Mar Jacob Angadiath established this mission on January 25, 2009 and appointed Fr. Abraham Mutholath as the mission director. On March 9, 2009 Rev. Fr. Abey Vadakkekara was appointed as the director of this mission. Fr Abey took initiative to buy a church building from the City Church of Tampa in March 16, 2010. Then Fr. Bins Chethalil was assigned the mission from July 1, 2010. His Excellency Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath held the consecration of the church on August 1, 2010. His Grace Mar Mathew Moolakkatt, Archbishop of Kottayam offered Holy Eucharist in this Church immediately after the consecration. His Excellency Mar Joseph Pandarasseril, the Auxiliary Bishop of Kottayam gave homily during the Holy Mass.
Fr. Bins became the first pastor of this parish. Fr. Pathrose Champakkara was appointed as the pastor of this parish on May 11, 2011. This parish established a Knanaya Cemetery in February 2012 with 150 cemetery plots in Hillsborough Memorial Cemetery in Brandon. The parish community is able to build a rectory adjacent to the Church. Fr. Dominic Madathilkalathil is appointed as the pastor on October 18, 2014.
This parish is elevated as Forane parish on April 11, 2015 Sacred Heart parish serves around 200 Knanaya Catholics families living in the central and northern region of state of Florida.
SACRED HEART VISITATION CONVENT, TAMPA
Visitation Congregation bought a convent house in the city of Brandon, FL on November 10th 2016 and blessed by Mar Jacob Angadiath. Three sisters serve in this convent.
Superior: Sr. Meera S.V.M.
Address: 601 Valle Vista Dr, Brandon, FL 33511, Phone: 813-322-3711