welcome to our parish
Our Vision & Misson
Our parish’s vision is “that every person’s heart be inflamed by the love of God”
Ours is a welcoming parish. We welcome all who would like to join our parish or be guided by the principles and teachings of Jesus Christ.
The title “Syro Malabar Christian or St. Thomas Christian” is an appellative of those Christians who had their origin as a result of the apostolate of St. Thomas the apostle, who tradition says, came to India, precisely in Kerala at Kodungallur in the year 52 A. D. There existed from time immemorial a body of Christians on the Malabar coast claiming descent from those converted by St. Thomas the apostle. The truth of this tradition is tenaciously upheld by all the Syrian Christians in Kerala.
It is quite undeniable that Keralians are hardworking, adventurous, ambitious and passionate. Hence, fascinated by the beautiful and bountiful continent Australia, the early immigrants from Syro Malabar Church, moved to the vast and serene oasis of Melbourne before two and a half decades. And these pioneering families kept intact their spiritual heritage and patrimony by actively and regularly attending the available spiritual nourishment services in English around the parishes of Werribee, Hoopers Crossing and Laverton. Gradually, lot of Syro Malabar families reached to new suburbs of Point Cook and Tarneit.
“The Church is or should go back to being a community of God’s people, and priests, pastors and bishops, who have the care of souls, are at the service of the people of God”
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these”
The Syro-Malabar Church fulfils Christ’s command through systematic proclamation and catechesis of faith. ‘Catechesis’ is derived from the Greek word, ‘Katekein,’ which literally means to ‘resound from above,’ and ‘instruction by word of mouth.’ Catechesis therefore means to re-sound Christ the teacher and instruct Christ’s teaching. Broadly, we understand Catechesis as “an ecclesial act or ministry of education or instruction in the Christian faith or faith doctrine imparted to the baptised or catechumens, generally in an organic and systematic way, with a view to initiate and lead them to the maturity of faith and fullness of Christian life” (Syro-Malabar Catechetical Directory #45). The Syro-Malabar Catechesis believes in an integral faith formation i.e., (i) Catechesis through Celebration; (ii) Catechesis through Instruction and (iii) Catechesis through Apprenticeship.
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Syro Malabar Youth Movement (SMYM) is the official youth movement of the Syro Malabar Church. SMC has more than 1.6 million catholic youth scattered all over the world. SMYM Melbourne West group was formed in…
Mathruvedi is a mother’s group in our parish to work for the wellness of all families of our community by providing seamless awareness of family establishment in the model of Holy Family. It was established in 2015…
New church at 68 Katherine drive, Ravenhall, Victoria