St.Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church Philadelphia

The St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a parish of the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago.

History

The story of the Syro Malabar community in Philadelphia started in 1983 when the Indian Catholic Mission was established with John Edappilly was the first Spiritual Director of the Mission. From there on, Holy Mass was started on a regular basis. Pious associations like Children's League and Youth League were formed. A warm reception was given to John Cardinal Krol on December 23, 1984.

On May 2, 1988 the Archdiocese of Philadelphia established three separate Missions for three rites of Indian Catholics. John Pullokaran succeeded Edappilly. On September 29, 1992, Paul Pottackal took charge of the Mission. In 1995, Walter Thelappilly became the Spiritual Director, followed by John Tharayil and Johnson Paliakara. In the beginning of 2002, Kuriakose Cheeran was appointed as Spiritual Director and continued until February 15, 2003 when Jacob Christy took charge as the Mission Director. This was the first appointment of a priest from the Diocese of Chicago by Mar Jacob Angadiath.

Location

St. Thomas Syro Malabar Church Philadelphia is located on 608 Welsh Rd. Philadelphia, PA

News

St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church Philadelphia will be hosting a stage show featuring popular actors such as Kalabhavan Mani and Undapakru on May 31, 2008. Call 215-464-4008 if you are interested.

External links

* [http://www.syromalabarphila.org// St.Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church Philadelphia]
* [http://www.stthomasdiocese.org/ St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago — The St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago is the twenty fifth Syro Malabar Catholic diocese. The Holy Father Pope John Paul II erected the Syro Malabar Diocese of Chicago with jurisdiction over the entire United States in 2001. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Syro Malabar Catholic Congress — The Syro Malabar Catholic Congress (SMCC) is the lay association in the Saint Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago. It is operating under the Constitution and Bylaws canonically approved by Mar Jacob Angadiath, the Patron. Mar Varkey… …   Wikipedia

  • Melkite Greek Catholic Church — The coat of arms of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. Founder Apostles Peter and Paul Independence Apostolic Era Recogn …   Wikipedia

  • St. Thomas' Church — See also St. Thomas Anglican Church (disambiguation) or St. Thomas Episcopal Church (disambiguation) St. Thomas Church, St. Thomas Chapel, or variations may refer to: in China St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Hong Kong in England Cathedral Church… …   Wikipedia

  • List of churches in Philadelphia — This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. Gloria Dei Church. The churches of Philadelphia are numerous and diverse. Founded by William Penn to celebrate religious freedom …   Wikipedia

  • List of the Catholic bishops of the United States — The following is the List of the Catholic bishops of the United States. The Roman Catholic Church in the United States, informally known as the American Catholic Church, comprises 195 dioceses led by residential bishops. Auxiliary bishops serve… …   Wikipedia

  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago — Archdiocese of Chicago Archidioecesis Chicagiensis Location …   Wikipedia

  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit — Archdiocese of Detroit Archidioecesis Detroitensis Location …   Wikipedia

  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia — Archdiocese of Philadelphia Archidioecesis Philadelphiensis Location …   Wikipedia

  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York — Archdiocese of New York Archidioecesis Neo Eboracensis The coat of arms of the Archdiocese of New York …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.