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: Feast of Our Lady of Guadaupe (December 12, 2017)

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe is the greatest Marian Shrine in the world. It is based on the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary four times to St. Juan Diego and one time to his uncle Juan Bernardino from December 9 to 12, 1531. The handwoven mantle of Juan Diego on which the image of Our Lady was supernaturally imprinted as a proof for the local Bishop Zumarraga is still fresh and displayed in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico. This miraculous and unique image of the Blessed Mother has great communicative value because of its divine origin and symbolic meanings. This image attracted many throughout five centuries and made revolutionary spiritual and social changes in Mexico.

Posted on Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 00:00

Reflection: Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady

The feast of the Immaculate Conception that we celebrate on December 8th is based on the traditional belief and Catholic teaching that the Blessed Virgin Mary was born free from original sin. The faith in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin is supported by all the three pillars of the Catholic Church: Sacred Scripture, Apostolic Tradition, and Church Magisterium.

Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 07:59

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.


Liturgical Calendar

SyroMalabar Church Liturgical Seasons and Mass Readings in English and Malayalam



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