May 2024

Edition 114

Feast of St. George, SMYM Career Fair, CCD Bible Spelling Bee, Healthy Sunday by American Heart Association, Solemn Holy Communion, Feast Celebration of our Vicar, The Hope Movie Days

April 2024

Edition 113

Parish Lenten Retreat, Feast of St. Joseph, Holy Week, Farewell to Rev. Fr. Jibi Ponganpara, SMYM Food Donation, Teens Prayer, Young Adult Lenten Retreat, Easter Egg Hunt, CML Sandwich Sunday

March 2024

Edition 112

Ash Monday, Pothuyogam, Trustee Meet 2024, Youth Corner – Qurbana on Campus, DYA National Team Orientation, CML – Rice Bowl Project & Feeding the 500, Nursing Home Volunteering, SMYM Food Drive, Marian Mothers – Intersession Prayer Meet


Edition 111

Swearing in Ceremony of New Trustees & Parish Council, New Association Leaders, Induction to Holy Childhood Association, Youth Corner, Christmas & New Year of Seniors, Altar Server Training, Feast of Sts. Chavara, Neumann & Sebastian


Edition 110

Christmas Celebrations, CCD Christmas Celebrations, New Parish Council, Vicars 25th Ordination Anniversary, SMYM Photo with Santa, Christmas decorations, Parish Calendar Release, SMCC Bible Show, SVDP Clothing Drive, Qurbana at Villanova



Edition 109

Parish Family Night – Agape 2023, Welcome to the New Parishioners, Wedding Anniversary Couples, Youth General Body Meeting, Teens Prayer, Annual Youth Thanksgiving Potluck, SVDP Family Night


Edition 108

Farewell to Fr. Kuriakose Kumbakeel, Welcoming Fr. George Danavelil, Holy Rosary Procession, All Saints Day Parade, Catholic Heritage Day, Teens Prayer, Cricket Tournament, Choir Fest, Basketball Tournament, Cruise by Seniors, Grandparents & Seniors Day


Edition 107

Feast of Our Lady of Good Health Vailankanni, Farewell to Fr. Joby Kappiparambil MST, Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, Farewell to Tessy Mathew, Presbyterium 2023, First day of CCD, LFML Installation, Ecumenical Game Day, SMYM Cricket Tournament, Syro Speaker #6


Edition 106

Parish Picnic, Youth Volleyball Training Camp, SMYM Onam Celebrations, CCD Teachers, Catechetical Sunday Reflections, VBS 2023 – Stellar, World Youth Day 2023, Teens Prayer


Edition 105

Parish Feast – Dukrana Thirunal, Marthoma Festum, Inter-Church Volleyball Tournament

JULY 2023

Edition 104

Parish Feast Kodiyettam, CCD – Graduate Recognition & Best Student, SMCC SAT Cash Award, College Graduate Recognition, Kindergarten Graduation, Feast of St. Antony, Annual Church Cleanup, CCD Picnic, Fathers Day Celebration, Volleyball Training

JUNE 2023

Edition 103

First Holy Communion, SyroPhilly Seniors Meet, Mother’s Day, Crowning of Mother Mary, LFML Snack Sale, Syro Speaker Series

MAY 2023

Edition 102

Holy Week – Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter Egg Hunt, Pana Vayana

APRIL 2023

Edition 101

Parish Lenten Retreat, CCD Anniversary & Talent Nite, CCD Class Photos, Qurbana on Campus, Game Night, Youth Adult Lenten Retreat, Feast of St. Joseph, Lenten Donation Box, Honoring TJ Thomson

MARCH 2023

Edition 100

100th Edition – Appreciation to all who worked in making the 100 Editions, Youth Corner – DYLG, SMYM New Leadership & Food Drive, CCD – PTA Service Project, PTA Executive, Parish General Body, Dei Verbum Bible Quiz Award


Edition 99

Feast of St. Chavara & St. Neumann, Feast of St. Sebastian, Syro Speaker Series #4 with Archbishop Nelson Perez


Edition 98

Christmas Celebrations, Carol Singings by Family Units, CCD – Jesus’ Birthday Celebrations



Edition 97

Agape 2022, Picture Directory 2023 Project Launch, Birthday Celebration of dear Kuriakose Achan, SMCC Basketball Tournament, Feature – St. Thomas Family Unit, Youth Potluck Dinner, Mission Day with Mission Youth, SMCC Bible Show trip, SVDP Family Night.


Edition 96

Holy Rosary Procession, All Saints Day Parade, Ecumenical Choir Fest, Visit by Mar Joseph Srampickal, Remembering Souls in Purgatory, Feature – St. Teresa of Culcutta Family Unit, Youth Corner – Connect 2022, Syro Spreaker, Parish Little Flower Mission League Inauguration


Edition 95

Feast of our Lady of Good Health Vailankanni, First Day of CCD, Catholic Heritage Day Celebration by IACA, SMYM Onam Celebrations, Episcopal Installation of Bishop Mar. Joy Alappat, Feature – St. Sebastian Family Unit.


Edition 94

Parish Picnic, CCD Introduction, VBS-2022, Steubenville Conference, MAC 3.0, Zion 22, Feature – St. Neumann Family Unit.

August 2022

Edition 93

Feast of St. Thomas, Perunal Cultural Program – Amma Mazhavil, Syro-Malabar Inter-Church Volleyball Tournament, Feature – St. Mary Family Unit.

July 2022

Edition 92

Blessing of the Kodimaram & Perunnal Kodiyettam, CCD 12th Grade Graduation, College Graduate Recognition, Bible Spelling Bee Competition, Annual Church Cleanup, Feature – St. Jude Family Unit.

June 2022

Edition 91

Holy Communion & Confirmation, Syro Speaker Series, Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Feature – St. Joseph Family Unit, About Devasahayam’s Canonization.

May 2022

Edition 90

Holy Week 2022 Recap – Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter Egg Hunt, Puthunjayar & Divine Mercy Sunday Celebrations, Feature – St. George Family Unit, First Holy Communion

April 2022

Edition 89

Annual Parish Lenten Retreat, Youth Retreat, CCD Retreats (Middle School & High School), Feature – St. Chavara Family Unit, Marian Mothers Meet & Greet, St. Vincent DePaul Cloth Drive, Feast of St. Joseph

March 2022

Edition 88

Ash Monday, Pothuyogam, Marian Mothers Update, History of Puthen Pana, Feature – St. Anthony Family Unit, SMYM Updates

February 2022

Edition 87

Swearing-In Ceremony of Trustees & New Parish Council, COVID-19 Vaccination Drive, Feasts of St. Neumann, Chavara & Sebastian, Vincent DePaul Cloth Donation Drive

January 2022

Edition 86

Christmas Celebration, Carol Singing, New Parish Council Members, Parish Calendar, St. Josephs Family Units Home Project


December 2021

Edition 85

Family Night Recap, The call to Manhood, St. Josephs Family Unit Home Project, Achan’s Birthday Celebration, Kodimaram Ground Breaking

November 2021

Edition 84

Holy Rosary Procession, Feast Celebration of St. Jude & Bl. Kunjachan, Remembering all the Departed Souls, All Saints Parade

October 2021

Edition 83

Feast of Our Lady of Good Health Vailankanni, First Day of CCD, Feast Celebration of St. Teresa of Calcutta & St. Vincent de Paul

August 2021

Edition 81

Dukrana Thirunnal Recaps, CCD Updates, CCD Awards, Steubenville Conference, Feast of St. Alphonsa, VBS 2021

July 2021

Edition 80

Kodiyettam, Welcoming Fr. Joby for his first Mass at our Church, CCD Graduation, Annual Church clean up by Vincent DePaul Society, Youth Gathering, Dukrana

June 2021

Edition 79

Welcome to our new Vicar Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Kumbakeel, Ordination of Deacon Joby Joseph, Vidhyaarambham, Farewell to Vinod Achan, First Holy Communion

May 2021

Edition 78

Prayer Marathon, Virtual CCD – Virtues Many, Divine Sunday Celebrations, Japamala Prayer, First Holy Communion, Farewell to Vinod Achan

April 2021

Edition 77

Holy Week Celebrations

March 2021

Edition 76

Holy Week Prep, Inauguration of Verbum Domini, Forane Meet of Priests, Youth Adoration – Surrounded, CCD Prep for Lent, etc.

February 2021

Edition 75 (Platinum)

For Life Adoration, Cemetery Plan, Journey with the Saints, CCD Projects, Santhom Tidings 75th Edition Celebration, Verbum Domini Bible Reading Plans

January 2021

Edition 74

Christmas Celebrations, 27 Days of Giving, Forane Meeting, Vestition & Minor Orders of Joseph Stegar, Year of St. Joseph, Parish Calendar.


December 2020

Edition 73

First Holy Communion, Race for the Light, 27 Days of Giving, Christmas Info, Year of St. Joseph.

November 2020

Edition 72

First Holy Communion, Remembering the Departed Souls, Fratelli Tutti, etc.

October 2020

Edition 71

Feast of Vailankanni, Race for the Light, One Million Children Praying the Rosary Campaign, Persecuted & Forgotten, etc.

September 2020

Edition 70

Marian Consecration, Catholic Heritage Day – IACA, CCD Updates, etc

August 2020

Edition 69

August 15, CCD Updates, Marian Consecration, Restroom Updates

July 2020

Edition 68

Parish Feast, Marian Consecration

June 2020

Edition 67

Priestly Ordination of Rev. Fr. Melvin Paul, Bio of Rev. Fr. Thomas Pulickal

May 2020

Edition 66

Message from the Pope, Vanakkamaasam Daily Themes, Recap of the Holy Week Celebrations

March 2020

Edition 64

Pothuyogam Summary, Young Adults Lenten Retreat, SMCC Financial Seminar

February 2020

Edition 63

March for Life, Thanks to Rev. Fr. Jobin Alencherry

January 2020

Edition 62

Carol Singing, Marian Consecration, Exton Mission

Brief History

Santhom Tidings, our Parish Newsletter, was initially published on November 2014, and has celebrated its 100th Edition Celebration on March 2023. The main goal was to publish the newsletter timely and consistently and build a culture within our community to view it as a means of monthly communication.

Editorial Board

Chief Editor

Jose Thomas


Jose Maleckal

George Nadavayal

Janice Jaison

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