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 : Everything possible for those who believe (September 23, 2018)

Though Jesus had given power to the 12 apostles to cast out demons, nine of them failed in casting out demon from a boy while Jesus was transfigured on a high mountain in the presence of the apostles Peter, James, and John. When Jesus, along with the three came down, he healed the boy. When the nine asked Jesus why they could not do it, he explained that in such severe cases special preparation like prayer and fasting are needed. Faith is also demanded from the disciple and the recipient of the miracle. Let us ask God to increase our faith and help to supplement it from our part with prayer and fasting as Jesus taught us through his disciples.

Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 17:13

SUNDAY REFLECTION : Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds (September 9, 2018)

The parable of the weeds growing among the wheat gives a spiritual meaning for the existence of evil among the good in the world. The wheat represent God’s elect who are tormented or influenced by the godless. The ministers of Christ shall not judge or destroy the ungodly and have to be patient and tolerant until the end of the ages when Christ will come to separate the good and the bad. The evil will be destroyed. The good will be rewarded in the new heavens and new earth (Rev. 21:1) that would be free from every evil. We are called to be the spiritual wheat that provide nourishment to the world. Let us be nonjudgmental and help others to become God’s elect. Unlike weed and wheat, humans can transform from one to another before the end of life.

Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 17:22

Priestly Ordination of Deacon Kevin Mundackal

The Priestly Ordination of Deacon Kevin Mundackal begins on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2:30PM ET/ 7:30PM BST/ 4:30AM AEST (Sunday) at St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church in Somerset, New Jersey, USA.
Live video stream is available at

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 - 17:50

Diocese Bulletin - December 2017

Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 21:45

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


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