.
First Holy Communion in Syro Malabar rite will be held on Saturday, 20th May 2017
Please click below link for Class schedule
10.STSMCCB Internal Law
Please click below to open the Internal Law published on 6/12/15.
11.Holy Qurbana & Catechesis arrangements
From January 2015 we have the following arrangements
1st, 3rd & 4th Sunday - St Joseph's
Catechesis at 1:30pm, Holy Qurbana at 3:00pm
2nd Sunday - St Teresa's
Holy Qurbana at 2:00pm , No Catechesis
Mission Leage & Thirubalasakhyam meets at 1:30pm.
1. Holy Qurbana Rota 2017
26/2/17 :- Holy Qurbana at St Joseph's - Year 7
First Sunday of Lent
Ex 34:27-35 (34:1-7,27-35) The fasting of Moses.
Eph 4:17-24 (4:17-5:4,15-21) Put away your old self and clothe
yourselves with a new self.
Mt 4:1-11(3:16-4:11) Jesus overcomes temptation through
5/3/17 :- Holy Qurbana at St Joseph's - St Patrick
Second Sunday of Lent
Josh 4:15-24 God dried up river Jordan for the people to pass.
Rom 6:15-23 (6:1-23) Newness of life in Christ through baptism.
Mt 7:21-27(7:15-27) The true disciple.
12/3/17 :- Holy Qurbana at St Teresa's - St Alphonsa
Third Sunday of Lent
Gen 7:6-24 (7:1-24) Noah and family are saved.
Rom. 7:14-25 The fight against evil.
Mt. 20:17-28 The first among you must be the servant of the all.
19/3/17 :- Holy Qurbana at St Joseph's - St Joseph
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Gen 11:1-9 (11:1-32) Tower of Babel and the punishment.
Rom 8:12-17 (8:12-21) Heirs of God.
Mt 21:33-44 (21:23-46) They are those who reject Son of Man.
26/3/17 :- Holy Qurbana at St Joseph's - Year 6
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Gen 16:6-16 (16:1-16) Hagar is comforted by the Lord.
Rom 12:1-11 (12:1-21) Present your bodies as a living sacrifice.
Jn 7:37-39,8:12-20 (7:37-52+8:12-20) Jesus, the living water
and light of the world.
2. Pray for the sick
Please pray for all the people who are sick in our parish.
Adoration everyday except Sunday from 8:00pm to 9:00pm at St Joseph's
4. Night Vigil
First Friday from 8:00pm to 11:30pm
Every Saturday from 8:00pm to 1:00am
1st & 3rd Sundays- 3.00 pm 4th Sunday - 3.00pm Childrens Liturgy
St. Joseph’s Church, Fishponds
2nd Sunday- 2.00 pm
St. Teresa’s Church, Filton
1st, 3rd & 4th Sundays- 1.30pm
8:00pm to 9:00pm everyday except Sunday