Skip to content
  • slider image - St.Mary's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Long Island, NY

    Welcome to St.Mary's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Long Island, NY

    We are a Syro-Malabar parish under St.Thomas Syro-Malabar diocese of Chicago.
  • Slider image - St.Marys Syro-Malabar Community
    As a catholic community of faith and love we welcome all to come and partake in the Divine Liturgy and enjoy the hospitality of our community
  • Slider image - Fr.John Melepuram
    Fr. John Melepuram
    Vicar & Pastor
  • Background image
    Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;
    and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    In all thy ways acknowledge him,
    and he shall direct thy paths
    Proverbs 3:5-6
Parish History

Parish History

Three Different Communities – Floral Park, Elmont and Brooklyn

New York had its history of providing home for early migrants from India from early 1950s and 60s. The inner thirst to have their own traditional way of liturgy and heri...

read more...
Our Mission

Our Mission

St. Mary’s Syro Malabar Catholic Church, Long Island, New York, established for a faith-filled descendants of St. Thomas the Apostle and the members of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Major Archiepiscopal Church, nourished by the rich traits of one of the ancient cultures in the world - Indian, thrive to impart our faith and culture to the whole world and especially to Syro Malabar descendants...

read more...
Pastor's Message'

Pastor's Message

Good news: Church is open for Holy Qurbana and Holy Communion. Please follow the directives for coming to our Church Qurbana.

It has been very distressful days in the past three months, due to Covid-19 pandemic and many of you didn’t have a chance to come to our church for our church Mass during these days. By the grace of God, we are now able to come together again, for our Church...

read more...

Mass Schedule

Important Updates

  • As per the directives of Rockville Center Diocese, by Wednesday June 10th onwards worship centers can be open with 25% of the occupation capacity, and with proper preparation and precaution, during this COVID-19 pandemic. However the number of participants will be allowed with prior appointments, especially on Sundays.
  • Please see the updated schedule below. All our church ceremonies will be live streamed as well.

Liturgical Celebration

  • Sunday: Holy Mass at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM (both Mass will be a combination of both Malayalam and English prayers)
  • Monday - Friday: Adoration at 6:00 PM, Holy Mass at 7:00 PM, followed by Novena to St. Alphonsa
  • Saturday: Holy Mass at 9:00 AM

Upcoming Events

Parish Thirunal

Parish Thirunal / St. Mary's Feast on September 13th; Rosary starts on Friday September 4th. Schedule to follow.

Bulletins

As a new service, we will be posting a downloadable copy of the Church Bulletin on our Website on a weekly basis. The bulletins are in pdf format and to view and print them you need to have Acrobat Reader which is a free pdf reader.



Faith Formation

"Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone! Therefore, you shall love the Lord your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength. Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today. Drill them into your children. Speak of them at home and abroad, whether you are busy or rest." Deuteronomy 6:4-7

One of the primary missions of our Parish community is our CCD program. The mission of the CCD Program is to bring Christ to his people and bring his people to the realization that they are the Church. We accomplish this by teaching the love of God and sharing our faith throughout the grades from pre-school through high school. Educating the parents of our children through adult formation classes. Preparing students for their sacraments and continuing formation in their faith knowledge. Being community to each other and promoting a strong parish family support.

Saint of the day

St. Dominic

 On Aug. 8, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of St. Dominic Guzman, who helped the cause of orthodoxy in the medieval Church by founding the Order of Preachers, also known as Dominicans.“This great saint reminds us that in the heart of the Church a missionary fire must always burn,� Pope Benedict XVI said in a February 2010 General Audience talk on the life of St. Dominic. In his life, the Pope said, “the search for God's glory and the salvation of souls� went “hand in hand.�Born in Caleruega, Spain around the year 1170, Dominic was the son of Felix Guzman and Joanna o

read more...

Parish News

  • Novena to St. Alphonsa : We are starting Novena to St. Alphonsa from Friday, July 17th onwards. We have adoration from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, followed by Qurbana and Novena at 7:00 PM on every week days; Saturdays at 9:00 AM and Sundays at 8:30 AM. Thirunal Qurbana will be on Sunday, July 26th at 8:30 AM, with limited celebrations. The following are the Sponsors for this Year’s Novena. 1. 7/17/20 - Friday - Vincent and Tessy Pulinthanathu 2. 7/18/20 - Saturday - Joy and Lillykutty Myladoor 3. 7/19/20 - Sunday - Mathew Thomas (Ponnachan) and Ancy Vadayil 4. 7/20/20 - Monday - Tony and Jasmine Nampiaparambil 5. 7/21/20 - Tuesday - George and Gracy Cheripuram 6. 7/22/20 - Wednesday - Mary Vattamala 7. 7/23/20 - Thursday - Siby and Ruby Edayadil 8. 7/24/20 - Friday - Alex and Laly Mancherry 9. 7/25/20 - Saturday - James Thomas and Tresa Kizhakkumbagam
  • Thanksgiving Mass : As you might know, Fr. Jos Kandathikudy is retiring from the St. Thomas Forane Church Bronx, New York by the end of July. Let us all join with Kandathikudy Achan for a Thanksgiving Mass on Sunday, July 19th at 11:00 AM.
  • Important Updates : As per the directives of Rockville Center Diocese, by Wednesday June 10th onwards worship centers can be open with 25% of the occupation capacity, and with proper preparation and precaution, during this COVID-19 pandemic. However the number of participants will be allowed with prior appointments, especially on Sundays. Please check the Mass Schedule section on the Home page for the current schedule.