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Our Mission

St. Mary's Knanaya Catholic Parish of Chicago commits to serve the pastoral needs of the Knanaya Catholics in the state of Illinois, having domicile on the Northside of the Expressway 90 and those having domicile in the state of Wisconsin, in communion with the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago and the Archeparchy of Kottayam, especially by providing liturgical services in the Syro-Malabar and Syro-Malankara Rites, offering Religious Education and spiritual formation, organizing pious associations, Ministries for all ages, koodara yogams, promoting Knanaya traditions, and developing a spirit of Christian love.

Brief History

The Knanaya Catholics living in the northern part of Chicago desired to buy a church facility in that area because a major part of the Knanaya people in Chicago are living in this area. The search for the second church facility in Chicago was realized by buying a Jewsih Synagogue in Morton Grove on January 14, 2010. Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath, along with His Grace Mar Mathew Moolakkatt and Mar Joseph Pandarasseril consecrated this church and established it as a parish on July 18, 2010. This synagogue was then remodeled according to the Syro-Malabar tradition of the Catholic Church.

This is the second parish church established for Knanaya Catholics in Chicago. This church is part of Knanaya Region and Chicago Sacred Heart Forane under the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago. This parish serves around 750 families.

This parish established a Knanaya Catholic Cemetery adjacent to Mary Hill Cemetery in Niles.

Contact Information

Pastor / Vicar: Rev. Fr. Thomas Mulavanal
7800 W. Lyons St., Morton Grove, IL 60053.
Residence at : 541 N. Willow Rd., Elmhurst, IL 60126.
1-310-709-5111 | mulavan@hotmail.com

Associate Pastor: Fr. Boby (Boban) Vattampuram
Residence at : 541 N. Willow Rd., Elmhurst, IL 60126.

Parish Secretary: Sr. Xavier S.V.M.

Trustee Coordinator: Titto Kandarappallil

Pastoral Services


Holy Mass Monday through Thursday at 7:00 P.M.
Fridays at 7:00 P.M. except at 6:00 P.M. during summer.
Saturday Holy Mass is at 10:00 A.M.

Sunday Mass at 7:45 A.M., 10:00 A.M. and 5:30 P.M.
Second Mass at 11:45 A.M. in English on Religious Education Class days. English Mass at 12:30 P.M. during summer


St. Anthony on every Tuesday after 7:00 P.M. Holy Mass
St. Jude on every Thursdays after 7:00 P.M. Holy Mass
St. Michael first Friday of every month after 7:00 P.M. Holy Mass
Our Lady of Perpetual Help on every Saturday after 10:00 A.M. Holy Mass


Every First Friday of the month after 7:00 P.M. Mass
Night Vigil every second Friday after 7:00 P.M. or 6:00 P.M. Mass

KOODARA YOGAMS (Ward Meetings at houses) - 11


Class will be from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
DRE: Saji Poorthukayil 847-293-9409
Number of Students: 530
Youth and Adult Teachers 80

Men Ministry,
Women Ministry,
Youth Ministry,
St. Vincent de Paul Society,
Legion of Mary,
Prayer Group,
Darsana Samooham.
Angels Prayer Group for kids

MAIN FEAST: Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on weekend of August 15.

Annual Retreat
Parish Day
Parish Weekly Bulletin.