Welcome to SYRO-MALABAR CATHOLIC MISSION, CHENNAI
"Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples" (Mathew 28, 19)
I pursuance of the Lord's exhorting the syro Malabar church pioneered in the proclamation of the gospel all over the world. The Chennai mission is one of the jewels in the crown of the church in this Endeavour. Established in 1983 and entrusted under the pastoral care of the irinjakakuda diocese, the Chennai mission has completed 25 years of glorious services for the syro Malabar community in Chennai and the society at large. Fulfilling the will of god. The Chennai mission has been in forefront of social and community services aimed at the overall development and upliftment of the downtrodden coupled with the spiritual and moral well being of its own faithful through its various activities.
The Chennai Syro-Malabar Mission was established in 1983 and it was entrusted to Mar James Pazhayattil, the Bishop of Irinjalakuda by the Syro-Malabar Bishop's Conference. This Mission is founded on the teaching of ll Vatican Council that every individual Sui Juris churches should maintain their cultural and ecclesial identity as well as the liturgical and spiritual patrimony. Therefore the first and important task of this mission is to look after the pastoral needs of the Syro-Malabar Catholics in Chennai.Rev. Fr. Jose Palatty was appointed as the first Chaplain by Most Rev. Dr. R. Arulappa, the then Archbishop of Madras-Mylapore on 14th December 1983. Eventually more priests and religious were deputed for the pastoral ministry in the mission, subject to the jurisdictional facility in the limits of the Archdiocese of Madras â€“ Mylapore and the diocese of Chingleput and Vellore. Now there are ten personal parishes and another 23 regular Sunday Mass Centers. >>