Year 2014 -2015


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October  2015

4.10.2015 III Sunday after Sleebo,
Syro Malankara Catholic Youth Day.
10.10.2015 Comm: Abp BededictMar Gregorios
11.10.2015 IV Sunday after Sleebo
17.10.2015 St.Luke the Evangelist

October  2015

18.10.2015 V Sunday after Sleebo
Mission Sunday
23.10.2015 St. James, the Apostle
25.10.2015 VI Sunday after Sleebo
28.10.2015 Erection of the Eparchy of Bathery

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Visiting Priest 04.10.2015

Reverend Fr. Thomas Ayyaneth, Vicar Malankara Catholic Church, Balaramapuram and Manager, Nazareth Home English Medium School, was received in the Airport by Rev. Dr. John Padipurackal, Mr Georgekutty Lawrence (Vice President) and Mr. George Rajan. Fr. Thomas Ayyaneth belongs to the Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum and hails from St. Thomas Church, Nalanchira, Trivandrum. Fr. Thomas Ayyaneth will be in Kuwait for two weeks to serve the Catholic faithful in Kuwait. A hearty welcome!

Ormaperunal of Metropolitan Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios 04.10.2015

Let us remember HIM in the Holy Qurbono on

Thursday: 8 October 2015: Holy Qurbono in Virgin Mary Hall (HF Cathedral): 7.30 pm
Sunday: 11 October 2015: Holy Qurbono in Abbasiya Parish: 7.30 pm
Monday: 12 October 2015: Holy Qurbono in Ahmadi Parish: 7.30 pm

Respected KMRM Members,

Very pleased to announce, KMRM General Body Meeting 'First Phase' will be on 23 October 2015 ( Friday) @ 7.00 pm at Abbasiya (Venue will be notified later). The ‘Second Phase’ of the General Body meeting will be on 29 October 2015 (Thursday) after the Holy Qurbono at City Church.

All Members (those who have valid Membership) are requested to attend both the above meetings and it is a privilege of all the active members to know the achievements and financial declaration of the Management Committee 2014-15.

Moreover it is your right to take part to choose the next leaders for the upcoming KMRM Committee 2015-16.

All Members, who have valid Membership are welcome and your esteemed presence is essential.


For Managing Committee 2014-15

Jomon Cherian Vazhathra

2015-16:Malankara Catholic Liturgical School(MCLS) - Inauguration 04.10.2015

The inauguration of MCLS classes for the new academic year 2015-16 was held at St. Daniel Comboni Parish, Abbasiya on 2nd October 2015.MCLS Head Mistress Ms.Catherine Binu rendered the welcome speech. Rev. Dr. John Padipurackal inaugurated the function and welcomed all the students to the new academic year. He also congratulated the children who had collected the most for Bala -Santhwana 'Kunjikai' last year. Fr.John insisted in continuing the project this year also to help the disabled and the poor. KMRM President Mr. George Mathew presided over the function. General Secretary Mrs. Sajitha Skaria,Advisory Board Vice Chairman Mr.Kuriakose Ayrookuzhy, Synod Member Mr.Jacob Thomas were present in the dias. Asst. Head Master Mr.Koshy Mulamootil delivered the vote of thanks.

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After the Inaugural ceremony, Fr.John had a special meeting with the parents of the children going to receive First Holy Communion this year. He provided the guidance for the preparation of the same.

Obituary 2.10.2015

Mrs. Sosamma Chandy (78), mother of Mr. Alfred C. Chandy  [A017], was called to heaven for her eternal reward on Friday, 2nd October 2015. Mrs. Sosamma belongs to  Cheerakunnil House, Anikad, Mallapally. Mr. Alfred is the prayer coordinator of Shalom Prayer group (Abbasiya, Sector 3).

May her soul rest in peace! Funeral later.

KMRM express heartfelt condolence on her demise and pray to the Almighty that the bereaved family may find solace in God

Malankaa Catholic Youth Day 2015 28.09.2015

Circular Letter from the Most Rev. Dr. Vincent Mar Paulos,
the Chairman of Commission for Youth of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, on the Occasion of the Malankara Catholic Youth Day 2015
[Doc], [pdf], [Xps]

Pranamam – 2015, Birth Centenary Celebration of Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios 08.09.2015

The jubilant success of Pranamam-2015 became another milestone in Kuwait Malankara Rite's Movement (KMRM) History. As part of the Birth Centenary of Metropolitan Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios, KMRM had organized a Program titled PRANAMAM-2015, which was held on Friday, 4 September 2015, at Carmel School Auditorium, Khaitan, Kuwait.

His Grace Most Rev. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom, Bishop of Pathanmthitta, Kerala, inaugurated the function. During the inaugural speech, the Bishop offered praises to Mar Gregorios and focused on his contribution to the Political, Social, Cultural, Agricultural and Economic field of the society of Kerala.

During the presidential address by Mr. George Mathew, President of KMRM, emphasized that Kuwait Malankara Rite Movement got the privilege from the Malankara Catholic Church to host one of the Centenary Speeches in Kuwait, representing the entire Middle East and Northern Arabia.

Rev. Fr. Mathew Kunnelpurayidam, Vicar General of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia, in his felicitation speech, recollected his memories of Archbishop Mar Gregorios. He highlighted Mar Gregorio’s affection towards nature, as he has witnessed on several occasions, how the great Archbishop valued flowers and plants at his garden and property. Rev. Dr. John Padipurackal, Spiritual Director, KMRM, recalled, how at the age of eleven years, Archbishop Mar Gregorios gave him positive encouragement to become a priest. Later he became a Catholic Priest and providentially served Mar Gregorios as his Secretary. Mar Gregorios could communicate with all, the educated and the uneducated and people of all walks in the society, and without any difficulty.

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The Memorial Speech was delivered by honorable Hafiz P.H Abdul Gaffar Moulavi, Imam of Manakkad Valiya Pally, Trivandrum and former WAKF Board Chairman. He was a close associate of Archbishop Benedict Mar Gegorios in Trivandrum and a renowned scholar and an orator. During his speech “Secularism and the Secularist Political Situation of India", he presented Mar Gregorios as a role model of Secularism. He recalled pleasant memories of Benedict Mar Gregorios. As during the time of communal riot in Poonthura, the “Shanthi Yathra” (Peace March) lead by Benedict Mar Gregorios, Sawmi Saswathikananda and himself to establish peace and communal harmony in Trivandrum. He presented with tremendous emotion that during the time of the demolition of Babari Masjid, Benedict Mar Greorios visited Maulavi and hugged him and expressed his sadness and sorrow to him.

Indian Secularism should live long as a model for the whole world. Unfortunately, Indian Secularism is in a precarious situation, and he expressed his concern over the present situation in India. The Centenary Song, "Sathasangeethi" by hundred singers and a short video presentation named "Glimpses of a Great Legend" brought the distinguished audience's attention to the life path of the Archbishop. Mrs. Sajitha Skaria General Secretary, KMRM welcomed the invited guests and gathering. While delivering the felicitation, Program Convener Mr. Babuji Betheri, presented the value of Hindu Culture and pointed out how beliefs are connected with nature. Mr. Jomon Cherian Vazhathara, proposed the vote of thanks. Pranamam-2015, a memorial celebration of an extraordinary nature, concluded with a sumptuous lunch at 12.30 pm.

Welcome Mr. P.H Abdul Gaffar Moulavi 5.09.2015

A hearty welcome to Mr. P.H. Abdul Gaffar Moulavi to Kuwait, who arrived on 3rd Sept 2015. The main speaker of Pranamam-2015, Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios Centenary Celebration-Kuwait.

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Welcome Most Rev. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom 2.09.2015

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Anusmarana Yatra by Yuvajyothi 24.07.2015

Syro Malankara Catholic Youth in Kuwait (YUVAJYOTHI) organised the symbolic Anusmarana Yathra on the occassion of 62nd commemoration of Servant of God Arch Bishop Geevarghese Mar Ivanios on Thursday 16th July 2015. Hundreds of youth members wearing saffron shawls participated with devotion and prayers. Youth convener Roby Skaria with Vallikkurishu, Yuvajyothi committee member Aji Varghese with portrait of Daivadasan & Yuvajyothi committee member Nebu Kurien with catholic flag led the program which was coordinated by respective committee members.

The Anusmarana Yathra started at 04.30PM from St. Daniel Comboni Parish, Abbassiya after the Dhoopa Prarthana. Rev. Fr. Joseph George Sadhanam, the visiting priest blessed the vallikkurishu and passed to Fr. Albert (Acting parish priest St. Daniel Comboni) , Fr. Albert passed the blessed vallikkurishu to the Yuvajyothi convenor and officially inaugurated the pilgrimage , wishes the prayers to the pilgrims. Fr. Prakash passed the portrait of Daivadasan to the Aji Varghese and the Yuvajyothi Animator passed the Flag to Nebu Kurien. KMRM General Secretary- Sajitha skaria, KMRM EX – President George Thomas, MCLS Head Master Thomas Mammootil , FOM convenor Valsamma , Ex – Yuvajyothi convenor Jimmy Abraham , St. Daniel Comboni parish council members - Geevarhese and Sunny Thomas felicitated the pilgrims and honoured the vallikurish The pilgrims then moved to Ahmadi Lady of Arabia Church. Hundreds of people were there to receive it and Rev. Fr. Paul, Ex- KMRM president KO John, Mary Matha committee member Shinto Abraham, Parish Council member Madhu Philip, received the pilgrims. After the Dhoopaprarthana Rev. Fr. Paul wishes prayers to the pilgrims and Ex- KMRM president KO John felicitated the pilgrims and rendered the vote of thanks. Then the pilgrims moved towards Holy Family Cathedral and were received by Rev. Fr. Andrews, Fr. Joseph George Sadhanam , KMRM Vice- President – Georgekutty Lawrence , KMRM treasurer – KK Babu & KMRM officials. The pilgrim assembled in front of the grotto and after dopaprarthana the pilgrim moved to Virgin Mary Hall , Fr. Anderws wishes prayers to all pilgrim , Vice President felicitated the pilgrim and General secretary – Sajitha skaria rendered vote of thanks and was followed by sandhyaprarthana Holy Qurbono & Nercha Vilampu Fr. Joseph George was the celebrant , about 350 members was present for the Holy mass . Rev.

Fr. Joseph George Sadhanam appreciated the youth for the efforts to make the symbolic pilgrimage such an organised one. Thanks to all especially Rev. Fr. Joseph George Sadhanam for his full participation and prayerful blessings. Thanks to KMRM Managing committee members, Prayer coordinators & Youth Members in coordination the program. Thanks to Jose George who made arrangements in churches, Thanks to M J John for arranging the Choir. Special Thanks Gee Mathew , Sunny Thomas , Rajan Thottathil & Mr. Madhu Philip who coordinate with other parish priests . Thanks to Thomas John, Lince John and all other benefactors for neercha and all the Malankara Catholic Youth Members in Kuwait in actively participating the pilgrimage.

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Successful Completion of MAG GUEST – Quiz Competition 29.08.2015

The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church had decided to celebrate the Birth Centenary of its Second Metropolitan Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios in a magnificent way. The one year Centenary Celebration is planned not only to memorize the great Archbishop and to spread his ideology and message to humanity to the Kerala society especially to the younger generation. As part of the Centenary Celebration, the Syro Malankara Community in Kuwait (KMRM) will be organizing Program titled as PRANAMAM-2015, which will be held on 4 September 2015 @ 9.00 am at Carmel School. As part of PRANAMAM-2015, it has conducted a Quiz Competition “MAG-QUEST” for the Seven Prayer Groups of KMRM and for other Catholic Associations in Kuwait.

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The quiz competition held on Friday 21 August 2015 at St.Alphonsa Hall, Abbasiya Kuwait. The competition was giving its members a platform to prove their knowledge in the Bible and awareness of Kerala / Global Catholic Church.

Rev.Dr. John Padipurackal (KMRM, Spiritual Director) inaugurated the competition, and KMRM General Secretary Mrs.Sajitha Skaria welcomed the gathering. President Mr.Georege Mathew made the Presidential Address. General Convener Mr.Babuji Betheri, explained the intention of the competition and thank the members of other Catholic Associations for their participation. Mr.Jomon Cherian Vazhathara had given the felicitation and Mr.Jacob Varghese extend the vote of thanks. At the end of the competition, SMCA (Syro Malabar Catholic Association) team touched the fist position scoring with 116 points. KMRM (Kuwait Malankara Rite Movement) team succeeded the Second position with 86 points and the Third position received by KKCA (Kuwait Knanaya Cultural Association) with a score of 85 points.

Mr.Lince John has anchored the first session and by Mr.Babuji Bethery done the Second session. Winners will be presented with trophies, during the PRANAMAM-2015 (Archbishop Mar Gregorios Centenary Celebration) program which will be held on 4 September 2015.

Handing over of “Mangalya Swanthana Charity Fund” 29.08.2015

KMRM Charity Project for the year 2015 “ Mangalya Swanthana”, the charity Fund has been handed over to H.G Thomas Mar Koorilos, Metropolitan Archbishop of Thiruvalla.

In the auspicious meeting held at Marygiri Catholic Archeparchy of Thiruvalla, Bishop House Auditorium on 13 July 2015. KMRM President Mr.George Mathew (Bose) handed over the Cheque of Rs.10,00,001/- to H.G Thomas Mar Koorilos on behalf of Kuwait Malankara Rite Movement. KMRM Joint Treasurer Adv. Shibu Jacob welcomed the gathering. KMRM Spiritual Director Rev. Dr. John Padipurackal, addressed the gathering and express the pleasure of Kuwait Malankara Community towards this Program. During the speech of KMRM President Mr. George Mathew, he had enlighten the Managing Committee 2014-2015 interest towards this project and expressed his gratitude to all the Members and well-wishers of KMRM.

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Many of the KMRM’s prominent members, former KMRM Presidents, General Secretaries and KMRM Returners Forum members with family were attended. Swanthwana Charity Convener Mr. Santhosh P. Antony delivered vote of thanks and the meeting was adjourned after the Group Photo session.

Re-Union Celebration 23.08.2015

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Holy MASS Schedule

Every Thursday 07.00 pm
Virgin Mary Hall
Holy Family Cathedral, Kuwait City

Every Sundays 07.30 pm
St. Daniel Comboni Parish, Abbassiya

2nd Monday 07.30 pm
Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

3rd Monday 07.30 pm
St. Thérèse Parish, Salmiya

MCLS Schedule

2.00pm to 4.00pm on Two Fridays a month at St. Daniel Comboni Parish, Abbasiya.

Prayer Schedule



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