St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Mission Denver celebrates the Syro Malabar Holy Qurbana on every Sunday at Annunciation Catholic Church, 3601 Humboldt Street, Denver, CO 80205. The mass is scheduled at 3.00 PM.
Followed by Qurbana, STSM Denver conducts the catechism classes to our children. Catechism classes aims to give our children a foundation in the Catholic Church's teachings by teaching the lessons from the catechetical textbooks, basic prayers, sacraments, scriptures and Syro-Malabar Church traditions. The faith formation classes are conducted under the valuable guidance of sisters from Missionaries of Charity in Denver and with other volunteers from our community.
Recently, Mission started with Syro-Malabar mass in English with the inception of nurturing the Syro-Malabar culture to the next generation. The English mass is offered on every 2nd Sunday of the month.
Child protection is of utmost priority of our mission and mission provides safe environment training for both students and parents. The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People is a comprehensive set of procedures established by the USCCB in June 2002 for addressing allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy. The Charter also includes guidelines for reconciliation, healing, accountability, and prevention of future acts of abuse and our mission is committed in following the directs from the Charter.
The Charter directs action in all the following matters:
- Creating a safe environment for children and young people;
- Healing and reconciliation of victims and survivors;
- Making prompt and effective response to allegations;
- Cooperating with civil authorities;
- Disciplining offenders;
- Providing for means of accountability for the future to ensure the problem continues to be effectively dealt with through the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection and the National Review Board.
The catechism students who have completed their Holy Communion are eligible to become an altar server for the Holy Qurbana to assist the priest. Currently have a group of students, both boys and girls, to assist the priest in reading various prayers and perform special rituals during the Qurbana.
Songs are an inevitable part of Syro Malabar Qurbana. STSM Mission have a strong choir group who takes part in all liturgical functions of the Mission throughout the year.
Ministry is a growing community in STSM Denver and working to bring up the youth within our mission as faithful and helping them to understand traditions of Syro Malabar church. The ministry meets every other week with lot of activities and prayers. This ministry is headed by Fr. Roy Joseph, SJ.
Every Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Annunciation Catholic Church
3601 Humboldt Street, Denver, CO 80205