Syro Malabar Catholic Church of Cork, Ireland is a Catholic Community aim to live in the faith imparted by St.Thomas, the Apostle of Jesus. Our community is under the guidance and direction of the Apostolic Visitation for the Syro Malabar Catholic Faithful in Europe headed by Mar Stephen Chirappanath and under the jurisdiction of Diocese of Cork and Ross having its head as Bishop Fintan Gavin.
Syro Malabar Church in Cork prepares and launches a spiritual, biblical, social, cultural, catechetical, and liturgical renewal of the whole community. We arrange to teach catechism for the children & young adults and promote active participation in the liturgy. We encourage a strong catholic family and community life through which we proclaim the Gospel of the Lord. Our Liturgical services and catechetical formation based on the faith, traditions, customs, and rites of the Syro Malabar Catholic Church [An Eastern Catholic Major Archiepiscopal Church based in Kerala, India and is in full communion with Rome].
We are registered with The Charities Regulator, Ireland as SYRO- MALABAR CATHOLIC CHURCH OF CORK (20204848). The Community has more than 150 registered families spread out into 12 family units which are the basis for the familial faith formation. Diocese of Cork and Ross has appointed a Syro-Malabar priest as the full time chaplain to minister for the community in Syro- Malabar rite. Our church services and catechism classes are conducted in St. Joseph’s Church, SMA, Wilton. We have almost 180-200 children attend catechism classes and have more than 25 dedicated catechism teachers. Sacraments like, Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and Matrimony are provided in our community as per Syro-Malabar tradition. We have sacristans, altar server group and choir to assist with church services. Jesus Youth movement and Syro-Malabar Youth Movement (SMYM) are leading our youth in faith. We celebrate special feast days, parish day, catechism annual day and conduct two religious family retreats every year. We also celebrate the feast of St. Thomas on July 3rd as the Church Day (Sabhadinam) of Syro- Malabar Catholic Church.