About Us

Welcome to the Mar Thomas Sleeha Syro Malabar Cathedral Church, Bellwood, IL

Mar Thoma Sleeha Cathedral is the Diocesan Cathedral of St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago. With a vibrant community consisting of more than 1200 families, this parish exuberates faith, enthusiasm and love. We have holy masses in English and Malayalam on Sundays with a full church. We also have Catechism, Malayalam languages classes for children on Sundays. 

Here are the current leaders serving the cathedral church

Vicar: Fr. Thomas Kadukappillil

Assistant Vicar: Fr. Melvin Mangalath Paul

Bishop: Mar Jacob Angadiath

Auxiliary Bishop: Mar Joy Alappatt

Trustees (in alpahbetical order):

  • Alwin Shikkore
  • George Ampalathumkal
  • Johny Vadakumcherry
  • Jose Kolenchery
  • Vivek Karot

Parish Council Secretary: Beena Ramasharma

Parish Council: Visit this page for deailed information

Ministry Directors:

  • Director of Relegious Education: Sr. Linda Moolechalil
  • Director of School of Languages: Rosamma Theniaplackal
  • Director of Cultural Academy:  Lincy Vadakumchery

Parish Secretary: Thomas Purathur


Phone: 1 708-544-7250
Phone: 1 708-544-6419
Fax :    1 708-544-5890

Email: contact@smchicago.org



Vicar Fr. Thomas Kadukappillil
‭+1 (908) 235-8449‬
Asst. Vicar Fr. Melvin Mangalath Paul
+1 (410) 206-2690


Alwin Shikkore
+1 (630) 274-5423
George Ampalathumkal
+1 (312) 912-1762
Johny Vadukumcherry
+1 (847) 293-5600
Jose Kolenchery
+1 (847) 529-8993
Justin Kadavil
+1 (630) 687-5464


5000 Saint Charles Rd, Bellwood, IL, USA, 60104

Phone: +1 (708) 665-5000
Phone: +1 (708) 544-7250
Fax :    +1 (708) 688-1040

Email: contact@smchicago.org

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