Chronology: 2010 – 2014


2010 – 2014

Growth of the parish under Fr. Abraham Mutholath



2010 July 31
Syro-Malankara Mass by Msgr. Thomas Kurisummoottil Vicar General of Malankara Forane in the Archeparchy of Kottayam.

2010 August 3
Reception to Cardinal Telesphore P. Toppo, the Archbishop of Ranchi along with Archbishop Mar Mathew Moolakatt and Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath at 7:00 P.M.

2010 August 6 – 8
First Solemn Feast of B.V. Mary at St. Mary’s Church. Archbishop Mar Mathew Moolakkatt, Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath, and Bishop Mar George Palliparambil were celebrants. Archbishop of Agra Most Rev. Dr. Albert D’Souza inaugurated the Kala Sandhya.
Feast sponsors: Saju Kannampally, Saji Poothruakkyil, Sunil Vettathukandathil, Jose Aikkaraparambil, Anil Mattathikunnel, Maneesh Kaimoolayi, Mathewkutty Poozhikunnel, Sini Nedumthuruthil, John Pattapathiyil, Jaya Kulangara, Della Nediyakalayil, and Saly Kizhakkekkuttu.

2010 August 7
Agape Store inauguration by Archbishop of Agra Most Rev. Dr. Albert D’Souza and blessing by Bishop of Miao Most Rev. Dr. George Palliparambil.

2010 September 4
First Holy Communion of 10 students and Chrismation of 11 students in the parish church officiated by Fr. Abraham Mutholath. This is the first such event in this church.

2010 September 30 – October 3
Retreat for adults and youth at Morton Grove. Preachers: Fr. Tom Kunnumpuram, Bro. Sunny Stephen, Aravnidaksha Menon.

2010 October 22 – 24
First Pre-marriage course at St. Mary’s Church.

2010 November 4
Started Legion of Mary at the church.

2010 November 20
Strategic Planning by leaders of both Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s churches at Holiday Inn in Skokie inaugurated by Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath.

2010 December 5
Holy Mass by Mar Joseph Pandarasseril at Morton Grove at 9:00 A.M. as part of Centenary Celebrations of the Archdiocese of Kottayam.

2010 December 26
Feast Celebration of St. Stephen at 10:00 A.M. sponsored by parishioners from Uzhavoor Forane. Main Celebrant: Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath.

Tenth Anniversary Inauguration of the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Diocese at the parish level by Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath in the hall after Holy Mass.
Meeting of First Communion Students and their parents with Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath after the inauguration meeting.


2011 February 19
Syro-Malankara Holy Mass by Bishop Thomas Mar Eusebius on the occasion of 68th anniversary of Late Bishop Dioscorose Mar Ottathaikal.

2011 February 26
Blessing of Adoration Chapel in the sacristy of St. Mary’s Church by Fr. Abraham Mutholath. The chapel is sponsored by prayer group of St. Mary’s Church.

2011 March 26
Seventh Religious Education Festival of Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s parishes at Maine East High School, Park Ridge. Theme: “God’s Call and Selection of Humanity.” Inauguration by Vicar General Msgr. George Madathilparambil.

2011 March 31 – April 3
Lenten Retreat by Nellikkutty Sion Retreat Center. Team: Fr. Thomas Kochukarott, Sr. Tessin, Sr. Margaret.

2011 April 15
Passion Play at the church by Wieczernik Theatrical Group of St. Hyacinth Basilica Parish.

2011 May 6
Fundraising Program “Kannasum Kadalasum Pinne Njangalum” at Copernicus Theater.

2011 May 15
First Holy Communion of 48 students and Chrismation of 44 students in the parish church officiated by Fr. Abraham Mutholath.

2011 June 10
Centenary Celebrations of Kottayam Diocese by Knanaya Region at Mary’s Knanaya Catholic Church Chicago. Holy Mass by Archbishop Mar Mathew Moolakkatt with Knanaya Region Priests. Angels’ Meet, honoring graduates from high school and eighth grade, and honoring couples who have 10th 25th and 50th wedding anniversaries.

2011 July 17
First Anniversary Celebrations of the parish.
Blessing of the Shrine of Blessed Mother Mary at the entrance of the church by Fr. Abraham Mutholath. Kulangara family sponsored the shrine.

2011 July 24
Presentation by Niles Maryhill Cemetery staff on the availability and purchase options of 1,400 graves for St. Mary’s Knanaya Catholic Parish.

2011 August 1
Started purchase of plots for Knanaya Catholic Cemetery at Maryhill Cemetery in Niles.

2011 August 5 -7
Main feast of the parish. Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath was the main celebrant on Friday.

2011 August 11 – 13
Summer camp for students.

2011 September 5
Tour to Wisconsin from St. Mary’s Church.

2011 September 17
Vocation Camp at the church.

2011 September 25
Apple Picking tour by men’s ministry of St. Mary’s Church.

2011 October 20
Starting of Two year Theology Course. The classes will be once a month.

2011 October 25
Reception to Major Archbishop Mar George Alancherry by both churches at St. Mary’s Knanaya Catholic Church and blessing of the remodeled front elevation of St. Mary’s Church. Major Archbishop and Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath offered Holy Mass after the blessing.

2011 October 27
Knanaya Region Priests meeting at St. Mary’s Church, Chicago.

2011 November 11
Beginning of Youth Theology Course for High School students in 12 sessions within nine months.

2011 November 12
First Night Vigil at St. Mary’s by Fr. Saji Pinarkayil. It will continue every second Friday of the month.

2011 November 27
Bible Quiz by prayer group at St. Mary’s for Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s parishioners.

2011 December 18
Family Day Celebration organized by Family Commission and ministries of the parish.

2011 December 27-31
Youth Ministry Retreat at Bishop Lane Retreat Center, Rockford. 120 youth from Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s Knanaya Catholic parishes participated in the retreat.


2012 January 1
New parish executive took charge.

2012 February 18
Syro-Malankara Holy Mass by Bishop Thomas Mar Eusebius at 6:30 P.M. at St. Mary’s in remembrance of Most Rev. Thomas Mar Dioscoros Ottathaickal.

2012 February 26
Bishop Angadiath met with Holy Communion students at St. Mary’s followed by English Mass for Religious Education Students at 11:45 A.M.

2012 March 1
Archbishop Mar Mathew Moolakkatt made clarification on Knanaya membership issue at a public meeting held at St. Mary’s Knanaya Catholic Church, Chicago.

2012 March 9
Passion Play at our church by prayer theatrical group, “Wieczernik” from St. Hyacinth Basilica.

2012 March 15 – 18
Annual Lenten Retreat by Fr. Joseph Uppani, Chittoor Retreat Center and Stephen Almathadathil.

2012 March 31
Eighth Religious Education festival by both churches at Maine East High School Auditorium. Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath was the chief guest. Theme: Evangelization.

2012 April 29
Fr. Abraham Mutholath started “Birthday Charity” at Mary’ Knanaya Catholic Church, Chicago by blessing those who have birthdays in each month. The offering given through Agape Movement are given for education aid in the Diocese of Kohima.

2012 May 15
Combined meeting of parish executives of Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s churches at parish rectory at Elmhurst.

2012 May 18
Starting of Youth Night Vigil on every third Friday of the month.

2012 May 27
First Holy Communion of 39 students and Chrismation of 23 students in the parish church officiated by Fr. Abraham Mutholath.

2012 June 18
Stated Malayalam Class for grades 1 to 4.

2012 June 24
His Excellency Dr. James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima, Nagaland offered Holy Mass and shared his missionary experience with parishioners.

2012 June 29 – July 8
Pilgrimage to Marian Centers in Europe by Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s Knanaya Parishes led by Fr. Abraham Mutholath and Fr. Saji Pinarkayil.

2012 July 1
New Volunteers took charge.

2012 July 15
Second anniversary celebrations of St. Mary’s Church.

2012 July 22
Blessing of Knanaya Catholic Cemetery Shrine at Maryhill Cemetery, Niles on Sunday, July 22nd at 11:45 A.M. by Vicar General Fr. Abraham Mutholath.

2012 August 1
Fr. Siju Mudakkodil took charge as associate pastor of Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s parishes.

2012 August 5
Second anniversary celebration of the parish along with Koodarayogam annivervsary.

2012 August 10 -12
Main feast of St. Mary’s Church. Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath was the main celebrant on August 10th. Bishop also blessed the new flag post installed in front of the church sponsored by the sponsors of the feast: Francis Kizhakkekuttu, Jose Pinarkyil, Raju Nediyakalayil, Jaibu Kulangara, James Thirunelliparambil, and Shaji Edat.

2012 August 15 – 15
Summer camp at St. Mary’s Church for Juniors.

2012 September 3
Tour to Starved Rocks, Utica, IL by Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s parishes.

2012 September 21
Knanaya Region Priests’ Council at St. Mary’s Church, Chicago at 2:00 P.M.
Knanaya Region Pastoral Council (priests and lay representatives from parishes and missions) at St. Mary’s church, Chicago from 6:30 P.M. to Saturday noon.

2012 October 9
Purchase of Rectory at Elmhurst

2012 October 11
Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath officiated the Holy Mass at the conclusion of the 10-day rosary devotion.

2012 October 12
Night Vigil at St. Mary’s led by Rev. Fr. George Panackal V.C. (Devine TV)

2012 October 13
One Day Retreat by Fr. George Panackal V.C. at St. Mary’s.

2012 October 14
Inauguration of Year of Faith in the parish by Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath.

2012 October 18 – 21
Pilgrimage to Guadallupe, Mexico from St. Mary’s Church organized by the Pilgrimage Committee of the parish. 46 people participated in the pilgrimage.

2012 December 24
End of Holy Rosary Year and beginning of Bible Reading Year.


2013 December 29
Bible Quiz for Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s parishes


2014 September 27
Episcopal Ordination of Mar Joy Alappatt at Mar Thoma Sleeha Cathedral.

Contact Information

  • Pastor / Vicar:
    Rev. Fr. Thomas Mulavanal

  • Parish Secretary:
    Sr. Silverius S.V.M.

  • Associate Pastor:
    Rev. Fr. Lijo Kochuparambil

  • Trustee Coordinator:
    Sabu Kattappuram

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