Kottayamad

MSP Society

MSP Society

A mission Endeavour of the missionary people

“In several meetings since the priests’ Sanctification day on June 28, 1984, the priests of the Archeparchy of Kottayam have prayerfully considered the signs of our times with regard to the pastoral and missionary needs of this Eparchy, of its emigrants and of the church Universal. The general opinion of these meetings was in favour of instituting a Missionary Society of Priests with the object of spreading God’s Kingdom through pastoral and missionary ministries in India and abroad, ever continuing the zeal of the Knanaya pioneers of the missionary expedition from Syria to Malankara in A.D.345,and fanning its flames to cope with the missionary exigencies of our times.” (Decree No. 4B/85, 06-01-1985)

The church in Kerala traces its origin from St. Thomas the Apostle of Christ in the 1st century itself. In AD 345 by the arrival of Thomas of Kynai with the immigrants from the Middle East, the church of Kerala received a religious leadership and a liturgical set up with Syrian liturgy. Ever since the Knanaya Kudiyettam, for the last 16 centuries the knanaya Community kept their endogamy and tried to keep their identity, and at the same time they were cooperating and supporting the other Christians of Kerala. In the historical growth of syro Malabar Church during the past years, the erection of Kottayam  Vicariate for the suddistic Community was a landmark. By the bull of Pope Pius X “In universi christiani” the Bishop of Kottayam was entrusted with the personal jurisdiction over the suddistic community inside the Syro Malabar Church.

Our mission

“Let them (Diocesan priests) show themselves ready, and when the occasion presents itself, let them with a willing heart offer the bishop their services forsaken areas of their own diocese or of other dioceses…In order that this missionary zeal may flourish among those in their own homeland. It is very fitting that the young churches should participate as soon as possible in the universal missionary work of the Church, and send their own missionaries to proclaim the Gospel all over the world, even though they themselves are suffering from a shortage of clergy. For their communion with the universal Church will be somehow brought to perfection when they themselves take an active part in missionary zeal toward other nations.”

As per this direction of Council II in the Decree Ad Gentes No. 20 Missionary Society aims at spreading of God’s kingdom through pastoral and missionary ministries in India and abroad:

  1. Recruiting and giving formation and training to personnels for the purpose
  2. Find out and organize the fields of apostolate
    • In the Archeparchy of Kottayam
    • For the knanaya emigrants in India and abroad
    • To take up mission territories if offered
  3. Supply missionaries to any mission in the church universal

Our formation

The Society is keen on giving personal, spiritual, doctrinal and pastoral formation to the members. Students are admitted after an year of initiation, SSLC students will go for higher Secondary Classes. Before going to the Major Seminary they have to pass three year degree course. In the beginning of Major Seminary Course they have to make temporary promises. After philosophy there may be a year of regency and before theology courses they make the final promise. As far as possible the society will try to give missionary orientation to students, and on-going formation.

Our members

There are 63 priest members, 18 major seminarians, 11 degree students and 30 minor seminarians.

Our services

The members of society had offered their service in Rajkot Diocese in Gujarath, Kohima Diocese in Assam etc. for several years. At present priest members are working in Europe, America and in Australia. We are looking forward for further missionary openings in and out side India.

Our patron

St. Pius X, the Second patron of the  Archdiocese of Kottayam, is the patron of MSP society.

Our founder

Archbishop Mar Kuriakose Kunnacherry is the founder of MSP society

Members,

 

NAME PLACE
FR. ACHIRATHALACKAL ABRAHAM  (BAIJU) EACHOME
FR. ANCHEMPIL ABRAHAM (BIBIN) CHAKKUPALLAM
FR. APPOZHIPARAMBIL PHILIP (SHELTON) N. R. CITY
FR. AVANIKUNNEL MATHEW (JINU) PEERUMEDU
FR. CHAMPAKKARA PATHROSE CANADA
FR. CHAZHISSERIL MATHEW (SAJI) CARITAS
FR. CHIRAPURATHU JOSEPH (SANIL) MANANTHAVADY
FR. EDATHIPARAMBIL THOMAS (STANY) MEMMURY
FR. ELANJIPPILLIL THOMAS (JOMESH) NELLIYADY
FR. ELAVUMKACHALIL KURIAN (ANOOP ROME
FR. KACHANOLIKAL THOMAS (JOBY) MANNANAM
FR. KALLUVETTAMKUZHY JOSEPH (SHYJU) SPAIN
FR. KANDEKKATT LUKE (JINS) U.K.
FR. KANIYARKUNNEL JOHN (SHIJU) ALEXNAGAR
FR. KANNALA MATHEW (JOBY) U.K.
FR. KANJIRATHUMOOTTIL JOSEPH (SUJITH) POOZHIKKOL
FR. KARUKAPARAMBIL GEORGE (JOY)
FR. KAMUGUMPARAYIL JOHN  (ABIN) PUNJAB
FR. KOCHUPARAMBIL LUKE (SHANJU) U.K.
FR. KOCHUPUTHENPURACKAL THOMAS ITALY
FR. KOOTTANAL STEPHEN (BINOY) SWITZERLAND
FR. KOOTTUNGALTHOMAS ( JOSHY) U.K.
FR. KULAKKATTUKUDIYIL MATHUKKUTTY KALLARA OLD
FR. KUMBUKAL  THOMAS (SHYJU) AUSTRALIA
FR. KUNNAKKATTUMALAYIL JOSEPH (LIJU) CANADA
FR. KUNNAKKATTUTHADATHIL THOMAS (JOMON) CHULLIYODU
FR. KUZHIVELIL KURIAKOSE (JIBIL) MSP
FR. MALITHURUTHEL JACOB (SABU) KALLARA OLD
FR. MANAKKATT MATHEW PIRAVOM
FR. MARANGATTIL THOMAS (SIJO) CHRIST  NAGAR
FR. MANALODY  MATHEW  (JIBIN) ROME
FR. MELEDATHU MATHEW PERIKKALLOOR
FR. MEKKARA JACOB (SAIJU) KARIMKUNNAM
FR. MOOLAKKATT JAMES (SAJU) SPAIN
FR. MUKALEL ABRAHAM (BYJU) B.C.M. COLLEGE
FR. MULAKUMATTATHIL  JOSEPH (PRINCE) ITALY
FR. NARAMANGALATHU LUKE (BENOY) U.S.A.
FR. NEELANIRAPPEL JOHNSON VADAVATHOOR
FR. OZHUNGALIL GEORGE (BRESSAN) CHAITHANYA
FR. PADINJAREKARA STEPHEN (SUNI) U.S.A.
FR. PARACKACHERUVIL JOSEPH (JOBY) U.S.A.
FR. PARACKAL JOSEPH (SUNIL) CHUNKOM
FR. PARADIYIL MATHEW (JIBIN) U.K.
FR. PLACHERIPURATH  LUKE (JOBIN) THADIYAMPAD
FR. PLATHOTTATHIL JAMES GERMANY
FR. POOVATHUMMOOTTIL  ABRAHAM SPAIN
FR. PULIVELIL MATHEW (WINSON) MSP
FR. RAMACHANATTU PHILIP (VINU) ERAVIMANGALAM
FR. SAURIAMAKKIL JOSE VELLOOR
FR. THADATHIL JACOB KURUMULLOOR
FR. THANDASSERIL MATHEW (REJI) KATTAPPANA
FR. THANDASSERIL MATHEW (JEFFRIN) MALAKKALLU
FR. THEKKUMKATTIL MATHEW (STIJO) PULINJAL
FR. THOTTANANIYIL  CHACKO( AJOOB) RAJKOT
FR. THOTTATHIL SIMON (SAJI) U.K.
FR. VADAKKEKANDANKARY JAMES CHERPPUNKAL
FR. VADAKKEKARA ALEXANDER (ABEY) NEERIKKAD
FR. VADAKKETHOTTY THOMAS (SHAJI) NEENDOOR
FR. VALAVUMKAL CHERIAN (BINU) MAKUDALAYAM
FR. VALIYAVEETIL KURIAN (JOSHY) KANAMVAYAL
FR. VANDENKUZHIYIL CHACKO (NISHAD) CHAITHANYA
FR. VELLAICKAL KURIAN (SHINOJ) POOKKAYAM
FR. VETTUVELIL MATHEW (STEPHEN) DELHI
FR. ANIMOOTTIL SAMUEL DELHI
FR. ERAPURATH ABIN PUNJAB
FR. VECHOOPPARAMBIL RONY PUNJAB
FR. APPOZHIPARAMBIL CYRIAC VIANY HOME
FR. PAZHUKKAYIL SIMON VIANY HOME
FR. THODUKAYIL PHILIP VIANY HOME
MSGR. VELLIAN JACOB VIANNY HOME