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: The Feast of St. Sebastian

St. Sebastian is a popular saint in Kerala because many churches are built in his name and many people are named after the saint. Formerly people invoked the patronage of this saint when plague was spreading out of control in Europe. Probably European missionaries have introduced the devotion to St. Sebastian in Kerala especially because of the plagues in the past in Kerala. The story of the heroic life of this saint for evangelization and his double martyrdom are worth reflection for our spiritual upliftment.

Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 15:35

Sunday Reflection: Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ (Jan 14, 2018)

In his magnificent prologue to his gospel, John the Evangelist presents Jesus as the preexistent and incarnate Word of God who in the fullness of time became a human like us. Like the God of the Old Testament “tabernacled” among his people, the Son of God also dwelt among us as Jesus of Nazareth. His glory was visible to the people. He disclosed God’ grace through his miracles of mercy and discoursed the truth about God. John the Baptist testified Jesus as one ranking ahead of him. The law given through Moses was perfected through the grace and truth manifested through Jesus. Only Jesus could show us the truth of heaven because he was coming from the Father and only he had seen the Father.

Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 23:04

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.


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SyroMalabar Church Liturgical Seasons and Mass Readings in English and Malayalam



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