St. Mary's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
A meeting of the elected representatives from the three Syro-Malabar Mission Centers of Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, presided over by His Excellency Mar Jacob Angadiath, on January 10, 2003, decided to work united to achieve the goal of a single parish. His Excellency agreed to provide a full-time priest and also to create a new parish for the Syro-Malabar communities in the dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Center. In fulfillment of these promises, on September 14, 2003, Rev. Dr. George Madathiparampil, Vicar General, announced the creation of the new parish. He also announced the appointment of Fr. Abraham Karott as the new vicar of the new Parish. It was decided to work as one parish with different centers for Mass on Sundays. Also it was decided to start CCD classes for the children. The new schedule went into effect from October 2003 onwards.
In a meeting of the members of the parish, under the leadership of Fr. Abraham Karott, on October 12, 2003, it was decided to name the parish St. Mary's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. The formal inauguration of the new parish, by Mar Jacob Angadiath, the Bishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago, took place on January 4, 2004, at St. Thomas the Apostle Chapel, West Hempstead.
|Vicar:||Fr. Ligory Philips|