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Our Mission

St. Mary’s Knanaya Catholic Parish of Houston commits to serve the pastoral needs of the Knanaya Catholics in the state of Texas, having domicile in Houston and neighboring cities, in communion with the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago and the Archeparchy of Kottayam, especially by providing liturgical services in the Syro-Malabar and Syro-Malankara Rites, offering Religious Education and spiritual formation, organizing pious associations, Ministries for all ages, koodara yogams (ward prayer meetings), promoting Knanaya traditions, and developing a spirit of Christian love.

Brief History

The Knanaya Catholic Mission of Houston was founded in 1994 to serve the pastoral needs of the Knanaya community in Houston and neighboring cities. The mission was officially recognized by the St. Thomas Diocese of Chicago in 2003. In 2011, the mission purchased a new church building, which was consecrated by Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath. The mission was elevated to a parish in the same year.

The parish has grown rapidly over the years and now serves around 860 families in Houston, Sugarland, Missouri City, Stafford, and the southeastern part of Texas. The parish is a vibrant community that offers a variety of programs and ministries to its members.

Pastoral Services

Malayalam Qurbana:

  • Morning Qurbana: Monday through Friday at 9:00 A.M.
  • Evening Qurbana: Monday through Friday at 7:00 P.M.
  • Mass on Saturdays at 9:30 A.M.
  • Sunday Regular Qurbana at 7:30 A.M.
  • Sunday Solemn Qurbana at 11:30 A.M.

English Qurbana:

  • Sunday at 9:30 A.M.

Novenas After Qurbana

  • St. Anthony on every Tuesday after 7:00 P.M. Qurbana.
  • St. Jude on every Thursdays after 7:00 P.M. Qurbana.
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help on every Saturday after 9:30 A.M. Qurbana


  • Adoration Monday through Friday from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
  • Night Vigil in Malayalam: First Friday after 7:00 P.M. Qurbana.
  • Night Vigil in English: Third Friday after 7:00 P.M. Qurbana.
  • Adoration on Saturdays from 8:30 A.M.


  • 6:00 P.M. – 6:45 P.M. before Weekday Qurbana
  • Anytime upon request


  • Class will be from 10:30 A.M. to 11:45 A.M.

Pious Associations & Ministries

  • Men Ministry
  • Women Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Little Flower Mission League (LFML)
  • Teens Ministry
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • Legion of Mary

Other Activities

  • Annual Retreat
  • Main feast in October
  • Parish Day
  • Pilgrimages
  • Parish Weekly Bulletin.
Contact Information

Rev. Fr. Abraham Mutholath 773-412-6254 mutholath2000@gmail.com

Jassim  Jacob (Jayachan) Thayilputhenpurayil 713-498-0604 jjacob61@hotmail.com  (Coordinator)
Shajumon Mukalel  832-497-6656 shajumukalel@yahoo.com
Babu Abraham Parayamkalayil 832-971-0907 babuparaymkalayil@yahoo.com
Joppan Poovappadath 281-912-4150 georgebij2019@gmail.com

Biby Thekkanatt 248-974-5100 bibystephen@gmail.com

Sr. Regi SJC 832-679-3702

Please give your family name describe purpose in the memo.

COORDINATOR: Simon Ellankiyil 281-499-5573 sellankan@hotmail.com
Thomas Kanichattumthara 786-216-2938
Mathew Thekkethil 832-661-6305 tt_mathew@hotmail.com

DRE (Director of Catechism):
Johnson Vattamattathil 201-270-9360 jvtoms@gmail.com

Alvin Mukalel 346-702-9498 alvinabraham124@gmail.com

COORDINATOR: Alvin Mukalel 346-702-9498 alvinabraham124@gmail.com
Angeline Thannichuvattil
Elisha Vattamattathil

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