SyroMalabar Church

The SyroMalabar Catholic Church is one of the 22 Eastern (Oriental) Catholic Churches in full communion with Rome, with 4.6 million believers.

Sunday Reflections

Sunday Reflections based on Syro-Malabar liturgy readings by Fr. Abaraham Mutholath.

Youth Apostolate

The national SyroMalabar Catholic youth organization of the St. Thomas Diocese of Chicago

SUNDAY REFLECTION : Jesus’ glory is revealed at Cana (26 November, 2020)

The first miracle of Jesus during the wedding at Cana was not to promote alcoholism but to manifest the glory of Jesus while helping the wedding host. Wine mixed with water was a necessity of the time to avoid sickness from the consumption of contaminated water. Mary, as a housewife, could understand the disgrace of the wedding host and she intervened rising to the occasion and not waiting for any appeal for help from the host. When Jesus helped the wedding host at the influence of his mother giving exception to his timing of salvific activity, Jesus also won the confidence of his disciples and the appreciation of the wedding guests who might have become the first communicators of his glory to the public.

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 15:44

Reflection : THE FEAST OF ST. SEBASTIAN (20 January, 2020)

St. Sebastian is a popular saint in Kerala because many churches are built in his name and many people are named after the saint. Formerly people invoked the patronage of this saint when plague was spreading out of control in Europe. Probably European missionaries have introduced the devotion to St. Sebastian in Kerala especially because of the plagues in the past in Kerala. The story of the heroic life of this saint for evangelization and his double martyrdom are worth reflection for our spiritual upliftment.

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 15:40

SUNDAY REFLECTION: The Lamb of God who takes away the sins (19 November, 2020)

John the Baptist introduced Jesus using the symbol of a lamb that has several biblical meanings. Instead of presenting Jesus as a deliverer like Moses, or as a victorious conqueror like David, he presented Jesus as “The Lamb of God” that would be slain to take away the sin of the world. This lamb who came from God existed before his incarnation in this world. The descent of the Holy Spirit and its permanent abode in him was the proof that he was the Messiah. This Jesus is the Son of God.

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 15:37

Saint Maria Thresia Chiramel

Pope Francis will declare Indian nun Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan a saint on October 13 at the Vatican City.

Mariam Thresia, the foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family (CHF), will be raised to the glory of the altar during a solemn Eucharistic Celebration in Rome's St Peter's Square on Sunday.

Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 15:30

Obituary: Rev Fr. Zacharias Thottuvelil

If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. (Romans 14:8)  

It is with deep sorrow that we inform you about the sad news of the sudden death of Rev. Fr. Zacharias Thottuvelil.

Posted on Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 14:33


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