Parish

Kunnapuzha    St. Francis Xavier SMCC

catholic church

Vicar :Rev. Fr. Abraham (Soji)   Muruppel

Ecl Dist : THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

Estd Year :1935

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Address :St. Francis Xavier Malankara Syrian Catholic Church, Kunnapuzha, Aramada P.O., Trivandrum -695 032

Description

Holy Mass Timing                                           : Sunday          : 8.00 am

                                                                          Thursday       : 6.00 pm

                                                                          Other days    : 5.50 am

Prayer service / Novena timings                      : Thursday       : 7.00 pm

                                                                          Saturday        : 7.00 am

Year of Establishment                                    : 1935

Landed properties – Area                               : 112 cents

Institutions in Parish Jurisdiction                    : SH Convent

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

                                                                          St. Jude Shrine

Names of Priests ordained from the Parish    : Nil

Name of Sisters from the Parish                     : Nil

History and Development

St. Francis Xavier’s Malankara Syrian Catholic Church, Kunnapuzha in the Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum belongs to the Ecclesiastical district of Trivandrum.  The first community of this parish was formed in 1935 by the mission work of the Franciscan Brothers.   This Parish was established in 1939 by the Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios. The new church was built during the year 2008-2011.  It was blessed by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis on 5-3-2011. On 13th October 2016 the Presbytery was blessed by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis. It celebrated the Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee of Rev. Fr. P.T. George. The church was honoured by dedicating a Primary Relic of St. Francis Xavier on 3rd December 2015. Renovated by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis. 

Former Vicars

1935              Rev. Fr. John OIC                                         

1935- 1939 - Rev.Fr.  Koshy OIC                                      

1939- 1940 - Rev.Fr.  John OIC                                         

1940- 1941 - Rev.Fr.  Joshua OIC                                      

1941- 1949 - Rev.Fr.  Seraphion OIC                                 

1949- 1953 - Rev.Fr.  Philip C. Pantholil                            

1954- 1960 - Rev.Fr.  Daniel Ayyaneth                              

1961- 1969 - Rev.Fr.  E. S.John                                          

1970- 1978 - Rev.Fr.  Thomas Ezhiyath                             

1978- 1981 - Rev.Fr.  Ninan Tharakan                                

1982- 1986 - Rev.Fr.  Thomas Kuzhithottam CST             

1982- 1986 - Rev.Fr.  Chrisostom CST                               

1986- 1988 - Rev.Fr.  George Jacob                                                               

1988- 1989 - Rev.Fr.  John Kampara                                  

1990- 1993 - Rev.Fr.  Samuel Kattukallil (Mar Irenios)     

1994- 1996 - Rev.Fr.  John Padipurackal                            

1996- 1997 - Rev.Fr.  Mathew Karoor                                

1997- 2019 - Rev.Fr.  P. T. George                                     

2019-            Rev. Fr. Abraham Muruppel                          

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