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

Reflection: The Feast of St Joseph (Mar 19, 2018)

May 19th is the traditional feast day of St. Joseph, the Husband of Mary. May 1st was added as an additional feast of St. Joseph by Pope Pius XII in 1955. Pope Francis also promotes the devotion to St. Joseph. This saint is a model for us in many ways. Though selected as the foster father of Jesus, he had a hard life in this world. He took up the hardships of life as a humble servant of God for which he is rewarded in heaven. Like St. Joseph, let us be the servants and the presenters of the Word of God in our given situation.

Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 17:45

Sunday Reflection: Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. (Mar 18, 2018)

The Jewish listeners of Jesus were familiar with the sheep rearing of the time. They knew the difference in the relationship of a shepherd to his sheep in contrast to a hired person to the sheep he pastured. Jesus compared himself to a good shepherd who dedicated himself for his sheep and even risked his life to save them from the wolf attack. Jesus voluntarily sacrificed his life for us to save us from the evil one, respecting the wish of his heavenly Father. The fold Jesus saves would not be just Jews, but all humanity who would be open to his message.

Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 17:40

Bishop's Appeal - 2017

Dear Brothers, Sisters and loving Children in Jesus Christ,

Glory to God in the highest! Amen.

The summer has ended and falls is winding down with the thoughts of Thanks giving and hope of Christmas. As we prepare for these festive days in our life, let us thank the Lord for all His generous blessings in this year. Let the Lord be with you all through the year and let your thoughts and deeds glorify His name. I wish to thank you, for your kind support to the Diocese in the past years.

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 15:58

Diaconate Ordination: Br. Kevin Mundackal and Br. Rajeev Philip

Two of our seminarians who are currently studying Theology at Pontificio Collegio Internazionale Maria Mater Ecclesiae, Rome, Italy will be ordained as Deacons on the coming weekend.

Bro. Kevin Thomas Mundackal will be ordained on 22nd of April 2017, Saturday at St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Forane Church, Bronx, NY by Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath.

Bro. Rajeev Philip Vailiyaveettil will be ordained on 23rd of April 2017, Sunday at St. Joseph Syro Malabar Catholic Church, Tampa, FL by Auxiliary Bishop Mar Joy Alappatt.

Br. Kevin Mundackal Diaconate Ordination Video

Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 01:25

YOY: Newsletter February 2017-Malayalam

YOY: Newsletter February 2017-Malayalam

Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 11:01


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History of St. Thomas SyroMalabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago, established by His Holiness Pope John Paul II on March 13, 2001.


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SyroMalabar Church Liturgical Seasons and Mass Readings in English and Malayalam



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