Fr Paul Chalissery is from Archdiocese of Trichur in Kerala. He studied at St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor, Kottayam and was ordained as a priest on 27 December, 1999. He worked as a parish priest under Archdiocese of Trichur. He also worked as a Clinical Psychologist at Jubilee Mission Medical Hospital, Trichur and as a guest lecturer at St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor and Marymatha Major Seminary, Trichur. He started working for Diocese of Chicago on 22nd July 2012. In Februray 2014, he became the Eparchial Procurator of St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago.
Fr. Augustine Kizhakkedam, OCD.
Fr. Augustine Kizhakkedam, OCD is the Director of our Parish from October 2008.
“How good it is, how pleasant, where the people dwell as one” Ps. 133:1
This church of ours is a proof of how the dreams of a group of people united in Christ. Living together in faith inherited from Mother Church, get realized through prayer and hard work!
I am blessed to be a part of this vibrant community that prays hard, works hard, and be a witness to miracles. The enthusiasm, energy, and the commitments of the people of this community is not of this world, but rather, it is a Heaven sent, and I thank God for it!
Now that we have our own Church, our dream for the next generation is closer to reality. Many of us are here with our strong faith and Christ centered lifestyle because of the ecclesial, liturgical, cultural, and social heritage that we received from our parents. It is now our responsibility to proclaim our faith, live our tradition, and pass these Christian values and heritage on to the next generation.
I thank everyone who has helped to make this church a reality, and invite even more actively in our mission.
May God Bless us all.
Fr. Augustine Kizhakkedam OCD