Parish History

The desire of Syro Malabar Catholics in and around Munireddypalya, Mannorayannapalya, Kavalbyrasandra, Ganganagar, Chamundinagar etc. to have a place of worship in their own rite and language for effective and full participation in the liturgical services was translated into a movement when the Claretian Fathers gave the moral and spiritual support during early 1989.

Subsequently, the first ever Holy Qurbana in Syro Malabar rite was celebrated on the Christmas day of 1989 by Rev. Fr. George Nedumpalakunnel at Ayyappa School ground, Munireddypalya in which about 400 people participated. Thereafter, regular Sunday Masses were celebrated in the Holy Ghost Prayer Hall, Manorayanapalya now known as Munieswara Layout. Soon, a society by name 'Blessed Alphonsa Charitable Society' was registered in 1991.

With the assistance received from the Claretian Congregation, a land measuring 8000 Sq. Ft. was purchased in 1991 at Sultanpalya. A small but beautiful church was built with the assistance of parishioners and Claritians, which was blessed by His Excellency Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy, Bishop of Thamarassery, in April 1993.

An adjacent plot of land measuring 4000 Sq. Ft. along with built up area of 4 large rooms was purchased in 1999. The church was raised as a parish by His Grace Ignatius Pinto, Archbishop of Bangalore, on 02 June 2000.

Today, the church has all requisites of a parish with Parish Council, Prayer Group, Catechism, Youth Group, Vincent de Paul, Mathrujyothi apart from regular liturgical services.

The following priests served the parish, the sacrifices and dedication of whom enabled this church to grow to it's current state since the humble beginning.

Fr. Mathew Keechira, CMF

1990 To 1991

Fr. Thomas Perikilackatt, CMF

1991 To 1992

Fr. George Kollamparambil, CMF

1992 To 1994

Fr. Stanly Mangattu, CMF

1994 To 1995

Fr. Jose Anchupankil, CMF

1996 To 1997

Fr. Jose Valliamthadam, CMF

1997 To 1998

Fr. George Kannanthanam, CMF

1998 To 2001

Fr. Thomas Vattukulam, CMF

2001 To 2002

Fr. Santhosh Elavunkal, CMF

2002 To 2007

Fr. Thomas Paingottu, CMF

2007 To 2011

Fr. George Chirakalpurayidam, CMF

2011 To 2014

Fr. Roy Alex Vattakunnel, CMF

Incumbent Vicar