St. Mary's Knanaya Catholic Forane Church

324 Gloria Ave, San Jose, CA 95127, USA

About our Church

With the permission of San Jose Bishop Patrick J. McGrath, Mar Kuriakose Kunnachery and Mar Mathew Moolakkatt sent Fr. Dominic Joseph from Kottayam diocese to start a Knanaya Mission in San Jose. Fr. Dominic Joseph arrived at San Jose on July 1, 2000 as the director of the mission and serving the diocese of San Jose as Parochial Vicar at St. Frances Cabrini Church. Rev. Fr. John Chennakuzhiyil took charge as its mission director on September 27, 2008. Rev. Msgr. Jacob Vellian became the director on October 11, 2009. When he retired from ministry on May 1, 2010, Fr. Stany Edathiparambil was appointed as the mission director on July 1, 2010. This parish bought a church at 324 Gloria Ave, San Jose, CA 95127. His Excellency Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath consecrated this church on March 24, 2012 in the presence of His Excellney Bishop Mar Joseph Pandarasseril, the Auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Kottayam. Bishop Angadiath elevated the mission as a parish and appointed Rev. Fr. Stany Edathiparambil as its first pastor on the same day. Fr. Jose Illikunnumpurath was the second pastor from May 6, 2013. Fr. Pathrose Champakkara was the third pastor from October 18, 2014. Fr Mathew Meledath was the forth pastor from July 03, 2016. Fr Saji Pinarkayil is the current pastor from May 02, 2018.

San Jose St. Mary's Knanaya Catholic Parish was declared as a Forane Parish of the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago on February 18, 2015 by Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath. The official establishment of the forane was held on April 19, 2015 by Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath and inaugurated by Vicar General Msgr. Thomas Mulavanal on April 19, 2015 at St. Mary's Knanaya Catholic Church San Jose.

This parish bought a Rectory at 3450 East Hills Dr, San Jose CA 95127 under the leadership of Rev Fr Mathew Meledath. Solemn blessing of Parish rectory held on June 04 2017 by with his Excellency Bishop Mar Joseph Pandarasseril, the Auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Kottayam.

The parish has 187 Knanaya Catholic Families in Northern California.

St. Mary

San Jose Knanaya Catholic Forane Church

Parishes under San Jose Forane Church

Fr Saji Pinarkayil

San Jose Forane Vicar

Fr Saji Pinarkayil

Fr Siju Mudakodil

Los Angles Vicar

Fr Siju Mudakodil

Fr Abraham Kalarickal

Sacramento Vicar

Fr Abraham Kalarickal

Forane Church:

San Jose St. Mary's Knanaya Catholic Parish was declared as a Forane Parish of the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago on February 18, 2015 by Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath. The official establishment of the forane was held on April 19, 2015 by Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath and inaugurated by Vicar General Msgr. Thomas Mulavanal on April 19, 2015 at St. Mary's Knanaya Catholic Church San Jose.

CHURCHES & MISSIONS: Details

The following parishes come under this forane:

San Jose St. Mary's Knanaya Catholic Parish

Los Angeles Pope St. Pius X Knanaya Catholic Parish

Las Vegas, NV St. Stephen's Knanaya Catholic Mission

Sacramento, CA St. John Paul II Knanaya Catholic Mission

Our Priests

St. Mary's knanaya Catholic Church Priests

 
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Fr Dominic Madathilkalathil

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Fr John Chennakuzhy

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Fr Jacob Vellian

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Fr Stany Edathiparambil

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Fr Jose Illikunnumpurath

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Fr Pathrose Champakkara

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Fr Mathew Meledath

Ministries

Ministries under San Jose Forane Church

CCD - Every Sunday 9:30 AM

Faith Formation Schedule 2018-2019

September 16 Parents meeting, Students and Teachers’ Orientation, Faith Formation Inauguration
September 23 Faith Formation Class
September 30 Revelator – USA – A day of prayer and anointing for youth
October 7, 14, 21 Faith Formation Classes
October 28 Regional Forane Meeting
November 4 All Saint’s Day Activity; Safe Environment training of parents and children
November 11, 18 Faith Formation Classes
December 2 Faith Formation Class
December 9, 2018 Mid Term Exam, Gift Exchanges
Year 2019
January 13, 20, 27 Faith Formation Classes
February 3, 10, 17, 24 Faith Formation Classes
March 3, 10, 17, 27 Faith Formation Classes
March 31 Annual Church Retreat - TBD
April 7 Faith Formation Class
April 14 Palm Sunday
April 21 Easter
April 28 Faith Formation Class
May 5 Faith Formation Class
May 11 Holy Communion
May 19 Final Exam & Recognition and certificates
Contacts: Director of Religious Education Vins Pulickal (408) 836-5804
Vicar: Rev. Fr. Saji Pinarkayil (224) 659-6586
Dates may change as needed in discretion with Vicar, DRE or community need.

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Photo Gallery

Church Consecration Ceremony

Consecration Ceremony

of San Jose St.Mary's Knanaya Church

Parish Day

Parish Day

Our Parish Day Celebrations

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San Jose Church Thirunal

August 15 Swargarohana Thirunal

Video Gallery

Church Concecreation

San Jose, CA

Parish Day

Our first parish Day Celebrations

Bible Kalolsavam

Forona level Kalolsavam

Meet The Pastrol Council Team

We Are Here For You

Fr Saji Pinarkayil

Our Vicar

Fr Saji Pinarkayil

Johnson Purayampallil

Trustee

Joy Kunnasseril

Trustee

Binoy Chennathu

Trustee

Meet The Parish Committee members

Contact Us

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324 Gloria Ave, San Jose, CA 95127, USA

: sanjoseknanayachurch@gmail.com
 

Contact & Location

St. Mary's knanaya Catholic Forune Church


 

324 Gloria Ave, CA 94587
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