Chicago St. Thomas Eparchy

Mar Jacob Angadiath
Bishop of St. Thomas Diocese, Chicago


There were migrations of the faithful of Syro-Malabar Church from India (especially Kerala) from the late 1960s onwards. They organized themselves into small communities gathering occasionally to cherish their spiritual and cultural life under the leadership of Syro-Malabar Priests working or studying in the US. Gradually this led to concerted efforts from 1996 to have a diocese for the Syro-Malabar faithful residing in the US. His Holiness Pope John Paul II?established St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago on March 13, 2001. Mar Jacob Angadiath is appointed as its first bishop and his Episcopal Ordination was held in Chicago, together with the inauguration of the diocese, on July 1, 2001

Dioceses At a Glance

Patron Saint Thomas The Apostle
Date of Erection 13 March 2001
Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath
Date of Birth 26 October 1945
Date of ordination 05 January 1975
Date of Episcopal Ordination 01 July 2001
Email of the Bishop
Address of the Eparchy

372 S Prairie Ave

Elmhurst, IL, 6012 USA


+1 630 279-1383

+1 630 279-1386

Fax +1 630 279-1479
E-mail of the Diocese
Protosyncellus Msgr.Antony C Thundathil
Syncellus Msgr.Abraham mutholath ( for knanaya region)
Procurator Fr. George Madathiparambil
Chancellor Fr. George Madathiparambil
Statistics ?
Syro malabar population 9, 826,675 km2 (USA)
Language English, Spanish
Total Population 313, 059, 000
Catholic population 77, 700,000
Parishes 28
Missiuon center 37

Diocesan Priests Working on contract

Diocesan Priests from Pala Eparchy 11
Religious Priests and other diocesan priests working in the eparchy 11
Major seminarians 02
Women Religious working in the Archeparchy 05
Women Religious Houses 02
Men Relegious Houses (Priest + Brother) 02
Kindergardens 01
Retreat Centres 01
Publications 01


St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago, 372, S. Prairie avenue, Elmhurst, Chicago, IL, USA
Phone : +16302791386, +16302791383, 001-630-279 1334
Fax      : 001-630-2791479

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