George Cardinal Alencherry, the Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church, to the Archbishops, Bishops, Priests, Men and Women Religious and Lay Faithful of the Syro- Malabar Church. May the Grace of the Lord be with you all!
By the grace of God, I, Mar jacob Angadiath, the Bishop of St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago, send this greeting and message to all the priests, men and women religious and beloved people of God living in the USA.
The month of May is traditionally associated with our Blessed Mother. It is even more significant this year, especially in the context of COVID -19 pandemic.
We are living in a difficult time because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given that the date of Easter cannot be transferred, and restrictions around
Your co-operation in implimenting the health -care directives is very much appreciated. During this period of Lent, we are seriously challenged by the Corona Virus - COVID19- to engage in ardent prayer and fasting.
The year 2020 is a holy year of commemoration of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara in the Syro-Malabar Church. After an active and saintly life, St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, an illustrious son of our Church, was called for his eternal rewards on 3 January 1871. We are entering the sesquicentennial (150th) year of this great event. This Jubilee Year is an occasion to commemorate this saintly life of St. Kuriakose Chavara, canonized by the Holy Catholic Church, to be inspired by his holy life and to seek the blessings of the Almighty through his intercession
Solemn Communion & Confirmation scheduled on Sunday, May 31, 2020
Main Celebrant: Mar Joy Alappat, Auxiliary Bishop, St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Diocese of Chicago.
The Priestly Ordination of Rev. Deacon THOMAS (Timmy) PULICKAL of Divine Mercy Parish, Edinburg, Texas will take place on SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2020 at Mar Thoma Sleeha Syro-Malabar Cathedral Church, Bellwood, Chicago, Illinois. Deacon Timmy is the very first person from this Parish and the fourth person from the Syro-Malabar Diocese of Chicago to be ordained Priest. Let us continue to pray for Deacon Timmy.
Marriage is an intimate community of life and love, established by the Creator and endowed by Him with its own proper laws. God, Himself, is the author of marriage. The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the Hand of the Creator. Marriage is not purely a human institution. The marriage covenant is a relationship between husband and wife, a permanent union of persons, capable of knowing and loving each other and God.
Marriage Preparation Course
May 22-24, 2020 at Mount Lebanon Campus,
1701 Texas Plume Rd, Cedar Hill, Texas – 75104
Fr. Joshy Elambasseril (248-794-4343, email@example.com)
Mr. Kurian Joseph (214-507-9892, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Upcoming Marriage Preparation courses under the Syro-Malabar Diocese of Chicago http://www.stthomasdiocese.org/marriage-preparation-course