Karavaloor    St Benedict’s SMCC

catholic church

Vicar :Rev. Fr. Daniel   PLAVILAYIL

Ecl Dist : ANCHAL

Estd Year :1954

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Address :St. Benedict Malankara Syrian Catholic Church, Karavaloor P.O., Punalur, Kollam-691 318


Holy Mass timings                                          : Sunday          : 6.30 am

                                                                          Wednesday   : 6.45 am

Prayer service / Novena timings                      : Saturday        : 5.30 pm

Year of Establishment                                    : 1954

Landed properties – Area                               : 58 cents

Institutions in Parish Jurisdiction                    : Nil

Shrines / Grottos with Name of Saint            : St. George Shrine & Grotto


Names of Priests ordained from the Parish    : Rev. Fr. John Thazhayil

                                                                          Rev. Fr. Jacob Elampalloor

Name of Sisters from the Parish                     : Nil


History and Development


St.Benedict Malankara Syrian Catholic Church, Karavaloor in the Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum belongs to the Ecclesiastical district of Anchal. The First community of this Parish was formed in 1954. This Parish was established in 1954 and blessed by Late Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios. Rev.Fr Alexander Valiyaveetil Cor Episcopa was the First Vicar. A new church was built during the time of Rev.Fr.Wilson Charuvila and Blessed by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis in 2016.

Former Vicars

  1. Rt. Rev. Alexander Valiyaveettil Cor. Episcopo                               
  2. Rev. Fr. Joseph Thachett                               
  3. Rev. Fr. Oommen Ayyaneth
  4. Rev. Fr. Jacob Kizhakkedath  
  5. Rev. Fr. Thomas Vilayil 
  6. Rev. Fr. Joshua Kunnathettu 
  7. Rev. Fr. Joseph Kaippallil  
  8. Rev. Fr. Chacko Thadathil 
  9. Rev. Fr. Pious OIC  
  10. Rev. Fr. Daniel Ayyaneth 
  11. Rev. Fr. George Malancharuvil  
  12. Rev. Fr. Thomas  Panicker 
  13. Rev. Fr. Thomas Kottarathil  
  14. Rev. Fr. Abraham Joseph  
  15. Rev. Fr. Thomas Panicker (Kattanam)  
  16. Rev. Fr. Dominic Zacharia 
  17. Rev. Fr. Johnson Charivukalayil 
  18. Rev. Fr. John Kannamkara  
  19. Rev. Fr. C. C. John  
  20. Rev. Fr. Varghese Samuel 
  21. Rev. Fr. Thomas Malancharuvil 
  22. Rev. Fr. Thomas Thekkedath  
  23. Rev. Fr. Abraham Muruppel  
  24. Rev. Fr. Samuel Punnur  
  25. Rev. Fr. Wilson Charuvil 
  26. Rev. Dr. Joseph Stephen Olickal 
  27. Rev. Fr. Daniel Plavilayil

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