New Church at Ottapalam

There was no parish church since fifty years of the erection of the parish at Ottapalam which was looked after by the Diocese of Calicut; the liturgical functions were held at the convent chapel of the Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel.With much effort we built a new Church dedicated to Infant Jesus adjacent to the presbytery there. We appreciate Rev. Fr. Manuel Muthumakuzhy, TOR, for his strenuous effort in collecting financial assistance from various sources and for working hard to complete the church. We appreciate his dedicated service in this parish. This new church was blessed and opened by our Bishop on 6 January 2019.

Release of a New Book

His Eminence Oswald Gracias, CCBI President, released the book: My Encounter with Christ, written by our Bishop on 10 January 2019. The First copies received by His Excellency Most Rev. Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro, Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal, Archbishop George Antonysamy and Archbishop Anil Cuoto. We wish our bishop for this effort to animate the priests and religious through this book which is biblical, pastoral, spiritual and social.

CCBI Chairman for Bible

Our Bishop: Most Rev. Dr. Antonysamy Peter Abir, in the CCBI Plenary Assembly held in January, is elected the Chairman for the CCBI Commission for Bible. We congratulate him and wish him all the best.