Sacred Heart Forane Church, Thiruvambady

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Sacred Heart Forane Church Thiruvambady
General information
Location Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Tel : 0495 2252051
Town or city Thiruvambady
Completed 8 September 1944

Sacred Heart Forane Church (Malayalam: സേക്രഡ് ഹാർട്ട് ഫൊറോന പള്ളി തിരുവമ്പാടി) is a Syro-Malabar Roman Catholic church situated in Thiruvambady, Kozhikode District, Kerala, India. It is under Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Thamarassery and Archdiocese of Thalassery. The church was established in the year 1944. There are over 1000 families in this forane and about 5000 or more members. It is also one of the nine forane in the Diocese of Thamarassery, constituting 14 parishes. The forane now have 14 wards and 60 units. The feast of the church is celebrated on the first Saturday of February every year. The church is abbreviated as 'SH Church Thiruvambady'. Organisations such as Vincent de Paul society, AKCC, KCYM, Mission League, Jesus Youth, are also well active in the church.

Parishes under Thiruvambady Forane[edit]

  • Anackampoil St. Mary's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (1967)
  • Kallurutty St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (1976)
  • Karimbu St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (1999)
  • Koodaranji St. Sebastian Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (1949)
  • Kuliramutty Mar Sleeva Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (1978)
  • Manjakadavu St.Mary's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (1966)
  • Mukkom Sacred Heart Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (1983)
  • Muthappanpuzha St.Sebastian's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (1982)
  • Poovaramthode St.Mary's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (1976)
  • Pulloorampara St.Joseph's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (1952)
  • Thekkumkutty Fathima Matha Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (1962)
  • Thiruvampady Sacred Heart Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (1944)
  • Venappara Holy Family Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (1953)
  • Vilakamthode St.Sebastian's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (1968)

Time line[edit]

  • 1942 - Christians migrate to Thiruvambady from Travancore (Chakkungal Joseph Vakkel, Aanakallungel Eenas).
  • 1944 - Fr. Joseph Monthanari established Sacred Heart Church on 8 September 1944 and started first holy mass.
  • 1946 - Priest House established by Fr. Zekharia S.J
  • 1947 - Sacred Heat U.P School inaugurated.
  • 1955 - Church upgraded to Forane, Sacred Heart High School inaugurated by Fr. Kerubin.
  • 1956 - CMC Convent Established.
  • 1969 - Kuishupally (St.Thomas Town Kappela) inaugurated by Fr. Varky Kunnapallil.
  • 1988 - 'Fr. Kerubin Memorial' Parish Hall inaugurated by Fr. Aranjani Puthenpura.
  • 1986 - Diocese of Thamarassery was inaugurated and accession of Mar Sebastian Mankuzhikary takes place at SH Church Thiruvambady. Ancil Bhavan Convent established.
  • 1994 - Death Ceremony of Mar Sebastian Mankuzhikary takes place at SH Church Thiruvambady on 11 June.
  • 1995 - Accession of Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy held on 28 July at SH Church Thiruvambady.
  • 1998 - Divide Forane into 11 wards and 53 units and Chavalappara Kurishupally was established by Fr. Antony Koyuvanal and farmers union 'Infarm' was started by him.
  • 2000 - Sacred Heart HSS Thiruvambady established.
  • 2002 - Two Mini Parish Halls established and divided Forane into 14 wards and 60 units by Fr. Mathew Muthirachinthy.
  • 2006 - Controversy of Mar Paul Chitilapally, late CPM legislator Mathai Chacko and CPM State Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan.
  • 2011 - Diocese of Thamarassery Silver Jubilee Year Functions held at SH Church Thiruvambady.
  • 2013 - New parish hall construction started.

Vicars[edit]

  • Fr. James Monthanari (1942-1947)
  • Fr. John Secura SJ (1947-1948)
  • Fr. Gilbert Gonsalves SJ (1948-1949)
  • Fr. Athanasius CMI (1949-1952)
  • Fr. Kerubin CMI (1952-1959)
  • Fr. Everistus CMI (1959-1965)
  • Fr. Sebastion Elamthuruthi (1965-1966)
  • Fr. Varky Kunnappallil (1966-1971)
  • Fr. Joseph Plathottam (1971-1974)
  • Fr. George Aashariparambil (1974-1981)
  • Fr. Jacob Puthanpura (1981-1985)
  • Fr. Joseph Aranjaniputhenpura (1985-1988)
  • Fr. Joseph Myladoor (1988-1989)
  • Fr. Joseph Mambuzha (1989-1992)
  • Fr. George Paruthappara(1992-1997)
  • Fr. Antony Koyuvanal (1997-2002)
  • Fr. Sebastion Pookkalam (2002-2005)
  • Fr. Mathew Muthirachinthi (2005-2008)
  • Fr. Francis Vellamackal (2010-2013)
  • Fr.Abraham Vallopilly (2013-present)
    • Many Assistant Vicars also have their conduct period in Thiruvambady. There are more than 25 priests and 70 nuns also from SH Parish Thiruvambady.

Holy Mass timings[edit]

  • Sunday - 6.00 am, 7.30 am, 10.00 am, 5.00 pm (Sunday Class: 11.15 am - 12.45 pm)
  • Monday - 6.00 am, 6.45 am
  • Tuesday - 6.00 am, 6.45 am
  • Wednesday - 6.00am, 6.45 am
  • Thursday - 6.00am, 6.45 am (7.00 pm: Lisa Hospital)
  • Friday - 6.00 am, 6.45 am
  • Saturday - 6.00 am, 7.00 am, 4.00 pm (5.00 pm: Novena at St.Thomas Kurishupally)

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