SyroMalabar Church

The SyroMalabar Church is one of the 22 Eastern Catholic Churches in full communion with Rome.

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


The feast of Pentecost is the annual celebration of the Holy Spirit descending on the apostles and the inauguration of the Church. God selected the Jewish feast of Pentecost, the agricultural feast of the weeks, to start the harvest of Jesus’s ministry by converting 3,000 people from all over the world to the church that already had 120 Christians gathered in Jerusalem. This feast also reminds us of the Old Testament covenant God made with Israel on Mount Sinai on the 50th day after the first historical Passover in Egypt. The coming of the Holy Spirit to dwell in the hearts of Christian believers confirmed the new covenant Jesus established at the last supper. When we received baptism and confirmation (chrismation) we have received the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We need to continue Jesus’ mission in this world with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Posted on Monday, May 25, 2020 - 12:07

Dn Melvin Mangalath Paul - Priestly Ordination

Dn Melvin Mangalath Paul is currently in his final stages of becoming a priest for the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Diocese of Chicago. Dn Melvin is from Baltimore, MD, son of Paul and Dolly Mangalath, and has a younger sister named Milana Paul. 

Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 22:58

Corona Virus Updates

Please see Bishop's circulars regarding guidelines related to spread of Covid-19 virus in United States.

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 08:27

SyroMalabar App - iOS and Android Versions

First-ever SyroMalabar Catholic Church app with Holy Qurbana text in English and Mayalayam.


Posted on Friday, January 31, 2020 - 09:45

Bishop's Appeal - 2020

Glory to God in the Highest! As we enter the new year 2020, let us glorify God by our love and good deeds. The world may fade, the stars may fall, the seasons may change, but the God who has been our help in ages past is our hope for years to come. In Him we have permanence, stability, joy unshakable, and life unending. Let the Lord be with you all.

Posted on Monday, January 20, 2020 - 16:15


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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



Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.


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Click here to contact St. Thomas SyroMalabar Diocese. Address: 372 South Prairie Ave, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126. Phone: +1-630-279-1383

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