His Excellency Joseph Kariyil blessed the newly built Santa Maria Church, Perumpadappu on 12th August 2017. Many priests, religious and parishioners gathered to witness the blessing of the new Church which was constructed in a record time (11 months) under the guidance of Rev. Fr. Jelson Velassery.
Bishop Joseph Kariyil announced the erected of a new Parish. Kochery St. Mary's Church will be the 45th parish of the Diocese. And Rev. Fr. Antony Raju Mandothparambil is appointed as the new Parish Priest of the newly erected Parish.
The festive air surrounding Corpus Christi , the sumptuous decorations adorning churches and lining the streets, and everything else that goes along with the popular devotion expressed on this special solemnity, can distract us from its objective core: the Eucharist, the Body of our Lord, the papal bull Transiturus of Urban IV, the corporal venerated in the cathedral at Orvieto – all these have