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 :  He is God not of the dead, but of the living ( 27 October , 2019)

Different groups of people had discussions with Jesus on the issues of faith. Some, like Nicodemus and Samaritan woman, had good intentions during their questioning of Jesus and they got convinced by his answers. However, others like Pharisees and Sadducees, questioned Jesus to trap him. The interrogation of the Sadducees on the life after death benefitted the bystanders who could hear from Jesus some truths about the afterlife. Jesus revealed that life after death is different from the life in this world. Those who are chosen will be like angels in heaven. Let us look forward for such a sublime life and strive for that by making use of the resources and blessings God give us in this life.

Posted on Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 18:02

SUNDAY REFLECTION : Even the winds and the sea obey Him ( 20 October, 2019)

In today’s gospel reading, we have two miracles that are distinct from other miracles of Jesus. The calming of the wild storm at the Sea of Galilee was unusual because it showed Jesus’ authority over nature and how he could put down a natural disaster instantly with his command. The second miracle was an act of kindness in saving the lives of two men who did not seek his help and ended up destroying a big herd of swine. The people from the town of Gadara, instead of appreciating Jesus for what he did for the demoniacs, rejected him from entering their town. Let us welcome Jesus, the Lord of the universe, realizing that his coming in our midst would cause us some material loss, while gaining us eternal reward.

Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:04

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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