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Pattom    St. Mary’s Cathedral

catholic church

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Ecl Dist : THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

Estd Year :1962

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Address :St. Mary's Cathedral, Pattom P.O., Trivandrum -695 004

Description

Holy Mass Timing                                           :  Sunday         : 6.30 am, 10.30 am, 5.00 pm

                                                                           Other days   : 6.15 am, 4.00 pm

Prayer service / Novena timings                      : Wednesday   : 5.00 pm

                                                                          Thursday       : 5.30 pm

                                                                          Saturday        : 7.15 am

                                                                          Mon-Sat        : 6.30 pm (Tomb Chapel)       

Year of Establishment                                    : 1962

Landed properties – Area                               :

Institutions in Parish Jurisdiction                    : St. Mary’s LP School

                                                                          St. Mary’s HS School

                                                                          St. Mary’s TTI

                                                                          DM Convent, Kesavadasapuram

Shrines / Grottos with Name of Saint            : St. Mary’s Grotto

                                                                          St. George Shrine

                                                                          St. Jude Shrine

                                                                          St. Pope John Paul II Shrine

  Little flower Shrine

  Servant of God Mar Ivanios      Smritimandapam

Names of Priests ordained from the Parish    : Rev. Fr. Bernard OIC

                                                                          Rev. Fr. Thomas Thekkedath

                                                                          Rev. Fr. P.T.Thomas

                                                                          Rev. Fr. Isaac Karoor

                                                                          Rt. Rev. Thomas Kodinattukunnel Corepiscopo

                                                                          Rev. Fr. Mathew Karoor

                                                                          Rev. Fr. Daniel Vallyayyath

                                                                          Rev. Fr. Anu Jose Kunnil

Name of Sisters from the Parish                     : Rev. Sr. Angela SIC

                                                                          Rev. Sr. Julie Therese CSN

                                                                          Rev. Sr. Thresiamma John FCC

History and Development

St. Mary’s Cathedral at Pattom is the Cathedral Church of the Syro Malankara Major Archiepiscopal Church, Trivandrum. The foundation of the Cathedral was laid by Archbishop Mar Ivanios in 1950. The crypt for the burial of Metropolitans was constructed first and it took nearly 15 years to complete the church. The Cathedral has witnessed several important events. His Grace Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios was consecrated on January 29, 1953 in it. Archbishop Mar Ivanios died on July 15, 1953 and he now awaits the resurrection in the Tom of the Cathedral.

The Cathedral was designed by Mr. Robert Fernando and the construction was supervised by Rev. Fr. Seraphion OIC. The Fresco paintings inside the Cathedral were done by Miss Marie Berange, a French Artist and are modern, symbolic and are oriental in their concept and design.

The Cathedral was consecrated by his Grace Benedict Mar Gregorios on February 22, 1965 and was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Pope John Paul II blessed the Cathedral with his historic visit on February 8, 1986 and many other dignitaries visited the church. In 2005, Cathedral celebrated its Golden Jubilee.

Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios died on October 10, 1994 and laid rest for resurrection in the Tomb of the Cathedral. Moran Mor Cyril Baselios Catholicos Died on January 18, 2007 and laid rest for resurrection in the Tom of the Cathedral

Former Vicars

Vicar of Little Flower Church, Pattom     -1932 onwards

Rev. Fr. C. K. Mattom                                               

Rev. Fr. Mathew Thottumkara                                              

Rev. Fr. Mathai Chennath                                         

Rev. Fr. Mathew Pothanamoozhi (Later Bishop of Kothamangalam)          

Rev. Fr. P. K. Daniel                         

Rev. Fr. Joshua Kunnatheth                                      

Rev. Fr. Zacharias Changankari                                 

Rev. Fr. Joseph Myladi                                              

Rev. Fr. Thomas Nangachiveettil                              

Rev. Fr. Cheppattu Philipose Remban                                   

Rev. Fr. Antony Kelamparambil                                            

Rev. Fr. John Mathew Elanjieth                                            

Rev. Fr. Philip Thuruthiyil                                         

Rev. Fr. Mathew Ezhanikatt                          

Rt. Rev. Msgr. C. T. Kuruvila

Rev. Fr. Samuel Mannil         

Vicar of St. Mary’s Cathedral Pattom -1965 onwards

1965-1971 - Rev. Fr. Thomas Kumbukatt                         

1971-1983 - Rev. Fr. Daniel Kadakampallil                      

1983-1988 - Rev. Fr. Mathew Alummoottil                      

1988-1991 - Rev. Fr. Thomas Poovannal                           

1991-1996 - Rev. Fr. Joseph Konnath                               

1996-2006 - Rev. Fr. George Jacob                                               

2006-2006 - Rev. Fr. James Paravila                                  

2006-2013 - Rev. Fr. Geevarghese Nediyath                     

2013-2017 - Rev. Fr. James Paravila                                  

2017-           Rev. Dr. John Padipurackal                            

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