Ward Groups(Koottaaimas)

Little Flower

 

St. Little Flower of Lisieux ward covers areas of Fairfax and Chantilly of Northern Virginia, and our church falls in this area. We have about 35 families and we meet once a month for prayer and community building which includes Bible study and shared food. We also celebrate other events like feast of St. Therese, Christmas etc. Most of our families are actively involved in the functioning of the church and have played key roles. We thank Almighty God for building us to be a strong community who live in faith.

St Aloysius

 

St Aloysius ward is located in the Ashburn/Leesburg region of Northers Virginia. Ward is made up of 35 families who are very rooted in their faith and active in the St Jude Syro Malabar Parish. We take inspiration from our ward patron St Aloysius’ humble nature and teachings of caring and serving others. Ward gathers together monthly for prayer meetings (now via zoom meeting) and various social events. We pride ourselves in having the best soccer team and a very festive Christmas gathering.

St Alphonsa

 

St Alphonsa Koottayma is made up of 22 families, strong in faith and our commitment to St.Jude Syro Malabar Church. Geographically we span across 2 states and 7+ cities; From MD to VA, covering major cities including Gainesville,  Bristow, Centreville, Woodbridge, Manassas, Clifton, Laplata, and more… Even though geographically we are far,  among families we are connected the most…

 

We take pride in our contributions to the formation of  St.Jude Syro Malabar Church and leadership from year 1 of our parish; from Church Procurement, Fund Raising, Land & Building, Cultural & Faith formation, Food & Hospitality, and all other church activities.  Bonded in monthly Koottayma meetings, where prayer and  social gatherings are of focus; we celebrate wedding anniversaries, birthdays, welcoming  new members and baby showers

 

We always ensure to celebrate the feast of our patron, St. Alphonsa the most sacred way and takes inspiration from the life  of our patron being the beacon of suffering and her love to the Lord

St Joseph’s

May St. Joseph always guard, protect and enlighten families.

 

Herndon Koottaima has about 25 St. Jude families from the cities of Herndon, Chantilly and Reston. St. Joseph, the patron saint of the Universal Church, unborn children, fathers, workers, travelers, immigrants, and a happy death, is the patron saint of this Koottaima. Many families choose Herndon as their home when they first come to Virginia. Eventually, most move to other areas as they settle down. Koottaima members gather every month for prayer meetings, to grow in faith while also building a strong relationship with the community. Birthdays or any special occasions are also celebrated during these gatherings.

 

The most important celebration of the ward is the feast of St. Joseph the worker on May 1st. Families prepare spiritually for nine days by praying novena to St Joseph. On the feast day, members of the community come together and actively participate in the Holy Qurbana in commemoration of St. Joseph, which is followed by an agape meal.

 

 

Feast days:
March 19: St Joseph’s Day – The Feast of Saint Joseph
May 1: The Feast of St. Joseph, the Worker

 

“Father show me how I fit into this plan of yours.”
-St. Joseph

St Sebastian

 

St.Sebastian ward is located in the Tysons Corner/Falls Church Area region of Northers Virginia. Ward is made up of approximately 20 families who are very rooted in their faith and active in the St Jude Syro Malabar Parish.

 

The ward is spread over a large geographial area and though not on a monthly schedule we have for prayer meetings (now via zoom meeting).