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 : Birth of John the Baptist ( 15 December, 2019)

The birth of John the Baptist was marking a new chapter in the salvation history. The neighbors and relatives who used to view Elizabeth as disgraceful, came to rejoice with her. Zechariah and Elizabeth did the circumcision of the child on the eighth day according to the Jewish tradition. Zechariah was relieved from his nine-month muteness when he obeyed the directive of Angel Gabriel by naming his child John. His initial reaction when he regained the speech was blessing God.

Posted on Monday, December 9, 2019 - 19:12

Reflection : FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE (12 December, 2019)


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 Monday, December 9, 2019 - 19:04

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

Diaconate Ordination of Br. Thomas Pulickal

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 15:24


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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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