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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.


Newletter - 1st May 2016



1.Enter through the Holy Door - Glastonbury Pilgrimage on Monday, 2/5/16 (Post Code : BA6 9EJ)


As you know, this year is the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy and we especially pray for God's mercy on all creation. As we are going through challenging times; we all need to deepen our faith and receive God's Mercy. The mother Church has come up with a variety ways that help her children medi-tate and experience the Mercy of the Father.
Each diocese has special programmes to prepare people for this special year. A visible sign of entering into the Merciful heart of God is the act of passing through the Holy Doors opened in the important churches in the diocese. In our diocese, Bishop Declan has designated four places of pilgrimage during this Jubilee Year: the Cathedral in Clifton, St Mary’s in Glastonbury, Downside Abbey and Prinknash Abbey.
Each place invites us to enter as a pilgrim and also to experience the indulgence of God’s tenderness and love. The Door indicates Jesus Himself who said: “I am the door; if anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture” (John 10:9). To cross the Holy Door is the sign of our trust in the Lord Jesus, who did not come to judge, but to save (cf. John 12:47) and is a sign of a true conver-sion of our heart.
CDSMCC has planned to have a one day pilgrimage to the shrine of our Lady of Glastonbury, an ancient Marian pilgrim centre in Somerset. The pilgrimage is scheduled to take place on Monday, 2nd of May, 2016 (Bank Holiday).
The parish priest has kindly allowed us to have our time of retreat from 9.00am to 4.00pm. The services of the day will be led by Fr. Cyril Edamana, Fr. Sunny Paul MSFS, Fr. Joby OSB, Fr. Smijo OSB, Fr . Joy CST& Fr Paul CST.
Schedule: 09.30a.m– Rosary & Confession, 10.00a.m.- Adoration 01.00p.m Talk 02.00pm- Holy Mass and Talk 3.30pm Entering through Holy Door & Benediction 04.00pm– Conclusion
Postcode: BA6 9EJ, Magdalene Street, Somerset, Glastonbury. Please remember this a great chance for our families to receive God's mercy.

2.First Friday Night Vigil - 6th May

Next month Night Vigil will be led by Fr.Jinson Muttathukunnel OFM Cap. All are welcome to attend the Rosary , Prise and worship, Talk and Holy Qurbana. Let us make use of this opportunity to pray for the people in need as well.

3.Vidhyarambham - 15th May

Vidhyarambham will be held on 15th May 2016 on the feast of Pentecost in St. Joseph’s church at 3 pm Holy Mass. Parents are requested to give their children’s names to their respective Unit Coordinators at the earliest.

4.Catechesis camp - 28th May - 30th May

Details to follow.

5.First Holy Communion Class

First Holy Communion classes will begin on Saturday, 6th February from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at St Joseph's. Classes will be held on following days.

6/2/16, 20/2/16, 27/2/16, 5/3/16, 19/3/16, 2/4/16, 16/4/16, 30/4/6, 7/5/16, 14/5/16 & 21/5/16

Confession on 21st May 2016

6.Catechesis final exam

Class 1 to 9 - 5/6/16

Class 10 - 26/6/16

7.Catechesis annual day - 2/7/16

Details to follow

8.STSMCCB Internal Law

Please click below to open the Internal Law published on 6/12/15.

STSMCCB Internal Law

9.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 3:00pm , No Catechesis

Mission Leage & Thirubalasakhyam meets at 1:30pm.



1. Holy Qurbana Rota 2015

8/5/16 :- Holy Qurbana at St Teresa's - St Vincent


Is 6:1-13 Here I am; send me.
Phi 2:1-11 (1:27-2:11) Every tongue must confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord.
Mk 16:14-20 (16:9-20)Go into all the world and preach the

15/5/16 :- Holy Qurbana at St Joseph's - St Augustine


Ex. 19:1-9 (19:1-9+20:13-21) You are a holy people of God.
1 Cor 12:1-11 (12:1-27) Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Jn 16:5-15 (14:15-16,25-26,15:26-16:15) The work of the Holy

22/5/16 :- Holy Qurbana at St Joseph's - Class 7 & 4


Joel. 2: 18-26 (2:15-26) The mercy of God.

1 Cor. 6:1-11(5:6-6:11) You have been baptized by Christ and the
Spirit of God.
Lk. 7:36-50 (7:31-50) Forgiveness to the sinful women.

2. Pray for the sick

Please pray for all the people who are sick in our parish.

3. Adoration

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- 3.00 pm
St. Teresa’s Church, Filton

1st, 3rd & 4th Sundays- 1.30pm






8:00pm to 9:00pm everyday except Sunday