Sunday School General Assembly - Sun., November 11th

A Sunday School General Assembly will be held on Sunday, November 11th, after the Holy Qurbana.  This will be an opportunity for our children to share what they learn in their classes as well as discuss the accomplishments and upcoming Sunday School Activities.  The odd numbered classes (Pre-KG, 1, 3, 5, 7 and Intermediate) will make presentations this time.  All students, teachers and parents are requested to attend.

Our children are the greatest gift that God has given us!

MMVS Yummy Snack Sale - November 4th

St. Thomas LA MMVS will be hosting a Yummy Snack Sale on Sunday, November 4th after Holy Qurbana.  Please come support the fundraiser and purchase the delicious snacks.

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St. Gregorios Day Perunal - Sun., November 4th

Intercessory prayers along with Rasa, lowering the flag and St. Gregorios Day Feast will be held after the Holy Qurbana.  Please join with your family to receive the blessings.

Centralized Written Competitions - October 21st

The Sunday School Centralized Written Competitions will be held Sunday, October 21st.  The competition topics and guidelines are below for your reference.  The drawing competition will be from 9am - 9:45am so please arrive early.  All the other categories will be held after the Holy Qurbana.

Topics and Guidelines

Deadline for Registration:
  Sun., October 7th

Click Here to Register

CHURCH PICNIC - Cerritos Park East, Sat., September 15th @ 10am


The church picnic is scheduled for Saturday, September 15th at Cerritos Park East. There will be lots of fun and games along with food for everyone. This is a time for all of us to close the Summer and enjoy some family time together. The cost for the picnic is $5/person.  Please contact Mrs. Helen Abraham to sign-up your family so we can plan the event better.

Time: 10am
Location: Cerritos Park East, Cerritos, Shelter #3
Address: 13234 166th Street., Cerritos CA 90703
Click here for directions

General Prayer Meeting - Sat., September 8th @ 6:30pm

A general prayer meeting has been scheduled at church on Saturday, September 8th at 6:30pm.  The prayer meeting is hosted by Mr. K.I. Varughese and family.  The family invites all members to attend the prayer meeting.

The previously scheduled prayer meeting at Mr. George Mathew's (Madhu) home will be rescheduled to a new date later.


Holy Qurbana Celebrated by Bava Thirumeni - September 2nd @ 8:30am


The following are the details to follow for welcoming our Catholicose to St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Los Angeles.

8:00AM – All members to arrive at church (Please arrive as early as possible)
8:15AM – Setup for procession and welcome
8:30AM – Bava Thirumeni arrives
            – Procession to inside church
            – Morning Prayer
            – Absolution (please arrive prepared and on-time)
9:30AM – Holy Qurbana
11:00AM – NO Birthday, Wedding or Memorial Prayer today
11:15AM – Pictures with Clergy and Altar Assistants
11:30AM – Welcome Ceremony for Catholicose
12:00PM – Lunch
12:30PM – Meet with Catholicose inside church and pictures (All Organizations come prepared)
1:30PM - Departure

Dress Code:  Men – Black or dark suite with white shirt and red tie, Boys – Black pants, white shirt and red tie, Women – Kerala sari or churidhar, Girls – Kerala outfits or light cream color dress

Procession:  Procession will begin from the flag pole area to inside church.  Please enter from side door by parking lot and occupy inside church before Bava enters.  We should have full church as he enters the church.  Please occupy all the spaces towards the front to maximize our capacity.

Parking:  Please park outside church area once it is full.  Do not double park and block others

Meet Bava and Pictures:  There will be time to meet Bava Thirumeni from 12:30 – 1:30pm inside the church.  All organizations group should plan to take picture with him so please be prompt as time is very short.

Parsonage:  The parsonage will be used for hosting lunch for Bava Thirumeni and will be off limits for MGOCSM and children for eating lunch and hangout.  Please inform your children.

Sunday School Begins September 9th @ 8:45am

The 2018-19 Sunday School year will begin on Sunday, September 9th at 8:45am.  All children 3 years and older should be attending our Sunday School.  If you haven't registered your child, please fill out the form below with all the details.  Please remember to bring your children on time.

If you have any questions, please contact Mathew Varughese.

REGISTER YOUR CHILD

2018 Annual MMVS Conference, Sept 28-30

Annual MMVS Conference

Date:  September 28-30, 2018
Location:  Dallas, Texas

2018 MMVS Conference Flyer

2018 MMVS Conference registration form

Also the link for reserving the hotel rooms are here.  Host homes are also available.  Rooms are at $89 per night that accommodate four people.

Book your group rate for MM SAMAJAM WOMENS CONFERENCE 2018