Welcome to Mar Thoma Sleeha Syro Malabar Cathedral, Bellwood, Chicago
Pope Mar Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Joy Alappat as Auxiliary Bishop to our St. Thomas SyroMalabar Diocese of Chicago.
The cathedral is 42,000 square feet in area It can seat close to 1500 people
The new Cathedral was blessed and inaugurated on July 5, 2008
The new Grotto was blessed by Mar George Alencherry in October, 2011
The cathedral parish is divided into 13 wards according to geographical locations there are above 1200 registered families
Syro-Malabar Cathedral is the Diocesan Cathedral of St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago. With a vibrant community consisting of more than 1100 families, this parish exuberates faith, enthusiasm and love.
The Cathedral has an amazing history which speaks about the marvelous
deeds done by God through people of good will and through the Shepherds
who were courageous to build the Cathedral and a loving community.
The church do maintain a RoboCall automated phone system to inform the parishioners on special announcements and messages.
Prayer Meetings - August 2014
`You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witness` (Acts 1:8). Prayer meetings are an integral part of keeping the faith in the catholic church.