March 5,2023

 1.    Next Sunday, March 12th, we have Holy Communion service in English at 10 am.

Gentle reminder that the day light saving starts next Sunday at 2 am. The clocks are turned one hour forward.

2.    Edavaka Mission Annual General body meeting notice

Dear all Edavaka mission members,

The Annual General Body meeting of The Canadian Mar thoma Church Toronto Edavaka Mission will be held on Sunday, March 12 2023 immediately after the Holy Communion Service at 159 Sandiford drive Stouffville , ON, L4A 0Y2 to transact the following agenda.

1)Present and approve Annual report for the year 2022.

2) Present and approve audited Annual account for the year 2022

3) Present and approve budget for the year 2023

4) AOB with the permission the Chair

Vicar Rev Roji Mathews Abraham will preside over this meeting.

All Edavaka Mission members are requested to attend this meeting prayerfully.

From Itty Thomas, Edavaka Mission Secretary


3.    Sunday school March retreat

The Canadian Mar thoma Church Sunday School is excited to invite all students from Nursery to Grade 12 to the annual March break retreat that is to be held at our church  on March 11, 2023, between 9:30 am to 4:00pm.

The theme for the retreat is "Walk the Talk" inspired from 1st  John 2:6 'Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did'.


The main speaker for the event will be Mr. Jason John.


Registration fee is $15 for early-bird registrants before Feb 26th and $20 for registrants before March 5th .


Registration is also open to families & friends who are not members of CMTC.


Please register using the google form which will be sent on our church WhatsApp group and in email today.


For more details, please contact your Sunday school teacher or retreat co-ordinators for any clarifications.


On behalf of Sunday School, Retreat co-ordinators: Ancy Roji Mathews, Soney Jacob,  & Sajo George.


4.    Weekly Prayer Meetings

1.    Fasting prayer meeting -online via Google meet on Wednesday,March 8th at 10:30 am.

2.    Edavaka Mission prayer meeting held online on Friday, March 10th  at 8 pm via Google meet. 

3.    Chain Prayer on Saturday - 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM.

5.    Seniors Fellowship Prayer meeting


CMTC  Seniors’ Fellowship meeting for March  will be held on Thursday ,March 9th 2023 10:30 am at our Church.Please attend the meeting prayerfully.

  Please inform Seniors Fellowship Secretary Mrs. Mariamma Edichandy @ 416- 454 -6077

if you are attending this meeting in order to make necessary  arrangements for lunch.

From  Mariamma Edichandy  Seniors Fellowship Secretary


6.      Yuvajana Sakhyam Meeting announcement.


A Yuvajana Sakhyam meeting will be held next Sunday, March 12th at our church immediately after the service. All Yuvajana Sakhyam members and new comers are welcome to attend this meeting. Food will be served to all attendees after the meeting.

From Bibin Mathew,Yuvajana Sakhyam Secretary.


7.    Regional Youth Conference

Dear youths,

We are excited to announce that the Regional Youth Conference is back for

the first time since COVID, and it will be held on May 20th -22nd during the

Victoria Day long weekend. This year, we will be cohosting alongside the

St. Mathew’s Mar Thoma Church. As always, the conference is open to participants aged 13 and above. Since the diocesan exam is happening during the same weekend, students aged 13 and above will have the choice EITHER to participate in the conference OR to take part in the diocesan exam. Registration will open in the coming weeks, so please stay

tuned for further announcements.

From Amala Regi Alex & Jacob Philip, Regional Youth Conference Co-convenors


8.    The youth fellowship  is hosting a bake sale in the foyer this week and the next week. We request you all to participate in the bake sale and extend your support.

From Everest Thomas, Youth Fellowship Secretary.


9.    Latest copy of Mar Thoma messenger is available for pick up.  Please contact Kochumon Madackal or Benny V Joseph for your copy.



1.        The Canadian Mar Thoma Church - Toronto deeply condoles the demise of Mr. P. C. OOMMEN, Puthenpurackal Poonethu (91 yrs), father of Mr. Jacob Oommen [Regi] (#78 Ridge Gate Cres., East Gwillimbury, Mount Albert, ON, L0G 1M0 , Area-4 prayer Group) who passed away at Venmony in Kerala on March 03rd, 2023).

The dearly departed was a member of the Sehion MTC, Venmony.

Funeral arrangements are yet to be decided.

Let us uphold Regi, Jessy, Talia, Tanisha and Matthew in fervent prayers for peace and consolation in bereavement.

2.         The Canadian Mar Thoma Church - Toronto deeply condoles the demise of Mr. K. V. KURIEN (81 yrs), Retd.Head Postmaster, Karuchera Thekkemoolayilfather of Mrs. Jiji Rajan (#87 Taylor Wood Ave., Bolton, ON L7E1J6, Canada - Area 6 prayer group) who passed away in Kerala today (March 05, 2023).

  The dearly departed was a member of the St Johns Orthodox Valiyapalli, Vakathanam, Kottayam.

Let us uphold Rajan, Jiji, Hagin, Stephanie and Haris in fervent prayers for peace and consolation in bereavement.


11.Today we observed as Diocesan Sunday. As part of the pulpit exchange, Rev.Sunil Chacko, Vicar of St.Mathew’s MTC visited our parish and celebrated Holy Communion service. Roji Achen is deputed to the St.Mathew’s MTC.

We have a special collection for Diocesan Sunday and  we request your generous offertory and donations. The expected amount from our parish as Diocesan Sunday Collection is $6740.