Presbytoral Council Members 2022

Presbytoral Council Members 2022

“A presbyteral council assists the eparchial bishop by its advice in those things that regard the needs of pastoral activity and the good of the eparchy” (CCEO 264).  Moreover “the eparchial bishop is to hear the presbyteral council in matters of greater importance and he must consult it in cases expressly determined by common law; however, he needs its consent only in cases expressly determined by common law, without prejudice to the right of the patriarch regarding matters of the eparchy he governs to have only to consult the presbyteral council even in these cases. The presbyteral council can never act without the eparchial bishop…” (CCEO 269 #2, #3)


Mar Mathew Moolakkatt
Mar Joseph Pandarasseril

Gheevarghese Mar Aphrem


  1. A.     Priests retired from the active ministry
  1. Fr. Jacob Valel
  2. Msgr. Mathew Elappanickal
  3. Fr. Cyriac Padapurackal

B.      Priests in active ministry above 55 years of age

  1. Fr. Stephen Cheekkapparayil
  2. Fr. George Kappukalayil
  3. Fr. Jacob Mulloor
  4. Fr. Thomas Animoottil
  5. Fr. Winson Kuruttuparambil
  6. Fr. Thomas Puthiyakunnel
  7. Fr. Mathew Parathottumkarayil
  8. Fr. Benny Kannuvettiel
  9. Fr. Stephen Kandarapally

C.      Priests between 40-55 years of age

  1. Fr. Alex Olikkara
  2. Fr. Symon Pullattu
  3. Fr. Bijo Kochadampallil
  4. Fr. Binu Kunnath
  5. Fr. Abraham Parambettu
  6. Fr. James Ponganayil
  7. Fr. Joseph Parackal
  8. Fr. Jinu Kavil
  9. Fr. Shaji Mukalel
  10. Fr. Johnson Neelanirappel
  11. Fr. Saji Kochuparambil
  12. Fr. Abraham Puthukulathil
  13. Fr. Michael Vettickat
  14. Fr. Renny Kattel

D.     Priests below 40 years of age

  1. Fr. Graceson Vengackal
  2. Fr. Saneesh Kayyalakkakath
  3. Fr. Joice Nandikunnel
  4. Fr. Bibin Chakkumkal
  5. Fr. Cyriac Ottappallil
  6. Fr. Toby Sauriammakkil
  7. Fr. Tinesh Kurian  Pinarkayil
  8. Fr. Jithin Vallarkattil
  9. Fr. Chacko Koottakallumkal
  10. Fr. Joseph Vellappallikuzhiyil
II Ex-Officio members (Clause 20)


The Protosyncellus
The Pro-Proto Syncellus
Syncellus for the Malankara Region
The Economus
The Chancellor
The Rector of the Minor Seminary
The Superior of the S.H. Mount Monastery
The Director of Chaithanya Pastoral Centre
The Director of Barmariam Pastoral Centre
The Director of St. Pius X Missionary Society
All the Protopresbyters





P.S. The following Priests are listed for substitution as per Clause 25.



  1. Fr. Simon Pazhukkayil
  2. Fr. Joseph Kochuthazham
  3. Fr. Jacob Chollambel


  1. Fr. Jose Tharapputhottiyil
  2. Fr. Joy Kalavelil
  3. Fr. Jose Kuruppantharayil



  1. Fr. Baiju Mukalel
  2. Fr. Saji Methanath
  3. Fr. John Chennakuzhy
  4. Fr. Thomas Pralel



  1. Fr. Dino Kummanikkattu
  2. Fr. Jinu Avanikunnel
  3. Fr. Dipu Erapurath
  4. Fr. Santhosh Mullamangalathu