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Syro Malabar Catholic Eparchy of St. Thomas of Chicago

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Population - Catholics  (as of 2014) 87,600
Rite  East Syrian Rite
Bishop  Jacob Angadiath
Auxiliary bishop  Joy Alappat
Parish  35
Parishes  35
Auxiliary Bishops  Joy Alappat
Country  United States of America
Established  13 March 2001
Denomination  Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
Cathedral  Mar Thoma Shleeha Syro-Malabar Catholic Cathedral
Ecclesiastical province  Eastern Catholic Eparchies Immediately Subject to the Holy See

The St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Chicago is an Eastern Catholic eparchy for Syro-Malabar Catholics in the United States. The eparchy, established in 2001, is one of the three eparchies of the Syro-Malabar Church outside India, and it has jurisdiction over Syro-Malabar Catholics in the entire US. It is based in Chicago, Illinois.



The first and current bishop of the eparchy is Mar Jacob Angadiath, appointed by Pope John Paul II in 2001. He is also the permanent Apostolic Visitator to Syro-Malabar Catholics in Canada.

Parishes and missions

The eparchy's cathedral can be found in Bellwood, Illinois. The Mar Thoma Shleeha Cathedral (Saint Thomas the Apostle Cathedral) is a parish with almost 1000 families and is seat to the bishop. Their cathedral was dedicated on July 5, 2008.

There are an estimated 87,600 Syro-Malabar Catholics following this rite in the United States. Some of the parishes and missions are dedicated to the pastoral care of faithful of the Knanaya Catholics, under the pastoral guidance of Knanaya priests. The eparchy includes 35 parishes and 43 missions. Congregations are located in the following states and provinces:

United States

  • Arizona
  • Holy Family Syro Malabar Catholic Church, Phoenix, AZ
  • California
  • St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Forane Catholic Church, Santa Ana, CA
  • Syro Malabar Mission, San Francisco, CA
  • St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Los Angeles, CA
  • Connecticut
  • Syro-Malabar Mission, Hartford, CT
  • Georgia
  • Saint Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Loganville, GA
  • Illinois
  • Mar Thoma Shleeha Syro-Malabar Catholic Cathedral (Bellwood, Illinois) (cathedral of the eparchy)
  • Florida
  • Our Lady of Health Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Miami, FL
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Boston, MA
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • St. Alphonsa SyroMalabar Catholic Mission, Minneapolis, MN
  • Nevada
  • Blessed Mother Teresa Syro Malabar Catholic Church, Las Vegas, NV
  • New Jersey
  • Saint Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Somerset, NJ
  • Saint George Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Paterson, NJ
  • St. Jude SyroMalabar Catholic Church, South Jersey, NJ
  • New York
  • St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Bronx, NY
  • St. Mary's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, West Hempstead, NY
  • Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Rockland, NY
  • North Carolina
  • Lourdes Matha Syro-Malabar Mission, Apex, NC
  • Ohio
  • St. Raphael Syro Malabar Catholic Mission, Cleveland, OH
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Philadelphia, PA
  • St. Joseph SyroMalabar Catholic Mission, Harrisburg-Hershey, PA
  • Tennessee
  • St Mother Theresa SyroMalabar Mission, Nashville, TN
  • Texas
  • St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Coppell, TX
  • St. Thomas the Apostle Syro-Malabar Forane Catholic Church, Garland, TX
  • Virginia
  • St. Alphonsa SyroMalabar Catholic Mission, Richmond, VA
  • Washington D.C.
  • Wisconsin
  • St Antony SyroMalabar Catholic Mission
  • References

    Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of St. Thomas of Chicago Wikipedia

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