The St. Thomas Syro-Malabar diocese of Chicago was established on July 1, 2001 and is the first Syro-Malabar diocese in a foreign country.
The Catholic Church is composed of two kinds of rites namely Oriental and Occidental (Eastern and Western). There are twenty-one oriental rites and the rest are Western. The Syro-Malabar Church is one of the Eastern Churches.
St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Los Angeles is one of the pioneering Churches of St.Thomas Syro-Malabar Diocese of Chicago. Kerala Catholic Association of Los Angeles was helping arrange liturgical services for the Catholic community in Los Angeles and Orange County prior to the establishment of our Diocese.
As we observe our Holy Week 2022 starting April 10th Sunday, more details regarding the schedules are accessible here.
With God’s grace, our first in-person retreat since Covid-19 restrictions started in 2020 April, streaming thru 4 different age appropriately sessions, led by Bishop Mar Thomas Tharayil.
Martin T Mani
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