Parish

Aruviyode    St. Rita’s SMCC

catholic church

Vicar :Rev. Fr. Daniel   Kulangara

Ecl Dist : THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

Estd Year :1962

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Address :St. Rita's Malankara Syrian Catholic Church, Aruviyode, Mannanthala P.O., Trivandrum-695015

Description

Holy Mass Timing                                           : Sunday          : 7.30 am

                                                                          Wednesday   : 5.30 pm

Prayer service / Novena timings                      : 2nd Saturday  : 6.00 pm

                                                                          Wednesday   : 7.00 pm               

Year of Establishment                                    : 1962

Landed properties – Area                               : 85 cents

Institutions in Parish Jurisdiction                    : Nil

Shrines / Grottos with Name of Saint            : St. Rita’s Shrine

                                                                          Infant Jesus & Mother Mary Shrine

Names of Priests ordained from the Parish    :

Name of Sisters from the Parish                     : Nil

History and Development

St. Rita’s Malankara Syrian Catholic Church, Aruviyode in the Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum belongs to the Ecclesiastical district of Trivandrum. The first community of this parish was formed in 1936.This Parish was established in 1962.  It was blessed by Late Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios in 1979. In 2012-13 it celebrated the Golden Jubilee. The church was renovated by Msgr. Varkky Attupurathu and blessed by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis. 

Former Vicars

1962- 1964 - Rt. Rev. Msgr. C. T. Kuruvila                                                           

1962- 1964 - Rev. Fr. Lawrence J. Thottam (Mar Ephrem)                        

1964- 1966 - Rev. Fr. Athanesious OIC                                                     

1964- 1966 - Rev. Fr. Ignatious OIC                                                          

1966- 1967 - Rev. Fr. John OIC                                                                 

1967- 1968 - Rev. Fr. Cyril (Mar Baselios )OIC                                         

1968- 1971 - Rev. Fr. Raphel Cherupuzhathottathil OIC                           

1971- 1977 - Rev. Fr. George Mootheril                                                     

1977- 1985 - Rev. Fr. Jacob Kizhakkedath                                                 

1985- 1995 - Rev. Fr. Thomas Panicker                                                      

1995- 2004 - Rev. Fr. Thomas Kulangara                                                   

2004- 2006 - Rev. Fr. John Padippurackal                                                  

2006- 2007 - Rev. Fr. Samuel Kattukallil (Mar Irenios)                             

2007           - Rev. Fr. Geevarghese Chediyath                                           

2007- 2010 - Rev. Fr. Thomas Poovannal                                                   

2010- 2011 - Rev. Fr. C. C. John                                                                

2011- 2015 - Rev. Fr. Varkey Attupurath                                                   

2015- 2018 - Rev. Fr. Raju Parukoor                                                          

2018-             Rev. Fr. Daniel Kulangara                                                     

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