St. Jude Malankara Mission

 

 

St. Jude Malankara Catholic Church History

April 3rd, 2013 Fr. Kuriakose Mambrakatt from Los Angles visited Bay area  to  celebrate  the first Syro Malankara  Holy Qurbana? at Liji & Hanza Mathew?s house .  Present were, Liji & Hanza Mathew, Jiji Mathews, Moni & Sudha Mathew and the following children: Neha, Neethu & Manna.
May 3rd, 2013  Fr. Kuriakose Mambrakatt celebrated Holy Qurbana at Moni & Sudha Mathew?s house.
August 2nd ,2013 Fr. Kuriakose Mambrakatt celebrated Holy Qurbana at Ajit & Jiji Mathew?s house.
August 28th,2013 Welcome reception of the newly elected Cardinal Cleemis at St.Julie?s Church. His Eminence celebrated the Malankara Holy Qurbana along with Fr. Kuriakose Mambrakatt and Fr. Joseph, a visiting priest from Reno. Among the honorable guests were, the auxiliary Bishop San Jose Diocese, Most Rev. Thomas A. Daly, Vicar general Msgr. Francis Cilia and several priests from Bay area Catholic and Orthodox churches.  The celebration followed by a dinner reception and after dinner Cardinal Cleemis graciously stayed back to meet and bless each and every one personally.
Nov 15th,2013 Fr. Kuriakose Mambrakatt celebrated Holy Qurbana at Biju & Masha George?s house.
Dec 21st, 2013 Fr. Kuriakose Mambrakatt celebrated Chiristmas Service & Holy Qurbana at Sunny & Sally Kulangara?s house.
January 25th 2014 New year started with the Bay area Knanaya community graciously allowing us to celebrate the mass at the St. Mary?s Knanaya Catholic church, 310 Gloria Ave, San Jose. After mass we had a general gathering to select the current parish council members and decided to celebrate Holy Qurbana on third Saturday  of every month starting at 9:30 AM.
February 15 th, 2014 His Excellency the Most Rev. Thomas Mar Eusebius inaugurated the new Syro-Malankara Catholic Mission in San Jose, California. He appointed Fr.Kuriakose Mambrakatt as the pastor of St.Jude Malankara Catholic Mission and Priest in-charge. ?
May 17th, 2014 Regular once a month Holy Qurbana started at Holy Spirit Church on 1200 Redmond Avenue, San Jose, California 95120. Holy Spirit allowed us to use the church free of charge. Mass scheduled at 9:30 a.m on every 3rd Saturdays.
October 18th, 2014 St. Jude?s feast was celebrated with Novena & Holy Qurbana at the Holy Spirit Church. Several priests from other Malankara and syro Malabar churches attended the service.
June 20th, 2015  His Excellency the Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius entrusted the pastoral care of this mission to Rev. Biju Daniel Varughese.
July 19th, 2015 Regular weekly service started at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church at 219 Bean Ave, Los Gatos.
 

St. Jude Malankara Mission

On February 15, 2014, the Bishop of Malankara Catholic Exarchate in USA, officially inaugurated and appointedFr.Kuriakose Mambrakattas the pastor of St.Jude Malankara Catholic Missionand Priest in-charge.

How it started...

The seed for the Syro Malankara Community was planted on March 17th, 2013 with eight Bay area Malankara families gathering at Liji and Hanza Mathews house for a prayer meeting and recital of Rosary followed by a sumptuous dinner. Three weeks later, on April 3rd, 2013 Fr. Kuriakose Mambrakatt from Los Angles visited Bay area to celebrate the first Malayalam Syro Malankara Holy Qurbana again at Liji Mathews house with Ajit Mathewss and Moni Mathews families joining them. We celebrated the second Qurbana with Fr. Kuriakose on May 3rd 2013 evening at Moni Mathews house with eight other families joining for the service. Fr. Kuriakose has been coming from LA just to celebrate Holy Qurbana and we gathered again at Ajit Mathewss house on August 2nd ,2013 along with ten other families. A small working committee was formed for preparation to welcome His Beatitude Moron Mor Baselois Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos. On August 28th,2013 over 300 people including parishioners from local churches joined to welcome the newly elected Cardinal Cleemis at St.Julies Church. His Eminence celebrated the Malayalam Qurbana along with Fr. Kuriakose Mambrakatt and a visiting priest from Reno. Among the honorable guests were , the auxiliary Bishop San Jose Diocese Most Rev. Thomas A. Daly, Vicar general Msgr. Francis Cilia and several priests from Bay area Catholic and Orthodox churches. The celebration followed by a dinner reception and after dinner Cardinal Cleemis graciously stayed back to meet and bless each and everyone personally. The Holy Qurbana tradition continued with Fr. Kuriakose celebrated mass at Mathew Georges house on Nov 15th,2013 with twelve other families and Christmas mass on Dec 21st, 2013 at Mathew Kulangaras house with eight families. New year started with the Bay area Knanaya community graciously allowing us to celebrate the mass at the St. Marys Knanaya Catholic church, 310 Gloria Ave, San Jose on January 25th 2014. After mass we had a general gathering to select the current parish council members and decided to celebrate Holy Qurbana on third Saturday of every month starting at 9:30 AM.