Chronology: 2014 – 2020

Second Term of Fr. Abraham Mutholath until Church Closing because of COVID-19

2014 October 18
Fr. Abraham Mutholath took charge as pastor or vicar second term and Fr. Suni Padinjarekkara took charge as associate pastor of Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s parishes.

2014 November 13 – 16
Forty Hour Adoration. Eucharistic Procession on 16th by Bishop Mar Joy Alappatt.

2014 November 26
Beginning of weekly novena of St. Joseph on Wednesdays.

2014 December 24
Parish level Family Year Inauguration by Fr. Abraham Mutholath


2015

2015 January 4

New Parish executive took charge. Trustees: Thomas Neduvampuzha (Coordinator), Jimmy Mukalel, Philip Puthenpurayil, and George Pullorkunnel. PRO: Binoy Kizhakkanady, Secretary: Suja Ethithara.

Started blessing those who have birthdays and wedding anniversaries in each month on the first Sunday of the month.

2015 January 11
Vicar Fr. Abraham Mutholath inaugurated new parish website www.shkcparish.us

2015 January 18
Vicar Fr. Abraham Mutholath blessed electric offering light at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The shrine is sponsored by Mathai and Saly Aikkaraparambil and installed by Mathachan Chemmachel.

2015 February 8
Annual Pothuyogam of the parish.

2015 February 15
Blessing of nursing room.

2015 February 22
Fifth Annual Bible Quiz

2015 March 8
Installation of Electric candles at the statues of Sacred Heart and B.V. Mary inside the church.

2015 March 19 – 22
Annual Lenten Retreat by Fr. Jo Pacheril and music by Shaijan Vadakkan.

2015 March 21 – 22
Youth and children retreat by Anish Philip and team.

2015 March 22
Elevation of the parish as a Forane by Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath in the presence of Bishop Mar Joy Alappatt and Bishop Mar Lawrence Mukkuzhy. Fr. Abraham Mutholath is appointed as forane vicar.

2015 April 3
Good Friday Service by Mar Jacob Angadiath.

2015 April 6 – 14
Pilgrimage to Poland lead by Fr. Abraham Mutholath

2015 May 17
Feast Celebration of St. John Nepumceon. Main Celebrant: Archbishop Mar Mathew Moolakkatt.

Talk on Family by Mar Mathew Moolakkatt.

2015 April 19
Offering of families on Sundays started today as part of Year of Family Celebration.

2015 May 31
First Holy Communion and Chrismation in the parish church.

2015 June 4 – 7
Forty Hour Adoration.

2015 June 12 – 14
Main feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Main celebrant of June 12 was Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath. St. Stephen and Holy Family Koodarayogams were the sponsors.

2015 July 6
Holy Mass by Bishop of Balasore Mar Simon Kaippuram.

2015 July 19
Parish level essay competition on family organized by Knanaya Region.

2015 August 6 – 9
Pilgrimage to Guadalupe, Mexico by pilgrimage committee under the leadership of Fr. Abraham Mutholath.

2015 August 9
Holy Mass by Bishop of Miao Mar George Palliparambil.

Started YouTube uploading of homily and announcement of the parish.

2015 August 15
Holy Mass by Bishop of Kohima Mar James Thoppil. Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

2015 August 29
Syro-Malankara Holy Mass by Bishop of Poona Thomas Mar Antonio.

2015 September 3
Beginning of weekly novena of St. Jude on Thursdays as we enter the 10th year of our parish.

2015 September 4
Beginning of weekly novena of Sacred Heart on Fridays as we enter the 10th year of our parish.

2015 September 5
Parish Ninth Anniversary picnic at Salt Creek Park, Elmhurst.

2015 September 6
Parish Ninth Anniversary Thanksgiving Mass and inauguration of the parish tenth anniversary celebrations by vicar Fr. Abraham Mutholath.

2015 September 12
Chicago Forane Bible Fest held at St. Mary’s Church. Chief guests: Archbishop Mar Mathew Moolakkatt and Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath.

2015 September 13
Bishop of Punalur Most Rev. Dr. Selvister Ponnumuthan visited the parish and gave a message.

2015 September 15
Holy Mass by Mar Mathew Moolakkatt and installation of Eucharistic Ministers for three years.

2015 September 17
Bishop of Vijayapuram Most Rev. Dr. Sebastian Thekkethecheril visited the parish and gave a message.

2015 September 25
Death of Mr. M.C. Chacko Mutholath, father of our vicar Fr. Abraham Mutholath.

2015 October 1
Beginning of novena of St. Alphonsa on the first Mondays of every month.

2015 October 3
Memorial Mass by Bishop Mar Joy Alappatt for M.C. Chacko Mutholath, father of our Vicar Fr. Abraham Mutholath.

2015 October 16 -19
Pilgrimage to Guadalupe, Mexico lead by Fr. Abraham Mutholath.

2015 November 22
Blessing of new shrine of Black Madonna of Częstochowa by Fr. Abraham Mutholath.

2015 December 13
Conclusion of Family Year in the parish.

Farewell to Associate Pastor Fr. Suni Padinjarekkara and welcome to new associate pastor Fr. Jose Chirappurath.

2015 December 20
Inauguration of Year of Mercy in the Parish by Fr. Abraham Mutholath.


2016

2016 February 21
Bible Quiz Competition by Religious Education School.

2016 February 25 – 29
Pilgrimage to Guadalupe, Mexico lead by Fr. Abraham Muthoalth.

2016 February 28
Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath visited the First Communion students and offered Holy mass.

2016 March 10 – 13
Annual Lenten Retreat.

2016 March 12 – 13
Annual Lenten Retreat for children and youth.

2016 March 25
Good Friday Service by Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath.

2016 May 7
Fundraising Program performed by entertainment committee of the parish at Taft High School Auditorium.

2016 May 8 – 19
Pilgrimage to Rome and Marian Centers in France, Spain, and Portugal lead by Fr. Abraham Mutholath.

2016 May 15
Feast Celebration of St. John Nepumceon. Main Celebrant: Bishop Mar Joy Alappatt.

2016 May 22
Solemn Reception of Holy Communion at the parish church.

2016 May 26 -29
Forty Hour Adoration. Inauguration by Mar Joy Alappatt.

2016 June 3 -5
Main Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Bishop Joseph Mar Thomas hoisted the feast flag on Friday.
Raasa on June 5 by Bishop Mar Joy Alappatt.

2016 June 14
Holy Mass by Bishop of Kohima Mar James Thoppil.

2016 June 17
Start of Night Vigil by Fr. Babu Madathiparambil, vicar of Syro-Malankara Church in Chicago from 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. on every third Friday of the month.

2016 June 19
Farewell to Associate Pastor Fr. Jose Chirappurath who is going to Dallas as pastor.

2016 August 19 -21
Chicago Forane Youth Retreat by Kairos Team at Bishop Lane Retreat Center, Rockford.

2016 August 21
Fr. Boban Vattampuram took charge as associate pastor of Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s Knanaya Catholic parishes of Chicago.

2016 August 25 – 28
Parish retreat by Kairos Team at the church in preparation for the 10th anniversary of the parish.

2016 August 27 – 28
Parish retreat for children and youth by Kairos team at the church in preparation for the 10th anniversary of the parish.

2016 September 9
Inauguration of the 10th anniversary celebration of the parish by Archbishop Mar Mathew Moolakkatt.

2016 September 10
Second day of the 10th anniversary celebration of the parish. Twelve-hour adoration started by Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath.

2016 September 11
Final Day of the 10th anniversary celebration of the parish. Inauguration by Syro-Malabar Major Archbishop Mar George Cardinal Alancherry. Other dignitaries were: Archbishop Mar Mathew Moolakkatt, Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath, Bishop Mar Joy Alappatt, and Bishop Most Rev. Dr. Michael Mulhall (Canada). Priests from the Knanaya Region and other invited priests were also concelebrants.

2016 September 22
Holy Mass by Bishop of Miao Mar George Palliparambil.
Parish sponsored the construction of a Sacred Heart Church in the Diocese of Miao as part of our 10th anniversary celebrations.

2016 October 10 -21
Pilgrimage to Holy Land lead by Fr. Abraham Mutholath.

2016 November 13
Saints of Mercy Exhibition in the parish hall. Koodarayogams and pious associations of the parish exhibited audio-visual and graphic presentations of 12 selected saints.

Parish level inauguration of Chicago Social Ministry, the social service wing of the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago.

2016 December 17 – 18
Retreat for adults, youth, and children by Fr. Johnus Cherunilath V.C. and Kairos Team in preparation for Christmas.

2016 December 24
Parish level inauguration of the Year of the Youth.

2016 December 31
Installation of new trustees and other parish executive members. Trustees: Thomas Neduvampuzha (Coordinator), Zachariah Chelackal, Mathew Idiyalil, and Mathew Chemmalakuzhy. Secretary: Tonny Pullappally, Finance Officer: Sunny Mutholam, and PRO: Benoy Kizhakkanady


2017

2017 January 3
One-year action plan by all ministries and pious associations of the parish.

2017 January 7
First session of Bible course by Fr. Abraham Mutholath that is offered on every Saturday after Holy Mass.

2017 January 15
Blessing of Sacred Heart Church in the Diocese of Miao sponsored by Chicago Sacred Heart Knanaya Catholic Parish as souvenir of the tenth anniversary of the parish.

2017 February 26
Bible Quiz by Religious Education School.

2017 March 2 – 7
Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe under the leadership of Fr. Abraham Mutholath.

2017 March 16 – 19
Annual Lenten Retreat by Kairos Team.

2017 April 14
Good Friday Service by Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath

2017 May 27
First Holy Communion at 3:00 P.M.

2017 June 9 – 11
Main Feast of Sacred Heart

2017 June 9
Feast main celebrant: Mar Joseph Pandarasseril. Religious Education Festival

2017 June 15 – 18
Forty Hour Adoration. Mar Joy Alappatt started it on June 15.

2017 June 18
Adoration conclusion and Memorial Meeting of Mar Kuriakose Kunnacherry presided by Mar Jacob Angadiath.

2017 June 30 – July 2
Knanaya Region Family Conference at St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart Churches in Chicago

2017 July 14
Trip for Moses Show in Branson, Missouri.

2017 August 29
Holy Mass by Bishop Mar James Thoppil.

2017 September 10
Eleventh Anniversary celebrations of the parish.

2017 October 4
China tour from the parish started today.

2017 October 20-22
Knanaya Region Pre-marriage course at our church.

2017 October 29
All Saints Day Celebration by Religious Education School.

2017 December 3
Start of Adoration at 9:00 A.M. on Sundays.

2018

2018 January 2 – 5
Youth Winter Retreat at Bishop Lane Retreat Center, Rockford by Dr. Alex Gotay, Andrea Vasquez, Jenson Joseph, Kleen, and Fr. Abraham Mutholath.

2018 January 5 – 7
Middle School Winter Camp by Dr. Alex Gotay, Gina Sannasardo, Jenson Joseph, Sr. Joanne, and Fr. Abraham Mutholath.

2018 March 10
Middle School Outing to the Shrine of Christ’s Passion in Northwest Indiana.
On Saturday, March 10, 2018

2018 March 11
Bible Quiz by the parish.

2018 March 15 – 18
Annual Retreat led by Fr. Shaji Thumpachirayil, Bro. Dominic, and V.D. Raju.

2018 March 17 – 18
Children and Youth Annual Retreat by Johny Angadiath, Kevin Joseph.

2018 March 30
Good Friday Service by Mar Jacob Angadiath.

2018 April 7 – 8
Chicago Forane Cenacle Meet, A Prayerful Fasting Retreat and Leadership Training

2018 April 15
One Day Retreat for children and adults by Dr. Joseph Mario.

2018 April 17-30
Pilgrimage to Europe.

2018 May 26
First Holy Communion at 4:00 P.M.

2018 May 31- June 3
Forty Hour Adoration.

2018 June 8-10
Main Feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus.

2018 June 8
Religious Education Festival.

2018 July 17
Holy Mass by Bishop Mar James Thoppil.

2018 July 27
Holy Mass by Mar Mathew Moolakkatt and release of the website christianhomily.com by Fr. Abraham Mutholath.

2018 August 10 -11
Pilgrimage to Branson, Missouri for Samson Show.

2018 August 15
Balasore Bishop Mar Simon Kaippuram officiated feast of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

2018 August 26
Reopening of Religious Education School.

2018 September 9
Parish Day, 12th Anniversary of the parish, and Grandparents Day.

2018 September 30 – October 13
Pilgrimage to South Africa.

2018 October 23
Holy Mass by Bishop Mar George Palliparambil.

2018 October 27
Chicago Forane Fest at Sacred Heart Church. Mar Mathew Moolakkatt, Mar George Palliparambil, and Mar Jacob Angadiath took part in it.

2018 October 28
All Saints Day Celebration of Religious Education School

2018 November 2
Holy Mass by Mar Lawrence Mukkuzhy, Bishop of Belthangady.

2018 November 3
Bible Course by Fr. Abraham Mutholath on Saturday morning started.

2018 December 23
Parish Leadership Seminar.
Christmas Celebration of Religious Education School.

2018 December 30
Twelve-hour adoration. Conclusion by Mar Jacob Angadiath.

2019

2019 January 2 – 5
Chicago Forane Youth Ministry Winter Retreat at Bishop Lane Retreat Center, Rockford.

2019 February 10
Meeting of Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath with First Communion Students.

2019 February 24
Parish Bible Quiz.

2019 March 28 – 31
Annual Retreat by Fr. Mathew Assariparambil

2019 March 30 – 31
Annual Youth Retreat by Ainish Philip and Team, Anointing Fire Catholic Ministry.

2019 April 6
Trip of Shrine of Christ’s Passion, St. John, IN for Stations of the Cross.

2019 April 28 – May 10
Pilgrimage to Holy Land

2019 May 12
Mother’s Day Celebration.

2019 May 19
Senior Ministry seminar on Home Care, Palliative Care and Hospice Care by Willie Abraham.

2019 May 25
Solemn Reception of Holy Communion.

2019 June 14
Religious Education Festival

2019 June 14 – 16
Main Feast of the parish sponsored by 260 youth, including 27 couples.
Homily by Bishop Ronald Hicks, Auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

2019 June 20 – 24
Pilgrimage to Guadalupe.

2019 July 3
Qurbana by Mar James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima

2019 July 13
Rosary Procession and start of “33 days to Morning Glory do it Yourself Retreat” ending on August 15th.

2019 July 28
Religious Edu. Teachers’ appreciation lunch.

2019 August 9 – 10
Senior Ministry outing to Kentucky Noah’s Ark & Creation Museum

2019 September 2 – 12
Pilgrimage to Turkey and Greece.

2019 September 15
Parish Day and 13th anniversary of the parish.

2019 September 29
Dinner Cruise at Lake Michigan from Navy Pier by Senior Ministry

2019 October 4 – 6
Couple’s retreat by Bro. Prince Vithayathil and team.

2019 October 13 to 22
Pilgrimage to Holy Land.

2019 October 26
Inauguration of Knanaya (Knanayology) Foundation by Archbishop Mar Mathew Moolakkatt at Chaithanaya, Thellakom.

2019 October 27
Mar Mathew Moolakkatt laid foundation stone for the Impact Centre at Cherpunkal at the Mutholath Nagar.

2019 November 3
All Saints’ Day Celebration by Religious Education School.

2019 November 10
Seminar on Autism.

2019 November 24
Parish level Bible Quiz.

2019 December 8
Seminar on Power of Attorney for Health Care by Senior Ministry.

2019 December 13 – 15
Advent Retreat for adults and children by Fr. Alex Viruthikulangara and team.

2020

2020 January 2 – 5
Youth Ministry Retreat at Bishop Lane Retreat Center, Rockford.

2020 February 21 – 23
Divine Discipleship Retreat by Bro. Prince and team from UK.

2020 March 1
Bible Quiz

2020 March 13
Prayer day to end Coronavirus.

2020 March 16
Temporary lockdown of the church because of COVID-19 Pandemic.
Catechism via Google Classroom.

2020 March 22
Scheduled visit of Mar Joy Alappatt to First Communion students and offered English Qurbana.
Last issue of Parish Bulletin prior to COVID-19 Pandemic.
Holy Qurbana by livestream.

Contact
  • Pastor / Vicar: Rev. Fr. Thomas Mulavanal
  • 1-310-709-5111 | tmulavan@gmail.com
  • Trustee Coordinator: George Chakkalathottiyil
  • 773-746-2757
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