Who We Are

St. Mary's Malankara Catholic Church of South Florida is part of the Syro Malankara Major Archiepiscopal Church. This church is in full communion with the Bishop of Rome. The Mission is started by the faithful catholic Malankarites from Kerala, India. In Malayalam the church name translates to Syro-Malankara Catholica Sabha or Malankara Suriani Catholica Sabha. Another name that can be associated with the church is Malankara Syrian Catholic Church of India.

Our Church is built on the principles and teaching of the Universal Catholic Church, carrying forward the vision of the Malankara Catholic Church reunion movement started by the Servant of God, late-Archbishop Geevarghese Mar Ivanios. Our Church's roots has stretched to the four corners of the earth becuase of the prayers and leadership of our late Fathers and the light that continue to shine in His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselio Cleemis Catholicos, the Successor of the Apostolic See of St. Thomas the Apostle in India.

The Malankara Catholic Church continues to grow in North America because of the guidance of His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thomas, Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum and Apostolic Visitator to North America.

More about Syro-Malankara Catholic Church

The members of this small Church takes pride in keeping and practicing our Malankara Catholic faith, teaching the traditions of Kerala passed on by our beloved late ones and strive to keep the feeling of a small family in our community.

St. Mary's Malankara Catholic Church is presently located at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 2000 Marietta Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.

Our Vicar

Although St. Mary's Malankara Catholic Church, South Florida is considered small, the foundation is solid because of the inspirational and devotional leader Rev. Fr. Antony Vayalikarottu.

Antony achchan, a dedicated and sincere person, helped and encouraged us to come together and form this community.

He always advises us;

"It's not the quantity of members, but the moral quality of each member makes a good community".