Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Mavelikara
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Syro-Malankara
Population: 3088224
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 24599
 
Founded:
00:00.0
Diocesan Priests: 63
  Total area:
57532 Sqkms
Religious Priests: 10
 
Province:
Trivandrum-Malankara
Religious Sisters: 144
 
Region:
Kerala
Seminarians: 23
  Patron:
  Languages: Malayalam
  Civil States:

Chengannur Mavelikara Kadampanad Puthoor and Kollam

Contact Diocese of Mavelikara:
Amalagiri Catholic Bishop's House PunnamooduAlappuzra Dt Mavelikara - 690 101 KERALA
Telephone 1:
0479-23 44 081 23 44 085 / 23 44 083
Fax:
23 44 083
 
E-Mail Office:
mvekeparchy@gmailcom
Website:
 
Most Rev Joshuah Ignathios, Bishops of Mavelikara
Name:
Most Rev Joshuah Ignathios
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 0479-23 44 082
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Mavelikara
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Mavelikara
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
95
 
Hospitals:
5
   
Degree Colleges:
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
3
   
Technical Training Centres:
1
Minor Seminaries:
1
 
Special Schools:
1
   
High Schools:
11
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
16
Convents:
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
1
Formation Houses:
 
Social Centres:
1
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
7
       
Boarding Houses:
7
   
Upper Primary Schools:
6
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
22
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute: 3        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Mavelikara
 
The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is entering in to a new era with the erection of the new Eparchy of Mavelikara ?In consultation with the Holy See the Holy Episcopal Synod of the Malankara Catholic Church held in November took the decision to create the Eparchy of Mavelikara to carry out effective pastoral care for the faithful in the north-western part of the Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum ?The Holy Synod proposed Mavelikara the birth-place of Archbishop Mar Ivanios the founder and father of the Reunion Movement in the Malankara Church in Kerala as the See from which the new Eparchy can take its name ?His Beatitude Moran Mor Cyril Baselios Catholicos the Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church made the formal declaration of the new Eparchy on 1st January 2007 in the Metropolitan Church at Pattom Trivandrum in the presence of all the Metropolitans of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church ?His Excellency Joshua Mar Ignathios the then Auxiliary Bishop and Proto Syncellus of the Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum is appointed the Metropolitan of the new Eparchy of Mavelikara

The new Eparchy consists of the Mavelikara and Kollam ecclesiastical districts and parts of the Chengannur and Adoor ecclesiastical districts ?There are 25000 Catholic faithful distributed over the 94 parishes in the new Eparchy ?There are 52 diocesan priests in the Eparchy ?The patroness of the Eparchy is Mary Mother of God The Cathedral of the Eparchy is St Mary?s Church Punnamoodu Mavelikara

The inauguration of the new Eparchy and the installation of the Bishop took place on 16 February 2007 at the St Mary?s Cathedral Punnamoodu Mavelikara

Prelates of the Diocese of Mavelikara