It’s with mixed emotions that we start the month of February. We have bid adieu to our dear Sony Achen who left for India. He made a huge impact on each parishioner. His smiling demeanor is etched in our memories as well as in every task he undertook. Be it getting involved in our children’s spiritual development through CCD or getting hands on with our tenth annual Koinonia celebrations where he very sportingly agreed to participate in one of the cultural programs.
Sony Achen is dedicated to our Palli and has shared with us great insight into Jesus’ teachings during each Qurbana his celebrated. We have learnt and grown so much under his able guidance. We will miss him greatly and wish him the best in his new endeavor in India.
As we await the appointment of a permanent parish vicar to St Thomas Syro Malabar Church, we are privileged to have with us Fr. George Danvelil. He comes to us from the Diocese of Chicago and will be our spiritual guide, Qurbana celebrant and support for our church goals for the next few months. As the first full-time director of the catechetical department of the eparchy, he specializes in the faith formation and growth of students. We are fortunate to have him guide our children and help them live according to the Christian faith as directed in our CCD curriculum. We wholeheartedly welcome him to our Palli in Milpitas and Mission in Livermore!
Fr. George Danavelil , Vicar