Feb 22, 2019

EPARCHY OF PARASSALA

EPARCHY OF PARASSALA
Heavenly Patroness: St. Teresa of Kolkata (Mother Teresa)
Catholic Bishop’s House, 
Kudayal, Ayira P.O., Parassala, Kerala, India 695502
Tel: 0471-2205834
 
Short History
The Malankara Syrian Catholic Eparchy of Parassala is the fruit of the missionary commitment of the Malankara Catholic Church initiated by the Servant of God  Archbishop Mar Ivanios and ardently followed by Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios, Moran Mor Cyril Baselios Catholicos, Bishop Lawrence Mar Ephraem, Msgr. Joseph Kuzhinjalil, Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, Rt. Rev. Philip Ozhunnalloor Corepiscopo and by several Eparchial priests, the Franciscan Missionary Brothers, Bethany Fathers and Sisters, Daughters of Mary Sisters and hundreds of the lay missionaries. All these missionaries worked zealously among the non-Catholics and non-Christians and pioneered the mission of reunion and evangelization in this region. Many parishes and mission centres were started in different places. The Archdiocese of Trivandrum established the ecclesiastical district of Neyyattinkara in the region which was again divided into Parassala and Kattakada.
The Eparchy of Parassala is the eleventh Eparchy of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. As per the decision of the Holy Episcopal Synod of the Syro Malankara Catholic Church and with the approval of the Holy See, His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis, Major Archbishop Catholicos bifurcated the Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum and erected the Eparchy of Parassala on 5 August 2017. On the same day, His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius, the then Bishop of the St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro- Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the USA  and Canada was appointed as the first Bishop of Parassala. The territory of the Eparchy of Parassala consists of the three ecclesiastical districts of Neyyattinkara, Parassala and Kattakada. The inauguration of the Eparchy of Parassala and the Enthronement of His Excellency Mar Eusebius was held on 23 September, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Malankara Catholic Church, Balaramapuram. The ceremony was officiated by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis. Mother Prema, the Mother General of the Congregation of Missionaries of Charity of St. Teresa of Kolkata participated in the function and felicitated. 
There are around 33,000 Malankara Catholic faithful in 103 parishes and three Mission stations in the diocese. After the establishment of the diocese, two more ecclesiastical districts were formed, namely, Chembur and Balaramapuram making the total number districts five. The Eparchy  was formed with 27 incardinated Priests. In addition, there are 19 priests serving the diocese from other Malankara Catholic dioceses and 3 priests from the Order of the Imitation of Christ. The Daughters of Mary Congregation’s Nirmala Province has its headquarters within the diocese. Besides the Daughters of Mary Sisters, there are the Bethany Sisters, Snehagiri Sisters, SH Sisters, Sisters of Charity, St. Jeanne Antide Thourt and the Association of Missionaries of Unity rendering various services in the diocese. 
Bishop
His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius
Born : 06.06.1961 
Ordained Priest : 29.12.1986 
Announcement as the Bishop of the Exarchate
in the USA and Apostolic Visitator to Canada and Europe : 14.07.2010
Consecrated Bishop : 21.09.2010 
Installation : 03.10.2010
Announcement as the first Bishop of the Eparchy 
of St. Mary, Queen of Peace in the USA and Canada : 04.01.2016 
Installation : 23.03.2016 
Announcement as the first Bishop of Parassala : 05.08.2017 
Installation : 23.09.2017 
Feast of Heavenly Patron-St. Eusebius of Caesarea : 30 May
I. Proto-Syncellus
Rt. Rev. Msgr. Jose Konathuvila
II. Eparchial Curia
Vicar General & Procurator : Rt. Rev. Msgr. Jose Konathuvila
Chancellor : Very Rev. Fr. Hormis Puthenveettil
Minor Seminary Rector : Very Rev. Dr. Thomas Kulangara 
III. CollEge of Eparchial Consultors
Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius 
Rt. Rev. Msgr. Jose Konathuvila
Very Rev. Fr. Hormis Puthenveettil
Very Rev. Dr. Thomas Kulangara
Rev. Fr. Thomas Varghese Vattaparampil
Rev. Dr. Varghese Naduthala
Rev. Fr. Bijoy Ooralivila
IV. Finance Council
Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius
Rt. Rev. Msgr. Jose Konathuvila
Rev. Fr. Thomas Varghese Vattaparampil
Rev. Fr. Aloysius Thunduthattu Puthenveedu
Mr. Paulos Podiyan
V. Minor Seminary
Rector : Very Rev. Dr. Thomas Kulangara
Vice-Rector : Rev. Fr. Mathews Alummoottil
Spiritual Father : Rev. Dr. Varghese Naduthala
VI. Various Associations
1. Malankara Catholic Sunday School
Director : Rev. Fr. Santhosh Ennavila
2. Malankara Catholic Youth Movement (MCYM)
Director : Rev. Fr. Bijoy Ooralivila 
President : Mr. Shine Kudayal
Vice-President : Mr. Justin Ponneduthakuzhy
General Secretary : Ms. Angel Mary C.D.
Secretary : Mr. Liju Malayinkeezhu
Treasurer : Mr. Arun T.G.
3. Malankara Catholic Association (MCA)
Director : Very Rev. Fr. Hormis Puthenveettil
President : Mr. N. Dharmaraj (Parassala)
Vice-presidents : Mr. R.M. Sathyakumar (Neyyattinkara)
: Mrs. Jessy Jose (Balaramapuram)
General Secretary : Mr. C. Rajendran (Kattakada)
Secretaries : Mr. Sumanalal (Chemboor)
: Mrs. Jaya Thomas (Neyyattinkara)
Treasurer : Mr. Rajan Poozhanad (Chempoor)
Members : Mr. Ambi-Aluvila (Parassala)
: Mrs. Anila Kumary (Parassala)  
: Mr. N.G. Roy (Balaramapuram)  
: Mr. P. Paulos (Neyyattinkara)  
: Mr. Babu Chaikottukonam (Neyyattinkara)  
: Mr. P. James (Parassala)  
: Mr. Libin K. Karun (Chempoor)  
: Mrs. Stella Chanaikonam (Chempoor)  
: Mr. John Mannamkonam (Chempoor)  
: Mr. Jayan Dhanuvachapuram (Parassala)    
: Mr. Edwin Thiruvallam (Balaramapuram)  
: Mr. Jayachandran Poovachal (Kattakada)  
: Mr. Thankaraj - Kottamam (Parassala)  
: Mrs. Bency Kalliyal (Kattakada)  
: Mrs. Mercy Pottayil (Balaramapuram)  
: Mr. Biju Kandala (Kattakada)  
: Mr. Boserajan Thungampara (Kattakada)  
: Mr. Nino Alex (Neyyattinkara)                                                                                                   
4. Malankara Catholic Children’s League (MCCL)
Director : Rev. Fr. Benedict Varuvila 
5. Malankara Catholic Teachers’ Guild (MCTG)
Director : Rev. Fr. Sheen Thankalayam 
6. St. Vincent de-Paul Society 
Director : Very Rev. Fr. Antony  Plamparambil                                            
7. Kerala Catholic Students League (KCSL)
Director : Rev. Fr. Benedict Varuvila 
8. Legion of Mary and Suviseshasangam
Director : Rev. Fr. Varghese Vadakethuruthel 
9. Dalit Christian Movement (DCM)
Director : Rev. Fr. Thomas Varghese Vattaparampil
10. Mathrusangham
Director : Rev. Fr. Parayilkada Jose
11. Family Apostolate
Director : Rev. Fr. Issac Mavaravilakam 
12. Labour Movement
13. Social Service - Kshema Integrated Development Society (KIDS)
President : Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius
Vice President : Rt. Rev. Msgr. Jose Konathuvila 
Secretary cum Director : Rev. Fr. Sajan Puthenveedu 
Treasurer : Rev. Fr. Aloysius Thunduthattu Puthenveedu 
Members : Rev. Fr. Thomas Varghese Vattaparampil 
: Rev. Sr. Reena Jacob DM
: Mr. Velappan I.
VII. Institutions
1. Educational
A. College
1. Mother Theresa  Arts College
Nellikkadu, Kattakkada
B. Schools
i. Higher Secondary Schools
Unaided 
1. Nazareth Home School (ICSE and State Syllabus), Balaramapuram
2. Viswadeepthi English Medium School, Kattakkada
ii. High School 
Unaided 
1. Mar Baselios English Medium School, Kuttamala, Amboori
2. Mar Gregorios High School Pravachambalam
3. St. Joseph Public School, Chemboor
Aided  
St. Chrysostom H.S., Nellimoodu (Girls unit)
iii. Upper Primary Schools
Unaided 
St. Mary’s U.P.S., Vandannoor
Aided 
St. Mary’s, Venniyoor
iv. L.P. Schools
Unaided 
1. St. Antony’s Kuttichal
2. Girideepam, Panachamoodu
3. St. Thomas, Kanakkuzhy
4. St. George, Kodangavila
5. St. Mary’s, Pottayil
6. St. Mary’s, Venniyoor
Aided 
1. Balaramapuram
2. Cheriyakollakudayal
3. Kannamcode
4. Maruthathoor
5. Pamamcode
6. Pampukala
7. Valiyavila
8. Ponnumangalam
10.Vellayani
C. Nursery Schools 
1. Santhome Nursery School, Chaikottukonam
2. Nursery School, Thiruvallam
2. Educational Institutions run by others
A. Higher Secondary Schools 
1. Fr. Philip Jubilee Memorial Higher Secondary School, Nellikadu
(Run by Rt. Rev. Philip Ozhunnalloor Corepiscopo)
2. St. Chrysostom Girls Higher Secondary, Nellimoodu (Run by DM Sisters)
B. High Schools 
1. Holy Queen English Medium School, Neyyattinkara 
(Run by Rt. Rev. Philip Ozhunnalloor Corepiscopo)
2. Good Shepherd English Medium School, Malayinkizh 
(Run by DM Sisters)
3. Mar Ivanios Bethany High School, Kanjiramkulam 
(Run by Bethany Fathers)
C. Upper Primary Schools 
1. Carmala Matha U.P.S., Punnavoor
(Run by Rt. Rev. Philip Ozhunnalloor Corepiscopo)
2. Bethany U.P.S., Kulathamal (Run by Bethany Sisters)
3. Mar Ivanios U.P.S., Ambiliconam (Run by Bethany Sisters)
D. Nursery Schools 
1. Nursery School, Venniyoor (Run by DM Sisters)
3. Social
Bethlahem Boys’ Home, Kattakkada (Diocesan)
Unity House, Edanji (Missionries of Unity)
Udaya School for the Handicaped, Dhanuvachapuram (DM Sisters)
St. Alphonsa Balikabhavan, Nellimood (DM Sisters)
VIII. PRESBYTERAL COUNCIL
President : Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius
Secretary : Rev. Fr. Benedict Varuvila
Ex-Officio Members : Rt. Rev. Msgr. Jose Konathuvila
: Very Rev. Fr. Hormis Puthenveedu
: Very Rev. Dr. Varghese Naduthala
: Very Rev. Fr. Antony Plamparampil
: Very Rev. Fr. Samuel Puthenpurayil
: Very Rev. Fr. Thomas Pottapurayidam
: Very Rev. Fr. Justin Neelarathala
: Very Rev. Dr. Thomas Kulangara
Elected Members : Rev. Fr. Sebastian Kannamthanam
: Rev. Fr. Santhosh Ennavila
: Rev. Fr. Mathews Alummoottil
: Rev. Fr. Sheen Thankalayam
: Rev. Fr. Daniel Palakuzhy
: Rev. Fr. Aloysius Thunduthattu Puthenveedu
: Rev. Fr. John Punnara
: Rev. Fr. Bosco Chalarackal
: Rev. Fr. Adarsh Kumbalath
: Rev. Fr. Benedict Varuvila
Nominated Members : Rev. Fr. Varghese Kodithara 
: Rev. Fr. Thomas Eettikalayil
IX. Pastoral Council
President : Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius
Ex officio Priests : Rt. Rev. Msgr. Jose Konathuvila
: Very Rev. Fr. Hormis Puthenveettil
: Very Rev. Dr. Thomas Kulangara
: Very Rev. Dr. Varghese Naduthala
: Very Rev. Fr. Antony Plamparampil
: Very Rev. Fr. Thomas Pottapurayidam
: Very Rev. Fr. Samuel Puthenpurayil
: Very Rev. Fr. Justin Neelarathala
Nominated Priests : Rev. Fr. Thomas Koippurath
: Rev. Fr. Thomas Varghese Vattapparampil
Elected members : Mr. Shaji Malayil (Chemparathivila)
: Mr. Shiji Vincent (Kanjiramkulam)
: Mr. Arun M S (Chaikottukonam)
: Mrs. Bindu S (Russelpuram)
: Mr. Mohanan (Kanakkuzhy)
: Mrs. Godcy (Kandala)
: Mr. Anoop (Poovachal)
: Mr. John George (Kuttichal)
: Mrs. Pushpakumari (Ambilikonam)
: Mr. Aji (Dhanuvachapuram)
: Mr. Jiji (Kudayal)
: Mr. Lanesh (Panayammoola)
: Mr. Rajan (Neerazhikonam)
: Mr. M. P. Thomas (Amboori)
: Mr. Sarath (Chemboor)
: Mrs. Bindhu (Kadmpra)
: Mr. Rajendran (Eruthavoor)
: Mr. Nelson (Thiruvallam)
: Mrs. Jessy Jose (Pravachambalam)
: Mr. Arshan P. Albert (Venniyoor)
Nominated Members : Mr. Innocent (Charottukonam)
: Mr. Ambi (Aluvila)
: Mrs. Mini (Poozhikkunnu)
: Mr. Sunil Kumar (Aruvattukonam)
Ex Officio Members : Mr. Paulos (Ettukutty)
: Mr. Dharmaraj (Pinkukam)
: Mr. Shine (Kudayal)
: Mrs. Dolly (Pampukala)
: Mr. Vincent (Ambilikonam)
Nominated Religious : Rev. Fr. Thomas Prasanth OIC
: Rev. Mother Lydiya DM
: Rev. Sr. Mary Dominic DM
: Rev. Sr. Noble DM
: Rev. Sr. Michle SIC
: Rev. Sr. Tesitta AMU
: Rev. Sr. Teseena SH
: Rev. Sr. Dency SMS
 
X.  Name and ContactS of THE Priests OF THE EPARCHY
01. Konathuvila Rt. Rev. Msgr. Jose
Phone: 9495341099
02. Ozhunnalloor Rt. Rev. Philip Corepiscopo
Phone: 0471-2120320
03. Rev. Fr. Dharmaraj T.
Phone: 8075111739
04. Ennavila Rev. Fr. Robert  (Germany)
Phone: +49 17657721923
05. Ennavila Rev. Fr. Santhosh
Phone:  9495348884
06. Kodithara Rev. Fr. Varghese
Phone: 9447045127
07. Konathuvila Rev. Fr. Augustine
Phone: 9442851509
08. Chalarackal Rev. Fr. Bosco
Phone: 9496812897
09. Konathuvila Rev. Fr. Justin Lazer (USA)
Phone: 17752236102
10. Konathuvila Rev. Fr. Xavier
Phone: 8086929589
11. Kulangara Rev. Dr. Thomas
Phone: 9447461680
12. Mavaravilakam Rev. Fr. Issac
Phone: 9633133555
13. Mekarikathu Rev. Fr. Prabheesh [Italy]
Phone: + 39 3271983114
14. Naduthala Very Rev. Dr. Varghese
Phone: 9446593219 
15. Neelarathala Very Rev. Fr. Justin
Phone: 9497470684
16. Ooralivila Rev. Fr. Bijoy
Phone: 9995463686
17. Parayilkada Rev. Fr. Jose
Phone: 8547876627
18. Plamparampil Very Rev. Antony
Phone: 9447462209 
19. PottapurayIdam Very Rev. Fr. Thomas
Phone: 9645721889 
20. PuthenVeedu Rev. Fr. Sajan
Phone: 8848346837
21. PuthenVeettil Very Rev. Fr. Hormis
Phone: 9495419623 
22. Thankalayam Rev. Fr. Sheen
Phone: 8078986647 
23. ThunduthattuPuthenVeedu  Rev. Fr. Aloysius
Phone: 9496681417
24. Vadakkethuruthel Rev. Fr. Varghese
Phone: 7025656332 
25. Varuvila Rev. Fr. Benedict
Phone: 8547819725  
26. Valiyavila Rev. Fr. Bernard [Lebanon]
Phone: 9617910364 
27. VattaparamPil Rev. Fr. Thomas
Phone: 9443129859 
XIII. Priests serving from other Eparchies
01. Alummoottil Rev. Fr. Mathews
Phone: 9446188641
02. Eettikalayil Rev. Fr. Thomas
Phone: 9446171556 
03. Kaimalayil Rev. Fr. George
Phone: 9447576300 
04. Kannamthanam Rev. Fr. Sebastian
Phone: 9496153830 
05. Koipurath Rev. Fr. Thomas
Phone: 9447719591
06. Kumbalath Rev. Fr. Adarsh
Phone: 9446113725
07. Kunnil Rev. Fr. Anu Jose
Phone: 9446797829
08. Kuzhinapurath Very Rev. Fr. Thomas
Phone: 9447845747
09. MurupPel Very Rev. Fr. John
Phone: 9446174182
10. Nullikad Rev. Fr. Justin
Phone: 8277075005
11. Palakuzhy Rev. Fr. Daniel (Sheen)
Phone: 9497428660
12. Palanilkunnathil Rev. Fr. John Varghese
Phone: 9447211341 
13. Pulimoottil Rev Fr. Joseph
Phone: 9495377232
14. Punnara Rev. Fr. John
Phone: 9567391536
15. Puthenpurayil Rev. Fr. Samuel
Phone: 9446907063
16. Thannimoottil Rev. Fr. George
Phone: 8547836737
17. VilayilPuthenveedu Rev. Fr. Paul
Phone: 9605250513
18. Puthenkalam Rev. Fr. Joseph
Phone: 9544867858
19. Pottukulathil Rev. Fr. Mathew
Phone: 9061556213
XIV. Priests serving in the Eparchy from the Bethany Congregation
1. Rev. Fr. Thomas Prasanth OIC
Bethany  Ashram, Kanjiramkulam
2. Rev. Fr. Francis Kurien OIC
Bethany  Ashram, Kanjiramkulam.
3. Rev. Fr. Varghese Manu OIC
Bethany Ashram, Kanjiramkulam