The Knanaya Catholics living in the northern part of Chicago desired to buy a church facility in that area because a major part of the Knanaya people in Chicago are living in this area. The search for the second church facility in Chicago was realized by buying a Jewish Synagogue in Morton Grove on January 14, 2010 under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Abraham Mutholath. Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath, along with His Grace Mar Mathew Moolakkatt and Mar Joseph Pandarasseril consecrated this church and established it as a parish on July 18, 2010. This synagogue was then remodeled according to the Syro-Malabar tradition of the Catholic Church.
This is the second parish church established for Knanaya Catholics in Chicago. This church is part of Knanaya Region and Chicago Sacred Heart Forane under the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago. The parish serves around 750 families.
This parish established a Knanaya Catholic Cemetery within the Mary-Hill Cemetery in Niles.
Pastor / Vicar:
Rev. Fr. Siju Mudakkodil
Sr. Silverius S.V.M.
Rev. Fr. Lijo Kochuparambil