St Marys 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 is the current pastor from July 03, 2016.

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.

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 Mathew Meledath

San Jose Vicar

Fr Mathew

Fr Siju Mudakodil

Los Angles Vicar

Fr Siju Mudakodil

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 Marys 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

Ministries

Ministries under San Jose Forane Church

CCD - Every Sunday 9:30 AM

CCD Schedule 2016-2017

August: 28th (Parents meeting, student orientation, and registration)
September: 11th, 18th (Kids Club or CCD), and 25th (safe environment training for children and parents)
October: 2nd, 9th, 16th (Kids Club or CCD), 23th (altar servers training), and 30th
November: 6th (grandparents day), 13th (Kids Club or CCD, Knanaya history training)
and 20th (Thanksgiving special activity/charity)
December: 4th, 11th (Kids Club or CCD), and 18th(Christmas wreath decoration and gift exchange)
January: 8th, 15th (midterm exam) and 22th (Kids Club or CCD, Knanaya history training), and 29th
February: 5st, 12th, 19th (Kids Club or CCD), and 26th(Bible Quiz)
March: 5st, 12th, 19th, 26nd (Kids Club or CCD
April: 2nd, 9th ,23rd (Kids Club or CCD), and 30th
May: 7th, 14th, 21st (Final Exams), and 28th (Recognition and certificates)
Days to Remember:
August 28th: CCD parents meeting after mass
September 4th: First day of CCD (9:30 A.M.)
September 25th: Safe Environment training for Children (4th grade and up)and for parents after mass.
October 23rd: Alter servers training and hot dog day
November 13th :Knanaya history training
November 20th :Thanksgiving special activity/charity
December 18: Christmas Gift exchange/wreath decoration
January 15th :Midterm Exam and Pizza Sunday
January 22nd : Knanaya History training, PTA meeting for annual day planning
February 26th : Bible Quiz and Sandwich Sunday
March 18th: One day tour/picnic
April 23th: Project displays and Ice cream Social
May 21st : Final Exams and Pizza Sunday

Photos & Video Gallery

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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 Mathew Meledath

Our Vicar

Fr Meledath

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 Marys knanaya Catholic Forune Church


 

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324 Gloria Ave, CA 94587
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