Knanaya Catholic Mission of Chicago was established in 1983 under the Archdiocese of Chicago. Rev. Fr. Jacob Chollampel took charge as the first mission director and started Holy Mass on October 28, 1983. Rev. Fr. Cyriac Manthuruthil took charge of the mission on May 31, 1988. Rev. Fr. Simon Edathiparambil was appointed as the director on August 16, 1995. Archbishop of Chicago appointed Rev. Fr. Philip Thodukayil as the director of Chicago knanaya Mission on June 25, 1999.
Mar Jacob Angadiath, the Bishop of the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago, reconstituted this mission as part of the diocese on October 29, 2003, extended its boundary to all Knanaya Catholics living in the states of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, and confirmed the appointment of Rev. Fr. Philip Thodukayil as the Mission Director.
On July 1, 2004 Bishop Angadiath appointed Rev. Fr. Abraham Mutholath (Vicar General) as the director of this mission. The Chicago Knanaya mission bought St. James Church in Maywood in September 2006 from the Archdiocese of Chicago. Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath elevated the mission as a Sacred Heart Knanaya Catholic Parish on Sunday, September 24th and appointed Fr. Abraham Mutholath as its pastor. On January 1, 2012 Rev. Fr. Saji Pinarkayil become the pastor of this parish. Rev. Fr. Abraham Mutholath took charge as new pastor on 0ctober 18, 2014. Rev. Fr. Suni Padinjarekkara also served as the associate pastor.
Sacred Heart Knanaya Catholic Church is elevated as Forane Church on March. 22, 2015. This parish serves around 400 families. Fr. Joseph Thomas Chirappurathu serves as associate pastor since December 20, 2016.
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